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Windows 7: Short term lock up

14 May 2014   #1
wbmat32

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 
Short term lock up

Possibly following a recent MS update I have two apparent problems/oddities that I think are linked and they both started to occur at the same time....
(1) Occasionally during file selection from an application, the system locks with the spinning wheel as though it's busy trying to do something else. Always this can be stopped by Control/Alt/Delete to initiate start of Task Manager. Simply hitting Cancel without actually starting Task Manager unglues things. Occasionally after these events, the video seems not to refresh properly and "takes time to catch up" with what the application is doing.
(2) When pressing the right hand button on the taskbar to call the Desktop, on release I get a brief flash (full screen) of an old jpeg I used weeks ago. I get the same picture very briefly as a flash on shutdown of the pc.

Neither of these things are the end of the world but they are irritating. I have updated all video card drivers, applied all MS updates, checked video memory, system memory. All HDDs are reporting OK.

Has anyone any idea what could caused this effect?

Bill


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14 May 2014   #2
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quite often; a brief lockup of sorts such as that; i believe usually means there is a lack of sufficient ram; and the system is trying to finish the current task at hand even though you may have clicked on something else to open it. If there is is not enough available ram to open both instantly; there is a chance that it will freeze for a moment like that.
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19 May 2014   #3
wbmat32

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Thanks for this but I don't think that's the problem. I've got loads of RAM and generally when this happens, I've got little or nothing else going on. Task Manager shows very low memory use. I've also tested the memory and it's OK. Strangley, I've now started to get a strange message when I start up the machine. Its title is "File Name Warning", there is no sign of which application/OS launched it and it reads "There is a file or folder on your computer called "C:\PROGRAM" which could cause certain applications to not function correctly. Renaming it to "C:\PROGRAM1" would solve this problem. Would you like to rename it now?". So far I have simply closed the window. Have I got a virus or is this genuine?
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19 May 2014   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wbmat32 View Post
Thanks for this but I don't think that's the problem. I've got loads of RAM and generally when this happens, I've got little or nothing else going on. Task Manager shows very low memory use. I've also tested the memory and it's OK. Strangley, I've now started to get a strange message when I start up the machine. Its title is "File Name Warning", there is no sign of which application/OS launched it and it reads "There is a file or folder on your computer called "C:\PROGRAM" which could cause certain applications to not function correctly. Renaming it to "C:\PROGRAM1" would solve this problem. Would you like to rename it now?". So far I have simply closed the window. Have I got a virus or is this genuine?
Not a virus...

Open "My Computer" or "Windows Explorer", find the folder "Program" and open it to view the contents, if any, and delete them. Next delete the folder.

DO NOT DELETE THE "PROGRAM FILES" OR "PROGRAM FILES x86" FOLDER(S)!!!!

You may to need to use Safe Mode to delete the folder

Most recently the issue seems to be caused by a FoxIt Reader Update.

HTH
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19 May 2014   #5
wbmat32

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

Many thanks. My message was indeed caused by a Foxit Reader Update! I will see if the original problem is solved now that I have deleted the folder and its contents.

Bill
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23 May 2014   #6
wbmat32

Windows 7 64 bit Pro
 
 

This didn't solvve my problem and today I have had a BSOD. Can anyone help? Should I repost to the BSOB forum?

Bill
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