Fix Ghost Window Issue in Windows 11?

After upgrading to Windows 11, some customers reportedly experience a persistent Ghost Screen on their laptop display. When the cursor is over it, a processing blue circle that never stops may be seen.

Even though the cause of the ghost window in Windows 11 is still unknown, there are some ways to fix it. Follow the steps listed below to find the ones that work best for your problem.

Restart Windows Explorer

Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task manager.

In the Processes tab, locate Windows Explorer.

Right-click on it and select Restart.

Restart Graphics Driver

Press Win + Ctrl + Shift + B on your keyboard

. Doing this command will automatically restart your graphics driver.

Run DISM Scan

Type Terminal on your Windows search bar and select Run as Administrator.

Copy and paste the following three commands one at a time and hit Enter after each:

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth

DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Restart your PC and check if the error is resolved.

Run SFC Scan

Type cmd in your Windows search bar and select Run as Administrator.

Type sfc/scannow and press Enter.

Restart your PC.

Update your Display Driver

Type Device Manager in your Windows search bar and select Open.

Expand the display adapters and right-click on your graphics card driver.

Select Update driver.

Click on Search automatically for drivers.

Follow any-on screen instructions.

Restart your PC.


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