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Explorer stops working/applications freeze.


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thoughtparalysis

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Let me preface this by saying that my computer is pretty sucky, but it is all I have so I make do. It's a Dell Inspiron 5100 running Windows XP home edition SP3.

A few weeks ago my hard drive crashed and I had to reinstall Windows. Ever since then I've been installing drivers and updating things, hoping to get my computer up to speed. Since I reinstalled Windows, I've only installed a few applications; Google Chrome, Firefox, Zune, WinRar, the Sims, and Adobe Reader. That's pretty much all I have on my computer besides Windows components. Anyway. To the problem

I'll be browsing Chrome and it will freeze, or I'll be listening to music on Zune and it will stop playing the music, but the progress bar will continue to move. I've also had problems closing these programs once they freeze. I can't end the program or the process with the task manager or restart. I end up having to hard reset it. I don't know if you can help on this one, but an attempt would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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phillip22

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I would start by running the Windows Error Checker on C: drive to fix any possible file system errors or bad sectors.
Right-click C: drive icon in My Computer, select 'Properties', click 'Tools' tab.
Click on the "Check Now" button, tick both options (it's essential you do that), then click 'Start'.
Click 'Yes' to allow Error Checker to run next time Windows restarts -- then restart Windows.

Edited by phillip22, 04 October 2008 - 02:56 AM.

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