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I have a huge white blank square stuck on my desk top?

I tried to close a game the other day and it left and empty box on my desktop and a blank tab on the bottom neither of which I can get rid of. Any ideas?

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I frestarting doesnt solve the problem .. remove the RAM and replace it.. This should help u.. be careful wen u replace the RAM.. MAke sure it sits well in the slot

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Firstly, what operating system are you using? I am going to give you steps to fix this in both xp and vista.

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  2. Step 2 Click on the “Desktop” tab, and then click on the “Customize Desktop” button.
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On the Change desktop icons dialog box, go ahead and check the Recycle Bin box to add that back to your desktop. You’ll notice that there is a Full Recycle Bin and Empty Recycle Bin icon.
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