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Screen keeps minimizing.

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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  • charm_polizo Dec 29, 2008

    pls help me.. i cant open my pc

  • luciane-sant Apr 06, 2009

    My computer screen keeps minimizing by itself, it happens quite often and it's very frustating. I have a Toshiba laptop with windows vista installed. Does anybody have any ideas on how to fix that problem? My cousin suggested that if I diconnect the video drive and connect it again it might help, but that sounds like a lot of work. Is there an easier way?

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    My screen minimizes randomly when I'm working on my Toshiba Laptop. No idea what's causing it. It's ANNOYING!!

  • Pat Batta
    Pat Batta May 11, 2010

    Did you run a valid updated malware scan recently?
    This is a typical infection signal.


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Mine does it ,too.Extremely annoying! Just hit Control and 0 and it will go back to normal.

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Download Spybot and install it, run, check for updates, get updates, Scan for Problems, Fix Selected Problems, click the Immunize tab, press Immunize and reboot.

Hope this helps

Chris (ziraffa)

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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    chris grams Jan 02, 2009


    While booting the computer, tap F8 to enter advanced settings and try to start windows in Safe Mode. Then you could try a system restore to a point before you started having problems.
    If you still can't open Windows, put a system disk in at startup and 'Repair' using the disk.
    Let me know how you get on. Also post some more details.. computer model, Operating System, last thing you did on the computer etc.
    Chris (ziraffa)


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