Why mouse cursor disappeared?

The disappearance of the mouse cursor on Windows 10/11 can be caused by several factors, including a software glitch, a disconnected or damaged cable, dead batteries in a wireless mouse, outdated or corrupted mouse drivers, or damaged system files. Here are some detailed instructions on how to update mouse drivers and repair system files:

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There are special repair utilities for Windows, that can solve problems related to registry corruption, file system malfunction, Windows drivers instability. We recommend you to use Advanced System Repair Pro to fix “mouse cursor disappeared” problem in Windows 11 or Windows 10.

Manual solutions to fix the problem with mouse cursor disappeared

Reboot your PC

Most of the time, a simple reboot can fix the problem of a missing cursor. However, this will only work if there is a software glitch causing the issue.

Check connectivity and batteries

Check the cable, Bluetooth adapter or batteries: For a wired mouse, check the cable and ensure that it doesn’t have any signs of damage. If you have Bluetooth mouse you can unplug and plug in the small USB adapter that goes with the mouse. If you’re using a wireless mouse, try using new batteries and see if this resolves the issue.

Use keyboard shortcuts

You can try using keyboard shortcuts to bring back the mouse cursor. For example, pressing the F1 to F12 keys or Fn + F3, Fn + F5, Fn + F9, Fn + F11 can help.

Update mouse drivers

Your mouse pointer may disappear if you are using the wrong mouse driver, or it’s out of date. So you should update your mouse driver to the latest version. Here is how to do it:

  1. Press the Windows key + X and select Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Mice and other pointing devices category.
  3. Right-click on your mouse device and select Update driver.
  4. Select Search automatically for updated driver software.
  5. Windows will start checking for the updated software and installing it on your Windows 11/10 PC.
  6. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Updating drivers manually can be time- and energy-consuming. If you want to update drivers faster, not only for printers, we recommend using a special utility called Driver Booster from IObit. It has broad databases of drivers for all the devices to maintain your PC. You can download it using the button below.

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Repair system files

Corrupt, damaged, or missing system files can cause various computer issues including mouse malfunction. To see if this is the issue, you can try repairing system files. Follow these instructions to use standard Windows features and repair system files:

  1. Press the Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
  2. Type the command sfc /scannow and press Enter.
  3. Wait for the process to complete. This will scan your system for any corrupt files and attempt to fix them.
  4. If the SFC scans and verifies that the protected file has been corrupted or changed, it will repair and replace it with the correct copy. If the SFC is unable to fix the corrupted files, you can try running the DISM command.

  5. Type the command DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press Enter.
  6. Wait for the program to fix damaged system files.v
  7. Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.


In conclusion, the disappearance of the mouse cursor from the screen is a huge inconvenience for users. However, there are several ways to fix the issue, and you can try them one by one until the problem is resolved.

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