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I'm suffering from the dreaded Radeon mouse cursor corruption. The problem is intermittent and can be "solved" by putting the computer to sleep or restarting it. I hope simply restarting the graphics drivers will remove the symptoms of the problem. This question would seem to indicate that restarting the graphics drivers is possible in Windows 7. My question is: how?

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Disable and re-enable the graphics adapter in the computer management screen? Not at my Win7 machine to check at the moment... – DMA57361 Aug 21 '10 at 12:33
That seems to revert back to the Microsoft stock driver, but I don't know enough about how display drivers work to know if upon re-enabling the device the driver has been restarted from scratch or if it retains some of its state. It didn't solve my problem unfortunately. – Lee Aug 21 '10 at 12:42
To be more specific, the problem goes away while using the Microsoft driver, but returns upon re-enabling the AMD drivers. – Lee Aug 22 '10 at 16:44

If anybody is still searching for simple answer, then in Windows 7 it's as follows:

  1. Open Device Manager
  2. Expand Display adapters
  3. Right click on a graphic card and choose Disable
  4. Wait till the screen goes back and repeat step 3 with Enable.

That's it.

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Mind that the screen might not go back on. – clorz Apr 7 '14 at 16:34

I had a similar problem on windows 8 and found that just changing the screen resolution and changing it back again resolved the corruption.

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You could also try:

  1. Go to Device Manager > Display Adapters
  2. Select "Scan for hardware changes"

If I leave my Win 7 machine on overnight at work, the resolution drops on one of the monitors. Altering the resolution doesn't work directly, but using the "Scan for hardware changes" seems to do the trick.

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