Introduction To “Program Not Responding”
Scenerio 1: You’re sitting in front of your PC and you decide to open an application. You double click the icon and you are now looking at an hour glass. You continue to wait and watch as the hour glass keeps spinning. Finally after two to three minutes you get the dreaded message, “Program Not Responding”.
Scenerio 2: You’re currently working with an application such as Excel. You have spent over an hour putting together a killer spreadsheet, when all of the sudden the program locks up and freezes. Finally after two to three minutes you get the dreaded message, “Program Not Responding”.
Does this look familiar? In this case, the Windows program “Notepad” is not responding. This of course can happen to any application. Ok, now sit back and relax while we explain how to get rid of this annoyance.
Least Common Causes
The most popular questions we receive surrounds the fact that people want to know why in the world this happens? There are several reasons for this annoying entity.
First, as you add and remove programs, your system files become scattered throughout your hard drive. This term is called, “fragmented”. Sometimes running your disk defragmenter utility will fix the problem but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t.
Another reason for this is your PC could be infected with melicious SpyWare or AdWare. These tiny programs which run in the background of your PC monitor your every move and slow your computer down to a crawl.
Unfortuneatly one of the symptoms from these programs is receiving the dreaded “Program Not responding” error message.
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The Most Common Cause… & The Solution!
The third reason (and most common) is a corrupt system registry. As you install and un-install programs, your registry can become corrupt and unstable.
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