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Ghost on screen

  1. #1


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Ghost on screen


    Today an apparition appeared on my screen.
    I have a Gateway PC.
    Not a laptop.
    The thing looks like a battery.
    Could someone explain what it is ?
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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I went to Gateway Support & they wanted $38 to help me.

    Since this ghost looks like a battery, I could assume it is saying something about the CMOS battery.

    My clock is keeping good time.

    No error messages on restart.

    I may buy a new battery & install it if no one here can shed some light on the subject.
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  3. #3


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    What happens if you press <F5> or right click on desktop->Refresh. Does it still show ?
    1. Since you use Stardock Windows Blind then check if they have an option to clear the cache.
    2. Look at your display properties if the refresh rate is set correctly
    3. Perform disk cleanup and delete all the thumb nails, reboot to see if it goes away.


    Cheers !!!
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I synced my clock with nist.gov.
    The time was good.

    I restarted & it was gone.

    A mystery.

    Thanks for your input.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I synced my clock with nist.gov.
    The time was good.

    I restarted & it was gone.

    A mystery.

    Thanks for your input.
    Strange indeed ... anyway should I encounter a ghost.. I know who I'm gonna call....
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