Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Programs don't respond & XP freezes after sitting idle

  • Please log in to reply




  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 31 posts
I started out posting to the Windows XP forum and they helped me get rid of a LogOnHook error but I'm still having problems and they suggested I go to this forum.

Prior Posting under Windows XP, 2000, 2003, NT

This was my last posting in the XP forum and pretty much sums up my problem:

Well I left IE, Outlook, and Task Manager open and let it sit overnight. In the morning everything seemed to be normal (no missing icons & Start bar), the programs would minimize & maximize and Task Manager showed everything as running. I tried to call up a new web page, the page partly came up and then it stopped and TM showed two of the same web pages and both "not responding". I then tried my email and when I tried to reply to one I got the dredded hour glass and TM showed the "reply" as "not responding".
I let it sit for an hour and when I came back the web page I was trying to call up earlier had appeared and the TM now showed it as "running". I called up a couple new web pages with no problems but then it gave me the hour glass and TM showed 2 of the same web pages, one "running" and one "not responding" when only one instance of IE was open. The email "reply" had also appeared (my replies come up in a new window) and showed as "running" in TM but when I tried to close (cancel) it I got the "not responding" "End Now" box. The Outlook program showed as "running" in TM the whole time but later when I wasn't using it changed to "not responding".
Then a few minutes later (while writing this on my laptop) everything disappeared, all programs, icons and Start bar disappear leaving just the desktop picture. The mouse still works but I can't do anything else now but shut it down.

**When trying to run SysRestorePoint.exe I got a message stating:
won't run, first install .NET Framework v2.0.50727

**I also tried reinstalling IE7 and when I did I got the following link on my desktop
When you tried installing IE7 you got an error

Edited by anaye, 03 November 2008 - 04:45 PM.

  • 0


Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP