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Q: white squares or completely white screen

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.

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Preferred Solution: white squares or completely white screen

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.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: white squares or completely white screen

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

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Screen goes completely white. Sometimes happens at startup (can hear the startup music in the background) and other times after being used for a while. Using windows 98 on laptop. Not sure if this would be a hardware or software concern. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks
JJ99
 

A:Screen goes completely White

Try to find a way to make it turn white, then try to do the same thing in safe mode.
Or just boot to safe mode, tap F8 while the laptop turns on, run something like a search, see if it will turn white.
If it turns white in safe mode you have a Hardware problem, if it doesn't software becaomes more plausible.
 

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Hello,my laptop screen has gone completely white. i had purchased this laptop with Windows 7 and updated it to Windows 10.presently the screen on my laptop is completely white and i am using and additional screen to use the laptop. can anyone provide a solution.thanks in advanceSingh

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Hi all, I purchased by Lenovo Yoga 710 a few months ago and there were a few times the screen turned white when I changed from laptop to tablet mode, but now it happens randomly while I use the laptop. The only way to get it to go away is adjust my screen back and forth until I see a normal screen again. Any ideas on how to fix? Still under warranty, so if not something I can fix, it should be covered under that right? (I haven't dropped it or spilled anything on it.) Thanks!

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Inspiron 15R 5520, Hi i know I need a new battery, but on the mains start up sometimes its fine, other times i need to change the angle of the screen 5 to 10 times to get it to start up, otherwise I get half the screen filled with white squares and beeping. I have to keep closing and re opening the lid until it starts up on a normal screen. Once started and open i can move the angle of the screen many times without issue?  many thanks for any advice guys
 

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Hey guys, I am noticing an issue with some of windows default programs.
 
Problem has been observed on:
 
Wordpad
Paint
 
Symptoms:
 
When I tell these programs to Save as, Instead of readable text in the title I get white squares.
This is also visible in print preview for the individual buttons, as well as the prompt asking if I would like to save.
 
Images of symptoms:
 

 Paint Save as.JPG   49.79KB
  10 downloads
 

 Paint Prompt.JPG   28.81KB
  11 downloads
 

 Paint preview.JPG   33.59KB
  9 downloads
 
Any help would be appreciated

A:White squares instead of text

I have run into this problem once or twice, and it came down to one of the system fonts being corrupted, usually 'Tahoma'.
 
Because I do quite a lot of graphics work, I have a large collection of non-standard fonts and sometimes, when re-installing Windows I have got a little over-enthusiastic with restoring my fonts collection and zapped some of the Windows basic fonts. Windows doesn't like this !
 
Try re-installing your fonts. If you can't do it off an XP disc, so long as you have a licensed copy of XP, I don't think it is a breach of copyright to copy the font files off another computer running XP. If I am wrong on this point, no doubt someone will correct me.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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I have had black squares on my desktop icons, but rebuilding the IconCache.db fixed the problem. Now I have White icons on my desktop icons. 1st, I tried rebuilding the IconCache.db, but that did not work. 2nd I deleted all the Cache db's via the Command Prompt(Admin), that did not work either. I'm not sure how to resolve this and I really don't want to refresh the laptop. I have a lot of 3rd party software installed. I would appreciate any help. Thanks, Bob G
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8076 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 687 GB (556 GB Free); E: 931 GB (883 GB Free); F: 232 GB (186 GB Free); G: 931 GB (737 GB Free); I: 465 GB (387 GB Free); J: 425 GB (297 GB Free); K: 506 GB (257 GB Free); L: 931 GB (931 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hi guys
I've tried many things and i cant take out that white squares behind the icons.
Please help.

Here's how it looks:

A:Desktop icons have white squares

what is this a mac???

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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 had a problem with my old 3.x picasa, when I tried to upload picture to web album. I installed a newest picasa (Windows XP/SP2). When I tried to upload a picture it raised window of upload manager with message "upload 1 of one pictures". That's it. Picasa hangs, it does not react on "cancel" or "suspend" buttons. The main picasa screen on the background becomes white, the only thing I can do is just to kill the process. When I try to restart picasa it automatically starts the uploading process it did not compelte (and hangs again). I tried even uninstall it and install once more, still did not help. When I started it, it continues uploading (and hangs). There is nothing I can do with picasa
Had somebody faced with this problem?
 

