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The window minimizes frequently.

I can be dragging the pointer or clicking on something and the window just minimizes but I don't know why. I can click on a screen button and the screen reduces in size. It can happen when I go to click on the scroll tab too. I'm at a loss!

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  • Charli1 Mar 03, 2008

    I tried McAfee virus scan but no infections reported. Any ideas?

  • Charli1 May 24, 2008

    I spoke with a computer technician from work who happened to have the same problem on his computer. He thought it might have been a vista problem. After re-loading his computer several times, he tried using an external mouse and turned off the inbuilt pad. He said that resting your hands on the corners of the pad seems to trigger the problem!

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher May 11, 2010

    Have you checked for a virus or adaware?

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* Sounds like a possible adware attack

Solution:

download free McCafee, update it.

if problem resists, windows re-installation may finish the trick.

Goodluck! Please let me know how that went! Thanks.

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

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