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'not responding' message

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Motort, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Motort

    Motort Flightless Bird

    Can someone tell me what is actually happening when I get the
    'program not responding' message? Is it frozen in place? Not working
    at all? Stuck in an endless loop? The hard drive activity light is
    blinking like crazy but waiting forever to either repair, uninstall
    program. When checking task manager it says: not responding. Do I keep
    waiting?
    I installed Evolution, for Windows, mail program. Can't seem to get
    it uninstalled. Used Revo uninstaller and the native uninstaller but
    both seem to be freezing. Thanks for any help understanding this process.
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Usually the "not responding" message is caused by the program in
    question waiting for some resource to become available. It could be
    waiting for a file to load or a printer or server to respond. Sometimes
    it can be caused by antivirus scanning the file and then the program is
    waiting for the A-V to release the file. In your case it could be a
    problem with the hard drive and that is what the problem is. You can
    usually get a diagnostic utility to check it from the manufacturer of
    you hard drive and run that to see if it is failing.

    Motort wrote:
    > Can someone tell me what is actually happening when I get the
    > 'program not responding' message? Is it frozen in place? Not working at
    > all? Stuck in an endless loop? The hard drive activity light is blinking
    > like crazy but waiting forever to either repair, uninstall program. When
    > checking task manager it says: not responding. Do I keep waiting?
    > I installed Evolution, for Windows, mail program. Can't seem to get
    > it uninstalled. Used Revo uninstaller and the native uninstaller but
    > both seem to be freezing. Thanks for any help understanding this process.
     
  3. Motort

    Motort Flightless Bird

    Bob I wrote:
    > Usually the "not responding" message is caused by the program in
    > question waiting for some resource to become available. It could be
    > waiting for a file to load or a printer or server to respond. Sometimes
    > it can be caused by antivirus scanning the file and then the program is
    > waiting for the A-V to release the file. In your case it could be a
    > problem with the hard drive and that is what the problem is. You can
    > usually get a diagnostic utility to check it from the manufacturer of
    > you hard drive and run that to see if it is failing.
    >
    > Motort wrote:
    >> Can someone tell me what is actually happening when I get the
    >> 'program not responding' message? Is it frozen in place? Not working
    >> at all? Stuck in an endless loop? The hard drive activity light is
    >> blinking like crazy but waiting forever to either repair, uninstall
    >> program. When checking task manager it says: not responding. Do I keep
    >> waiting?
    >> I installed Evolution, for Windows, mail program. Can't seem to
    >> get it uninstalled. Used Revo uninstaller and the native uninstaller
    >> but both seem to be freezing. Thanks for any help understanding this
    >> process.

    >


    Thanks for quick reply. I suspended my anti-virus and that solved the
    problem. Never gave that a thought. Thanks for the information as I
    have had problems like this before, but usually just gave up. Now I
    have options to try, thanks to you.
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Motort wrote:

    > Bob I wrote:
    >
    >> Usually the "not responding" message is caused by the program in
    >> question waiting for some resource to become available. It could be
    >> waiting for a file to load or a printer or server to respond.
    >> Sometimes it can be caused by antivirus scanning the file and then the
    >> program is waiting for the A-V to release the file. In your case it
    >> could be a problem with the hard drive and that is what the problem
    >> is. You can usually get a diagnostic utility to check it from the
    >> manufacturer of you hard drive and run that to see if it is failing.
    >>
    >> Motort wrote:
    >>
    >>> Can someone tell me what is actually happening when I get the
    >>> 'program not responding' message? Is it frozen in place? Not working
    >>> at all? Stuck in an endless loop? The hard drive activity light is
    >>> blinking like crazy but waiting forever to either repair, uninstall
    >>> program. When checking task manager it says: not responding. Do I
    >>> keep waiting?
    >>> I installed Evolution, for Windows, mail program. Can't seem to
    >>> get it uninstalled. Used Revo uninstaller and the native uninstaller
    >>> but both seem to be freezing. Thanks for any help understanding this
    >>> process.

    >>
    >>

    >
    > Thanks for quick reply. I suspended my anti-virus and that solved
    > the problem. Never gave that a thought. Thanks for the information as I
    > have had problems like this before, but usually just gave up. Now I have
    > options to try, thanks to you.


    You're welcome, have a great day!
     

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