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XP Freezes while running old applications

Q: XP Freezes while running old applications

This problem began occuring recently, and as such I am assuming it has to do with either windows updates, or an alternately running program or process.

Windows XP home has been reseting while im using old applications, windowed dos, or win32 applications, unexpectedly. I set windows to not reset on critical errors so now it just hangs. No mouse movement, unresponsive to ctrl+alt+del or alt+tab. The event viewer displays no errors during this time period, and i have been getting no "windows was improperly shut down" errors on startup.

This has occasionaly occured in the past whilst running xp applications, but only very rarely, and as such may have been an unrelated error.

Note that this does not occur during all old applications, also that I attempted to run under a restricted profile unsuccessfuly to see if the problem would occur with none of my personal background apps running, apperantly windows will not allow any of the applications to run without admin privelieges.

When these specific applications are run on my other computers they have no problems.

Also worth noting that i have recently had a huge virus infection, at the same time as an external hd failure, though the only way i can see this affecting this issue is that i am running different antivirus software now (avg instead of windows defender).

Ill be running disk cleanup and defrag overnight to see if that helps at all, and maybe some registry cleaners. I hope someone can help, i dont know where to even begin looking for the problem here.

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A: XP Freezes while running old applications

I wonder if this HardDrive has also got an issue (physically, bad spots etc)
You could run a Drive Diagnostics on it to confirm (making sure to backup first)

Or due to previously having many Viruses removed, the Windows system files have now been corrupted (somewhere!)
You could run sfc /scannow to repair that issue (But I'd suggest uninstalling AVG first).

Actually if this is the free version of AVG, please try a Free Antivirus like Avast or Avira

One last option, would be to run Memtest on your Ram

That just about covers it

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My windows freezes after a while, I cannot open anymore applications or open background applications and I cannot shut it down either (except for force shut downing). This is a real problem, I always have to force shutdown the computer. It does not display any error messages.

A:My windows 7 freezes after a few hours without applications running

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I have Toshiba M45 s269, recently whenever I started up my computer after all of the applications finished loading on start up it would freeze. I kept playing around with it and discovered it doesn't freeze in safe mode, so i thought it was a windows problem. I backed up all of my files and formated the computer and installed a fresh version of windows xp. the same thing still happened. So i kept playing with it and I found out when I run a virus sweep or I watch a dvd the computer wont freeze. ?? I have never heard of anything like that before. So thats how i have been using my laptop since. having a dvd playing in the background, my first question is how can this be fixed or what needs to be replaced.? Second is playing a dvd all the time bad for the laptop, or doing a virus search constantly bad for the computer. Any help is appreciated. Thanks-Andrew

A:Toshiba Laptop Freezes unless several applications are running

Maybe a video driver problem... This usually happens when many things are running, not the other way around

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My computer takes forever to boot up and start applications. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Below is a copy the HJT log that I ran this morning.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:03:23 AM, on 4/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
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A:Running Slow during Start-up and running of Applications

Should I do something in addition to running HJT?

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Ok, i just put together my new pc,

MSi X79-GD45 mobo
Intel 3820 3.6ghz i7
16GB Corsair venegeance ram (4gbx4)
OCZ 60gb ssd os drive
1tb barracuda drive
OCZ GameXstream 850w PSU
Galaxy GTX 680 SOC version

and it freezes randomly, it starts fast, works fine on desktop and everything, ran MSI Kombustor no problem,

but when i go to "rate windows performance" it freezes on direct 3d blending application.
when i run Dirt3 it starts fine, works for a second in the title menu then freezes,
for GTA IV as soon as i click the icon i hear a beep, then it freezes

reason why i cant figure it out is it works fine on normal stuff, those are the only things i have noticed so far.
Funny thing is it runs crysis and crysis 2 on very high settings for both games, looks amazing and holds 60fps @ 62* for entire gameplay.

any ideas what to check?

also when i say freeze i mean hard freeze, as in it locks up, reboot required.

the only part in my PC that wasent brand new was the PSU, could that cause this?


A:[SOLVED] PC freezes on certain applications

Unless it's faulty I can't see the PSU being inadequate as 850w should be more than enough even for a PC that's maxed out with all the latest hardware. But that doesn't rule out the possibility that it may be faulty.

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Last night, I left the computer idle when I went to go brush my teeth. As I came back, computer froze. Never happened before but whatever, reboot.

When Trillian (multi instant messaging client) was loading up at startup, computer froze. Rebooted.

