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#1 hcour

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 11:48 PM

I'm having a bizarre problem. When I open some programs or windows, there will be flash on the screen for a second and then the window will disappear, as if the program is opening/closing in a flash. So far this happens w/Acronis True Image and the Screen Saver Display box and a couple of other programs. Looking at Task Manager, the programs do not appear to be running after this happens. I've not installed SP1 yet. What the heck is going on?

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Harold

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 02:57 AM

Hi, do you have other users on the PC and are they logged on with fast user swithing enabled? If so they may have the programs open on there side.
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Posted 09 April 2008 - 03:39 AM

Hi. No, this is my personal home computer, no other users.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 02:11 PM

Well, never mind for now. The thread should be re-titled "Vista Goes Nuts". I closed Firefox and when I tried to re-open it, "Firefox.exe" had completely disappeared from my hd. When I opened MS Word it had to go thru a whole bunch of rigmarole as if it was being opened and setup for the first time. I tried to print, the screen went blank as if my blank screen-saver was on, but w/the cursor showing, and would not come back. I rebooted, the printing went thru but the screen/cursor remained the same.

According to AVG I'm virus-free. I wiped the drive and restored an image from Acronis from a couple of wks ago. We'll see how it goes.

Harold




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