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Windows 2k freezes for 1 minute every time I click the start button only.

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I have Windows 2000 and works normal except when I click into the Start button then freezes around one minute and then I can continue working normally. If I click again it will freeze again.
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Question by:arturoag
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by:Casca1
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What happens when you launch Internet Explorer?
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by:sunray_2003
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Check for spywares and virus

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online virus scanner:
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http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ 

http://security.symantec.com/

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http://www.pcpitstop.com/antivirus/default.asp 

DOS based : http://www.f-prot.com/download/download_fpdos.html

You may want to do these if problem continues

Inplace upgrade of windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292175

 Repairing, Recovering, and Restoring an Installation of Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;268106

Sunray
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by:arturoag
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When I launch Internet Explorer or  if I click in "My Documents" folder icon (in my desktop)works OK.
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by:Casca1
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Hmmmm...
What services running? Open task manager, and list the process' running.
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shaic earned 125 total points
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You might have a shortcut in the start menu pointing to a non existing network computer.
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