whats going on???? Problems!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by gnarly, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. gnarly

    gnarly Guest

    Hello,

    I need help.

    Here are my problems.

    I will be running programs fine after first starting up my computer, then if i exit the programs and let my comp sit for a while or if i go surf the web, and then go back and try to start a program either from my desktop or start menu i will get the hourglass cursor and my hd light will blink for a few seconds and then nothing happens. In order to get them working again i have to re-start my comp.
    I have tried all the different compatibility choices for the programs but it still does this.

    Also i get a lot of not responding messages when on the web or when i try to use windows media player after being on my comp for a while. And then it wants me to send an error report.



    What is happening?
    Any ideas?

    PLEASE HELP!

    I bought my comp in november and it came with xp home ed.

    Here are my comp specs:

    Hp pavillion XT963
    1.2 Ghz
    384 meg ram
    geforce 2 card 32 mb


    Thanks for your time,
    gnarly

    :(
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Messages:
    2,642
    What programs specifically? It doesn't sound like they're exiting cleanly... leaving something running in the background that won't allow them to start back up again. You can press ctrl+alt+del and bring up the task manager to see what's running... you may be able to identify a program file that's running, kill it, and try to launch the program again.
     
  3. gnarly

    gnarly Guest

    :D

    WOOHOO!!! Thanks Lonman that was the problem.

    I only run counter-strike, worldcraft, and win media player from my desktop.

    After playing counter-strike for about an hour i exited out to my desktop and tried to start up worldcraft, and got nothing, so i did what u said and it turned out counter-strike was still running even though i had exited out of it.

    As soon as i end tasked it worldcraft started up. :)

    Thanks so much for your advice,
    gnarly