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Windows 7: desktop manager stops working

22 Sep 2014   #1

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
desktop manager stops working

my desktop manager stops working every five minutes causing my computer to be very slow.
seems like something is always running in the back ground. Circle is always spinning.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2014   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1

Hello tigertom and welcome to Sevenforums!

I would start with a clean boot as shown in the link below.
How to perform a clean boot in Windows

Also work through the steps below
Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

You may also want to look at a program like CCleaner
(Warning: if you use the registry tool, make sure you select yes when asked to backup your registry)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 desktop manager stops working

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