At startup, I quickly shutdown Trillian via Task Manager and I thought that was it. Then I opened Realplayer... froze. This also happens when java loads up (school website uses java), windows media player, but surprisingly not when I open Firefox itself. Heck it even freezes when I try System Restore, highlight someone's name or even try to msg them on Gtalk.

During all the multiple reboots, I did notice that the cpu temperature is relatively high than usual. 50 degrees celsius. Usually it hovers around 40. It may be because I had it on for awhile or maybe it's due to the new video card? But the past few weeks with the new video card, I didn't have any problems. If the cpu fan wasn't working, the computer wouldn't boot right?

I tried a couple of common solutions.
1. I performed a full chkdsk, that helped a friend of mine who's computer wouldn't even start after it froze. In my case, didn't work.

2. I went to safe mode, managed to get System Restore to work. But it didn't help.

3. Disk Cleaner, last ditch effort. Nope.

I noticed the sticky mentioning reinstalling Windows, would this be a potential solution? I was planning to format some time soon anyway.

I tried searching fo... Read more

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Hi. (Move if in wrong thread)

I've had my computer for over 5 years and has ran completely fine until today. At first I my computer froze whenever I had Spotify open (I would get green dots around the monitor), after a reset my browser (chrome) started messing up, the monitor would go black then back on again but once again froze my computer, another reset and it froze on Firefox and IE. I turned off my computer, let it cool and tried again. Now I can't even open any applications, I tried task a manager and it loads a black box. Really worried as I have essays coming up next week. Much appreciated everyone.
Will provide any other info if nessessary

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I have an unstable XP -SP2 installation that has evolved into the current state over the last few weeks. The terminating event is a crash preceded frequently by a " The task Master has encountered a problem and " statement. I have ran exhaustive virus and malware scans with Kaspersky and Malwarebytes.System Overview: Computer Type: Advanced Micro Devices 2833 MHz. BIOS: AT/AT COMPATIBLE Date: 12/05/06 Memory: Total physical: 3326 MB. Used: 18% Drives: 529 GB total free 1025 GB total size in 3 drives Windows name and version: Multiprocessor Free (5.1.2600) IE version: 6.0.2900.2180 DirectX Version: Unknow or Newer then DirectX 9.0c ( BIOS Manufactured: Phoenix Technologies, LTD BIOS Date: 12/05/2006 BIOS Version: ASUS M2N-E SLI ACPI BIOS Revision 0506 BIOS Size: 512 KB Hard Drives Drive: C Total space: 279 GB (100%) Free space: 41 GB (14%) Used space: 239 GB (85%) Drive: D Total space: 279 GB (100%) Free space: 279 GB (99%) Used space: 0 GB (0%) Drive: E Total space: 466 GB (100%) Free space: 209 GB (44%) Used space: 256 GB (55%) Memory Information Total Physical Memory: 3326 MB Total Windows Memory: 8532 MB Free Memory: 7481 MB Used Memory: 1051 MB Page Size: 4096 bytes Total threads: 590 Total processes: 45 PageFile Total Size: 5330172 KB (100%) PageFile Used: 439992 KB (8%) PageFile Free: 4890180 KB (92%)The Event log records show some Information and Error Events:Typical Information [with "service ... Read more

A:Applications hang & System freezes

My guess would be that you either have multiple versions of MS.NET installed or that you have a damaged version of same.I would try removing all versions of MS.NET (via Add/Remove Programs)...then downloading/installing: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enI would also consider leaving IE6 in the past, IE7 and IE8 work just fine.Louis

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Hi all.

Most of time, my computer runs perfectly. When I run any game (tried with 3 different games) the system freezes and restarts after 5-10 minutes of play. When I run the evaluation to get my performance index, I got the same behavior before the end of the test.

What information do I have to post here so someone could eventually help me?

Thank you a lot for any help!

A:System freezes and restarts when I use 3D applications

Update your graphic drivers

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When certain programs are run, or when i get to a certain point in a game, or sometimes at random times in certain games, my PC will just freeze. All sound stops, the lights on my keyboard stop animating, and nothing is responsive. The only way out of
this is to reboot. After checking the event log all the errors have been the same. After a quick test, an extension of Autodesk Inventor 2017 called mesh enabler crashes the pc when i click on the part inside autodesk. I timed it. From clicking on the part
at 23:37 which froze the pc, until 23:38 where i hard rebooted the pc. The event log gave the time stamp of 23:39, and that was when i was brought to my desktop. 

Source: Kernel-Power, event id :41, task category:(63)
Windows 7 home premium
AMD FX(tm)-8350 eight core @ 4.62Ghz
GTX 1080
16 GB ram

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Just signed up and hopefully with your assistance we could try and get my computer back to its best.

