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Windows 7: Unwelcome desktop invader, how do I remove it?

28 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Unwelcome desktop invader, how do I remove it?

Unknown to me the image of an existing icon with the size of the icon has settled in my desktop screen.
It is not acting as an icon cause I cant move it or remove it by deleting it.


How do I remove this fixed mole eyesore that sits on top of anything and everything I have on screen?


Thank you


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28 Jun 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

I'm not sure if I can help you but it would help us if you would post a screenshot of it.
Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
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Jerry
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28 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would suggest first thinking what you have did that might of created this icon. Like a new download or program. Right click on it and go to properties and get as much information as you can. If it has a program or name do a search for it. If found delete it from there. Is their any other problems using your computer? The reason I ask is sometime that little added on icon could be a infection.
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28 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

...or System Restore your computer. That always helps. :P
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28 Jun 2012   #5
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Do you watch TV too on this computer ? if so, make it sure that if all the buttons of the TV's remote control are properly used, and the TV is not set to mute or anything like this
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28 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
The screen invader is now gone, NOW the Volume control has dissapeared

IN windows XP there was a way to reset this device. IN Control panel from win 7 is no longer available. The Volume is not ON or OFF. the window to put the check mark has gone BLACK so i cannot toggle with the ON OFF

Any suggestions
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29 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Right click on the little speaker, lower right/playback devices and see if the information there helps you. You can also type in Sound in the search.
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29 Jun 2012   #8
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Asked earlier .

Asking again, do you use the monitor as a remote controlled TV ?

If so, just unmute the monitor using that remote control.
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30 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes i also have an IR remote control for TV viewing.

Anyways the issue was solved by re-installing the driver and restarting windows

Thank you all
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