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Xp loading bar just runs runs and runs

Q: Xp loading bar just runs runs and runs

Hi all

Like the title says, everytime i turn my machine on the windows page appears on start and the load bar just keeps going. I left this running for an hour and nothing happened.

I have read tons of stuff and tried loads of stuff and yes you guessed it nothing has sorted it out.

My computer knowledge isnt great so if this requires Bios work or Command prompts i will need some detailed help.

Cheers All

AndyP

A: Xp loading bar just runs runs and runs

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Hi, my wife's computer runs erratically (shutsdown, freezes, runs slow, fails to post), and was hoping for your help please.
 
Below are the PC specs:
 
Win edition:
- Win 7 home premium
- Service Pack1
 
System:
- Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
- Installed memory (RAM): 8 GB
- System Type: 64-bit OS
 
 
Background: We recently upgraded osfrom XP to Windows 7 but had many of the same peoblems before.
- big fan of CCleaner and Glary tools.
 
thx in advance!
 
Lou

A:Computer runs erratically - shutsdown, freezes, runs slow, fails to post

Hi
 
Welcome to the bleeping computer forum 
 
Unfortunately, intermittent issues are one of the difficult fault to troubleshoot. Please follow the below steps to collect some basic info about your system.
 
1 ) Generate a report about your system using Speccy by reading the guide below.
 
   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/
 
 Post the web link displayed by Speccy in next reply.
 
2 ) Download and run Minitoolbox from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
 
    Run the tool and only select the following tick boxes.
 
    -List last 10 Event viewer errors
    -List installed programs
    -List devices
    -List users, partition and memory size
 
Now click "Go" and post the output in next reply
 
After reading your logs, either me or any other forum volunteer will assist to you to diagnose the issue.
 
Edit:
 
Don't ever use the registry cleaning function in CCleaner or Glary utilities. Only use them to clean the temp files. Using registry cleaners may cause unpredictable damage to the registry. If anyone properly knows which registry keys are garbage, that is only Microsoft. 

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I loaded and ran Process Explorer from Sysinternals and the only thing out of the ordinary is the constant opening, running and ending of dllhost.exe. This occurs every few seconds and lasts only for a few seconds.

I know there are discussions in posts elsewhere in the forums of the possible impostor DLLHOST.EXE, and when I left the client's I had set MS Security Essentials to run a full scan to see if it would find anything, but I have not yet been to see the results.

Does anyone else have any ideas on this?
 

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Hi,
My computer has been running slow, especially when I do a restart, it takes forever to restart. I went into msconfig and disabled what is in startup. Question is what do I need in startup and what can I get rid of? and how do I remove something from startup?
Also what is a good free firewall to use?
Thanks Dano
 

A:Computer runs faster when I disable what runs in the background?

Here is a good explanation: http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/
There are certain (and important) items that should run at Startup.

If you are unsure of some of the entries you see listed, this is a great website to research them: http://www.castlecops.com/StartupList.html
It tells you what the process is, and if it's necessary to run at Startup.

A good firewall (and free one) is Zone Alarm: http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp
 

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Anyone else notice that when Google Chrome fires up your hard drive crunches for awhile? I checked Task Manager and Chrome's hogging up to 25% of my processing power at times. Only after 10 minutes this morning did Chrome settle down and allow my computer to run normally.
 

A:When Chrome starts up, my hard drive runs and runs

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Every now and then (every 5 minutes or so) my cursor will turn into the hourglass for a split second, then turn back. I'm assuming this means something is being initiated in the background periodically. Over time, this slows down my computer. At the very least, it makes me lag tremendously in online games for a few seconds (which makes CS and UT2004 pretty much unplayable).

I've tried running the latest AdAware and Spybot: Search and Destroy. Neither solved the problem. These seem like symptoms of generic spyware, but I've still been unable to put an end to it. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

(I'm using windows XP, if that makes any difference)
 

A:Mysterious program runs periodically runs in the background...help!

Try this, go to Panda and run a scan, and see if it can find anything and delete it. http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/
 

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Hello, Redneck1781. to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)I want to apologise that it has taken so long to get back to you. We on the HJT Team are working as fast as possible to get your log answered.If you would still like help, please post a new HiJack This log below, as things may have changed on your system.If you do not still need help, please let me know, so that I can move on to other users who still need help.Please take note of the following:While a HJT Team member is working with you, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amou... Read more

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Dell Dimension E510 running Windows XP (service pack 3).

