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Start Graphic on the upper left hand corner in win8/8.1/RT

Q: Start Graphic on the upper left hand corner in win8/8.1/RT

I hope someone knows how to change this because for some reason it drives me crazy. As we all know the word "Start" appears on the top left hand corner of the win8/8.1/RT metro home screen. Is there anyway to get rid of it? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Preferred Solution: Start Graphic on the upper left hand corner in win8/8.1/RT

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A: Start Graphic on the upper left hand corner in win8/8.1/RT

Originally Posted by darpavader


I hope someone knows how to change this because for some reason it drives me crazy. As we all know the word "Start" appears on the top left hand corner of the win8/8.1/RT metro home screen. Is there anyway to get rid of it? Thanks in advance for your help.



You mean this:

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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 *****
--------><HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"></HEAD>
<BODY
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
rightMargin=0>
<DIV
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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My cursor blinks in upper left corner of monitor. Removed battery, replaced, did not work. What do I do now?
 

A:Blinking cursor in upper left-hand corner

The hard drive is probably bad. This is a laptop? The blinking cursor means that the computer can't find a boot device, like a hard drive or CD/DVD drive
 

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I dont what this is but a clear white box has suddenly appeared on top left of my windows screen and wont go away. How dow i get rid of it??? Any help appreciiated

A:Box upper left hand corner of wndows screen

screenshot would be handy

Roy

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Hello there

So after installing and tweaking windows 8, some small annoyances remain. One of them that i encounter every day is as follows:
I have 2 monitors. Primary on the right, secondary on the left.
If i take my cursor up to the top left of the primary monitor, it gets "stuck" and will not move over to the left hand screen (secondary monitor). I believe this is caused by the APP bar which I have disabled as per (http://www.ghacks.net/2012/08/19/disable-windows-8-mouse-over-corner-interfaces/).
However the problem still remains. If i go aproximately 10 pixels down from the upper left hand corner, i can mouse over to the other screen fine. No menu comes up, my cursor just hits a wall. I have made sure both montior tops are in line in the screen resolution
screen.

I tried to shoot a video of it, but of course camstudio does not work in windows 8 (sigh).
steps to reproduce are, drag your mouse to the very top left corner with the intention of moving it to the second monitor.
How can i disable? I have tried the GPO setting for EdgeUI which creates the registry key ( DisableTLcorner) in the link above.

As a bit of background, if one is constantly using VNC to manage other peoples computers, I do not want to steal focus from their mouse by dragging my cursor over the centre of the screen. So i bring my mouse cursor to the very top (title bar area) and try
and move between screens. Obviously this is a windows 8 "feature". Anyone else a... Read more

A:Cannot mouse over upper left hand corner on dual monitors

Um no, I have never in my life found that installing a monitor driver ever fixed anything.

there is nothing in the application log that has anything to do with this problem as its a mouse event. No event is obviously generated when i am moving the mouse around the screen.

you cannot reproduce? I have installed a few more windows 8s and the problem exists on every single one.

here is a video of the event. Finaly got camstudio working properly, just have to do the whole screen. in the video, i try and move the mouse in the upper left and lower left of the screen. the two screens are different wallpapers to make it easier to see.
I have managed to find a service that allows uploads, the video file is here so you can see what im talking about. I hope that makes it clearer.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/z4w688

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Just purchased 3 days ago..now I watched a movie and I observed 3 white spots..I payed 1260$ have the full coverage but this is not the solve of the problem cause is not normal turn buy a new laptop and after 2 days to need attention and start fixing stuff..I was so happy thinking I made a good deal..tomorrow I'm going back in BestBuy and ask to replace it with a Samsung or something else..no way to go fix something that I payed 1260$ and in 2 days to let me down.I just berry my Acer that I bought it 5 years ago and was working perfectly..I'm so mad..I'm know HP is a good brand but really after I read the reviews I was shocked to see how many problems..And to let you know I tried to switch for better graphics performance and there is no changing there..

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I am looking for the FAVORITES gold star that was on my last Win7  There is a bookmark in that location and it is useless to me.

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I did an update on 1/23/2018 and have two mouse pointers on my screen.  How do I get rid of the permanent pointer in the upper right corner of all screens.  It is contained in a small square box.

