cant click/load anything in win xp

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
June 20, 2010 at 20:58:49
Specs: Windows XP SP3, Core 2 Duo 1.86ghz/4GB
I have this very weird issue on windows xp. Even after I formatted, and reinstalled everything, it eventually comes back.

Now this doesnt always happen. My current guess is when i use around 2GB/4GB of my memory and have alot of apps running, it starts.

The problem is, sometimes for a period of time (could be up to a few hours), the following happen in any combination (sometimes all):
- I cant open a folder, if i double click, it just doesnt load.
- If any folders including My computer does open, all the contents inside are not displayed.
- Applications dont load. When I tried to load media player classic it said something like not enough memory when there is clearly 1GB free
- The right click button doesnt do anything, whether u click it on desktop, mozila or taskbar
- When I attempt to open folders, something else opens, like VLC media player, short cut creator.
- file menu etc does no open.

this is a very weird and annoying problem. has anyone had it before? It often also happens as im going through directories cuttin,pasting, renaming stuff...sometimes the folder wont open or just opens but doesnt show any contents in it. Has anyone faced a similar problem?

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June 20, 2010 at 21:18:59
Sounds like your Windows is just slowing down to the point where it appears to not be working. You may just have too much going on at the same time. I bet if you wait long enough the screen may fill.

If you close up things do things go back to normal?

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June 20, 2010 at 21:24:13
Yes, sorry i forgot to mention that. What happens is I will then close firefox (which was about 2-3 windows, each prob containing 5-10 tabs), close msn, winamp, acrobat reader. sometimes it will work immediately after that. sometimes it works several mins after that.

but I always have at least 1GB ram free so how come this still happens? Also, the CPU is not doin anything, usually only like 10% max of its usage and response times for everything else is fast

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