Newly reformat PC hangs when opening multiple applications

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Dear Techys,

I am having trouble with my HP G7000 laptop. The problem started after a reformat was done. I just wanted to do a clean start with my laptop, but after doing it, my laptop is a mess.

The problem specifically is in my Windows Explorer. My laptop is running on Windows Vista SP2. Believe me, It still got lots of memory. Whenever I am using 3 or more application programs, then I would open Windows Explorer, then my Windows explorer will suddenly froze. On the top of the box, it would say Windows Explorer is not responding. After a restart, and tried opening 3 or more programs again, the same thing will happen.

I do not know what is happening in my laptop.

Please help.

Best Answer by T McDuffy
Answered By 0 points N/A #113505

Newly reformat PC hangs when opening multiple applications



There are couple things that could be causing this problem. One is your PC can't handle Windows Vista SP2, even if you think it should work for your system, you should check and see if the system requirements is up there with your own system. Some old hardware are not compatible with newer versions of windows so perhaps it has something to do that hinders the performance.

If all of this is fine, you can try repairing your installation, perhaps something got corrupted during installation. Other than those, I can't give much seeing as though no error message appears or anything else unusual happening. You could also check for viruses to see if something is affecting your memory giving you that error.

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Answered By 25 points N/A #113506

Newly reformat PC hangs when opening multiple applications


Please follow all of the below steps:-


1.  Check your system for viruses or spyware and clean it of unwanted spyware

2. Go to Control Panel , select  "Add Remove Programs" and uninstall any programs you do not require

3.  Restrict the number of programs that automatically launch upon Startup of the system. To do this, click the Start button and go to All Programs. Look for "Startup" in the list and right-click it. Click on Open. Look at all the shortcuts in that folder and delete any that you do not require to automatically launch at startup.

4. Launch the task manager and sort the processes by memory. Look at the processes that are consuming the most memory and end them if you are not currently using the programs. Warning, killing a process is not entirely advisable and should be done with caution.

5. Finally, you can also increase virtual memory for your system. For this, click on Start button and right click on "Computer". Select "Properties".  Select Advanced System Settings. Select Advanced tab and click on the "Settings: button in the "Performance" section.  Select "Change" button in "Virtual Memory" section. If your system is configured to automatically manage page file size, uncheck the checkbox. In the "Custom Size" section, type in the desired min(initial) and max values for each drive in your machine. Select OK.  Restart your system for best results.


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