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programs not responding


conrail

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using vista home premium 64 bit, amd phenom 8450 tripple core processor 2.10 Ghz, 500 mgb hd with 2 external hd's 4 gb ram suddenly started to get "program not responding" on just about every program I open, also appears to take ages to close down, all help and advice gratefully accepted

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Kevscar1

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Have you tried cleanig the Machine CCcleaner is an excellent program Also when ws the last time you defragged.

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mfletch

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Also run your antivirus program and antispyware programs to see if the computer in infected or not,

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conrail

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thanks for reply Kevscar, have used ccleaner, also have ashampoo magical defrag 2 running in the backgrouns, again thanks mfletch, have also run avast, asquared spybot and adaware

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Kevscar1

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How much space left on your harddrive. Try moving some programs to the external if it's getting full.
Also try running as administrater and see if they work then.

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conrail

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thanks Kevscar, have moved everything from external hd to desktop, formatted drives and I am going through everything one by one to get rid of things I don't need, before doing this I had 36 Gb of 500Gb used, will try running as admin next time I get the problem and rerun the progam as administrator

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Kevscar1

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Sometimes I forget to clean things up. Started cyberscrub and found I had 571.69Gb in the recycle bin. It's been running for 40 hrs now and only 90% done. Think I'll be a lot faster when it finishes

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conrail

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thanks Kevscar, I will try that, I have two programs that do that sort of thing, ccleaner and ashampoo winoptimizer but I will try anything to improve my pc

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conrail

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problem seems to have resolved so thanks to all for help and suggestions, I appreciate it

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