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#1 donuteh

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:55 AM

I have a dead spot in the middle of the screen that when I click in it, the active window becomes inactive, Just like clicking off the window, but in the middle of the window instead. I've had this problem with three different computers and it was bearable because when I restart me computer it went away but now the problem appears to be permanent on one of my computers. Does anyone else have this problem? everyone I know that's running Vista Home Premium, have the same problem. Note: the computer that seems to be permanent is running 32bit version. my dads 32bit version doesn't have the same problem. any ideas?
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 09:59 AM

Hello,

Could this be a dead pixel? what monitor are you using?
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:31 AM

hi,,,, plug your dads monitor into your pc and see if its gone, if it has then Alan sed what it is.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:34 AM

No, this isn't a monitor related problem, the monitor works fine. I guess I should have mentioned that its a square spot in the middle of the screen that looks normal but it's like an invisible button that when clicked on, makes any active window, inactive. It appears to be a problem with the Desktop Window Manager. if you shut it down in the task manager it'll start back up again and work fine. I just discovered this quick, temporary fix about 5 minutes ago. I suppose I'll probably have to Whine to Microsoft for a fix for this.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:10 AM

hi again ,,, you say you had this prob with 3 diferant comp's,,, thats why we thought monitor,,,, are you loading the OS in these comp's with a vista disc or did they come preinstalled,,, if its the first, then its the disc or the install ,,, if its the latter then your just very unlucky,,,

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:30 AM

Two are vista disks and two are preinstalled, a search on google shows that this is a very common issue that I can't seem to find in and FAQ on the Microsoft website. I'm currently rattling their cage about tis issue too. I'll be sure to post if I hear anything back.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 05:58 PM

Two suggestions:
1) Ensure that all Windows Updates are installed
2) Reinstall the latest available graphics drivers for your video card

DWM works closely with your video drivers to recompose your Desktop as needed.
Could you post a link to the Google search that shows others with this issue?
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