Window resizing unavailable - double arrow missing

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The double arrow that usually is available to manually resize a frame is not coming up when I mouse over the frame edge of an app like IE or Word. The problem is exhibited in all applications. The system is an XP Pro SP2 system with IE8 running on it.
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Any changes to the machine?
Does it happen to all users? If only a single user, please create a new one with Admin Rights and test.....
Tried removing the Display Adapter from the Device Manager, reboot and reinstall using the latest driver from the mfgr website?
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The laptop is a stdandalone unit (VAIO) - not joined to a workgroup or domain . I found that the AV was disabled and updates weren't current. Ran updates to current, installed and scanned with Malwarebytes, uninstalled and reinstalled the Trend IS 2009 AV software to get it back in place, removed a couple of toolbars from the system (yahoo and google). There were a couple of itmes found with MBAM, which I deleted, and after a coupe of reboots along the way the problem was resolved. The updates included IE8. Still don't have a clue as to what was causing the problem. Have you seen this before? Thanks for the help!
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Malware can cause all kinds of wacky things. Similar to a corrupted profile, which can just make the oddest things stop working.....
I have never seen this particular problem before though. Ranks up there in the top 20 it sounds like......
Glad you fixed it though.....

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