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Q: Beeping and promt with small white dash in left hand top of ...

I did this:took out battery. Held on button for 15 sec, plugged in power cord while battery still out. pushed power button on. Loud beep with HP logo then logo goes away and black screen with white dash on screen , still beeping. about 1 or 2 minutes beeping stops.Please help me if you can. 60 year old woman can't afford new one!

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Laptop will turn on and then a small dash appears in upper left corner.

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Apologies if this question has been answered elsewhere.

I have a Dell GX Piece of $H!t and when I boot it up all I get is a flashing white line in the top left hand corner. I don't see a BIOS screen. Am happy to install linux on it - just need to get to the BIOS screen so I can boot up off a USB drive.

Any suggestions gratefully received!



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I had a "System error 32" on my PC screen and went search the internet for a solution. I found one that said to go to the windows folder and delete a file that had "warnhp in it". I did so, but now if have a white box in the upper left corner of the screen under a group of my icons. I can move the icons, but the bos remains.
When I right click on the box, and select "Properties", the file listed is file://C:\WINDOWS\warnhp.html
When I right click on the box and select source, it comes up with file titled C_WINDOWS_warnhp (1) -Notepad with the following info.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
***** This file is automatically generated by Microsoft Windows *****
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"></HEAD>
style="BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none"
bottomMargin=0 bgColor=#004e98 leftMargin=0 background="" topMargin=0
style="LEFT: 0px; WIDTH: 1280px; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 0px; HEIGHT: 800px"><IMG
style="LEFT: 0px; WIDTH: 100%; POSITION: absolute; TOP: 0px; HEIGHT: 100%" cache
src="file:///C:/WINDOWS/web/wallpaper/Bliss.bmp"> </DIV><IFRAME id=1
style="Z-INDEX: 1002; BACKGROUND: none transparent scroll repeat 0% 0%; LEFT... Read more

A:Solved: White Box in upper left hand corner

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What is this and how do I remove it?

A:small white box on the top left of my screen that wont go away!

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Can you post a better screenshot I'm not seeing the small white box you were talking about, and maybe circle it or have an arrow pointing at it.


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Hi, Before anything, I would like to apogolize for my bad English, I?m like so many french guy bad at other languages ! I got a problem with my Thinkcentre 7635-W1n. It?s a computer I bought with W10 OEM pre-installed on a HDD. However, I wanted to replace this HDD by a SSD. So when I receive the computer I make the replacement and I erase the HDD for using as a save HDD. After create an USB boot with Rufus, the screen displays  Error 1962, no operating system found . After many tries :Convert the SSD in GPT format and create an USB boot UEFI compatible (yes, I was able to use Gparted from live USB) ;Change thing in the BIOS : but there is no thing about Secure Boot/Legacy in the settings. But this recent tries don?t lead to boot on USB. Now, after try booting on USB, I have a white dash sign in the top left corner. I read that there is a problem with the Lenovo with an OEM OS but can?t find the solution myself. Thank you for reading my post and have a nice day

M83P - 7635-W1M - Core 2 Quad 9400 - W10 OEM - 4GO RAM

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Hi! Sorry for opening a new thread but this is just so serious and I am so stressed out about it that I didn't have the patience to search if the thread is already open.
I have a black screen and white blinking dash problem. The thing is, I can't even type f2 or f4, or anything whatsoever. It is not reacting at all to the keyboard. It's the second time this is happening in 2 days, every time I turn it off (properly) and try to turn it on, it does that. After a lot of hopeless trying to turn it on or make f2 or f4 work, it just starts working again normally... And now I finally turned it on after I spent the whole morning trying and I'm working on saving all my files, but now I'm scared to turn it off. What do I do?? What is wrong with my computer?

A:Black screen with a blinking white dash

Hi and welcome to TSF when you have reached your desktop please try running these SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
How to use CHKDSK (Check Disk) | Windows 7 Forums
And yes, do please save your data first.

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I have an HP Pavillion dv6000, running with Windows Vista Home Premium.

