My laptop (xp home version) computer screen keeps minimizing. I notice if I open a new screen and keep that minimized, the original screen stays. Otherwise, this continues repeatedly- at least once every 5 minutes.
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How much memory does your computer have?
Alot of times when the temporary memory gets full everything will slow down and will cause applications to stop responding.
It can also be your hardrive is too full.
The more space you use on your hardrive the slower it will go and if you fill it too full it will also make programs stop responding.
Open HP Director using one of the following methods:
From the desktop : On your computer's desktop, look for the HP Director icon (), and then double-click it.
From the Windows taskbar : Click Start , click All Programs , click the HP orHewlett-Packard folder, and then click HP Director .
Although HP Director does not appear to be open , it is open and loaded into the computer's memory, but it does not open in a new window as usual.
Without navigating to another open window, press Alt and Space bar at the same time.
The Shortcut menu displays near the top-left corner of the computer.
Figure 1: Shortcut menu
If the Shortcut menu does not open, repeat steps 1 and 2 until it does.
Select Minimize from the Shortcut menu.HP Director displays (minimizes) as an item on the taskbar (the row of open software programs that appears at the bottom of the desktop screen).
If HP Director does not minimize, click Minimize again until it does.
Click the HP Director icon on the taskbar . The software opens and functions normally.
You could try running the excellent Microsoft purchased Sysinternals Process Explorer instead of the task manager it has a Kill Process Tree (SHIFT + DEL).
Use Task Scheduler in Windows Vista or in XP/2000use Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel to make it run for all users at Startup and then set it to replace normal Windows Task manager, always have it ready minimized to Kill the programs entire process if you have a problem.
You might get issues with Process Explorer with certain PC Games which can throw on error (5024) - Required Security Module can't be activated ( only when you
are using sysinternals process explorer check out this link showing
SecuROM on the game Spore when using Process Explorer !!!
Personally I think that Avast might be your best bet and it is free. Avast is like AVG, however from my experience I have seen Avast catch a lot of virues that AVG didnt catch. Also another thing that you need to do is run Spybot or any other spyware cleaner in Safe Mode, this way the viruses or spyware wont re-install themselves while you are running the scans. To download avast, just go to www.avast.com and download/install the home edition. Once you have downloaded and installed it, let it run a boot-time scan ( it will ask you this when you first install Avast ). Also you try other spyware cleaners such as adaware (www.lavasoft.com) and/or Windows Defender (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx). BTW, if you decide to run AVG and Spybot in safe mode and dont know how to get into safe mode, do the following:
1. At boot-up, continually press F8 until a list comes up 2. Choose Safe Mode from the list
try and right-click on your task bar, then click on cascade windows. it is obvious that your PC has virus. you can either use the option of cascading or better -of just reinstall your windows and update ur anti-virus. good luck