start menu pops up and opens multiple random instances when clicked after startup


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hello, first post here!

well, my friends new laptop begun doing this crazy stuff about a week or so..

after it boots windows 7, the start menu pops up and can't click anything for a moment. after that, if you click anything on the start menu or even a folder or shortcut on the desktop, it opens like 15 instances of what was clicked.

i already tried malware/virus checkup and it's ok.

please help!


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i just formated and did a fresh install of windows from the recovery drive but it keeps doing the same crazy stuff.
what can this relate to? what can i try to do?

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