Little Blue Box in Upper Left Hand Corner

Posted on 2007-10-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
I have a small box in the upper left hand corner on Windows XP Pro. It goes away if I kill a process "iexplore.exe", but it's not typical IE. How do I get rid of it? Please, no generic run-a-virus-scanner or something. Looking for specific instructions.
Question by:GivenRandy
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    iexplore.exe is your Microsoft's internet explorer,   the "little box" you see in the top left corner is a minimised internet explorer running a program.
    this is probalby trying to initialise something you have loaded or installed - I have a similar box appear when trying to initilise my graphics tablet I installed and also my scanner.

    look in your starup programs and see what is running that might do this  (go to start/ all programs/start up)  - if there is nothing there check the startup in msconfig (goto start/run/msconfig) and click on the start up tab. and check the programs that start up )

    also check what's been installed recently - goto start .all programs/accessories./system tools/ restore
    this will bring up a wizard which you can follow - when it brings up a calender click on the dark dates in the past and it will tell you what has been installed. this mightr give you a clue to what it causing te little box.

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    I should say - that my "little box" disappears after a few seconds once the initialiseation is complete.
    maybe you have something switched off or dosconnected that is stopping the "little box" from completing"

    OR you have soem malware/spyware that needs removing and Irecommend spybot (bloody brililant)
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    Author Comment

    Narrowed down with msconfig and changed with StartEd. Thanks!

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