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Maj Dad

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For some reason my computer using XP Home has started to freeze for several seconds or several minutes at a time. If for example I have a file I want to "copy" or "send to", when I scroll down the list the highlighted request on the menu will just freeze before I get to what I want. If I choose "send to", I can only highlight the "send to" on the menu but it will not go any further. The drop down menu will not go away and for several minutes I can't do anything.

I have run "msconfig" and disabled all the programs I could and run in safe mode without any change. When I run task manager in the Performance tab I see large spikes under CPU History. When I go to the Processes tab the only thing that I can see that uses lots of the CPU is the "svchost.ext" (from 02 to about 58z%).

I have so many programs I really hate to have to re-format the drive. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.

Thanks Maj Dad
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Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit, select all, right click any file, click delete and confirm

Use msconfig, click start up, click disable all then replace the ticks for the firewall, anti virus and any anti spyware programmes, click apply and reboot
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