Every so often my windows xp (pro) machine slows right down and has the following strange symptoms:
- Run dialouge box (windows key + R) wont open
- My computer wont show contents, just displays "searching for items"
- Typing characters is very slow (several seconds delay when pressing keys)
- Processes do not disapear from Task Manager when closed.
It has all these symptoms at the same time, and I have a feeling that it might be something to do with the nVidia software. Also let me just say that it is NOT spyware/virus etc before someone says it. Also, RAM has been tested, and its not overheating (42 degrees).
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ 1mb Cache Gigabyte K8N Ultra SLI 2GB x PC3200 DDR RAM 3 x 250 GB SATA HDD Raid 5 Gigabyte 6600 Turbo 256MB PCIe
Update: I Dont have the problem with opening/closing programs you do with yours, mine seems very specific and does not effect all everything. I notice that if I right-click on the taskbar button for a program there is an nVidia options menu, however when the system is doing the whole slow/crash thing, the nvidia menus have gone, Does anyone know of nvidia software causing problems?