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I tried to use a restore point but it did nothing, the icons were still the white boxes.

earlier i was defragmenting but stopped it at about 42% , would that be the cause of the problem?

nothing else really happened, i think it was a bit random.

does anybody know why all my icons are like this? and if there is a way for this to be undone?


heres a picture of what they turned into.
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4250/badiconsyp6.png

theres some of each.

A:most of the icons on my desktop turned into white squares

Hello and welcome to TSF

Please do this:

Download TweakUI (click on the colored link), the download is on the right side of the page. Save it to your desktop.

When the download is finished, double click on it, this should install it. When installed, Click Start, All Programs, Powertoys for Windows XP, click Tweak UI.

When Tweak UI is loaded click on Repair then on Rebuild Icons and click Repair, then Apply and Ok.

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My Hp pavilliin g7 series laptop running windows 7 home starts up with white screen and no beeps or sounds . Started freezing on Hp logo screen last week only sometimes. Id turn off and it would work on second try. About a year and a half ago I used laptop to preview windows 8. And after I reinstalled windows 7 it has been acting funny. Ie freezing and louder fan noise. I did recently update the bios and a pci device driver that never installed. But now it has white screen this morning. I shut off and powered up and still white.
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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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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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 don't know when/how it started, but now everytime I start windows, all my icons (except My Computer, My Docs etc...) appear as white squares. I know of a temporary solution, to change the icon size, and then change it back, but I'd like to know:

1. Why it's doing this
2. How to fix it (permanently)

I saw on a forum somewhere (possibly this one) that it's to do with a corrupt icon cache. This is an annoying problem and any help would be appreciated.

PC Specs (if necessary):
AMD X2 5200+
2Gb DDR2 Ram
GeForce 7950GT 512MB
250Gb Seagate S-ATA HD
LG Flatron L1918S 19" LCD
Windows XP SP2
Version 94.24 Nvidia Drivers
DirectX 9c

Need any more info/HT log, just ask.
 

A:Desktop icons replaced with white squares on boot

You could download Tweak UI at the link below. After you install it you'll find it in Satrt>Programs>Powertoys for Windows XP>Tweak UI. Open it and under Repair choose Rebuild Icons.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

If the above doesn't correct the problem your max iconcache may need to be increased. Go to the link below and scroll down to line 166 (right column) and download the "Add Icon Cache Size to Folder Options/View" .reg file. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. This will give you 4 icon cache choices under the View tab in Folder Options. You can experiment with the choices starting with the smallest first. See if this corrects your problem.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Tufenuf
 

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I built my first computer almost a month ago now and I came home tonight and turned my computer on to find a bunch of lines, colors, and squares all over my screen to the point that I can barely see what is on the screen. I can get as far as getting to my desktop but there is so much discoloration and white squares on my screen that I can't really read anything. I'm assuming the problem is my graphics card but I'm not sure if it's the graphics card itself or maybe the port in the motherboard for the graphics card or some other problem. The site I bought my graphics card from offers a 30 day replacement but I need to receive an RMA email which is only sent on business days and I have about 5 days left until it reaches 30 days. I'm wondering if there is anything I can try to fix this issue before attempting to return my graphics card before the 30 days? Thanks in advance!
 

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When I open task manager, and several other programs/ windows there are white squares around the toolbar that says file, edit, view, favorites, tools, help. There is an individual box around each word. I've run a virus scan several times, I use McAfee, but it doesn't find anything. Is this a virus? Is there any way to make it go away? Thanks for any help!
 

A:Solved: White squares around File, Edit, View, etc.

Greetings belajeep ,Welcome To TSG

Fix the ugly menu bar after applying a custom theme
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/uglymenubar.htm
 

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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.

i have changed the brightness but still the same and the screen has been cleaned so what could be the problem and what can i do about it?

the laptop runs on Vista.

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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.
 
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

A:White Screen Virus - How to Disable White Pop-Up Screen?

