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Some computer help is needed.
« on: March 14, 2010, 09:09:36 PM »
Basically put, I need some advice/help on something concerning my computer.

Several weeks ago I was having some issues. Whenever I would try and save something, such as a word document, the Save As window came up....but then froze, giving me the '(Not Responding)' deal. And then the program would have to close entirely. It also did that on my Y!M when I tried to save a few conversations from my archives into my documents.

Then it stopped acting this way for about a week or so and started up again last night when I tried saving a document.

I use OpenOffice, if that might help at all for any reason.

But I just can't figure out what's wrong here and it's getting very aggravating, because I can't save ANY documents and that is a very big problem for me.  =\

If anyone can help or knows what is going on, please tell me or help so I can get this cleared up. Please, please, please.


Offline Serephino

Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2010, 09:36:54 PM »
My first thought would be a virus.  Check out the resources for a healthy computer thread.  And if all else fails, unless you have Vista, a system restore will usually fix the problem.  And if you have Vista, that's the problem...

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Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2010, 09:49:10 PM »
My first thought would be a virus.  Check out the resources for a healthy computer thread.  And if all else fails, unless you have Vista, a system restore will usually fix the problem.  And if you have Vista, that's the problem...


I don't have any viruses.

And I do have Vista. But this issue just started recently. I've never had problems like this in the past.

Which is another reason why I'm at a loss here.  =\

Offline Vekseid

Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2010, 10:39:15 PM »
Open up the task manager and see what's hogging resources during these points?

Offline DrFier

Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2010, 10:46:23 PM »
Does it give you the recovery prompt when you launch it again? It should. If not, try using windows explorer to make the file before you write anything.

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Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2010, 11:58:15 PM »
Does it give you the recovery prompt when you launch it again? It should. If not, try using windows explorer to make the file before you write anything.

Yeah. It recovers it. But it won't save it at all and I need it to save...




Edit:

Wow.... It, uh, just saved it.   *blinks*

And I haven't even done anything. But will it save something else?    ><;
« Last Edit: March 15, 2010, 12:00:19 AM by Ghost »

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Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2010, 12:01:01 AM »
Open up the task manager and see what's hogging resources during these points?

I will keep that in mind for when/if it happens again.  *nods*

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Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2010, 12:44:15 AM »
Okay, so.... Yesterday OpenOffice wouldn't let me save anything. Then it stopped messing up and I could save stuff.

It was fine ALL day today.

Now it won't let me OPEN things.

What. The. Fuck. I don't get it.   >=|

Offline Caeli

Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2010, 12:57:15 AM »
Maybe try uninstalling and reinstalling it? :/ It sounds like the program is corrupted or something.

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Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2010, 12:59:45 AM »
Maybe try uninstalling and reinstalling it? :/ It sounds like the program is corrupted or something.

Hrm. That is a thought, yes.

I will do that if it's still acting up later. But for now.... I need to go to bed and get some rest. Then I'll have to see what it's doing later on.

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Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2010, 01:53:33 AM »
Vekseid had a point. If it is doing it randomly, it is probably because something is hogging your resources. Hit Ctrl + Alt + Del and sort by CPU usage. Something is probably hogging your CPU and explorer can't save the file at those time.

Also, where exactly are you saving these documents? Sometimes it is where or what you are saving them too that can be the problem. For example, It takes a while for a document to be saved on an external device sometimes if the drivers are bad or old.

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Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2010, 01:22:17 PM »
Vekseid had a point. If it is doing it randomly, it is probably because something is hogging your resources. Hit Ctrl + Alt + Del and sort by CPU usage. Something is probably hogging your CPU and explorer can't save the file at those time.

Also, where exactly are you saving these documents? Sometimes it is where or what you are saving them too that can be the problem. For example, It takes a while for a document to be saved on an external device sometimes if the drivers are bad or old.

I tried looking and couldn't tell if anything was hogging up resources.

And I'm saving the documents in my Documents here on my laptop. I've never had problems saving anything there EVER.    =\

Offline DrFier

Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2010, 01:26:03 PM »
Click the memory tab on top, that will sort the programs in order of memory usage. should be obvious what is in the top spots.

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Re: Some computer help is needed.
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2010, 01:35:52 PM »
It says that OpenOffice is the top one. After that is Internet Explorer and then Desktop Window Manager.