I bought this desktop computer about a week ago off of Craigslist. I was running late that day so I didnt get to ask much more than I already stated. When I used it the first week it was slow but tolerable. As the days passed the speed slowed even more to programs not even responding. I also would like to erase all the user information and settings so I can start new with a decent working PC. My knowledge in computer software and program procedures etc. Just let me know if you need more specific information.
 

A:Windows XP runs slow...if it runs at all!

If you bought that Dell Dimension E510 desktop from Craig's List and it still contains all the programs and "debris" and issues from its previous owner, you need to do a clean reinstall of Windows XP SP3 and get a fresh start with it.

What's the 7-character "service tag" number on one of the stickers?

What's the complete version of Windows XP that's on the Microsoft Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker that has the product key?

Were you given any discs with that desktop?

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Why might this be, and would that much heat cause earlier than necessary drive failure?

A:WDC Green: 750 GB runs Hot, 4 TB runs Cool ???

Hi there,

The WD Green drives should be working up to 60 degrees Celsius, which could feel really hot to the touch. The older model of the drive might be working on higher temperatures that the newer, but should not exceed those 60 degrees. I advise you install some monitoring software to determinate the exact working temperature. If you have the option, check if the drive is running hot when used without the enclosure.
If a drive works hotter than expected, this may be an indicator of an ongoing issue and, yes, might lead to an unexpected drive failure. My advice: measure the exact temperature and do regular backups.
In the links below you will find the spec sheets of the different WD Green models, where you can check temperatures:
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/librar...879-800026.pdf
Specifications for Caviar Green and Caviar GP Serial ATA hard drives

Hope this helps

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:46:11 AM, on 1/31/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
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A:Check Disc just runs and runs

Leave it on overnight to complete its check. Did you notice any disk errors, or did it ask you to run chkdisk /f ?

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I ran hardware diagnostics and everything is fine (Memory, Hard Disk etc.)

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anyone?

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John

A:CHKDSK runs and runs...

Till its done. Did you find any errors or allocation problems? Does it find issues and crash?

Try
Start
All programs
Accessories
Right click on command prompt and choose run as administrator
In box, chkdsk c:/r
Follow the prompts to run at reboot. Reboot and let it run.

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A:Computer only runs till Windows loading screen

safe mode -> uninstall daemon tools -> restart -> Come back and tell us what happend
 

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A:My toshiba laptop which runs on Microsoft windows xp wont go past the loading stage!!

We'll need a lot more info surrounding this - Like:

How far do you get?
When did this happen?
What happened/what did you do before you shut it down last?
Have you installed anything recently/did it update (Last time you used it)?
Can you get to Safe Mode at all?

Let us know and we'll have a go at it with you. Your post reflects your replies; If it's thorough, you'll get replies.

Cheers.

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Daily I update and run an avg spywarescan, weekly I update spywareblaster, and weekly I update and run spybot s&d, avg anti-spyware and ad=aware 2007... think I'm paranoid. Lately the computer has been slower than usual, check the avg anti-virus test reults I notice avirus was detected and deleted around the same time the computer started acting slower, around the begining of this month. See anything that should be eliminated on the hjt log attached? Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:36:02 PM, on 4/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Machine runs slowly and cpu runs when not doing anything on machine

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Can't see any malware in the log.
Your java needs to be updated to the latest version.Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 6 and save it to your desktop.
Scroll down to where it says "The Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications."
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Select the Windows platform from the dropdown menu.
Read the License Agreement and then check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement". Click on Continue.The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation and save the file to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove Programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check (highlight) any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u6-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.
After the install is complete, go into the Control Panel (using Classic View) and double-click the Java Icon. (looks like a coffee cup)On the General tab, under Temporary Internet Files, click the Settings button.
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A:hp dv with win 7 still runs

If you haven't reformatted it could just be driver noise.
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Inspiron 15  5558...CPU is running at 97%  DFS.Agent.WinService is the culprit according to Task Manager.  Diagnostics have been run and it says everything is good.  Obviously not...with CPU running all the time the fans run all the time...some help please

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How do I fix this problem on Vista
 

A:CPU runs at 100%

There can be several reasons why the CPU is running at 100%.