When I turn on the computer, the HP intro screen turns on but then immediately goes Black with a white flashing dash in the top left screen. I can not access F8, safe mode, etc. I can only access the basic set up menu.

I never received a restore, or a Windows XP disc. Ive come to terms with the fact that I will most likely would lose my files and am willing to do a restore, but I can not get onto the log on screen. Do i need to see a tech? Please be advised I am not tech savvy and just want to get back on to my computer

Any help/links/disc downloads would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

A:Black Screen. White Flashing Dash

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hey guys

well yesterday i turned off my pc came back to it turned it on it started up for 3 seconds then the screen went black with one white flashing dash at the top left

if i restart it it happens again. I changed my monitor and it still didint work so i know its my hard drive or something

any help would be greatly appreciated



A:Screen goes black with one white flashing dash

anyone have any ideas?

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Dear mods, I have noted a faint white dash (about 3 inches) in the middle of my P51 Screen which appeared a couple of days back. It looks somewhat like a stuck/dead pixel case. As possible solutions, I have tried the following : i. Battery Drain for 30 mins, and re-checkii. Disable/Enable the Graphic Card Provided that there are no easy solutions, I wish to know whether the replacement of screen of my product (which is still under warranty) will be covered or not? Regards,B.  

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I got my Radeon 6570 today and I installed it, but now Windows won't boot it just gives me the blinking white dash. So I removed the card, switched back to onboard from BIOS and it still didn't work. I tried a lot of other stuff but it didn't work so I reinstalled Windows with the graphics card removed (Hoping it would reinstall the drivers for the onboard video) it didn't. So then I tried booting from an old Linux disc I found and it worked (how I am typing) but Windows still won't. Any help? I ran a diagnostics text and everything is working, and I can even access all my personal files on my old Windows install from Linux so I know that it's active.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit blinking white dash!

check inside your case for connections to your harddrive. also check your bios boot settings and see if the os drive is first.


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im running on windows xp and this has never happend to me before

well yesterday i turned off my pc came back to it turned it on it started up for 3 seconds then the screen went black with one white flashing dash at the top left

if i restart it it happens again. I changed my monitor and it still didint work so i know its my hard drive or something
any help would be greatly appreciated



A:Computer Starts With Windows XP Then Goes Blank With White Dash

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Hi everybody,
First of all, sorry about my English.
Few days ago, I was working on my laptop (ASUS X5DI) and when I decide shuting down, I realize that needs to intall updates. I let him to shut down by itself and do it fine without any problems.
Next day, when I turn on the computer again, the show me this (its spanish but i think you'll know what screen is):

I thought then, that something in the update process went wrong, so I try to fix it. First, I tried it by click on the "Repair Startup" option in that image menu. A message box that wants to select a keyboard language appeared but after that and some comprobations of the process, It said to me with an alert box that it couldn't be possible:

Then..  this other screen appeared:

I click on the options, even in the prompt option, and tried to fix it with bootrec commands like /fixboot or /fixmbr but nothing fix the problem.
So... What I decided? the solution that "never fail" ... format all my pc again and get a "new" computer hahaha..
I get into the BIOS and change the boot order to start from CD/DVD. Save changes, introduce the Windows 7 disc and restart. 
I realized that my computer cant start from cd/dvd because that white blinking cursor appears on the top left of the screen.
I tried with different CD/DVD even Ubuntu CD and always the blink cursor appears. So... if I use HDD boot in BIOS appears the screen on the top... Read more

A:StartUp Error and White Blinking Dash Cursor.

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My laptop is Lenovo B50-30 20382I tried to enter the bios (fn+f2) but this time didn t work, i tried the next time and the same resultI can use the windows with no problemI don t know what to do, i really need to use the bios, i tried advanced start to enter in uefi settings but nothing. I searched through many forums but i reallt find one solution. To reset the bios by removing the CMOS battery from the motherboard. Is there any solution that i can do without removing the cmos battery?Please help me

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I have several hours working on laptop that suddenly wont startup OS win 7. When I turn on laptop shows HP main logo (Press "ESC" key to enter start up menu) and after that shows a white dash flashing on the top left corner. I tried system repair disc, but it didnt work. I tried to restore system to an earlier point and didnt work either, it showed an error (0x8000ffff). I tried to restore to factory settings using F11 key but it only shows the white blinking. I already tried everything I found on the internet but no success. Thanks in advance if somebody can help me.

