Not Responding

  Abel 18:02 25 Jan 11
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XP SP3, 200 GB HDD, 1.5 GB Memory.

Quite often I’m getting a message ‘Not Responding’ but after a little while the website or application fires-op. Can anyone suggest a reason for this please?

Abel

  birdface 18:11 25 Jan 11

Go to command prompt and type in ipconfig /flushdns and then press enter on your keyboard.
it should tell you DNS Cache has been flushed if so reboot and see if it makes any difference.

  Abel 18:18 25 Jan 11

Thanks buteman! How do I get to the command propmp? Is that Start/Run etc?

Abel

  GaT7 18:21 25 Jan 11

Yes, that's right.

Please note that ipconfig /flushdns , has a single space between the g & the forward slash. G

  GaT7 18:23 25 Jan 11

If no joy with that, try a SFC scan - to do this:

Start > Run > type sfc /scannow , & press OK.

Please note there's a single space between sfc & the forward slash, so: sfc[single space]/scannow

You may need to place your original XP install disc in the optical drive. G

  Abel 18:30 25 Jan 11

I've now followed buteman's advice but before I can get to grips with scannow I've got to go, dearly beloved is calling me for dinner.

Abel

  Abel 20:27 25 Jan 11

I've just now run scannow. I shall leave this thread open for a day or so and if the dreaded 'Not Responding' returns I'll post back otherwise, I'll tick the 'Resolved' box.
Thank you both for your advice.

Abel

  GaT7 20:50 25 Jan 11

Did it either help? Sorry but you didn't say. G

  Abel 20:57 25 Jan 11

Crossbow7 the problem was only happening intermittently so I've no idea yet. All I can say is that if the problem goes away I'll post accordingly and click 'Resolved'

  woodchip 21:15 25 Jan 11

You may have too many background programs running. These suck the life out of your PC resources

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