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Help! Windows Explorer Keeps On Resizing


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#1 breezie

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:50 AM

RE: Windows Explorer Keeps on Resizing

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Hi guys. I am posting for a friend, since her computer is wonky.

Every time she opens a window (i.e. My Documents, My Pictures, etc. including IE or Firefox, but NOT Yahoo Messenger), it automatically resizes. It becomes big, it becomes small (on a loop, not just one time resize) without her doing anything. She describes it like it's "grounded" because it keeps on resizing. She has already "reformatted" but the problem is still there. Twinhead has pre-installed Windows, it goes like this for a reformat: "if you want to restore to factory settings (reformat) you just click on F4 during a restart (before windows starts)." Then it says it would erase everything on the disk.

Please help. What could it be?

Thanks!

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:40 PM

Hi breezie, I am moving you from the "Infected" forum to XP for now. As since you have formatted you may have removed the malware. Perhaps it an OS or driver issue but I want one of the good people in XP to look. If not we'll bring it back.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:59 AM

RE: Resizing/Shaking/Vibrating Windows Explorer

Thanks for moving my post. I hope someone here can help. I was trying to get a better description from my friend. She sent a hazy video and I think her problem is that the windows she opens "vibrates." I mean, it shakes, appearing like the windows resize. We found some other links, like cleaning registry, posting something in Java, cleaning Start up, that apparently helped other people with shaking windows, but we are looking for more more specific instructions/insights, before proceeding. Again, she has already formatted her computer, but the shaking is still there.

Please help! Thanks!

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:33 PM

Reformatting suggests that she might have to reinstall the video driver
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 07:30 PM

Thanks. I'll ask her to do that and will post what happens. I am also waiting for some clearer video of the "shaking" so I can post a link and you guys can see exactly what the problem is.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:40 AM

In addition to the video driver, I've also seen this when a system is forced to use a resolution that's not compatible with the monitor.

To check this, she can investigate the Display settings in Control Panel.
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