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Windows 7: All Applications "Not Responding"

09 Feb 2014   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
All Applications "Not Responding"


I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64. Recently every time I try to run an application, Firefox, Word etc, it opens and then freezes and I get the "not responding" up on the title bar. Eventually Firefox will start to work but it freezes off and on during use. Other apps like Word just freeze and will not work at all. I know this could probably be any number of things but I thought I would see if anyone else has had this trouble. Thanks for any help.

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09 Feb 2014   #2

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

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09 Feb 2014   #3

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem

See if this tutorial helps:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Then for more detailed troubleshooting, see:
Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

As you already mentioned, this behavior can be caused by a great many things. The two tutorials above will test and perhaps through testing, fix some of the easy things.

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