Windows XP - programs not responding

  [DELETED] 20:05 15 Sep 2003

I am running windows XP, which was fine, but for some reason on start up certain programs do not respond, system restore, microsoft money to name but a few, but most programs OK. After a couple of minutes everything is OK, system restore does not cure this, I have had this problem before and the only way I could get round this was by doing a full restore with my rescue disk

  [DELETED] 20:11 15 Sep 2003

You're not the only one to suffer from this, the system is busy doing something and is ignoring you until it finishes. It may be a program you have installed that checks for updates or something similar, such as an e-mail client checking for mail too frequently or having trouble connecting. Have a check as to what you have running and try disabling each in turn until you find the culprit.

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