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Actually I don't know whether my problem is Toshiba problem or Windows problem. Occasionally while downloading or opening and application my computer gets stuck and gives busy signal and doesn't open or work. I will be sometimes obliged to force close the computer and open it, in which case I open it in a safe mode. How does this type of behavior come about? Does it harm my computer when I force it closing and open it in safe mode as directed by the computer? I appreciate your assistance in this respect. I love Toshiba! Thanks.

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Turning off your computer while it is loading something is risky and it can damage your files (become corrupted and unreadable) on the hard disk. In cases where you absolutely need to force-restart or in power surges, it is advisable to use Windows chkdsk feature to check the hard drive for errors. In some versions of Windows, chkdsk is run automatically if you didn't shut down the computer properly but you can manually use it by right clicking your hard drive -> Properties -> Tools -> Error Checking -> Check Now -> Tick Automatically fix file system errors.

In Safe Mode, the computer loads only the necessary programs and services the operating system needs to run; no start up programs and unnecessary drivers installed by the user. This way, you can uninstall programs you couldn't remove in normal startup (because they're being loaded). To stop your computer from loading in the Safe Mode, keep pressing F8 on the boot-up process until you see a screen with boot-up options. Choose Start Windows normally.

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There are a few things to try.
1 run disk clean up.
2 run disk defragmentor
3 uninstall any programs your not using to free up space.
4 you may need to purchase some more ram or memory which will help the pc run faster.

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