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pghjak

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Every so many minutes I get a windows folder Icon that launches in my taskbar tray. It is only there for about 1 second then disappears. I can not tell what is launching as there is no description. I have used task Manager to see if I could tell what has kicked off but nothing is showing there when this window appears. I have run several spyware scans as well as my virus scan and nothing is showing up. I just got this laptop a few months ago its a Dell Latitude 610 and did not notice this until few weeks ago. Is this normal or is there something going on in my system. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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You may be able to find out what it is by right-click on start button and choose properties. Click the taskbar tab. Click on the 'Customise' button at the bottom right. here you'll see a list of all current and past system-tray icons. Scroll down and see if that one is listed with a descriptive name.
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Thanks No luck though I don't see anything that makes sense. Any other ideas?
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Find out what is being loaded in startup with msconfig. Look at anything that doesn't belong there. (including the services) Disable any of the services and startup items that are not crucial to system operation. See if the window pops up again. If not, then one of those services are the culprit.

If you have windows 2000, you will need to download the windows 2000 version of msconfig.
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