Losing window focus around every 5-15 seconds

Lymbow

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Sep 12, 2016
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Since a couple of days ago I've been having issues with my computer where it keeps losing window focus every so often. First thing I did to try and identify the problem was open the task manager to see what processes were running and I noticed that every time I would lose window focus, a process called "Com Surrogate" would appear, and then disappear shortly after. Opening the file path showed that it was a file called "dllhost.exe".

I've tried looking around for some way to fix it but with no success.

I later ran a focus logger program and noticed that it wasn't actually dllhost.exe stealing my window focus constantly, but instead it was a file called WerFault.exe.

This file apparently has something to do with windows error reporting, so I tried disabling that, but to no avail.

I've tried some other options as well such as scanning for viruses and checking an event log, however I can't personally understand what's going on in the event log. All I know is every time I lose window focus events like these pop up for the dllhost.exe process:



I've yet to figure out what events show up for WerFault however, and I don't even know if it's relevant.

Feel free to ask me if you need any more information.

Thanks.
 

Colif

Titan
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werfault tied into reliability monitor. Search cortana for reliability and choose view reliability history amd see if it has any clues to problems.

other way: Control Panel -> Security and Maintenance -> Maintenance -> View reliability history
 

Lymbow

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Sep 12, 2016
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This is incredibly helpful. Yesterday my spotify crashed you see, and the focus loss stopped. I tried reinstalling spotify and restarting it, and everything was fine. However when I started the computer today it came back. Now that I check this list we can see that the problem is indeed spotify. Also, excuse the Swedish language setting.



What should I do to fix it? Is "Spotify Web Helper" different from the spotify client, which I already reinstalled, perhaps?
 

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