program not responding

By heather.shorrock ·
My computer won't shut programs down when I want to quit. Also, it always seems to be running something (yellow light on HD) even when there is nothing happening on my computer. I get the message 'program not responding' or something similar. Please could anyone advise?

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Deep cleansing

by Fregeus In reply to program not responding

Hi Heather

When was the last time you did a full virus check with an up-to-date anti-virus software? Did you ever perform an anti-spyware and anti-adware check on your machine?

My personal recommandation is to start with those things.


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I have done this

by heather.shorrock In reply to Deep cleansing


Yes, I have up to date Norton and do a full virus check every week. I also do a full spyware and adware check every week and on start up, it carries out a quick check. I notice that if I turn the machine off and on again then it works great for about 30 minutes. Isn't it strange?

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A few things to check out..

What operating system are you running?
How much memory do you have?
All of these you can get by doing this:
start > programs > accessories > system tools > system information.

How much space do you have on your harddrive? (this you can get by going into "My computer" icon, right click on your hdd and select "properties").
Another thing you can do is do a defrag. This makes your programs less spread out and neatly in one space. (sort of) Basically it just speeds up your system a little. Please re-post the above so we can narrow the cause.
Hope this helps you.

Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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