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2010-12-11, 19:36 #1
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After a crash, and a "professional" wipe and reload, I got back to work on my XP-SP3
and discovered several programs had been given to me: Mainly Office.
Since this computer is like a drawing board rather than an office, I uninstalled Office.
I don't know if that triggered it, but after doing that and reinstalling many many files that
I had before (most graphics and 3D stuff), I suddenly have a very large white rectangle
taking up about 3/4ths of the screen.
I have tried going to properties and changing the desktop.......no change
Itried not having any image on the desktop.....no change
I tried restoring to an earlier date, but the only date available to me was yesterday..........no change
The big blob doesn't interfere with placing icons, or any other activity, but it's annoying as *******.
Any ideas on how to get rid of it - I'm a newbie with the registry, but I'm at wit's end (a short jounery, sorry to say)
thanks for past help, and I'll be looking for some help soon.
OH, yeah, it's a ViewSonic monitor, 19", and was working perfectly before the white square showed up.
2010-12-11, 20:02 #2
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Look through the event viewer for any reference to applications you have installed/uninstalled, there may have been corruption.
Type "eventvwr.msc" without the quotes in the run box.DRIVE IMAGING
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2010-12-11, 21:14 #3
Your monitor driver might have been corrupt Here's a link that might help;Viewsonic If that doesn't help I would look in to an update driver for your video card.Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. -Albert Einsten