"my computer" screen pops up ALL the time. HELP!!!

  kane_2001 15:28 27 Aug 2010
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I am running windows 7 and all of a sudden the "my computer screen" keeps randomly opening up on my screen. I have installed spyware remover ( adaware ) and also run windows defender to no avail. I have also purchased a new keyboard as the old one was a little dirty and worn out ( this was incase the windows and E key were causing the problem but still this annoying box keeps coming up? Any ideas?

  woodchip 16:18 27 Aug 2010

Presume this is a USB Keyboard! try a Wired PS2 keyboard if you have a spare one

  kane_2001 16:23 27 Aug 2010

Have tried wireless keyboard, usb keyboard and the new one is wired and still same thing :-(

  woodchip 16:25 27 Aug 2010

Do you mean it opens up like so you can brows it for files

  kane_2001 16:27 27 Aug 2010

yes, it opens up and shows me basically the drives on my pc etc as standard. Really annoying, has done it 3 times whilst Im trying to type this response out!!!

  woodchip 16:31 27 Aug 2010

I am on XP but go to Control Panel/Folders and have a look see how its set to open folders, sounds like a automatic setting that needs turning off

  woodchip 16:34 27 Aug 2010

You could try clicking the Restore Defaults button

  birdface 16:55 27 Aug 2010

Try updating and running the free version of malwarebytes.

click here
it is better than the two you already have.

  birdface 16:57 27 Aug 2010

You dont need the disc in widows 7 so go to Command prompt and type in sfc /scannow press enter on your keyboard and see if that fixes it.

  kane_2001 17:27 27 Aug 2010

I have run malware bytes and also the sfc scan and all clear. So im thinking its more hardware than software related. Although I had formatted the hard drive, does anyone think the possibility of purchasing a NEW hard drive and putting windows 7 on it would be beneficial?

  DieSse 17:46 27 Aug 2010

I don't think hardware could cause this type of error (though I suppose nothing is totally impossible!).

I still think software - and probably malware is to blame. Also try superantispyware which in my experience can often find things malwarebytes can't.

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