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Windows 7: Losing Windows focus every few seconds

12 Jun 2013   #1
Wildman1

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
Losing Windows focus every few seconds

This is a desktop system which has been running extremely well until last night. now losing focus every few seconds. If a facebook game is in full screen mode it reverts to normal otherwise any keys pressed are ignored until focus is restored, sometimes this happens without intervention (usually losing 2-5 keystrokes) but about every dozen times it has to be manually restored by clicking the mouse on the window/text area.

yesterday downloaded AMD Catalyst Control Centre as a War Thunder update identified the need for a new graphics driver. I think it updated the driver.

I was going to uninstall the CCC but when i go to do that it's saying it will uninstall ALL AMD software, drivers etc.
Whilst typing this it has lost the focus 50 plus times. No hardware mods for over a year.

I've checked the mouse and other settings and all seem to be as they were. Also checked all cables are connected properly

Any help gratefully received.


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12 Jun 2013   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi and welcome to the Forum
Try a system restore to a point behind the update!
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12 Jun 2013   #3
Wildman1

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

System restore is not an option - no restore points available - It was set but just checked system protection and its set off on all drives (partitions)
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12 Jun 2013   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So if you have System Restore switched off I presume you have some other system back up like Macrium Reflect or similar?
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12 Jun 2013   #5
Wildman1

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

No there is no backup available - I did not turn the backup off though. It was setup to take a weekly backup. I can only think that my daughter turned it off. but that doesn't explain how the previous files have been deleted.
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12 Jun 2013   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Then I would strongly urge you to set up a good system backup as soon as this problem is resolved. You should also set your daughters acount to NOT touch sytstem settings.
In the meantime see if this might help:
How to uninstall Catalyst Control Centre and ATI Catalyst In... - HP Support Forum - 155588
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12 Jun 2013   #7
Wildman1

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

ok uninstalled - but now i have to mouse click before every character seriously messed up and pc is unusable like this.
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12 Jun 2013   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ..... Have you Installed any Graphics Driver ? .... What other problems are you having ?
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12 Jun 2013   #9
Wildman1

Windows 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

problem is that the window focus is leaving the current window for somewhere unknown and then returning after a second or 2. When I uninstalled AMD's Catalyst Control Centre completely the problem got so bad it took me 10 minutes to post the previous message. Since re-installing CCC things are better but it is still moving out of the current text box or window every 4-5 seconds for a fraction of a second. If I put a facebook game into fullscreen mode it switches back to normal mode within the 4-5 seconds and that is also the limit for making a menu selection. This has only been for the last 24 hours but its driving me mad.
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12 Jun 2013   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Reading from your previous posts .... Your problems only started when you Installed the Catalyst Control Center .... You might try downloading the Graphics Driver from your Manufactures web site .... Though i did also notice you have having other issues with Restore
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