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Q: screen disappears

I have HP laptop and my sreen disappears , when doing anything / what is causing this . I have run a scan and nothing comes up

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A: screen disappears

What do you mean by dissappears and more specifically are you doing?

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https://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp/product/HP-ENVY-15-k000-Notebook-PC/6936206/model/7174348?sk... At the above http there are two phone #s given & I cannot get either to work. So how do I contact HP? Those #s are:  For issues powering up your computer or accessing your Windows desktop call1-877-852-0905.For all other issues call 1-888-698-3762 

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Hi, I am working on an Acer Aspire, Pentium D, Vista, 2GB ram. After about 45 minutes, the screen blanks out. Have to reboot to get it going again. I ran Malwarebytes, it found 19 errors. I thought this might have solved the problem, but no. I also then changed monitors, but the problem is still there. I cleaned out the case, the 2 motors were really clogged up, I thought it might be heat related. Then I ran a memory test and it stopped working again. It has 2 memory chips, I have removed one and am running the memory test again. Am I going in the right direction? Or is there any other ideas?

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The cursor for the mouse is not shown on the screen. But when i right and left click its function works. What do i do?its a wireless HP mouse for the desktop.

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I have an Outlook Express problem that just recently started happening.

When I click 'reply to sender' on an E-Mail I want to reply to, my whole Outlook Express screen disappears and I have to restart Outlook Express. There's no error message or anything that might tell me what the problem is. As soon as I click on the Reply button, The Outlook Express screen immediately disappears.

Does anyone know what could be causing this.


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This is a 2013 Toshiba Lx835-D325 all-in-one with a 3rd generation Intel i7 CPU. Originally had a 2 TB HDD and takes a 180 watt AC adapter.

The screen shows a "no media found" message for 5 seconds when first engaged by attaching the AC adapter plug, then fades back to a black screen. The power button starts the machine but no display image is revealed unless detaching and then re-attaching the power plug. The power button lights and starts the computer but fails to engage a display image. Could it be the power switch? The small power switch board is shown in the last picture.


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Hi all,

I have a windows XP Pro SP2 installed on my Toshiba Satellite L 305-s5955.
Machine details : Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, 2MB L2 Cache.
My problem is that the welcome screen doesn't show up at startup and windows logs on automatically to Administrator instead of prompting for a user account selection. I checked out microsoft's tips but they were not any help.
I have a password protected, private, Administrator account with a different name. (i.e. Both default administrator and new administrator account have password protection).

Switching of fast user switching or using the classic logon style didn't solve the problem. How can this be solved?



A:Solved: Windows XP Welcome Screen disappears

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While working on a webpage (after doing a google search), the screen suddenly disappears. I cannot go back and retrieve it but must start the entire search over.

A:screen suddenly disappears on hp pavilion

Hello @nclilly, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I understand that you are having an issue with the screen going blank, and wanted to assist you! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:HP Customer Support - Products In the meantime, it sounds like you may be having issues with the display drivers.  Try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes: HP PCs - Error: Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered (Windows 10, 8, 7) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great weekend!

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When I RUN, TLIST -s, TLIST -t, or NET START on the command line, the screen disappears before I can read it. This seems strange as I see the screen quickly flash by but cannot freeze it for viewing. However, when I type CMD, the screen appears and stays

Any Advice?

Many thanks

A:Command line screen disappears

The commands won't work from Start, Run. You need to open a cmd window first and then run them from there.

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Windows 98 Computer (Dell)

Outlook Express 6

Dial up modem internet connection.


When shutting down Outlook express , the option screen to disconnect or stay connected disappears very quickly before you have a chance to click an option.

Dial up stays connected and has to be disconnected manually.(By right clicking icon on task bar and clicking disconnect) If you forget to do this dial up stays connected and ties up phone line.

Yes, I have the disconnect when no longer needed box checked.
I also have the disconnect if idle set to 10 mins.
But we need the option screen to stay up long enough to click an option.

Please help!

