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Computer Frequently Pauses - 4 Clicks - Then works fine


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#1 d2usher

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:58 PM

My computer seems to be periodically running some sort of check. I can be in outlook, IE7, or a word document as an example, and ever minute or so, the blue bar at the top of the screen with turn light colored blue, and I will hear a click, a pause, and then three more clicks. After the fourth click, the bar will return to blue and I can finished what i was working on. If I try to type during this 5 seconds or so, no keystrokes are recorded. What I don't know is how to try to diagnose what is taking over my machine every minute or so.

Funny as I write this, I just realized, my outlook checks my mail every minute, and I bet that is what's causing the clicking. I have since disabled the automatic send/receive and the clicking has stopped. I guess my question has now morphed into why would the simple act of send/receive mail cause my computer to pause so? I am running outlook 2003 on a Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00 GHz with 1.00 GB of RAM.

I appreciate anyone's thoughts!
Thanks.

Dave.

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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 05:44 AM

Could be a dying hard drive, and what blue bar are you talking about?




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