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Window Vista Taskbar Always Freezes

I have a Windows Vista (yeah, I know ugh) laptop. After start up the taskbar always freezes. The work around is go to Start Task Manager, Processes tab, select "explorer.exe," and click End Process. ...
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Vista freezes on black screen before login

My computer was running fine the last time i used it last week, but the next time i used it, it got stuck on a black screen with the cursor in the middle, and i couldn't move the cursor. When i tried ...
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70 views

WinVista and Chrome freezing on high disk usage

I'm trying to diagnose an issue with my PC. I see unresponsive apps like chrome and windows explorer. The UI is responsive but its still very annoying. THe HD utilization seems high when this ...
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0answers
59 views

Windows freeze after login

I have an old machine with Windows Vista - Ultimate Edition which was working just fine until 3 weeks ago, when it started to freeze just after I login to Windows. What's really confusing me is that ...
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1answer
141 views

Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 1AI with Vista

I have an old Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 1AI laptop which has been getting slow to boot over time. Issue has occured where after a 10 minute startup into Vista, it freezes (including action bar ...
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363 views

Windows vista freezes, BSOD

I have an MS Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 box with a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 6000+, 4GB RAM (according to CCleaner). It will randomly completely freeze system-wide and not ...
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188 views

Accessing network share freezes computer

I have two computers, one Windows Vista SP2 that hosts a network share folder, and a Windows XP SP3 netbook that access this share. When I try to access the share on the XP computer, Explorer (and ...
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151 views

Windows Vista machine locks up after login

I've got an HP desktop machine circa 2009, running Windows Vista 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The machine has been in this configuration (dual boot) for some time (3 years) but recently developed a ...
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3answers
379 views

Is it more likely that a system freeze is due to hardware than software

My Vista laptop freezes consistently whenever I turn on the wireless networking. Its perfectly stable when using wired LAN or a USB 3G modem, but cold-freezes when using Wifi. I've being ...
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1k views

Hardware interrupts and system unresponsiveness

Very occasionally, about once a week, my Windows Vista Business machine will completely lock up for anything between a minute and several minutes. Once this happens, it recurs more frequently until I ...
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1answer
848 views

How to recover Windows Vista from blackscreen (mouse and keyboard is working)?

I am a computer geek which I use all the resources of the computer, and i have many opened and non-saved documents (especially notepad files that are not saved). Here is the situation: I use ...
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3answers
912 views

Windows Vista freezes

Windows Vista (32-bit) would randomly freeze on my computer, usually 15-30 minutes after login but can happen just after login. All applications would stop responding and the hard drive will not make ...
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1answer
490 views

Windows Vista hangs on startup for a reeeaal long time

I have an Acer Aspire 5735Z laptop with Windows Vista (legal.) After the login screen, when the sidebar is loading, the OS hangs for like 10 minutes or so. When hovering over the icons on the ...
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79 views

windows explorers hangs when changing user on Vista home premium

I created a new user with admin priviledge on Vista i86 Home premium SP2. And when switching to that user's account, can't launch Exploere! It says Explorerer has stopped, restart? And so on. Tryed ...
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160 views

Why are Direct3D-based applications freezing when launched / closed?

Every time I start a game or application that uses DirectX (specifically Direct3D) in any way shape or form, the screen freezes for about 30-40 seconds. Everything then seems to work normally. The ...
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1answer
404 views

How to boot computer after shutdown during updates?

I shut my computer down while doing updates in Windows Vista. Now it will not turn on, and I get no response when I hit the power button. Do I have to take it to a professional?
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226 views

Application hangs up when copying files to USB

When I copy files from my notebook to USB device (both player and smartphone), application hangs up. I try to perform copying both in Windows Explorer and Far Manager for this. After this Far manager ...
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1answer
937 views

Windows Vista hangs when network cable is plugged in

My sister-in-law has a Dell Inspiron 545MT with Windows Vista Home Premium installed on it. Since this morning, they have the following problem; Booting in Normal Mode with the network cable plugged ...
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1answer
324 views

Windows Vista x64 freezes randomly

my computer (a Dell XPS M1330 - Vista x64) hangs randomly. When it happens I can't run the task manager (or another app), nor the Start menu, and when i try to close an application the title bar shows ...
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2answers
274 views

Windows Vista not booting up

at my work computer, a Dell package computer with Vista Business, I turn it on, it shows the Dell boot screen then just hangs forever. Can get into the Bios and boot settings, but other than that, ...
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2answers
1k views

Vista hangs on load: black screen with mouse only

So here is the info that I have so far: The computer was on all night because it failed to go to sleep properly. It was also very hot in the morning. This is not irregular for the machine (it's a ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows Vista freezes after 2-3 minutes

After Vista has been running in normal mode for 2-3 minutes (regardless of whether I log in) it freezes up and all I can do is move the mouse around. This doesn't occur in safe mode or running Ubuntu. ...
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2answers
235 views

Vista locks up after ~10h. of activity

I am experiencing a problem: Windows Vista completely freezes/locks up lately... It happened today twice - the mouse and keyboard stopped responding and I had to re-boot. I checked the Application ...
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2answers
1k views

Explorer and open file dialog not responding (Vista)

Any explorer window opened for the first time on my machine causes the explorer window to display the folders tree and folder path in the address bar immediately but the file/folder list pane is blank ...
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10answers
334 views

fixing computer problems from distance

My sister lives 3000km away from me and her computer is freezing from to to time without any pattern. Does anyone know/have experience with a software which can help me to detect what problems has her ...
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5answers
774 views

Vista freezing randomly at startup

About 1 in 3 startups, Vista will boot, run for a few minutes, then just stop. It doesn't BSOD, it just freezes up (mouse cursor, sound and everything). I have to hard reset the computer using the ...
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1answer
1k views

USB mouse freezing up on all ports [closed]

I have tried all ports on my Windows Vista HE laptop, I have tried different USB mice as well. I still have a problem that when the mouse moves too fast or when the cord dangles down by putting the ...
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447 views

Windows Vista freezes on Dell Latitude XT

After 15 minutes of use Windows Vista simply freezes on me like in the good old times. How to prevent it? Why no BSOD? Recently Dell's WiFi driver has been updated.
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3answers
867 views

Whats up with my Vista Control Panel?

A strange thing has been happening recently: Whenever I open Control Panel from the start menu after a computer restart, explorer.exe hangs. But thereafter (after the first crash), I restart ...
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3answers
3k views

Vista freezes when idle. How to find a source of the problem?

I'm using Dell xps 1530 laptop and everything worked fine until last week. Compleatly out of the blue Vista started to freeze. But it doesn't freeze while it's used but only if it's idle. Really ...
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5answers
342 views

How do I identify what is freezing explorer?

I have a vista ultamite machine that has been running fine for over a year. In the last few months it has started freezing up. Not completely but just explorer. Any application already started ...
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4answers
852 views

How to root cause a complete Windows Vista lock up

I have a fairly strange lock up problem with a Windows Vista Business installation. When I run a specific application, and only that application, the system freezes completely. I'm looking for advice ...
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1answer
840 views

Always recording ntbtlog.txt; archiving old ones

A friend's Vista Home Premium occasionally hangs on boot (the progress bar runs and runs for hours, but won't boot). I know that if I hit F8 during boot, I can enable boot logging in ntntlog.txt, but ...
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1answer
759 views

Powering on my esata external disk makes windows freeze for 15-30 seconds

I have a SATA disk in an external eSATA enclosure. Most of the time it's powered off, but when I turn it on windows hangs for 15-30 seconds. No sound, no mouse, nothing. Then after 15-30 seconds, ...