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I recently upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7. Since the upgrade I have noticed the following:

When my computer comes alive from screen saver mode, sometimes though not always all the icons are missing. The task bar is there but clicking on any item there does nothing. It's like everything just seizes up.

Any solutions please. It is frustrating.

Ta Oakey

A:Mouse disappears off screen and icons missing

Sounds like you have a virtual desktop that got added somehow. Click on the taskbar icon that looks like the square with two ears (next to Cortana in my screen shot. See if you have more than one desktops and close the extra one.

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The computer is a Pentium D, 3.0Ghz, 1Gig Ram, 250Gig HDD, Windows Media Center, Video - Radeon X1300, 512Mb

I have been experiencing OE randomly crashing when I click on Create a new Message. What in fact happens is that OE disappears from the screen but remains running in the background. I can see msimn.exe in Task Manager / Processes. The only way around this is to restart the machine.

The machine and memory tested as having no errors at the retailer that it
was purchased from.

I have just done a chkdsk and there were no errors found.

I have tried the following to relieve it:

 Update Windows Media Center
 Deleted the identities and recreated them importing the mail and
address books
 Uninstalled IE7 and reinstalled IE6
o Deleted the identities and recreated them importing the mail and
address books
 Update the computer?s BIOS
 Reformat the HDD and reinstall Media Center
o Reinstall all programs
o Update
? Create the identities and import the mail and address books
? Delete the identities and recreate them without importing the old mail and address books

In spite of all of this, it still randomly crashes when creating a new message

I am hopeful that someone can tell me what?s wrong

Thanks in advance

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The issue I'm having is small, but I still would like it fixed because it's a small pet peeve of mine.

When I move my applications around the window disappears with a gray box around it, until I drop it. I've attached an image of the problem, because it's easier to show than explain.

Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you for your time

A:Application image disappears when moving it around screen

Hello Xed,

In Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings ....
See if you have "Show window contents while dragging" checked.
If it is not checked, check it and see if that fixes the issue.

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Help appreciated with the following:
A black box appears then disappears then reappears then disappears.....not sure what it could be..I am worried it may be a virus of some sort.
Can someone please assist bearing in mind that I am not a whizz with computers
Many thans in advance!

A:Black box appears and disappears on my screen..is it a virus..please help..

Does this happen when you first turn the machine on? Or just at random times?

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Hey there, new here and need some help. Here's what happened:

I opened internet explorer and typed in a google search and hit enter and it popped up a new instance of iexplorer instead of just searching in the current window as usual. Then, links I clicked on opened new windows which is not the usual setting. When I clicked in the middle of text on a web page it would highlight everything. Strange little things like that.

So, I clicked start > Turn Off > Restart and nothing happened; it just went back to the desktop. Pushed the Windows key and it wouldn't open the start menu. Finally I had to do a hard shut-off.

I waited a minute and booted the computer back up when it stopped at the login/password screen as usual. I typed the password and hit the Enter key and it just deleted the password and stayed on the page. So, I retyped it and clicked with the mouse on the green arrow button with the same result. Laptop built in mouse button did the same thing. Eventually it just froze entirely and I could not even type in the password box. Also, the little help icon on this screen would not bring anything up; it's like all the keys got remapped to different functions.

The only recent updates were the automatic Windows updates upon shutdown earlier today and the comp worked fine after booting up after that the first time.

Any thoughts?

I'm on a Dell laptop with XP Home.


EDIT: I hard shut down the comp again and let it sit for about 15 min. Booted... Read more

