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    Slow PC

    I am trying to help some with a Win98se PC that tends to slow down. We can tell when this happens by the erratic movement of the cursor when he tries to move it. It is like the PC is almost crashing without crashing. What could cause this. I have never seen this happen on my Win98Se PC. We have changed the mouse assuming it was defective but that did not cure the problem.
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    Re: Slow PC

    How much empty disk space do you have?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Slow PC

    59 Gb on a 60 Gb hard drivre.
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    Re: Slow PC

    How much real memory does the PC have?

    And when was the hard disk last defragmented?

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    Re: Slow PC

    That is 59 FREE space, right?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Slow PC

    How do I check for real memory?
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    Re: Slow PC

    Yes Dave A that is free space and to John Gray a defrag was done less than an hour ago.
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    Re: Slow PC

    Have you scanned the PC for spyware with an up-to-date program (see Anti Adware, Spyware, Hijack)?
    Same for viruses.

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    Re: Slow PC

    In Windows 98 (and elsewhere!), the amount of real memory is found at the bottom of the window which results from Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System.

    If you are using a mere 1 GB of hard disk space, it seems that there's very little installed on the PC, since my C:Windows directory (and subdirectories) occupies over 700 MB of disk space.

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    Re: Slow PC

    256 Ram
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    Re: Slow PC

    That should be enough RAM for Windows 98.

    My only suggestion now is to follow Hans' advice!

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    Re: Slow PC

    We have scaned for spyware,malware, viruses and found nothing. Something is causing that PC to lock up like that.
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    Re: Slow PC

    What kind of mouse is installed?
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    Re: Slow PC

    We have tried two different types. One is a MS track ball, and the other is a MS optical.
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    Re: Slow PC

    Was a Logitech mouse (with MouseWare software) ever installed on this machine?
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