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#1 KermitD

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 10:35 PM

I am running XP Home and have been ever since it came out. I have been very happy with it. Never have seen a BSOD. But in the last couple of days half of the things I try to do end up with a dead window which, when I click Close tells me "Program Not Responding" and presents an "End Task" button.

I have lots of icons and shortcuts on my desktop. I have room for maybe a dozen more. I have 3 hard drives and have a shortcut for each one of them (C, D & E), which I dragged out from My Computer. I have never had any trouble accessing the contents of any of them until recently. Now I can't open 2 of them at the same time without one of them "Not Responding". and sometimes when the only thing I have open is one of the Hard Drives, as often as not it will "Not Respond". After I Close it and reOpen it, it will work fine.

Has this happened to anyone else? If so, what did you do to fix it? Or what do you suggest I do to fix it?
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#2 jgweed

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:48 AM

If you have not run checkdisk and defragged recently, that would be my first step.
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Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:59 AM

Another thing you could do is note the time, recreate the hang, then look at your system and application logs for warnings or errors (at around that time you noted earlier):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427

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