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Hi all:I hope that this is the right board for this problem, even though it may not be primarily a "Touch" issue.  My problem is that I keep losing my pointer/cursor on my HP laptop. Here are my specs and details of the problem based on a set of questions that I found on another thread: What make / model computer? HP Pavilion 15-n216us What operating system? Windows 10 64bit upgraded from Win 8. Does the mouse left alone disappear or are you clicking on something and then it just disappears? It only (and always) happens when I touch the screen. The cursor disappears instantaneously when I touch the screen. It happens whether I have a USB mouse plugged in or not. How do you normally resolve the issue? Except for restarting the laptop, the only way that I can get the cursor back is to go to Personalize/Themes/Mouse Pointer settings. I then have to close the Mouse Pointer settings windows (clicking OK) while shaking the mouse. How is your mouse connected to your computer? Wireless but as stated above, it also happens when the mouse is not plugged in. One screen or two screens? If one, have you ever used two? One screen, never two. More information:1) The cursor is not set to disappear when typing.2) I read that this could be a problem with the Touchpad, so I downloaded the Synaptics Pointing Device driver for my laptop from the HP website. When I attempted to install it, I got a message that I already have a newer driver than the... Read more

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My Yoga 720-15IKB is just out of its warranty and I have noticed that when i click or type in the search bar (bottom left corner), the bar turns black as if it just disappears. As a result, I cannot search for applications. Sometimes i will begin to type and the results will appear for a split second before the entire box disappears.I am unsure if this issue could be related to another issue where my screen blacks out and displays random pixelations before it "runs into an issue" then reboots my computer. This has happened several times over the past few weeks and seems to be happening increasingly often.Drivers up to date, system is updated, ran a diagnostics test and no issues appeared. What is wrong and what do I do to fix this?

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Hello, I have a Dell laptop 15R 2nd Gen i-5 processor running Windows 7 Home 64bit.

The problem I am having is this: Mouse disappears on right side of screen. The entire right side of screen (not just in the lower corner). If I move the mouse 6 inches to the right off screen, then I would have to move it 6 inches to the left again until it re-appears. If I moved the pointer 1 foot to the right, I would have to move it 1 foot to the left until the pointer re-appeared again.

It's as if the pointer kept going on to a hidden screen??

A:Mouse Pointer disappears RIGHT side of screen

Looks like a mismatch between physical resolution and the larger virtual desktop resolution. Should that be the case, a few users prefer the larger space to work with and can navigate and bring into view the unseen parts as needed.

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Lately my pointer is disappearing after i login from sleep or locked computer.

I had this problem in the past but it got solved after i restored my PC, now it came back to haunt me.
I am guessing some updates disrupted with the mouse cursor (not an expert opinion).

I've tried many things but the issue seems to be persistent.

Here are some things I've tried with no results:

Changing the pointer options (hide while you type, pointer trails, ctrl to highlight) and combinations of them.

I tried using different pointers (Black, White, Black small, etc)

Also tried using troubleshooting the software changes, sfc /scannow, clean registry with ccleaner, rebooting (many times).

It seems to be a problem with no concrete solution.

The only solution that I found is (Clt-Alt-Del) it changes the screen and the pointer appears again, if I lock the computer it is gone once more.

If somebody can help i would appreciate it.


A:Mouse Cursor Disappears after unlock screen Windows 8.1


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After using the touch screen few times and trying to use touchpad for small button clicks, mouse cursor just disappeared and can't find it. But when I exit web browser, I see mouse curson back on backscreen. When I open browser again, it disappears. Only way I can get back my mouse cursor back is restarting the laptop.

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th GenPurchased March 2019 from CostcoBIOS N23ET63W 1.38Windows 10 Home 64 Bit 1903 (problem occurred before 1903 update)All drivers and firmware are up to date using Lenovo VantageSee CrystalDiskInfo below for full SSD details.I've added a Western Digital (SanDisk) 512GB in the open PCIe slot. I'm using this only to store photos, music, etc and no system data or applications. While using my X1, I'll get random BSoD's. The error messages have varied, but all seem to relate to the kernel or OS not being able to read/write to the disk. This has happened at least a half dozen times now and averages probably once every two to five hours of use. It's gotten to the point where I can pretty much predict I'm about to get a BSoD a minute or two before it happens. Apps stop responding, web pages refuse to load, then ultimately even the mouse cursor stops responding. The BSoD appears and shows 0% gathering info. It never progresses. Eventually, Windows reboots the laptop. However, Windows won't load. When I load the Lenovo BIOS diagnostics utility, it doesn't even show the main SSD! The WD drive does still show. Turning the laptop off then on fixes this issue every time and then Windows boots normally. CHKDSK (including full offline scan), SMART, everything I can think of comes back normal. System runs flawless until it doesn't. Anyone have any suggestions or experienced a similar issue before I deal with Lenovo? My next step is going to be removi... Read more

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I have a problem with the screen of my Satellite U840T

Mouse disappears right of the screen and bottom in black bars at the top and while the left mouse can not go to the bars.

