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by jimp_39 / April 2, 2008 8:33 PM PDT

For some unknown reason, I keep getting "Windows Mail not responding". I have tried system restore to another date but still have the problem. Vista Premium with 2 gig hard drive.

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How long have you been using computers?
by Dango517 / April 3, 2008 7:59 PM PDT
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Do you know how to run a check disk?
Do know what registry repair software is?


For your information, the Vista operating system alone can't run on a 2 gig hard drive. It will not fit. They haven't made a 2 GB hard drive since 1990, something, maybe 1980, something. Grin

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How long have you been using computers
by jimp_39 / April 3, 2008 9:00 PM PDT

Being a Senior Citizen I DONT know much about using computers, I was simply asking for help. I stand corrected, my laptop has a 160gb hard drive. My problems still persists. How do I run a chkdsk??? What is registry repair software.

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check disk
by Dango517 / April 3, 2008 10:44 PM PDT

To get to "check disk" take the following path. start> help and support> type "check disk" in "search help" box, click it> choose "Check your hard disk for errors", click it> choose "Click to open Computer", click it> right click on "local disk C:" click "properties"> choose the "tools" tab at the top, click it> in choose "error checking", click the "check now" button> an applet will appear, click the "scan for..........." box, both boxes should have check marks in them> click "start"> an applet will appear, click "Schedule disk check"> restart your computer> when it restarts it will run automatically. This may take an hour or more.

Did this fix the problem?

If this fixes it we'll skip the registry repair.

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Checkdisk and registry repair aren't likely to help ...
by Kees Bakker / April 3, 2008 9:16 PM PDT
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in my opinion. But a checkdisk won't harm either (feelings about registry repair are mixed).

http://searchwincomputing.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid68_gci1276029,00.html has some info on running chkdsk. Go into the command prompt, type chkdsk c: (+ enter) and confirm that you want it done at the next reboot. Then close the command prompt window, shutdown and reboot.

When are you getting this message about Windows mail not responding? And are there any other symptoms besides this message?

Kees

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checkdisk and registry repair
by jimp_39 / April 4, 2008 12:20 AM PDT

Hi again. I have managed to do the check disk and it appears to have solved the problem with Windows Mail. I get the message when I try to open an email in Windows Mail, the little icon just keeps spinning and when I go to close the page, that is when I get the message ''Windows Mail not responding''. On restarting Windows Mail -- Windows Mail did not shut down properly.
Thanks for your help, anymore would be a bonus.

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