Monitor is very slow at refreshing...

I have an 850mhz, running Windows ME, and an Optiquest monitor, and Viper v770 32 meg graphics card...Just recently my monitor takes forever to "refresh" I guess that's what it is. Even after I reboot, it stays black for about 40 seconds, then finally shows the desktop. It also does the same thing when I'm playing a game, and I want to go to desktop, so I do "alt+tab" and it takes forever to show me the desktop. It stays black for so long. It never used to do this before. It started about 4 days ago. I messed with different refresh rates, messed with different colors, etc..etc...still it takes forever. and it never used to do this. Anyone have any ideas?
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CallandorConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Are you showing lots of disk activity?  Your hard disk may be getting fragmented or low on available space.  Run a defragmenting program like the one in Norton Disk Doctor to see if that clears it up, and check if you have free space available.
check out the display properties for the refresh rates it might be messed up in it
CraDanKaSoftConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The Refresh rates have nothing to do with the monitor taking up to 40 seconds to load. It is usually to do with Hard Disk Drives being full or the computer is slow. Even though you have an 850mhz computer, you might NOT have enough RAM inorder for the computer to speed up.

Try a Defragmenting program (Goto Start --> Run and type in defrag and click OK) and if that doesn't speed up, invest in some RAM. Because the SD-RAM is a bit dearer in shops, try

Hope this helps.
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