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Programs freeze once they are opened. The only way I can get them to respond is to go into task manager.

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Your computer was infected by the virus first thig go to task manager click new task type msconfig and click startup try first to disable all program or uncheck all and restart

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Play dota


test this steps and fix it. God bless you
1. The Mouse o There are two examples of a computer freezing up. One is when a single program on the computer is frozen, while the other is when the entire system freezes up. To determine which type of problem a computer is experiencing, attempt to move the mouse on the screen. If the mouse pointer is visible and moves, the issue is with a single program. To determine which program is frozen, bring up the Windows Task Manager. This can be done by right clicking a blank area of the taskbar and selecting "Task Manager," or by pressing the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" and selecting "Task Manager". The program or programs that are frozen will show as "Not Responding" on the Applications tab of the Task Manager. Click the frozen program and click "End Task" to close it. Visit the program's website for specific troubleshooting tips if the program continues to freeze. If the mouse pointer is stationary on the computer screen, the entire system is frozen.
Unfreezing a Frozen Computer o If the entire system freezes up, it will need to be rebooted. To do so, hold down the "Ctrl" and "Alt" keys. While holding both keys down, press the "Delete" key twice. This should shut down the system and automatically restart it. If the computer does not respond, try the keyboard shortcut once more. If it remains frozen and does not reboot, you will need to perform a hard shut down. This simply means pressing and holding down the power button until the computer completely shuts down. Once it has shut down, leave it off for a few minutes and then turn the power on once more.
Continuous Freezing o A frozen computer might be a one-time occurrence, or it could be the sign of a more serious problem. If the computer continues to freeze up, there are several items that should be checked out. The first step to take is looking at any recently installed software. Programs such as freeware or shareware often contain malware that can damage the system. Even reputable software can contain a damaged file. Uninstall recently added programs and determine if that was the cause of the computer freezing up. To uninstall a program, go to the Control Panel from the Start Menu. Select "Add/Remove Programs" in Windows XP or earlier, or "Programs and Features" in Windows Vista. In the list of installed programs, select the one to be removed and click "Uninstall." Follow any prompts and restart the computer when the process is complete. Next, update and run both the antivirus program and spyware removal program installed on the computer, or use the link provided in resources. Check the Windows website and download any updates.
System Tools Finally, you will want to check the available space on the computer's hard drive and use the built-in error checking and cleaning tools. Go to "My Computer," right click "Local Disk (C:)" and click "Properties." On the "General" tab, make sure there is sufficient free space. The "Disk Cleanup" tool will free more space by deleting unnecessary files. Click the "Disk Cleanup" button to run the tool. On the "Tools" tab there are more tools that can solve the problems causing a computer to freeze up. The Error Checking Tool finds and corrects hard disk errors and the Defragmentation tool will reorganize system files, helping the computer run better.

Jul 24, 2013 | HP Computers & Internet

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Computer freezes, computer stuck


There could be a number of causes for a <span style="font-weight: bold;">computer freezing up</span>, or not responding all together. <br /><br />-If your computer frequently freezes up, lags, or is slow, this could be because of <span style="font-weight: bold;">poor performance</span>. At some point in the future after a computer is purchased, the hardware will be to old for it to handle newer programs. In a lot of cases you will need to purchase a new computer or upgrade the processor, memory, hard drive and motherboard. This usually is not needed for a number of years. There are a number of programs you can use to monitor your computer performance. I would recommend starting off with <span style="font-weight: bold;">task manager</span> which is built into Microsoft Windows. <br /><br />To use task manager, press Ctrl + alt + delete on your keyboard. Task manager should open up. In task manager go to the <span style="font-weight: bold;">performance tab</span>. In this tab, you can see various computer statistics. I recommend you have this open around the time you experience poor computer performance or hang ups. <br /><br />-Another possible cause is the computer is <span style="font-weight: bold;">overheating</span>. Overheating can be caused by having a computer in a poor ventilated space. It can also be caused by internal computer fans that have stopped working. Some computers will have a auto shut down when temperatures get to high. <br /><br />Make sure your computer is a ventilated room with good air flow.<br /><br />If computer fans are no longer working, make sure the fan cables are plugged firmly into the motherboard. You will have to turn the computer off, open up the computer to do this. Make sure you have no static on yourself or you could damage the computer. Touch something metal before doing this or use a anti-static mat/wrist strap.<br /><br />You can use a program called <a href="http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php">SpeedFan</a> to monitor computer temperatures. <br /><br />-Sometimes after you <span style="font-weight: bold;">install software, new updates or new device drivers</span> this can cause software bugs that will <span style="font-weight: bold;">crash</span> the computer, cause it to freeze up or not properly boot. If this is the case, you will want to uninstall the software you installed before the problem started. If you are unable to do this, you can boot your computer into safe mode and use System Restore which will restore the computer to a earlier working state.<br /><br />To check <span style="font-weight: bold;">updates and uninstall</span> them in Windows, you can go to Add and Remove programs through Control Panel. <br />You can uninstall device drivers by going to Device Manager through Control Panel. <br /><br />To perform a <span style="font-weight: bold;">System Restore</span>, go to Start &gt; programs &gt; Accessories or System tools &gt; System Restore. Choose a restore point before the problem started.<br /><br />If you are unable to boot into windows all the way, then you can boot into safe mode to work on the problem. <span style="font-weight: bold;">Safe Mode</span> will basically only load the necessary files needed for Windows to operate. While the computer is booting, keep pressing F8(make sure to do this before the windows screen shows) and you should get a menu. Choose <span>Safe Mode.</span> Once your computer boots into windows you can perform the steps above. <br /><br />-G33k<br /><br />

