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Apacheblue (Apacheblue)
Username: Apacheblue

Registered: 8-2003
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 5:31 am:   

The system is Windows 98se. A SFC.exe has been performed ... a scandisk using the "thorough" option has been done .... defrag completed.... there are no viruses.... MSCONFIG has been done to use Selective Startup to disable unnecessary startup items....THE PROBLEM: When I right-click on the desktop to open the menu from the mouse, I see the hourglass. After a period of time, I use Ctrl+Alt+Del to view the Task Manager. In the Task Manager I see "Explorer [not responding]". This system is also very slow in bringing up Control Panel. Otherwise, everything works fine. What am I to be looking for to fix? Thanks.
Moderator (Es)
Username: Es

Registered: 6-2003
Posted on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 7:37 pm:   

I have seen this many times. Usually it is caused by some DOS value like from antivirus loading at boot before windows loads possibly a TSR (Terminate, Stay Resident) in autoexec.bat. They may not show up with CTL ALT DEL. What you might have to do is check autoexec.bat from within DOS EDIT command to REM the line out so it will not load again.

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