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Old 01-09-2004, 01:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Originally posted by tcf0897 on 01-08-2004 08:57 PM

Hi all. Great forum! I am having issues with my presario notebook. It's my only pc and does see heavy use (12-20 hours day) with lots of windows media player use. OS is XP. A few days ago I noticed a blurb of lines (in a small box shape) behind the mouse pointer. Also, when I play video media in WMP it has the same small lines across the screen. Any ideas? My microsoft software is up to date and I tried downloading all the updated drivers available on compaq's site as well. Also reinsatlled WMP 9.o to no avail. It's approx 2 years old. Any input at all would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 01-09-2004, 01:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks more like a hardware cursor issue ..
U can try reducing the Hardware Acceleration .. in the Display Properties>Settings>Advanced>Troubleshooting Tab.

Just a notch below the Full ..should be sufficient for cursor troubles.

Also u could run dxdiag .. n' run the direct3d n' directdraw tests..
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