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My laptop will unexpectly move the mouse to the upper right hand corner. It will also occasionally open up the action center window or settings windows. It also sometime dims the display. This has been very frustrating. I have tried a lot of recommendations online but nothing appears to work. Also while it is doing this I notice circles on the right had side of the display that come and go. It is almost like someone is controlling my laptop.  

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My new protege has heating issue. upper left corner(power button area) is heating up pretty bad and doesn't cool down easy.
Is this common for everyone, or is there anyway that i can reduce the heat?

I tried to use cooling perfomance maintanace pre-installed application, however, it keeps want me to close all the applications in use, however, I do not any application on. Any solution?

A:Warm upper left corner of the Portege

> My new protege has heating issue. upper left corner(power button area) is heating up pretty bad and doesn't cool down easy. Is this common for everyone, or is there anyway that i can reduce the heat?

I guess this is your first ?small? notebook which supports such big CPU/GPU performance. You will notice this on all small (~13?) notebooks. Why? Because the cooling modules are placed on the left and the whole warm air flows from this direction.
I?ve got U400 series. It?s 13? unit and the left area is warm too because of the cooling modules.

Furthermore the unit supports an overheating protection which means that the notebook would shut down automatically if the temperature is too high.
Does the notebook shut down automatically? No?
Well, in such case the temperature is ok and not too high.

Of course you can change the Win 7 power management settings in order to decrease the CPU and GPU performance which would lead to lower heat dissipation. This keep the temperature at lower level.

Greets

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The hinge in the upper left corner is frozen.  When I lift the screen portion of the notebook, the hinge forces the keyboard section away from the base.

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Hello,I have this window in the upper left corner of my screen. I cannot do anything to it nor can I see it on my task manager. The only way that I know that it is there is whenever I minimize a window that is maximized. I have a picture of what it looks like here: http://i31.tinypic.com/35jbaq0.jpgThanks for helping.Here is my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:16:03 PM, on 7/7/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeF:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exeF:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\S... Read more

A:Strange window in upper left corner

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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I have encountered the same problem as others in this forum. The base of my laptop has started to separate in the upper left hand corner next to the hinge. I can push it closed when the laptop is closed, but it separated again when I open the laptop. My laptop has never been dropped or damaged in any other way. 

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My laptop has an indintation in the upper left corner of the touchpad which normally may be double-tapped to disable/enable the touch pad itself, however, it has recently ceased working. I use it quite frequently as I write to avoid the complications of my palm on the touch pad as I type, however now I attempt to double tap this corner and it acts as if I am double tapping any other part and it is simply moving my cursor to wherever my mouse is hovering at the time and highlighting that portion of the writting. Essentially, it's acting as if this location on the touch pad is no more special than the direct center.However, the scroll bar I use on the right hand side of the touch pad is working perfectly, and the pinch-to-zoom feature is flawless. In attempting to find help on the issue, I only find people trying to figuer out why their touch pad is disabled because they don't know about the upper-left trick.This might, perhaps, be a problem with my computer itself as it is several years old, but I sincerely hope not. Any help at all is appreciated.

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For an unknown reason after every restart some icons will return to the starting position in the upper-left corner of the desktop (Windows7_64ult), even though I previously located elsewhere. I.e. they are listed below each other, according to updated. It is not happening to all icons, but that on the desktop since few days back. Others are on their position where were before. I hope it describe clearly. Some icons simply don't want to remain at the position where I moved them before. It sucks a bit, can be done something about it? Thanks for any advice
Peter
 

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I have a Pentinum 2, 350 MHz computer running Win98SE. I have attempted to down load new video drivers or other programs and when I do I do not get the window that allows me to complete the download. Instead I get a little multi colored checkerboard in the upper left corner. How do I get rid of this so that I can complete my driver or program downloads ? It is getting very frustrating as I do not know what is causing this little checkerboard to appear instead of the expected program.

Any help to correct this problem would be appreciated.
 

A:Checkerboard in upper left corner when downloading programs

Have you by any chance installed a downloading program like download express or download expert. I seem to remember that some of these programs do that sort of thing.
 

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In IE 8, when I would open a website, the website name would be in the upper left corner. With IE 9, however, that area is blank. What do I need to do to make it appear again?

A:IE 9 Problem - Website Name No Longer in Upper Left Corner

reckon they did away with it - you might be able to tweak it back in, though..

