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Sims 2 suddenly gives white box with white X in red box

Q: Sims 2 suddenly gives white box with white X in red box

I have a new laptop with a gig of Ram and very few programs on it. It runs Vista. I've been building a huge mansion in Sims 2 (basic prog only) and it's run just fine. I have about 17,000 items of CC and it still ran fine.

Yesterday I discovered I could change some settings and make the picture more detailed so I did so. Things looked so much better but as I began having a display driver error message I figured I would see if mine needed updating. I had trouble finding the right one but finally did on the Gateway site. It said my driver is up to date.

Today I was testing out some new CC files and the game began crashing so I worked and found the bad files. The game was working ok.

I began slowly putting some of the files I had removed back in to be tested. I was trying to make it easier by renaming the downloads dir to downloads2 and making a new downloads dir.

At some point, and I can't recall exactly when, I began not even being able to load the game at all. I'd start it and before it even reaches the first screen I began getting this white box with a red box with a white X in it. Nothing else will happen.

1. First I removed the files I'd put into the new downloads dir. No change.
2. Then I deleted the dl dir and renamed the downloads2 dir back to downloads in case there was a conflict, though I couldn't imagine why there would be except they were in the same main directory. No change

This means that the problem has nothing at all to do with the downloads, as the game crashes whether there is any CC in the downloads dir or not.

Now I can only assume there's something wrong with the increased detail settings and the display driver. If this is the problem, then Im really in a quandary as I can't get into the program to change the settings back.

HELP!!

Thanks,
Jeanne

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Preferred Solution: Sims 2 suddenly gives white box with white X in red box

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Sims 2 suddenly gives white box with white X in red box

I am haveing the same problem i instaled the game after a bad round with BV then put mack all my cc it was running fine but the net day when i tryed to start the game all i get is that white square with the red X and sims 2 whats up?

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I've had the sims 2 game and two expansions, sims 2 pets and nightlife, for about half a year. Everything worked fine until recently I started playing and my sims' skin is all white and covered in codes. Some of the clothes and pets have this problem too. This does not change when I make a new family, change their clothes/appearance, or play a family that came with the game such as the Goths. They've all turned white and coded too. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the game and the problem was still there. There are no damages to the discs. I've even tried only installing the Sims 2, in the case that it may be the extensions causing the problem, but with no luck. Any suggestions to my dilemma? Thank you.
 

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please help ive installed expansions and it takes forever to get past the opening movie then forever to load and faces neighborhoods and some clothes r coded and white how do i fix this please help someone
 

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hi

i have a weired problem on one of our staff laptop. its core i3 system having windows 7 64 bit.
initialy it had visio 2010 and office 2013 installed .. the problem was that when outlook was opened it would open but no text / menus were visible. it was all a like a white window having only title bar.

when i wold open word/excel they would show same behaviour but it would also open some sort of dialog box which was all white.. no button to click on it.. only close button was visible .and clicking on it would exit word/excel/access.

i also tried outlooke.exe /safe .. /resetnavpane.. but no luck

so i removed visio 2010 32 bit and rebooted system . still same issue.

repaired office 2013 32 bit still same issue...

uninstall office 2013 and reboot and and install office 2013 32 bit still same issue.

uninstall 32 bit and installed 64 bit same issue.

sfc /scannow found no violations..

tried it with local administator account same behaviour.. also tried with another local admin priviledges account same issue.. tried with domain accounts same issue..

i removed display drivers and tried wiht standard drivers same issue..

updated to latest drivers still same issue..

i however created a .docx file and opened it with word .. it did opened but some menus were not visible they were just white places instead of the icons for vaiours actions (like bold/font etc).. but i by guess work wnet to options and tried disabling hardware acceleration but still same issue...

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A screenshot of the problem is attached. This is the first screen that opens when launching any office applications and as seem there is no click able button there just the cross button clicking it closes application.

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Hello everybody. I own a Zbook, and today a small white dot appeard on my screen. Is brighten then his surroundings and it can be perfectly be seen on the white background. Is quite annoying. Anyone knows a cure for this? my notebook is under warranty, but i still i will prefer if i can fix it somehow whitout changing the display. Thank you

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I took off battery and pressed power for 10 sec plugged back in and still white. Still no noise.
Any ideas?
 

A:HP G7 17" screen starts up white and stays white

Try attaching an external monitor and notice what it displays...
 

