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#1 Senna12

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:19 PM

ok, so I have a friends laptop with Windows 7.  when you go to the bottom right by the clock, anything you select, the clock, wireless icon, sound icon they all just flash real quick and you can't select anything.  Have also noticed that sometimes when you open windows explorer the top toolbar just flashes too.

Any ideas? I have done all the updates.  It did not have a system restore point.

 

Any suggestions??

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Edited by hamluis, 10 February 2018 - 03:26 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:49 PM

Does it do this in Safe Mode ?


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:24 AM

I cant seem to boot to safe mode.  Tried all the F keys. When I click on the windows logo( bottom left - old start menu key) it does the same thing - flashes so quick you can't see or read anything. And can't select any option.  It is a Dell Inspiron laptop.

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:33 AM

If your computer has only one operating system (OS), tap the <F8> key rapidly as your computer starts up. If the Windows logo appears, you've gone past and you'll need to restart your computer and try again.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 01:29 AM

you can reboot by hitting ctrl alt delete all at once.....(or maybe ctrl alt backspace)

 

....or just shut down by holding the power button in....and then restart


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:03 AM

ok, so took a bit but for this computer I had to hit the DELETE key to go to Safe Mode.  The problem still persists even in Safe Mode.  I am planning on taking a video of the problem with my phone, upload it to youtube and post the link here.  Not sure what else to try...



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 10:09 AM

Will anything load??


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:29 AM

Windows loaded.  Here is a video of what I am experiencing on his computer

 



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:01 PM

That's the dangest Windows 7 screen I've ever seen



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 02:26 PM

See if you can get into safe mode, if you can run your security software.  I had I think was hte same issue, it took Eset online scanner to get rid of it.


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:10 PM

Sorry Joe C, I meant to say Windows 10. 

 

OldPhil, is Eset free? It couldn't find a free version. I am in safe mode and ran Malwarebytes but it did not find anything.

 

Any other free virus scans I could try?

Since it isn't my computer I hate to purchase anything and put it on his computer.

Thank you


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:20 PM

Yes Eset is free online scanner, it is one time use.

 

https://www.eset.com/us/home/online-scanner/


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:28 PM

Thanks. I ran Eset and it did not find any threats. 



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:51 PM

Follow these instructions.  In the search line type CMD when it pops up right click and run it as administer, click the allow bos a DOS box will open.  Type sfc /scannow note the space after sfc, hit enter this will check the systems files for possible issues. 


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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:07 PM

windows 10......that makes a difference !...follow OldPhil's instructions.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

“A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it."

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

 GcnI1aH.jpg

 

 





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