Yesterday (on startup) I got the following message:
"This action cannot be completed because the other program is busy.
Choose 'Switch To' to activate the busy program and correct the problem"
[Switch To] [Retry] [Cancel]
'Switch To' or 'Retry' doesn't appear to accomplish anything ('Cancel' is deactivated). In fact, you can click anywhere on the message window and it will close. The OS will continue to load (although sluggishly). I had installed WinFaxPro the day before and assumed this may have caused the problem; so, I removed it from the Startup menu and tried again - no change. I then performed an uninstall and tried again - no change. This is a stand alone PC with (obviously) no shared devices. Something is going on in the background, but I can't figure out what it is. I estimate that loading any other programs is now taking between five and ten times as long. My Access db (12mb) is just crawling.
Any help greatly appreciated.