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Computer covers whole screen with either white, or white with black, and blue stripes. Multiple times a day.?
This computer was bought in 2005, (HP Media Center PC). Within the second week this freezing(it freezes, and the screen has a white or white with black and blue stipes) occured( yes second week, my brother was uninformed and thought it was normal and didnt return it. It happened often enough as to save anything you were working on every ten to twenty minutes on a bad day. It settled and slowly became less of a problem, then stoped. One day he got a virus and had to restore the computer, the freezing started up again. same as last time, it settled then stoped, a month later, i recieved this computer as a hand me down, as my brother went to college and got a MAC. That was in mid summer of 2008, a week and a half ago, i got a huge virus, i restored my computer, and the freezing started up again, after not doing it once for over a year. It has gotten as bad as freezing every 30 minutes some nights. And earlier today it froze, i turned off and on my computer, went down stairs, and when i came back it was frozen again. I had not even used and program. Please help if you have any idea whats wrong!
Things to keep in mind...
-It only happened after the computer was restored, or bought(ish)
-Its not a normal freeze where you see the programs on the screen still, the screen goes completely white, or white with black and blue stripes.
-4 years old

Thanks!

A:Screen Freezes and turns white or white with stripes

Then maybe it isn't freezing at all. Maybe there's a problem with your monitor, vga cable, or video card.

Try a different monitor/cable and see if that changes anything. If it doesn't, then try reseating the video card--if any--and if that doesn't work I suggest getting a cheap one from someone's old pc at least to test with.

Installing a new video card can be complicated, but google search for a guide or follow the setup instructions for the video card to the letter and you'll have no problems.

Let us know what's going on, we love to help here... it's like an addiction, but we can stop anytime... really we can.

Welcome to TSF. I know I come off a bit strange, but most of the people here are friendly... and nowhere near as messed up.

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I have the same problem. When turning on the laptop screen goes to white, I can hear windows starting but cannot see anything. I connected it to an external monitor, which will only display once windows has loaded. I then took the whole laptop apart and discovered the LCD cable was frayed due to a faulty laptop hinge. I replaced the cable and it was the same, just white. The problem I think is with the motherboard and the intergrated video card. Upon taking the whole thing apart I noticed that where the video card plugs in is right where the heat sink is and the cooling fan which gets exceptional hot. I figure it has fried the board to the extend the monitor will not work where it is plugged in, but the external monitor will work but only when windows boots. So sad to say because of the the heat this laptop puts off and if you have it sitting on your lap or bed or anywhere else that it cannot cool properly it has over heated and you will have to get a new motherboard.

Moderator note: Moved from this thread - http://www.techspot.com/community/t...up-white-and-stays-white.199331/#post-1375196
 

A:Laptop screen starts up white and stays white

"I connected it to an external monitor, which will only display once windows has loaded"... This is normal behavior because the video signal to the external monitor is not sent until Windows loads. If you can see normal video, the motherboard video chip is good
 

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Hello, any and all help much appreciated. I have had my IdeaPad 100s for two months and yesterday, after taking a break from using it, I went back and the screen was suddently white and looks distorted. No matter what I do (reset, reboot, try and start in Safe Mode, etc.) the screen remains the same.  When I use the reset button, the screen flickers and looks distorted then goes back to white with this black line. I havne't damaged or dropped the laptop at all, it's very new. Please see attached photo of screen. I'm very disappointed

























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A:Please help - Screen suddenly distorted/white/ fla...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately from looking at your photo, it looks like the LCD screen is cracked and will have to be replaced.    Luckily they are not too expensive (about $39.00 USD), can be fairly easily sourced, and are not too hard to replace.   The site below sells the screens, and has videos showing how to replace the screens for most models. https://www.laptopscreen.com/English/series/IBM-Lenovo/IDEAPAD/ Take Care,    

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I have Windows Vista SP1, Home premium, 32 bit on my laptop and lately it has been doing a very strange thing. All of a sudden my screen goes completely white, and the only way to get rid of it is to hit the "show desktop" button on my keyboard, then right click the button that has appeared on my taskbar that says "blank page-Internet Explorer", and click "close" from the menu. Why is it doing this? Can anybody help me?


I was talking with people on bleepingcomputer.com about this but we never found an answer. I have ran several recommended scans, and one scan found a trojan and deleted it, however, the blank page is still happening, and with even more frequency than before.

