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#1 Pompeoca

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:32 AM

For the last 6 months I have had an hourglass flashing next to my cursor. I defragmented and ran a scan on my computer and still have it. Is this a virus or spyware?

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:39 AM

What do you mean by flashing, blinking on and off?

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:45 AM

No matter were the cursor is on the screen it looks like it wants to load something...hence the hourglass icon...but I am not doing any other application.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:54 AM

I see from you other topic that your computer has been running slow, could you please tell us how much RAM you have, how large is you hared drive and how much free space does it have?

To see the amount of RAM look in System Information.

Go to Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Information. Scroll down the list till you find Total Physical Memory, this your RAM.

To find the capacity and free space of your hard drive go to Start> My Computer and move you pointer over you hard drive, this usually is your C: drive, this will show you the Free Space and Total Size.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:59 AM

RAM 1,024

Free space125g
Total size 169g

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:07 AM

Does the hourglass show continuously?

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:11 AM

It is a sporadic ..... more of a nuisance .

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:19 AM

In the Task Manager applications will not appear until they are completely opened, so when you see the hourglass open the Task Manager and click on the Applications tab. Look to see what applications are running at the time, and when the hour glass disappears look in the Task Manager to see what application opens.

To access the Task manager press Ctrl + Alt + Delete

Does it take a long time for application to open?

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 09:25 AM

I have 2 applications running...Firefox and Yahoo and both are running .




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