Solved: constant Refresh window/menus

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ringowheelin

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I have 7, 64 bit, running on an HP and have been keeping pretty up to date on my drivers.
amd a4 3300 processor with graphics card, and 4 g ram.

When trying to use menus, the window or entire screen will seem as though it refreshes, closing the menu, i can watch the bar across the top of windows flash as if it had just disappeared for a split second and the menu is gone, leaving me to reopen it, but at a second or less between these refreshes I have to be quick on the pointer to get to what I want. It seems to happen on any menu item, including all drop downs, wether im right clicking a start menu pined item, a choice dropdown on a webpage, a setting dropdown, etc. it doesnt alwasys do this but more often than not. It seems like I can sometimes restart the pc and it will work, but it often will do it right at startup. I hadnt noticed it til I connected the VGA out AND the HDMI out to the same tv (dont know why I did it at the same time, I think to compare the cropping). Also, I used system restore to go back to before a bunch of updates and it seemed to fix it, but that might just be because the pc restarted in the process.

All Ideas are great ones, so thanks in advance!
 

ringowheelin

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So I stared this problem down for 3 or 4 days; after posting this I fixed it within 20 minutes. I unplugged my USB hub and it went away, so I got to looking. I had a U3 smart drive plugged in and it apparently was trying to load but wasn't able to, and was causing the problem. I unplug it; and suddenly the symptoms were gone!

Hopefully that really was it; and hopefully this will help someone else!

Now I will go kick myself, I usually dont have problems I cant solve ;)
 
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