We're not there to look at that computer, so you need to provide us with some details.

You can start out by doing the following:

Download and save the

TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe)

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire text here.

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So I didnt do much review on the laptop because the gentlemen at Best Buy sold me on it. And I love it. But,(and its a huge BUT), it runs so hot. I sit on my couch or bed to read and do work and it burned my lap. It became so hot that i got a bit red on my lap. Is this how it is supposed to run? or does it have a bad fan? or is this a known issue? Thank you for your assistance. I just dont want to keep it if it does that purposely. I never had a problem with my Dell laptop. thank you for your help I appreciate your assistance with this matter.oh and the screen sometimes goes crazy with black lines.Best,Felix [email protected]

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Is this a virus or is Norton, (this computer's antivirus program) just a crappy antivirus product?
We have Windows XP 2002.

I have updated iE and also chrome.

I also did the Live Update for Norton today.

A:CPU runs at 100% sometimes

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I just installed a new larger hard drive in my pc and it runs at 100% when online.
I have a acer t180 amd 3800 2400mhz,4 gb's of ram,it had a 160gb hhd and i put in
a western digital 500 gb,I tried win xp first with all the updates,then wpied it and put in
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thx
 

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I'm a newby. But I noticed that my CPU runs at 100% only after installing the service pack 1. This seems odd. But I've done 3 total restores, back to factory settings. I never have this problem before the service pack - only after.

A:CPU runs at 100%

Open Resource Monitor and switch to CPU tab. Sort by CPU on Processes and Services, see which one is consuming the CPU. Report back.

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Around two months ago I built myself a low-end gaming/software development PC in order to carry on with a project that was halted abruptly when my laptop died (RIP).
The components are as follows:
CPU: AMD FX4100 4 Core @ 3.60GHZ (Overclocked to 4.1GHZ)
RAM: 4GB DDR3
SSDs: 64GB Sandisk, 128GB Corsair
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
GPU: AMD Radeon 7700 @ 1GHZ (Overclocked to 1.2GHZ)
CPU Cooling: Antec H20 (Liquid Cooling)
PSU: 600W Corsair (cheap one- cost 22)
Case: Small- Micro ATX

When I am playing games such as Crysis, the GPU temperature can shoot up to around 95c, and the CPU can shoot up to 70c. On Team Fortress 2 (less demanding game), GPU idles at around 50c and the CPU idles at around the same temperature.

I know the temperature rise is normal, but should I be concerned? Under any sort of load the PSU always runs warm, but everything else is pretty cool until I run graphically demanding games such as Crysis and Call of Duty: Black Ops.
If I should be concerned about the temperature rise, what sort of action should I take?
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A:PC runs hot

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Hi all

I recently bought that motherboard: http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=eCWbkolMf0DOW0IV

and, in the store where I bought it, they installed it in my pc, and they installed the video card in the White PCIe Slot, and after that, with the pc in my house, I found that in the user manual of the mobo:
ASUS VGA SWITCH CARD.

The ASUS VGA switch card allows the Blue PCIe_x16 slot to run at full x16 mode when only one graphics card is installed to the slot.

Installing one graphics card.
When you install only one graphics card, ensure to install the VGA switch card to the PCIe x16_1 slot first and the graphics card on the Blue PCIe x16 slot.

Installing two graphics cards.
When you install two graphics cards, remove the VGA switch card from the PCIe x16_1 slot. The two x16 PCIe slots will boh run at x8 mode.​
(According to another page of the manual, the PCIe x16_1 is the White slot)

So I installed that as it says (I removed the video card from the white slot and put it in the blue slot, and put the vga switch card in the blue slot)

By the way, the VGA switch card is like that:

Well, after that, I turned on the pc, and I saw on CPU-Z and GPU-Z that the PCIe was still running at 8x :S, so I searched that on google, and I found that I had to do a clear CMOS.
But, some hours later, I turned on the pc and noticed that for some reason the PCIe was running at 16x, and the next day the PCIe was still running at 16x, so I thought that it was not necessary to do the c... Read more

A:PCI-E runs at x8 instead of x16

Wrong slot

I checked the ASUS manual for your MoBo.

The white (top) slot is the slave (8x). The blue (bottom) slot is 16x.

Damn configuration is backwards.

Just swap slots. Should fix it.

