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The file and programs on the left side of my computer tremble and shake so that I am unable to click on what I need, can anyone help me. Thanks.

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closed as not a real question by studiohack Jul 4 '12 at 20:55

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What do you mean when you say "The file and programs on the left side of my computer"? –  Oliver Salzburg Jul 4 '12 at 17:55
Move your monitor away from the elevator shaft. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jul 4 '12 at 18:06
Is your virus scanner up to date? It could be W32.Magistra –  Hennes Jul 4 '12 at 18:41

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It is unclear what your are referring to when you say that the files and programs shake.

Assuming that:

  • when you say "left side of my computer", you intended to say "left side of my monitor"

  • when you say "file and programs", you are referring to icons or the whole image

A couple of things may be happening:

  1. A computer virus

    There are several computer virus out there with the sole purpose of making icons shake like hell. Grab an anti-virus and scan your computer.

  2. A monitor problem

    Your monitor may be failing to show the image sent by your graphics card, but if this is the case, not only the icons tremble, but the hole portion of your image on the left side.

  3. Electromagnetic interference

    If I put my cell phone down on my desk near the computer, I can hear loud static in my computer's speakers every time the phone and the cell tower communicate.

    The same applies to the monitor, devices like an computer speaker or cell phone, produce an electromagnetic pulse, that may interfere with the computer monitor, thus leading to instability on the image presentation. Some of the side effects may be a shaking image, an waving image, mixed colours. With time, leads to irreparable monitor problems.

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