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Looking for data on the floppy

I have win 98. When many applications are started or when they are in use, like filling some areas with data, while positioning the coursor on the screen the computer needs time to do that and in the same time it is looking for data on the floppy. That slows down the system. What do you think that is the problem and how to fix it.
And I have another question, I have TakeMS Mem-drive Easy II, usb drive and I do not have driver for it. Can you point me where I can download it from?
Thanks, Snezana

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First of all you need at least 512MB of memories min. to run. majority of the program are gear toward WIndos Xp or Vista.
to fix the problem you have, is to deleted all of the temporary files (temp folders, Temperary Internet File folder). from the machine. and have at least 25% of the hard drive free. do a defregmentation.
next go to BIOS at the machine startup and disable the Floppy.

Like I say before, you may have porbelm locating USB driver for the Win98. the most you will have is USB 1.0 not the updated USB2.0 driver. which means there are only few USB enable device can be used.

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