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jamespond

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Can anyone tell me how to find out if a program is causing my computer to slow down.

I have 256mb of memory and the only thing running at the moment is AOL.

For example if i right click on the desktop and select properties it is taking about 30-40 seconds for the screen to open.

I have closed all the applications by the clock that i can except for NAV.
 
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Athalonxp1800gu

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#2
....restart lately? If you have use ctrl alt delete and see if there is any unusual processes running
 
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Athalonxp1800gu

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#4
wait a minute...

I re-read your post and i found the problem!!!
your using aol!:D :p
 
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jamespond

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#5
I restarted and defregged the hard drive but still running slow, there is no unusual programs running and the harddrive is only half full, so i dont think i need to format.

Any more ideas???????????
 
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gilgamex

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Check your processes in the task manager. If you are doing nothing with your system, "System Idle Process" should be at 99%. You can see if any other porcesses are sucking away cpu cycles. AOL could be your problem, besides the ISP being crap, the software is famously unstable. A fresh format/load of windows would almost certainly fix your problem though.
 

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