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Hour glass The hour glass on my desk top keep running. I keep getting error messages to terminate the program. But I can't do anything? help

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  • grandkids06 Jul 02, 2009

    I turn the computer on, it loads with icons. Then the hour glass just runs. I can't do anything. I get 2 messages. A box comes up: application error, click ok to terminate the program or click cancel to debug progam. I click ok,(hour glass still running) then there's this other box that say: please tell microsoft about the problem, debug, send error report, dont send, hour glass still running. everything just keep repeating

  • grandkids06 Jul 02, 2009

    Thanks, I was afraid of that. You've been very helpful.

  • Marc Uydess May 11, 2010

    I would press CTRL+ALT+DEL and click on Task Manager to see what is running. You can sort by the various columns.


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This sounds like a Malware/Virus problem or corrupted Windows system.

Unfortunately I cannot provide assistance because it would take a very long time, and a lot of effort on your part. I've seen problems like this with my clients.

Basically, what you would need to is a USB flashdrive, put portable anti-virus products on it, run through safe mode, and if it finds and clearns any infection, or might possibly fix the problem.

Another idea is to reinstall the your Operating System from a disk, as it might be because of corruption in the system files, by reinstalling the OS you will fix any of those problems.

However.. this process takes a lot of time, and knowledge both with using safe mode, and reinstalling the Operating System if you've never done it before. Etc

For this instance, I recommend popping it in to your local computer shop if you are willing to pay for the time - if not, then you will have to find some knowleable PC local for free.

The reason I can't help is because it's over the internet, and I need to be physically there and have all the tools to fix the problem.

This needs to be handled by a physical professional.

I hope I have been of some assistance.

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Boot into safe mode you can do this by hitting the F8 key after is pases post but before the windows screen pops up select safe mode after it boots in safe mode go to start- programs -accessories-system tools and select system restore after that box opens select restore my system to an earlier time go back to before this problem started and select a date hit ok and it should do the rest


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