Just been to a friend who says his computer is very slow. What he meant was, when using MS Word, Excel or Publisher and clicks on the menu’s like File, Edit, View, Insert, etc. the dropdown menu takes it’s time to show up. All other programmes he has on his computer the dropdown menu’s appear instantly. PC is a Duron 1300, 256kb ram 40gb hard disk running windows 98SE. Problem just appeared, I am told. He now tells me that if he installs anything that needs a “Restart” the PC doesn’t. He has to physically switch it off and restart which then comes up with “Safe Mode” and then he has to go to “Start” “Shutdown” “Shutdown” and then reboot to get it going again? Any offers? (not for the computer, but the problem)
scotty, Yep been there, done that, got the T-shirt. Used Norton Utilities to do a System Check and a Speed Disk. Made no difference. Still got "instant menu" from all other programmes except those marked "microsoft"
Has he by any chance enabled the "speech facility" in Office, this is known to slow office applications down. Easy to find out, just look to the toolbar in Word or any Office program and look to see if a microphone Icon is showing. j.
No, fast find is not enabled, nor is speech facility. It was working fine up until fairly recently. Only thing he has installed since then is "Wordperfect" because he is used that WP. Would that have caused the problem?
If that doesn't work try (in Windows 98)right click on the desktop, choose Properties, and select the Effects tab. Uncheck the Use transition effects for menus and tool tips option and see if that has any effect