Sounds like you have your grid lines turned on.
Or try this trick
click on new file and right click on your start template and choose properties and on properties window opened copy the location of file close properties window and new file dialog box on ACAD.
Now click on open file and paste the location you’d picked from properties box on the filename, change the format to .DWT if necessary. Open your starting template and you can see the file is grid mode on just tap the F7 key to turn it off or use “setvar gridmode 0” save the file and close it.
now you should have your starting files in grids off.