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What's Wrong With My Computer?  
User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1640 posts, RR: 20
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

Hello all-
I have been having some problems with the speed of my computer lately. The computer slows dramatically on Internet Explorer when either typing sentences quickly (when I stop typing, the words appear after a few seconds) or scrolling up and down big pages that have a lot of text (such as Word Association in this forum). The scrolling is "delayed" a few seconds after I move the scroll wheel on the mouse. PC Details:

Pentium II (I'm not sure, but I'll guess 500MHz, I know it sucks)
128MB RAM
19 gig HD (12.5GB used)
Windows 98

I've never experienced this problem before a few weeks ago and I haven't made any drastic changes to the system. Any ideas? Has this happened to anyone? Is it a memory problem? Thanks in advance!
-N243NW Big grin


B-52s don't take off. They scare the ground away.
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User currently offlinePilothighflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Try Defragging the Hard Drive?
If not u might wanna give that ago
Also you could upgrade your ram to 256MB, that might help with the lagging

~Robert


User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Yes, I've also the same problem, never happened till last week.

9V-SVA



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User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

Virus! Virus! Virus!

I posted a thread about this last Sunday.

These viruses try to read what you type from your keyboard, such as password. That's why there is a delay between when you type and when it appears on the screen.



Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
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