How to Fix Cursor Blinking Issue on Windows 10

Cursor blink used to be a common issue in the old versions of Windows. Majority of the users are familiar with the cursor blinking issue on their Windows system or laptop. Multiple reasons are usually responsible for this issue. Apart from Windows older versions, the issue has been confirmed on even Windows 10 which is the latest version of Windows software. Several Windows 10 users report of the cursor blinking issue on their PC or laptops. In this article, I have mentioned some methods by which you can resolve the cursor blinking issue on your Windows 10 computer.

By restarting the Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer is the file manager of Windows 10, and you can resolve this issue by using the Windows Explorer in no time. Windows Explorer is a built-in utility of Windows software that has the capability of fixing such issues in no time. Follow the steps below to fix this cursor blinking issue by using Windows Explorer:

  • At first, right-click on the Taskbar.
  • Now click on the Task Manager.
  • In Task Manager, choose Windows Explorer and right-click on it.
  • After that, select End Task and click on it.
  • Now, click on the File menu on Task Manager and then click on New Task.
  • A window will appear with a search bar after a click on New Task, type ‘explorer.exe’ in it and click on OK.

By updating mouse and keyboard drivers

Outdated mouse and keyboard drivers often cause the cursor blinking on your Windows 10 system. It is always advisable to update these mouse and keyboard drivers from time to time. If you suspect that the mouse and keyboard drivers have become outdated, then it’s best to update them without any delay. To update these drivers, follow the steps listed below:

  • Press Windows Key + X to open up the WinX menu.
  • After that, click on Device Manager.
  • Now, expand the Mice and other pointing devices.
  • Next, Right-click on each and every entry and choose Update driver option.
  • After successfully updating every entry manually under Mice and Other pointing devices, restart your PC, and you are good to go.

By disabling Biometric devices

There are compatibility issues of old Biometric devices on Windows 10 version. And there is a huge possibility that these old biometric devices are not compatible on your Windows 10 PC. If it’s the scenario, then follow the steps mentioned below to disable biometric devices on your Windows 10 PC:

  • Press Windows Key + X to open up the WinX menu.
  • After that, choose Device Manager and click on it.
  • Now, expand the biometric devices.
  • Next, choose Biometric devices option from the list and right-click on it.
  • Choose Disable option, and Biometric Devices will be disabled in no time.

Marshall Lyne is a Microsoft Office expert and her been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Sara has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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