PC won't work without internet connection

  Gladiolazy 17:54 20 Apr 2017

Unless my PC, which runs Vista, has an internet connection (a BT line which occasionally fails), when opened normally it fails to respond to most commands: Word documents won't open, everything else is sluggish to the point of eventually freezing the entire PC. However, in "Safe" mode, everything - at least the things that operate in safe mode including Word - do work. Any ideas anyone? Thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:13 20 Apr 2017

Check your startup items something obviously is trying to connect and is using a lot of resources to do so.

  Gladiolazy 18:26 20 Apr 2017

Thanks, I'll check that out

  Jollyjohn 11:11 22 Apr 2017

Try turning off "Automatic updates"

If you can, when you boot normally, run Task manager and look under Processes for Trusted Installer - this is Windows trying to check for, download and install updates.

  Gladiolazy 11:24 22 Apr 2017

Thanks, sounds like good advice.

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