PC not responding - what's the matter?

  aloha75 13:48 27 Jun 2016

What's wrong with my PC? No matter if I use Outlook, Mozilla, Excel, PDF's, Skype or Word, I frequently get the error message "not responding".

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:53 27 Jun 2016


make and model? what op ystem windows? how much memory? how much spare space on the hard drive?

  aloha75 16:54 27 Jun 2016

Answers as follows: - Dell Inspiron - Windows 8 - Memory: 4096MB (1x4096) 1600MHz DDR3 - 356 GB free space


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:09 27 Jun 2016

Do you have a lot of windows open at once?

It usually gives that response when it's struggling for memory.

Also worth switching off Auto updates and scanning for virus and malware.

  polymath 18:17 27 Jun 2016

If malware scan finds nothing, there might be a legitimate program running all the time in the background & hogging resources (e.g. other security software, media players etc).

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