on May 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to find out what process a program uses


1) So the fist thing you do is open the program that you want to find out about. As an examlpe I will open Microsoft's calculator from Start Menu -> Accessories as shown in the image below.
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2) Next you will need to open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del. NB: You must have all three keys pressed down at once starting with Ctrl then Alt and lastly the Delete key.
3) Now the Task manager should appear. As you can see there are many tabs here such as Applications (which displays the applications running), Processors (which displays the processors the running applications are currently using), Performance (which displays what percentage of your processor is in use as well as how much RAM is still available), Networking (which displays the load on the Local Area Network; and Users (which displays how many and which user accounts are active at the present time).

4) Now on the Task Manager under the Applications tab right click on the program and click Go To Process at the bottom of the pop up menu.
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5)This will then take you to the process that the program uses. In this case with Microsoft's calculator we see it takes us to a process called calc.exe, this is the calculators executable file (the file that makes it start up and run). Ending this process will immediately close the calculator application.
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EXTRA: This tip is useful when your system crashes or freezes after you end a task with the Task Manager. Simply find the process of the application that is not responding under processes and right click it then choose end process. This will immediately bring your pc back from the frozen state.

on Jan 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Window hanging


Wait a few minutes for the non-responding program to start responding again. Be patient and give it some time. This is the easiest way to salvage any work that you did not save before the freeze. If, after waiting, the computer does not unfreeze, move to the next step.
Press and hold the "Ctrl", "Alt" and "Del" buttons in that order. This may unfreeze the computer, or bring up an option to restart, shut down or open the task manager. Open the task manager and note if a program is listed as "not responding." If there is one, click that program title and click "end task." The computer will end that task and break it out of the freeze. If this does not work, open task manager and go to "processes." Look for a process toward the top of the list that is using a large amount of resources. The number next to the process indicates how much of the resources are being allocated for that program. Pick one with the highest number (towards the top of the list) and choose "end process." If your computer still is not unfrozen, move to the next step.
Change the power source of your laptop. For example, if the laptop was plugged in to the wall, remove the plug and allow it to run on battery power. If this does not work, proceed to the next step.
Remove any devices, such as thumb drives or memory cards, that are plugged into the laptop. If this does not unfreeze the computer, move to the next step.
Close the lid of your laptop. Open the lid again. This may snap the computer out of its frozen state and back to the login screen. It may also put the computer into hibernate mode. If this does not work, move to the next step.
Hit the power button. This might bring up a menu asking you if you want to restart or shut down. At this point you will need to restart or shut down the computer. You will most likely lose what you were working on, unless the program has a recovery process to save your work if this situation arises. If the menu does not pop up, hold the power button until the computer shuts down. Wait 30 seconds, then boot the computer up again

Jan 21, 2012 | LG Computers & Internet

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Post Boot Freeze


It freezes because one of the programs set to start at boot crashes. To identify which immediately after booting open Task Manager and look at the processes - one should reach 99% CPU use. Once you have found it stop it from launching at boot or just uninstall it.

Jan 22, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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How to avoid losing your work in case a program stops responding


Sometimes, while doing some specific work on your PC or browsing the internet, the program you're using suddenly stops responding without any apparent reason. If you hadn't been saving your work regularly, you'll most likely lose it when Windows prompts you to close the program.

