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Windows 7: really strange pop-up, annoying as hell

01 Feb 2010   #1
miq

win 7
 
 
really strange pop-up, annoying as hell

I'm getting really anoying square pop-ups over windows since yesterday (they appear for a second). There is no pattern when they appear. Sometimes are blank (dark green), sometimes it's inside them.
I didn't install any program that I don't know, windows security essentials reports no virus, so I really don't know what's this.
any help would be most appreciated!!




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01 Feb 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello miq,

That looks like a monitor issue to me, but I could always be wrong.

First I would do the easy thing and update your card and monitor drivers.

If that does not work, I would see if the same thing happens if you use the monitor with another machine.
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01 Feb 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If not a monitor issue and since this is a rather unique problem, I would try a system restore, going back a few days before the problem. Your personal documents will not be affected.
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01 Feb 2010   #4
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If not a monitor issue and since this is a rather unique problem, I would try a system restore, going back a few days before the problem. Your personal documents will not be affected.
last time I saw this was from a program that had failed to install properly and it had left a requester popup window that lacked the ability to show the image supposed to come up in the box ?

as rich says a system restore might be your best option here ?
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01 Feb 2010   #5
miq

win 7
 
 

I'll try with monitor drivers first and then with system restore.
Thanks, I'll report.
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02 Feb 2010   #6
miq

win 7
 
 

it is monitor, cause I changed transparency of monitor's menus and it's the same with damn square.
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02 Feb 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Did you go back to a time before this all began with system restore?
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02 Feb 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If it is indeed a monitor issue, there is not much you can do about it. That happened to another person I know, and we ended up replacing the monitor.

You can try updating your monitor drivers, but I don't think it will make a difference.

Of course, the litmus test is if it misbehaves in another machine.
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