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Cursor Issue: What Is it Indicating?

By Route44
Sep 4, 2006
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  1. I don't know where this fits forum wise and I apologize if I placed this in the wrong area, but I would venture it is more software/OS related than hardware, but I am not sure. I hope I can explain it clearly. I can be surfing, creating office documents, or scanning and periodically my cursor will suddenly turn into the hour glass image as if it were "hiccupping", interrupting briefly whatever I am doing and then everything proceeds as normal.

    The only exception is when I am sweeping for spyware or viruses and then the hour galss appears more frequently, slowing down the time of scans due to the constant interruptions.

    What should I be looking for, testing?

    My OS is XP Professional with SP2. Firewall is Sunbelt Kerio, anti-virus is NOD32, plus Webroot's Spysweeper.

    EPoX 9NPA+Ultra
    2 gigs of Crucial Ballistix PC3200
    Athlon 64 3200+Venice CPU
    connect3D X800 GTO with the latest driver
    M-Audio 5.1 Revolution sound card with latest and last driver that will be issued

    Thanks ahead of time.
  2. altheman

    altheman TS Rookie Posts: 541

    With your system specs, you shouldn't have any problems running multiple programs at once. Just to be safe, head over to this thread, follow the instructions, and post a HJT Log in a new thread in the Security and Web forum.
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