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Regaining access to Windows XP session

Shortly after trying to run a for /f command against a rather large group of directories/sub-directories, on a XP session that had been running for upwards of a month, my RDP session became slow to ...
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Windows XP x64 hangs at welcome screen

The problem is that when I boot on Windows XP (x64), which worked very great for a great amount of time, the mouse pointer and the welcome screen appears but then after waiting hour or so nothing ...
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Windows XP - randomly My Computer will not respond and clock display does not update

On Windows XP - randomly My Computer will not respond and the clock display stops. The My Computer window opens, icons usually display, but then they will not respond to clicks. I have to ...
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My windows Pc hangs at startup

My windows xp pc hangs often how to resolve it : PC Configuration : processor : core 2 duo Ran : 2 gb ddr2 ram Os : windows xp 32 bit hard disk space : 40 gb harddisk softwares installed : ms ...
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Samsung Kies doenot install

I have an old Centrino 1.4 gHz notebook whose hardisk crashed, after re-installing windows XP on it I am trying to install Samsung Kies which hangs midway and never completes, it cannot be killed from ...
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Application hangs. Need auto reboot [duplicate]

I am running Windows XP Pro SP2. On this I have an application that requires a HASP4 parallel dongle. This works fine. Problem is after a random amount of time, the computer comes back with a HASP not ...
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What is the Cause of Random Freezing/Blue Screen/Restarting?

Problem: Freezing/blue screen/restarting happens randomly on my Desktop PC. Sometimes it just freezes suddenly. Sometimes a freezing, then a blue screen. Sometimes a blue screen, followed with a ...
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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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Windows XP Hangs on Welcome Screen Until Ctrl + Alt + Del is Pressed

I'm in a Gr. 12 computer engineering class, and we're setting up these old Pentium 4 machines, installing some software, and Ghosting them to get to know the Ghosting process. So I was lucky and ...
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XP freezes every second

I'm experiencing a problem where XP freezes completely for a fraction of a second, every second. The mouse doesn't update, music stops, video stops - and then suddenly resumes. I can't see anything ...
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104 views

Is there any way to regularly reboot a hung Windows PC

We have a PC (Dell Optiplex 760, WinXP SP3) that hangs periodically, like really hangs - everything frozen, can't reboot from keyboard, only way out is hold the power button down to turn it off and ...
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Windows XP Explorer freeze

My laptop has suddenly started to behave in a strange way. First of all, this is its hardware configuration: Dual Core CPU at 2.40 GHz; RAM 3 GB. Windows XP SP2. Like I said, all of a sudden ...
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Windows XP 64-bit hangs

I have a Windows XP x64 box showing a couple of odd behaviors. First, the system is hanging after it has been up for about ten minutes. All applications stop responding, Ctrl + Alt + Del does nothing, ...
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How to increase startup speed on mozilla firefox?

How to increase startup speed on newest version of mozilla firefox? it always happened when i opened Mozilla Firefox, it seem like freeze or not responding, and it will take about 15 second to Mozilla ...
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Windows XP desktop freezes on trying to connect to internet

My Windows XP desktop runs fine as long as you don't open a browser or try to connect to internet. As and when I try to connect to Internet or open a browser. It freezes and I manually need to ...
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How to reinstall XP without wiping hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reinstalling Windows XP - Reinstall Everything? I am experiencing frequent freezes in XP on a machine where the only solution is to do a manual hard power off and on. I ...
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PC won't boot with USBs plugged in

Yesterday as I was shutting down my computer (Thinkpad t-60) the computer froze during shut down on the "Windows is shutting down" screen. When I went to reboot it, it froze at the 1st, "welcome to ...
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484 views

Thumbnail view freezes in windows XP explorer

When I try load on an XP machine Thumbnail view of folder that has few hundred (over 200 hundred) PDFs and JPGs in it, the I get explorer window that is not responding. It is fine if there only few ...
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Can I create a rescue DVD with an image created with Macrium backup

I have installed Macrium software free edition. I have created an image file 3GB in size. I want to store the rescue media and Image file on ONE DVD. How can I do that?
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245 views

New HDD causes general lockups (including mouse freezing!)

I have a Dell Inspiron 6400. I changed the memory a couple of years ago with no problems, but recently bought a new HDD and now I get random lockups. Serious lockups. Like, where even the mouse ...
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Windows XP - Explorer CPU spike and freeze

System: Windows XP SP3, Intel i3 Issue: Windows Explorer process spikes my CPU usage to 50% and freezes. Only resolution is to kill the process in the Task Manager and restart manually. ...
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Windows XP freezes on welcome screen after resizing partitions

I am using Windows XP and Linux on a dual boot system and after resizing the partitions, Windows hangs just before login. I shrank the Linux partition and enlarged the Windows partition using GParted. ...
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Windows hangs when closing lid, how do I diagnose?

This is a Lenovo Z565 which originally came with Windows 7, and I downgraded it to XP. As soon as I close the lid, Windows freezes instantly and doesn't respond to any input. The screen stays on, and ...
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Is the computer freezing due to high temperature?

The problem is that my computer suddenly freezes, the mouse and keyboard halt and nothing works. So I checked the CPU temperature, and I found that under BIOS H/W monitoring CPU Temperature -> ...
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What to do when picture folder causes windows XP to freeze?

i have a folder of pictures that i downloaded from my camera. Anytime i open that folder in windows explorer and click on any of the pictures my machine freezes for minutes. The pictures finally ...
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Why does Windows XP freeze sometimes when shutting down?

