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This showed up when my wife cleaned my keyboard

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    This showed up when my wife cleaned my keyboard


    Anyone know how to get rid of the two floating boxes they overlay everything but don't show up on a screen shot or snippet using the snipping tool.

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    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    I take it rebooting didn`t fix it ?
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    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    How about a right click on the desktop and select 'Refresh'
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    Windows 8.1


    Reboot doesn't take them away or refreshing the desktop.
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  5. #5


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    Then try a system restore to a date before it started.

    Remember to save, backup any recent data.
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  6. #6


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Was the computer on when she cleaned the keyboard?

    If you have a desktop can you try another keyboard and/or try your keyboard on another computer?

    Your keyboard may be damaged as a result of the cleaning.

    Do you have a restore point you can revert back to?

    If you have a laptop or built-in keyboard the problem may be more difficult.
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This showed up when my wife cleaned my keyboard
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