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Windows 7: Black Hole Appearance

2 Weeks Ago   #1
MourningStar

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

Lately on my screen, a small rectangular 'black hole' has been randomly appearing in different locations. No matter what the display is (browser, photoshop, mediaplayer, etc.) it won't go away. The first thing I thought was the monitor, so I cycled the power, nothing - reset the settings - nothing. This was followed by a system restore - nothing. As simple curiosity gave way to serious monomania I placed the cursor over it and .... GONE! However, it does return now & then and I apply this same 'fix'. I think my machine is showing the first sign of old age (born 2009). I really don't want it to be a side-effect of an MS update. Questions/comments/suggestions?

(I'm thinking of trying sfc, but have little hope as this utility has never run clean and all here who analyzed the log I submitted could never discover the problem.

-thx


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
No matter what the display is
Ah!!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
it won't go away.
If it wont go away, how about a Print Screen of the rectangle. If the rectangle is visible on the Print Screen image, then it is in the operating system. However, if the rectangle is not there, then maybe monitor?
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1 Week Ago   #3
MourningStar

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

thx - will try that and report back (when & where this wormhole reappears) ...
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1 Week Ago   #4
MourningStar

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

print screen captured it. what next?
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1 Week Ago   #5
Melchior

Windows 7 ULTIMATE (SP1)(x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MourningStar View Post
print screen captured it. what next?
if u capture it with [print screen] you could paste it into ms paint... and save it as a jpg or png image so we can see it... unless contains sensitive info then u would not want to share it...



but does the print screen image show your black square image?
I have not been having any issues like that and I keep up with Windows updates... so its probably your monitor.. BUT then again if it goes away when u mouse over it.... idk... a Windows issue?
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