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Old 01-21-2009, 10:29 AM   #1
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Whenever I try to install or uninstall something, it takes like 5 or 10 minutes for it to pop up. And I can't do anything on my computer in the meantime.

It could be a small or big program, it still does it. It's a Gateway and I'm running XP.

Can anyone help??
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:33 AM   #2
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Check in Task Manager whats running, see whats eating the memory & CPU
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:39 AM   #3
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I don't think that's the problem. There's nothing really running when I try to do it.

After I double click on the .exe file or try uninstalling something, I hit control/alt/delete and nothing happens. But if I sit there for about 10 minutes, then the install screen pops up.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
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What happends when you try to install something from a CD/Removeable drive?
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:52 AM   #5
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Well I burned a program at work and brought it home and it did the same thing. I haven't tried to install something from an original cd in a while.

It's like it freezes up for a while then it'll pop up ready to install. Sometimes it's longer then 10 minutes and I don't have the patience for stuff like that.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:07 AM   #6
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hmmm..... you sure that nothing eating you memory?? you can change the order from highest to lowest by clicking on the mem useage
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:16 AM   #7
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No, I'm almost positive it's not that. My computer runs fine besides that. I have 2 gigs of ram and nothing is running when I try and do that.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:23 AM   #8
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Is you computer all up to date and sp3 installed?
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:31 AM   #9
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Maybe you could try updating windows installer.

try this
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
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I'll have to check on the Service Pack 3. I'm not sure about that.

I can try updating the windows installer too.
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