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Windows 7: Windows 7 Automatically changes Appearance / Performance Settings

02 Jul 2018   #1
WinningWith7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Automatically changes Appearance / Performance Settings

This issue has started a few weeks ago so could be heat related due to the summer; however my CPU and GPU don't go over 50c but still get the issue


Every so often, usually when under medium-heavy load, but not exclusively windows would change the settings so that my program windows and explorer windows etc would only show the boarders when moving the windows, when by default it would actually show the whole window. I would have to go into the appearance settings de-select "best performance" by clicking on a different setting and then going back to "best performance" and then clicking apply



How do i resolve this because its really annoying for me.


Thanks


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02 Jul 2018   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs.

Open device manager. Is there any yellow alerts of missing drivers?

- Schedule a disk check. (chkdsk c: /f). Reboot
- Open a CMD window and type sfc /scannow
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02 Jul 2018   #3
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

May be memory beginning to fail. RAM and HDD/SSD test perhaps.
Nic
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05 Jul 2018   #4
WinningWith7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

- Updated computer specs
- Did automatically fix file system error and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
- SSD health at 96% according to hard disk sentinel

- No yellow alerts in device manager
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08 Jul 2018   #5
WinningWith7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

bump
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08 Jul 2018   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WinningWith7 View Post
- Updated computer specs
- Did automatically fix file system error and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
- SSD health at 96% according to hard disk sentinel

- No yellow alerts in device manager
Did check disk find bad sectors?
What about System File Check (sfc /scannow)?
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12 Jul 2018   #7
WinningWith7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry for late reply


"Windows did not find any integrity violations"
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12 Jul 2018   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

It's difficult to say what's going on. I would say that you have an issue on the Graphics card and / or Graphics driver.
- Try to find out if it has been "updated" recently.
- Try to reinstall the Graphics driver.
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