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  1. whitemage

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    so this is driving me insane. all of a sudden the hourglass (which is a big circle w/in a circle in windows 7 but i don't know how else to describe it) won't stop turning. i'm not trying to load or install anything. i can use the laptop as normal. whenever the cursor is in motion, it turns back into an arrow. but the second it stops moving it becomes the rotating circle again.

    windows defender and yahoo anti spy don't find any spyware/viruses. i installed a new version of spyware doctor earlier today, and it reports that it is disabled and i can't get it to turn on ( i keep clicking the "turn on" option, but nothing happens).

    this is super frustrating! please help :(
     
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    Re: "hourglass" (loading/wait) symbol keeps t

    Hello and Welcome !

    Seems a little odd. But to assist you better we need your System specification.

    Hope this helps,
    Captain
     
  3. samuria

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    Re: "hourglass" (loading/wait) symbol keeps t

    It sounds like you have something set to do something when idle so when you stop it goes to busy it could be a AV scan. malware scan disk defrag have you got anything like that set?
     
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    Re: "hourglass" (loading/wait) symbol keeps t

    you know, i figured it out. it was spyware doctor. the upgraded 2011 version crashes the whole thing and corrupts all the files. the loading symbol was the program trying to restart itself over and over. there was no window for this; it just kept flickering in and out of processes. i figured it out by systematically shutting things down until the loading symbol went away.
     
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    Re: "hourglass" (loading/wait) symbol keeps t

    Good work can we mark it as solved by user?
     
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