Mouse Cursor Disappears Windows 10 is common issue associated with mouse pointer usually occurs after upgrading Windows Operating System to latest version. Sometimes, Windows upgrade cause driver incompatibility issues like mouse driver is outdated or not compatible with current Windows OS version. In such cases, you can fix this issue by updating or reinstalling mouse in your computer or update or reinstall touchpad driver if cursor disappearing problem with touchpad.
To check the status of mouse driver in Windows 10, open ‘Device Manager’, expand ‘Mice and other pointing devices’ and click on your mouse driver either HID-Compliant mouse or Synaptics PS/2 Port, and check if it shows ‘Yellow Exclamation Mark’ on your mouse in device manager. If yes, then mouse driver update or touchpad driver update is necessary.
If mouse/touchpad (hardware) is in good condition and its driver is also up-to-date but still you are facing Cursor Disappears Windows 10 issue, then something went wrong with your computer like important programs or registry files, or something else.
Some common problem associated with Cursor Disappears Windows 10
- Sometimes, your mouse or touchpad cursor may disappear after unlock the screen. In this case, you can fix this issue by unplugging the mouse and re-plugging into computer
- Sometimes, mouse pointer not working or disappearing issue occurs after waking your PC from sleep. You can’t move your mouse cursor left and right anymore. To fix, you can try to restart your computer and check if it works.
- Mouse cursor Disappears on Chrome: Some users reported that this problem occurs only on Chrome browser and it is still visible on other browsers.
Don’t be panics, if your mouse cursor not responding/working or you are unable to navigate to any location on computer using mouse. In such case, you should make sure that your keyboard is working or not. If your keyboard is in good condition, then you can navigate and control your computer using keyboard.
However, you should try to fix Cursor Disappears Windows 10 problem because control your computer using mouse is much easier than using and controlling with keyboard. To fix this issue, you can read & follow our instructions below. Let’s go for the solution.
How to Fix Cursor Disappears Windows 10 problem?
Method 1: How to re-enable your mouse?
If you are using laptop and facing cursor disappearing issue, then you should make sure if mouse is enabled in your laptop. To do so, press ‘Fn + F3/F5/F9/F11’ keys (‘Fn’ key with Function keys supported for your laptop) together from keyboard to re-enable your mouse. This key combination can be varied according to laptop model.
Method 2: Enable your mouse in mouse settings
You can enable your mouse using ‘Mouse settings’ control in Windows device.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + R’ keys together from keyboard to open ‘Run Dialog Box’
Step 2: In the opened ‘Run Dialog Box’, type ‘main.cpl’ and hit ‘Enter’ key or ‘Ok’ button to open ‘Windows Mouse Properties’
Step 3: In the opened ‘Properties’ window, use ‘Tab’ key and arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate through the Mouse Properties window. Now, press Tab key until ‘Buttons’ tab is selected.
Step 4: Then press right arrow key to open ‘Device Settings’ window
Step 5: In the opened ‘Device Settings’ window, check if your pointing device is disabled. If yes, then press Tab key until the ‘Enable’ button is selected and then hit ‘Enter’ key.
Step 6: Once done, please check if the mouse cursor disappearing problem is resolved.
Method 3: How to reinstall Mouse Driver Update in Windows 10?
Outdated mouse driver software causes several pointing problem or other similar issues in your computer. So you can fix this issue by updating or reinstalling mouse driver. You can update your mouse driver using keyboard if mouse not working.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys together from keyboard and using arrow keys select ‘Device Manager’ option and hit ‘Enter’ key to open ‘Device Manager’
Step 2: Using ‘Tab’ key on keyboard, navigate to your computer name on the list of devices, and use arrow keys to select ‘Mice and other pointing devices’ and press ‘right arrow’ key to expand this category
Step 3: Using arrow key to select your mouse in the list of devices and hit ‘Enter’ key to open its ‘Properties’
Step 4: In the opened ‘Properties’ window, press Tab key until ‘General’ tab is selected and then press ‘arrow’ key to select ‘Driver’ tab
Step 5: Press Tab key to navigate to ‘Update Driver’ button and then hit ‘Enter’ key
Step 6: In the next window, select ‘Search automatically for updated driver software’ using Tab key and Enter key. This will reinstall or update your mouse driver.
