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I have ton of softwares installed on my PC and there is a small window that blinks just like fraction of second and goes off, cant't even read the title or anything about the window. It is NOT a browser window, that much I can tell. Is there a way to figure out what that window is?? Eventvwr? log? capture? something..

My pc is clear of spyware and virus.

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Is it just when your starting up? one-time thing? You can try using Process Explorer from SysInternals (now owned by Microsoft) to try to view if a new program is launching just before it starts up. Unlike the normal Task Manager in Windows, Process Explorer shows which programs are opening and closing by highlighting them.

If it happens consistently, try killing programs you don't really recognize with either Task manager or process explorer until it goes away. If it only happens during startup, run msconfig from your Run dialog (press WINKEY + R), go to the startup tab, and start removing startup items and restarting until the problem goes away.

Does it look like a black command window? If so it might be a startup script that is running.

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Capture a video using a program like Jing, then you check the exact frame to see what it contains.

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I ran the tasklist command in command prompt and produced a text file with the list of processes running on my PC. After I get the popup flash, I quickly run the command again and save the results to a different file.. I compared the files and found the process name that was running.

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