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Computer constantly not responding when opening programs

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    Computer constantly not responding when opening programs

    Hi, I would really like some help to solve the problem I am having. Whenever I open a program or file, it will almost ALWAYS stop responding for about 5-10 seconds, then work fine for a small amount of time, then go back to not responding again when i click something. This has been happening for about a week now, and I have already ran multiple virus and malware scans on my computer, like Avast Antivirus, MalwareBytes, and Windows Defender. I would really like someone to help me solve this problem, because my PC is just becoming more and more unusable . I have a Windows 8.1 64-bit PC with Intel quad 1.7 Ghz processor and 6 Gb of RAM.

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  2. #2

    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64

    Have you tried and/or looked at any of the following?

    Number of programs in Start-Up list
    How much memory is in use
    Check fragmentation % of your HD
    Deleted temp files and/or internet files
    Run some basic diagnostics like sfc /scannow
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  3. #3

    Hi cdude8,

    Try uninstalling unnecessary programs:
    1. Press Windows + R keyboard buttons.
    2. Type appwiz.cpl then hit OK.
    3. Uninstall all programs that you do not use.
    4. Restart your computer.

    Check the Task Manager, press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC, Sort the programs according to Memory size consumption. Take a screenshot and post it here.

    You can also try scanning your computer using another antivirus like Trend Micro Internet Security.
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  4. #4

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    I agree, you might have an inordinate number of programs running at Start-Up, Your system should be able to handle a number of these, but at some point, if you have a lot of them they will start to interfere with regular programs. You can use CCleaner or the Task Manager (Under Start-Up) to disable what you don't need. In WIndows 8, there is a "Startup Impact" value listed for each item, remove all items that are listed as "High".
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