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Windows 7: Not responding

25 May 2012   #1
ilovecomputers

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Not responding

I noticed recently I see the screen below when an application is not responding instead of the 2nd one below. How can I fix this so that the normal not responding screen shows again?
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25 May 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I think you'll find the first screenshot refers to a specific program that is not responding, whereas the second one refers to Windows Explorer, which is an application in its own right.

More importantly, are you receiving these warnings on a regular basis, which if you are, suggests there's something wrong with your computer.
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25 May 2012   #3
ilovecomputers

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I do not receive these on a regular basis. I get the first message shown for which any program is not responding. Like if internet explorer or explorer or ccleaner does not respond, I get the first one. But on my other win7 computer, I get the second not responding screen. I do not have a choice to restart the program.
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25 May 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

That suggests there is a problem with Windows Explorer on your other Windows 7 computer.

You may want to consider a Repair Install, as described in this tutorial.

Repair Install
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25 May 2012   #5
ilovecomputers

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Would there be any easier way to fix this? Because this only happens every once in a while. But it doesnt only happen to one particular program. It happens to any random program I might be using. Is there any way to reset like the not responding porgram or could error reporting be a problem because I dont get an option to check for solutions?
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25 May 2012   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You could try carrying out a Clean Boot as a way of troubleshooting the problem, it certainly would be less dramatic than a Repair Install.

How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

It's getting very late this side of the pond, so I'm closing down now, but others closer to you may well respond.
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25 May 2012   #7
ilovecomputers

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am going to try the clean boot on my next restart. I forgot to add that this issue isn't present on the other accounts.
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26 May 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ilovecomputers,

The next time you get that message, BEFORE clicking, then:

WIN | type RESMON | ENTER | CPU tab |
there will be an entry there in RED. , rigit-click on that entry |
choose Analyze Wait Chain. | work your way down that wait chain to the very bottom |
take note of the offending process | choose to End Process

Let us know what process was the offender.

That's one approach.

Another is:
Your problem is caused by software that you installed that is running when you are logged in.

To help us diagnose this problem, then:

Install CCleaner:
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

list of STARTUP PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Windows tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept Startup.txt as file name | SAVE button

list of SCHEDULED TASKS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Startup button | Scheduled Tasks tab |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
enter Scheduled Tasks as File name | Save button

List of INSTALLED PROGRAMS

CCleaner | Tools
icon | Uninstall button |
click on Save to text file button (bottom right side) |
accept install.txt as File name | Save button


UPLOAD the startup.txt file
UPLOAD the Scheduled Tasks.txt file
UPLOAD the install.txt file.

HOW TO UPLOAD
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thanks,
karl
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