Program Hang Ups



have been experiencing program hang ups (Microsoft Media Player & Outlook
Express). When I look at the Task Manager it shows 2
of the hung up programs running at the same time and I'm unable to end these
programs. The only way to clear the hang up is to restart windows. Anyone
experiencing this problem?

Wesley Vogel

Normally you can only start *one* instance each of Windows Media Player
(wmplayer.exe) and Outlook Express (msimn.exe).

UPDATE your antivirus software and run a full system scan.

UPDATE whatever anti-spyware applications that you have and run a full
system scan with each one.

You might want to start in Safe Mode to run your antivirus and anti-spyware

Running a full system antivirus scan or anti-spyware scan in Safe Mode can
be a good idea. Some viruses and other malware like to conceal themselves
in areas Windows protects while using them. Safe mode can prevent those
applications access and therefore unprotect the viruses or other malware
allowing for easier removal.

''In safe mode, you have access to only basic files and drivers
(mouse, monitor, keyboard, mass storage, base video, default system
services), just the minimum device drivers required to start Windows.''

Because of that some malware does not load in Safe Mode and is easier to get
rid of.

How to start Windows in Safe Mode Windows XP

Hope this helps. Let us know.

MS-MVP Windows Shell/User


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