Solved Windows 7 programs Not responding

Acer Aspire one 531h-1729 netbook - atom...
October 16, 2011 at 09:41:05
Specs: Windows 7, 189GB/ram available
While I'm on the computer, every program I use (MSN, IE, Window's Media) will go to "Not responding" for a few seconds when I try to do something new. Like load a new page, switch to a different conversation window, or play a different song. I've had the computer for about 4 months, and the only program I've ever downloaded is an antivirus. I have 189 of 219 GB free.

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October 16, 2011 at 09:47:19
Could be many things, but if it's relatively new maybe you should take it to them for a warranty fix. You can try running malwarebytes and removing what it finds...easy and free. How much ram does the computer have? Have you done the windows updates for windows 7?

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October 16, 2011 at 09:58:28
CPU is 1.66GHz, 512KB cache
1GB DDR3 Memory
250GB storage.

Not sure on the ram? I have 189 GB available.

I bought it from a store I wouldn't shop at again. The warranty would have cost more than the computer, so that's not an option. It's been doing this since I bought it. It will always fix itself within a minute when it goes to Not Responding. Is this a sign of a different kind of virus? Ive scanned regularly since I got it, and always come up with no virus, spyware, adware, malware, etc. It's more annoying than an actual problem...

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October 16, 2011 at 21:52:40
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All computers come with a 1 year factory warranty (he was not talking about the add on crap they tried to sell you).

What antivirus program? MIcrosoft Security Essentials works well and is very light on system resources so it should run better. Depending on what anitvirus program you have it actually could be causing the momentary pauses. As mentioned above, run Malwarebytes, it is compatible with antivirus programs, can be used to scan manually only when you need it, and often picks up problems that antivirus programs miss.

Open Task Manager (or download Process Explorer from MS) and look what is running in the background (processes tab on Task Manager) and shut down what is not needed. In fact you can use msconfig (type in run box), go to Start Tab, and uncheck all except antivirus and Microsoft items, Apply and restart the machine.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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