Greetings RecycleZone and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter pro... Read more

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i have a 8.9 acer aspire one netbook and i can't see anything except the backlight. i can plug in an external monitor and see everything as usual but using the netbook's native lcd its just completely white. i was wondering if this is fixable because when i plug in my sisters netbook's lcd it works fine.
 

A:what can cause the LCD to be completely white?

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My screensaver is not working at all. None of them are, including the ones that came with Windows 7! they all show just a white screen with nothing on it. all white. I tried changing screensavers and changing back just to find that no screensaver will work anymore. Can somebody help me fix this because I really like my Reshiram screensaver.

A:screensaver completely white background

This also just started happening to me, today. I'm using Windows 8.1. It only does this with custom screen savers (the clock screen savers Fliqlo and Dropclock), which have been working fine until today. It appears white in both the screen savers' thumbnail preview (in the default Windows screen saver settings window) and the full screen view. I'm using the latest drivers of my AMD Radeon R7 260X graphics card.

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I've never had an issue with downloading in the past. My view of downloading files was, if I could open the file, I had the file. But I'm just curious if there's anything more to it. Is it possible for you to open a file up perfectly fine, but then later on when you try to open it, you can't for some reason? I;m not talking about virus attacks either. I'm just curious of the science behind downloading files and web browsing. Is there anything more to downloading, or is it just completely black and white?

A:Is downloading files completely black and white

Can you be more specific on what file was downloaded and installed on your computer? It may be isolated but not uncommon.

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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:office 2013 interface white washed menus appearing as white spots

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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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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My brand new laptop, never damaged, nor dropped has these staticky flickering white lines and dots. The problem started after maby an hour after opening the box and turning it on. Keep in mind i just got it a day ago.

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Hello, and thank you in advance for taking the time to address my issue.

I have a Dell laptop here with Windows Vista Home Premium, with the latest updates installed. According to the owner of the laptop, it began exhibiting virus-like symptoms about a week ago. After the removal of a few rogue antivirus programs, I attempted to test out the functionality of the computer by downloading Firefox. I went to google.com, typed "Firefox" in the search bar, and after clicking search, I received a completely blank page - no text on the page at all. The page seemed to be very long and scrollable, as well (see attached photo for reference). I am assuming this is a DNS hijack of some sort. When I replace "www.google.com" in the address bar with google's ip address, the search results return without a hassle.

Thank you so much,
J Bradshaw


DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by test at 23:47:18.49 on Sun 07/26/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18783
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3061.1753 [GMT -4:00]

AV: PC-cillin Internet Security - Virus Protection *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {7D2296BC-32CC-4519-917E-52E652474AF5}
SP: PC-cillin Internet Security - Spyware Protection *enabled* (Outdated) {003DD9A8-02A6-43CF-81BA-5D403CAD001E}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: PC-cillin Internet Security - Firewall *enabled* {3E790E9E-6A5D-4303-A7F9-185EC20F3EB6}... Read more

A:Google search results in large, scrollable completely blank white page.

BUMP, please

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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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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

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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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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?

Thanks

A:White Font/White Background

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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Update: Solved by switching themes to basic and back.

In Metro mode I see this... I don't know what happened last as I don't use this PC often but it's running Windows 8 Build 8102. Even the switcher button "start menu" in normal mode shows white instead of black.

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While working on my computer, the screen suddenly turned white leaving me with no option beyond re-booting. After re-booting, there was no change in the screen. I, then, turned off the computer until the following day. At that point, I turned on the computer and it booted normally. Any idea what caused this problem? Thank you for your help. Jerry
 

A:White screen

Saying "while working on the computer" doesn't tell us anything.
Exactly what were you doing to it when the display issue occurred?

Is it still working okay now?

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i have a dell desktop ,only 3yrs old and for 6 mo have a white screen every time i turn it on, and after waiting 10 min screen goes all black, then i hit any letter and i get online, and if i go away for 30 min i have to go through the same white screen thing. i had a pro check comp. and he said i have a damaged hard drive, but if i check my hard drives myself, comp. says ok on hard drives
 

A:white screen

Hello & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum.

Please run this forum's system info utility & post the results.
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links

Please provide the model & model # of your Dell desktop.