A short while ago (2 weeks?) my computer has randomly started freezing.
I haven't changed any hardware or installed any software of note (minus a game or 2) other than any Windows updates that have come through.
The freezes appear to happen at random and with no steps I can do to replicate the issue, other than just using my computer until it decides to happen. I've had it happen whilst just browsing the internet and I've had it happen whilst playing games.
I presume the issue to be software based as I've left my computer on overnight whilst it was doing a backup and I didn't find a frozen computer in the morning, but this doesn't alone count out hardware issues of course.

What would be a good starting point of information to provide?

A:Computer randomly freezes using different applications

If you have a good idea when the issue started I would look for ways to put your system back in the state just before. For example, using a Restore Point or uninstalling the Updates since the 2 weeks.

If the freezes go away then it's likely one of the updates. If not then it may not be related. If you have a restore point older than 2 weeks that's probably the quickest thing you can try.

Also it's a good idea if you don't already do system image backups, to get set up. Often when tracking down an issue and trying solutions you can end up in a state worse than the original problem if you have no way to get back to square one. Maybe an external drive and a free image program like Macrium Reflect or similar.

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Whenever I play games, like Warcraft III or Half life, or any 3d applications, my computer will freeze. In Warcraft it freezes when starting the game and in Half life and other games when I leave a server. This has been happening only since I reinstalled my graphics card and installed new drivers. I have tried reinstalling the drivers and going back to old drivers and that doesn't work. I have already turned down the AGP speed to 4X speed from 8X speed because my Mother Board can't handle the 8X speed. I've also tried installing newer motherboard drivers. My computer specs are a Soyo K7VME Motherboard with a AMD XP 2600+ processor, 256 MB of DDR 333 Mhz ram, and a ATI Radeon 9500 Pro graphics card.

A:Computer freezes during 3d applications and games

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Hi - got a major problem with my partners laptop which probably has a very simple solution.

Yesterday it while booting up it came up with a message asking if he wanted to start Explorer. THinking it meant Internet Explorer he said no. SInce then regardless of what we try no application will start up on his computer.

My Computer works fine and you can navigate through the c drive

It is a DELL Inspiron 2200 Pentium M

Is there a simple fix to this? or a complex one maybe

A:No applications running

Hello try this FIX

Save to desktop double click to merge to registry

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can somebody kindly tell me how i can know or where to find out what sort of applications are running behind my operating system (I am using window XP pro).

lately, i observed the led light seems to be flicking all the time even i closed all applications that are not being in used while I jus activated, say, using word 2003 to do my documentation. I tried using the ctrl+alt+del > and view all the programs that are activated but I really "lost".

please somebody assist me to find out what is consuming my comp resource because it seems like the comp system is slowly down. It is possible I got "virus" in my system.

I had Window defender downloaded into the system as well as the window firewall.

thanks everybody for the help render to

A:What Applications Are Running ?

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Using XP home, Word, Outlook, IE, are shown as running on task bar and task manager, but are not launching. Excel, Publisher and other applications are functioning properly. Anyone have any idea what in the word is going on?

A:Can't See Running Applications - XP

When is the last time the system was restarted?

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Lyle at 13:14:48 on 2013-01-23
#Option MBR scan is disabled.
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DellDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files&#... Read more

A:IE running applications when I'm not using it

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I keep hearing people talk about applications running in the background and that they slow your computer down. My question is how do you know which ones to close?



A:Running Applications

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My computer runs quite slow and hangs quite often. I've tried disk cleanup, disk defrag, deleting cookies and temp files, etc. I've scanned many times for malware or viruses and none come up. I can't put in anymore RAM, I'm maxed out there too. My only thought now is that I have way too many processes running. Please help!

I have a Dell 4550 Pentium 4 CPU, 2.66 GHz with 1GB of RAM

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:15:42 AM, on 1/25/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Debbie\My Documents\Computer And Software\Battery Backup Software\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Novosoft\FilesAnywhere\BackupNetworkCoordinator.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

A:HELP- Too many applications running

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System running slow so restarted computer. When I restarted the only thing I see is my screen saver, when I check the task manager it shows no applications running. I can't use system restore system because it isn't recongized. Any suggestions?

A:no applications running

Do you see any Processes in Task Manager?

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Hi SevenForums!

