"Program Not Responding"/Hang Problem for Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop

Hi,

I’ve had a long-term, nagging problem in which my programs frequently “hang.” I receive the message, "Program Not Responding,” when this occurs. Typically, after about a 10-20 second delay, the command will be successfully executed.

Among the programs in which this commonly occurs are Internet browsers (IE and Firefox) and Microsoft Word.

I have a 64-bit Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop computer running on Windows 7.

On a typical day I use:
Firefox
IE
MS Excel/Outlook/Word
Quickbooks
Adobe Acrobat

On a typical day, I’m running:
Norman
Sandboxie
Dell DataSafe

Remedies Tried:
Run Scandisk
Update to latest Windows Updates
Update Dell Drivers
Run Disk Defrag
Update Firefox
Run Glarysoft Registry Repair
Disable Windows Search in services.msc
Disable Windows Defender
Repair MS Office


I’d appreciate any advice/assistance in this matter.

Regards,
Jay
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  1. JaSchroe98 said:
    Hi,

    I’ve had a long-term, nagging problem in which my programs frequently “hang.” I receive the message, "Program Not Responding,” when this occurs. Typically, after about a 10-20 second delay, the command will be successfully executed.

    Among the programs in which this commonly occurs are Internet browsers (IE and Firefox) and Microsoft Word.

    I have a 64-bit Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop computer running on Windows 7.

    On a typical day I use:
    Firefox
    IE
    MS Excel/Outlook/Word
    Quickbooks
    Adobe Acrobat

    On a typical day, I’m running:
    Norman
    Sandboxie
    Dell DataSafe

    Remedies Tried:
    Run Scandisk
    Update to latest Windows Updates
    Update Dell Drivers
    Run Disk Defrag
    Update Firefox
    Run Glarysoft Registry Repair
    Disable Windows Search in services.msc
    Disable Windows Defender
    Repair MS Office


    I’d appreciate any advice/assistance in this matter.

    Regards,
    Jay

    @Jay: If this is a recent occurence, suggest Windows restore to date b/4 error began. Looks like you did everything else.
  2. ksiemb said:
    @Jay: If this is a recent occurence, suggest Windows restore to date b/4 error began. Looks like you did everything else.


    @ksiemb

    I appreciate your response/suggestion. I'll give it a whirl. Hopefully it does the trick.

    Jay
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