Please provide the brand, model & model # of your monitor.

How does your computer connect to your monitor; vga, DVI, HDMI, S cable, other?

When did the computer last work well? What changed; installation or removal of hardware or software; a W7 update; an update to an anti virus or other anti malware program; an update to a different program?

RF123
 

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I've got a Dell Dimension 4600, that I've had for about three years now. It has never given me problems or done anything weird until the past couple of weeks. I will be either on the Internet or, as what happened today, just starting the computer up and my monitor screen just goes all white. The computer was not hanging, because the lights on the tower were still blinking intermittently so it was obviously still "thinking". No response from the keyboard or mouse, so I have to push in the button until it goes off. I wait about 5 or 10 minutes, turn it on again, and it is fine. Turning off and on the monitor does not clear it. However, today, when I turned it back on, the Windows XP blue start up screen came on with a lot of data and file names listed, it was deleting files as I watched, and it was showing percentages completed. Apparently "fixing" itself, I let it run. When at 100%, it restarted and seems to be fine so far. I hope this isn't a major system problem. My virus scans are still coming up all clean, and spyware is deleted regularly. Any help offered would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Tracy
 

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It sounds like it ran a chkdsk to correct errors and fixed them. You can run it yourself and defrag your computer periodically. To run the check disk, open My Computer, right click on your system local disk and select Properties. On the Tools tab click the button Check Now.
Check the boxes and click Start. You will be asked to run the chkdsk at reboot, just click Yes. The check will run the next time your computer boots up. You can run the defrag later from the same Tools tab or from Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Disk Defragmenter.
 

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Hello,
 
I have a toshiba laptop with windows 7 when i start the computer it goes to my log in and then when i click on it the screen goes white i have tried starting in safe mode and it ends up restarting computer and doing same thing i also tried disc repair and it keeps asking for a username and password which i don't have because i never set one up i did buy this laptop new any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hi,
Do yoou have the installation disk(s)? Can you boot from that disk? If so, will it allow you to do a startup repair?
Keep us posted

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every time i click on a web site i get the spinning wheel and my screen turns white hanging up for about a minute before it advances. does anyone know of this problem? and how do i correct it?

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This might judt be a problem with your browser maybe try reinstalling it?

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When I turn on vista desktop, all I get is a white screen. Can!t insert cd to run because screen is still white. What!s wrong?

A:White screen

Hello. Have you tried using advance boot program to see if you can fix issues ? Advanced Boot Options

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Hello there.

The other day my computer screen randomly went completely white/grey with a vista loading icon in the center, so I restarted.
Everything seemed fine for the restart until it got to actually being on my desktop, I tried this several times and I other got the blank screen straight away or briefly saw my background (Without icons or taskbar) then got the white screen.
If I Ctrl-Alt-Del, I can get onto the screen which allows you to log off, open task manager etc but If I choose task manager, I end up with the white screen again.
If I log off or turn off, I'm back on my desktop with icons and all for about two second before the action is completed.

I've tried running it in safemode, it boots up fine but as soon as I'm on the safemode desktop it logs me out then starts windows normally, taking my back to the white screen.

I know the screen works because It's hooked up to and xbox and other things just fine, and It does work for some parts of booting up. I've got no idea whats causing the problem.

Any help/comments would be appreciated- I don't want to do a factory reset as there's information on my computer I need. I'd be willing to rollback to an older save (If that's even possible) as long as my files arent at risk.

Thank you!

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If it boots fine in safemode then we may be able to fix it.

Please post your system specs.

Try a restore to an earlyer time.

Try booting using the lst known good configuration.

Try removing your gfx card drivers while in safe mode then rebooting causing the computer to reinstall.

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My dad has an Envy (no clue what the model number/product number is...all I know is it has a 17 inch screen, beats audio, and control zone.  I believe it has 12GB of memory and 1 TB of HDD).  Anyway, he was browsing the internet when he says all of a sudden, his screen went completely white.  He forced the computer to shut down, and upon restarting the computer, it remained white.  I had him attempt the "Ctrl+Alt+Esc" solution, with no progress.  I had him attempt to start the computer in Safe Mode, again, no progress.  I also had him hook his computer up to an external display (his tv), and still, nothing showed but white.  I would like to know if there's something else we can do to fix this, or if this white screen means his computer is shot.  Please advise.  Thank you!