I have a problem with my laptop running Windows 7 Enterprise x64. After I turn on my laptop, Windows loads up fine and everything appears to be working, the desktop loads just fine and all applications start up. Normally, Windows works just fine for a couple of minutes, then something weird happens. If I press anything on the taskbar, it will start freezing and it will never resume again, if I even try to press Ctrl+Alt+Del I will get a message saying that it could not load up the application or something of the likes. I cannot launch any applications after the taskbar freezes, even when I try to launch via desktop icons. Any active running applications will start to freeze during this period as well. Now the weird thing is, this doesn't always happen, I can be lucky and not experience this, I would say it happens after around 2/3 of all startups. This is very annoying especially considering I use this laptop for school work. Any suggestions on what I could do to fix this? Oh, and this doesn't happen when I am running in Safe Mode. Thanks in advance.

A:Weird taskbar and applications freezes on Windows 7 x64

Anyone have any idea as to what could be causing this?

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i'm using norton internet security 2005 (updated by liveupdate) on a fully patched windows xp pro sp2. when an application tries to access internet for the first time, a popup comes asking me what to do with it(we all know up to this point). i choose "always allow" option. normally the application should continue working and be able to connect to internet. however, application stops responding and "end task" doesn't work. when i try to shutdown/reboot, it takes nearly 5 minutes before windows shuts down. if i disable the firewall(but leave the antivirus working), these problems end. by the way, some days this problem does not happen; and i witnessed this happening on fresh windows instelled machines a few times.

i scan my computer everyday with adaware 1.05se pro(definitions updated); i never say "yes, install" to popups unless it's from microsoft, macromedia, etc.
if anyone knows how to solve this problem, please help.
thanx in advance

A:Norton Internet security freezes applications / Help!

and this is my hjt log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:19:03, on 10.04.2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\DU Meter\DUMeter.exe
C:\Program Files\NetLimiter\NetLimiter.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\PCSuite\DataLayer\DataLayer.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\ICQPlus\vplus.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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I'm writing this from my laptop as my desktop is increasingly unstable and has been f,r a while. I've taken advice from tech-wise guys, online forums and spent money with computer repair shops trying to sort it. Windows Vista Home Premium has been reinstalled more than once, hardware disconnected, drivers updated, memory has been tested and swapped - and whatever else I could think of or has been suggested.
The words "Windows has detected a problem..." or "The "application" has closed and is restarting.." are so familiar that I no longer scream.
I have a Packard Bell imedia, with Intel quad core, 4Gb Samsung memory in two strips (although system only seems to recognise 3) runnig Vista Home Premium 32-bit. 500Gb HD and a 250 PSU.
When I get a BSOD the codes/files quoted are invariably different and often there are no files quoted or other indications apart from "Windows detected a problem.." These things seem totally random - today, for instance - the first time ever - I was told that "plug and play" had stopped.
But I often don't always get a BSOD - I just get messages such as "Desktop Windows closed.." or "The application stopped..." or "Internet Explorer closed..." and very occasionally no message at all, just a restart.
I did suspect my Kaspersky protection, but problems occur with or without it, though seemingly less often when it is stopped - and I have the same security on t... Read more

A:Random crashes, freezes, applications closing

If possible please tell us what the computer shops did to repair your system in bullit points.

Secondly please give us your full hardware profile in bullet points as well. It makes it much easier this way. Yes, we know you have a 250 psu but we'd like the brand name. Also video card, etc. How old is this system?


How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.

P.S. 32-bit Operating Systems cannot recognize or utilize 4 gigs of RAM. 3.5 is the max.

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I installed stickies, I had to remove them and do a system restore but I still have problems with the computer freezing up

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:08:46 PM, on 9/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
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A:Solved: Computer freezes on numerous applications

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Started about a month and a half ago, when my power supply died while the computer was on.

First, my computer specs:
Pentium 4 2.66 GhZ
768 mb RAM
Samsung 80gb hard drive
ATI x1300 video card
Edit: OS is Windows XP Pro
I believe it was 420w, and now I have a 350w supply. After that, I noticed that the computer was considerably slower. About 2 weeks ago, it started to freeze everytime I would load a big application (World of Warcraft, Counter-strike, games in general, Vegas editing, etc) or multiple applications at once (many firefox tabs open, AIM,etc.) The programs started freezing more and more frequently, up until today where I decided to reformat my computer. My computer now runs much smoother, but it will still freeze when loading big applications. I'm guessing the slow-down was due to some registry errors of sort, but whats the deal with the freezing? It's very frustrating.

A:Computer freezes whenever loading big or multiple applications..

Another thing to note :

Whenever it freezes, the computer seems to revert to 5 minutes or so before the freeze. For example, if I delete a file, and clean the recycling bin. When I reboot the comp after it froze the file might be back in the recycling bin.

