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hourglass keeps flashing

by jmatzick / January 4, 2007 12:15 AM PST

Is there a way that I can find out what is causing the mouse arrow to consistantly flash the hourglass? I can also hear the harddrive working.
John Win XP

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Most common? Indexing service.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2007 12:17 AM PST

Most of us disable that.

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Well, tried that but no
by jmatzick / January 4, 2007 12:50 AM PST

It's a new machine and I'm not sure what else to look for.

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The list is too long to post here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 4, 2007 12:57 AM PST

The list goes on and on. Take a peek under the hood with HIJACKTHIS and PROCESS EXPLORER (

If you don't find some entry with, ask here.


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