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Windows 7: stopping unrequested grey box with word next and two arrows in it


23 Mar 2013   #1

windows 7 home premium 64, windows xp home
 
 
stopping unrequested grey box with word next and two arrows in it

Recently I have an annoying grey box with the word 'NEXT' and two arrows pointing left and right popping up on my Win 7 touchscreen all-in-one. Googling came up with the suggestion that it had something to do with the mouse. Haven't been able to stop it from appearing. Any ideas, please.

I hope that I have banished the equally annoying on-screen keyboard and handwriting popups by turning off the Tablet PC Input Panel. Fingers crossed.

Another annoyance are frequent 'bursts' on the screen possibly referring to something going on in the background, sometimes accompanied by a little beep.

Also, I have found the cursor to be bit temperamental, sometimes jumping away from where I am keying.

All of this is recent and a bit worrying. Has something unwanted or even nasty started this circus?

Any help with all this would be very gratefully received.

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23 Mar 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

First up stoney what are we dealing with mate if it is one of those pad devices then it would nice to know as I for one have seen them but never used one I am a PC and laptop old croney.

Having said that if it is running Windows 7 well maybe there can be something done.
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23 Mar 2013   #3

windows 7 home premium 64, windows xp home
 
 

It is a Sony 23-inch i7 all-in-one running Win 7 Home Premium.

Several 'bursts' have popped up as I am keying this!

PS - I am an old geezer too.
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23 Mar 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Now as we don't have nay specs I have to assume you have security on this machine? Has it not come up with anything on a scan and you could try these.


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

A scannow could also be worth try too

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

There's something about old geezers eh??
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23 Mar 2013   #5

windows 7 home premium 64, windows xp home
 
 

Several malware checkers have reported nil.
But there is something going on. Something wants to move the cursor away from where I am typing, switch to a previous screen when online, change 100% view to 250%, and pop up the Next box and create busts at various parts of the screen.

The straying cursor is widely reported as a Win 7 thing.
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23 Mar 2013   #6

windows 7 home premium 64, windows xp home
 
 

Now here's the thing. The previous post was not my decision. It just happened before I was finished without a keystroke from me. Even took out a para space. Worrying.
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24 Mar 2013   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Pretty weird like it has a mind of it's own so just remind me what is it again and some specs mate . Try this
http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download
From pirirform mate.
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24 Mar 2013   #8

windows 7 home premium 64, windows xp home
 
 

Do you want the whole Speccy txt file or just the basic specs?
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24 Mar 2013   #9

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stony41 View Post
Do you want the whole Speccy txt file or just the basic specs?
Just basic stuff model number for example as it is good for finding the specs anyway.
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24 Mar 2013   #10

windows 7 home premium 64, windows xp home
 
 

The specs for Sony AIO:

Summary
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 2720QM @ 2.20GHz 70 C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Sony Corporation VAIO (N/A) 71 C
Graphics
Sony LCD (1920x1080@60Hz)
1024MB GeForce GT 540M (Sony) 50 C
Hard Drives
932GB Western Digital WDC WD1001FAES-55W7A0 (SATA) 53 C
Optical Drives
Slimtype eNAU808 5 USB Device
MATSHITA BD-MLT UJ240AS
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Computer type: All in one
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