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Hello everyone, I'm having a hard time now, my laptop (Asus n82jv) suddenly freezes out of nowhere, explorer hangs, applications (chrome, adobe pdf) stop responding. I've read related threads and tried the troubleshooting, driver checks, memtest86, but still if freezes out of nowhere. After a hard reset and booting it up right after the first freeze, it immediately freezes again at the log-in or black screen with mouse, not even reaching the desktop. I dont also think its overheating since i run memtest for more than 12 hours, but after the test it works fine even though its hot. Unlike when i'm doing just searching the web or reading a pdf there will come a time the application will stop responding, taskbar not functional. But if I waited a few hours without using the laptop, it works again, then will freeze again at random times, thus entering the loop again.

Driver issue? Should I resort to formatting windows? Any advices? Thank you so much!

A:Screen freezes, no BSOD and sometimes all applications not responding

Hello and welcome rhettm mate some more system specs would be good
System Info - See Your System Specs

How old is the machine too as this could be a hard drive problem easily checked by or with this
SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

or a surface test with this
Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

But start with these again if you have not done so already


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if you have problems then use the fixes in Option 2




download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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After Windows loads, all of my programs are loading so slow and running really slow. Some even lock-up and I need to use Task Manager to stop them running?

I have ran MalwareBytes and CC Cleaner through the system but to no avail?

I have ran System Restore and restored to a previous time but, again, no joy?

All help appreciated

A:Applications all loading and running S L O W!!!

Hello runedog,

Try running this tool to help cleans things up. During install choose "Save As" to the Desktop.

Take a look here:
Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Afterwards, post back to let us know if there is any improvement.

Hope this helps,

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It first started with any game I tried to play, the monitor just blinked off and an "signal out of range" notice popped up. No game works, not even one on Steam. Then when I was on the web, the mouse stopped working in one dimension, usually the vertical, and a few seconds later the monitor did its thing. Now, when working in MS WORD the monitor just blinks off.

Monitor is a ViewSonic ViewPanel VG150B; eight years old so it has given me all I paid for and then some -- my suspicion is that the problem is the monitor but I am not sure.
System specs:
Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, Build 2195) Service Pack 4
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/08/05 12:57:54 Ver: 08.00.09
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 332MB used, 2125MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINNT
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
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A:Solved: Can't keep applications running

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I am running Windows XP Professional and my laptop frequently runs very slowly.
Rebooting, sometimes helps for a short while, but the problem remains.
When I restart, the system states that there is 1 program running, but in Task Manager no Applications are showing.
I run CCleaner weekly, and have checked and defraggd the hard drive, also, have removed as much as I dare from the program list and Start Up menu, but this has not solved the problem.
Can you let me know how I can find out what program is running, as I probably need to remove it.

A:1 program running - No Applications.

Run the Junkware removal tool.Post the log.http://thisisudax.org/downloads/JRT.exeReboot your machine.Download Adware Cleaner double click it to run it.Click the delete button allow it to runThe program will reboot your machine.This is normal.Post the log it creates.http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner
Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Flush DNSReset FF proxy SettingsReset Ie Proxy SettingsReport IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Devices (problems only)Click Go and post the result.
Download Autoruns and Autorunsc Unzip it to your desktop and then double click autoruns.exe After the scan is finished then click on File>>>>>>>>>>>Save The default name will be autoruns.arn make sure to save it as Autoruns.txt under the file type option. in other words make sure it is a .txt file instead of .arn Attach the text in your next reply.
Then remove your primary ide drivers.
Hit the Start  button then Right Click My computer
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I've just installed Sygate Personal Firewall, and under my running applications list i have

Win32 Kernel core component and
Windows Explorer

Each time I open up an Internet Explorer browser, the firewall says Windows Explorer is trying to reach the site - should you allow it. I know Windows Explroer is vital, but I didnt think it should be accessing the internet each time.
Also, what is this Win32 Kernel core componnent??? That came up on startup....


A:Firewall - Running Applications.....

I'd suggest you don't allow Windows Explorer or Win32 Kernel Core Component to access the internet, unless that causes you other problems, then you'd have to maybe reconsider. I don't have Sygate but I use NIS and when it scans for internet-enabled apps it detects both Windows Explorer and Win32 Kernel, I've blocked them permanently without any apparent problems. In fact there are around 30 Windows or MS component modules which seem to be internet-enabled as detected by NIS and I've blocked them all except Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and Windows Update.
I'm not exactly sure what Win32 Kernel Core Component is but I think it's maybe as the name suggests the fundamental core of the Windows 32-bit operating system, i.e. the "heart" of Windows.