In the display settings everything is good I think.

Thank you for yours help

A:Satellite U840T - Mouse disappears right of the screen and bottom


I?m confused.
Your issue isn?t described very well.

What do you mean exactly by: ?Mouse disappears right of the screen and bottom in black bars at the top??
Do you mean the touchpad or cursor?
The notebook?s touchpad supports the Gesture control feature (Multi Touch) and this feature could be configured in touchpad settings:
+Control panel -> mouse -> Device settings tab -> Settings+

There you can find also the option called ?Edge swipes? which opens the Charms bar, app Switcher, and Application bar just by moving finger from the edge of the touchpad in towards the center.

In such case the cursor would not be visible.

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I hope someone can help. W10 (64 bit Home) has been working OK on this laptop but recently I have been able to open the settings screen for only a micro-second. Having found people having the same problem I have tried running SFC several times, as suggested, but it says it found an issue it could not resolve.

Again following instructions on the forum I tried running DISM with an iso loaded and this hung at 40% for hours (overnight). I could not find a solution to this, but someone posted their CBS log and was given a solution to the original problem.

I do not understand what to look for in the log file, but there are several lines that mention an error. I attach the log file (zipped as it was too big for the forum), and if anyone can help I would be grateful.


A:Settings screen only flashes up then disappears - SFC and DISM issues

Please open an admin command prompt and run the following command (copy/paste this command)

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
On your desktop a file called sfcdetails.txt will be created, please upload this file.

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Hi everyone, 
For the last two weeks i have been getting random pixelated display (picture attached)....
I have tried connecting the laptop to an external display while it is pixelated and the output to the external display is fine.

This pixelated problem is fixed on reboot, 
i have scanned the complete system using extended test using dell support assist and no errors were found,

can anyone tell me what would be the cause of this error??

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I don't know what I'm infected with or how to fix it. Sometimes my cursor disappears and I have to turn off the computer - it won't shut down normally. At other times, my browser disappears. Once it happened when I clicked on the back button and it always happens when I try to go to ebay.com. Thanks for any help.

A:Browser Disappears Or Cursor Disappears

"Welcome to BC caiton"Have you performed any anti-spyware & anti-virus scans? If not I recommend you do the following:Download and scan with Ad-Aware SE 1.06.If you already have Ad-Aware SE, please setup & configure as shown here.Download and scan with Spybot S&D 1.4.Setup & Configure as shown here.[DO NOT choose the option to install TeaTimer]Windows 2000 and XP users ONLY: Download and scan with Ewido Anti-Malware 3.5.Ewido Install and Scan InstructionsThen please perform these online Virus scans:[Watch the Address bar in IE. You may receive alerts that "This site might require the following ActiveX control...Click here to install...". Click on that alert and then Click Install ActiveX component]Trend Micro Housecall ScanPanda ActiveScan

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An Oracle Form is launched as a Java Applet in IE11. Ideally the user should not be aware of parent browser window but when the form launches another popup (eg adobe, MS office) window the parent window then comes to the foreground and hides the java applet
window - confusing for the user when they close the adobe or office application window!.  This is with regards to Windows 7.  With IE version 8 this was all worked ok and window behaviour was logical for the user.
Steve Edmeades

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Hi guys!

First question: One of the things I disliked about Windows 8 was how you had to switch between two completely different GUI environments. It felt like they were in the way of eachother.
So when I installed Windows 8 on my 'main' PC rather than on my test PC, I was happy to notice that on a dualhead setup, the desktop goes neatly on one screen and the metro screen on the other one.
This way I could keep an eye on the weather, news, social media and such while doing other stuff on my other monitor... So I thought.

