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Gary P wrote:
> Why does my computer hang when I switch from one open window to another? I
> can restore it by opening and closing the task manager.
Some basic maintenance is in order, to rule out malware. Run a full
virus scan and spyware scan(s) using current definition files. Install
all critical Windows and Microsoft Office (if you use it) updates.
Empty your temporary internet cache. How much RAM and free HDD space do
you have? What speed is your CPU?
Uninstall any applications you no longer need.
Defrag and remove any unnecessary applications from startup.
Have you installed any new applications or hardware lately? That might
be causing your problem. Check Device Manager for hardware that's not
These steps are a good place to start.
The reader should exercise normal caution and backup the Registry and
data files regularly, and especially before making any changes to their
PC, as well as performing regular virus and spyware scans. I am not
liable for problems or mishaps that occur from the reader using advice
posted here. No warranty, express or implied, is given with the posting
of this message.