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Acer laptop won't open programs when turned on. Hourglass stays stuck on screen

My acer laptop will often not open any of my programs when I turn it on. It has full power and all icons showing on screen but hourglass remains on and nothing opens.

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Sounds like a registry or memory problem. Try doing a system restore in safe mode to a earlier time and see if that works. If not it may be a memory problem. If you can get it up in running in safe mode try shutting down some of the not needed start up programs by going to run and type "msconfig" without the " " and click start up and take out all the excessive stuff.

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