My first post here, and I feel bad its a request for help but you can be assured I'm going to contribute alot here. I really need help right now.
Anyway, on to the problem;
Why is it 'ultra' strange?
I can not find any other instance of this occurring on someone elses PC, on the web (I've done every search possible). Perhaps someone else will have better luck?
I've been using my Toshiba laptop for about 2 years now with no problems whatsoever. I formatted the PC a few months ago however, because I wanted to start fresh. It worked fine for a while, but then this problem started to occur a few hours into regular usage; Windows becomes unresponsive, so to speak. I can double click on a program icon on the desktop, on a program name on the start>programs menu, or on the quicklaunch - but the program wont open. I have to keep trying to open for about 10 times before the program decides to open - any program. And then back to the same drill again, click about 10 times to open another program. It doesn't improve, until I restart, and then everythings back to normal again. But it kicks in again, a few hours into regular usage.
Now, I'm a careful user, so I can say with certainty that I have no viruses on the PC. I'd say the same for spyware, except I can't account for tracking cookies or whatnot...but I don't think those would be a problem. I do however use a few programs on the side, and I've checked around in a few those developers sites for memory leaks, etc...but nothing.
I haven't tried formatting the PC, because it would take a lot of time to backup my files,
and for the fear of returning to the same problem again.
I'd appreciate any help! Thanks!
Windows XP SP2
1.5 GB RAM
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