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Programs going unresponsive all the time


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My laptop will run fine for a while and 1/3 hours but then programs will just start going unresponsive left right and center. They aren't resource intensive programs either e.g. firefox, skype, foobar2000.

Any ideas anybody?
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Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)


Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post your computer temperatures:

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Provide processor info (hold Windows logo key, and hit Pause/Break key to find out).
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My processer is: Intel mobile core 2 duo P8700, 2.53ghz. I have 4gb ram but only a 32 bit system. My hdd is 500gb with 209gb free space (I've ran a defrag to no avail).
I use microsoft security essentials with comodo fire wall and I runmalwarebytes every now and then.

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Edit: this is what i mean about skype(further text in screeny): http://imgur.com/xqaGD.png and I know thats not unresponsive but the other programs do go unresponsive, they have the whole (Program not responding) and all that. I'm not a complete noob when it comes to computers but I am at a complete loss as to what the problem may be, It's solved after a restart, but it will come back without fail.

and then: http://imgur.com/fwSzf.png after pausing it and trying to play again

Edited by maddmoh, 01 March 2010 - 10:22 AM.

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Let's make it clear...
Are you saying, that using Skype triggers freezing issue, or it can be any other program triggering same issue?
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Let's make it clear...
Are you saying, that using Skype triggers freezing issue, or it can be any other program triggering same issue?


No the problem isn't limited to skype, it has happend when I haven't used skype, but I think I know what the problem is, after foobar closed i checked the fan speed and it showed this http://imgur.com/vMzQ1.png I have a feeling that the little flame thing Isn't meant to be there? :)

Edited by maddmoh, 01 March 2010 - 10:33 AM.

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It looks like that 52C is your video card. In that case, 52C is nothing to worry about.

Try this...

Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:
msconfig
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

Click on Startup tab.
Click Disable all
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.

Click Services tab.
Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable all.

Click OK.
Restart computer in Normal Mode.

NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.
If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.

Same problem?
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It looks like that 52C is your video card. In that case, 52C is nothing to worry about.

Try this...

Go Start>Run (Start Search in Vista), type in:
msconfig
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).

Click on Startup tab.
Click Disable all
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.

Click Services tab.
Put checkmark in Hide all Microsoft services
Click Disable all.

Click OK.
Restart computer in Normal Mode.

NOTE. If you use different firewall, than Windows firewall, turn Windows firewall on, just for this test, since your regular firewall won't be running.
If you use Windows firewall, you're fine.

Same problem?


I can try that, but the thing is the programs don't start becoming unresponsive right away. At first everything will run fine, but at the same time I took that screen shot of foobar, firefox did the same thing; this is after using the computer for a while. Do you still want me to try it?
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Yeah, go ahead. We won't break anything.

How is your security protection?
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Yeah, go ahead. We won't break anything.

How is your security protection?

I am going to reboot now, and I'm paranoid as :), I have microsoft security essentials with comodo fire wall, I check files before I download them, check hotlinks on sites if they seem suspect etc etc...

Edit: All right... I've rebooted now, with those services disabled etc. Do you have any ideas as to what the problem may be?

Edited by maddmoh, 01 March 2010 - 12:43 PM.

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Same problems still occuring.
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Re-enable everything back.

I suggest that you start a new topic in the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal area.

Before you start a new topic click on this link --> Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide, Please read before starting a new topic. This will give you a few preparations to make, as well as instruction for posting your OTListIt2 log.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
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I'll do as you ask, but I'm 99% sure that I don't have any infections. :)
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It'll eliminate that possibility.
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I was doing the last scan on the thing you said to do, when I noticed my fan was spinning rather fast, should this be a cause for worry?

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Since then I have propped my laptop up on my calculator.
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In case of a laptop, temps are fine.
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