Windows Explorer not responding and sound broken
Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:27 AM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:47 AM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:31 AM
There are several reasons why this happens.
Any time that you experience problems such as a degradation in performance or random system and application crashes, the first thing you should do is simply reboot the computer.
The reason this works is that it simply resets everything. As we launch and then close applications, sometimes they don’t shut down completely or release the system resources they were using when they were running. This is especially true when it comes to system memory.
When you reboot your computer, it clears the memory (RAM) and cleans up certain temp files and caches that were being used and basically give the computer a fresh start.
10 Things Rebooting Your Computer Fixes (With Windows)
Norton 360 is a resource hog and slows your computer down. Could it cause problems? Sure it can. Many people have issues with Norton but don't realize that is the cause till they uninstall it. Only way to tell if that is the issue is to uninstall and reinstall an AV software that uses less resources.
If you go that route to verify Norton is the cause I would like to suggest that you install the Microsoft Security Essentials setup file to your desktop then use the Norton Removal Tool to completely uninstall your Norton software due to residual files that may conflict with system functionality. Install Microsoft Security Essentials only after you have used the Norton Removal Tool.
You can always reinstall Norton 360 if you find it is not the problem but make sure you have your product key handy before you begin the process. The link I provided to the removal tool above has information on how to obtain the product key if you do not have it readily available to you.
Personally, I like Avast though it is a bit Hi-Tech for your average user and has a larger "footprint" than MSE.
The choice is truly yours. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask.
Hope this helps!
Edited by DonnaB, 15 April 2012 - 07:34 AM.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:45 PM
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