Solved How do I fix the ,,,not responding

February 26, 2017 at 11:10:25
Specs: Windows Vista
not responding is happening a lot. I,ve run several differant scans,check programs running and I can,t find what is causing this.I,d appreciate any advice you might have,TY

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February 26, 2017 at 13:24:40
A longish shot but this free utility (safe to use and often recommended here) may resolve it all...

http://www.tweaking.com

Ignore the very obvious green download buttons at the top; they're nothing to do with the utility and you don't need them...

The download link is within the text area below those big green buttons.

Ideally it's run in safe-mode; so if you can boot into safe-mode do so and run the utility there. Let it do all it offers. It will restart the system as part of its process.

If you have any personal files that you really wouldn't wish to lose, and they aren't already safe ff the system, see if you can copy them to external storage. Typically DVD at least (make two sets); check them to see they're OK and label/keep safe.

When things are OK again, maintain the habit of safeguarding your personal files as just above. If possible also save them to an external hard drive too.



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February 26, 2017 at 11:52:32
Best start with a quick malware check. These three small freebies often find what anti-virus programs miss. Run them in the order given:

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwa...
(blue Download button).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "Free Download" button rather than the "Buy Now" button).
After the install go to "Settings > Protection". Under Scan Options move the "Scan for rootkits" slider over to On and Run the Threat Scan. Quarantine anything it finds.

If any of them find anything please copy/paste the appropriate logs on here. If you lose the ADW log you can find it as a text file in the ADWCleaner folder directly off the system drive root (usually C).

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February 26, 2017 at 11:59:54
TY Derek I,ll do that and get back with the results.

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#3
February 26, 2017 at 12:14:45
Hi Derek Ran the 3 scans and there were no hits.

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#4
February 26, 2017 at 12:34:08
It's a very general symptom so there are many possible causes. Does it particularly happen online or is it happening at any old time?

Have you any idea when it started happening - wondering about using System Restore?

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February 26, 2017 at 13:24:40
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A longish shot but this free utility (safe to use and often recommended here) may resolve it all...

http://www.tweaking.com

Ignore the very obvious green download buttons at the top; they're nothing to do with the utility and you don't need them...

The download link is within the text area below those big green buttons.

Ideally it's run in safe-mode; so if you can boot into safe-mode do so and run the utility there. Let it do all it offers. It will restart the system as part of its process.

If you have any personal files that you really wouldn't wish to lose, and they aren't already safe ff the system, see if you can copy them to external storage. Typically DVD at least (make two sets); check them to see they're OK and label/keep safe.

When things are OK again, maintain the habit of safeguarding your personal files as just above. If possible also save them to an external hard drive too.


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#6
February 26, 2017 at 14:24:34
just when I,m online,when I had firefox,the NT/RSP,would happen constantly,Uninstalled F/F and it was,nt as bad, but its still appears enough to piss you off.I did a system restore,made a little diff. but not enough.I also made sure F/F was completely removed including sub folders,(firefox was terrible) and still got NT/RESP

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#7
February 26, 2017 at 14:26:35
TY Trvir I,ll try it & get.

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#8
February 26, 2017 at 15:00:27
Possible connection issue. For starters turn your router off for about 30 seconds and see if that helps.

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#9
February 26, 2017 at 15:43:47
Did that,30 secs then turn bk on and tried it no diff. did it a 2nd time off 30 secs & restarted P/C turn router on no diff.

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#10
February 26, 2017 at 16:16:00
OK, run with trvlr #5.

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#11
February 26, 2017 at 18:17:24
Is this going to remove only that which is harmful,and leave my files an other things I D/L for myself.

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#12
February 27, 2017 at 10:16:29
I've never used it but as far as I'm aware it doesn't touch your own stuff.

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#13
February 27, 2017 at 13:22:38
ok I,m gonna run the scan and I,ll get back TY

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#14
February 27, 2017 at 19:18:48
Ran the scan,then stayed on comp for over an hour with no problems. Trvir good longshot TY and also Derek TY

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February 27, 2017 at 19:24:01
Ran the scan,then stayed on comp for over an hour with no problems. Trvir good longshot TY and also Derek TY

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