I guess as a rule of thumb you should block everything from accessing the net unless you know that internet access is specifically required for the application to function - then if you find problems occurring you may have to relax that general rule temporarily or permanently for a particular app - I don't know Sygate so I don't know what levels of access or prompting you can set for that. My motto is if in doubt, block it out!

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Certain applications are not running on my pc.progrmas like Spotify,Origin,google chrome and many others are showing the same exact error message "
The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect."
I have windows 10 installed(64bit).I've I already tried to solve the problem but I can't find any solution .Anyone knows what's happening in here?
Thanks in advance.

A:A lot of Applications are not running on windows 10

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I'm fairly certain I have a trojan, as my anti-virus (Nod32) seems to pick it up then crashes/freezes instead of deleting it. I don't get to see the name, but in my list of running processes I see 1712362702.exe and rbgw8.exe, which are unusual as I don't know what they are. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 17:36:56.16 on Sat 03/21/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18372 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1203 [GMT 9:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\MPlatform\NokiaMServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
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A:Unknown applications running

Hello Vbevan and welcome to Bleeping Computer,1. Please download GooredFix and save it to your Desktop.Select "2. Fix Goored" by typing 2 and pressing Enter. Make sure all instances of Firefox are closed at this point. Type y at the prompt and press Enter again. A log will open, please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called GooredLog.txt).Note: If you receive a message saying that GooredFix needs your system to be restarted, please close all applications and reboot your system. Please also allow any registry changes that may be prompted by any of your security programs.2. Please read this tutorial carefully to download ComboFix from one of the locations specified, and save it to your Desktop.Double click the ComboFix icon to run it.If ComboFix askes you to install the Recovery Console, please do so..The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery mode, in case your computer has a problem after an attempted removal of malware. This allows us to help you.Once the Recovery Console is installed, continue with the malware scan.Note: Make sure not to click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall or freeze.Please post the log from ComboFix (can also be found as C:\ComboFix.txt) in your next reply. If you have any questions along the way, STOP and ask them before proceeding !!If ComboFix does run it's full circle, the please try to install Avira ... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8053 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (61 GB Free); D: 931 GB (75 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z97X-Gaming 5
Antivirus: Kaspersky Total Security, Enabled and Updated

I've noticed recently that my computer is constantly using around 60% of its ram, and I cant run video games that I used to be able to play with no issue just a few months ago. Now everything starts to have such horrible latency that pretty much everything but quake champions is unplayable. I figure there is something clogging up my RAM causing major issues with running any sort of memory heavy application. My anti-virus says it doesn't see any issues, but there clearly are some.

A:RAM bottlenecking when running most applications.

I ran farbar recovery scan and got these .txt files

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Hi there. it is different question from old one.
I am using net from LAN.(homePC). my cableguy(administrator) has blocked many worth applications like ICQ, mIRC, bitTorrent, multiproxy, anonymizer every thing just Internet Explorer 6 and MSN works.
He is ISA server. is there any way to run these applications. some nice person told me about encrypting proxy kind of thing....to do that what tool i need and.....

A:running blocked applications

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Sorry I did not know where else to post this but this problem started last night I restarted my computer and now it wont running applications. And by that I mean any exe file that doesn't require and installation. What I can do is run installers and and then run the program but I have programs that are just in a files folder and they aren't running. Anyone know how to fix this?

A:Windows 7 Not Running Applications

Since it started just last night, why not try a sytem restore from three days ago. You can always reverse the system restore if you do not like the results. I think System Restore is great for those short time duration changes. I have used mine and have been 100% successful.

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Hello All,

I am having problems troubleshooting a friends computer:

He was having problems with Win 2000 system: it was giving error messages, and rebooting...

I had him turn off the reboot/error feature, however he is now getting the following message

it asks with every application "what program do you want to open with"

When he tries to access the internet, the message is "i.e. don't you trust this source"

It also does not seem to like links or shortcuts

The computer is a Pentium 2 233 with 96K ram.

I wondering if it is a memory problem, but am out of ideas.


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Just recently I've been having some difficulties with an error that has shown itself on two programs so far, but no others. The first is Puush, and it's screenshot is here:Originally I thought my computer was having problems with just Puush, but I found another program that this happens to. It's FileHippo.com's update checker. Here is the screenshot of that one:I've tried everything I could think of, and everything I could find online.

A:CLR20r3 - Applications not running


Update or re install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 and see if that helps. Both those programs depend on it.