Problem is, when I click on the 'start' icon on the left screen, the metro screen appears. On my right screen, the desktop stays put. That's fine. But whenever I click the desktop or any piece of software running on my right screen, the metro screen disappears and my left screen shows my desktop with taskbar.

What I'd like is to be able to manually open and close metro on my left screen, instead of it disappearing because I do something different on my right screen.

Hope you get what I mean, rather tough to explain this one.
If you don't get it, I'll make a video

A:Metro "Start screen" disappears on dualhead

Anyone? This seemed like a rather logical thing to ask .

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i think i downloaded something wrong, then now, when i restart my computer, my desktop icons briefly appear, and then they disappear. now all i see, is my wallpaper.

can anyone help me? very urgent.


here's a most recent hijackthis log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 20:41:15, on 22/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer eConsole\MediaServerService.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer TV-FM\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer TV-FM\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer TV-FM\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.ex... Read more

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Started only yesterday, IE just disappears off my desktop, whether minimised or maximised. I have rebooted, it still does this ocassionally? Any ideas what could be causing this. I am well scanned for virus, ant-spy, malware, and keep my registery clean with PC DOC, CCCleaner, and Cleanup.
Thanks would appreciate some answers to this.

Secondly, does anyone have experience with PC DOC PRO 3.5 please

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I have a friend that has a color printer. He does not print in color at all but his color ink runs out. Can it evaporate? any other reasons this might happen? It is not leaking anywhere. He evens keeps his printer off unless he is using it.

A:ink disappears

Just a few thoughts....
Yep, ink dries up as the solvent part of the mix evaporates over time.
It is more likely that your friends ink cartridges are solidifying as this solvent slowly leaks away, leaving pigment, amongst other things, behind.
You will note that every regular ink cartridge displays a 'Best by' or 'Use by' date, and it is important to check this date when purchasing new ink supplies. I have found retailers selling cartridges that have only one or two months useful life left in them if these dates are used as a rule of thumb. I always ensure at least a 6 month margin, preferably longer, and only buy a cartridge shortly before I need it. Maybe your friend has been unlucky. I note that Hewlett Packard, for instance, have been known to say that they only give cartridges a 6 month life. If your friend is not using colour, but has a colour cartridge fitted, it is probable that the ink is drying up - or at the very least the ink nozzles are filled with conjealed, dried-up ink. Does he regularly use the nozzle cleaning facility that should exist for his printer? This is particularly important for low-use printers.

Correct cartridge storage before fitting to the printer is also important, both by the retail outlet (over which we have no control) and the end user - away from heat, keep in manufacturers foil packaging, out of direct sunlight, do not shake etc...

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Had some major problems I believe to be Trojan or Virus related and have been attempting to correct them. Anyway, have been trying to get HJT scan and log to post but right before scan is complete the screen disappears. Have installed and uninstalled several times w/ same result. After it disappears and I try to start again using shortcut I get error stating "windows unable to access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have appropriate permission to access the item." Any ideas?? Figure I better figure this out before the bigger problems. Thanks

A:HJT disappears

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I hope I am in the right area and if not I apologize. I have Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and I just noticed a weird issue that I am not sure how to fix.

Current system is an AsRock Z97 Extreme 4 board, 8GB of ram, with various hard drives and an SSD. It also had a CD/DVD burner. the SSD is C:, I have a 160GB platter ad D: and then my CD/DVD is E: and then there are about 3 other drives. When I connect another drive via either a free sata port or if I connect my external via USB which has a hard drive in it, the CD/DVD disappears and the hard drive I am connecting now becomes E:. Then if I remove the drive the CD/DVD never comes back.

So some questions. Why is it when I connect it seems to over ride the CD/DVD rom letter (E to the new drive? And then how do I get it back? Only way I can get it back currently is to disconnect all the drives with the exception of C and D and then it appears.

