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Windows 7: Programs Minimizing // Losing Focus

03 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 
Programs Minimizing // Losing Focus

Every 29 minutes and 50 seconds, my computer will lose focus of whatever application is active. If it's a full screen app. it goes to desktop, etc. I used a timer to determine this time interval. I can confirm that it's not due to any form of update or scheduled task since I've turned off any and all, making sure to check my task scheduler as well. I've also ran every Anti-Virus/Spyware Program I could think of and still to no avail.

Spybot S+D, SuperAntiSpyware, Hijackthis, AVG, MBAM, and ComboFix all came back clean. AVG is also now uninstalled because some forums have stated that could be a cause of this. I am completely stumped. Any help would be appreciated.

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03 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

is there a message comin' up when you're app is going down? like "this app goes down because of..."

welcome to the forum btw
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03 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

No message at all, it just goes straight to desktop. If I'm watching a streaming video however, it'll shrink back to it's original size, which I'm assuming as it trying to go back to desktop or losing focus.

Happy to be here!
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03 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

do you curently have your computer set to "go to sleep" for x amount of time if unused? It can be found in the power options.
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03 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

well in that case have you run anti-malwarebytes yet?
Malwarebytes
free version works wonderful
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03 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

oh yes it is a netbook or a desktop? sleep settings could be the reason of this problem too...
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03 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

My desktop is configured to run full power at all times so no problems with the sleep timers or anything power related. Malwarebytes has already been run as stated in the first post as MBAM. Thanks for all the very fast replies! But still stumped
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03 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BiLLiO333 View Post
My desktop is configured to run full power at all times so no problems with the sleep timers or anything power related. Malwarebytes has already been run as stated in the first post as MBAM. Thanks for all the very fast replies! But still stumped
So you are running in "performance" mode under power options?
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03 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Not quite, it's a custom Power Plan which I suppose is similar to High Performance Mode, but it's set to never turn off/standby/hibernate any disk nor display.
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