I have a Dell It’s an Optiplex 745 with Vista. For the last several weeks it ‘stops responding’ and I can only power it off for ten seconds and restart it. Yesterday it said to run the windows start up repair. I left this on all day and I guess it wasn’t responding. I tried to go into repair and restore back to a date two weeks ago when it was somewhat fine. Same thing, it said ‘initializing’ for many hours and I had to power off.
I think my problem started in Outlook. When messages are transmitting, this is often when it stops responding and locks up. I have to run scan.pst often because it says there are corrupted files. (a whole other issue I guess)
Is there anything I can do besides a complete restore?? Why do computers stop responding?
I let it run for at least twelve hours and it just said initializing the entire time. I wasn’t sure if I should let it run all night. Can it take more than a day to run?
Thanks but nothing seems to work. I can not even boot up at all. If I press the F3 key like mad and try to boot with a disk, it says – Failed. If I press the F1 like mad and then F8, it only gives me the option to repair.
Sounds like I will need a complete restore but tryi to really avoid. I own a business and all of my info is on here. I backed up about a month ago but not since then.
I would suggest trying the system restore again, it can take a long time because it has to load registry entries and programs and all, just be patient and wait it out.
by: ♫♪ Ŝħàřòñà ♪♫
on: 4th May 08