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Windows Vista Circle Keeps Spinning


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:47 PM

All was fine with my HP laptop until about 15 minutes ago. Then everything froze and the Vista logo of the spinning circle just sat there and spinned. Nothing would work and I had to do a hard power off. What could this have been? How do I prevent it?

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:04 PM

When it does it again, open Task Manager and see what program is not responded
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:22 PM

I tried to open task manager and it would not open. Outlook had a message saying that it was trying to contact the server. What's up with that? The server is my own laptop?

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 05:30 PM

Most likely it's Outlook working overtime trying to send a message (that just won't send).
To be sure, open up the Task Manager to the Processes tab - then try to check your mail.
If I'm right, it'll show one of the Outlook files taking up a lot of memory or CPU time.

If that is the case, then it's most likely to be either a problem with your email settings or a corruption of your Outlook program.
Post back with the results and we'll move on from there.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:38 PM

Outlook is working fine. Indeed all seems back to normal.




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