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Hi everyone! This is an extremely annoying problem that I have no idea how to fix. :whistling:

Whenever I have a window open for some reason after about 5 seconds it becomes inactive.

This is really bugging me and I really dont no how to fix it, hope anyone has any ideas!

Thanks alot in advance...

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do you get a error code
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Nope, it simply becomes inactive. An example is when I am msn and I am typing and then after about 5 seconds I look up and see that it hasnt been typing for a while....very annoying!!

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from start go to run type this in devmgmt.msc are there any yellow or red marks there

if there are right click and click update
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Nope, there arent any. I have a feeling that it might be something to do with msconfig....because recently i changed my startup to make my computer run faster but I am really not sure what I need to change there to fix this minor but stupid problem.

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hi, welcome to geeks, my hunch would be that either your protection is filtering or that some other process is clashing with the process you are doing.

ideas:
- have a look at your startups in msconfig seeing which ones you don't need to be running in the background while you are using you computer
- have process manager open while working and observe what happens when the computer lags

post back if there is either something you don't understand here, or if no joy
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ah, I see that you have answered before I replied,

simply reenable all the start ups in msconfig and reboot to have them all running

to see what processes are running:
runbox command
- press: winkey + r
- type: taskmgr
- press: enter
look up those running processes in this database link:
http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/

to get ride of the program behind the processes:
runbox command
- press: winkey + r type: appwiz.cpl
- press: enter
seek advice on which programs you can uninstall

to choose which programs start on boot:
runbox command
- press: winkey + r button
- type: msconfig
- press: enter
- click: startups
don't disable the starts ups for antivirus and firewall,
check the other start ups in this database
http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/

Edited by fleamailman, 30 January 2007 - 02:39 PM.

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follow the fleamailman

Edited by rushin1nd, 30 January 2007 - 02:42 PM.

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Thanks alot fleamailman and rushin1nd I will try what you said and see what happens

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Thanks alot guys, problem fixed! :whistling:

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