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Can Someone Guide Me Through This?


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#1 Paulabear

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:23 PM

Slow right clicking and slow Start>All Programs

Can someone guide me through this to fix this?

Detailed what is slow when I right click:
-Empty area on desktop
-Right clicking any type of folder
-Right clicking anything at all like programs, etc
-Right clicking anywhere inside of a folder

The only places where it's not slow is webpages. XD!

Edit:
It's also slow when I click on something and press "delete" on my keyboard.

Edited by Paulabear, 18 February 2008 - 04:38 PM.


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Posted 18 February 2008 - 06:47 PM

You may be low on memory. If I remember from your other thread in the Hardware forums you have 700mb of ram. How many programs run in the background For example: Antivirus, AIM, Yahoo messenger, etc. The more programs you have open at once the slower the computer will run with minimal memory.
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#3 Paulabear

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 08:31 PM

You may be low on memory. If I remember from your other thread in the Hardware forums you have 700mb of ram. How many programs run in the background For example: Antivirus, AIM, Yahoo messenger, etc. The more programs you have open at once the slower the computer will run with minimal memory.


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The thing is, that after I rightclick once, it goes smoothly afterwards.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:09 AM

It seems that ZoneAlarm, Firefox, and AIM are the culprits behind the memory loss.

Oh boy, Aim is truly a resource hog! It is an instant messenger, it does not need to be using that much memory.

I do not have much of a suggestion for you, but perhaps try an aim alternative (trillian, pidgin, etc)
Not saying that will solve your problem, but man, AIM is just sucking way too much RAM.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:37 AM

It seems that ZoneAlarm, Firefox, and AIM are the culprits behind the memory loss.

Oh boy, Aim is truly a resource hog! It is an instant messenger, it does not need to be using that much memory.

I do not have much of a suggestion for you, but perhaps try an aim alternative (trillian, pidgin, etc)
Not saying that will solve your problem, but man, AIM is just sucking way too much RAM.


Yes, that's when I have a couple IM's open.
Right now it's at 4MB

Even when I have nothing open I have a slow right click, though.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:47 AM

Can anyone else offer help?

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:13 AM

Have a look at this Tutorial and see if it helps. We can go from there if it doesn't. Have you decided whether or not your upgrading the ram? Windows XP will run on 512mb just ask Dachew ( A forum member ) he does it all day long, but if you use allot of programs at once you will need more memory.
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