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    I have tried to find a solution on the web, to no avail.
    PROBLEM - Whatever windows are open (example: chrome and My Computer folder), suddenly they with start maximizing to full screen and back to normal, repeatedly. And I do mean repeatedly, I have to turn off the laptop to get it to stop. It will do this consistently and then just stop. (I hadn't had any trouble with it for the last month)...until today.

    And I am a technological idiot, so that doesn't help either.

    The laptop this is happening on is a Dell Inspiron 1150. (a dinosaur, I know). XP sp3

    Any suggestions would be helpful.

    Also, it doesn't just do it with chrome.

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    I would want to run a malware and antivirus scan on your system to rule out any form of infection as a first step.
    There is a free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and there are also many online scanners. Choose one
    that is well known and reputable.
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    Scanned with Malwarebytes and Trend Micro Housecall, in addition to Avira.

    All showed nothing.

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    Check to ensure your keyboard buttons are clean and none of them are sticking, or you haven't accidentally
    pushed or placed something against a key. This may be the most likely culprit.
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    That reads like it maybe a touchpad problem; try connecting a USB mouse, rebooting then disabling the touchpad in the BIOS/Setup screens.

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    It has stopped doing it, for the time being anyway.

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