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Shadow letters on PC desktop


kitwalker

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The desktop picture I get from using prt.scr does not show the two letters "PC". They are permanently situated in the middle of the desktop, and cover about 60% of the screeen. They are faint, background images, probably colored black, and are best seen when the desktop background color is gray. On white it is at it's dimmest. Other than that, I am disappointed that Flyakite osx 3.5 would leave such a sticky file in someones registry, just for having tried their software, and then regretted it. Any help to get rid of these two letters will be much appreciated, and thank you for the reply.

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hate to break it to you; thats not because of flyakite. if you formatted "more than 10 times" it furthur proves that its not because of software.

The PC impression is more likly hardware related espicially if you cant capture it with printscreen, it sounds like your monitor has been burnt.

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Hm. FAK is not any kind of trialware, shareware scum software to do duch a thing. It cannot be monitor burning case as that would show the letters on all windows, not just the desktop. And it can't be any "registry key" as you claim to have reformatted "more than 10 times". I'd recommend checking all running processes to see if any of them could be a cause of this behaviour, a spyware scan wouldn't be out of order too. Once again, this can't be because of FAK.

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Thanks guys (davidsword, ojalord, virstulte). I will try looking for spyware, and hook up to ext.mon. PS: The PC is barely a year old, and has not been used much. The letters are omnipresent - from boot screen to finish, it's almost as a burnt image, though not likely. And it came after I uninstalled FAK. But if it's spyware or hardware related, I doubt if I have the skills to find it, though a saw a partition awhile back about 8MB that I couldn't reformat... Perhaps this is the culprit? I'll keep posting as I go 'till I get this fixed. Thank you all for replies, much obliged.

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yeah, sounds like you got a bum monitor. about that that 8mb partition, though: that's totally normal in an ntfs setup. i'm not sure of why it's there, but every time i partition/repartition my drives, there's always that extra 8mb partition that gets set aside. oh, here's a ms kb article about that 8mb partition.

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Xinh, schmengie (and others). I tried an external monitor, no PC letters in the background there... So, I'm taking my Inspiron to let a local pc-software/repair shop look at it, and try something like the Linux/Ubuntu boot method. I'm rather uninspired after this bug/burn-in and start to believe that it's the government that's put it there...trying to PsyChe me out...

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