I’ve had a long-term, nagging problem in which my programs frequently “hang.” I receive the message, "Program Not Responding,” when this occurs. Typically, after about a 10-20 second delay, the command will be successfully executed.
Among the programs in which this commonly occurs are Internet browsers (IE and Firefox) and Microsoft Word.
I have a 64-bit Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop computer running on Windows 7.
On a typical day I use:
On a typical day, I’m running:
Update to latest Windows Updates
Update Dell Drivers
Run Disk Defrag
Run Glarysoft Registry Repair
Disable Windows Search in services.msc
Disable Windows Defender
Repair MS Office
I’d appreciate any advice or assistance.
Since this problem occurs on multi-program, I suggest that you perform a Clean Boot then check the issue again.
Note: Clean Boot is a step of troubleshooting, we can go back to normal by running MSCONIFG.
If the issue persists, please use Windows Memory Diagnostic to check the memory. And scan the virus on your machine.
Hope that helps
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