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25 Nov 2010   #1
albortz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Pop-ups go behind active screen-

Having a serious problem in that many pop-ups go behind the active screen in most programs. I miss confirmation messages and wonder why the program stalls. Searching the web, I find others with this problem but no solutions. Windows 7 64.


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25 Nov 2010   #2
mitchell65

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

Hi and welcome to the Forum. Has this problem just started? If so try doing a system restore to before it first happened. Then could you please complete your system specs so that we may help you better with future problems.
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25 Nov 2010   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi this has happened to me a few times and i have always rebooted it may be to do with windows shell Shell Messages and Notifications (Windows)

Windows Shell Tutorial
http://www.horstmann.com/bigj/help/w.../tutorial.html
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25 Nov 2010   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Perform a SFC Scan

1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow

2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow

A message will appear stating that 'The system scan will begin'. Be patient because the scan may take some time

3. If any files require a replace SFC will replace them. You may be asked to insert your Windows 7 DVD for this process to continue

4. If everything is okay you should, after the scan, see the following message "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations"

5. After the scan has completed, close the command prompt window, restart the computer and check.

more information here How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
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25 Nov 2010   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

you can check your visual settings here are mine in the pic

type this in start menu search box adjust visual effects and click on the result


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25 Nov 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

here is Microsoft link that may help Notifications and the Notification Area Notifications and the Notification Area (Windows)
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25 Nov 2010   #7
albortz

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Thanks but...

I do thank all who have offered suggestions. Guess I should have posted more info in that it has been with me since day 1. The same problem has been posted regarding Outlook & IE8 so I think there is some switch that needs to be checked. I did do the SFC scan -clean- and made sure Visual Effects was set as posted.
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25 Nov 2010   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by albortz View Post
I do thank all who have offered suggestions. Guess I should have posted more info in that it has been with me since day 1. The same problem has been posted regarding Outlook & IE8 so I think there is some switch that needs to be checked. I did do the SFC scan -clean- and made sure Visual Effects was set as posted.
the best way is to system restore if no remedy yet try and remember the date it started happening and go to a date just before if that does not work try a repair with the windows disc back all your data up on another drive if you can
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26 Nov 2010   #9
mitchell65

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

Hi Brianzion
I see your point but it appears that the OP has always had this problem so a system restore is not an option!
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26 Nov 2010   #10
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Hi Brianzion
I see your point but it appears that the OP has always had this problem so a system restore is not an option!
take your point i would repair with the windows disc
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