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Solved: Aplications Not Responding

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by thegman, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. thegman

    thegman Thread Starter

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    I am using an older HP lap top & running windows 2000 Pro.

    This lap top is starting to become very slow & slugish.

    I run Trend Micro PC-cillin virus protection & & other spyware tools... so it is free of these problems.

    What's happening is, when I am surfing to different pages or even using my msn mail client it hangs up & is always stopping.

    As I watch the Task Manager/Aplications it showing "Not Responding"

    This is happening more & more lately. :mad:

    Any Ideas???

    Thank you.
     
  2. bonk

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    Does it act like this only when on the web or surfing....when your not on the web is it OK?
     
  3. thegman

    thegman Thread Starter

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    I never use it when I'm not connected to the web so it's hard to say.
     
  4. bonk

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    Can you try it and see .......
     
  5. thegman

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    Hi bonk,

    Sorry for the delayed response. I am traveling

    OK, it does not seem to be affecting other applications.

    It is only affecting my Browsers, (FireFox, msn IE), & my msn email client. these are the applications that are always "Not Responding"

    Sometimes it hangs up ("Not Responding") for only a few seconds & sometimes up to a minute or more.
     
  6. bonk

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    Try emptying your Temp folders.


    Use this free utility

    ATF Cleaner by Atribune.

    Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
    Under Main choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.

    If you use Firefox browser
    Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

    If you use Opera browser
    Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
    Click the Empty Selected button.
    NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.


    Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.




    Is the fans running almost continiously?




    Does it get a little hot?




    Defrag lately?




    You could post a Hijack Log that may show something

    Download Hijack This to your desktop
    • Extract Files
    • Open the file and click on the Hijack.exe
    • It will open and use the default path
    • Check do you wish an Icon
    • Click on Icon and choose "scan system and save a logfile" usually in notepad
    • Copy and Paste the logfile in your next post
    • Using Ctrl+A to copy All and Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.
     
  7. thegman

    thegman Thread Starter

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    I have come to find out that my fans are not working. I'm sure it is a heat related problem.

    Thanks for your help & the links

    TheGMan
     
  8. bonk

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    Sorry to hear that....but atleast you know.
     
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