My Windows Explorer is borked, and perhaps other things are borked as well.
NOT Internet Explorer.
WINDOWS EXPLORER, the file manager/search tool on the desktop next to the START Menu.
I have a bottom of the screen bar, like most people. And, like most people, I put stuff on it for one-click fun.
Windows Explorer is on that bar down there, see?
When I’ve been using Windows Explorer for a long time, like, for more than an hour, it:
Suddenly fails to open windows, tabs, menus, etc- the menu blacks, and so does anything else I try to open, temporarily.
Icons light up as if highlighted when you mouse over them.
Fonts change size, as if you’ve loaded an old game from DOSBOX and it has borked itself, you know, when the desktop icons suddenly grow large and the window borks and grows and fills up half the screen like in XP and VISTA haha and you can’t get to the Cheshire tabs of EVIL to shut it off?
Moving along… it overlaps menu items, and when I try to click out by closing the program from one such overlap, it might close. Maybe.
Then when I test it by trying to open it again, it opens a frame instead of a full, healthy window, and then closes it right back down again. YAY!
Whatever is borking it migrates to the desktop and duplicates icons if I mouse over them
Windows and menus stay open and turn black, and pile up on each other slightly.
1. To give an example of how it COuld be a graphics card problem- I play Second Life, and after a year or so of not being on there, I have gotten back on. It keeps degrading in performance, and has recently turned black/or white screen and crashed when I have used it for more than 30 minutes to an hour. Sometimes Less. Also, the window, once I shrink it, sticks, and the screen around it turns black, and keeps a frame of the window stuck to it. it then Crashes. I have trouble saving things to my inventory
2. that sounds similar to what is happening wiht Windows Explorer, does it not? O.o therefore, despite this, it may NOt be an issue with the card, mainy because of the folowing statement.(3)
3. So, graphics card/hard drive, yes? BUT... this was happening with Win Explorer only a few days after I GOT this computer... NOBODY knows why. They just say, do this or that odd vague workaround, without REALLY answering the problem or making it go away. O.o
4. for some reason, this problem (Win Explorer, Slow Computer, WORD doing the same thing with hiding files and sticky windows that Win Explorer does) hath followed me from every computer I've ever had, minus my beloved Commodore 64. (R.I.P., MY BEAUTY) I canm;t figure out if it was something I did, or the files I migrated from that first computer to every computer since, or what. WE run virus scans before we migrate files... but.. these computer killing problems keep happening. maybe my body just gives off extra bio-electricity or something. Every computer I look at funny borks. Even the ones at school, when i was in middle and high school! I didn'tevne DO anything but turn them on and sit in front of them, and before I sat down to even USE THE MOUSE they borked. I am NOT. KIDDING. They tried to blame me, but I KNOW NOTHING. I DID NOTHING. urk. Machines hate me.
Here are 3 links, each to a page, of my posts with lovely helpful myrti over in the Malware section. Any info you might need she might already have asked me for, but if you need something else and i caN get it for you, just ask me! I wanna fix this FOR GOOD. ;)
page 1- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic436904.html
page 2- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic436904.html/page__st__15
page 3- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic436904.html/page__st__30
Edited by ThetasGirlFriday, 30 January 2012 - 05:47 PM.