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Windows 7: Open programs minimizing randomly

31 Mar 2015   #1
BSeanD

Windows 7
 
 
Open programs minimizing randomly

Hi Guys,

One of our Windows 7 64bit machines is randomly minimizing open programs. I've not encountered this before and the Google search results come up with solutions for games only.
I'll give and example;

I'm updating flash at present and it has, without my intervention, minimized itself 3 times in the past 5 minutes. This will happen to all programs, Microsoft and Third Party.

Any idea what's happening here?


Sean


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06 Apr 2015   #2
BSeanD

Windows 7
 
 

Does anyone have at least some idea? Wild stabs in the dark more than welcome.

Sean
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06 Apr 2015   #3
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi would help if you told us if this is a laptop or desktop. this is going to be a stab in the dark but disconnect the keyboard and see if doing same thing.
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06 Apr 2015   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Have you scanned for malware recently?

I second the keyboard idea. A stuck key might cause problems like this, too.
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06 Apr 2015   #5
BSeanD

Windows 7
 
 

It's a Sony VPCL229FG desktop. I've turned the touch screen function off btw, not sure if that will help.
One other thing of note, when the user turns the computer on of a morning the desktop icons are sometime very large.
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06 Apr 2015   #6
BSeanD

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Have you scanned for malware recently?

I second the keyboard idea. A stuck key might cause problems like this, too.
Yeah, I've used Malwarebytes and adwcleaner.
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06 Apr 2015   #7
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BSeanD View Post
It's a Sony VPCL229FG desktop. I've turned the touch screen function off btw, not sure if that will help.
One other thing of note, when the user turns the computer on of a morning the desktop icons are sometime very large.
sounds like you are using windows 8 on that computer. sounds like they are booting to safe mode when the icons are very large.
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06 Apr 2015   #8
BSeanD

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BSeanD View Post
It's a Sony VPCL229FG desktop. I've turned the touch screen function off btw, not sure if that will help.
One other thing of note, when the user turns the computer on of a morning the desktop icons are sometime very large.
sounds like you are using windows 8 on that computer. sounds like they are booting to safe mode when the icons are very large.
No it's a windows 7 machine, 64bit, and it's not going into safe mode.
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06 Apr 2015   #9
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

have you checked the file system? SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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06 Apr 2015   #10
ShoTTaS

Windows 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Try unchecking all non-microsoft services except antivirus on your System Configuration.
Maybe there are services running on background that causes your issue.
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