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OK - I Give - UNCLE!

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#1 biledo


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Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:43 PM

Recently (within the past 3 or 4 days) ive had the following issue:

Outlook hangs...IE Hangs... Firefox hangs....

so bad i cant get into task manager to see whats up!

Then, I cant even shut down the pc! I have to hit the power button...

Now, I have it to the point where i can get into outlook and back out (in a hurry) and can use Firefox/IE for a while tillit locks.


Malware? Virus? Dunno... McAfee scans and stays on Octo something for hours till i shut it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:28 PM

See if you can do this or a system restore.You don't say what OS you are running.

How to start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature
To start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature, follow these steps:
Start your computer.
When you see the "Please select the operating system to start" message, press the F8 key.
When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), and then press ENTER.
If you are running other operating systems on your computer, use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows XP, and then press ENTER.



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Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:33 PM

Do you have a modern computer and do you normally have a lot of programs set to start up with windows? Sometimes there can be too much going on and this can cause windows to appear to have slowed right down where even task manager takes an age to load. If this is the case you can enter safe mode when booting (F8) and disable start up programs via MSCONFIG.EXE.
You could have a virus/malware problem so if you can update your definitions and run a scan that might sort you out. Ironically it could be a scheduled virus scan that could be contributing to the slowdown/lock up. If it is a virus make sure that your browser/outlook/windows updates are up to date.
Can you remember doing anything at the time when the problems first started?

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