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Prolonged "busy" Cursor
« on: Fri May 16, 2008 - 18:21:39 »
I am running Windows XP on a computer with 512meg of RAM and a 2.26GHz processor.  Lately when I right-click on an icon to get a menu, I get a busy cursor for several seconds, perhaps half a minute, even when I have plenty of free RAM and low drain on the processor.  What would cause this, and what might be the cure?

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Prolonged "busy" Cursor
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Re: Prolonged "busy" Cursor
« Reply #1 on: Sat May 17, 2008 - 18:30:23 »
There could be programs running in the background that will spike your ram or processor usage.  Go into the Task Manager and click on "Processes."   See if there is anything that you do not recognize.

Also, if your computer is an older one, there may be programs that start up automatically that you do not use or need anymore.  Go to the start menu, click on "Run" and type "msconfig"  That will bring up a box that lets you select which programs and processes will run when the computer starts up.

I hope some of this helps.

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Re: Prolonged "busy" Cursor
« Reply #2 on: Sat May 17, 2008 - 21:12:37 »
I have already checked my processor and RAM as you suggested, but there doesn't seem to be anything draining either.  I have been told, however, that tracking cookies can have that kind of effect on a system.  Have you ever hear of that?

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Re: Prolonged "busy" Cursor
« Reply #3 on: Sat May 17, 2008 - 22:35:06 »
They can...I would recommend using AdAware.  It is a free spybot/cookie/nasty little registry bug seeker and destroyer.

It is free and can be downloaded at www.lavasoft.com

I have used it for years...combined with Norton 360, I have very little problems with my computers.

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Re: Prolonged "busy" Cursor
« Reply #4 on: Sun May 18, 2008 - 06:57:16 »
I use Spybot S&D, and have tried using Addaware alongside, but they were incompatible in the past.  Has that changed now?

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Re: Prolonged "busy" Cursor
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