Small blue contrast box keeps popping up in center of scre

June 27, 2018 at 15:59:24
Specs: Windows XP, Intel 2 GHz Core i7 2630QM
Windows XP 3. Compaq Evo D500. Today, in the center of the monitor screen, a blue box about 4" long and 1 1/2" high keeps popping up. At the top of the box, in white letters is "Contrast". Under this is a red line. Under the red line, also in white letters is: "disabled in sRGB". Under this is another red line. Under this red line is the number 1: Exit, at the left and the number 2: Brightness, at the right side of the blue box. After several minutes the box usually goes away, only to come back after a few minutes. What causes this blue box to pop up? Is there a way to stop it.

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#1
June 27, 2018 at 16:26:19
Any chance of trying another monitor - I'd be interested to know if it still appears? I'm wondering if this box is the monitor's own controls rather than XP.

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#2
June 27, 2018 at 16:32:48
What make is the monitor?

If you simply power up the monitor but with no input from the computer, does the “box” still appear as you describe?


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#3
June 27, 2018 at 22:34:20
The monitor is an Envision model G918w1.

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#4
June 28, 2018 at 07:48:06
Yes, unplug the monitor signal cable (only) and see if the box still comes up on the monitor (if so it will probably say "no signal"). Let us know what happens as it might tell us where the trouble lies.

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#5
July 4, 2018 at 13:37:50
I didn't reply sooner because for several days the blue box didn't show up. Today it is back again. When you say unplug the signeal cable, do you mean the cable that plugs into the computer? I presume that's it because there's only two cables, the power that plugs into the electrical outlet, and the one that plugs into the computer.

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#6
July 4, 2018 at 13:44:48
Yes. Remove the signal cable only; leave the power cord connected and switch the monitor on. What do you see then?

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#7
July 4, 2018 at 14:28:54
No need to wait until the problem arises again. Unplug the signal cable now and let us know if the box that then comes up (now saying "no signal") looks like the same box as the one you have been seeing.

The other thing you could do is find the button (usually at the front bottom of the monitor or underneath it) which brings up the monitors own controls. Is this one generally like the one you've been seeing?

My guess is it is one or other of these but knowing which one, if any, will help give a clue to this issue.

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#8
July 4, 2018 at 14:32:29
Just did that. When I pressed the power button, a yellow box comes up with "No Signal" in trhe center. While typing this the blue box came up again for about 20 seconds.. A couple minutes later it popped up again for about 20 seconds, and hasn't come back for about five minutes.

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#9
July 4, 2018 at 15:40:26
OK you've now proved that the blue box is nothing to do with the no signal box that came up. See if you can find the monitor's controls (buttons on the monitor) to see if it is related to that.

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#10
July 5, 2018 at 01:32:09
This is a link to a copy (free .pdf download) of the manual for your monitor. Perhaps download and check if it includes details of a setting related to onscreen display options?

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/4...


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