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Windows 7: Strange Icon On Desktop

05 Dec 2015   #1
Matt L

Win7 64-bit
 
 
Strange Icon On Desktop

I just noticed an icon in the upper right hand corner of my desktop. It's a small black square with what appears to be a sync symbol (a circle comprised of two arrows). I can't left click, right click, or move it around. It's always "in front" meaning that no matter what I do on my computer it's present. I tried using Snip Tool to grab a pic of it, but it doesn't show up, like it's in its own layer or something.

It appears to do nothing, which worries me. Any suggestions?


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05 Dec 2015   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Matt and wecome to the Forum
Couple of things to try. Have you got a disc in the dvd tray? If so eject it and see if the icon goes away. If not boot into safe mode and see if it is there!
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05 Dec 2015   #3
Matt L

Win7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the response, Mitchell.

I just figured out that it's NVidia's Shadowplay. My son activated it last night.
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