A:laptop wont startup win 7, white dash blinking

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Hey guys, here I am again with another failure.
Today morning I woke up to my windows refusing to boot. It just does the white dash blinking in the top left corner (it jumps down a bit at first, then just keeps blinking endlessly). I'm aware that this can be a result of a poor shutdown or a crash or modified system files or program installation, or whatever. The thing is last night I was using the computer fine and I didn't install anything, modify anything, and it shut down correctly (as far as I know - after I clicked shut down I shut off the monitors and went somewhere else, and just when I came back it turned off so I assume it was fine).

I've tried a number of things already. First, I'm booting from an Ubuntu CD right now and my files are all fine and intact on the C:\ drive. Second, I tried running my Windows 7 CD to go into the recovery system and tried a bunch of things.

The recovery thing doesn't detect my operating system, first of all, but I've had this issue before. I remember that I got it to work somehow, but I don't remember how. I think it might have been a disc that I burned with a modification that allowed it to detect the system (I used some tutorials over at sevenforums.com, can't remember which ones now though). I'll look for the CD, I might have it somewhere.
EDIT: I found what I presume is the CD but it doesn't even want to boot. I'll try looking for whatever I found before and make another one, I guess. But if I could get it to det... Read more

A:Help - Windows won't boot, white dash blinking endlessly.

From what you have written, this should be impossible but I suggest you to press F8 right before booting into windows, and select 'Use last known good config'.
This issue sound really hopeless, but if you could manage to boot into any windows which is on another partition (if you have any), you could rebuild the MBR manually (master boot record) which stores the OS information.
Do you have another disk/partition?
If yes, the best would be to install W7 on it (takes 20mins) do the above things (I will explain it further if you have another partition) and then boot back into your original OS and would be able to delete the 'blank' windows 7 installation files from the orher partition.

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My computer, which was running windows 10 without much issue, is now completely unusable for reasons beyond my comprehension. After bios messages I now only have a blinking white dash on a black screen.

I have tried various repairs, with the windows recovery usb. All automatic repairs fail due to the disk "being locked", so i have tried a few guides which involved bcdboot commands which have failed to fix anything. One command was bcdboot g: which gave an error like failed copying boot files (i forget the exact wording) .

Could some kind soul point me towards a fix, im tearing my hair out! Many thanks!

A:Cant boot at all. Blinking white dash on black screen?

The best fix, for the moment, is a reinstall. It is free and still in the testing stage.

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hi people i have a adven laptop but she i boot it up just goes onto a screen with a flashing dash line in corner of screen

A:flashing white dash line in corner of screen

Go into your BIOS and verify that the hard drive is listed as the first boot device. If it is, it sounds like your mbr is corrupt, or your hard drive is damagedI'm still learning Vista, not quite sure if fixmbr is the same or not. Give yhis a look:http://www.vistaheads.com/forums/microsoft...-mbr-vista.htmlhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392

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I have this problem that when i boot my computer the acer logo appears and then it goes to a screen that have some text on it and then it continues to a black screen with a blinking dash pn the upper left corner. I dont actually know what the problem is and I am hoping that someone could help me.

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Last night , I was watching movies on my Laptop, since google chrome wasn't working I used Internet Explorer. I opened task manager and I closed explorer.exe by accident so I shut down the computer. when i restarted it , my laptop was stuck on the white dash on a black screen , i tried reinstalling windows by can't get past the dash after the installation is done. I cant even access Safe mode. Please Help!

