Troubleshoot pen_m.cur Errors and Download File

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing pen_m.cur files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent pen_m.cur file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

pen_m.cur file Windows Cursor. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of pen_m.cur related errors on your device. You can also download pen_m.cur file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename pen_m.cur
File extension CUR
Type System
Description Windows Cursor
Software
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
Details
File size 8774
Oldest file 2006-09-18
Latest file 2017-03-18
pen_m.cur

There are various types of errors related to pen_m.cur file. pen_m.cur file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to pen_m.cur file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • pen_m.cur is corrupted
  • pen_m.cur cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - pen_m.cur
  • pen_m.cur file error
  • pen_m.cur file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register pen_m.cur file:
  • pen_m.cur file could not be loaded
  • pen_m.cur file doesn't exist

pen_m.cur

Error

Application could not be started because pen_m.cur file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.

OK

Problems related to pen_m.cur can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing pen_m.cur file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

pen_m.cur file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with pen_m.cur file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to pen_m.cur file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of pen_m.cur or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to pen_m.cur file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the pen_m.cur file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the pen_m.cur file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the pen_m.cur file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace pen_m.cur file

The last solution is to manually download and replace pen_m.cur file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded pen_m.cur file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of pen_m.cur file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\Cursors\
  • Windows 8: ---
  • Windows 7: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your pen_m.cur file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename pen_m.cur
System Windows 10
File size 8774 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 e5b5b7d23e089d58455e5d982c0b69c9
SHA1 9bc0bb6f1f42dfce9dc862335d081dd8461704b2
SHA256 c951959289a11428904fa7ca17335fbf73cfb360b53fc843aaf72039e0ebb490
CRC32 dc6b405a
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename pen_m.cur
System Windows 8.1
File size 1158 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d263fb24c999f6e71c1056e387a351ba
SHA1 356bfc9d59ff9b74e67bc5655d1f64c12b6f90a2
SHA256 4443fd1cac61a7c44e86bc0e0c1b8a4128ccd07016933cbddf2460f8bca49a4a
CRC32 423ba4c1
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename pen_m.cur
System Windows Vista
File size 766 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 4be76f27ad74d116134f8bffabf65fdf
SHA1 a8d83b0a364c987c81f646fecdf1877fcd22370a
SHA256 6f1e406ef28fba5a4d6a158341bac66c45176c8410240ff20e5e373ef1e869cc
CRC32 ffa1b99f
Example file location C:\Windows\Cursors\
Filename pen_m.cur
System Windows 8
File size 1158 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d263fb24c999f6e71c1056e387a351ba
SHA1 356bfc9d59ff9b74e67bc5655d1f64c12b6f90a2
SHA256 4443fd1cac61a7c44e86bc0e0c1b8a4128ccd07016933cbddf2460f8bca49a4a
CRC32 423ba4c1
Example file location ---
Filename pen_m.cur
System Windows 7
File size 1158 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 d263fb24c999f6e71c1056e387a351ba
SHA1 356bfc9d59ff9b74e67bc5655d1f64c12b6f90a2
SHA256 4443fd1cac61a7c44e86bc0e0c1b8a4128ccd07016933cbddf2460f8bca49a4a
CRC32 423ba4c1
Example file location ---
Filename pen_m.cur
System Windows XP
File size 766 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 4be76f27ad74d116134f8bffabf65fdf
SHA1 a8d83b0a364c987c81f646fecdf1877fcd22370a
SHA256 6f1e406ef28fba5a4d6a158341bac66c45176c8410240ff20e5e373ef1e869cc
CRC32 ffa1b99f
Example file location ---