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Frequent momentary cursor freezes

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  1. helpseeker

    helpseeker Thread Starter

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    I have a 2-yr old Duron 800 Win98SE machine with 256RAM. Just recently I started to experience frequent 'momentary' (maybe 5 seconds) freezes of the cursor. These things happen like every couple of minutes. In the absence of these freezes, the computer otherwise works fine. I've tried re-booting, de-fragmenting, and have only 2 or 3 apps open at once. Even with 3 apps open, my system resources are still at 60-70%.

    The only thing that has changed to the system in recent times is that about a month ago I switched monitors, but both are 17" SVGA.

    Any help in solving this really annoying problem will be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. mobo

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    Have you updated video drivers ?
     
  3. mobo

    mobo

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    If that doesn't help then :


    Please get Spybot S&D to clear out any spyware.
    http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?page=mirrors


    Install the program and open it.

    Before doing any scanning click Online and Search for Updates .
    Put a check mark at and install all updates .
    Click Check for Problems nd when the scan is finished have Spybot fix all it finds marked in red .


    Then after reboot :
    Download 'Hijack This! http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the " scan " button will change into a " save log " button.
    Press that, save the log , load it in Notepad, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.
     
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