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#1 iman312

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 08:21 PM

When I reboot the computer, all these strange windows open up. Such as "Welcome to new found hardware", "Word Perfect", "ad-aware 2007 properties", "system information", "show desktop properties", "yahoo messenger", "start-program", etc. sometimes more, sometimes less. It is rather frustrating. How do I make it stop?
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 02:06 PM

Go to Start > All Programs > Start Up. Seeing that there are no system critical files in here, delete everything.

Now Go to Start > Run > and type "msconfig". Click on the Startup tab, and these are all the items that run at startup. Things that pertain to your antivirus, spyware, display can stay, and If you don't know what something is, check BC's Startup List to help you with the decision of unchecking it.
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 09:50 PM

The most user-friendly startup control I know is free WinPatrol: http://www.winpatrol.com/
Right click the little scotty dog in the system tray, and select "Startup info..."

This list is everything that is set to start automatically. To stop it from auto-start, click it once to highlight, and then push the "Disable' button at the lower right. The entry is not removed from the list, and is quickly re-enabled the same way. Things "Disabled" in this way still work fine when you call them manually. WinPatrol offers other value-added features as well.

For a good list of places to check out your processes, with web addresses of other useful tools and informational sites,
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 10:48 PM

So far, nothing has helped. Maybe I haven't described it accurately.

Certain windows pop up on start-up. Everything looks sort of normal until I touch the mouse, and then all these windows start changing places and for several moments I don't have control of anything. The mouse does not respond.

After maybe 15 or 20 seconds, everything stops moving and then I gain control of the mouse and can close all the windows.

Some of the windows that are open are "Taskbar & start menu properties", "sytem information" , "show desktop properties" , "display properties". These are not windows that would normally open up. And none of these show up in the start menu.

Do I have a bug?

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 11:24 PM

What type of mouse are you using? Wireless?
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 07:36 AM

If trimming the startups hasn't helped, then I'd suggest you check to see if there's an issue with your mouse or keyboard (borrow another to try it out). If that doesn't fix it, then I'd suggest trying these free, online scans for malware:

http://safety.live.com
http://housecall.trendmicro.com

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 05:27 PM

Yes, I am using a wireless mouse. And I just changed the batteries two days ago. It was doing this weird thing before I changed the batteries and is still doing it.

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:45 PM

I suggest:

>Trying a wired mouse with the wireless dongle removed.
>Changing USB ports for the dongle.
>Un-installing the driver for the mouse and rebooting with it connected to force Windows to completely re-install and set it up again. (Stand by with the disc)
>Checking the dongle for hardware problems itself.
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