Oh, I also tried updating my video driver (at their instruction) and I'm not positive that I did this correctly, as nothing on the list was actually called a "video" driver, and I'm not completely literate with computers..lol, so I updated something like..NVDIA...or something like that.
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I have sony vaio new laptop windows home premium. Suddenly, my computer screen turns white at times. Today I went to firefox and everything turned white. I restarted the computer to get my normal screen back. I don't know why this happens. if you get it solved, please post an answer.

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Ever since I got this notebook, all I've had are problems, and HP has never been able to resolve a single problem. It's like the warranty is completely meaningless. They didn't even replace defective parts, let alone replace the entire notebook.I've had problems with the hard disk, and was told we can't solve this problem as this is a problem with every envy notebook.I've had a problem where dust is building up inside the screen (between the screen and the external glass cover), and I was told I need to send the notebook to the service centre (even though I have an "on-site, at home service warranty? for 3 effing years). This one time, one HP tech even told me "ENVY NOTEBOOKS DON'T SUPPORT VLC PLAYER, YOU MUST PLAY MULTIMEDIA USING WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER ALONE". NOW, I have a white line appearing on the top corner of the screen, and HP said I need to take a picture of the problem in the BIOS. The BIOS itself has a white background. How can I click a picture of a white line on a white background? If I write with white ink on a white paper, can anyone read it? I explained this precisely, and was told "Since the issue is not present in BIOS, we need to check if this can be covered in the warranty". WELL, THE ISSUE IS PRESENT IN THE BIOS, IT?S JUST THAT IT CANNOT BE SEEN AS IT?S WHITE ON WHITE, AND YOU WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS AND NOT REPLACE MY LCD? The issue is present in live linux USB sticks as well! All you need to reproduce it is a DARK BACKGROUND. ... Read more

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We have several computers here that are all of a sudden having problems watching radar (weather channel - we're a landscape company)or any video or pictures that change. The screens either get white squares that keep coming up across the area or the area is completely white....several operating systems from XP to 7.

A:white squares or completely white screen

Are they all updated with the latest video card drivers, directx, and flash?

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I read a solution to this in another area of this forum.Unfortunately the fix is for XP and not vista.I cannot for the life of me figure out what to do.I've been at it for three days and I'm getting kinda' frustrated.
I would be grateful for any help.

Vista Premium
core 2 duo 2.13 ghz
4gb ram

here's a screenshot:

A:Program icons suddenly covered by white square

Hi, looks like your icon cache is corrupt this should fix it:-
Go to Start all programs accessories and right click on command prompt select ?run as administrator?

type "taskkill /im explorer.exe /f" without quotes press enter

Now type each line and press enter after each line.
Note the spaces.


CD %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local

attrib -h IconCache.db

del IconCache.db

Close the window and reboot

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When I watched something on my PC last night, sound was working fine.
Didn't turn computer off (was left running another 15 or so ours, roughly 22 hours total) when I went to bed, woke up to find that my computer won't play sound but rather white noise / static whenever a sound should be played.

I've checked my headphones, they also output static, so I'm sure that it's the PC that has a problem. I've tried plugging the speakers into different jacks with no success. I've formatted my drive, (with the exception of my backup partition, could there be a virus causing this on there?), re-installed XP as well as trying an install of Windows 7 and nothing has changed.

Wondering if anybody can help, or is my sound card broken and if so, can you recommend a cheap one?

Tech Specs:Mainboard : Asus M2N-E SLI
Chipset : nVidia nForce4
Processor : AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ @ 2300MHz
Physical Memory : 4096MB (4 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS
Hard Disk : Seagate ST3400833AS ATA Device (400GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P
Network Card : Atheros Communications AR5212 802.11a/b/g Wireless Network Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7600 (32-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00


Thank you!

A:System Suddenly Only Outputs White Noise / Static

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I've formatted my drive....re-installed XP as well as trying an install of Windows 7 and nothing has changed




There are no drivers for Windows 7 from Asus, but download the Vista 32 bit Audio driver, that should work.

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I have a sony viao laptop and i am working on this for the past 3 years with no problems.

Today i started my laptop and my monitor started showing me white spots and the display started showing big icons and white spots.

I tried restoring the PC to the last working ,did not work.

The display is proper till windows loads, after loading it is gone

Some one please suggest what might be the problem. I have attached the screenshot also
 

A:Monitor display with full of white spots suddenly

that looks like you need to set the resolution and color depth to me.
 

