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#1 aspringer

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:33 PM

I have a D-link wireless internet device. Sometimes the computer searches for my programs and gets stuck on the searching flashlight. When this occurs, I can be online one minute and if I close it and come back and try to open it doesn't open. Occasionally I've tried to shut down and a message says something like firefox is running, or trying to close, not really sure. Don't know where to start trying to fix this. ...

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 09:58 AM

IME...the searching flashlight appears when there is a problem of some sort with Windows finding files.

For me...this happens most often when there is something wrong with a drive which I have connected and it doesn't necessarily have to be the drive I am trying to access which creates the problem.

I would search Event Viewer for any errors indicating a problem with "Disk0, Disk1, etc." and then proceed from there.

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

But..it seems that that there various other causes for this.

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/wiadelay.htm

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums...48-4371393da757

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821690

Appears to me that Event Viewer would be the best tool of choice, at this time.

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