Huge Windows 7 Cursor!

It might sound like a bad April Fool’s joke, but it’s not. Some people have problems with a huge Windows 7 cursor appearing on their desktop. As long as you are not above 50, this might be a bit annoying, although it’s quite funny. Luckily, there’s a quick solution for this problem.

Windows 7 Cursor

Owners of a Radeon 5800 graphic card, who also run Windows 7, might run into this funny cursor bug.

Huge Windows 7 Cursor
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ATI released a hotfix for all of the victims of the huge-Windows-7-cursor-bug:

Huge Cursor Workaround

There are some funny workarounds. One workaround is to run the Windows 7 Magnifier in the background, another is to enable Mouse Pointer trails.

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Thank you ATI!

Hopefully, no one is going to have some bad nightmares fighting the huge Windows 7 cursor ;)
Thank you for saving our digital lives ATI god! Hail ATI!

*cough* I know why I’ve been using NVIDIA cards for nearly a decade.

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4 Responses to Huge Windows 7 Cursor!

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Amanda said:

    I am getting the huge cursor as well with Windows 7 Professional 64bit and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 1 GB. The first time it happened, it locked up my computer….new computer only 2 days old.

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    tristan said:

    the EXACT same thing happened to my PC.
    its on a Studio 1558. i7 1.8ghz, 500GB, 4gb ram, mobility HD 5470 1 GB.
    Win7 home premium 64 bit.

    the interesting thing is, when i accesed the site, my cursor was HUGE.
    but at some point halfway through reading this site, it turned SMALL!!!
    i know that it didnt fix the problem, but its an interesting point.

    my ATI catalyst is pretty much up to date. the laptop is about 2 weeks old. i JUST ran a clean re-install with fresh CD. the OS is functioning perfectly. activated, validated. all drivers are functioning properly…
    we’ll wait for a fix from ATI.

    FYI, the link provided for Win7 fix was noted to be “unauthorized download” and i cannon download it.

    interesting, and also, annoying problem.
    thanks for post.

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Raph said:

    @Tristan. Wow my config. is eerily similar to yours and, as you, I am afflicted by the same problem. Are you also getting total graphic shutdowns? some times my screen just flickers and the whole OS crashes, going back and forth between a black screen and showing the OS in huge resolution. Pretty scary stuff.

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Zac said:

    I am running an ATI Radeon 5730 graphics card. I have a Lenovo Y560 that is also 2 weeks old, with an i7 processor, 8 gigs of ram, 7200 rpm 500 GB HDD.

    At random intervals, the screen flickers to black, and once windows 7 64 bit crashed entirely. I uninstalled all my 3rd party software, and even reinstalled the BIOS from Lenovo in a vain and random attempt to fix it. [it didn't fix it].

    And of course I have the huge cursor. It only happens in about half of my sessions, and sometimes goes away.

    The link on this page for a windows 7 fix from ATI doesn’t work, and I also tried to locate something similar from the ATI main page and couldn’t.

    ATI people: please announce a fix!!!!

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