Windows 10: Typing, stops and blue circle appears

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  1.    12 Mar 2016 #11

    Thank you for responding, I will:
    Processor AMD A6 7310 APU AMD Radeon R4 Graphics 2.00GHZ
    Ram: 6.00 GHZ 4.94 useable
    Also I sometimes think when I have my PC on and walk away for an hour comeback etc, or have been using pc quite a bit, it seems as though it acts as though its memory is so full of junk it just cant function..like its all stressed out. With my last pc I would shut it down to give it a rest.. I know this doesn't sound very technical.
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       13 Mar 2016 #12

    dearelliot said: View Post
    Thank you for responding, I will:
    Processor AMD A6 7310 APU AMD Radeon R4 Graphics 2.00GHZ
    Ram: 6.00 GHZ 4.94 useable
    Also I sometimes think when I have my PC on and walk away for an hour comeback etc, or have been using pc quite a bit, it seems as though it acts as though its memory is so full of junk it just cant function..like its all stressed out. With my last pc I would shut it down to give it a rest.. I know this doesn't sound very technical.
    You're welcome. You are explaining things quite well. I think you meant to use Gigabytes (GB) for RAM, which is the amount of bytes RAM can hold. Gigahertz (GHZ) is the speed at which the central processing unit (CPU) works.

    6 GBs of RAM should be quite sufficient for what you do. "4.94 useable" is what's stumping me. It's a 64 bit system so it should use all of RAM if need be. I'm wondering if there's a RAM strip that's gone bad.

    Here's a simple diagnostic tool to use to test at different levels: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...spotlight.aspx

    Here's a more extensive test recommended by this forum where one needs a USB stick (thumb) drive to diagnose at different levels: MemTest86+ - Test RAM

    And again, you may want to refer to the Dell support site that may have diagnostic tools: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/...02906856251662


    Found this via a search on that page of your model: http://pilot.search.dell.com/Dell%20inspiron%203655

    Be careful and back up all your important files on a different drive (preferably external) in case anything goes wrong. As you may know, that should be performed on a regular basis.
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  3.    15 Mar 2016 #13

    Thank you, I will try also I called Dell and they will go into my pc with me and look, just cant get the time ..will try soon. Its good I'm retired, I have less time now than when I was working.
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  4.    15 Mar 2016 #14

    I worry about downloading ..I have already picked up a couple of leeches that seem impossible to peel off. One sort of Driver updates, and another whatever, continually asking me to upgrade.
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       15 Mar 2016 #15

    dearelliot said: View Post
    Thank you, I will try also I called Dell and they will go into my pc with me and look, just cant get the time ..will try soon. Its good I'm retired, I have less time now than when I was working.
    I hear you there. I'm freshly retired.

    dearelliot said: View Post
    I worry about downloading ..I have already picked up a couple of leeches that seem impossible to peel off. One sort of Driver updates, and another whatever, continually asking me to upgrade.
    Oh? Adware or a legit update for your system? What do the state they are for?
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  6.    17 Mar 2016 #16

    Slimcleaner plus is one and another is "Driver update available " unsure where that update is from..other than there is a large i .
    I have little faith in receiving ads that an Update is available "do I wish to download." .as in the past I found Ive downloaded something I don't want or need.
    I'm nor sure "Ignorance is bliss"
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       17 Mar 2016 #17

    dearelliot said: View Post
    Slimcleaner plus is one and another is "Driver update available " unsure where that update is from..other than there is a large i .
    I have little faith in receiving ads that an Update is available "do I wish to download." .as in the past I found Ive downloaded something I don't want or need.
    I'm nor sure "Ignorance is bliss"
    Slimcleaner plus is crapware that probably came with the system. I wouldn't use it and would uninstall it myself.

    The driver update seems to be legit. I'd click on it and see what it's for.

    How's your original problem? Any success?
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  •    17 Mar 2016 #18

    old problem ...well it hasn't reoccurred ..and I don't know why, but so far the spin ing blue doughnut hasn't been back.
    Thank you for your help,
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       17 Mar 2016 #19

    dearelliot said: View Post
    old problem ...well it hasn't reoccurred ..and I don't know why, but so far the spin ing blue doughnut hasn't been back.
    Thank you for your help,
    You're quite welcome, dearelliot. Please don't hesitate to ask any more questions if need be.
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  •    31 Oct 2016 #20

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    That's ok, dearelliot. None of us here are rocket scientists that I know of.

    It is in fact the blue spinning "busy donut". You described what it's doing very well.

    If you want, please push the Windows key + I and select System, then About to get to the screen below. Would you please report what the Processor and the RAM are? We'd get better insight in this.

    Attachment 69123
    I currently have the same problem; only more severe. I type in Outlook, this forum, Word documents, virtually everywhere and the letters do not appear, the cursor disappears, the error bell rings and I need to use the touchpad to reset. I have attempted many of the suggested fixes. Nothing I tried has helped. I did a clean boot and tried to analyze the task manager system information to no avail.
    The task manager disk percent was peaking in the mid-nineties. Is that a problem?
    And, I could not paste my system configuration here for some reason. What other information is needed?
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