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Windows 7: Explorer.exe "spazzing out"

10 Nov 2011   #1
Splicer931

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 
Explorer.exe "spazzing out"

Yesterday, I noticed my taskbar acting strange. I was using Firefox at the time, and my taskbar would just start blinking rapidly. Right now as I type, My screen is blinking, my taskbar is flickering rapidly, and the icons on my taskbar are enlarging quickly. This happens when I am not in firefox though. I have uploaded some pictures of it happening. I couldn't use snip because whenever I do you use it, it stops happening.

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I also disabled all startup services and it still happens. Heres a picture of the icons enlarging:
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10 Nov 2011   #2
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Hi -

Does this happen in Safemode? Tap F8 key repeatedly during boot-up.

Run - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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10 Nov 2011   #3
Splicer931

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 

Booted into safe mode and ran a full scan on all my drives and got nothing.

This pretty much started happening randomly. I don't remember installing any new software, drivers, or updates before it happened. After it happened though I did install about 90 windows updates.
I also get graphics glitching in all games.

In HL2, the video in the main menu turns to random colors and while actually playing the game, all props starting flickering like crazy.
In Oblivion, the loading screen got distorted near the top among other things .
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10 Nov 2011   #4
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Does the same problem exist running in Safemode?
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13 Nov 2011   #5
Splicer931

Windows Home Premium x64
 
 

Update:
The problem seems to have disappeared. When I booted into safe mode to run the scan, I also scanned and fixed my registry with CCleaner and I haven't seen the problem since.
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14 Nov 2011   #6
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Thank you for posting back.
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