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"System busy" ?


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wdc202

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About once a week my Aptiva desktop (with W98) acts erratically, stalls, and displays a message that the “system is busy.” As my mouse is then dead my only recourse is to power off and then back on. On rebooting everything is fine.

Just what is it that causes the system to go “busy?” Is it inadequate memory? Is there something I should be doing to prevent the condition?

Thanks for an education.
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Too many factors really, and also the fact Windows 98 and other versions of Windows around that time were capable of multi-tasking but you only needed one program to fail and it would quite often take the entire system down with it.
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That mini explanation is all I needed.

As the problem is relatively rare and easily fixed I won't worry about it. Thank you.
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