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a few days ago my card began to crash my laptop 3 minutes or so into any of my 3d games. I've tried updating to the latest drivers and system restores, and this solves nothing - games suddenly sputter, die and cause a restart. I'm beginning to suspect it might be the hardware, but i really hope it isn't.

I've attached the required zip below

i also ran driver verifier and did get a bluescreen on startup, with the stop code

please help! Thank you!

A:BSOD when running 3D applications

Forgot to attach:

1st file: PERFMON.html and jcgriff2.exe
2nd file: dump file from BSOD of driver verifier

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My computer is a lenovo ideapad u310, bought a little over a year ago - the warranty is expired - and running Windows 7 Home Premium
About 5 days ago, I tried to open an excel file (microsoft office 2010) and received an error message saying there wasn't enough memory. 
I then tried to open a word document - it just fades and says that it's stopped working, then says it can't open but doesn't send a report and nothing is listed in the event viewer!
Powerpoint also doesn't open.
Adobe Reader is not working properly - it will open documents only in unprotected mode but won't let me edit the documents.
My youcam is not working at all - when I click on it, the mouse rotates for a few seconds, then just turns back to an arrow.
Shockwave flash in the chrome browser doesn't work.
When I restart the machine I get several error messages - verifyhost.exe, lenovoreg.exe and sacpl.exe unable to start correctly.
There are MANY bootshieldsvc errors in the event viewer upon each startup.
I have spent literally hours trying to figure out what the problem is and have come up empty!
Does this sound like a virus or more of a hardware issue?
Thanks for any help anyone can provide!!  By the way, I don't have a lot of computer knowledge so please spell out any specific steps I need to take to give you more information!

A:Several issues running applications

try system restore if u cant fix them or try searching on google u can type your problem..system restore can fix it if u have so many restore points

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I got some problems with some applcations.

For instance, i have a uTorrent problem. I install the application, works fine for 10 minutes, then when i try to open utorrent it won't open. No error message, no nothing, just won't OPEN dosen't matter how many times i double click the .exe. I opened task manager and the process it's gone so i really don't know what could be the problem. On the officla forum of utorrent they say it's a windows 7 problem but for some people it works. I even tried run as administrator, run compatibility, i even give myself OWNER on utorrent and won't work. And what is strange is that i can't uninstall the program from control panel only if i remove it completlty from registry. (i even tried a CLEAN uninstall then CLEAN INSTALL and the same strange problem).

Ok you would say it's a utorrent problem but it's not. I installed another application, a uninstaller to remove utorrent completly but not even the uninstaller it's RUNNING. i mean it's the same problem, the uninstaller tool worked fine 5-10 mins then when i try to open it...it won't open.

And another strange problem with STEAM. Kinda same, every time i open STEAM it is UPDATING STEAM PLATFORM and very slowly..1% / minute.


A:applications running problem

This reply represents only my personal opinion, and I take full responsibility of what I say. As a quite new member my self, I have no authority to speak on behalf of anybody else, least the forum owners and admins.

That said, in my opinion this really is not a right forum to discuss torrents, P2P applications and any problems users have to use them.

Please use other forums to discuss this type of problems.


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I have the same problem. The loading of programs into the system tray 'pauses' for 1-2 minutes before everything continues normally. During the pause other programs can be run from the desktop but nothing can be accessed via the taskbar or system tray (hourglass icon appears when cursor is over sys tray & taskbar). This has only started in the last week. I have removed all programs i have installed after the problem started but it has made no difference. The PC has XP sp2.
Most times it pauses with Norton AV loaded but disabled (red cross) but this is not always the case. And NAV is always enabled when the pause ends.

A:Windows XP freezes for 2-3 at Desktop - No other applications can load in this time.

Hi bax and welcome to TSG,

I have split your post off into a thread of its own. It's not a good idea to tack onto an existing post as you may get overlooked.

Please do this. Click here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html to download Hijack This.

It’s very important that you save it to its own folder on your hard drive, such as program files (not temporary files or the desktop), so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad. Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed.

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Hi Everyone,

Please give me solution for my problem as my laptop take 5-6 minutes for booting & later application freezes for 1 minute.

Windows 7 Home Premium - service pack 1 (7 month old laptop)
Samsung NP300E5A-S01UK Core i-5 Processor, 2.5GHz, 6 GB RAM, 64 bit OS
C Drive - 122 GB free of 176 GB D Drive - 198 free of 265 GB
Had samsung recovery solution & samsung software update programs which used to come up after startup. surprisingly there was no option for this 2 programs in msconfig,startup section and used to come up after every startup. So I uninstalled it later.
No option is selected in msconfig, startup section.
all junk files & temp file cleared using Ccleaner & Glary utilities, also disk is fragmented using Diskeeper 2011
NO virus, malware, spyware present as I have checked my PC with Norton 360, webroot secure anywhere & SpyBot search & destroy
After checking for virus I have un-installed all antivirus, right now I don't have any anti-virus so there is no point that antivirus is increasing boot time.