When you use two cards, both run at 8x. Remove the card in the white slot to get 16x.
 

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recently i had to replace a motherboard, the motherboard is supposed to be better than my old one, i got more ram, and a better graphics card but it seems everything is taking up more cpu usage than it used to. not getting any errors and such, just poor performance, ive done all i can think of that would help speed it up, including defragmenting.

i just cant multi task like a used to anymore, plus when i play world of warcraft with nothing else running, it would start at about 60 FPS but when i do some travel, especially into daleran, the FPS would drop to 30, then to 5 or lower, at that point the cpu isnt at 100% but still very high like 80%. after some time FPS may go up to 30 again but may still go back to poor performance again.

heres some specs that i hope would help that i took at a poor performance time

Advanced SystemCare Diagnose Report v1.0
Date: 2012/04/02 20:26:09

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01 - Operating System
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0101 - Operating System : Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.111025-1629)
0102 - Language : English (Regional Setting: English)
0103 - BIOS : Default System BIOS
0104 - Processor : Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz (2 CPUs)
0105 - Memory : 3584MB RAM
0107 - Page File : 1446MB used, 4017MB available
0108 - Windows Dir : C:\WINDOWS
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A:everything runs the cpu more than it should

Did you do a clean reinstall of Windows xp after installing the new motherboard?

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It all started when all of a sudden my pc locked up while I was playing WoW. I knew right away it was a hardware issure b/c everything just stopped... No Alt-Tab, no Alt-F4, and no Ctrl-Alt-Del... Mouse wasn't responding, and the HDD light wasn't blinking.

After restarting, I tried booting back up into Windows... got past POST and OS select, but then nothing. So I thought maybe it was a Windows thing. I then restarted and booted up Ubuntu and it worked fine. I installed some updates and checked my email then restarted Windows into safe mode. When that worked I restarted again and booted normally into Windows. Logged in, everythig was going as usual then it suddenly just froze just like last time, nothing would work. I did notice that the CPU temp was about 8 degrees higher than usual, right before it froze. So at that point I opened the case and cleaned a little bit of lint out of the CPU's heat sink, thinking maybe it was overheating.

Still didn't work. Infact, when turned it on this time, I pressed Del to go into my BIOS and it froze. Now I'm really worried.

Now not even the monitor will turn on.

I disconnected all I could and gave it a go, and nothing happens... no beeps no nothing, but everything in the computer is running.

Help!
 

A:PC runs but nothing happens...

Most likely causes are cpu fan failing, memory module failed, hard drive went belly-up, video graphics card failed, or the monitor itself failed.
Do you have the experience to rule these out one at a time, or do you want some suggestion.
We always like to use a Windows 98 or MS-DOS boot floppy in those computers with a floppy drive. You disconnect the hard drive and boot to a floppy to see if you have any thing on the screen because it may work at low boot resolution.
Do you have a video graphics card in a slot, or do you have onboard video socket?
If you have more than one memory module, you can remove them one at a time. If you get a screen with the other one, you know it may be memory. Alternate modules and try again.
 

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I've got some corrupted picture files I'm trying to restore; so I've added back the extension ".jpg", but now it is asking "open in what application"?

I have NO IDEA?

Anyone!?

thanks.
J
 

A:JPG? Runs on what?

There are many programs you can use depending on which operating system you have installed. You can use Internet Explorer, Microsoft Photo Editor, Microsoft Picture Viewer, Paintshop.
Rollin
 

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I have a 2.66 Ghz sytem with 512 dual channel memory running Window XP. My problem is I can use the computer all day long with no problems. When I walk away for an hour or more and come back the computer CPU zone is hot(per the Intel Active monitor software) and the computer acts like it is hot. Extremely slow response, mouse jumps around, and I have to turn it off by holding the button. It restarts fine and cools down quickly and I can use it right away. All the fans seem to be working okay when it is in this mode. I change the power scheme mode and it does not seem to matter. It has me stumped.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

A:My PC runs hot when not in use

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Whenever I'm playing a game on my computer, the CPU runs up to 100%. Does anyone know why this is?