A:Toshiba Laptop L650 with White Dash on a Black Screen

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Please preform a hard drive test using this guide here:

How to perform a Seagate's Seatools Test | Tech Support Forum

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Hello, I am trying to install Windows XP (because Windows 7 is damn slow) Corporate Edition 64-bit but after the Copying Windows Files setup portion, the setup wants to restart my computer, but after the motherboard logo, I just get the blacnk screen with white dash - if CD is inserted I get "Press any key to boot from CD....." and a white dash at the end with nothing happening. I've searched for a solution everywhere, but I didn't find my case. I have installed XP atleas 20 times on this computer, and I've never had such problem before. I thought it could be because of the 64-bit version, but after trying to install the 32-bit version I have got the same issue, which has never happened before. Windows 7 installs perfectly. I have: removed the CD from the drive; Updated the BIOS to the last version; Tried running in safe mode and nothing helped. My computer specs are: Processor: Intel Pentium DualCore @ 2.80 GHz, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, 650GB HDD SATA2, ATI HD 4770 512MB DDR5 Graphics Card, American Megatrends Inc. 0502 BIOS. I hope there's somebody out there to help me because I really want XP.

A:Black screen with white dash after first portion of Windows Setup?

Seems that Windows XP installation is not detecting or having problems with your SATA2 drive.

Try going to BIOS and Switching the SATA2 drive out of RAID mode if possible see if that helps.

Windows Xp has issues with SATA2 Drives.

Or you may need to slipstream your copy of Xp with sp2 or 3 if your cd is only SP1 for it to recognize and work with SATA drives. Also with SATA drives I believe Windows XP only recognizes 128GB 137GB SATA drives.

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I have an Hp pavilion a1226n desktop computer and shut off the power this morning during a bad storm. I used the regular procedures and shut it down correctly, but when i tried to boot it up earlier this morning, the only thing that comes up is a blank black screen with a flashing white dash in the upper left hand corner. I have already tried to remove reset the BIOS by removing the battery and then later restarting, but it did not help at all. Also, it wont even boot far enough for me to start in safe/real mode. Any suggestions?
Thanks for the help

A:[SOLVED] Boot problem- blank screen flashing white dash

Hi sherm12789 and welcome to TSF

Start up your computer by either tapping the F1, F2, F4, F6, F8, F10, F11, F12, or Delete keys to access the systems BIOS. For the exact information on what key to start up the System BIOS refer back to Original Manufacturer System Documentation.

After getting into the BIOS, look for a page that would have something like, eg. PC Health Screen or System Monitoring Page. When you have found a page similar to this post back what the BIOS says for your temperatures, voltages, and fan speeds.

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First, i restarted my stupid computer
Then, i got that grub error.
I happily fixed that.
However, when I restarted it again,
I got stuck at black screen with stupid blinkking white dash.
So I use the Recovery Disc thingy
And i clicked that first option.
Then it says, something like
unable to fix it.
Then it says that the stupid missing boot thingy is missing.
Googled for solution.
Tried those command prompt like
Fixmbr or scanos
(it says theres an installation
I typed Y for yes and still,
That boot missing chkdsk thingy still pops up)
Remove hardwares (wait whats a hardware is it those usb thingy?)
Checked the BIOS which I googled again for its meaning.(and yes, it is in order)
But never worked.
So any suggestions or explain with more detail?
Because I have no idea about these computer stuffs.
Help me !

A:Boot missing, stuck at black screen with blinking white dash, and more

GRUB can often corrupt Win7 beyond repair when on the same HD. You may end up having to wipe the HD to reinstall.

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot - Windows 7 Forums

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In IE version:11, When user selects a text and tries to drag it. The selected text appears dark on left hand side and shown as faint text on right hand side.
see below screenshot for your reference: 

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There's this annoying white noise on my left speakers(Logitech X-540 Speakerset), though I think it's not my speakers that are causing it, but something else, because when I connect my iPod to my speakers there's no white noise.

So I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to get rid of this noise

A:White noise on left speakers/left side of headphone

Sounds like either a driver malfunction or more likely a failing sound card. Most of the stuff below (Windows & Programs) wouldn't likely be causing problems. I'd be willing to bet it's a hardware problem (due to it only being one side).

