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Common Folder - Driver - Common OS

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by dot48, Jul 14, 2008.

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    I have a Compaq Presario about 3 years old with Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2.

    In the last 2 days, when I turn it on, a folder comes up with the start up programs. It is called Common. Inside the folder are 3 other folders called com_os, win2k_xp and win9x_me.

    It wouldn't be something I would pay attention to except that at the same time as this started happening, my computer started slowing down, programs don't shut down and it takes over 10 minutes and a lot of "cycling" before the computer shuts down. It also "cycles" a lot while it is on.

    I use NOD 32 by ESET as my virus control program, it is up-to-date and it isn't showing any problem with the system.

    What could be wrong and how do I fix it?
     
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