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am running Windows XP SP 2, 1GB ram, 2x200mb Sata hard disks, Norton
Systemworks 2003, all the latest windows updates, upto date anti-virus def's,
Zonealarm Pro and MS Antispyware.

when the pc starts up i can open a some programs then when i try others the
pc hangs for 3/4 minutes before they open up. when they do eventually open
all is ok.

but for example when i try to reboot the pc the machine hangs again! if i
try to force the shutdown/reboot the programs that i try to open all start to
open up.

i have tried to limit the number of programs that start up, i have also
adjusted the size of the page file (virtual memory) but i still get the same
problems.

does anyone have any suggestions?

regards
doug
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Regards
Doug
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    Ralph A. Brandt


    "Doug UK" wrote:

    > am running Windows XP SP 2, 1GB ram, 2x200mb Sata hard disks, Norton
    > Systemworks 2003, all the latest windows updates, upto date anti-virus def's,
    > Zonealarm Pro and MS Antispyware.
    >
    > when the pc starts up i can open a some programs then when i try others the
    > pc hangs for 3/4 minutes before they open up. when they do eventually open
    > all is ok.
    >
    > but for example when i try to reboot the pc the machine hangs again! if i
    > try to force the shutdown/reboot the programs that i try to open all start to
    > open up.
    >
    > i have tried to limit the number of programs that start up, i have also
    > adjusted the size of the page file (virtual memory) but i still get the same
    > problems.
    >
    > does anyone have any suggestions?
    >
    > regards
    > doug
    > --
    > Regards
    > Doug
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