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3 In White Square In The Center Of The Desktop Background


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#1 Doug Dobie

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 08:23 PM

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Does anyone else have this same problem? Really frustating. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanking you in advance.

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Posted 01 September 2008 - 10:29 PM

Is it the desktop background image or the monitor itself displaying the white square?

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#3 Doug Dobie

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:04 PM

The desktop image is fine when I look at it with Paint. Just one of the pics that MS supplies. So I guess it is the monitor. I have a 19 in ViewSonic with 1440X900 resolution. Hope this helps.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:10 PM

It seems the white square appears when a window is placed on top of the desktop then it stays there when the window is closed.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:56 PM

Usually this is an indicator that something is using your resources, but it could also be an issue with explorer.exe or with your video drivers (or even other things). What happens if you click once on the empty desktop and then press F5?

The first thing to do would be to see what's running on your system. Open up Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) and click on the processes tab. Double click on both the CPU column and the Memory column to sort them in descending order. Let us know if anything is taking up an inordinate amount of CPU or memory.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 03:58 PM

The task manager has:
dwm.exe CPU 0 Memory 31K
explorer.exe CPU 0 Memory 25K
MemeoBackup.exe CPU 50 Memory 11K
(Backup says: Files pending backup)
sidebar.exe CPU 0 Memory 17K

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:00 PM

Add clicking the empty square once then pressing F5 doesn't do anything.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 04:24 PM

Right click on the MemeoBackup.exe and select "End Process". Click "End process" in the confirmation dialog. Then go back and test to see if the white thing goes away. If so, it's the MemeoBackup program that's causing the issue. A uninstallation and reinstallation of the Memeo Backup program should fix it.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:25 PM

Sorry. Clicking "End Process" for MemeoBackup did not solve the problem. What could it be?

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 02:11 AM

A buddy told me to take my monitor & hook it up to my son's laptop. See if the white square is still there. I will do that one day soon & tell you later. Thanks all.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:40 PM

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Thanks for your involvement. It was the WD memeo auto syno that was the problem. Uninstalled it & the white square disappeared.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:03 PM

I'm glad that you got it fixed! Thanks for letting us know, it'll help others who have similar problems.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.




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