Right click, copy and delete action delay in XP

By dranjithk ·
When I right click on a file, or select a file and hit the Del key, or select a file and hit Ctrl+c to copy it, the machine takes **** a lot of time to complete these simple tasks. It takes approximately 10 seconds to perform these tasks and it is horribly painful. It was good til last week, dont know what went wrong.. I use WinXP. Can anybody provide a quick fix pls?? Thanks!!

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by vuiyeechin In reply to Right click, copy and del ...

seems to be there is other "program" running that makes your pc performance slow. Try bring up the task manager to check.

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Check for Malware

by Jacky Howe In reply to Right click, copy and del ...

you could use MalwareBytes.

<a href="" target="_blank"><u>Malwarebytes</u></a>

Check to see how much space you have left on the drive. If you are runnning low free up some space by removing excess junk.

Run chkdsk c:/r

Defragment the drive.

Edit: to add

If the Malware scan is OK try a System Restore prior to this happening.

How to use System Restore:

After you've decided to use System Restore to revert your system to a previous state, start the System Restore Wizard and follow the prompts. To use the System Restore Wizard, make sure you're logged on as an administrator, and then follow these steps:

1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.

2. On the Welcome screen, click Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.

3. On the Select a Restore Point page, select the date from the calendar that shows the point you'd like to restore to, as shown in Figure 2, and then click Next.

4. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, verify that the correct restore point is chosen, and then close any open programs.

5. Click Next if you are ready to proceed or click Back to change the restore point.

6. The computer will shut down automatically and reboot. On reboot, you'll see the Restoration Complete page, and then click OK.

After reviewing the stability of your system, you can choose another restore point or undo this restoration. Just open System Restore and make the appropriate choice. After you use System Restore, you'll have an additional task, Undo my last restoration, on the System Restore Welcome page. Remember that you'll have to reinstall any programs that were installed after the restore point.

If System Restore doesn't work in Normal Mode, it might work in Safe Mode. To use System Restore in Safe Mode, press the F8 key during reboot and choose Safe Mode. When your computer starts in either Safe Mode or Normal Mode, System Restore can be used to capture a working previous state. System Restore can't be opened unless the system is bootable into one of these modes.

Or use MsConfig to disable startup programs and services and turn them back on one at a time to see if you can find the culprit.

Click Start, Run type msconfig and press Enter.

Now if you have the Configuration Utility open.
Configure selective startup options
In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Selective Startup.
Click to clear the Process SYSTEM.INI File check box.
Click to clear the Process WIN.INI File check box.
Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box. Verify that Load System Services and Use Original BOOT.INI are checked.
Click the Services tab.
Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
Click Disable All, and then click OK.
When you are prompted, save the settings and restart the System.
When the System is disinfected re-run the Configuration Utility and in the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Normal Startup.

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