Weird white box in the middle of my screen?


NyX

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There is a weird white box in the middle of my screen and I cant get rid of it for some reason? I upgraded to windows 11 yesterday and I didn't have any problems, but I go on my computer today and i find this weird white box in the middle of my screen, does someone know how to fix this?
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If you hold Ctrl key + Alt key + Delete it will open the task manager, see if anything is shown.
It is most likely the ‘Welcome to Windows 11’ screen.
Try restarting the PC to see if it reappears.
 

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If you hold Ctrl key + Alt key + Delete it will open the task manager, see if anything is shown.
It is most likely the ‘Welcome to Windows 11’ screen.
Try restarting the PC to see if it reappears.
There is no Welcome to windows 11 application, ill try restarting , maybe that makes it go away
 

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What was the solution in the end?
When I updated to Win 11 I’m sure I saw a popup showing the various Win 11 additions/settings. It was about the size of that blank area.
 

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In the end, I think it might've been because of a NVidia driver update, because I restarted my pc, then I saw that I had to update my drivers, I had to restart again after the update was finished and it was gone
 
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I had this exact issue, and i'm not using a nvidia gpu, in my case, it was a steam notification asking if i'm using a VR headset, after closing steam, the problem went away

Edit: i assume this box apprears when a software wants to open a popup, but isn't allowed to do so by windows, resulting in this white window that does nothing
 

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I had the same random white box issue issue, but it turned out to be Steam asking if I wanted to use big picture mode since I had a controller connected.
 

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I had this exact issue, and i'm not using a nvidia gpu, in my case, it was a steam notification asking if i'm using a VR headset, after closing steam, the problem went away

Edit: i assume this box apprears when a software wants to open a popup, but isn't allowed to do so by windows, resulting in this white window that does nothing
What was the solution in the end?
When I updated to Win 11 I’m sure I saw a popup showing the various Win 11 additions/settings. It was about the size of that blank area.

I still haven't resolved this issue. The task manager doesn't Any other suggestions?
 
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I still haven't resolved this issue. The task manager doesn't Any other suggestions?
Hmmm.
I would try in apps at bottom select only the native windows stuff to load at startup turning off whatever you are able/can do without, you can turn back on the things after the restart you will be doing...

then hover over the stuff on tray bottom right and the show hidden and quit the things there you are able.

then clik the "start" icon (windowpane) and see if there is a "welcome to 11" icon.. if so just run the thing and get it over with.. if not clik the search icon looking for the same welcome thing if not then .....

go ahead and do a re-boot ...keeping in mind on the startup only the native stuffs should load .. indicating if the white screen is caused by a native app or one that you shut down on the apps/startup tab.

after you can turn back on whatever you want to load on startup in the apps tab at bottom or chose to manually start the things when you need them and leave them off.

AC
 

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I have the same issue but it is only on one of my browser entity profiles. It prohibits the functionality of opening attachments and buttons become nonfunctional. I have tried all the suggestions above with no success. Running Chrome and just upgraded to windows 11.
 
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Yep steam asking about big picture but faulty. Opened steam and the message clarified and I was able to close it.
 

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