Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Slow laptop: Spinning circle and " is not responding" etc

06 May 2015   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Slow laptop: Spinning circle and " is not responding" etc

I now have multiple issues

Now pages are "hanging" with message is not responding and "spinning circle"

Thanks in advance

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2015   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Is it slow accessing other sites, or just Google?

Is it slow for doing stuff unrelated to the Internet, such as opening a program, opening a file, or rebooting?

Please fill out your system specifications.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2015   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks, will do.

In the meantime I ran some programmes from and it seems to have fixed the problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Slow laptop: Spinning circle and " is not responding" etc

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
programs are slow and say "not responding" but works fine in safe mode
my computer randomly went blank like its going into sleep mode before the battery runs out but it didn't go into sleep mode at all it just stayed blank so i "illegally powered off" and turned it back on after that it became incredibly slow it works fine for the first 30 seconds then stops and...
General Discussion
PC "Not Responding" - Blue spinning circle
New member so sorry if this has already been discussed.:o I've been all over the internet looking at how to resolve intermittent (every 2-3 minutes) slow responses on my Acer laptop that I've had for over a year. 4 weeks ago I had no problems with it. Since then, the internet window I'm on...
Performance & Maintenance
Laptop "display driver stopped responding and has recovered" errors
I've been having problems with artifacts (sprinkled dots and rainbow-ish shapes) popping up on my screen whenever I put my laptop to any more demanding use, like games, videos, hi-res images, etc. This leads to the system hanging up, repeated "Driver stopped responding and recovered errors", and...
Graphic Cards
Laggy Laptop and a lot of "not responding"
my laptop's battery went out during recovery. then i connected it to AC and started recovery again but now it's very laggy and i get a lot of "not responding"s. PLZ help. thanks a lot
BSOD Help and Support
Laptop endless spinning / BSOD on start up - BAD_POOL_HEADER "<3"
Hello Sevenforum! I am in dire need of your help! I seem to be in a pinch..! Was working on a presentation on the laptop and had Firefox, Dropbox and Word opened when suddenly Word when "Not responding", switches to Firefox and surf for a bit when that and Dropbox turns "Not Responding" and...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App