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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
> does anyone have any suggestions?