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A:Monitor suddenly goes all black with white box for mouse cursor.

Hello, I feel it may not be malware.Well lets run these ....Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log has a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to these[/color] instructions. In some cases it may be necessary to redownload TDSSKiller and randomly rename it before downloading and saving to the computer.>>>I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
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I have read and tried many different suggestions, but I have no idea what is going on. The white on my dad's laptop is showing up with thin aqua vertical stripes in it. I have tried many different things (system restore, updating drivers, etc) and nothing has worked. The only thing that helped a little was when I calibrated it and it made the white in the window look white, but everything on the desktop that was supposed to be white, was not.

Does anyone have any idea what is going on here?

Thanks!

A:White is not showing up as white on laptop

Whatever it was, it has resolved itself.

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Hi,

Does anybody know how to fix this issue so I can actually see the text. They are both set to the same colour but can't seem to change it?

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Hi cbenson87, and welcome to 8 Forums.

This tutorial might help you:

Color of Background and Accent - Force in Windows 8.1[1]=Appearance Personalize

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I got a 2nd hand laptop the other day and when im on web pages that have a white background the white looks a little like cream not white as it should do.

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A:White is not White on my laptop screen

Welcome
Follow this tutorial specifically,intensity
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Update: Solved by switching themes to basic and back.

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I am not positive as to what I did - I was working on a project and dropped my keyboard - when I picked it back up my white background and color chooser - along with my style packs background had changed to this yellowing color - But its only on ONE monitor not both.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
 

A:Photoshop CS5 - white not white

It sounds to me like the dropping the keyboard is a red herring.

It is more likely that the colour temperature of one of your monitors has shifted with age. Get yourself a monitor calibration tool, I use the Huey pro relatively cheap or you could go for something more expensive like a Spyder or similar. You need one that copes with two monitors, then use the device to adjust your monitors properly.
 

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hi,

Anyone help with this. The white in my photoshop is no longer white, it is creamy/yellow. Other programs do show up white, and even the icon in the top left of photoshop is white, it is just the colour palette and and white in any pictures i'm manipulating.

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I need to take some pictures of wedding dresses. They are white with white trim and white beads. each white is a different shade but close to each other. any advise on how to get the best pictures.
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I canít find any reference to your camera. Iím guessing it might be a Mavica, but I think they all have FD designations and I see no FD 63 either. A 3.5 inch floppy holds 1.44Mb total. That makes for some pretty small images. If you just want to display images online it is sufficient.

What you need is some lighting from the side to make some shadows. A movie light might work if you move it back a way and also maybe use the camera flash. A small halogen work light would work as well if you have one of those. They have remote flash units that arenít pricey that are triggered by the camera flash. You could put one of those to the side, but you might have to lower the EV if the camera doesnít have TTL metering.

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Digital pictures are cheap. Take lots of pictures with different settings and whatever lighting you have at different angles and distances. But you need to get some lighting other than the camera flash.
 

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Hi. And thanks for reading this post.
 
Description: Windows 7 Starter (netbook) loads , desktop is visible for about 30 seconds, then is taken over by a white screen with a submit box on the right bottom portion of the screen. Other than a one-line warning that says "You have 30 seconds to connect to the internet," there are no other messages or directions. I suspect it is some type of flawed ransomware, with an intelligent, very well-hidden code.
 
From a USB, using command prompt, I've tried several dozen malware scanners including HitmanPro and MalwareBytes without success.
 
The computer was infected on 11/18/15 and the virus seems to have deleted any previous restore point(s).
 
The white screen virus locks up Safe Mode and Safe Mode with Networking. The white screen also launches when trying to use explorer.exe or opening up notepad to save a file to the desktop. Tried to use a new user account to bypass the virus, but the white screen locks up the new user account in the same way.
 
Safe Mode with Command Prompt works.
 
I am thankful to be here for some professional help and look forward to the learning experience.
 
I followed Bleeping Computer's directions and uploaded the relevant logs from a recently run Farbar scan.
 
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On any website that I visit; all backgrounds are black and all text is white. How can I reverse this? Also, I am a stamp collector. When I visit Linns Stamp News all the web addresses are blacked out. How do I keep that from happening? While I'm at it my computer has slowed down considerably. I run Microsoft Essentials weekly, but it tells me that all is secure.
Thank you, sincerely, Kleon24
 

A:White to black background, white text to black

I think you can go to tools>options>colors and tick "Use windows colors".
 

