Posted 29 March 2006 - 10:50 PM
I have an old Win 98 machine that's like that. But I'm usually deleting a large group of files, perhaps a hundred of them, at one time. It's an old 233mhz processor and it seems to slow a lot on some tasks.
It's probably a bit late to be doing maintenance on the drive, but regular defragging of the drive can speed things up. But more memory and a faster processor can really make it go more quickly.
You can delete more than one file at a time. Click on one file, then hold down the control key and click on other files you wish to delete until you have a number of them highlighted. Then press the Delete key. If you want to bypass the recycle bin, hold down the Shift key while pressing the Delete key. And don't forget to clean your recycle bin or the files will still be on the computer.