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When I have more than one window open, I sometimes cannot switch from one window to another. The other window becomes inactive and I have to press ctrl alt del. Once I do that, I close out the task manager and then the window becomes active. This occurs regardless of which programs I am using. Not only does the window become inactive, but I sometimes cannot access the start menu unless I press ctrl al del. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Edited by The Dude, 13 July 2005 - 04:08 PM.

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^^^^^^
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you might want to attempt to follow the instructions for malware detection and removal on this website
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you might want to attempt to follow the instructions for malware detection and removal on this website

It's not malware, his log is clean. I have the same problem as well and so far no one was able to help me.
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I think you might have some malware problem. Please go HERE and let one of the malware removal specialists help you out.

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it's deffinitly a funky one...i'll see what i can find
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are you running sp2?
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Yes
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well, I have windows xp pro at work.  every once in a while I get something similar.  can't map drivers, active windows issues, ect.  Normally a reboot resolves the issue. 

if he doesn't have sp2 then I would recomend installing it.  if he does I would still reinstall it and then check for any updates from ms that he might be missing.

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when you check task manager, switch to processes and performance tabs...anything unusual?
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this is a suggestion from another staff member

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Reboot does not resolve the issue. I did a search for each task running on liutilities.com but nothing seemed unusual. Is there a way to cut and past the processes tab to show you? If I check the performance tab and 2 windows are open, it some times says that 80-90% of the cpu is being used. Then if I don't click anything it eventually goes down to a minimal amount.
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you can do a screen capture by hitting ALT-PrtSc key

then open MSPAINT, hit ctrl-V

then save it, and attach it....a better choice might be to download process explorer from here, and doing the same thing (think task manager on steroids)

http://www.sysintern...ssExplorer.html
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this is a suggestion from another staff member

Just tried that, didn't work.
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Here is a picture of the task manager.

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Edited by The Dude, 18 July 2005 - 09:19 PM.

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i'm guessing the problem is not occuring now (in the above process tab, the system is mostly idle)

Next time the issue occurs, please note the time and reboot. then

start > run, type
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Look under systems and applications for items with red Xs that happened at the SAME time as your problem...list them here.[/code]
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