PHOTOSHOP: Cannot erase all the pixels inside the cursor circle.

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I cannot get the Eraser tool to erase everything inside the circle. Flow & Opacity is at 100%. This just started happening and never used to. Here is an example: I use a brush and the circle shape. Almost everything erases, but not the parts right next to the edge of the circle. It's like the spacing is off.
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Just a quick note: the screen shot I took does not show the eraser circle. The circle is slightly bigger than what was actually erased. I attached another picture showing what I'm talking about.
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Which specific version of Photoshop are you using?

And from that screenshot, it looks like you have cursor scaling enabled in the OS - which will result in inaccurate cursor sizes.
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I'm using Photoshop CC. I found the cursor settings under PREFERENCES, but am still not sure how to fix the problem. I tried a few different settings and still have the problem. Any suggestions on the settings I should be using to erase everything inside the circle when using the eraser tool?
Thanks very much for taking the time to help me!
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Which specific version of Photoshop are you using?

Cursor scaling is an OS setting, not a Photoshop setting.
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YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!! THIS FIXED MY PROBLEM PERFECTLY. I WENT INTO MY OS SETTINGS UNDER ACCESSIBILITY AND MOVED THE CURSOR TO NORMAL AND IT FIXED THE ISSUE. THANKS SO MUCH AND HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.