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Adoberdr 7 as soon as it comes it freezes & have to close & start over-------z

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Your virtual memory might not be able to handle the software's demands. the video card too might share the same problem. better use a reader that also requires less disk space. the adobe acrobat reader version 5 may work well, in case you still want to use and adobe software as it only requires 11.5 MB.

another thing, it would be better if you do a little maintenance tasks on your computer. on the control pane, select performance and maintenance. you can defragment for a few times, "pick a task" such as the "free up space on your hard disk", and the "rearrange items in your hard disk to make programs run faster". these simple steps might take a lot of time but will surely lessen the glitches one can have while using the pc especially on important occasions such as reading pdf files.

all the best!

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I would uninstall that and use FoxIt Reader....much faster. I switched a couple weeks ago, no issues yet. It is a 5MB install compared to adobes 50MB....just to read pdfs.

You can get it here.

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My laptop was fine. Now after I turn it on a black screen appears with a blinking white line at the left hand corner; after some time some data comes up then some options come up trying none of which makes...

I guess you were running Windows 7? If so, reboot the laptop, as soon as you see the IBM logo, press F8 continuously to get to the safe mode menu. If you still see the flashing cursor, I believe the windows boot up files are corrupt. You have to re-install the OS. Your laptop comes with a recovery disk or some support software. Use those to boot up and follow the menus. Another option, how old is your laptop? Do you still have warranty? if you do, call IBM support and they will guide you.

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For All XP user Don't Use IE 7.0 & higher version

Applicable for all window XP (all edition, all PCs and Laptops)

Hi there,
If you are getting trouble after the updates of internet explorer..

Then I would suggest you to Roll Back it to the original Internet Explorer (i.e Internet Explorer version 6.0)

Which come up with Installation of Win Xp with Service Pack 2.

Bad Effect due to IE 7.0 or higher version:

Screen hang up, internet freezes abruptly, prominent windows crashes anytime.

So to stop these problems, better to run with lower and safe version of IE:

To remove Internet Explorer 7 from your PC use the following methods

Method 1: Use "Add or Remove Programs" to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

Step 1: Use "Add or Remove Programs" to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

a. Click Start, and then click Run.

b In the Open box, type appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.

c. In the list of programs, click Windows Internet Explorer 7, and then click Remove.

d. Follow the wizard instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 7. Also remove if any updates under this entry found.

If you cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 7 by using this method, try Method 2.

Method 2: Use Spuninst.exe to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

Run Spuninst.exe to uninstall Internet Explorer 7

a. Click Start, and then click Run.

b. In the Open box, type %windir%\ie7\spuninst\spuninst.exe, and then click OK.

c. Follow the wizard instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 7.

After you uninstall Internet Explorer 7, double-click the Internet Explorer icon to verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored.

This will bring up you to run Internet explorer as it come up with the installation kit, which is safe and reliable.

Have Nice Surfing!!


After you uninstall Internet Explorer 7, double-click the Internet Explorer icon to verify that Internet Explorer 6 is restored.

on Oct 14, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Handycafe server back to default after close

Usually such "resets" are either due to an option in Windows or the program itself; they are used to "maintain programs' default settings." The other possibility is that you have some kind of "freeze" snapshot of your hard drive taken by an overwrite program some time ago.

Jan 11, 2014 | Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate for PC

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The application unable to start correctly(0xc0000a5)

Can you please say which program are you trying to open, I'll try to provide you with instructions as soon as you'll give me the data.

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Why does my comp. load web pages really slow, it just started this 1 week ago

Make sure to run a thorough virus scan.

Slow Windows Machine! Sounds like not enough resources such as RAM and CPU. Check Performance in Task-Manager (CTRL-ALT-DELETE). High CPU levels causes hang ups like freezing. Try disabling startup programs. Go to Start > Run (search in Win 7) and type MSConfig. In Startup tab, uncheck anything that you don't want Windows to load automatically. It will make Windows boot faster and use less resources while running. This just disables them in startup. Programs will still load, but when only you initiate. Consider increasing RAM. Uninstall any extras like those pushy toolbars, and add-ons.

Nov 22, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Ok heres my problem when my computer comes on it says it wasn't shut down correctly and when i have it to start normally nothings happens it just freezes and when i have it start from last known working...


Most likely the driver that ha gone bad is the video driver. Let's troubleshoot the problem first by finding out if this happens on Safe Mode. Perform the following steps. Make sure the computer is off.

1. Turn on computer
2. Start tapping F8 key right away (once per second)
3. You should be looking at your screen with the Windows Advanced Boot Option menu similar to the picture shown below.


4. Use your keyboard's UP arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Networking.
5. Press Enter key twice.
6. Log on to your account if prompted.
7. Click on Yes button to continue loading the Safe Mode.
8. Close any window that may come up on your screen.

In some cases, you may notice that everything seems to be in bigger size. This is normal on Safe Mode because it is using the native drivers for your computer.

If the computer freezes in Safe Mode, chances are, you might have a hardware problem. It may be the hard drive or video card. If the video card is integrated or built in to the motherboard, then it might be the motherboard.

If the computer does not freeze in Safe Mode, let us continue and hopefully resolve this issue. Perform the next steps.

1. Click on Start.
2. Right Click on Computer.
3. Click on Manage.

You should find yourself looking at the Computer Managment window.

4. Click Device Manager to highlight.
5. Click the plus sign of the Display adapters, similar to the picture below.


6. Whatever listed under it, delete it. Press the Delete button on your keyboard, then,
follow the instructions.
7. Restart Computer to Normal Mode.

While your computer is restarting to Normal Mode, Windows should be installing its Native Driver for your computer's video card/adapter. Eventually, you will need to re-install the video driver for your computer. Should you find yourself asking how to re-install the video driver of your computer, kindly response with your computer's brand/model for further assistance.

I hope this works for you. Good Luck!

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My Dell inspiron1440 is about a year old and is now starting to freeze not respond and run very slowly, I have run Norton Antivirus it does not seem to pick up a problem, at first it was just on the...

Running just a Virus scan only nowadays is not enough to protedt your PC/Laptop when you use the PC/Laptop to go online.

Do a routine maintenance on your PC/Laptop
1. You must also install Malware/antiSpyware programs too.
2. Clean up your PC/Laptop with the CCleaner to clean the 'craps' on your PC/Laptop.
3. Use a Registry Cleaner too.
4. Reset your IE8 back to default.

Most of the system utilities that are free on the web are sufficient to do a proper rountine maintenance on your PC/Laptop.

Hope it heps.

Oct 29, 2010 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Computer freezes up randomly about 1x per week, can be in IE, Word, windows life mail, etc. Only way to get rid of it is by cold shut down. Also audio and video can also freeze up, this happens perhaps 3x...

Do you think computer is running hot? computer is freezing up or running slow could be a heat issue.

If it is not then try for updating the bios from dell support website -

also try to find out if there is any third party software which you might installed in your computer which is not compatible.

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