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Windows 7: Wondering what this white box is... shows up in random spots...

11 Apr 2011   #1
knk17forever

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 
Wondering what this white box is... shows up in random spots...

Wondering what this white box is... shows up in random spots on my desktop.

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12 Apr 2011   #2
allend66

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM --> RTM clean install
 
 

That's a new one
some generic advice here...
download install update and run Malwarebytes' Antimalware (free).
If you can remember it starting happening recently, I'd system restore to prior whitebox
Run SFC /scannow in a 'run as administrator' command prompt.
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12 Apr 2011   #3
knk17forever

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by allend66 View Post
That's a new one
some generic advice here...
download install update and run Malwarebytes' Antimalware (free).
If you can remember it starting happening recently, I'd system restore to prior whitebox
Run SFC /scannow in a 'run as administrator' command prompt.
Thanks for suggestion... I use Malwarebytes and it is always up to date and I run it daily... says no infections.

What ever the white box was is gone now... very strange.

Thanks.
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12 Apr 2011   #4
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

This happens sometimes. It is a glitch when Windows opens or clears Windows, can also be due to a video driver. It is not serious. Usually disappears after starting a new program.

Regards....Mike Connor
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13 Apr 2011   #5
Xyphus

Windows 7 Pro 64bit, Ubuntu 10.10 64bit
 
 

Just guessing, but I'd say it is just visual artifacts left over in your video card's frame buffer. As Mike Connor stated above, opening another window or launching a program should do the trick. I've run into this quite a bit back when I used to do a lot of Desktop Publishing. In those cases I would just zoom in then zoom out and it would clear the window.
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17 Apr 2011   #6
knk17forever

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
This happens sometimes. It is a glitch when Windows opens or clears Windows, can also be due to a video driver. It is not serious. Usually disappears after starting a new program.

Regards....Mike Connor
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Xyphus View Post
Just guessing, but I'd say it is just visual artifacts left over in your video card's frame buffer. As Mike Connor stated above, opening another window or launching a program should do the trick. I've run into this quite a bit back when I used to do a lot of Desktop Publishing. In those cases I would just zoom in then zoom out and it would clear the window.
Thanks for the info... it seems to have only happened once or twice since I posted this... not happening lately anyway.

Thanks again for the heads up
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17 Apr 2011   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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