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Old 11-28-2010, 12:00 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm really hoping someone can help me out here.
For some reason, when I follow a link, the new page loads and after 10 seconds or so, it reverts back to the original page I came from by itself, as if I hit the 'Back' button.

This is not confined to web browsers either.
If I open Microsoft Outlook, it loads up displaying the contents of my inbox.
When I navigate away to another folder, say clicking on 'Sent Items', the contents of that folder displays for about 10 seconds, then the program automatically goes back to 'Inbox' folder...

If I open control panel and click on an icon such as 'Add/Remove Programs', same thing happens, it opens then, after about 10 seconds, reverts back to control panel window by itself, as if I hit the back button.

I'm running XP Pro SP2, I've just upgraded to IE8 although the problem was already there with IE7, and it happens with Google Chrome and Safari anyway so it can't be an Internet explorer version problem.

Please, if someone can help me before I tear all my hair out it would be appreciated...

Cheers,

Bobby

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Old 11-28-2010, 01:23 AM   #2
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It sounds like one of the keys on the keyboard is stuck like the Backspace key, which would display the previous window if hit. Try using a different keyboard.

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Thanks spunk.funk,
Was a mouse problem, the wife wanted a wired mouse which I plugged in and I neglected to unplug the wireless usb mouse receiver.

Obviously some sort of interference and all is good now, but what baffles me is this arrangement has been in place for a couple months, the problem arose just yesterday.

All I can think of someone may have pushed the reset button on the forgotten receiver...

Thanks again, tonight I score!
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