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Larryboy

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Hi guys, I'm back again

I recently had to reinstall windows after some problems, my computer works again but it's doing this irritating thing that has been a problem to me before.

It happens in all programs I've tried so far, which is admittedly just the photo viewer and internet, but the easiest way to describe it in on internet explorer. I can be typing or scrolling with the mouse when suddenly it stops working and the border at the top of the page has gone grey, when I click the mouse on the page the border goes dark again and I can continue typing or whatever, but it happens very frequently so I won't be able to do anything serious on this computer until I fix this problem. It's hard for me to search online for solutions because it's quite difficult to describe.

I had this problem some time ago and what I did was disable everything that starts up when the computer starts up, and that solved it then but as I've only just re-installed windows and haven't reinstalled any programs yet I don't think that will do any good.

Has anyone got any ideas what's causing this/how I can solve it?

To give the details, it's Windows 7 ultimate, I've got a desktop Zoostorm computer 1TB memory 8GB Ram, the mouse and keyboard are wired USB ones, I had a problem with windows recently and nothing corrective worked so I ended up installing it back onto the computer, and am working through re-installing my old programs.
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Hello Larryboy

Is this the same computer that I have previously helped you with @ http://www.geekstogo...30#entry2307330
If yes can I ask that you provide an update/conclude that topic as per my signature;

Staff and Members give their time freely to help others, please be courteous and conclude your topic if assistance is no longer required.


What type of disk did you use to reinstall Windows 7.
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That's right, the same one, I've concluded the other topic.

It's a general windows ultimate installation disc, my computer didn't come with an operating system. It looks more or less the same as this one
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Thanks for the update Larryboy :thumbsup:

As long as the disk that you used was purchased from a reputable source you should be safe to use it (PC World or similar I recall you saying in the earlier thread).

Can you run Speccy and post the url for us please http://www.piriform....file-to-the-web
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Sure can

http://speccy.pirifo...4AVACIRdMGCR1Gs
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Thanks for the url Larryboy :thumbsup:

There is nothing showing in Speccy that would explain this (the +12V PSU reading will be an anomaly)

Couple of checks for you to do 1: http://www.pingtest.net/ 2: http://www.technibbl...ry-stress-test/ 3: Go to Start and then to Run Search;
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click Enter
Have the Windows DVD handy (not always required).
If System File Checker (SFC) finds any errors it may ask you for the DVD.
In Vista/7 you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".
For Vista & W7 users: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
It's often a pretty big file so upload it to http://www.mediafire.com/ and then post the download link here.

How to use mediafire http://en.kioskea.ne...es-to-mediafire
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I've tried disabling everything that starts up except Adobe things and the problem seems to have stopped, I'm unsure what was causing it to happen I think it'll be a matter of trial and error to find the offending program from here on. We can consider this topic resolved I think, thanks very much for your help :thumbsup:
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Thanks for the follow up Larryboy :thumbsup:
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