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Start Bar not responsive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by koluns81, Sep 19, 2006.

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  1. koluns81

    koluns81 Thread Starter

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    I have a computer running XP SP2 + all updates to date, for a few months now when you go to press the start button the system can take upto 30-60 seconds to respond, once it does your right for another few minutes then stop's responding for another 30-60 seconds and keeps repeating this cycle. I have checked all running processors and there doesn't seem to be anything there that should be.

    My initial thinking is that it's trying to check something which holds the system up regular???? Anyone else have this or seen this problem???

    Thanks in advance!! :D
     
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    Demise of power supply is on the horizon....
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  3. koluns81

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    Just after general opinions at this stage for anyone who's had simular problems, but thanks anyway
     
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