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strange icon appearing on my screen

by tsubome / February 5, 2010 10:34 AM PST

I'm running a second hand Gateway computer right now and can't contact the owner for specifics but I will give as much information as I can as I go.

After updating my graphics card from the Nvidia website (GeForce 6100)there is a tiny icon in the middle of my screen that won't go away. Screenshots provided.

My desktop: http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d117/Chinsi/screen2.jpg

Tiny icon: http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d117/Chinsi/screen1.jpg

That same black square the same color as my wallpaper is appearing over everything I use from Photoshop and Firefox to World of Warcraft and Aeon. My os is Windows XP Home.

Things I've already tried is reinstalling the drivers and rebooting the PC a few times. Simple I know but I'm not so tech savvy.

I'd appreciate any information for removing it.

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If it's an icon . . .
by Coryphaeus / February 5, 2010 11:17 AM PST

what are the properties? Where does it lead?

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not actually an icon
by tsubome / February 5, 2010 11:45 AM PST
In reply to: If it's an icon . . .

Sorry, should have been more specific. It's really just icon shaped it doesn't lead anywhere at all. I can't right click or click on it but it hovers over everything 24/7.

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What happens if you change your theme ...
by Edward ODaniel / February 6, 2010 1:02 AM PST

or background?

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Re: strange icon appearing on my screen
by Tufenuf / February 6, 2010 1:22 AM PST

tsubome, This is worth a try. Right click your Desktop, choose Properties, under the Desktop tab click the Customize Desktop button, under the Web tab make sure that ALL boxes are unchecked, click OK/Apply/OK.


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