one of the comps i use has this incredible slowdown prob.
it seems that when i try to paste files, the individual files move very fast, but creating new folders takes as much as 10 minutes!
sometimes when its more severe (might indicate levels of severity??), renaming, double-clicking, and moving open windows are also affected. i've even had it crash on startup, just suspended.
i've virus-scanned with the latest defs, checked the microsoft knowledge base, wrote in to pcmag, defragged, scanned disk, and everything else short of reinstalling windows, but the problem is still there!
the specs are (don't laugh i only use this comp b/c of internet connection)
cyrix m2 233mhz (but runs at 166mhz actual, sort of like the +s with athlon xps)
64mb edo ram (simm)
3.2gb samsung hdd (think its ls120) - os
20gb 7200rpm maxtor hdd - storage
gpu - sis 5597/5598 (4 mb onboard ram)