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Active windows deselect and then immediately reselects

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Active windows deselect and then immediately reselects

    Over the past few months I have been unable to us any programs that require fullscreen and it is very hard to surf the internet or type anything because my computer keeps deselecting and reselecting my active window. I have tried disabling the touch pad and unplugging my external mouse so that is not a problem. I have also ran virus scan after virus scan and nothing has come up. The strangest thing is that this only happens on my account(adminitrator) and not my father's account(guest). I am running Webroot as my antivirus.

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    Try this, see if you can isolate the cause: Troubleshoot Problem with Clean Boot in Windows 8
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  3. #3

    Posts : 172
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1

    hmm. if u have a restore point do a system restore.
    try doing a scan for errors.
    open cmd as an administrator - sfc /scannow try this and see if it helps
    it might take about 30 mins but make sure u have patience
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  4. #4

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Have more patience if you run:

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    in an administrator command prompt.

    Click image for larger version

    It fixes the component store that sfc /scannow uses to fix things.

    It hangs on 20% for a long time.

    It might take up to an hour to finish.

    After running it, run sfc /scannow AGAIN.
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Active windows deselect and then immediately reselects

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