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Corrupted Desktop? Hi Steve, Thanks for your last reply. I tried what you suggested and no luck. I have an ASUS notebook computer running Windows XP Pro. This vertical blue band appears to overlay the desktop on the left side of the screen. I have tried all manner of possiblities that I am aware of thru the Control Panel settings and have had no success. When I try to go into the Device Manager I get a message: "MMC will not run with a version of Internet Explorer earlier than 5.5". I have uninstalled Internet Explorer with a view to running Mozilla Firefox instead. Perhaps I need to reinstall windows on my C drive? Regards, Michael

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No, this is a hardware setting. When you checked your display monitor for manual settings did you see any? There would be display width, height, pincushion, trapezoid, etc. Which monitor do you have? Also you can still have Internet Explorer installed with any other browser as your default. When you go to Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs>Windows Features select Internet Explorer to reinstall that. Firefox does not support ActiveX scripting which is necessary to run many Microsoft diagnostic programs so never completely uninstall IE. You may also just download IE7 which is a tabbed browser like FireFox. Choosing FireFox allows better security but that is only because it does not use ActiveX. 

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