When shutting my PC down, by going to Start->Turn Off Computer, then clicking Turn Off, I am taken to a "Windows is shutting down screen...". However, I often find that my PC "freezes" at this time ...
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Windows XP freezing?

I had a old computer that I wanted to restore. So I did a fresh install of windows XP home edition. It came with SP2. first it was freezing when I tried to go to windows update through IE or being ...
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484 views

Intel Pentium D 830. CPU usage 0%

Specifications: Processor: Intel Pentium D 830 (64 bit) OS: Windows XP Media Center Edition 32-bit Graphics: Nvidia 9600GT Ram: 4 Gigabytes Physical, 2 Gigabytes used by windows Problem: After ...
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397 views

Ubuntu/Windows XP - Using synergy freezes both PC's

Using this on Ubuntu: synergyc <IP of the server> and the visual verson on Windows XP. Synergy works fine for about 30-60 minutes but then it freezes BOTH computers - I end up with no control ...
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ATI Radeon HD 3400 crashing Windows XP Desktop

Two Windows XP desktops have recently had ATI Radeon HD 3400 graphics cards installed. Both have since had issues where the OS freezes, intermittently. We installed the latest drivers from the ATI ...
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My computer hangs on booting. How do I figure out what is going wrong?

My work laptop (which I have admin access on) freezes fairly frequently upon boot. I get to the point where I am logged in (type my Windows user name and password) and looking at the blue ...
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Windows XP waits for USB drive on almost every operation

I have a problem with my Windows XP operating system, particularly with the USB device that is plugged in - 1TB WD My Book external drive. I haven't found any information about such behavior when ...
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Windows XP Freezes ( Scan Disk Found Bad Sectors)

For some reasons my Windows XP desktop is freezing after maybe half and hour of use ( just normal usage such as browsing the internet, no fanciful gaming). This is already happening 3 times today; ...
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Windows freezes when using keyboard shortcuts

I have a relatively small question about Windows [I'm using XP, but this question is probably not version-related] OS, for which I haven't found solution in any search engine. The problem is: I have ...
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.AVI file plays to a point, but can't be copied (USB hard drive)

I have an .avi file (DVD encoded to MPEG4/DIVX ACS) that has a problem - or maybe it's the disk. The file is on a hard drive that I am accessing via a USB adapter. I can't copy the file to my local ...
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Win XP startup hangs after login - how to fix?

My Windows XP computer has suddenly started hanging on startup. I get to the login screen, then after logging in my background wallpaper appears, but nothing else. No taskbar, no icons, and no ...
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Windows XP: Disk Cleanup: File takes a long time to access

I recently ran Disk Cleanup (with the "compress old files" option) and Disk Defragmenter on a PC with Windows XP. This computer was purchased in 2004, and was a "middle of the road" computer at the ...
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IBM Thinkpad running XP/SP2 hangs due to explorer.exe issue (I think)

I have an IBM Thinkpad running XP w/ SP2 and recently it has started to hang when I open a folder or do anything related to explorer.exe (runs fine in safe mode though). Has anyone faced similar ...
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Windows XP freezes completely

Lately my Win XP SP3 started to make problems. From time to time it freezes completely. Which means that the system does not react to mouse and keyboard. Keyboard led indicators also do not react to ...
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How to troubleshoot a GPF?

I get a GPF dialog box out of the blue fairly often (like about 2 hours after I turn on the computer). It basically says that svchost.exe had a failure... (see the corresponding Event Log entry ...
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Tortoise SVN appears to freeze Explorer

When updating a repository using Tortoise SVN, Explorer on Windows XP tends to choke and freeze in regular intervals. Something like 4 seconds freeze, 1 second fluent work. I imagine this may be ...
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Why are my USB 2.0 devices hanging Windows XP?

Background on the machine I'm having a problem with: The machine was inherited and appears to be circa 2003 (there's a date stamp on the power supply which leads me to this conclusion). I've got it ...
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Dell Dimension 8400 Startup error

thanks first for taking the time to read this and possibly help me...... now I am pretty decent of a computer tech...but not enough. I am having an issue with my computer which is running windows xp ...
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Win-XP Browsers Hang on page load - (waiting for…)

I’m having problems with my browsers hanging on loading pages on my desktop machine. I’m using Windows XP Pro with SP3 and fully updated except for IE 8. All three of my browsers, IE 7, Chrome and ...
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Default browser hangs

Intermittent hangs would occur when I would use Internet Explorer to open a new main page or new tab to a site I know would be up. The browser would open and say "Waiting for site example.com" and ...
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Windows Explorer hangs when opening a specific folder

When I open a particular folder on my inside a folder on my desktop. This folder was copied via a DVD-ROM from a previous computer. I didn't have any problems with this folder on the other computer. ...
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WinXP computer hangs at boot and then cycles to “F1, F2” screen

I have a Dell desktop that is hanging at the Windows XP splash screen and eventually (after about 5 minutes) cycles to a "F1 to retry boot F2 to enter setup utility". I tried to start the computer in ...
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297 views

XP freeze problem

XP freezes after waking up from sleep. no mouse, no keyboard. Any ideas?
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Virus ridden computer freezes on startup - can't access safe mode

Someone whom I love but who cannot be trusted with a live internet connection downloaded a particularly nasty virus that in turn downloaded a variety of unknown other viruses onto my home computer. ...
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Lack of Virtual Memory - confusion

Specs ahead of time: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ @ 2.00 GHz / 1 GB PC-3200 DDR RAM / 160 GB IDE HDD / 128 MB GeForce 6200 AGP / FIC AM37 / 350W PSU / Windows XP Pro SP3 So, XP has pop-ups saying that I am ...