Software not responding

  jonmac 22:04 11 Apr 2003
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What is the likely cause of the many "not responding" problems I'm getting just now? It's happening with many items, Explorer, PaintShop Pro even newly installed Adobe Elements 2 won't run for the first time. I ran SFC and renewed one system file but to no avail. Time for a reformat?

  dogtrack 06:12 12 Apr 2003

eeerrr, you might have hit the nail on the head.

  MichelleC 09:08 12 Apr 2003

What's your os?

  Pesala 17:06 12 Apr 2003

Back track to a time before you began to notice these problems.

  jonmac 23:07 12 Apr 2003

OS is Win 98se and how do I restore to a previous state, Pesala?

  pj123 23:14 12 Apr 2003

Switch your computer on and keep hitting F8 until you get a menu. Select "Safe Mode Command prompt only" and press enter. When you get to the c:\ prompt type scanreg /restore and press enter. you will now have a list of the last five backups. select the date that is nearest to the date before the problem occurred, press enter and the registry will be restored. Note: the dates are in american format. ie. month first.

  jonmac 10:59 13 Apr 2003

Thanks pj, that's cured the problem with Elements 2 so perhaps other things might also improve. I wonder how I hadn't heard of that one? Thanks again, I'll close the thread and review whether or not to format in the light of further experience.

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