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He should try bringing up the task manager (alt-ctrl-del) then click
processes tab then click CPU column heading twice. See if there is anything
taking up a very large percentage of the CPU usage.
"Newtechie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi all -
> I'm posting this for a friend because he can't get online to ask himself.
> Whenever he double clicks on an icon, the program won't open. He tried
> clicking on the IE icon and got a about blank page that said page could
> be displayed. He ran his Ad-aware and Antivirus but no virus was found.
> Ad-aware found a few problems but he cleaned them out.
> Any idea why this is happening?