After some time Programs Won't Start In Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Phonix644, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Phonix644

    Phonix644 Guest

    Okay Guys,

    I've been having this really annowing problem where after a whil
    (about 10 - 20 minutes, can be 5 minutes) no programs will start.
    double click on them and they will not start. It has the mouse and it i
    got the loading sign for 5 seconds then it goes of and nothin

    I also sometimes i get this blue screen error that say

    Any Help Would We Very Much Appreciated

    My Specs:
    Core 2 Duo 7500 2.53 Ghz
    9500 GT 512mb
    1TB Hard Disk
    4gb Ram

    Pleas Help, Thanks Guys
    Phonix644, Oct 25, 2009
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  2. Phonix644

    Chuck Guest

    A quickie reply is that 'IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL' can be the result of a
    hardware problem, or a software (usually driver) problem.
    Your "(about 10 - 20 minutes, can be 5 minutes)" statement seems to indicate
    that there likely is a hardware heat related problem.
    Is the processor cooling fan running properly?
    How about the Video card cooling fan?
    Power supply fan? (usually not involved, but since you are poking around--)
    Case fan(s)?
    Check the inside of the P/C for excessive dust buildup.
    Do you have any plug in I/O cards other than the video card?
    Chuck, Oct 25, 2009
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  3. Phonix644

    Phonix644 Guest

    Thanks Chuck For Your Really Quick Reply,

    I'm not exactly sure how I did it but now programs in Vista are working
    after hours but much appreciated for your help. I was just running
    windows in safe mode for a long time, then went back to the normal mode
    and it was working. I had tried starting my computer in safe mode before
    but not for a very long time. Maybe you have to start it in safe mode
    and then use 1-click maintence, a program part of Tuneup Utilites
    because thats what I did.

    Oh by the way also the Blue Screen error has been coming up for a while
    now which is also good (this stoped at the same time as my other
    problem). I shoyld have mentioned the important part though that there
    are some numbers at the bottem of the Blue Screen like '0x0000000a'
    something like that and i find out that this is a driver problem. This
    was a few days ago and i figured out that the numbers are a dirver
    issue. I screwed around with my keyboard drivers (beacause it had a
    caution sign on it) and stuffed it up. Got it back after some effort but
    dont want to screw with it again. But thanks for you quick reply again

    Phonix644, Oct 25, 2009
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