Window folders auto-closing (but not the app itself) -Windows 10

By HMSong ยท 8 replies
Feb 22, 2018
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  1. Sometimes, in the middle of my work, there's a blink (as if rebuffering) and the folders in the background just close and the app I was using no longer remains focused (I think desktop just comes on top). There's no error message, there's nothing else.

    In order to find the problem, I went to Task Manager and manually disabled all of the startup programs, but even that didn't stop the same problem from occuring.

    From what I searched online (took me a while), apparently I have bad drivers. Now, few questions:

    1. I described the symptoms, but is bad drivers really the problem? If not, what's the problem?
    2. If bad drivers is the problem, how do I find which drivers are the problem? There may be more than one, assume.
    3. If I find the specific drivers that are corrupt, how do I fix them?

    Please don't say I should just reset the whole computer to factory setting. That's the last resort that I know I can do (I'm not sure if that'll fix it), but for the obvious reason, I don't want to do that.

    I searched the thread regarding this problem, but I was unable to find it. If someone already posted it, I apologize for reposting. Needless to say, I'm not very computer savvy, so I'd appreciate it if people were to use small language.

    Thank you.
     
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,532   +944

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  3. HMSong

    HMSong TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for telling me. I just used that program, and got a screen shot of when it exactly happened (err, screen shot of reliability monitor). This doesn't really tell me anything though.
     

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  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,532   +944

  5. HMSong

    HMSong TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Holy crap! That worked!! Thanks. Just uninstalled it. I still need Autocad, but at least now I know what caused it. Maybe I'll get another Cad program. Not sure.
     
  6. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,532   +944

    Probably a corruption .... just try again with clean install.
     
  7. HMSong

    HMSong TS Rookie Topic Starter

    According to the forum, reinstalling didn't help. Specifically, 360 is the one that caused the problem, but from what they tell me, you can't install Autocad and not install 360.
     
  8. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,532   +944

    Wild... sounds like a reason to find an alternative, though I can't imagine AutoCad is too happy about it.
     
  9. HMSong

    HMSong TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, it may just be my version. I may need to upgrade to newer version (I was using 2014).
     

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