I am having endless probelms with the Win7 'Not Responding' message in various applications. Laptop gets slower and refuses to open programs after about 3 hours. Have to reboot, also after some not responding messages I have to reboot.
Sometimes with the not responding problem in Outlook Express it deletes the emails. Not nice.
Everywhere on the web people are having similiar problems. Purchased Pro new and ok for a few months and then the prblems started.
Can you please tell us which Satellite Pro notebook do you have.
As you can see on the top of the page this forum is user-to-user forum so here you can discuss with other people who own Toshiba notebooks and want to share own experiences and opinions. Here you will not find some official statement.
Back to your issue: you are right, many people have similar problem and many other different problems, especially issues when notebook is slow. My opinion is that in most cases people have not powerful enough notebooks, they don’t have optimized operating system, and in general there are many different things that make notebook slow.
I don’t know how do you use your notebook, do you still use original OS that you got with your notebook and which settings do you use and it is not easy to say what is wrong there. Your notebook with 2GB RAM is not the fastest one so I would like to know have you tried to optimize os.
Have you disabled some applications in start-up?
Which antivirus application do you use?
Are windows updates set to “Automatic”?
Many background activities can slow down your notebook or be responsible for some conflicts.
Notebook is slow… well… As suggested by Dr.lamp: notebooks performance issues might be related to different reasons… the system might be muddled up, the background processes might lock and stress the CPU… of course it could be also an hardware issue like HDD malfunction, corrupt partitions or similar…
First of all I would recommend cleaning the OS using some freeware tools like CCleaner or similar… clean registry and remove temporal stored files…
Next step should be an check of running processes in the background.
Disable not necessary processes in msconfig
Check if some antivirus software does not block the OS…