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Windows 7 Start menu problems plus more

August 20, 2010 at 01:04:49
Specs: Windows 7
When going into Start menu, if I am looking to open any item, the Start menu will minimize itself. There's no time to click through to an application. Also, when typing in, for example, the Run command line it keeps clearing what I type after a couple of letters. I have a legal virus scanner from Norton and Clamwin cloud virus scanner running, without anything reported. I have had this problem several times in the past, but not so bad as now. It is a fresh system install. The windows theme is basic but it happens with every windows theme. There are a lot of reports of similar problems on the internet, and the only useful option I have come across is to use some kind of reg backup and transfer that to a new user account. I was going to try this but found that when I create a new user account it doesn't appear at all.

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August 20, 2010 at 05:51:03
i would run malwarebytes, and a root kit scanner, once you have done all of that, then check and format every usb stick you use, and do not allow others to insert a usb stick into your machine.
once you have scanned every file/drive/usb stick on your machine, completely format the hard drive, all partitions and do another fresh install, create a second account with restricted rights and only use the restricted account, saving the admin account in case of future troubles so that you can log in and recover your system.
also advise once you have installed every program you use and are certain that your machine is clean, create a win 7 image from the backup center and store that on an external drive, so that should your machine become infected again you can easily and very quickly restore your machine to a fully working example with all your programs already installed and ready to run. i doubt the second virus scanner is needed, having two virus scanners often leads to issues.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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