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Active window loses focus, full screen minimizes

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Tlahti, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. Tlahti

    Tlahti Thread Starter

    Feb 21, 2013

    For a few days now, I've had this problem. Any active window will lose focus after a short while, and I have to click the window to continue what I was doing. While running programs in full screen, they will likewise lose focus and minimize.

    I have searched for solutions and tried any I could find, but so far I've had no luck. I even found a topic on this forum from 2010, but that was also a dead end. I have formatted my OS drive and reinstalled, but nothing has helped. There are no error messages or pop-up prompts, and no other window seems to be stealing the focus.

    This is slowly driving me crazy, and I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me out.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
    Processor Count: 8
    RAM: 12279 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 1023 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 381450 MB, Free - 343034 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 562873 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 877297 MB;
    Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., SABERTOOTH X58
    Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
  2. Indyman24


    Mar 25, 2013
    I actually came here with this exact same problem, word-for-word. It doesn't look like this was answered, so, bump?
  3. jenae


    Mar 16, 2013
    Hi, go to start search and type:- cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste:-

    echo > 0 & tasklist /v >> 0 & net start >> 0 & echo  >> 0 & notepad 0
    Please post the notepad outcome here.
  4. Indyman24


    Mar 25, 2013
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