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By matt5968 ·
I have installed win xp and was happy with it til 2 days ago. Now I get program not responding for programs that were workin g ok.. It happen on restore system utility also. can anyone help thanks I even used the sfc utility.. If I reload xp will I lose all my settings and have to reload apps

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to win xp program lockup

Hi,

Did you install anything two days ago?
Usually this would be as a result of a new driver or program that confilcts with others.

Do a search on the whole disk looking for programs modified at about the time it started happening. Maybe it'll jog your memory.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by matt5968 In reply to win xp program lockup

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by dmiles In reply to win xp program lockup

Run scandisk for any dive errors,sounds as though you are haveing memory conflicts,try closing some programs,check to see what programs are running in background,this should apply to screen saver and anti-virus
If you reinstall the OS you will losesettings,there is a 50/50 you may not have to reload the applications

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by TheChas In reply to win xp program lockup

I agree with Tim's suggestion.

One other thought, have you downloaded and installed the updates? If you have an application that needs the update, that might fix things.

As to your question on re-loading XP, it depends on how you re-load.

If you use the repair option, your settings will be saved.

If you choose to re-install, it will be just like starting over. You will also need to download all of the updates again.

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