el jimbo2 23:38 27 Jun 09

The hour glass on the cursor will not go away, and I cannot open any of my desktop programmes. Access to the internet is only through outlook.

Win xp.

  rdave13 23:42 27 Jun 09

Try running your antivirus in safe mode; click here

As you've given no detail that's the best answer I can suggest.

  johndrew 13:05 28 Jun 09

Could also be a broken file in the OS; try sfc /scannow or some software loading which is hogging the CPU.

As rdave13 says, a bit more information would be helpful.

  p;3 15:16 28 Jun 09

Which curser are you referring to?

Do you have Service Pack two , or even Service Pack Three installed?

what is your Antivirus program? What other protection do you have and when did you last fully update all of it and run full computer scans?

What Browser do you use

eg Internet Explorer, Firefox....

  el jimbo2 20:27 28 Jun 09

I'm not sure which service pack.
I use i explorer.
Its the mouse cursor.
None of my anti-virus programmes can be activated.

I have sygate firewall, spybot and avg, every thing updated.

  p;3 21:12 28 Jun 09

'none of my antivirus programs can be activated' that statement worries me; just how many antivirus programs do you have ? and what are they ?

  el jimbo2 12:14 02 Jul 09

I have sygate firewall, spybot and avg

  birdface 13:13 02 Jul 09

click here try the free version update it then run it.

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