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Strange rectangle in top left

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ainwood, Jul 12, 2009.

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  1. ainwood

    ainwood Thread Starter

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    I installed Windows 7 RC 1 yesterday, and all running smoothly, except for one issue: I have a strange mostly invisible rectangle in the top left of the screen. It can only be seen by its shadow.

    Anyway - putting the mouse over it, I get the "wait" cursor. Can't click or right-click on it. In fact, when i added the "computer" and "control panel" shortcuts to the desktop, they got placed in that rectangle, and I can't open them when they're there (manage to drag the control panel one out of the "bermuda rectangle", and then (and only then) could I interact with it.

    Any ideas? Screen crop attached.
     

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  2. fairnooks

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    Did you upgrade in place or was it a clean install? It looks like a corrupt icon placeholder to me so its no surprise that the system icons went there, but how to repair it is a good question.

    Does the same thing happen in a new user account. If not, that's the only solution I can think other than to try reinstalling 7RC, clean install preferred by far.
     
  3. ainwood

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    Well, a reboot solved the problem. :hmm:
     
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    Oh, I assumed you would have rebooted a half-dozen times or so already with no solution. Might want to test the memory if you get more scattered odd phenomena but otherwise sounds like a false blip eh?
     
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