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My laptop has an indintation in the upper left corner of the touchpad which normally may be double-tapped to disable/enable the touch pad itself, however, it has recently ceased working. I use it quite frequently as I write to avoid the complications of my palm on the touch pad as I type, however now I attempt to double tap this corner and it acts as if I am double tapping any other part and it is simply moving my cursor to wherever my mouse is hovering at the time and highlighting that portion of the writting. Essentially, it's acting as if this location on the touch pad is no more special than the direct center.However, the scroll bar I use on the right hand side of the touch pad is working perfectly, and the pinch-to-zoom feature is flawless. In attempting to find help on the issue, I only find people trying to figuer out why their touch pad is disabled because they don't know about the upper-left trick.This might, perhaps, be a problem with my computer itself as it is several years old, but I sincerely hope not. Any help at all is appreciated.

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I am running windows 10, from windows 8. Free download.
I was usinf Skype, and the sound went off. I tried to restart my desktop, and after upgrade and restart, screen just black with blinking line.
What to do to repair windows 10?
Please advice.
Best regards, John From Denmark

A:black screen with blinking line in upper left corner

Hi, suggests it's not seeing your disk at all - nothing to boot from.

Check your connections, check your disk - e.g. using a live boot disk or connect it to another PC.

If you can manage to read it again, run chkdsk on it.

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My computer is about a year old now, built by me and my dad. Recently it's been having some issues though-- for a while I think it was over heating, causing it to reboot. At least I hope it was just overheating. One time when I booted up my computer it told me overclocking failed, which was odd because I hadn't messed with any of the settings (all still defaults).

But heres the major issue: If you boot it up, after the BIOS it'll give you a black screen with a blinking underscore up in the left corner. If you're quick enough you can get it to go into safe mode, etc. You can also choose which drive to boot from--- I found that it only gives you the black screen with certain drives. But, I did notice that its very slow when you have the "loading" screen for windows-- it'll slowly fade in and start loading, then it goes to a normal speed.

Specs:
IntelCore2CPU [email protected]
Nvidia 8800 GTS (640 MB)
4 GB RAM (although I can't use it all...)
Don't know much about my mobo except its a P5K

A:Black Screen + White Underscore in Upper Left Corner

I could be a memory issue. Try removing RAM one stick at a time and seeing if any of them are causing it. Then try them individually in each slot. It could be the motherboard if only one slot is faulty.

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Background:
I have an excel screen with a couple of top rows frozen.
I scroll down the bottom section, row after row, using the regular excel scrollbar.
I do NOT select any cells.

Question:
I would like to display in one of the frozen top row cells the address (or contents) of the cell currently showing in the upper left hand corner of the non-frozen screen as I scroll along. Again, I am not stopping to highlight the cell (or any cell; just scrolling along).

So, for example, if I've scrolled down to row 102, I would like cell A1 to show "A102" (or its contents).

Vista, Excel 2007

Thanks
 

A:Excel: Cell address in upper left corner without activating

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My Acer has a black screen flashing mark upper left corner just after the opening screen, it just happened ,can I get some help thx ....

A:black screen flashing mark upper left corner

First backup any files you want off of the computer with an Ubuntu Live CD saving to an external USB HDD/Flash Drive.
If you have a Windows 7 DVD or Restore CD put that in the computer and choose your language and then Restore Your Computer.
If you do not have a disc, then you probably have a restore partition. Restart the computer on the logo screen when you see the message Press (Key) to Enter E-Recovery do so, this will restore your computer to Factory Defaults. Be sure to backup first.

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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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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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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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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.

Louis

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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 have a blue screen problem. Don't know if I should post it here or not but here is my problem.

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I don't know if this is the correct place to post this question. My daughter was using my MSI laptop and when she tried to start the computer all that came up was a black screen with the cursor in the upper left corner. She selected the restore option which came up because the other options would not do anything.

Is there any possible way to recover my files, pics, etc. or is it just gone now? I'm really upset because I had five years of photos of my grandchildren. =(

Any help at all is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Black screen w/ only the cursor in the left hand corner

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Hi,

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!

