getting unresponsive programs which work couple of minutes later

  johnnyrocker 12:23 04 Nov 2014

i have an ongoing problem whereby i select a program ie firefox and it loads then hangs for about two minutes or so, this applies to any and all selections, xp pro sp3 all usual updates

any ideas please?


  wee eddie 14:23 04 Nov 2014

Probably still loading.

Your PC is not a "cutting edge" number, a bit antediluvian, like mine?

  johnnyrocker 18:58 04 Nov 2014

it may be but the problem has recently started so i need help please


  johnnyrocker 18:51 06 Nov 2014

the cause is not "still loading" as it happens each time i change programs it just hangs for a minute or so and if i call up task manager it shows programs not running and sometimes when cold i have to delete and reload. any useful ideas please?


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