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windows 7 computer keeps giving me the busy hourglass every other second for a few seconds

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hi experts,

 my computer just started giving me the busy hourglass every other second or so and it's interrrupting my work because when that happens i can't do anything for at least 5 seconds. What can I do to see what is causing that?
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by:arroryn
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Without more information it's tough to actually diagnose this for you. If something's occurring that regularly, it sounds like your processes are maxed out.

What's the spec of your hardware for your W7 machine?
What disk space do you have left?
What CPU and RAM usage is there generally (you can find this out from task manager)
Run a malware scan. If you don't have any AV software, find and install a free version such as AVG. Download and run MBAM (malwarebytes)
Are you getting any error messages?
What kind of software are you using on a day-to-day basis?
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by:jcimarron
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frankbustos--Does Event Viewer have any info?
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by:frankbustos
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I see a lot of these....hundreds of them...

The multimedia class schedule service entered the stopped state.

and

The multimedia class schedule service entered the running state.
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by:nobus
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try a system restore to a date it was ok - and watch the updates, and software changes
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frankbustos--Are messages about the multimedia class schedule service preceded by a red Error icon or are they Information?

Here is a somewhat rambling reference that has several ideas--the main one being that you may have a Scheduled Task trying to run.  Another is that you have the Ask Toolbar--which you should uninstall.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/the-multimedia-class-scheduler/b0334e8f-d897-4420-8d09-613fe6064458

Another potential fix here (see post by Vivian Xing)
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproperf/thread/66ae3cb9-d4bd-4be0-9a21-20386b3cdf06/
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by:frankbustos
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thanks!
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by:jcimarron
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frankbustos--You are welcome!
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