Thanks
 

A:CPU runs up to 100%

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Ok, well I recently moved in with a friend, and he also had a PC, so I bought a Gigabyte PCI Network Adapter to allow me to get onto the net. Well, before I even put the adapter in, I formatted my OS HD, so everything was fresh. Well, the next day is when I got the adapter, and put it into my first PCI slot. Once I did that, I closed up the PC and turned it on. I have blue neon lights and gauges on the front of the PC, they all come on, including all of the case fans and CPU fan, and I can hear the power supply running. So it seems as if everything in the PC is running fine, but my problem is that the monitor doesn't come on, and neither does the sound, keyboard, or mouse. The monitor power is on, because the light comes on, but it blinks as if it was left on and the PC wasn't on, when the PC is on. I tried new monitor cables, and checked all of the wires inside of the PC. I've even gotten as far as removing the network adapter, and taking out the battery off of my motherboard, and resetting the BIOS. Still it continues to do the same thing. I'm currently believing it has something to do with my motherboard, due to plugging the network adapter into the motherboard, which caused something to happen to my video card and onboard sound, mouse, and keyboard. Which happens to be all of which are not working. My hypothesis would have to be either the motherboard or power supply. Well, hope someone can help me to my guiding light, so I can use it again! [email... Read more

A:PC runs but...

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I have windows Vista and I believe I have malware/virus/spyware. Whenever I try to run any program the computer things for a second then stops. The task manager shows the process as open, but the software never loads. I tired to run Live OneCare but it says the service is stopped. So I tried to open up my services, and of course it completely freezes. Any ideas on where to start?

I can't install any software or uninstall anything unless i'm in safe mode. All software runs in safemode, but once i go back to normal windows i get nothin. I've tried running Trend Micro House call but all it finds is a few tracking cookies.

I've also tried running msconfig, again computer freezes. Uhg.. just getting impatient!!

A:Nothing Runs

Please, do this in Safe Mode then:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen, ... Read more

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I got Ubuntu via wubi, and all was good this was about 4 weeks ago.
2 weeks ago, XP started to run V-E-R-Y S-L-O-W-L-Y, like it would take about 3 mins for all progs to load up from the start menu, after that loaded up
I used to be able to run 6 or 7 applications all at once and not experience any lag, but now i can't run 3 without them becoming 'not responding'.
It has gone way to slow to just be a de-frag prog, and die to the time laps between getting linux, and the slowdown, i assume that its not that (please let it not be that - ubuntu is cool) so i am lead to believe its a virus, or spyware, yet zonealarm (run on XP, as thats what is slow) didnt find a thing.

What would you recommend? Please try and stop short of zapping the linux as its a lot better than winDOZE but if thats a must, then i would rather get rid of the linux than the windoze, as im more used to the windoze.

Please help as this is pissing me off mightily.
 

A:Xp runs very S-L-O-W-L-Y

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i did a forum search and came up empty??
my explorer.exe runs at 90-100% each time I open my music/movies folder.
done AVG ad-awre and spybot as well as ewido scans and made sure all was clean.
I have read and read and read all kinds of blogs and forums. Now I'm just frustrated as hell.
Something easy?? More than likely. lol
thanks in advice, this site RAWKS!!!
 

A:cpu runs 100%

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My Dell Laptop running xp pro goes from what was acceptable speed to running like a 95 year old granny. I have as few as possible programs start on boot up, run CCleaner often, and use MS Security Essentials which is up to date. It takes a long time to boot up from shut down, I get "This program is not responding" messages too frequently, and at times it's as if it has to think about completing even the simplest of tasks. Wondering if it's just wearing out, or needs to be re-formatted, or possibly something simple (I should be so lucky). Your thoughts and/or help would be appreciated.

Happy Holidays

A:runs like a V-8... on 4 cylinders

Hello -From the top it sounds like an infection, or incorrect installed programs - We will look at the second option first -You could list the Make and Model of computer and post a snapshot with Speccy as this may give us a bit more to look at -Publish a Snapshot using Speccy << Follow These DirectionsPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following boxes:?Flush DNS?Report IE Proxy Settings?Reset IE Proxy Settings?Report FF Proxy Settings?Reset FF Proxy Settings?List content of Hosts?List IP configuration?List last 10 Event Viewer log?List Installed ProgramsList devices >>(Problem only)<<?List Users, Partitions and Memory size.?List Minidump FilesClick Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt) in your next reply -Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Thanks -

