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Acer Laptop is corrupted and opens multiple apps and more

By DGS120
Aug 9, 2012
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  1. Hi folks
    I'm new here and not greatly technically minded. My Acer Aspire 5738Z laptop has been acting strange for a few days. (running Windows 7 btw)
    Some of the issues are even happening right now ie as I type the cursor will sometimes restart a new line as if I've pressed the 'Return' button. This is esp bad in emails and Facebook and often the cursor flies down miles making it a pain to get back to where I was.
    That's not all though. There's a horrible beeping noise when I start up the laptop first thing. It goes after I press one of the F buttons. The worst though is when I try to open up some app on my desktop and sometimes the laptop goes crazy and opens up multiple other apps/software. There have been instances where there are dozens of the same pages opening.
    I have McAfee Internet Security 2012 and have run Malwarebytes and Spybot but problem is still there. Is this a hardware problem do you think.
    I'm not great at techie speak so please go easy with me but I'd be grateful for any advice.
    Cheers
    David
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,310   +238

    UNless someone else has a better idea, how old is this computer & is it still under warranty? If so, I'd get a hold of the where you bought it & get it checked out. IF you don't & have "other" work done on it, it could VOID the warranty.
     
  3. DGS120

    DGS120 TS Member Topic Starter

    It must be well over its warranty period. Probably about 2 years old. I can still use it like I am just now but there are still annoying glitches like I mentioned which will pop up.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,310   +238

    Ok, well lets hope somebody here has a solution for you.
     
  5. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    Maybe a hardware issue? Have you tried using an external keyboard and mouse?
     
  6. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,850   +184

    Sound like your keyboard maybe going bad.
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    AGREE :sigh: On some laptops, the KB is easily replaced.
     


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