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Application locks up when attempting to open/save files?

  1. #1


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1

    Application locks up when attempting to open/save files?


    This is getting a bit annoying now, I thought it was my hard drive and so I upgraded to a Hybrid, but it seems to be coming back now.

    Whenever I'm using a program such as Firefox or Movie Maker, when I click browse (and launch the File Explorer API) the application locks up for a few moments and cannot be used. All other apps run fine, but I can't even open another instance of that app. What can I do to better diagnose this problem?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello FuturDreamz,

    Since this only happens when you try to open/save a file, it may be that the hard drive it's trying to access has been turned off and it waiting for it to spin back up to be turned on again.

    You can test this theory by using the tutorial below by setting Turn off hard disk after to Never, and see if it still does this afterwards.

    Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    It seems that it was because my computer installed some updates and needed to reboot as it has gone away it seems.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
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