windows slowdown problem

  Tim 21:23 17 Jan 2003
  Tim 21:23 17 Jan 2003

PC details:-
Processor P3 /500
Memory 256M SDRAM
Graphics (onboard) Nvidia TNT AGP 16M SDRAM 3D
Sound (onboard) creative SB Audio PCI 64V
Motherboard Intel SR 440 BX
Hard drive 1 Standard type 47 12GB
Hard drive 2 Standard type 47 20GB (2 partitions)
DVD and CD R/W drives

Running W98SE
Norton Antivirus 2000
Display running in 1024 x 768 true colour 32bit
NTL cable modem

After running the PC for a few hours the windows clock slows down. It loses about 30 minutes in four hours. During this time the mouse pointer becomes erratic and sometimes cannot be controlled at all The mouse pointer problem is more prominent when using the internet. The mouse rollers are clean.
Rebooting the system and the time reverts to the correct time thus eliminating the motherboard clock. I regularly update the virus identities, and have found no viruses performing a complete system check.

  woodchip 21:38 17 Jan 2003

How much free space have you on your hard drive

  Tim 21:59 17 Jan 2003

Windows-managed swap file on drive C (4623MB free)
Available space on drive C: 4623MB of 12405MB (FAT32)
Available space on drive D: 3849MB of 9889MB (FAT32)
Available space on drive E: 3115MB of 9631MB (FAT32)

  woodchip 22:08 17 Jan 2003

Have you done any maintenance on your comp of late ie. Clear temps internet temps defrag etc, if you have done this try downloading and running Cacheman.exe you may have a memory leak in one of your programs

  Tim 22:34 17 Jan 2003

yes I have cleared temps and I defrag regularly.
Where do I find cacheman.exe?

  Tim 22:40 17 Jan 2003

Sorry woodchip I have found cacheman.exe

  woodchip 22:43 17 Jan 2003
  woodchip 22:51 17 Jan 2003

You will find common settings in the menu for your version of windows

  Tim 16:41 21 Jan 2003

did as woodchip advised and have resolved the mouse problem but am still left with the clock problem anyone else have any ideas?

  woodchip 23:17 21 Jan 2003

Have you tried running SFC from the run box put your windows disc in before you run it. just type SFC in run hit enter under settings in sfc you can check for deleted files and changed files but I should do one at a time run first without any other box's ticked in sfc just press run, then if no better try looking for deleted files if things do not improve

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