Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Programs Automatically Minimize when System Busy

Posted on 2013-01-04
7
Medium Priority
?
2,365 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-27
Hello, I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with 8GB of RAM and an AMD Quad Core CPU.

I am having issues with programs automatically minimizing themselves whenever I do anything that is CPU intensive. This happens primarily during audio editing but also while using Photoshop or other programs.

Here is a short video screen capture of the problem:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5pU4pFunmI

In the example video I am saving part of an audio file and then I hit the delete key and sometimes it will work properly and other times it will just minimize itself automatically. It does still properly delete like I wanted, but I have to go and maximize the program again. Sometimes it will stutter and be really glitchy for a few seconds. I don't think the CPU is being maxed out, it's not at 100%.

Any idea what would cause it to automatically minimize like that? It hasn't always done it, but it has been for the last several months. I don't know of any specific changes to the system that would be causing it.
Let me know if you need any more info.
Thanks!!
0
Comment
Question by:lowpriceskates
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Richard Schilke
ID: 38746661
If it is just Adobe program's check the program preferences and see if any keys have been remapped. Also start windows in safe mode and see if the behaviour persists:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:ded9
ID: 38746732
The problem might be caused by some program that is running at startup ....might be caused by your antivirus like av or other programs.

If you have avg ...uninstall it ...reboot and then check...if avg is running a scan then stop it and check.

Do clean boot and then try launching the program.

Clean boot process

Start-type - msconfig- click on startup tab- click disable all...then click services tab- put a check on hide all microsoft services ...and then click disable all....click ok and then restart the computer in normal mode.

If everything works fine in clean boot then enable five startup items and services at a time to find the faulty software.



Ded9
0
 

Author Comment

by:lowpriceskates
ID: 38748982
I've disabled all of the startup programs and services and that does not do it. And it's not only Adobe programs.
0
Turn your laptop into a mobile console!

The CV211 Laptop USB Console Adapter provides a direct Laptop-to-Computer connection for fast and easy remote desktop access with no software to install.

 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:ded9
ID: 38749772
Did u try uninstalling avg..also try new user account....profile might be corrupted.



Ded9
0
 

Author Comment

by:lowpriceskates
ID: 38751442
I never had AVG. I use Microsoft Security Essentials. I should try uninstalling that?
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:ded9
ID: 38753656
No do not uninstall mse ...did u try new user account



Ded9
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Richard Schilke earned 1500 total points
ID: 38753747
Try safe mode first. Is a lower time cost overhead to see if behaviour persists
0

Featured Post

Three Reasons Why Backup is Strategic

Backup is strategic to your business because your data is strategic to your business. Without backup, your business will fail. This white paper explains why it is vital for you to design and immediately execute a backup strategy to protect 100 percent of your data.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Windows 10 Creator Update has just been released and I have it working very well on my laptop. Read below for issues, fixes and ideas.
In the absence of a fully-fledged GPO Management product like AGPM, the script in this article will provide you with a simple way to watch the domain (or a select OU) for GPOs changes and automatically take backups when policies are added, removed o…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

721 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question