There's however a solution that could help you avoid such frustration. Here are the steps to follow in case a program stops responding :

1. Once you encounter such a problem, don't close the program you're using.

2. Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete.

3. In the "Processes" tab, find "explorer.exe", choose it and click "End Process" on the bottom right.

4. Click "Yes" (Everything you see in the background will disappear but don't panic, it will come back).

5. Click "File" on the top left.

4. Choose "New Task (Run...)"

5. Write "explorer.exe" in the box.

And everything comes back! You can now resume your work...

on Sep 28, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to force quit uncooperative programs on a PC.


Have you ever encountered annoyingly slow or freezing programs that will not quit when you try to close a window? There is a simple keystroke you can use to quit the programs:Ctrl+Alt+Del. This enables you to access the Task Manager. Task Manager keeps track of all the computers processes as well as the CPU usage and physical memory and can be used to monitor and quit unnecessary programs that can slow or freeze your computer.You simply hold all three buttons (in sequence) and you will be redirected to a different screen that gives you options. Look for Task Manager. (note: If you have Windows XP, Task Manager will pop up as a window). There are 6 tabs (Applications, Processes, Services, Performance, Networks and Users). We will only cover the Applications tab.Once you are in Task Manager, click on the applications tab, if it is not already showing. You will see the titles of programs you are using, if any, and its status (running or not responding). If a program is not responding simply highlight it, by clicking on it and clicking on the button at the bottom labeled "End Task".This should force quit the program(s).

on Sep 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Yahoo wont open


First open task manager....check if there is any yahoo messenger service running on services....click that and click End Process and now try run the proggy...again if that also not helps try uninstall the Yahoo messenger ...download and install new version....Good Luck

Sep 25, 2009 | Yahoo Messenger

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Adobe photoshop 7 either stops working and closes or causes my computer to freeze up completly


There are many reasons why a computer may freeze or completely crash. The most common reason is an overload in the memory. Computers have a set amount of memory to work with (this is their RAM, or "Random Access Memory"). If you attempt to do more with the computer than it's capable of handling at one time, it may "crash" in an attempt to save itself. Generally, the cause of this is generally that too many programs are running at once for the computer to handle. If you are not using a program, close it. Conflicts between programs are other well-known reasons for crashes. Programs such as virus detectors are notorious for conflicting with other applications and utilities. If you notice that crashes are occurring while the same two programs are running, try to avoid running these two programs at the same time.
What Can I Do?
  1. Take Notes
    Your first step should be to pay attention to what was happening at the time of the freeze or crash. Try to isolate the program that may be causing problems (this can help prevent a further, more damaging, crash). Is there a history of problems with a particular program (or combination of programs) on your computer? Were too many programs running at once? Was it a particular task you were trying to do? See if you can form a hypothesis about the cause. By understanding what may have caused it this time, you can attempt to avoid future, similar occurrences.


  2. Try to End the Program
    Windows provides a "Task Manager" that lists all current programs in operation. In Windows 9x & ME, this menu is brought up by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete at the same time. In Windows 2000, after pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete, click the "Task List" button. In this menu, you can attempt to individually close programs that are causing problems. If programs are unresponsive, Windows will attempt to notify you of this in the Task Manager.
    If you are able to effectively close the program causing problems, save your work in all other open programs, and reboot your computer. This will help to prevent further crashes, and give your system a clean slate to work from again.

  3. Reboot
    If you are not able to effectively close the program in question, you have several options. Please note that any changes in unsaved documents WILL be lost in a system reboot. With the Task Manager open, try pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete once more. Windows will attempt to reboot itself.
    If the Task Manager does not respond, you still have a few options. Check your computer's tower to see if there is a "Reset" button (it will be in the general area of the normal "Power" button, and should be slightly smaller than it). Press the "Reset" button, and your computer should reboot.
    If you are unable to find the "Reset" button or do not have one, there is one final option to pursue. Find the "Power" button on your computer's tower. Press and hold this button. You will need to hold it for a few seconds (sometimes up to ten full seconds). At some point, your computer should shut down completely. If nothing happens, keep holding the button. Do not press and let go without giving the computer a fair chance to shut down.

Sep 07, 2009 | Adobe Photoshop 7.0 for PC

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When a program is not responding or freezes, I am unable to access the task manager to "end now".


Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services, look to see that the task nanager is running, if not, start it and see if you can get to it now, if not "google the error" you get, it will list several solution to download and run the file, it will fix it and you will be able to use your task manager again.
I had the same problem.
I hope this helps to resolve your problem.
Good Luck.

Mar 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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