Could you give a bit more information about your system to help diagnosis?
PC specs like Chip size, HD size, RAM amount etc.
Also, take a look under the Start menu at System Tools - System Information and report back on the amount of free space you have on the hard drive, say as a percentage of total capacity.
As a start, you could try doing a Cleanup, either through the MS app, or manually - things like emptying Recycle Bin, Temp folders, Temp internet files - this may free resources a little.
Also check what you have in your Startup folder - also listed in System Information.
If you are getting specific error messages let us know what they are.
Okay, so plenty of power and resources then. (the percentage thing not listed, just a diy calc I do).
Have you cleaned all the partitions on all the drives as I suggested? Any improvements?
What about error messages?
Have you tried a virus scan? If you have no av software try an online scan from here:
If you are running win9x you may be experiencing problems with the amount of ram you have installed. To check this remove one stick of ram [so that you are below 512] reboot and see if you still have problems.
Also, it locks up when I'm using the IntelliMouse Optical USB and PS/2 Compatible. Especially when I use the scroll wheel in IE. He has a USB converter that goes into the computer. I don't know if that is a problem. I'll try finding drivers for it and installing them.
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