Method 4: How to Rollback mouse driver in Windows 10?
If updating mouse driver or current mouse driver version doesn’t help then you can fix this issue by reinstalling mouse driver of previous version.
Step 1: Repeat the ‘Step 1 to step 4’ of above method to enter into Properties window of mouse driver
Step 2: Press Tab key to navigate to ‘Roll Back Driver’ button and hit ‘Enter’ key. This way, you can reinstall previous version mouse driver in your computer.
Step 3: Once done, please check if problem is resolved.
Method 5: Run ‘Hardware and Devices’ troubleshooter using Keyboard
You can fix this issue using Windows Troubleshooter ‘Hardware and Devices’.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows’ key on your keyboard and type ‘troubleshoot’, press tab key to select ‘Troubleshooter’ option from the results and hit ‘Enter’ key
Step 2: In the opened ‘Troubleshoot’ window, press Tab key to navigate to ‘Hardware and Devices’ section and hit ‘Enter’ key
Step 3: Now, navigate to ‘Run the troubleshooter’ button under this section and hit ‘Enter’ key to begin troubleshooting process
Step 4: Once done, please check if the trouble is resolved.
Method 6: Run SFC Scan using Keyboard
SFC (System File Checker) is utility program in Windows OS offers you can scan your computer for corruption in Windows OS file and restore them.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + X’ keys together from keyboard and using arrow key to select ‘Command Prompt as Admin’ option
Step 2: In the opened ‘Command Prompt’, type ‘sfc / scannow’ command and hit ‘Enter’ key
Step 3: Wait to complete the process. Once done, restart your computer (Press ‘Windows’ key and then press Tab key to navigate to ‘Power Options’ and using arrow key select ‘Restart’ and hit ‘Enter’ key), and then check if problem is resolved.
Method 7: Check for Windows Updates
Cursor Disappears Windows 10 problem occurs possibly due to outdated Windows OS so you can fix by updating your Windows OS.
Step 1: Press ‘Windows + I’ keys together from keyboard to open ‘Settings’ App in Windows 10
Step 2: In the opened ‘Settings’ app, using Tab key and arrow key to navigate to ‘Update & Security’ option and hit ‘Enter’ key to open.
Step 3: Now, navigate to ‘Windows Update’ using tab key and jump to right pane using tab key and then navigate to ‘Check for updates’, and hit ‘Enter’ key
Step 4: This way, you can download Windows update in your computer if available
Step 5: Once done, restart your computer to save the changes. To restart computer using keyboard, you can follow ‘step 3’ of above method.
Step 1: Unplug all peripherals connected to your computer and then re-plug after few minutes and then check if problem is resolved
Step 2: Scan your computer with some powerful antivirus software or Windows Defender for malware or viruses. This way, you can remove any types of infections from your computer and then check if trouble is resolved
Step 3: Perform System Restore Operation. This way, you can install your Windows OS to previous version or the restore point when your computer was in good condition. You have to select the restore point in ‘System Restore’ window to restore your computer. If a restore point doesn’t exist on your computer, System restore has nothing to revert to.
Step 4: Turn OFF Cortana. Some users reported that after turning off Cortana, the mouse pointer appeared again on the screen.
I am sure this tutorial helped you on How to Fix Mouse Cursor Disappears Windows 10 with several easy methods. Before implementing any methods mentioned above, at first you should make sure that if mouse is enabled or disabled. If disabled, press ‘Fn’ key with ‘F3’ or your supported key combination for your laptop to re-enable your mouse. If not work, you can try our instructions to fix. That’s all. If this article really helped you, then you can share this article with others to help them.