Figure Out What's FailingIf you're using a secondary sound card
*** i.e. you have a second built in one on your motherboard, enable that.
If you still hear the sound on a different card, then it's something within Windows and not a problem w/ hardware.
If you don't hear the sound, then it's something w/ drivers or your hardware.
If you don't have an extra sound card, see if you can find/buy one Replace DriversDownload & Install a Program like Guru's Driver Sweeper
Uninstall your sound drivers w/ Driver Sweeper
Download and install the latest drivers for your sound card.
RebootIf the sound is still there and you couldn't test a secondary card you're likely dealing with either a hardware failure (most likely with sound only happening in one speaker) or something in Windows failing.

Repair WindowsIf you want to try to fix windows, you can do the following:
Run an elevated Command Prompt and run this command:
sfc /scannow
Peform a system restore
Perform a repair install.Test to see if a program is causing the problemType msconfig into start menu search and hit Enter
Go to the startup tab and disable everything.
Restart computer
Do you still hear the sound?
Yes -- Not a program
No -- A program is likely causing the problem.If no... Read more

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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 recently bought an HP laptop at Costco online. They let me configure it, and I put in one of the high end, 512 MB video cards. I love the games. I wonder if that exacerbates the problem. Gets pretty warm under my left hand, where it rests on the laptop. Is there any solution for this? Any gizmo or add on that would help this problem?
I could conceivably return the laptop, but I hate to. Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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I've been wondering, is there a way to "mirror" the right hand default cursor and make it a left hand cursor?


A:Left hand cursors

If I understand the question correctly I would say you can do that by going start>ctrl panel>mouse and check the box
to reverse the action.

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I was messing around in Explorer and lost the left-hand panel in Explorer, and also the same problem is in Documents and Computer. When I now open them there's two panels, with all the folders down the left -hand panel, but when I click on one of them it goes to just being one panel as shown in these pics:



A:Left hand panel in Explorer gone

Try doing a System Restore to a point prior to this happening.

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hi guys,hope someone can lend a hand,well as i don`t have any time at night to watch the news on tv,i often catch up on local & overseas news on the net,sometimes they have video clips concerning personalities or whatever & when i click to watch them i get a blank square with a tiny red cross at top left hand corner,very puzzling also happens on some websites,thanks to anyone who can suggest a cure for this problem ????????

A:red cross in left hand corner ?????????

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First post here.

The problem is that I am getting no sound from my left hand PC speaker. The right hand one is playing fine. I have unplugged them from the back of the tower and plugged them in again and this makes no difference, although I did hear some very, very low sound from the left speaker while the plug was halfway back in the tower.

I have tried another set of speakers and the same thing is happening with them, so I know the speakers themselves are not faulty.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:No Sound From Left Hand PC Speaker

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Sounds like a faulty socket to me. Are you using onboard or a separate soundcard?

If onboard, then try a separate soundcard. If you`re already using a separate soundcard, then try the onboard sound.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I realise when you search google it will give adverts down the right hand side but, this set of adverts have kinda hijacked part of my browser, as when I visit a general site i.e. hxxp://www.ukgameplayers.com it will leave a huge white bar down the left hand side as it can't display adverts.

I have run sophos anti-virus and spybot search & destroy.


DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by pbeasley at 9:13:51.33 on 17/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.1791.998 [GMT 1:00]

AV: Sophos Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {3F13C776-3CBE-4DE9-8BF6-09E5183CA2BD}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Management System\ManagementAgentNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Management System\RouterNT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI ... Read more

A:Adverts down left hand side of IE8

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Exactly the same problem as before - all working great then on opening the top cover (screen) the left hand hinge seems to have failed causing the bezel, screen and top cover to become separated from each other. HP were contacted and arranged collection, repair and re-delivery.Shame this has happened again but hopefully HP can address my issue again soon.Regards

A:Left Hand Hinge Broken - Again!!



I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).

If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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No matter if I close the laptop down and log back on, the white box is always there, it has no X on it to exit the box.  This inhibits me from  using the laptop properly as I cant click on anything tha appears under the box, ie 'submit' for example.
Does anyone know how to get rid of the box?  I would be very grateful for some help and advice.  Thanks all.

