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I have stopped services in task manager & when in a program, computer goes into a think mode

HP Pavillion Touchsmart all in one desktop PC
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit)

H5P59AA  I have stopped services in task manager and when working in any program, I get a blue round blinking on the screen which freezes the program.  I then have to wait 4 to 5 minutes for it to go back to normal to work in the program.  This started happening approximately 2 months ago.  I have not changed anything on my computer.

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I have stopped services in task manager & when in a program, computer goes into a think mode

@Lyndakm Welcome to HP Community!

Could you perhaps, include an image of the blinking round think mode, you are referring to? And does it happen on every application you attempt to use or is it specific to one application?

while you respond to that, here's a few things you can do:

 

First, let's start with performing a hard reset on the PC to release any excessive static/power that could have caused the issue. 

  

Turn off the computer. 

Disconnect all external connected peripheral devices such as USB storage devices, external displays, and printers. 

Unplug the AC adapter from the computer. 

Press and hold down the Power button for about 15 seconds to drain any residual electrical charge from the capacitors that protect the memory. 

Press the Power button to turn on the computer. 

If a startup menu opens, use the arrow keys to select Start Windows Normally, and then press the Enter key. 

  

Second, you can check if there is Bios update available for your PC, here is the link to download. 

  

Performing a test on the Hard drive as well as on the Memory from the Hardware diagnostics:  

  1. Hold the power button for at least five seconds to turn off the computer.

  2. Turn on the computer and immediately press Esc repeatedly, about once every second. When the menu appears, press the F2 key.
  3. On the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics (UEFI) main menu, click System Tests.

  4. Click Extensive Test.

  5. Click Run once, or Loop until error.

    While the test is running, the time remaining and test result for each component are shown on the screen. The test can take 2 or more hours to complete.

   NOTE:

If the diagnostics are not available when using the F2 menu, run the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics from a USB drive. To download the latest version of the diagnostics, go to the HP Hardware Diagnostics website. For instructions, see Testing from an external USB device.

Depending on the test results, If the test passes then I would suggest you perform a complete system recovery.  

Note: Recovery will wipe off everything from the computer. If you have anything important get in touch with some local stores to get your data backed up. 

  

Click here to know: How to perform each step. 

 

Keep us posted,

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Have a great day!

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