If I put a media disc in, it does not play or anything. Is there some setting to say "when I connect anything, never use E:?


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I have a Dell M17X system with integrated and discrete graphics. I have noticed that after a few Alt+Tab switches the window will eventually start disappearing too quickly to do any switching. On top of that, if I try to spell check an email, the dialog box will show Undo Edit immediately like something was pressed (and is not). When I use applications like Illustrator, I can't adjust the colors of anything as the window for color selection also disappears. In addition, moving the mouse across the task bar makes the windows show and disappear quickly.

I have had no luck figuring this one out. I generally have to restart to get the functionality back. I have also tried to update the drivers without much success. Either it won't install or loses it's driver information then I have to try and get it back working.

Please help. Dell offered no solution on this. I am running Windows 7 64-bit Home Pro.

A:Alt + Tab disappears


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I recently tried to run regedit and the cmd box opens and just diassapears and nothing happens. Anything that uses the dos box thingy(im a comp. noob) donest work. I went to run, typed in cmd, and the same thing, the box pops up for one second and just diasppears. Ive run virus scanners and spware scanners, but nothing came up. This hard drive is barely a month old so I doubt its an infection. I had this problem once with my old hard drive, and one day it was just fixed. Im lost, please help me, any suggestions are more than appreciated.

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i have windows xp and just recently i updated windows movie maker from microsoft and i started using it and about a minute into my project it disappears, seriously!!!
i re-opened it and yes it does save it, from where it automatically does, but it disappears again?????? what is the deal???????

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This starting happening a few days ago. While checking email, and if I click a message that brings up a new window, the current window showing the email box disappears. Specifically, this is happening while I am checking my esquire emails and my daily sportingnews magazine. Normally, I would click something in one of these messages, and a new window pops up and I can proceed there. After I am done with that window, I close it out (with the x) and go back to my email box. But then I find out my email box is gone as well! Normally this should not happen! So I have to re-open my email box. Anybody know why this is happening and how to fix it?

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For the past couple of days my DVD/CD-ROM has been disappearing after I restart. When I go to the device manager it has a yellow triangle and says: This device cannot start. (Code 10) Click 'Check for solutions' to send data about this device to Microsoft and to see if there is a solution available.

I clicked on update driver software and it says the best driver software for your device is already installed. So next I uninstalled it and restarted the computer. The first time I did it, the drive reappeared. But when I restart it disappeared again.

So I did the regedit and deleted the upperfilters and lowerfilters and restarted. Drive appeared but disappeared as soon as it was restarted. I also went to the Dell website and updated BIOS, which worked for a while but I'm still having the same problem. Now nothing works, should I do a system restore?

Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pack 2
Dell Inspirion 1521
Mobile AMD Sempron™Processor 3600+ 2.00 GHz
2.00 GB
32-bit Operating System

A:DVD/CD-ROM Disappears

Have you recently installed any new hw or sw (especially sw related to cd's / dvd's)? Have you had any malware issues?

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Need your help. When Iím online all the windows of my IE browser just closes or disappears when Iím clicking the yahoo messenger icon. i need to open IE again. What could be wrong. Thanks.

A:IE disappears

There seems to be a problem with your shortcut to the iexplore.exe file, try making a new shortcut. There may also be a problem in your windows regristry. you might want to scan your whole system (start>>all programs>>accessories>>command prompt) then type in chkdsk.

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I have an irritating issue on my computer that consists of a pop-up that appears then disappears. This causes problems when I am running older games in a full screen mode, usually causing them to freeze and shutdown. I can see the pop-up appear on my Taskbar, it appears for only a few seconds then disappears. I've scanned my computer religiously using AVG, Microsoft Anti Spyware, Adaware and Spybot, I've run Hijack This a few times and have tried to catch it in my Task Manager window, but I have been unable to track down which program on my computer is causing this. I'm worried it might be some form of spyware or virus that is either updating itself or downloading information from my computer. It's not a major worry at the moment but it is extremely irritating.