A:White Box on Right Hand Corner of Screen

Hi Could you take and post a screenshot please. Also the make model of your device, its OS and the software involved.

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I keep getting a sort of popup where there is a box that looks like the close box in the top right-hand corner, but when I go to close it, the pointer turns into a hand. I remember being told that this means I will download something. How can I close this out, yet not download anything? There is some keyboard shortcut that I forget....

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Hi guys,i have a problem, i was working on this PC that had a problem. the problem was - when it is turned on,nothing comes on.There is a black screen and blinking cursor (looks like an under-score) [blink]_[blink]that just keeps blinking.Okay this is what I did. I thought the hard disk was damaged, I get a brand new hard disk drive (SATA) and inserted in, and start installing the System Restore Discs and Operating system CD, it is a HP Compaq Desktop dx2200 MT.Every thing goes perfectly well, it starts up fine, XP is installed up and running, all other software are being installed.It all looks great up until I slave the original hard disc in order to copy back the users files back onto the new disc. By the way all copying goes well until the PC suddenly freezes, it doesn't respond to all the keyboard keys or the mouse whatsoever, even pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL in an attempt to open the the Task Manager doesn't work. I turn of the PC by pressing the power button. Remember there are 2 hard discs connected now in the PC, Master and Slave, both are SATA.When I turn it on, the blinking starts again.I try removing the original hard drive (the one I slaved) and still it doesn't boot correctly. I try booting either of them alone, still nothing,I don't think it is a virus problem, because I installed Sophos and had it updated straight after the OS, and if I had connected the slave hard disk it could had detected it.these are things I have tried.1.Removed RAM card and p... Read more

A:PC at startup is only blinking at top left hand corner

It's a Compaq system...did you check the Compaq support site?

From what I see, HP system have proprietary boot mechanisms...which isn't necessarily good for what may be the problem.

My guess is that the MBR is damaged, Black Screen (fixmbr) - http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;314503. Using the fixmbr command from the XP Recovery Console of a MS Genuine XP CD...is the normal cure.

But you have a Compaq and I don't know if that command would be effective with your system.


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I noticed this in my top left hand corner of my screen..I can't click on it.

I have Win. 7 Ultimate build 7264 64bit.

Anyone else getting this? Everything is running fine..but this has me worried. My activation seems to be going in and out..from "Not available" to "Windows is activated"
Edit: Okay..I just rebooted and now its gone?

Can someone tell me how to install Hashtab? I get the setup downloaded and go through that and it said it installed but where the hell does it go? How do I use it for Windows 7 hash checking? The same thing happened to the other hash checker from the sticky in this forum..

A:Something weird just popped up in left hand corner

This might give you an idea mate.

What is this?

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a while ago i had a problem with some videos not streaming, so at some site it recommended to turn something off in my explorer settings.

The videos then all played on different blogs etc but since a week or two, some of the videos im trying to watch on different sites show up in the top left hand side of the screen, flikkering, but the controls like full screen and movement of the time bar still stay in tact at the place where the video should be shown, you just have to estimate where the controls would normally be and then click or drag..

Can you please help me to put the settings back, and then still see the different videos unlike the the problem it originally started of with ?

Thank you very much,


A:[SOLVED] video's and ads appear in top left hand screen

What was recommended to be turned off in Explorer (or was it Internet Explorer..)?

And what recommended it?

Was it a Windows screen or message from the website?

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For a couple of months now I have had small square ads appear in the bottom part of my browser windows (all browsers on this machine... chrome IE and Firefox) Below is a screenshot of said ads.I have run everything I can think of... MalwareBytes, TDSS killer, my native McAfee, Combo Fix, RogueKiller... Poured over Hijack this logs... Usually something is found virus wise as a randomly named alphanumeric.exe program in the Roaming folder of my User ApData section. As per forum instructions, I am not including any reports in this thread, just let me know if I can provide anything to help. I'm at my wits end on this one.Oh, and operating Windows 7

A:Ads in bottom left hand corner of browser

Hello, Having run Combofix we need to see that and a DDS log. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic. Let me know if all went well.

