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Is Frontpage messing with my system?

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I just installed Frontpage 2002 (xp) yesterday on my machine at home (WIN98) and the machine is starting to do something really weird.
Every few minutes, the hard drive starts up and is busy for about three minutes or so and then stops.  This wasn't happening before the installation so I am inclined to think that Frontpage has something to do with it.  What background processes could be doing this?
Is anyone else having this problem?
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Hi mrmicky.

I purposely DELETED FP2002 and reinstalled 2000.  The demo version worked fine for the 30 days but then trying to get out of the trial and back to 2000 was a nightmare.

But that doesn't help you.

Did you get any error messages when you installed?
http://support.microsoft.com/directory/content.asp?ID=FH;EN-US;fp2002

Also, what is your virtual memory set to?

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q297/8/92.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0&qry=accessing%20hard%20drive&rnk=23&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=FP2002
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And I am assuming that you meet ALL of the system requirements:

http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/evaluation/sysreqs.htm

Minimum Requirements
Computer/Processor:
Pentium 133-megahertz (MHz) or higher processor

Memory:
RAM requirements for FrontPage 2002 depend upon the operating system used, plus an additional 8 MB of RAM for FrontPage
Microsoft Windows 98, or Windows 98 Second Edition
24 megabytes (MB) of RAM
Windows Me, or Microsoft Windows NT?
32 MB of RAM
Windows 2000 Professional
64 MB of RAM
 
Hard Disk Hard disk space requirements will vary depending on configuration; custom installation choices may require more or less hard disk space. 165 MB of available hard disk space with 115 MB on the hard disk where the operating system is installed. Customers without Windows 2000, Windows Me, or Office 2000 Service Release 1 (SR-1) will require an extra 50 MB of hard disk space for System Files Update.  
Drive CD-ROM drive
Display Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution monitor with 256 colors  
Operating System Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6 (SP6) or later?, or Windows 2000 Professional or later  
Peripherals Microsoft Mouse, Microsoft IntelliMouse?, or compatible pointing device  

? On systems running Windows NT 4.0 with SP6, the version of Microsoft Internet Explorer must be upgraded to at least version 4.01 with Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Additional Requirements
There are additional items or services required to use certain features:
Multimedia computer for sound and multimedia effects (accelerated video card or MMX processor will improve graphical rendering performance)
For speech recognition (available for U.S. English only):
Pentium II 400-MHz or higher processor
128 MB of RAM or more
Close-talk microphone and audio output device
Microsoft Exchange, Internet SMTP/POP3, IMAP4, or other MAPI-compliant messaging software required to use e-mail features
Some Internet functionality may require Internet access and payment of a separate fee to a service provider (local or long-distance charges may apply); some Internet functionality may require Web server software, available separately from Microsoft and other third-party vendors
14,000 or higher-baud modem
Graphics tablet recommended for handwriting input features
Some database features require Microsoft Access or another ODBC-compliant database
To use SharePoint? Team Services from Microsoft, you may also need:
Pentium 200-MHz or higher processor
Windows 2000 operating system running Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0
128 MB of RAM
70 MB of available hard disk space for typical installation; your hard disk space usage will vary depending on configuration, custom installation choices require more or less disk space (5 MB minimum hard disk space for each newly-provisioned Web site and database)
Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) or Microsoft SQL Server? 7.0 or later (MSDE automatically installs with SharePoint Team Services if SQL Server is not already installed)
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Thanks for the response...  it turns out that once I left the computer off for a while and turned it back on, everything was fine.

I have to assume now that the problem was unrelated to the installation of FrontPage.

Thanks again.
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Just glad everything is fixed for you.

Thanks for the points.

Cu next time.
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