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Gray rectangle on desktop after startup

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    Gray rectangle on desktop after startup

    I just did a refresh on my windows 8.1 laptop and now on startup I sometimes get a gray rectangle in the middle of my screen. It's only on the desktop though. If I go to something else it's gone but still there when I go back to desktop. After a time it's gone completely. Ideas?

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    Download and run ProcessExplorer. It does not need to be installed.

    Drag-and-drop target to find an image. If you're not sure which application corresponds to which image in Process Explorer, click and drag the little gun sight icon on the Process Explorer toolbar, and drop it on any visible window to find out what process/image it is.
    Once the error message is on the screen, start ProcessExplorer and drag the target icon and drop it on the error message window. It will show the process that generated that window highlighted in blue in the PE window.
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Gray rectangle on desktop after startup
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