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Windows 7: Active window becomes inactive

27 Feb 2015   #1
RamyG4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Active window becomes inactive

Anytime I have a window open, be it Firefox, Word, Start Menu, etc., this will happen every 30 seconds or so. It started happening a few days ago, seemingly out of nowhere. Any thoughts on what may be causing this problem?


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01 Mar 2015   #2
RamyG4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Bump, is there any information I'm neglecting to include? I did a system restore which fixed the problem for about a day but it's resumed.
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05 Mar 2015   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ramy,

You might see if troubleshooting with a clean startup may be able to ID a cause.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Hope this helps.
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27 Mar 2015   #4
RamyG4

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Ramy,

You might see if troubleshooting with a clean startup may be able to ID a cause.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Hope this helps.
This did the trick, thank you.
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27 Mar 2015   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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