windows opening in back

I have a few problem with windows 7. For what ever reason now when I open another window it will open in back of the with in front of it.I click on the new window and it comes to the front but I can find a switch to help it open in front. Also I have made a window with my shortcuts in it and 2 programs icons have changed to the generic icon. I have erased the shortcut and made another but these 2 still won't show the right one. I look at it with the file manager and it show generic but if I open it up with Xyplorer it shows the exe file with the right icon. Any ideas on these problem is much apperciated....thanks


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Hello and welcome,

Sorry for all the questions, but........

In order to troubleshoot your problem we need to know more detailed specs of your system hardware.

1. Go to Start > Run, and type msinfo32, look under the Components section for hardware identification
2. Go to Control Panel > Device Manager and look for any entry that has a yellow flag beside it
3. The manufacturer name and model number of your PC, if applicable
4 Please fill out your computers specs in the User Control Panel here on the site as well. It will then appear next to your name. look at my posting and you'll see the drop-down arrow.

The exact make and model of your motherboard would be of great help also.
Are you using the 32-bit or 64-bit version?
Was it a "clean" install or an upgrade?
Are you dual-booting?
Are you suing the official RC directly from Microsoft?
Did this occur immediately after install?
Do you recall installing any software that may have caused the problem?

I would also like to ask how you can make windows open in the foreground as I view many photos and having to click again to bring it to the front wastes time. Thanks

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