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Windows 7 cant get rid of blank page covering desk top

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June 16, 2011 7:40:11 AM

Please can you help when I start my computer I have my desk top front page then after 2 minutes it dissapears and and I get a blank screen I have to hit F1 key or gwt windows task bar on to see my desktop. If I download I and put my curser on the download my desk top is there but when I take it off I just get this blank screen. How can I get rid of the blank page covering my desk top.

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June 16, 2011 9:37:25 AM

LOL. had this before. alt, cntrl, delete. task manager. close the application.

dont run it again.
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June 16, 2011 10:26:07 AM

wonder44 said:
LOL. had this before. alt, cntrl, delete. task manager. close the application.

dont run it again.

Thanks for that but when I go to task master there is no application to close, its got to be something simple i thought it was in the security somewhere but i can't find anything. any other suggestions.
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June 16, 2011 11:32:08 AM

can you state the spec of your desktop/laptop, also a print screen would be nice for diagnosing this type of problem. I am just can't imagine what is on your screen with the description you provided.
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June 16, 2011 10:50:30 PM

Hi there,

Tell us about your computer, the manufalcturer, model #, laptop or desktop, plugged in or on batteries.
Also when was the last time it functioned normally?

It could be your blank screensaver has been set to start after a very short period of time.

Might go to you desktop, right click on an empty area, and choose Personalize. There click on Screensaver, check to see if you are using the blank screen and how long it waits before beginning.

Also for completeness, click on Power options, choose your power setting, and click on change my power settings, to see how long it is set before turning the monitor off.
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June 20, 2011 1:55:31 AM

Pyree said:
can you state the spec of your desktop/laptop, also a print screen would be nice for diagnosing this type of problem. I am just can't imagine what is on your screen with the description you provided.

Hello,
my computer is a digital desktop 2.8Ghz dual Core 4Gb Ram 600Gb hdd.

I bought it second hand as it was all I could buy on a sunday when my mot;her board went on the old computer.

It seems to be the blank page that comes up that it could be a blank internet page when I press ctrl F4 is goes away but every time I turn the computer on it comes up. and ocassionally when I am working on the computer it comes up but the ctrl F4 brings me back to m;y desk top. But the blank page is still there.

Thanks
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a b $ Windows 7
June 20, 2011 2:00:59 AM

Did you reinstall the operation system after you purchase it. Do you know if the previous owner reinstall it?
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June 20, 2011 2:01:44 AM

John_VanKirk said:
Hi there,

Tell us about your computer, the manufalcturer, model #, laptop or desktop, plugged in or on batteries.
Also when was the last time it functioned normally?

It could be your blank screensaver has been set to start after a very short period of time.

Might go to you desktop, right click on an empty area, and choose Personalize. There click on Screensaver, check to see if you are using the blank screen and how long it waits before beginning.

Also for completeness, click on Power options, choose your power setting, and click on change my power settings, to see how long it is set before turning the monitor off.

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a b $ Windows 7
June 20, 2011 2:15:24 AM

Do something constant, like surf the web and only do that. Ctrl+alt+del to open task manager and goto applications tab. Wait until the blank page appear again. If that happen, quickly take a look at the application running. If other application running other than your internet browser, then is the culprit.
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June 24, 2011 1:45:23 AM

I did all that and checked screensaver page, it is not a screensaver page It does it on start up and ocassionally when you click internet explorer. When I get blank page i go to task manager but there is nothing running. Its weird. but if I press Alt F4 it goes away.
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a c 420 $ Windows 7
June 24, 2011 2:03:43 AM

Is this a legit copy of windows ?
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a b $ Windows 7
June 24, 2011 2:06:59 AM

No idea. What does the blank page looks like, e.g does it have any other feature? Get a screenshot and upload to so we can see.
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a c 420 $ Windows 7
June 24, 2011 2:12:37 AM

This happens also when you run windows 7 that isn't genuine !
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June 24, 2011 7:06:42 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Is this a legit copy of windows ?

It wasn't when I bought it but I purchased windows 7 and installed the genuine one
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June 24, 2011 7:09:42 AM

Pyree said:
No idea. What does the blank page looks like, e.g does it have any other feature? Get a screenshot and upload to so we can see.

the page is wjite nothing on it just a plain white screen. I am running a genuine windows 7 but the one installed on the computer previously was window 7 ultimate we loaded up the genuine windows 7 on top of it.
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June 24, 2011 7:12:40 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Is this a legit copy of windows ?

Yes its a genuine copy of windows 7
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a b $ Windows 7
June 24, 2011 7:42:19 AM

Do you have genuine window 7 ultimate key or did you use key of another version on the ultimate version? I recommend doing a fresh installation of the window.
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June 24, 2011 7:52:58 AM

Pyree said:
Do you have genuine window 7 ultimate key or did you use key of another version on the ultimate version? I recommend doing a fresh installation of the window.

I only bought Windows 7 not 7 ulltimate and yes I have the key with the version I bought. I am too scared to do a fresh installation as I can't afford to lose all my licences for incredimail and malware I have already had to ask three times for activation codes to be sent through to me to reactivate and its taken all week to get it all of the licences back. If I reinstall windows 7 will I lose all of them again. I had to get my i.t. man to reinstall all my emails back. it has already cost me hundreds of dollars to get this far. I caqn get rid of the white page by presing alt F4 its just annoying.
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a b $ Windows 7
June 24, 2011 8:17:43 AM

You cannot use ultimate version with a professional or home premium keys. You have to reinstall the version you bought and use that. Sorry, if you are unwilling to do that, I do not another solution.
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a c 420 $ Windows 7
June 24, 2011 1:08:11 PM

They are probably ebay or other auction site keys , the desktop is lost because of not being genuine , a microsoft feature !
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a c 420 $ Windows 7
June 24, 2011 1:09:05 PM

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