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01-Apr-2012, 09:32 PM #1
XP Not Responding
I have a Windows XP computer with an Intel Pentium 4 processor and every time i log on, it freezes for a while. when i open any program it stalls for a while and usually shows "not Responding" on the top. How can i fix this?
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01-Apr-2012, 10:21 PM #2
Open MSconfig disable everything except your antivirus.If you connect wirelessly then do not disable anything that reads wireless.REoot.You do not need anything other than your AV starting with your machine.

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/index.html


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb963902
unzip Autoruns to your desktop run it.See any entries that read file not found when you see them right click and select delete do this only for the entries that read file not found also uncheck any scheduled task that are set to run on your machine,close the program.


After completing the above task then Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
double click on TFC.exe to run it.If TFC doesnt prompt a reboot then please do so manually

Hit start at the lower left hand corner type cmd in the run box and copy and paste the following info chkdsk /r Hit enter it will ask to schedule a check disk on the next reboot hit y type exit then reboot your machine it will take a good while to finish let it be this is normal.


Then defrag your machine. <link removed>

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01-Apr-2012, 11:00 PM #3
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Open MSconfig disable everything except your antivirus.If you connect wirelessly then do not disable anything that reads wireless.REoot.You do not need anything other than your AV starting with your machine.

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/index.html


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...rnals/bb963902
unzip Autoruns to your desktop run it.See any entries that read file not found when you see them right click and select delete do this only for the entries that read file not found also uncheck any scheduled task that are set to run on your machine,close the program.


After completing the above task then Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/TFC.exe
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
double click on TFC.exe to run it.If TFC doesnt prompt a reboot then please do so manually

Hit start at the lower left hand corner type cmd in the run box and copy and paste the following info chkdsk /r Hit enter it will ask to schedule a check disk on the next reboot hit y type exit then reboot your machine it will take a good while to finish let it be this is normal.


Then defrag your machine. <link removed>
Please don't recommend any particular brand of software unless you have a specific reason for doing so, and state what that reason is. The defragger that comes with Windows is more than adequate for the purpose.

How exactly do you think that removing temp files is going to help with this problem?

soccerguy5:

Please do not follow this advice. Disabling startups without even knowing what they are is not a good idea. Nor is it a good idea to disable all your scheduled tasks.

Never disable/enable services in msconfig. Use the services console instead, if absolutely necessary.

How much RAM do you have? Is this a new problem?
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