I have a strange silver/blue square on the screen approx 2.5cm square. it comes on when the icons are loading and stays in front of any wallpaper. I have left/right clicked it, dragged/dropped, threatened, cursed and so on. it is not on the screen when I am working, as now.What is it? and how can I get rid of it, I have changed monitors but this did not work either. Cockle
The square is positioned (and won't move) approx 10cm from the left and 10cm from the top of the screen. It will not move, other than explosives, sometimes it will be a transparant outline with a cross top left corner of the square, clicking the cross does nothing,imagine a silver/blue opaque square 2.5cm square, or an outline as described.I run Windows XP. I repeat, it only comes on the screen when the icons have loaded. Cockle
Just a guess, but could it be spyware or similar. Try running adaware or spybot. Like I said just a guess but it wont hurt to try it Good luck Also you could check on msconfig, start-up and see if anything suspicious is funning.
Thanks DieSse, but NO, the little b----r is still there, I have changed various wallpapers , no luck. Sequence of events on starting up = usual Windows welcome, Sign in, password,screen goes blank,wallpaper appears, no silver square. then Blue screen, icons appear on blue screen, (no silver square) Wallpaper re-appears behind icons,silver square appears. Does this help? Cockle