How to Fix a Stuck Cursor

On occasion, your cursor may stick even after you repeatedly click or try to drag the mouse. The behavior is commonly due to a temporary glitch, an outdated driver or a virus. When you first notice the mouse sticking, review a logical strategy to get a timely resolution.

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Unplug the mouse, then replug it.

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Click the "Start" button to begin the process of checking for updated drivers if the mouse cursor still sticks.

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Click the "Control Panel."

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Click "System and Maintenance."

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Click "Device Manager."

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Double-click the mouse device's name.

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Click the "Driver" tab.

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Click "Update Driver" and follow the prompts to update the mouse device's driver.

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Click the "Start" button to begin the process of running a System Restore if the mouse cursor still sticks.

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Type "system restore" in the Search box.

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Click "System Restore" and follow the prompts to restore your computer to an earlier date and time.

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Verify that your security software is on and up-to-date.