Major snags with my laptop!

  maund 10:23 07 Nov 05
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Dear all,

I seem to be having major snags with my ADVENT 7027 laptop. Everytime I start it up, it boots up fine, right up until I select my account. It loads up my settings and then the Windows xp search window appears...I can't get rid of it!! Every time I try to close it, another one appears...anywhere I click on my desktop results in another search window being displayed. This has stopped me doing everything on my Laptop, even when I hit the start menu, another window appears.

As a last resort, last night I done a clean install of XP and format of the hard drive using the recovery CD. Everything seemed OK, then I switched it on this morning and the same thing has happened again! The search windows keep appearing, which let effectively render my laptop useless! Can anyone suggest what might be going on here. I am at my wits end...I'm writing this from a PC at work.

Regards

David

  pauldonovan 12:19 07 Nov 05

...F3 key is stuck down is it?! The F3 key will bring up search from the XP Desktop.

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