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Windows freezing Hi Nsindi, Sorry for not getting back to you sooner but this weekend has been really busy. I have tried turning on the DEP as requested but still no change. I opened up the 'My Pics' folder, right clicked on an image, opened in picture and fax viewer, closed the windows and the freeze happened again. The thing which is amazing me is that it is not only happening on 1 computer but 3 (1 laptop, 2 desktops and all in different houses). Do you think it could be an update issue from Microsoft? Thanks Dom

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  • domp8 Jun 29, 2008

    Hi Nsindi, I have just tried a few things and have noticed that the freezes only occur which I use the right click within the my music or my pics folder. Left clicking does not seem to create a problem.



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Download AVG FREE ANTI VIRUS by Grisoft, Make sure is fully updated and run it.. You will be suprised what your problem is. Its a worm more than likely DORM32

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