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I have had 3 different people now tell me conflicting things about wiring cat 5 2 of which are qualified networking people, (I'm not, I'm just dabbliung and trying to sort out my home)

When wiring up a patch cable, 1 person said it has to be in the following order due to the green and greenwhite white being transmit wires or something..?
OrangeWhite
Orange
GreenWhite
Blue
BlueWhite
Green
BrownWhite
Brown
(not sure about the order of then greens and blues but it was roughly that)

The other person said he does it like this purely for convention, and the 2nd netwoking guy said it doesnt matter as long as they are the same at either end. and for crossover you just reverse the sequence.
I'd be enclined to o with the it doesnt matter which order, as they are only wires the colour of a wire doesnt meen jack surely. its just to help you get the order correct... no? its like people who say you shouldnt do 123456 in the lotto as thatll never come up... well newsflash its statistically the same as getting 6 randomly ordered numbers.

Anyways. i was interested to know what the consensus is?
 

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http://www.lanshack.com/make-cat5E.asp
 

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its at the bottem of the screen and keeps poppin up tellin me to dl ultamait defender, now i did read some other post and tried some stuff but i assume ur gonna need that log file so here it is............
SmitFraudFix v2.298

Scan done at 18:52:11.39, Thu 02/28/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\April Cole\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

???????????????????????? Process

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
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Hello spliftkillaWelcome to BleepingComputer.=====================Please download Hijackthis and post a log in this forum HereYou can download Hijackthis from Here

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I wonder if anyone can help me with this photo of a squirrel - I am not very good at 'editing' and my efforts wo 'paint' the white eye have been a disaster.....better to leave the original! I know it is a bit fuzzy and dark - my excuse is that it was about to rain and my attempts to lighten it were also abysmal!

kind regards....Margaret
 

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margaret zanoni said:

I wonder if anyone can help me with this photo of a squirrel - I am not very good at 'editing' and my efforts wo 'paint' the white eye have been a disaster.....better to leave the original! I know it is a bit fuzzy and dark - my excuse is that it was about to rain and my attempts to lighten it were also abysmal!

kind regards....MargaretClick to expand...

Barry
 

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I was trying to the sims season which I downloaded from the EA link and instead of loading up a window came up with the sims2 in the header and a X and a ok button I clicked the ok and tried again and it came back so i though that maybe it was the fact I wasn't signed into the the ea link so i signed in and tried it again but the same thing happended along with an ec error. thanks
 

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Hello i just purchased my y700 I have a white small dot, on my screen its like only 1 pixel in size, any solution?

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When I boot up my laptop XP2 Home right after the Windows XP Logo comes
up, I get a Blank Box with a 0 in it, I have to click o.k. to get to my desk top.
This happened when I was trying to get rid of another problem on my desktop
which I solved. But I must have fooled around with my registry too much
and created another problem. I tried doing a system restore, but nothing happened.

Can you help me please?
 

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Is there a way I can get rid of the white box around the icon's text in the desktop. I have Windows 2000, and I just want the text with nothing behind it but the wallpaper I have chosen, not these annoying white boxes underneath each icon. I'm wondering if it's a setting that somehow got changed because even when I go on the internet, every page has a white background but the text still has color. Are these problems related somehow and if so, how can I fix them? Any help at all regarding this big-*** posting would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:White Box

Hi and welcome to TSG,

If you have taken anything out of startups via msconfig please go to Start Ė Run Ė type in msconfig Ė click OK and click on the Startup tab. Click on Enable All then Apply and OK. Then please do the following:

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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there's a white bar that is in the middle of my laptop screen. When I turned it off to restart it I could still see the bar when the laptop was off. White bar was still there when I turned it back on.
 

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Okay so I just marked one thing fixed in another section, because it is. Fixed it by reformating, however now I'm facing another debacle.

I just noticed tonight after signing onto Windows Live Messenger the oddest occurance. Small little white boxes that seem to seemingly appear underneath the profile picture.

Attached is the picture.

I run Vista Home Premium without SP2 being installed.

I did just install windows udpates yesterday, anyone have any sort of insight on this?

I googled this and only found one other post like this on the internet and it seemed to have happened the same day as this began to occur (June 12, 2008)

Thanks for any insight on this.
 

