Solved Panel on left of screen

August 19, 2013 at 03:39:55
Specs: Windows 7 home premium
Cannot remove white panel with leaf on it from my screen. Cursor goes behind it so cannot access panel. How do I remove this?

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August 19, 2013 at 21:00:54
Yes. Was the leaf shape always just a shape, not obviously artwork?

To test everything, plug a different monitor into the computer, and, if
possible, plug the monitor into a different computer.

The problem might be with the connection between the computer
and the monitor, but the result of pressing on the screen strongly
suggests that it is in the screen itself.

If it is a laptop, you will want to take it in for service. A separate
monitor can be serviced, but you might want to just replace it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis



#1
August 19, 2013 at 05:25:38
Just LEAF it alone hahah sorry couldnt help myself

partly because i have no idea what leaf you are talking about, it would be good if you could provide some more information. i assume the panel belongs to an application, in which case, if you find the icon for the application in the system tray (near the clock bottom click) you may be able to exit the application, or go into its settings and make sure it doesnt boot with windows.

Do you know which application the panel belongs to?

can you describe what the panel looks like a little more, when did this panel start to appear? did you install any new software recently?


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#2
August 19, 2013 at 07:48:25
AlwaysWillingToLearn: lol. Funnee.

Wish i could attach photo of screen. Im posting from iPad.

Panel is like a solid white curtain taking up about a quarter of the screen on the left side. There is a black leaf printed on the bottom left corner of the panel. My cursor disappears behind the panel & I had to click blindly to hit the restart/shutdown button. I've managed to blind click and drag all desktop icons from behind the panel to the right side of my desktop.

I checked all icons by right clicking on clock & only the icons that should be there are on the list. The panel appeared yesterday when I tried downloading a couple of apps & upgraded iTunes & adobe but I have uninstalled downloads done yesterday. Panel is still there. I have no idea which app cld be causing that. It was a torrent app.

Don't know if any of this helps.


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#3
August 19, 2013 at 07:54:24
Torrent? well it 'may' have infected your machine, the majority of torrents that are available have some sort of nasty in there, so just to be safe i would recommend running a few free applications that could help eliminate any infectiions on your machine

Spybot search and destroy
SuperAntiSpyware
Malwarebytes

Download, install, update and run these applications, they are all free and very good and safe.

What you can also try is, press and hold the windows key and press R
when the windows appears type msconfig
when the window appears select the Start up tab
now you can make a note of all the things that are selected, then UNSELECT everything apart from your firewall and anti virus, click apply then ok

windows will now ask to restart, click yes,

dont worry this will not harm your pc and you can re enable everything later.

If the panel disappears after this then its a case of trial and error to see which entry is causing it to appear.

have a go and let us know how you get on.


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#4
August 19, 2013 at 14:55:46
Have tried everything but no luck. Is it possible i have bust something on my screen? I pressed the screen a little and the white panel almost doubled in size . The leaf is just a black shape now.

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August 19, 2013 at 21:00:54
✔ Best Answer
Yes. Was the leaf shape always just a shape, not obviously artwork?

To test everything, plug a different monitor into the computer, and, if
possible, plug the monitor into a different computer.

The problem might be with the connection between the computer
and the monitor, but the result of pressing on the screen strongly
suggests that it is in the screen itself.

If it is a laptop, you will want to take it in for service. A separate
monitor can be serviced, but you might want to just replace it.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
August 19, 2013 at 21:09:36
I'm tending to believe the leaf shape you saw was just coincidently just a leaf shape but really just a black blotch on your screen.

I think Jeff's diagnosis on this is spot on, it's most likely you monitor going bad.


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#7
August 20, 2013 at 00:38:27
Ahh that would make more sense, i was thinking in the completely wrong direction. I agree Jeff's diagnosis seems to be correct.

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#8
August 20, 2013 at 11:07:12
Thanks Jeff. Don't have a monitor avail at mo but I think your right.
Thank Always & THX. Think I gave a bum steer because I've never seen this before & assumed it was related to torrent app as they can be nasty.

Cheers

Glasgowlass


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