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Please login to msconfig and select "enable all" on startup. It might be recovered. Try it. if not let me know the issue with some more details like what processes are present in startup .

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You can do that by using "MSCONFIG"

Click 'start' then goto 'run' and type 'msconfig' then click 'Ok'

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Hello. My HP Pavillion dv4t continues freezing on me two to three times a day. It happens when I am doing almost anything on my laptop: internet, iTunes, BlackBerry, school. I cannot even move my mouse or...

use msconfig to disable unwanted processes that loads when you start windows.

1. press WINDOWS LOGO (in your kboard) + R
2. Run dialog box opens
3. type msconfig and press enter
4. click the startup tab and "DISABLE" the processes which you think unnecessary. just disable them dont delete them. just play trail and error
5. try also to disable services that are not needed in the Services Tab


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Press Ctrl, Alt and Del and click on the processes tab, this will show you what processes are running in your computer at the time.
If you want to stop certain processes from starting up with the computer then in the run box type msconfig, this will bring up the system configuration utility, click on the startup tab and you will see what starts up with the computer, in that tab you can disable or enable processes.
Be careful what you are doing as you can mess certain settings up if disable the wrong process.


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The same runtime prob....... pls help

You will have to go back into msconfig and recheck all the boxes again that you unchecked, restart the PC and use msconfig to uncheck 1 process at a time, then you will know what processes was killed.

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Sounds like you have too many background applications running that intercept right-clicks for their own functionality.
Click Start>Run and type in "msconfig". This runs the configuration utility that shows your startup programs and services. Select the "Diagnostic Startp" option , then click "Apply" and follow the restart instructions. When your system reboots select cancel when asked to restore the settings. Now all those burdensome background running applications that sap your system resources will be eliminated (temporarily) and Windows can run without being dragged down.
Try your issue again. If this time its quick and without the long lags you reported, you'll know that at least one of those startup applications is the culprit. Running msconfig again will allow you to restore the Normal Startup, and the Startup tab will allow you to remove selectively that application that is causing the issue. 
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The memory hogs may not be the one giving you the problem, but it's likely that a heavy consumer is sapping the CPU cycles needed to handle your right-click pop-up menu and run-with selection. Make a note of the top heavy memory users (print a screenshot) and use this list to eliminate any that are also on the startup list back in msconfig. 
Don't use the "End Process" button in the Task Manager to simply stop them, as you'll likely stop one that is critical to Windows functionality. Msconfig's Startup list just shows the ones that get started at Windows boot up and can be eliminated without crippling Windows - much safer. 
Use your memory hog list to start eliminating, one at a time, the offending applications from the startup list until the issues is resolved. Its a little tedious, but helps clean up your system in the process. 
Hope this helps. 

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That usually means that a program that starts when Windows starts isnt functioning correctly, You can test it by clixking Start > Run > type Msconfig and press enter. After that click the startup tab. Here you will see programs that load when Windows starts.

If you recognize the program thats causing the issue, simply click the box to the left of the item to uncheck it and click OK. You will then be prompted to restart.

As the machine restarts, check to see if the issue has disappeared.

If so, great. Be aware that you that you will be prompted with a "System Configuration Utility" dialog that lets you know you are using Msconfig. If you don't want to be warned of this, click the box that says "Dont show this message..." and click OK.

If not, run Msconfig again, and uncheck the next suspicious program and repeat the process until the problem disappears.

Below is a link with information on using Msconfig. It also has other links that include information of some of the programs that you might see in the startup window of Msconfig.

There's is a "Disable all" button under the startup tab. But I wouldn't suggest using that initially. It is better to uncheck them one at a time so you can see what is causing the issue.


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