While the list is very long for this issue, here's a recurring one.
-> You have a share on another machine and the other machine is offline.
SAME FOR A PRINTER SHARE OR FILE SHARE. The effort is a many second freeze at exact intervals.
The 3003LC I looked at uses some variable amount of RAM for the video display so it may not be missing at all. Just used.
I was running WinXP on an ACER Aspire 3003LC fitted with 512 MB RAM. At some point earlier this year that I cannot now identify, the mouse movement began to freeze for several seconds. It would then unfreeze for a few seconds before repeating this whole process. I run Comodo Fiewall, Avira antivirus, Spybot and Spyware Doctor. These were also running before te problem occurred, so I don't believe they are the cause. My use is quite simple: email, updating protection and software, off-line games, Microsoft Office, Open Office, I have used a number of free utilities to clear my hard disk space because the c: drive was getting 80% full (17 GB partition). Also Most of the icons have disappeared from my taskbar tray by the clock - eg. Windows Messenger, Comodo Firewall, Spybot, remove removable drives (eg camera) icon. NB I have checked the programs which give rise to these icons, and, yes, they do say things like "minimise to tray" or "show activity in tray". I thought that the problem may have been a lack of RAM, so I have just fitted 2GB instead of 512 MB. The result is that it takes longer to get to the stage of "stop-start" freezing, and the freeze isn't quite for so long. However, I have also noticed that 66MB of my RAM is apparently missing - NOT 64 but 66. I chekced back, and found that this was also the case before I upgraded the RAM. I am also wondering what has happened to that. Yes, I have run the antivirus and anti-spyware programs, yes, they were up-to-date, and yes, I have got all the important (security-related) Microsoft updates installed. I run IE8 and Outlook Express through an external router.
Can anyone help me (a) remove the freezing (b) restore the 66 MB of RAM and (c) restore my task-bar icons, please?
If all else fails, I could go back to the 4 back-up cds I made when first I installed the machine, but I do not posess the original XP cd: only the licence number.