Troubleshooting Up_m.cur: How To Guide (Free Download)

Last Updated: 10/15/2018
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Windows Cursor files, such as up_m.cur, are considered a type of System (Windows Cursor) file. They are associated with the CUR file extension, developed by Microsoft for Windows 10.

The first version of up_m.cur for Windows Vista was introduced on 11/08/2006 in Windows Vista. The latest version update [v10] for Windows was 10 released on 07/29/2015. Up_m.cur is found in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8.

Continue reading below to discover detailed file information, CUR file troubleshooting, and free downloads of several versions of up_m.cur.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: up_m.cur
File Extension: CUR file extension
File Type: System
Description: Windows Cursor
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Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Windows 10
Developer: Microsoft
Software: Windows
Software Version: 10
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 8774
Oldest File Date: 09/18/2006
Latest File Date: 03/18/2017

What are up_m.cur Error Messages?

General up_m.cur Runtime Errors

Up_m.cur file errors often occur during the startup phase of Windows, but can also occur while the program is running. These types CUR errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while Windows is running. Here are some of the most common up_m.cur runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Windows\Cursors\up_m.cur

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Most CUR errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your up_m.cur file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Windows), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, up_m.cur file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Windows, system crash while loading or saving up_m.cur, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix up_m.cur Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your up_m.cur issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the up_m.cur error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: Run SFC (System File Checker) to restore the corrupt or missing up_m.cur file.

System File Checker is a utility included with every Windows version that allows you scan and restore corrupted system files. Use the SFC tool to fix missing or corrupt up_m.cur files (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "cmd" but DO NOT PRESS "ENTER".
  3. Press and hold "CTRL-Shift" on your keyboard while pressing "ENTER".
  4. You'll be prompted with a permission dialog box.
  5. In the box, click "YES".
  6. You should have a black screen with a blinking cursor.
  7. In that black screen, type "sfc /scannow" and hit "ENTER".
  8. SFC will begin scanning for up_m.cur issues and any other system file problems.
  9. Follow any on-screen commands to complete the process.

Please be aware that this scan might take a while, so please be patient while it is working.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

sfc /scannow

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many up_m.cur error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the up_m.cur error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your up_m.cur File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate up_m.cur file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free up_m.cur files for every applicable version of Windows. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download up_m.cur Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy the file into the appropriate directory for your Windows version:

  4. Windows 10: C:\Windows\Cursors\
    Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
    Windows 8: C:\Windows\Cursors\
    Windows 7: C:\Windows\Cursors\
    Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Cursors\
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    Windows XP: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  5. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve up_m.cur problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download up_m.cur Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying up_m.cur to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Windows CUR files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing up_m.cur and all other CUR files for Windows. An incorrectly installed CUR file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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