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    Unhappy Blue Working circle takes forever to do anything


    Depending on what I'm doing, usually opening folders, the blue waiting/working circle appears and locks up the computer. When I have a folder open, a blue line appears over/on the address bar to show its (more or less) thinking. Thats when it locks up and says, "not responding". If I mouse over anything on the screen it will highlight them. After a while it wont let me click on anything. This'll happen for several minutes. Even ctrl+alt+del wont work. The screen goes black and tells me the ctrl+alt+del function isn't available. Several sites I've looked up says the hard drive is going bad. I've run: Norton Internet Security, Malewarebytes, Superantispyware and Ccleaner. When I restart the computer, the problem starts again after 15 minutes to an hour after that. Also, (a few times) I've had to restart by holding down the power button for 5-10 seconds, not the best way but it works.
    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name
    System Manufacturer eMachines
    System Model ET1831
    System Type x64-based PC
    Processor Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, 2700 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date AMI P01-A1, 9/14/2009
    SMBIOS Version 2.5
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
    User Name
    Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
    Available Physical Memory 1.23 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 8.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 5.13 GB
    Page File Space 4.00 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    I'm not sure if I'm starting too many tasks at one time for my computer to keep up.
    I just found out that 'smart defrag 2.0' had been running (I think) the whole time the computer was having this problem. I changed the settings and now my machine seems to be running better but the problem still happens.
    Last edited by wiredcat; August 22nd, 2012 at 06:08 PM. Reason: *update*

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