computer not responding

  charlton200 09:56 21 May 2008
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Hi all of a sudden my computers not responding properly.
i click on things and nothing, click the start button or favorites folders etc and nothing.
Sometimes it work and sometimes it very slow and some times its normal.
Whats going on with it please.
The only thing i have done lately is change from tiscali to o2 broadband and that was yesterday and it was working ok up to 2 hours ago.

  johndrew 10:08 21 May 2008

A bit more detail on your PC (OS etc) would help.

Have you re-booted?
Have you run your anti-virus/spyware?
Have you looked at `Task Manager` to see what`s running?
Have you installed/uninstalled anything recently?
Have you tried `Restore`?

  charlton200 10:16 21 May 2008

PC is a mesh windows xp 3 years old
I have rebooted about 6 times
I last run spyware yesteday and have not been on the internet since yesterday as i changed providers yesterday.
Have looked at task manager looks ok.
Intalled o2 yesterday and unistalled tiscali.
Don't want to try restore only as a last option as I just installed wireless yesterday.

The computer working a bit better at the moment but i am clicking 3 or 4 times on items just to get them to work when they should work in one click or 2.

  ^wave^ 10:22 21 May 2008

do a control alt delete brings up task manger see if the cpu is at 100% or close to it then look at what process is hogging it may give you a clue to what is happening

  charlton200 10:27 21 May 2008

Its around 2-10 %

How do i know whats hogging it

  Technotiger 10:29 21 May 2008

Failing all the above, it could be that your router needs to be re-set. To reset router disconnect its Power, wait ten seconds, then re-connect power to router.

  Technotiger 10:31 21 May 2008

If anything was hogging the CPU it would show as 50% and above. The only process which should be seen at about 97-98% is System Idle Process, this is normal.

  charlton200 10:43 21 May 2008

OK i have done that, computers still playing up.
I clicked on the IE icon once and 10 opened up.
Clicking on a text area is highlighting another area. this is odd.

  charlton200 10:43 21 May 2008

OK i have done that, computers still playing up.
I clicked on the IE icon once and 10 opened up.
Clicking on a text area is highlighting another area. this is odd.

  Technotiger 11:05 21 May 2008

Hmm, have a very close look at your keyboard - could be crumbs, or perhaps a drop of coffee or such, or something causing a key or keys to stick.

  Technotiger 11:06 21 May 2008

I have to go out now, but will look in again later.

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