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XP Home Acting Sluggish

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I've got XP Home and I'm pretty certain this isn't a spyware issue (I run Adaware, Spybot and Win Patrol pretty religiously).

Over the course a few hours of use, the same thing happens again and again: First MS Word will start to be sluggish. When I backspace, it won't respond immediately. It hesitates a bit before completing the command.

Then I'll find that I can't use the minimized tabs in the taskbar to switch from one open app to another. I'll have to use the minimize button at the top right.

Then, if I step away for a moment and come back (and my screen saver is running), I have to do control-alt-delete to get back to my desktop and the task bar is gone. Then I have to reboot and it starts all over again.

This has been going on for two days now - ever since Friday night's Windows Update.

Also, I want to add that if I do control-alt-delete, there's a strange thing running in my windows task manager:

Any advice would be super appreciated!


Edited by dianab9311, 27 November 2005 - 09:28 AM.

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Try a System Restore to a date prior to your problem starting,

You will not lose any files or data.

Click on Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore and select Restore my Computer to an Earlier Time.

Follow the prompts. Select a date just prior to your problem starting.

Edited by 1069, 27 November 2005 - 10:02 AM.

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