WIN ME. Hi everyone! My Pc's been behaving a bit oddly over the last couple of days??? It's taking a while, 30 seconds or more to respond to commands, even the cursor is taking time to respond when I move the mouse about. I noticed yesterday that the time on my PC was about 2 hours behind? However, when I started it up this morning the time was correct and things seem to be running as normal but after having the PC on for a couple of hours it start doing the above agian. I recently installed a new printer and this problem started the day after. I was going to uninstall it yesterday and when I went into the control panel there was 2 of everything??? Any ideas anyone??? Cheers T.
run msconfig,selective startup, and uncheck all programs that begin at startup. They will then load into memory only when needed. When the computer seems to be running slowly look at task manager and note the names of the running progs. Typing these into google will tell you what they do.
Thanks Guys, I don't think this is a resources problem, I have previously disabled all unnecessary start up programmes in the past. My Pc is usually running well, this problem just seemed to happen over night! Im still confused as to why the clock lost 2 hours yesterday but sorted it's self out today??? Ive run Adware and anti virus and no problems there. I tried to run system restore as Lazer suggests but I cant seem to find out how to change the date?? I want to get it back to the 6th. Thanks T.
Sounds rather like the RAM is gradually being filled up to me. That was quite a major problem with Windows ME.
I agree with the people suggesting selective startups. If the problem started after installing a printer, try to get updated drivers for it as it may be the driver which is eating into your system's resources.