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22 Nov 2009   #1
Experiment 626

Windows 7 RC 64 Bit
 
 
Windows 7 Issues

I am running the 64 bit RC version of W7. I will get the full version but according to MS, this RC should be having problems until March 1, 2010, however, I am experiencing problems right now that did not happen until recently.

The problem that I am experiencing is for no reason at all I lose control of the computer momentarily. I can be typing something then BAM, it disconnects the active window and I hear a tone each time I hit a key. Sometimes I'm in a full screen game and that is worse because I have to activate the task manager just to press the windows key + enter to reconnect/activate the game. Has anybody else experienced this? Any ideas, other than buying the full version of W7, that I can do?


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23 Nov 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'll bet you have a driver problem, perhaps caused by a tweak you did or an application that you installed. Exactly what does "disconnects the active window" mean? When did this start, and what did you install/remove/update before it started happening?
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23 Nov 2009   #3
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Do you mean it slows down and becomes non responsive?
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23 Nov 2009   #4
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Experiment 626 View Post
I can be typing something then BAM, it disconnects the active window and I hear a tone each time I hit a key.
I would try a different keyboard
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24 Nov 2009   #5
Experiment 626

Windows 7 RC 64 Bit
 
 

I said that it is hard to explain. My window losses focus as in if you have multiple windows open and none of them are active. For no reason at all I can be typing or playing a game and the window becomes inactive. I haven't installed anything new. it started to happen first while I was playing Dungeons & Dragons Online. I was in-game and the game became inactive just like I described. I was able to play DDO for a while with no problems before this problem started to occur. The only thing that I started doing different in the game is use the right mouse button simultaniously with the left mouse button and the Keyboard.
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25 Nov 2009   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Run a full system scan with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware in safe mode after updating. Then try sfc /scannow. Finally update all your drivers, you can use the guide in my sig for extra details.
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25 Nov 2009   #7
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

MalwareBytes (The free version is good enough for your purposes).

sfc /scannow tutorial.

Also you might try system restore, restoring to a time before this behavior manifested iteself.

And finally, if all else has failed, there's a good chance a repair install might fix it and it leaves your programs, data and most settings in place.
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30 Nov 2009   #8
jkbauerwannabe

Win 7 64bit
 
 
Same Issue....

I am having the same problem. I will get it if I am typing in a Yahoo IM box, if I am playing Halo 2, it will minimize it to the taskbar. It does the same with Wolfenstein 2009. I play DDO also, and have to play it in windowed mode so I can easily click on the game to get back into the action. I am trying the malware link that was supplied earlier, and seeing where that goes. I looked into the sfc thing, but not able to get it there due to when I kick up the command prompt, I am in c:\users\john and can not get get to the system32 folder to do start. All drivers seem to be up to date as far as I can tell. Will keep you informed.
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30 Nov 2009   #9
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

sfc /scannow needs to be run in an administrator's command prompt, type cmd in the start menu, then right click and select run as administrator or press Ctrl+Shift+Enter at once.
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01 Dec 2009   #10
Experiment 626

Windows 7 RC 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jkbauerwannabe View Post
I am having the same problem. I will get it if I am typing in a Yahoo IM box, if I am playing Halo 2, it will minimize it to the taskbar. It does the same with Wolfenstein 2009. I play DDO also, and have to play it in windowed mode so I can easily click on the game to get back into the action. I am trying the malware link that was supplied earlier, and seeing where that goes. I looked into the sfc thing, but not able to get it there due to when I kick up the command prompt, I am in c:\users\john and can not get get to the system32 folder to do start. All drivers seem to be up to date as far as I can tell. Will keep you informed.
Do you have the RC version as well? If you do I think it is a deliberate sabotage. I tried the sfc thing in admin and it found nothing wrong. I have recently purchased a copy of W7 from my college bookstore and I am going to see if the problem goes away.
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