Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:03 PM
My computer is a Vista Home Premium from 2007. It has the service pack 2. I also just got the latest java. It's been doing pretty well for an older computer, but it consistently has this "not responding" problem. This happens on all the programs I'm running, including the notepad, Microsoft Word, Internet Explorer, individual web pages, things in the computer like the system tray...it affects everything with a window. It will say at the top of the window the name of the program, and in parentheses, it will say (Not Responding) like that. I have to wait a minute or so and it usually clears up. I know the delay occurs because it's trying to do something else, but I don't know what it's doing. How can I figure out what's slowing it down? It didn't used to be such a problem but sometimes now I can hardly get the computer to function. I have to restart a lot, which does seem to help. Often I can't shut programs down very quickly and I can't get menus to work, so restarting takes a long time too. I notice it does follow the commands I'm giving, but they are delayed. The delay might be 30 seconds to a minute. Thanks for looking at this!