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Hi,I have E31-70, and when I turn it on, I only get white screen with a cursor (that functions normally). I tried to connect external screen, but got the same result. When I connected a USB device, the conputer made normal sounds, but I still can't see anything.What can I do?Thanks!
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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P.S. I can't even shot the computer down. Long press doesn't help.

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Hi, I just started having this white screen issue today.
It seems that my laptop have a permanent white screen, the moment I pressed the ON button.
I can still adjust my screen lighting, and couldn't try the rest since I can't seen anything on my screen.
I've searched on net, and mostly referred to a white screen after start up and with the mouse scroll, but mine is just empty without anything.
Please help me, I have a lot of important files that I need access to.

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Can you plug in a monitor? Most laptops have a port for this.

If so is it booting past the BIOS screen into Windows? What do you see on the monitor screen? If it's also white then it sounds like the video chip is failing and may need replacement. If the monitor gives a picture then it could only be the laptop screen needing reseating or replacement.

Your files should always be backed up against failures like this. If you cannot get your screen working then you can remove the Hard Drive from its bay underneath - instructions for most models are found by asking Google - and connect it via a converter cable to USB or to plug it in internally to a desktop's SATA port, giving access to your data.

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VIsta...dell start page...downloaded ie8 over ie7...but prefer and use firefox...
when reboot...all runs well for awhile...then white page comes up...removed ie8...reboot consistently produces the same...went into task manager and found two ie's running at same time...remove one and they both remove...then problem is gone...until next reboot...then starts all over...and ie now auto assigns itself as default browser.........was this simply a download corruption? How can I keep from having two ie's booting which is causing my problem? I did not stop my antiviral and antispyware programs when I downloaded ie8....Any help here? Please...

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Hi I have a notebook G2 and when I turn it on it appears only a white screen, I insert an external LCD monitor (via VGA port) and still nothing and something very stratnge every time I hit any key from keyboard HDD led blinks (only when I hit any key), I also test it with different RAM (from another Hp laptop which I have) and still nothing please kindly take a look to my upload photos (they show the white screen that I see in my laptop)  Thnx for your time and your help to everyone!!!I am waiting for any kind of advise or solutions, thnx again

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Hi,It's more like graphic chip has gone bad.What happens when both HDD and RAM is removed and notebook powered on?RegardsVisruth

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Hi
I need help, my laptop runs up to log in then after I log in there is a quick view of the desktop ( about 0.5seconds) then the screen turns white and I can see nothing at all.
Carl,alt,del brings up the lock this pc etc, when I start task manager I get the white screen back.
Have tried using safe mode, different screen resolution from repair screen to no avail.

Has anybody any ideas please

Thanks

Eric

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Eric
Can you get to system restore from safe mode?
System Restore - How to

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Hello My friend: I have a Dell Studio 540s Slim with Windows 7 and this Problem i have now is with a White Screen Poping up no taskbar, unless i push the window sign key button it will pop up, no desktop,if I restart desktop will come up normaly then after awhile a white screen will show up ? How To SOLVE
 

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When this happens press CTRL SHIFT ESC all at once to open Task Manager. In the list of processes, look to see if "explorer.exe" is running. If it isn't we need to see what is stopping it.
 

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i have a dell all in one pc with touch screen. when i turn it on it is all white screen ..i was told it could be a power issue so i went a nd boougth a new power supply cord and that is not it...before the white screen the computer would flash like a blinker..lol and now just white screen...
 

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I have a Dell XPS 8500 computer using Windows 10, also a Dell analog monitor. I recently connected up a HP w2207h monitor which was given to me and worked fine.I used the same connections vga to dvi with a adapter,tried aHDMI cable also without any luck.I swapped cables also,no luck.When I connect the HP monitor and power it up all I get is a white screen ,no curser,no error message not even a message saying no signal when I disconnect the cable.I reconnect my Dell monitor and it works fine.Is the HP monitor compatable with my Dell computer?
 

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