|"Specs: Windows 64, 4"|
That's relatively useless.
What is the 4 for ?
How much ram is installed ?
If you have a generic desktop system, what cpu do you have and what speed is it running at ?
Tell us the make and model of your brand name system, or if you have a generic desktop system, the make and model of the mboard.
The model, sometimes the make, of a mboard in a generic desktop system is usually printed on the mboard's surface in obvious larger characters, often between the slots.
The specific model of a brand name system is often shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site and loading a program they have available, if Windows is still working, on the subject computer.
WHEN are they not responding ?
Right after you start up the computer ?
Is the hard drive activity led on all the time, or nearly all the time when you have this problem ?
Hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys, pres the Del key, let go of all 3 keys.
Choose to open Task Manager.
Click on the Processes tab if it isn't already showing that list..
If the CPU activity percentage at the bottom of that window is high, there will be a delay when you try to run anything, or it may not run at all.
Click on CPU in the CPU column twice to list the programs using the most CPU activity with the one that uses the most first.
If you see TrustedInstaller is running, that's associated with Windows Update and it's CPU activity can be very high, but it will diminish eventually, then it won't be active at all.
If you have just started up the computer there may be a lot of programs running in the background at first that will eventually stop running, or if your computer is relatively slow, or if you don't have a reasonable amount or ram, (and) it will take a while for the total CPU activity to decrease to a much lower level.
It SHOULD decrease to a much lower level eventually.