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Old 09-09-09, 06:28
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Default Very slow response to mouse click

The speed of response to mouse has deteriorated, particularly for right clicks) to up to 30 seconds. The hour glass shows - for a long time!
Not every time, but mostly; I have just been trying to use Excel with terrible response times.
I run XP, I don't think I have any malware (recently cleared).
I have done Control/Alt/Delete which shows 96 to 99% Idle.
Connected or not to the Internet makes no difference.

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Old 09-09-09, 07:04
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Default Re: Very slow response to mouse click

Hi cooperajn, When you have the Control/Alt/Delete interface open, select the process tab and see what process is using the CPU.

I had a mild problem with something similar recently and i had to re-install java to fix it.

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Old 09-09-09, 08:34
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Hi
Virtually nothing, that was my point - slow response, but when you scroll down to System Idle it is showing around 99%.
If I right click on delete for example, the right click options sometimes eventually appear; other times the hourglass fades to nothing
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What programs do you have running at start-up?

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Go to run and type "msconfig" then selcet the "start up" tab.
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Fewer than I would have thought - all Windows
NvCpl, nwiz, RTHDCPL, avgtray, NvMctray, jusched, REGIST~1, NeroCheck, PSDrvCheck, REGSHAVE, ctfmon.
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I wonder whether you have a DMA problem; check in Device Manager > IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers and check the properties for all channels to ensure they are using DMA.

DMA Mode.

PIO mode after multiple time-out or CRC.

The stuttering DVD drive or the lame hard disk.
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Windows XP downgrades the Ultra DMA transfer mode after receiving more than six CRC errors. Whenever possible, the operating system will step down one UDMA mode at a time (from UDMA mode 4 to UDMA mode 3, and so on).
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Hi cooper, those start up items are not "all windows"......

Jusched - is just the java update checker - you can stop that from starting up if want, and just check for updates yourself.

Ctfmon - does not need to run at start up it will be called upon by anythingthat needs it without it running all the time.

REGSHAVE - is connected to the drivers for Fuji FinePix digital cameras. Do you have one? if you dont use one it is useless.

Nerocheck - is needed if you use nero.

REGIST~1 - is Part of the OCR software TextBridge Pro 9.0 (and possibly earlier versions). Typically used with imaging devices such as scanners and digital cameras for creating text documents from images. This item will probably be displayed twice and will re-instate itself whenever you start the main program so leave it - once started it frees the memory it used. Its purpose and an explanation of how to correct a problem it creates for "Send To" can be found. Note that you don't have to uninstall TextBridge for this fix to work and the program works fine afterwards. Not used on later versions of the software - hence the 'U' recommendation

psdrvcheck - is a part of the Pinnacle InstantCopy application. This process is used by Pinnacle InstantCopy to check the drivers. This is a non-essential process.
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In response to the DMA suggestion.
1 @ Ultra Mode 6
1 @ Ultra Mode 5
3 @ Not Applicable
1 @ PIO only - I have amended the transfer mode to "DMA If Available"
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Start Up
I have removed ctfmon and PsDrvCheck.
Can you explain the role of "Services", there is a lot of stuff there, only three are marked Essential and quite a few are stopped.
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That rules out any data transfer problems then.

<back to head-scratching>
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The best place to check whether your running services are really needed is BlackViper's website.
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Virtually nothing, that was my point - slow response, but when you scroll down to System Idle it is showing around 99% [...]
Are you looking at the number in the list, or the number in the box at the bottom [see my pic]
http://www.upload.mn/view/c0r3o75yw6b9zyy9pznu.jpg

Cos the number at the bottom of the list isn't a representation of your whole cpu.
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Yes, I was looking at the bottom line of the list.
(a little bit of knowledge........)
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Hey coop'...

Try booting into safemode, and see how it performs.

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Default Re: Very slow response to mouse click

Maybe you need to clear up your right click menu. Almost anything wants to add to that. The more things in there, the longer it will take to open.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html
and this points here
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

I do use shell extension viewer.
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Black Viper's Website
I went onto this last night, and I now have printer problems.
I cannot reset my printer as "The print spooler is not running".
I went back into Services, changed the setting to Automatic but no change. The desvription is "".
From Googling I see suggestions to change Registry settings, but I can't find a Spooler setting to change.
(I am running XP)
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Print Spooler service depends on Remote Procedure Call RPC
http://www.theeldergeek.com/print_spooler.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/remote_p...call_(rpc).htm
if XP Pro, make sure RPC is Automatic.
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Printer and Print Spooler now seem to be ok, and kstprinter seems to have disappeared; my only remaining concern in this area is the Description , which remains the same.
I am working on cleaning up the right click menu, which seems very sensible, although I seem to have a problem with left click as well!

I don't think I have mentioned how slow it can be to close programs down (either left click to top RH corner or right click at the bottom). This is especially so if the PC has been left for a while.
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What security and spyware/malware programs are you using?

Try turning your AV and Firewall off and see if that changes it.
And make sure everything is updated.

BTW, did you try booting in to safe mode?


afterthought: what size is your hard drive?...... how much free space is left? ..... have you defragged recently?

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Thanks for your reply
I use AVG, with AdAware and Spybot, and in the last few days have run CCleaner, Malwarebytes and Superantispyware. They found a few bits which were claimed to be solved.
I tried Safe mode, seemed the same before freezing up with loss of mouse movement.
149Gb, of which 27Gb free.
I haven't defragged recently, do you recommend Windows Defrag or a specialist?
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