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Thread: Weird glitches in windows. Help. Stressful




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    Default Weird glitches in windows. Help. Stressful

    I'll go to right click a file or a folder to rename it or delete and sometimes instead of showing....Add to .ace. Rename .Delete .Send To and all the normal right-click options it will only show a couple, the only way to get it to fix itself is a reset of the computer, sometimes the problem just goes away on its own, but I suspect there is still something up.

    The longer the computer is on the more likely this happens and it usually occurs when I am trying to change a file or folder name in My Music (I have several thousand mp3 files stored in it) which I'm constantly adding songs and modifying.

    Could this be a virus or a memory problem, or am i just doing something stupid?

    I'm also noticing little lag spikes after my computer has been running for a while.
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    Default Re: Weird glitches in windows. Help. Stressful

    Have you eliminated the likelyhood of virus attack by using muliple scans with antivirus, trojan hunter, and adware/spyware seeking programs? Even if your regular antivirus program doesn't find anything it may be worth trying A-Squared ( http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/ ) to see if anything else shows up.
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    Default Re: Weird glitches in windows. Help. Stressful

    About 2 minutes after I made that post i got a blue screen of death.


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    Default Re: Weird glitches in windows. Help. Stressful

    I tried to start the computer in safemode to run a few different virus scanners but F8 pops up a different window, instead of the different startup options it gives me 3 boot options (floppy, dvd-rom and harddisk.)

    Is there a different key that I need to press in order it to start in safemode with my computer, or do ii choose one of those 3 options I listed above.

    If I remeber correctly the blue screen said it was a "Hardware issue" (or to that effect), I'm thinking some hardware devices may be incompatable with eahc other, could this be?, im really hoping i can clear this up because my last computer got fried.. twice, anyway..

    thx,


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    Default Re: Weird glitches in windows. Help. Stressful

    What happens if you tell it to boot from hard drive?
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    Default Re: Weird glitches in windows. Help. Stressful

    It starts up normally.


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    Default Re: Weird glitches in windows. Help. Stressful

    Roughly 2 years ago I had a similar problem when I installed Spysweeper and enabled some option related to context menus. You may want to check and see if you have any spyware scanners active and temporarily disable them.

    Tom P.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brennan
    I'll go to right click a file or a folder to rename it or delete and sometimes instead of showing....Add to .ace. Rename .Delete .Send To and all the normal right-click options it will only show a couple, the only way to get it to fix itself is a reset of the computer, sometimes the problem just goes away on its own, but I suspect there is still something up.

    The longer the computer is on the more likely this happens and it usually occurs when I am trying to change a file or folder name in My Music (I have several thousand mp3 files stored in it) which I'm constantly adding songs and modifying.

    Could this be a virus or a memory problem, or am i just doing something stupid?

    I'm also noticing little lag spikes after my computer has been running for a while.

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