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Windows 7: Always "Not Responding"


15 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Always "Not Responding"

Many of my applications always display "Not Responding." They never recover. I always have to end the task from the Task Manager, or even restart. This started recently after I installed my new webcam. Although it works, I can never use it, because any website or any application that uses the webcam causes Firefox to not respond. Additionally, the same thing is happening to iTunes. It launches, but when I click on a song, it freezes, and I have to end the task.

There was one other time where something similar happened with iTunes. It was eventually resolved, when the computer suddenly chimed. Apparently, it never really started up.

When my computer starts up, it always chimes, and displays messages about updating Java and Adobe Flash. However, it is not doing that anymore. I think that it's never really done starting up, and that's why the applications keep crashing.

I'm also sure that it's not my webcam taking up too much space, because I still have almost 1 gigabyte left on my CPU.

My question is this:
How can I make sure that my computer starts up completely?
If this isn't the problem, what IS the problem?

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15 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Uninstall the webcam from Control Panel, Programs and Features, then do a System Restore to before you installed it. That should get you back to normal.

Then you can decide if you want to try the webcam again or not.
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15 Apr 2011   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by atseng95 View Post
Many of my applications always display "Not Responding." They never recover. I always have to end the task from the Task Manager, or even restart. This started recently after I installed my new webcam. Although it works, I can never use it, because any website or any application that uses the webcam causes Firefox to not respond. Additionally, the same thing is happening to iTunes. It launches, but when I click on a song, it freezes, and I have to end the task.

There was one other time where something similar happened with iTunes. It was eventually resolved, when the computer suddenly chimed. Apparently, it never really started up.

When my computer starts up, it always chimes, and displays messages about updating Java and Adobe Flash. However, it is not doing that anymore. I think that it's never really done starting up, and that's why the applications keep crashing.

I'm also sure that it's not my webcam taking up too much space, because I still have almost 1 gigabyte left on my CPU.

My question is this:
How can I make sure that my computer starts up completely?
If this isn't the problem, what IS the problem?

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.



Freezing isnt usually caused by hardware.
Freezes such as this are often caused by conflicts in software, too little ram, and many other things.

Several things you can try

1-Run a system file check to verify and repair your system files
(type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>SFC /SCANNOW)

Let us know the results

2-Check event viewer (type eventvwr in search). go to the windows log>application tab. Look for critical errors (they have red in the left hand column) that say app hang, app crash, or anything related to the problem.

When you find them note the event ID and source codes and tell us hat they are.

3-Boot into safe mode (with networking).
Does it still do it then? If not it is probably a software conflict.

4-Go into device manager (type device manager in search).
Are there any "unknown drivers" with yellow question marks on them?
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