HELP! - Windows 98 suddenly became very SLOW.

Philippines
June 27, 2007 12:12pm CST
My windows 98 suddenly became very slow, I check for viruses and spyware but none was reported. Windows 98 loads normally but after a while, opening applications causes the system to hang momentarily. What could be wrong!
4 responses
@kingri (46)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I agree with all of the other comments. Also, how much of your harddrive is available. Is the hard drive getting full? I have seen the situation a few times where the hard drive was so full no room left for a swapfile. It also would not defrag for lack of room. The solution was to transfer an image file of the drive over to a larger drive so it had room to work.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I have 25GB Free Space on my hard drive. The Pc I use is essentially bare with MS Office and a variety of small games
@el_jeffo (751)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
You might have a lot of applications running in the background. Terminate all applications that you don't need by calling up the task manager. Or try increasing the size of your paging file.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I opened the task manager and see the usual stuff. Actually, the slow down starts whenever I open the Explorers (windows and internet). Loading of windows is normal but whenever I open the IE, boom, slow,slow,slow! U think I may have a problem with the IE?
@drim1020 (19)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
If you have done scandisk and other scanning program and your computer still slow, i suggest you backup all your important files and do format your hardisk and a clean install of windows. And also check your memory sticks, one maybe defective.
@pallidyne (858)
• United States
27 Jun 07
First guess--- I'd clear out your Temp directory and the Temporary Internet files and then do a big ol defrag on your hard drive. Do a scandisk while you are at it, you could have some bad sectors on your hard disk that is trying to house some of your swap file. Scandisk should correct that...