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#1 Nooneknows

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:36 PM

Every time I exit a program, my computer freezes up for about 30 seconds. My mouse still works but I cant click, open, or close anything.

Here are my specs.

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: GBT___
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1024MB RAM
Page File: 293MB used, 2167MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 G
Sound Card: SB X-Fi Audio

I also have a 21-inch flatscrren Gateway monitor that uses EZtune and PIVOT software.

All drivers are updated.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 08:58 AM

Sounds like a program is still working after the fact. Next time it does this go to the Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del), and tab over to Processes as see if one of the programs is still running wide open. You will be looking for a process running near 100%.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 09:13 AM

Some computer maintenance might help: deleting un-needed files, running scandisk (checkdisk) and then defragging certainly would not hurt.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 04:25 PM

I did a system wipe a month ago, and reinstalled everything from scratch, and it still froze up. So I dont think it could be maintanance. As for opening up the windows task manager: It wont open until after the program shuts down.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 05:16 PM

You will then need to download Process Explorer. It'll replace your Task Manager, and it's much more informative.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ssExplorer.mspx

Load it up, and watch/kill process(es) that is running and hogging up your resources.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 07:05 PM

Could you check your Event Viewer in Administrative Tools? See if the problem is being logged as an error.
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:22 PM

The following on-line scan might help:

Windows One Care Free Scan

Go to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan (using Windows Explorer only)
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download the Active X components.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.




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