Thanks,

Ross

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Mod Edit:MOVED to Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~~boopmeAs mentioned in previous thread here (with pictures) I've had a recurring malware issue for some time that I've tried and failed to exterminate.As requested, here are the DSS LogsDDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.0Run by AFPAA at 13:57:44 on 2013-01-04Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8149.4304 [GMT -5:00].SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Program Files\Dell\DW WLAN Card\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\DW WLAN Card\bcmwltry.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\ActivIdentity\ac... Read more

A:Ads in lower Left Hand corner... <stubborn bugger>

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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Hey guys,

I recently had the moneypak FBI virus and cleaned my registry using Ccleaner and also cleared my Temp files manually (which actually got rid of the problem).

Since I cleared this, the top left hand corner of my screen (roughly 2 icon squared in size) does not allow any direct clicking or interaction. The area is not obstructed by any objects and I can still drag things out of that area as long as my cursor is on an area outside of said area.

This affects all programs I use, including my browsers, Steam and Explorer.

I realise I have probably deleted a registry file I shouldn't have but have had no luck finding any other people who have had the same problem, any help you guys can offer would be most appreciated! Cheers!

A:Top left hand corner not allowing clicks after virus and removal

Try doing a system restore to before you had the virus?

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Anyone know what this is, and how I can remove it?
Desktop, Left Corner, Windows 8.1

A:Wierd clear rectangle, left hand corner Windows 8.1

Go to C:/users/your name/ Desktop folder and see if there's a link you don't have on the desktop.

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Hey guys, i honestly can't believe how many people are having this issue, so simply once and for all... there is an easy solution to this problem. You do not need to uninstall/reinstall anything, change bios, get a new graphics card (in most situations, only significantly old graphics cards cannot play this game on minimum settings), or anything.

To fix... go into properties, compatibility and tick the box that says run in 640x480resultion... this minimizes the work the GPU needs to do and tricks the game into thinking it is adequate. In game, you can then alter the resolution to the correct one for your monitor.
 

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My web pages in Internet Explorer do not load correctly. Some partially load and sometimes the screen stays blank and a DONE message appears in the lower left hand corner. I recently had a problem with an offer.optimizer and believe this is a result of it. Please help!
 

A:Web Pages Do Not Load DONE Message in Lower Left Hand Corner

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RELEVANCY SCORE 88.8

Hi, I've been getting pop up ads that keep appearing on the left hand corner of my browser every time I go to certain websites (pic shown below). Also I get redirected to other websites quite often when I don't intend to open that website. Can anyone pls help? Much appreciated.

A:Pop Up Ad At The Bottom Left Hand Corner Of The Browser & Redirect Page

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here.If you get crashes in normal mode,run it in safemode with networkingDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Hi guys,

The other day I was using my old desktop and using firefox when suddenly firefox froze up while browsing and I was unable to ctrl+alt+del or click start or anything for that matter in order to close it down. I then turned off my computer manually by pressing the power button as I sometimes do when my computer freezes and turned it back on. Unfortunately, when I turned it back on the computer is stuck on the black screen with the blinking underscore in the top left hand corner.

I unfortunately am not good with computers and would like to avoid reformatting my computer, as this old desktop contains the largest amount of my media such as music and movies that I had been meaning to put onto an external hard drive. Furthermore, I do not have an XP installation disc and am unable to locate the system recovery discs that came with the PC (like I said, it's old, circa 2006, and they are most likely lost somewhere in the house or thrown out by now). Thank you for all the help and support in advance.

A:Windows XP black screen with blinking underscore in top left hand corner

if you haven't tried, as you switch on press the F8 key up and down repeatedly, if this works you will be at the safe mode menu - try last known good config. If still no go, try booting to BIOS - if this doesn't work I would say hard drive issue. Download the hard drive manufacturer's diagnostic program, this has to be burned to a disk. Then put the disk in and let it boot the pc and run the test.

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Not sure if anyone has this problem.When I lift up the laptop by the bottom left hand corner (on the left of the track pad), the screens blacks out and flickers.No way to recover except to power off.I tried to repeat by lifting it on the right side of the pad. No issue.Hardware problem?Any advise is greatly appreciated.

A:Holding X240 by bottom left hand corner causes screen to black out and flicker

Hi, I had this problem several times as well. First time it happened was I picked up my x240 (with lid open) from the corner to the left of the trackpad, and the screen flickered and crashed. The x240 crashed the same way when I was using the x240 on my lap, while resting my left elbow to the left of the trackpad, supporting my chin reading the a document on the screen. I think the crash happens when there's pressure to the area to the left of the trackpad. It would be great if anyone else could replicate the same problem, and hopefully somone can find a fix!

