Computer keeps pausing

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by PantheonDC, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. PantheonDC

    PantheonDC Guest

    Windows 98 SE, When I start up my computer everything looks OK but when I
    starting using it it keeps pausing for a second or so. I've changed the
    mouse for a new one that works on another pc. I've noticed that it happens
    more frequently the longer the pc is on. I've also noticed that the pausing
    coincides with activity on the hard disk. I tried a moving screen saver as a
    test and sure enough the movement stops when the hard disk is active. The
    hard disk seems to be active even when I'm not doing anything on the pc.
    I've recently moved the pc. to another location, although the problem was
    there before moving it it's now at the stage where the pc. is almost
    unusable unless I reboot and then it's OK for 15 minutes or so. I've
    reinstalled Windows and all the drivers I have but I still cant cure, I was
    wondering if it was a memory problem, I have 128m of RAM. I'm happy to
    format the C drive if that would help. I would be gratefull for any help.
    PantheonDC, Dec 14, 2004
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  2. The only thing I've ever questioned was that little reading
    comprehension problem you have.
    When you are finished, would you mind wiping the froth off your chin?
    Perhaps they are only pretending to be going to have to do some
    troubleshooting:. What is it to you?
    Lady Chatterly, Dec 14, 2004
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  3. PantheonDC

    Mr Spite Guest

    hardware driver most likely...
    Mr Spite, Dec 14, 2004
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