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Registered: ‎11-22-2011
Location: Canada
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L412 - All processes open in individual windows

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We have had this happen a few times on an L412 and once on an Edge 15 Thinkpad.  Out of the blue, a bunch of windows will open and it appears that each window represents a process.


Details: XP SP3

L412 (4403-32U)


Any help is greatly appreciated.




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Registered: ‎04-10-2011
Location: Malaysia
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Re: L412 - All processes open in individual windows

hey L412,

welcome to the forums and for this, i would recommend heading to and update your system.

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Re: L412 - All processes open in individual windows

All I can say is: lolwut.

It looks like Windows is fumbling and mistakenly assigning a window to every process... which it shouldn't really be doing.

Try running SFC /SCANNOW from a command prompt. Maybe it's a conflict with your security software?
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