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    Possible Windows Problem, seeking help

    my computer seems to be popping up windows incorrectly, not maximized immediatly, not restoring properly...

    anyone have a solution?
    thanks so much

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    When you say windows, do you mean like windows folders, or IE pop-ups?
    If its IE pop-ups its most likly some spyware, downloading Spybot (http://spybot.safer-networking.de/) and getting rid of all that nonsense should fix it, I had this same problem a while back, this did the trick.
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    i mean actual windows folders, or when i click on a link to launch a new window

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    Which Windows version?

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    Windows XP Home Edition

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    if (it was ok before) {
    then it should be ok now, so unless you did something, it IS ok and you are imagining it;
    do a virus scan, because it wouldn't hurt you;
    uninstall the last couple of programs you installed and observe any chances;
    }
    else {
    turn down the resolution of the desktop; //RMB on desktop, "properties", "settings"
    turn off the window animations and other bells and whistles; //RMB on desktop, "properties", "effects". NOTE: if they ARE oFF, turn them ON...
    remove the large high resolution image on your desktop;
    kill large resource consuming processes, services and applications;
    while( money >= 0 ) buy more ram and bigger graphics card;
    make sure the correct monitor, gfx card and directX drivers are installed;
    make sure you have the latest drivers for directX, monitor and your graphics card;
    }

    i think i understand not maximized immediatly, but how exactly would you define not restoring properly?

    you have a GeForce, these cards have other options like transparency etc. that may need some attention.

    This is by no means a complete list of what to do.

    smelly edit: try installing the latest service packs if you can, although i would say this is a minor concern. also try installing the latest Internet Explorer and related service packs and patches as windows uses IE components for the windows GUI.
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    quality post gentlemen, thanks for the speedy and high quality responses, mucho antipoints for you

    does anyone know of a good trojan scanner and remover? just in ase

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