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My computer has been running slow for the last 2 months. One day it froze up and I had to hard boot to get out. It scanned disk, repaired some bad sectors, and was back up again just to have the same thing happen 3 more times. I have since run another scandisk and it is not locking up anymore, but is running very slow. It has been defragged. I run SUPERantispyware, upadated daily. I have current Antivirus and Firewall with Mcafee. I have used MS config to not start any programs except for my 2wire, modem for DSL, and Mcafee applications. I just bought Reg Cure and have been running that to clean up my registry. I have uninstalled any programs I know are not essential. Also, I keep getting Mcafee update alerts, but am not able to download update, error messages. It sometimes sounds like the computer is working when it should be. I ran Spybot twice, SUPERantispyware, MCafee antivirus, Mcafee Stinger and cleaned temp files before this Hijack log. Thanks for any help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:09:38 AM, on 1/9/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.e... Read more

A:Xp Runs Slow

Hi,

Please uninstall McAfee as this one is known to cause the slow down problem in the first place.
Reboot afterwards and post a new HijackThislog in your next reply.

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i have a compaq d500.. with a 2.8ghz cpu

but is runnin at 1.4ghz.. how can i make it run its cpu speed
 

A:my 2.8ghz runs at 1.4 :S

Make sure your FSB is correct in BIOS.

-Gonz
 

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Ok, about 6 months ago i customized my computer online and purchased it. I have a ECS K7S5A Socket A SDR/DDR Mobo, AMD Athlon xp 2000+ 1.67GHz 266FBS OEM. From the start it was only running at 1.25ghz. I of coarse went into the BIOs and changed the CPU speed from 100mhz to 133mhz, it seemed to fix the problem because it was running at 1.67ghz finally, but then it crashed after about 10 mins after startup, everytime. So i changed it back to 100Mhz. Since then i have learned alot more than i already knew about computers and i learned that my piece of crap ram was unable to get the compu to run at that speed. i had 384mb SDRAM PC100 in the computer. I was pretty sure this was the problem, but just to be safe, i called the company i bought it from and they told me the same thing that i thought. So that was a few months ago. I finally bought some new ram, 2 512mb DDR400 PC3200 non ECC Samsung chips. I took out the old, put in the new ones and windows wouldn't load, i forgot Windows ME doesn't support over 1gig of RAM, i know there is away around that but i'll leave that for the correct forum to ask that. So i took out the 1 chip and the computer loads up perfectly and reconizes the new ram as 512 DDR. So i figured i'd go into the BIOS again and change it to 133mhz seeing out its PC400, but i wanted to see if the compu would change it itself like it did with my old ram when i had it set to 133, it changed it to 100. So i hit F7 to load best performanc... Read more

A:Compu runs at 1.25, should be 1.67...y?

no, man

your fsb for that particular cpu is 266, so that has to be set to 133 .............run your dram timings to be in sync with your cpu's fsb.............meaning......set the dram timing to HCLK.........look to the boot screen when it loads................it should read 266.............any other settings will affect the latency of your computer......
 

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I'm running MS6714 Ver 5 motherboard, with P4 2.8ghz but the chip in my computer only comes up as 1.87ghz, pc2700 512mb x 2, any help would be great, confusing me, i've reset bios to defaults.
 

A:2.8p4 runs at 1.87ghz

You don't tell exactly which processor you have but see if EIST is on or off.

http://www.intel.com/cd/channel/res...rocessor/processors/pentium-d/tech/203838.htm
 

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Hi All,
I'm running XP SP3 fully updated. For the most part it runs OK, however, it frequently starts opening and closing various menus, dialogue boxes, the Start Menu, context menus, opens programs, closes programs all by itself, quite often this opening and closing is of menus etc. that I've recently opened deliberately.

With the exception of the Start menu, the items that appear will be scattered across the screen. This opening and closing happens very rapidly but will slow to a stop providing, that is, I don't use the mouse or keyboard. If I use the mouse or keyboard while the opening and closing is happening it will continue and not slow or come to a stop. If, once this opening and closing has slowed and stopped, I try to use the mouse or keyboard it will start again and basically the PC becomes uncontrollable. Anything I click does not open or start. The problem seems to be associated with holding the Ctrl key down whilst using other keys or the mouse,
occasionally the same happens when holding the Shift key down.

