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windows xp opening many windows

By kithinjim ·
I use Windows XP Professional and office XP and when i open any window,after some time other windows start popping on the screen without being activated/opened.I have tried to use NAV and it,s utilities but to no avail.I even formatted the hard-diskand re-installed the OS but it still has that problem.
So am wondering if it's a hard-ware problem e.g. the mouse,Sd-ram (and am using 192mb),hard-disk etc or is it a software problem.
I used a WIPE IT diskette when formatting and i later discovered it had a virus called Eek b.But i used nav 2002 and it's utilities and it verified that theirs no virus on my computer.Could this have affected at the time of formatting in some way.

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by PCTech26 In reply to windows xp opening many w ...

I work with many XPs' and I never experienced this problem. It can be a virus. It is possible for the virus to stay on the hard drive even when you format the hard drive. Only because when you delete files they really are not deleted unless you use a special program.

I use the software from this link http://www.linux-kurser.dk/secure_harddisk_eraser.html to give my hard drive a good erase. If you are want to reinstall your operating system, try using this software before going to the next step.

Good Luck!

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by kithinjim In reply to windows xp opening many w ...

Thank you for your answer but the site that you gave me is written in german so i couldn't understand anything but thanks for the time and effort.kithinjim@yahoo.co.uk

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by PeterO_777 In reply to windows xp opening many w ...

If it is a Virus you have to clean the MBR before format. Try fdisk /mbr and then fdisk and destroy all partitions that you have. If you are running 2 or more HD, then you should remember that Virus stays on the other drives too. Also any type of backup that you did might still have a virus, so scan all your current software and backups.

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by JoeBlough In reply to windows xp opening many w ...

This is Adware... a bunch of tracking cookies used to pop up advertisements.

Go to http://lavasoft.element5.com and install Adware. Run that and watch how many things it finds.... you'll be amazed!!

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by piker In reply to windows xp opening many w ...

I have had a similar problem, with multiple browser windows 0pening up, one after another until the system chokes out. I uninstalled Hotbar and the problem was fixed.

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