My wife's laptop runs Vista and suddenly, for now apparent reason, opening Explorer fragments the desktop, itself and all programs running. Nothing is controllable or visible except in flashes of fragments that appear all over the place. Switching off and rebooting sort the problem until Explorer is opened again. If there is some corruption in Explorer it is possible to uninstall it and download a fresh version?
i cant be specific ,just over time i have read a lot of post about people having problems ,and a friend who works daily at install windows on customers computer has problems with it on a lot of computers[he has to go back to ie7] ,mostly running xp and vista
I'm actually stumped with it. On rebooting I ran a check on the memory, drive etc and also scanned for a virus but found nothing.I would know where to start to check for video problems. The problem may, I stress may, be connected with sleep mode, coming out of it. Of course it may not but I haven't yet found a clear pattern to its occurrence. Could IE 8 cause such problems even when it is not running?
I've sorted it out by going back to an earlier restore point. I think the problem was the bad uninstallation of a programme which corrupted everything. I think I will leave things as they are now but remove IE8 if I have any further trouble. Thanks for all your help.