So please let me know is there anything other I can do so I can improve the boot time as earlier my boot time was less than 1 minute.

A:Boot time 5-6 minutes & after booting applications freezes for 1 min

If this problems is fairly recent, you may be able to roll back your computer to a date/time prior to the first startup issue by using a system restore point.

System Restore

See if there are any damaged or corrupt system files by running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are found, run the scan 3 times and reboot the computer after each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Another possibility is application conflicts at startup. Perform a clean boot (aka clean startup.)

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

If none of the above helps you may want to go through these troubleshooting guides for startup issues and general troubleshooting issues. They are time consuming but have helped isolate problems for many people.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hi there, this has only started recently and i am unsure why.

After i login (which happens automatically) Windows XP loads the sound deelie, and the desktop and then appears that the startbar / explorer freezes for a long period of time.

At this stage i only have 18 processes running, which is 10 or so less than i usually do ^^;;

After a 2 or so minute wait everything just comes out of it's coma and starts running fine.
This is incredibly annoying, and if anyone has any solutions, please let me know!!

Cheers. Thanks for your help.
- Deluxe

A:Windows XP freezes for 2-3 at Desktop - No other applications can load in this time.

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Just need some advice, cause I'm not exactly sure what is causing the problem, so let me begin:

I'm am using Windows 2000, everything works fine, but when opening up MS Word, nothing appears. Normally a blank document would appear, but all you see is the title bar and nothing else. It never opens. So by hitting control alt delete, an error message appears when trying to end the program, it says "this program can not be closed. If it is debugged, please resume or close debugger first." However it is not in debug mode. The same thing occurs when opening up other programs, such as adaware, they never seem to open and then ctrl alt delete comes up with that error message. Does anyone have an idea what is wrong. Please help.


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I have reseted my laptop lenovo G50-80 to windows 8.1 and it is still having these blue screens. I tried to read event viewer and check for keywords to find solutions online but it has not been working. Really appreciate some help here...
I tried using Driver Booster to update my drivers too.
I tried driver verifier create standard settings - automatically select unsigned drivers and found this atikmdag.sys
ATI Radeon Kernel Mode Driver to be unsigned. What shall i do with this? Is this the only problem?
Please help I will greatly appreciate thanks alot.
Here are the specs of my laptop through msinfo32: https://1drv.ms/t/s!ArXB0kHY_ZRkiWUIv3Ox7NkNBQvQ
Here are the drivers through Driver View: https://1drv.ms/t/s!ArXB0kHY_ZRkiWbrlT57Avy1GWnO
Here is the zip file with the dmp files from the DM log collectorDANNY-PC-Sat_05_11_2016_224802_83.zip
The most recent bsods are the one related to ntfs.sys(Forgot the exact name) and system_service_exception.
Thanks again for reading this!

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I have been getting BSOD a couple of times now and just had it again, it normally happens when running multiple applications and don't understand what the problem is.

A:BSOD when running multiple applications

Welcome to the forum.

Make sure your dump logging is enabled.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click System.
Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
Check Write an even to the system log, and Automatically restart.
In the Write debugging information list, click Small memory dump (256k).

Location of Dumps:

Uninstall Bit Defender and use MSE in its place.

Microsoft Security Essentials is recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability compared to other internet security software. Malwarebytes is a great combo to MSE. They are free and lightweight.

Also uninstall your existing Antivirus software before you install MSE.

Good and Free system security combination.

Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Perform a Clean boot:Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Reduce items at start-up. No software except anti-virus is required plus doing this improves the time for logging into windows:How to Change, Add, or Remove Startup Programs in Windows 7
Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:Click on the
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow
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Operating System: Windows 8
Chrome took 15 minutes to open then operated normally. Once closed it took 15 minutes to open again. Ran Malwarebytes anti-maleware + Spybot S&D + windows Defender. Nothing came up. Tried to reinstall the browser and it would not allow me to download chrome using any method I could think of. Tried to open windows firewall settings the window took 23 minutes to open. I can run most programs like MS Office Suite, League of Legends and other Browsers relatively fine.
Also one more addition Spybot S&D no longer runs.
Any Suggestions?

A:Some applications suddenly running very slow or not at all.

Maybe try Rootkit scans? Also, another tech here suggested trying BitDefender.

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