FIX: Mouse Pointer Disappears in Windows 10


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After upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 users are facing various problems, and it seems that the mouse pointer disappears on Windows 10 for some users. But don’t worry about solving this problem is very easy, and you should not stress about it, because in this article,  you’ll find a solution for your mouse cursor issues.

My mouse pointer disappeared, how to get it back?

  1. Open Task Manager
  2. Edit the Registry
  3. Use the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter

Solution 1: Open Task Manager

task manager mouse pointer disappears Windows 10

This is the simplest solution to the problem, but it is also probably the most effective. If you restarted your computer and mouse cursor is still gone, the only thing you should do is to press CTRL, ALT, and DEL on your keyboard to open Task Manager. As soon as you open Task Manager, your mouse pointer should appear again.

Solution 2: Edit the Registry

If the Task Manager solution didn’t work for you, you can try to edit one particular registry entry. Here is how you do it:

  1. Click on the Windows button + R at the same time to open the Run box.
  2. When Run box appears, type in regedit and click OK
  3. This command will open Windows Registry Editor, and then navigate to this path by clicking on the folders in the left-hand panel: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
  4. Once you have opened the system folder you should look down the list that appears in the main box to the right of the panel until you find an entry called EnableCursorSupression double click this entryenable cursor suppresion regedit
  5. This will bring up a box that has a value data of 1, Change this to 0 and click OK
  6. Close the Registry Editor window and restart your PC

Solution 3: Use the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter

You can use Windows 10’s built-in Hardware and Devices troubleshooter to fix any hardware-related problems, including mouse issues. All you need to do is navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot and run the troubleshooter.

Hardware and Devices troubleshooter mouse pointer disappears Windows 10

If your mouse pointer still disappears on Windows 10, tell us in the comments section. We would love to try to find another fix and help you find the right solution for your mouse cursor problems.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2014 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.