The only way I can regain control of the PC is to press Ctrl + Alt + Del to bring up the Windows Task Manager. Once the Task Manager has started I only need to shut it down again to regain control, however, even this sometimes does not work and then my only option is to power down with the on/off switch and cold reboot. The PC has had this problem for some while but I have been unable to find a solution.

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A:XP runs wild

Sounds as though your system is infected. I'm asking the staff to move this to the appropriate forum.

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HP Pavilion notebook HD runs almost all the time and causes very sluggish performance.

512MB RAM, part of it shared as video memory. Task manager shows that I have 155MB of physical memory available and only 2-8% cpu usage even with the drive running. This has been coming on for quite some time and is growing worse.

I changed the HD using True Image to clone but the problem stayed the same. I tried disabling things like my AVG virus and firewall programs, Cacheman, etc.. The drive is defragged and virus checked. The only thing in my startup folder is Adobe Reader quick launch, and even with only Windows (XP Home SP2) open, the drive runs on and on...

Page file usage is 174MB, Kernel memory = 35MB paged, 12MB nonpaged.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

[email protected]
 

A:HD runs almost constantly

Do you have any indexing program like Microsoft Office Find Fast running?
 

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Basically, whenever I boot up W7, explorer says it must be closed down. So when I rerun it through Task Manager, it gives me the same crappy error + it want's the software that opened it to close. I thought it was the data execution thing that was causing this, so i managed to reach that and added explorer.exe to the list, which yielded no result. Whats going on here? Im running (if i can remember) version 7100 of the RC on my 32-bit system. I can't install any other OS via disk because my CD-DVD drives are in disarray. I even tried to install the W7 iso via Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120% but during setup I get an error each and everytime. Anyone?

A:Explorer never runs

Welcome to the forums.

Sound like you are having drivers problems, or you got a bad RC. If you can get online go to the Microsoft Download center and download a clean copy of the RC (free until 20 August, and you will get a key code with the download), then burn it at a slower rate then you did your first disk (around 2 to 6 times vice a faster speed).

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Hi, Does anybody know how i could stop auto runs being added to the registry.

What keeps happening is that applications such as msn messenger keep adding themselves to the auto run in registry.

This is due to the kids just clicking add to windows startup, however they are all on limited accounts, but this does not seem to change the fact it keeps changing in the registry.

I didnt know if t was possible to have a script that would delete all the unwanted autoruns on logoff and just leave things like antivirus and firewall.

Many thanks

Matt

A:Auto Runs

Hello, good question, sadly I don't have an answer but someone else might.
Try using a program like spybot this will disable anything being added to the regidtry, and it will also provide protection against spyware.

Try using msconfig and disable that particular entry, you might have already probably tried this.

I am surprised that a limited account user can do this, what if you change the account into a guest will it still cause problems?

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Basic Os info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1278 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38091 MB, Free - 15918 MB; E: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 75955 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G1548, A00, ..CN708213BJG0NG.
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

As the title of this thread suggests, I have major problems when using this computer, it doesn't seem to matter what program is running (eg: word) the cpu will after a short while spike and stay at 100%, which as you know will and does grind my pc to a halt. I have used a lot of diff programs to rule out spyware, malwares etc..
I originally believed it was only when i was connected to the internet that the problem would occur, but recently it is occurring without being connected to internet.
I have downloaded and saved the following files as per the Read this before posting thread, DDS.txt, attach.txt and ark.txt.
If this problem could be sorted for me I would be really really grateful as i love my pc and hate not being able to use it.

Thanking you
Limericklady
 

A:cpu runs at 100% after a short while

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Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 9/28/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:38:18 PM, on 11/8/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A940\dlbabmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SUPPOR~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A940\dlbabmon.exe
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A:Please Help-CPU runs constantly

You are using an outdated version of HiJackThis. Please click on the link below to download the latest version: HiJackThis_sfx.exe
1. Delete your current HiJackThis.exe file
2. Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
3. Click on the "Unzip" button to install the newer version.
4. It will by default install to the directory - C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\

I require a new HJT log to be from this newer version

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hello, for about a week now i have not been able to use my Internet Explorer.
everytime i click on it my cpu goes to 100%. if i stay off the net, everything eles runs fine, and the cpu runs around 4-8%. i can play movies, MP3's anything eles but the net, any help...

i have a dell laptop, 1.1 with 320 ram.....
thanks for anyhelp...

