Psalmist Posted January 27, 2007 Report Share Posted January 27, 2007 I downloaded the recent Windows Security update from MS and failed to notice they included IE7. Suddenly, my active window DEactivated itself, even while typing in it [Outlook Express], and my screensaver stopped turning on in my 10-minute set time. [running a Dell 8400 with XP SP2(?) Media Center]. After a couple of weeks of this, I found another forum that discussed the IE7 inclusion and some other problems that might be associated with this one. I have now uninstalled IE7 and scanned my system with Avast! [it found 77 files it had not seen before, which I moved to the "chest"]. I followed that with Spybot. On restart, the START window was about 60% blank! Shut it down completely and turned it back on. The START window appears to have re-populated, but the active window DEactivating itself in 40 to 120 seconds, and the screensaver issue continue. I started backing up my files in preparation for the worst case... Anyone else seen this thing with either the Active window or the screensaver? Is it related to the MS Update or IE7? After backup, I plan to try the system restore back to Jan 1, which I think is before I did the update download. Other advice? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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