The PC seems slower than usual. Often times I get the "Not Responding" warning showing up. It has happened in Word and Internet Explorer quite a few times. Fortunately, this warning usuall goes away and the programs seem to be running again. How can I solve this "Not Responding" problem? Please assist.
How much memory do you have? If less than 1GB, that could create a serious bottle neck.
Otherwise, my guess is that there is a process running in the background that is using a lot of CPU cycles....maybe a virus. I would try these things:
A. Update your anti-virus software and do a full scan. B. Run a free utility like Spybot Search & Destroy to check for malware. C. Download free programs called "ProcessExplorer" and "AutoRuns" (should be available from Microsoft). ProcessExplorer will show you ALL of the processes running on your computer, and how much resources they are using. Disable the ones you don't need. AutoRuns shows you all of the software that starts up when you boot your computer. Again, disabling the ones you don't need helps a lot. D. Defragment your hard drive. I recommend the free Smart Defrag utility from IObit.
You can always get a quick look at what your computer is doing by using CTRL-ALT-DEL; selecting Task Manager; then going to the Processes tab. If you see a process using a bunch of CPU resources, and have nothing running, you might want to research that one.
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First, try to access your Yahoo Mail in a different computer that is connected into different network.
If Yahoo Mail works correctly, then the problem has something to do with your internet browser or with your network.
Try to optimize your internet browser by clearing the cookies, cache, internet files and / or browsing history. Here's how:
* For Internet Explorer:
1. Run Internet Explorer and click on 'Tools' menu. 2. Go to Internet Options and locate the Browsing History section. 3. Click the 'Delete' button and delete the Temporary Internet Files, Cookies and History. 4. Close the Internet Explorer and re-open it. 5. Access your e-mail.
* For Mozilla Firefox:
1. Run Firefox and hit 'Tools' menu. 2. Go to 'Clear Recent History' and click the drop-down arrow for 'Time range to clear'. 3. Select 'Everything' and then click the line beside details. 4. Check browsing & download history, form & search history, cookies, cache. 5. Click "Clear Now" button. 6. Close and re-open Firefox. 7. Access your e-mail.
* For Safari:
1. Open the Safari. 2. Click the Safari menu (right beside the Apple icon) and select "Empty Cache". 3. When asked "Are you sure you want to empty the cache?", click "Empty". 4. Click the Safari menu (right beside the Apple icon) then go to "Preferences". 5. From the security dialog box, click "Bookmarks". 6. Click on "Show Cookies" button and then hit "Remove All" button. 7. Select "Done". 8. Access your email.
If the same problem occur, then it could be a network problem. Contact your ISP to verify if they're having issues.
ok, it could be a corrupted Internet Explorer program itself. Does it happen only with it or, if you are using another browser, is it happening with the other browser too?. If you only use Internet Explorer as your Web Browser, then download a copy of the installation package (can download it from here http://www.microsoft.com/nz/windows/internet-explorer/default.aspx ) and reinstall it. It should work. If you want a further explanation on how to do it, please specify Operative System. Hope it helps, good luck.
The issue happens due to quantity of applications at the background. Reducing the quantity of startup applications might help. Just type MSCONFIG after clicking run, At startup tab uncheck the non-essential applications If you need further assistance please post Good Luck