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Windows 7: Windows keep selecting and deselecting themselves

05 Aug 2014   #21

windows 7 ultimate x64

Thanks MrJester, I signed up to just say thanks and this did work!!!!! This was driving me nuts!

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05 Sep 2014   #22

Windows 7 64 bit

hi, i tried this, and now i keep getting popup messages saying "updater has stopped working". how do i now stop this?
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18 Sep 2014   #23

windows 8.1 pro

20 minutes so far and it seems to have worked for me, too! After trying to figure it out all night with no luck until I came across this thread. Thanks! (keeping my fingers crossed)

I signed up just to thank MrJester, too. :)
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18 Jul 2015   #24

Windows 8
Works for Windows 8

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrJester View Post
ALRIGHT guys, after many months of having this problem, and many attempts to fixing it, and looking all over the web for answers and receiving negative results, alas! I have I found a solution! Perhaps... lol. Basically, this happened on start-up a lot for me, anything i clicked on whether internet browser would deselect itself a lot to the point of me cursing at my computer and kicking my desk hehe ^-^ And then it eventually would stop for a bit, only doing it once about every 10 minutes or so, and sometimes returning for another rampage doing it like 20 times every minute. So! I looked around basically every site and hope that people come here to find an answer, as it is like the first selection on google when typing in 'windows deselect themselves' or whatever.

Anyyyyyways, to the important part. While this may have been a virus, as i ran a scan with malwarebytes AND spybot, and found quite a bit of stuff on my computer, it didnt fix the initial problem. However, i would advise scanning with them because sometimes it fixes it for some people, or so i heard. But, i had my girlfriend take a lot at my computer (lol <3) and she went into my registry and found a virus in there and we deleted it. That made it stop happening for a day, but it slowly returned. I wouldnt suggest going into your registry unless you absolutely know what you're doing. Otherwise, well, from personal experience you will mess something up, EXTREMELY badly... lol

Now, FINALLY on to fixing this darn thing (Hopefully for most people). So ive seen so many fixes already, and if you've tried them all and it still keeps deselecting screens and minimizing your full screen games and stuff, try this. This took me a day to catch this nasty little thing lol. Basically, i had a game in full screen mode and i left my taskmanager open to see the processes that were running. (I figured this out because i read some guy said he ended a task when the deselection happened and it worked for him). So, what i figured out happened was that a process gets ran whenever a window deselects itself, but it takes like 3-5 seconds, and then itll disappear! :O So, basically, i had to catch this process quite fast. While i blame this fast paced 'catching' of the process on my superior gaming reflexes (haha), okay whatever i hate boasting... Anyways, i figured out it was a process called wermgr.exe And its from Windows and it sends solutions or something like that when an error occurs or whatever. IM NOT REALLY SURE. However, i do know that when i turned this off, it fixed it!

So, to turn this darned thing off... I am running on windows 7 x64 so umm, anybody else will have to find it themselves? But it shouldnt be too hard to do :) Alright, so you can find this in Control Panel>system and security>action center>problem reporting settings. Or, just go to START and type in, "problem reporting settings" and then hit enter. You should get a screen that has "automatically check for solutions..." selected. What you need to do, is turn this off. So, select never check for solutions (Not recommended) and then hit OK. Not really sure why this was the problem, and it may not fix it for everybody, so im sorry if it doesn't :/ But, I really wanted to say this because this happened over and over and so i just wanted to help everybody i could lol.

Well, Good luck guys, i am tired of typing hehe ^-^

This worked on a Windows 8 OS having the same issues. Thank you thank you thank you!
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15 Jan 2016   #25

Windows 8.1 x64
Just yay

I am also one of the many to register just to say thank you.
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16 Jan 2016   #26
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Thank you for joining our forum neo.
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18 Feb 2016   #27

W7 64 pro
Thanks, Mr Jester

A perfect solution... may I add that I couldn't change the settings sufficiently via control panel. I ambushed the process in task manager. Services.msc in my w7 64 showed it as 'Report Solutions Service.' Anyway, it's now dead. Solutions, indeed?
Thanks, again
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