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Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by missmouse, Nov 18, 2007.

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  1. missmouse

    missmouse Banned Thread Starter

    Jun 22, 2001
    i am unable to close some programs that i open in vista. i cant close with the "X" right click, close or even ctrl, alt, del. if I open the tsk manager nothing is there to close either!
    I can only minimise to clear the screen. The only way to completely cose is to reboot!
    HELP!!! im thinking of dumping this & reinstalling Xp at this rate!
  2. Rich-M


    May 3, 2006
    What programs cause this when you go to close them and please tell us whatever fits from below:
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  3. blackberrybunny


    Nov 16, 1999
    I just got this new hp slimline computer 2 days ago, and it's got vista premium on it. I had bought another pc last week, and it had vista home basic on it. I had to return it because the dvd drive was broken! So I got this hp...anyhow, I noticed on BOTH that I had trouble closing my Yahoo Messneger with the x at the top right. I had to get the mouse cursor wayyy over to the right edge of the x to close it. I notice this too with vista premiu, but it's not as bad.
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