How to Fix Pixelated Cursor in Windows?

by Julie Splinters - -


Issue: How to Fix Pixelated Cursor in Windows?

Hello, the cursor gets pixelated at times or starts twitching. Moving it back and forth restores it to normal. Updating the driver did not work. Any ideas where is the problem and how to fix it?

Solved Answer

Fix it now! Fix it now!
The free scanner will identify main causes of your problem in its scan report. To eliminate them, you have to activate the licensed version of Reimage repair software by purchasing it. To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Reimage.

Pixelated, twitching or malfunctioning cursor is quite a common issue among Windows users. Nonetheless, the exact reasons are still unknown. Such performance failure also appears for users, who tend to use dual monitors.[1]

Alternatively, the pixelated, lagging or otherwise malfunctioning cursor evokes doubts about the possible presence of malware[2] on the operating system. In that case, you might also notice misbehaving anti-virus program: it turns off several shields automatically.

Pixelated cursor might refer to different causes

If there are no other signs of system failure and after changing the mouses, the issue remains, it would be wise to check whether all Windows updates are installed. Make sure the installation of Build 16273[3] is installed correctly.
Lastly, it is possible that the cause of pixelated cursor may lie in the mismatching RAM cards. Check them as well. Now let us review methods to solve malfunctioning cursor issue.

Option 1. Run System File Checker

Run SFC to fix pixelated cursor

Running the scan with this tool might help you determine the cause of the problem.

  1. Press Windows key+R, type cmd and hit Enter. Note that unless you are logged in as administrator or run Command Prompt as administrator, you will not be able to launch this command.
  2. Type sfc /scannow and press Enter again.
  3. Wait for the process to end.

Option 2. Check drivers

Update mouse drivers

In case some of you, who encountered this problem, did not check the update status of mouse drivers, you might do so now.

  1. Click on the Start button and type drivers. Launch Device Manager.
  2. Then find Mice and other pointing devices.
  3. Expand the option, right-click on the mouse model and choose Update driver. You might also choose Uninstall. After rebooting the PC, Windows 10 automatically downloads the missing drivers.

Option 4. Scan the computer for malware

In case, you notice other unusual system behavior and processes related to your anti-virus program; it would be useful to perform a scan with a different malware elimination tool. In case an elaborate virus resides on a system, it might prevent the program from launching. In that case, renaming the executable file of the program might do the trick.

Scanning the operating system in Safe Mode is also recommended. Likewise, you determine whether the pixelated cursor appears only in normal or both modes.

Option 4. Reset PC

Reset the system to fix existing bugs

This is the last option to try in case the above methods failed. Note that Windows 10 allows you to keep personal files, but this action will delete third-party programs available in the main C disc.

Repair your Errors automatically team is trying to do its best to help users find the best solutions for eliminating their errors. If you don't want to struggle with manual repair techniques, please use the automatic software. All recommended products have been tested and approved by our professionals. Tools that you can use to fix your error are listed bellow:

We might be affiliated with any product we recommend on the site. Full disclosure in our Agreement of Use. By Downloading any provided software you agree to our privacy policy and agreement of use.
do it now!
Download Fix
do it now!
Download Fix
Compatible with Microsoft Windows Compatible with OS X
Still having problems?
If you failed to fix your error using Reimage, reach our support team for help. Please, let us know all details that you think we should know about your problem.
Reimage - a patented specialized Windows repair program. It will diagnose your damaged PC. It will scan all System Files, DLLs and Registry Keys that have been damaged by security threats.Reimage - a patented specialized Mac OS X repair program. It will diagnose your damaged computer. It will scan all System Files and Registry Keys that have been damaged by security threats.
This patented repair process uses a database of 25 million components that can replace any damaged or missing file on user's computer.
To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

About the author

Julie Splinters - Computer optimization specialist

When it comes to computer optimization, Julie Splinters is the expert. Whether it is a slow smartphone, Windows, Mac or Linux operating system, she will find a solution within minutes.

Contact Julie Splinters
About the company Esolutions


What you can add more about the problem: "How to Fix Pixelated Cursor in Windows?"