Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:47 pm Post
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:34 pm Post
The 'no response' may just be Windows saying that S. is off cogitating, doing RAM (memory) work.
When it happens in my case, I either drum the desk until S. finishes successfully (which it very most often does, though a minute or more later), or I 'go away' either to another app or elsewhere in the house, get a drink ... play the piano ....
I am thinking that our next PC (overdue already ) will 'solve' the problem.
For comparison's sake, what kind of PC processor do you have?
How much RAM?
But such a background maintenance 'thing' could be for you.
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:22 pm Post
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:12 pm Post
Task manager and Resource monitor are two Windows tools to determine what your computer is doing. Normally I sort in inverse order by cpu usage so the most usage tasks are on top. If your CPU usage is high, then too much stuff is running.
You can also check disk usage to see if you are having difficulties with your drive(s)
Where are you storing your data? Your image shows a 256GB SSD drive and a huge usb drive. If the data is being stored on the external usb drive, it will be slow. If it is being stored on your SSD it should be lightening fast. If you are trying to store in the cloud, give it up.
Also you need to determine whether you are out of memory. You have 8 GB of ram so there it is unlikely that you would be running out unless something was wrong, but task manager or resource monitor will tell you if your ram usage is over 70%.
Finally, try closing the machine and then restarting. Do not open any other applications. Now try Scrivener. How does it work? Do you still have the problems?
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:47 pm Post
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