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Cursor Blinking...

Discussion in 'Older Windows Versions' started by AliveAndKickin, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. AliveAndKickin

    AliveAndKickin Techie7 New Member

    Why is my cursor blinking? I have WinMe....but I have heard that it is unstable. I have an old Win 98 disk w/ boot floppy and I have considered formatting my hard drive and installing 98. The downloads are the same.
  2. rokytnji

    rokytnji Dedicated Member

    Depending on your computer specs. Now may be a good time to learn Linux as Windows 98 and ME are unsupported as far as I know. Could be mistaken though. Dan Penny is the resident Windows ME and Windows 98 expert here. He might weigh in on this thread.
    Not sure what you mean by that statement.
  3. AliveAndKickin

    AliveAndKickin Techie7 New Member

    Now my other computer's cursor is blinking. It has XP. I DID download the Firefox browsers for both tthe other day...wonder if that is the problem? I don't want linux.
  4. Jim23

    Jim23 Dedicated Member

    Hi AliveAndKickin

    When you say " It has XP."

    Have you now updated from ME to XP?

    Could you go to run and type devmgmt.msc

    In that window go to Mice and other pointing devices
    and click on the plus along side it.
    What is the name of your mouse in that menu?
    If your mouse is called Microsoft Mouse (intellipoint)
    Could you right click on it and select Update Driver
    If the driver updates do a restart.
    Now is your mouse working OK.
    If your Mice and other pointing devices
    As another name could you post back with that name

  5. roccaforte

    roccaforte Techie7 New Member

    Usually a blinking mouse indicates a need for a new battery. Change it and see what happens.
  6. AliveAndKickin

    AliveAndKickin Techie7 New Member

    It's a desktop....Thank you!:tt2: