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Windows 7: No idea what this is

01 Feb 2011   #1
justlloyd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
No idea what this is

I didn't know what to say about it but it's been happening for a few weeks now. Randomly and sometimes when explorer restarts. Could someone explain it to me? There are like two extra windows that do nothing and it doesn't just happen with this one program but almost all that are open at the time.




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01 Feb 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Run a full anti virus updated and full scan
Download and run malwarebytes full scan and updated
If not virus
Go back with system restore from before the problem.

Did you download any new software, about the time of the problem?
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01 Feb 2011   #3
justlloyd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I don't really know the exact date but it started after a major system failure that required me to reseat the memory. And yeah, I've run everything I have, doesn't seem to pick up anything. And I got rid of the restore points before then. And the problem seems to resolve itself when I restart a program that it's affecting.
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01 Feb 2011   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Follow the clean boot instructions to see if we can find the source.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
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01 Feb 2011   #5
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justlloyd View Post
I didn't know what to say about it but it's been happening for a few weeks now. Randomly and sometimes when explorer restarts. Could someone explain it to me? There are like two extra windows that do nothing and it doesn't just happen with this one program but almost all that are open at the time.
Do you still have the explorer restarting problem? And regarding the extra 2 windows, they appear to me sometimes when i forcibly kill sidebar process and then restart it.
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01 Feb 2011   #6
MBAseven

Windows 7 Home 64 bit Mac
 
 
No idea what this is

AIM is AOL Instant Messaging. IM is Instant Message.
Or did you already know this, and just want to know why it's there?
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01 Feb 2011   #7
justlloyd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post

Do you still have the explorer restarting problem? And regarding the extra 2 windows, they appear to me sometimes when i forcibly kill sidebar process and then restart it.
I restart it forcibly when needed and when explorer crashes. It's never a problem really cause I usually know the cause will be thumbnail generations.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MBAseven View Post
AIM is AOL Instant Messaging. IM is Instant Message.
Or did you already know this, and just want to know why it's there?
Yeah, haha. I've been using aim for a few years now. I guess I should've been clear about only wanting to know what the extra two taskbar windows were.
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