I can put more RAM in, obviously, but the two systems are comprable in the way they are configured and with the tasks they run. The second system isn't anywhere near as slow as this one, leading me to suspect something is wrong with the first machine that RAM might not fix.
I'm getting a lot of those Not Responding bars whenever I go to click on sometihng for the browser or even Word. The screensaver (a scrolling word set with the Windows default screen, again, for years) freezes all the time now. It's just random.
I am going to go through and delete the processes as suggested and will let you know how it goes.
Windows has been on the machine for three years with no trouble until recently. I upgraded to the Sheild last month because the new AVG kept giving me error messages when I went to download the upgrades.
Is there anything else I can do?
Edited by LadyinPA, 08 October 2008 - 05:52 PM.