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"MyComputer" icon will hang from time to time


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SOS44

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Sometime while using the computer and attempting to access the "MyComputer" icon, the system will hang. Display is empty. Must use TaskManager and kill the process.

If you reboot the system (windows98SE) everything comes back. You can use the Floppy or CD device, again. Then after an undetermine amount of time (15 mins, 1/2 hour or even sometimes upto 4 hours) it hangs again and the Icon is un-useable.

I have eliminated all possible viruses and adware processes that I know of. Still no luck.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

thanks

Sean.
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blimey, that's an odd one - new to me

First off - check to see that everything on system is good - have you relied on the drivers installed by Windows 98SE when installing it? Might be an idea to look at your system components and go to the individual vendor web sites to see about getting current drivers - also check out your pc vendors website if it's a branded box.

Meantime - right-click my computer (assuming that works), click on Properties and then Device Manager.

go the long way round if you like, start -- settings -- control panel -- system -- device manager.

any probs here? Look for devices with either exclamation marks or question marks next to them. Any red crosses - that means it's disabled.

Vague, but it's a starting point - thought something would be good as you've had no response to date.

Also, if it is a badged pc - you may have the 98 installation disc that came with the pc? Better to use this, than any other.

Sometimes blips can even be down to driver support for chipsets on the motherboard, not just major components like hard drive, video card etc..

daveB - LinuxWannabee :tazz:
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Thanks DaveB

will try this out and let you know.

appreciate the reply. More of a mainframe user (older systems).

Don't work on PC's much.

Cheers!

Sean.
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