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i love the new left side pane in folder view, but i cannot seem to get it to show 'Desktop'

id like to place it where the red line is

[also, can you change the icons for 'libraries' ]

A:Customize the left hand folder pane?

Hi al4x,

The closest I got with adding the desktop icon to the side pane is you can add the desktop Icon by clicking the Favorites arrow.(it might be already there). If you don't have any favorites or the arrow is not there you can add the Desktop Icon to it by Clicking and holding the icon and drag it to the favorites tab..

I have not been able to figure out if you can just add an icon anywhere in the side pane my guess in no..

And I have not found a way to change the icons for the libraries..(I don't think you can)

Hope this Helps..

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The left USB port does not work at all. I have tried several devices and USB chords with no recognition by the computer and no power to the devices. I also tried uninstalling and restarting the computer already per instructions from other posts. There also does not seem to be any physical damage. Is there some other step I should try or is there a way to install a new port(if thats the issue)? Side note: I do not actually know if it's 32 or 64 bit Windows 10.

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My HP pavillion dv6-1355dx entertainment notebook was working fine when I went to bed one night,but the next morning, the keys on the left didn't work. Any ideas?  Thanks!

A:what could cause the left hand side of my keyboard to stop w...

The keyboard can go out and when they do it is usually a section of keys not the whole thing. Try going into device manager find the keyboard and "uninstall" it then reboot to let Windows reacquire the driver. You can also turn it off remove the battery and power and hold down the power button 15 seconds then reattach power and power on. You can also go into BIOS (F10 setup) and restore default settings. If none of these works it is time for a new keyboard. They are fairly cheap and easy for the end user to install do it yourself. Post back if you want a link to a place to buy the keyboard and an instruction manual. 

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If I expand a folder that's down towards the bottom and there's a lot of subfolders, then everything moves up to make room for the subfolder list. That's as it should be. But about the time I go to click on one of the subfolders, the whole list moves down again and you have to scroll back down to get where you want. After that, it stays put. It's an bug/annoyance that I hope someone gets fixed.
Just my 2 cents worth.

A:Windows Explorer left hand pane

I think the OP is noticing the little quirk in Win 7 where Explore does not bring the left pane target folder (the one with focud) up to the to of the pane, throwing it instead to the bottom of the pane.

A nuisance for sure, but unresolved to my knowledge.

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Yes this has been answered before (in 2001, I think) but the solution as provided via Rollin' Rog:

@="Explorer Band"



failed to work. Maybe because IE is version 6?

The symptoms are the same - blank, b'ground-coloured left pane. The above was entered (I also tried 'shdocvw.dll' but no dice.

Any further possible solutions, please?

A:Left-hand pane in Explorer is blank

pofadda, Hi - Welcome to TSG!!

Check out this thread and see if anything there will help.


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Like others I now have a problem with the LH hinge.  sticking and opening up the casing.  What can HP do to help me fix this problem.  it is out of warrantee but appears to be a manufacturing fault because there are a large number of these incidents being recorded so therefore HP should provide some help.  as a manufacturing fault i wodl expect this to be fixed by HP and not for me to take my laptop apart and attempt a repair.  any cost involved with using an HP repair centre i woudl expect tp be covered by HP.  this is not an age problem as this laptop is not that old and neither are many others that have been reported.

A:HP Pavilion g7 left hand hinge failure

Hello, contact HP and check if there is a recall for this unit. If there is then unit will be repaired without any cost , if not I'm sorry

Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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1/11/16- a small white hand pointing to the top right hand side of the tablet. I clicked it. THEN lots of new apps downloaded by themselves. Then x-rated apps appeared. I tried to turn the Wi-Fi off and it would switch back on it's self. Wouldn't allow settings to open. Finally opened settings and did a factory reset. Signed onto Wi-Fi again, hand returned and is downloading apps on its own. Can't switch off tablet.
I am a novice and I am scared all the things using our Wi-Fi might be compromised. I have managed to turn it off, but I can't get into anything on the tablet .

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