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I'm a network admin for about 30 users. About 10 of them are having a problem with any new document in Word (both XP and 2003). A small hollow square appears in the upper left corner. They're unable to delete it, and it freezes the "File" button on the Menu bar. Sometimes it freezes Word totally. They are able to print existing documents opened in Explorer. Very annoying! Any thoughts?
 

A:Word XP & 2003 - "little white square" in upper left corner

Hiya! and Welcome to TSG!

As nobody has an idea yet what might have cause the issue (as it is unusual), maybe uploading a screenshot would produce some ideas to resolve the problem.

Thanks!
 

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When I turn on my computer all I get is a black screen with the flashing cursor up in the left corner of the screen. Any ideas as to how to correct this? I have a Dell from he'll computer-- inspiron E1505 about 8 years old and just had windows 7 home edition installed on it

A:Black screen with flashing cursor in upper left corner of screen

Hey I just went through something very similar. I found that my SATA cable connecting the hard drive to the motherboard had failed. I replaced it with a new SATA cable, and it booted right up. Try the cable first if you have one lying around, plus its a cheap solution. If you replace the cable and it still won't boot up, it might be your hard drive. Seeing as how your machine is that old, it could fail at any time.

Do you get anything on the screen when you turn it on?

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I recently installed Windows XP and now when I try to play games from the Yahoo site, I get a red X in the upper left corner where the game should be. I suppose it's a setting that I need to change but I don't know what to do. Please HELP.
 

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I turned off my system after UN installing windows 7 manager, started the system a got a black screen, and a solid cursor in the top left hand corner of the screen. what do i do to resolve this

A:solid cusor in top left corner ,,, system won't start

Hi and welcome to TSF I 'am a little confused by what you are saying,did you uninstall windows 7 or some other program ? did you turn off the machine before the uninstall was complete ? have you tried a star up repair Startup Repair - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

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The Start button in lower-left corner of screen/desktop is not responding to left click.
Is there something an amateur can do?
hofkar.

A:Start button lower left corner of screen

Assuming RIGHT click at Start button still works ?..................

Run a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any found.

Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
sfc /scannow

> press Enter.
It will take quite sometime.
When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.

If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
If the report is #3, use this method................
In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

> press Enter.
Again it will take some time.
When finished, it will give you a report.

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Can I? I trudged through the settings and nothing

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hi I recently brought a Acer aspire one d257 -n57dqkk running windows 7 starter. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu desktop image and used a program to install it so I could test it before installing it. so in effect I could boot win7 or Ubuntu I liked what I sore and when I tried to install ubuntu I got a error install failure just after the partition settings of the install wizard. the computer restarted and when I tried to boot win7 it wouldn't start. so I run start up repair and let it do its thing but it came back with failure to fix. when It started it did the following. it loads the Acer logo and bios menu then blank lit up screen with blinking white horizontal line in top left hand corner and will no longer bring up startup manager or anything. has no beeping sounds at all when it gets to this point. I think I might have accidentally wiped the windows partition when installing Ubuntu. any help would be greatly appreciated. PS I have created. a bootable winxp USB flash drive using Rufus and set bios to boot from usb. but it has 3 options USB FDD,USB CDROM and USB HDD tryed all 3 USB options and it won't go past blinking line it worked perfect before Ubuntu install and the hard drive is brand new

A:blinking horizontal line at start up on top left corner help needed

It sounds like what you were trying to do is to dual boot Windows and Linux?  
 
If that is true, Linux is very anal in terms of how you do this.  
 
You have to install OSs in a specific order.  First, do Windows - oldest OS to newest OS, then you have to do Linux last.  
 
Unfortunately, you can't just create a partition on your hard drive and install Linux to that.  
 
Assuming no issues with the hard drive itself, I'd pull the data from it by attaching it with a SATA and data cables to another PC, then put your data on a removable storage device of appropriate size (USB hard drive, flash drive, etc.).  
 
On this hard drive, erase all hard drive partitions and start over.  
 
This is why I refuse to use Linux as an OS - sure it's nice and secure but that's only because there isn't enough market share for criminals to make it worth their while to grab the source code and devise malware or viruses from there.  
 
It's a huge hassle to install, however, if you plan on using it.   

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