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Getting weird shadows/smear next to icons, cursor, words, etc.


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#1 Keebos

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:01 AM

http://gyazo.com/850c3fd96f18c1448cd161853d9dd307

 

You should be able to see the smear type of thing next to the icons. All I did was alt+tab out of a game I was playing last night and this happened. It's everywhere! In a game, browsing the web, on my desktop. There's also a faded grey bar on the side of the screen the didn't show up in a screenshot.

 

I can't find anything on this. How can I fix this?

 

If it helps at all, I'm using windows 7



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:31 PM

I can see a grey zone going down and left from the Adobe icon - is that what you are referring to ? 

 

What sort of computer is this happening on - make and model ?

 

Off the top of my head I would try a system restore to a point before this started and see if that fixes it.

 

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:15 PM

I can see a grey zone going down and left from the Adobe icon - is that what you are referring to ? 

 

What sort of computer is this happening on - make and model ?

 

Off the top of my head I would try a system restore to a point before this started and see if that fixes it.

 

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I'm using an HP DC7900. I tried playing a game a got fixed somehow. Then out of the blue, it happened again just before posting this, but it's not nearly as bad as it was before.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 08:04 AM

Are your display drivers and graphic card drivers up to date?



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 05:36 PM

I should have said this earlier - welcome to BC !

 

I still think a system restore is your easiest starting point. Click 'Start - Control panel - System' and then in the top left hand corner of the system screen click on 'System protection'. In the box that appears, click 'System restore' and just follow it from there. When the restore is finished, you may need to re-boot.

 

I googled this computer - that's why the make and model is useful - and it was a well received business desktop when it was released. However, this means that your computer was probably built between 2008 and 2010 and the possibility exists that it is beginning to show signs of age. Like Amythyr, I think you could have a graphics problem. If the restore doesn't fix your problem, then go to the HP web-site and download the latest graphic drivers for your computer and install them.

 

If you still have this smearing after that, then you are probably looking at installing a separate video card. According to the review I read there should certainly be room for a basic video card, which are not expensive, and in any case will give you better graphics performance than the on-board graphics this computer came with. You could always see if a friend would lend you one to try before you buy.

 

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