OS= XP Home sp2
Browser= Firefox/ IE 5.0
Anti Virus= AVG
Anti Spyware= Ewido, Microsoft, Adaware, Spybot, and I use Panda once in a while

A:Pop Up That Disappears

Well, 2 hours of reading the forums, 4 hours of letting the Panda online scanner do its thing, going through and manually deleting the crap it turned up seems to have solved my issue. Thanks for the tips, I think I've managed to find the little blighter that's been messing up my computer...thanks

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Sorry, I didn't copy all of the HJT report. This regards my recent post asking for assistance to keep TM visible.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:32:51 AM, on 1/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy Client\sunasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\CounterSpy Client\sunasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
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I run Win2k Sp4, Nero ver6.3+ ,the Dvd is a Mitsubushi (doesn't use DMA in Dev Mangr)as Slave on secoundary IDE channel ,Plextor PX708a as Master.
The DVD drive intermittently disappears from explorer and is not listed in the bios when I reboot, this did start after upgrading to the Plextor(which has the latest firmware and uses DMA in DevMngr)
Bios is Latest ver
The drive works fine when it is seen.
I tried new Cables ,Power connectors ,Mastr/Slave setting checked

Do you think it just dying or is it an issue I have not thought of.

A:DVD rom disappears !

Could your DVD have selected a drive-letter that is taken already by another drive on your home-network? It would then only happen when that other PC (with that drive-letter) is already switched on, when you start your PC.

You could always change the DVD-drive-letter to one that is guaranteed not in use elsewhere.

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I recently tried to run regedit and the cmd box opens and just diassapears and nothing happens. Anything that uses the dos box thingy(im a comp. noob) donest work. I went to run, typed in cmd, and the same thing, the box pops up for one second and just diasppears. Ive run virus scanners and spware scanners, but nothing came up. This hard drive is barely a month old so I doubt its an infection. I had this problem once with my old hard drive, and one day it was just fixed. Im lost, please help me, any suggestions are more than appreciated.

A:CMD Box Disappears

I don't know how to fix the CMD window closing... but: You can run any command from the 'run' dialog anyway, so the CMD window is not needed unless you are browsing around the drive.

open the 'run' dialog and enter regedit then 'OK'

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This problem is getting worse and worse, and I need some advice. I have an HP Officejet 6500 709n. Worked fine for a year or more. It is installed on the Windows 7-64 laptop through the network and works flawlessly. It is the desktop running Windows 7-32 that is having trouble. Almost every single day lately, the printer disappears from Devices and Printers. It will not print when I use it on through the home group or network either. The scanner drivers never work through Solution Center--the only way to scan is through Windows Fax and Scan or through the printer's website. All network tests are perfect. But every single day I am having to do a level 4 uninstall and reinstall the latest HP Windows 7 driver. I am at my wit's end here. I have disabled HP Cue Device from services.msc, but the stupid thing still disappears and/or won't print. HELP!

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I use my Windows 7 sticky notes pinned to my bottom tray. Lately after my pc restarts the sticky notes icon disappears from my bottom tray. Usually I find the icon in the accessories catagory & I just re-execute it & repin it to the bottom tray.
But after my last recycle of the pc, sticky notes is not even found under the accessories area.
I've tried doing a search & a sticky notes file is found, but it cannot be opened.
Any help would be appreciated as I do like using sticky notes.

A:StickyNotes Disappears??

The path is Windows\system32\stikyNot (application)
You should find it there.

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laptop recently infected with virus. removed with malwarebytes antimalware. system now appears fine except for on startup wallpaper appears briefly then disappears leaving white screen with icons. any help would be appreciated.

A:wallpaper disappears

right click on ur desktop, go to properties and go to the desktop tab
check what you have set as your wallpaper and make sure its what you want

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My OS is vista, recently when I turn on my PC, I realised that the Language Bar was suddenly disappear, I had tried a few method on the website and forum, but still no way to restore the language bar, so I am totally can not input or type andy Chinese fonts.

Any solutions please help.

A:Language bar disappears

did you get this sorted or not ?

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