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I'm getting a White Box on the upper left hand corner of my desktop I shut off the moniter and that clears it for awhile, then it pops back on....

A:white box

Hi there,

Take a print screen and paste it into paint and see if the box remains, if it does save the image and post it as an attachement in your next reply.

This will help to diagnose your problem.

If it doesnt remain when you take a print screen, then can you take a photo of your monitor with a camera and upload the photo.

Either way it will help to see what the issue is in first hand.

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hi i can download videos or play a movie but all i see is a white scrine weth a littebit of pink and i do get sound.... can it be a miseing file or is it hardware???? please help..

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I have this strange little white box in the top left my my screen, it's basically a dead spot on my desktop.

My windows cover it normally like it was a part of my desktop, but I can't right click on it as if it were my desktop.

I'm not sure if this is a Vista problem, a glitch or what. I don't even think its harmful... just annoying. I've changed monitors, wallpapers, and done the SP1 upgrade for vista. It does not go away when the PC is restarted, its a factory made HP tower with an upgraded video card. I don't know if it started before or after I installed the video card. The card is an ATI 1650 series.


(Box is covered normally by windows, as you can see in the second image)


Thats the top left corner of my desktop with the box. It's always in the same spot.

Its been there at least 6months and I regularly virus/ad-ware scans so I believe its nothing major. Any info is much appreciated.

A:White Box

its probably just a pixel thats gone, i dont think its anything to worry about.

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I was playing Sims 2 and everything was fine, then suddenly everything went very slow, I mean unbearably slow. The thing is, it's only confined to one household, and it had been working fine before. I tried restarting the game and the computer and that didn't help.
 

A:Sims 2 Suddenly Very Slow

dude list your system specs and liek whatexactly happened before it went laggy.
 

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When i try to play B&W the screen tears,and the game is realy slow.Have AMD XP 1.5 Ghz,640 MB RAM,WIN 98 SE.Have latest driver for my geforce4 mx 420 card (4403).Have played this game before with VOODOO 3 an it worked ok.(although slow) I have not played the game in a while,(have not played it on new card)but now my granddaughter wants to play it again.I now know the mx 420 is not that great of a card.But can something be done to play the game?
DirectX-9.0a
B&W patch 1.20
geforce driver 4403
Thanks if someone can help.Bill
 

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I don't know the exact cause for the problems you are having but I encountered the same issues trying to play B/W with a PNY geforce mx440 card on my old system running w/me. I had played this game using an ATI expert pro 16mb card with no problems other than it would slow down after awhile and get very choppy. I tried the gforce card and although other games would play black and white would not. I couldn't see any improvement over the old ATI 16mb card. I then noticed that on the box the gforce card came in it stated that I needed to have at least a 250 watt power supply. My hp computer had only a 125 watt power supply so I returned the gforce card and exchanged it for a ATI radeon 7500 64mb card and all games played perfectly. You may have already done this but did you remove the voodoo drivers before installing the gforce card?
 

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i active Tablet PC input panel and inactive it but The white box in the Start bar appeared.
how Take it away

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What is the white box for? It appeared when you enabled Tablet PC?

Look also at what is cued when you click the up arrow to is' right. Those items which you want to keep should be moved to the taskbar and the others should be dealt with.

I would achieve a clean boot to make sure no program is freeloading on your startup and possibly causing problems: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

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when i shut down or put on standby, and then try to get back online the monitor is really tempermental about going to google. i have removed password screen in hopes that would help, but it has not. any suggestions?
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A:white screen

Hi and welcome to TSF have you tried reinstalling or updating the video driver from the pc makers support site, please post your make and model of computer

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I have two white rectangle boxes in the upper right hand corner next to my name and profile picture. How do I turn them back to the correct icon? One is my power icon.

A:Help with White Rectangle Box

I wish I could post a picture but I have no clue how to do that.

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whenever i open up IE it always shows a white page and never loads my home page. it is not my internet connection b/c my internet works on Firefox. This is a guess but the problem might be that whenever i start my computer, a notice states, "FileRamDriverSys.dll not found." any suggestions?

A:White page for IE...help!!

Can you navigate to any web pages manually? meaning, can you type in www.cnn.com or something and get there? if not, you can click on "start", go to "run", type "sfc /scannow". this will check internet explorer files to make sure they're ok. this may ask for your XP disk. let me know how it goes.

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