BTW: i have already fixed my cleanmgr.exe
 

A:explorer runs my cpu @ 100%

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Why is it doing that? My computer is a year old. Toshiba Satellite. 
 
The cpu fan used to run really fast and the cpu temp was pretty high. It was like that constantly. This was 2 weeks ago. Now the temp and fan are lower and I don't know why.
 
I did spray it out with air and some dust came out but I didn't notice a drop in temperature and fan speed until several days after that.
 
Is my fan dying? 

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Ok, hope this is where to post this.

I am trying to burn some albums that my brother has. I use music CD-r's, so the people do get some royalties, so I know I can burn.

The problem is that every once in a while, a CD freezes.

What happens is that I used Media Player 9 to record to my library. Then I take those songs and burn them to the CD. Usually this works, in fact 99% of the time it works no problem.

But sometimes the files convert with no problem, copy until about 3/4 way through then get stuck on a song. This lasts about a minute or two and then continues. Then it closes, until it gets to about 99% closed, then it doesn't stop. It just keeps going, faster and faster.

To stop this (the stop key won't work) I need to completely shut down the computer and take the disc out. When I try to use it again, it says that it is full, but nothing plays!

Is this a common problem with XP, do I have a bug, or what? Also, when it does this, if I put another CD in it usually works. Are the CD's bad (brand new Memorex Cool Color CD-R)?

I have a hp a410e with a AMD Athlon XP3000.

Thanks.
 

A:Burning Runs On And On

PS to previous message. When I do take the CD out it is red hot.
 

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Before last month, my PC was fine. But now it runs
very slow. I checked TaskManager. There are no
strange process. CPU is used only 2% most of time,
memory is used only 20% (of 500M momory).

Even in the boot period, my PC is also much slower
than before. After start, specially when I launched IE
browser, the machine almost hanged.

Is there any hardware problem?
This is Sony VAIO machine. I bought it 5 years ago.

A:PC runs slow

quite often common causes of slowness are spyware and trojans. be sure to do regular and through spyware and virus scans of all your hard drives. sometimes these can also caouse slow start ups. if u are free of these then try to kepp around 10 gigs free space on your hdd at all time. full or cluttered hdd's will cause slowdown issues. Also i know it sounds bizarre but i encountered a problem once where one of my dvd burners had malfunctioned. windows kew it was there but could not access it. that made the machine extremely slow and sluggish, but as in your case the cpu usage was less the 25%. its also worth doing a cheeck of your ram with something like memtest86


AMD Athlon 64 3500+ oced @ 2.6 Gz
ECS N-Force 4 A-939 K8 HT2000
2 GB DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) CR 1T
PCI-E XFX GeForce 7600 GT oced @ C/M 701/862 Mhz
250 GB Maxtor 7Y250M0 SATA HDD
160 GB Western Digital WD1600JD-75HBB0 SATA HDD
Sound Blaster live 5.1 digital audio
Xerox TFT 8ms 19" LCD Flat screen and 19" Philips 1095 running in duelview
Logitech mx 518 gaming grade laser guide mouse
Windows XP x64 Proffesional
All chipsets water cooled by the Vantec Stingray with Fluid XP+
2x12" bass drivers crossed @ 120mhz, 4x6" mid drivers combined with
2 baby bum horns and 2 tweeters together running @ 250 watts RMS

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Hello,
 
Since some weeks, my PC is very slow not only when starting but also when simply running.
Sometimes it take some seconds when right clicking before receiveing a contextual menu.
 
OS is Wondows XP
Antivirus is McAfee which is run 3 or 4 times a week.
Every week end, I run Malware anti malware.
 
I suspected a lack of disk space on C: but there is more than 10%.
 
Can anybody tell me what to do ?
 
Thanks beforehand.

A:PC runs very slowly

Download Minitoolbox - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
Start the application.Set ticks everywhere.Click GO button.After scan is done a log will appear.Save and attch it here.

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Usually everyone would be wanting UAC to be disabled to allow many xp based based Softwares to run in Windows 7.

But in one peculiar situation one of the softwares, Musicmatch in my case runs when UAC on and having it run under compatibility mode XP SP2...

So I want to know whether we can turn on UAC without restart. If not could anyone let me know what makes a software to run only when UAC is on...

A:Using UAC without reboot... S/W runs only when UAC on

No, you must restart in order for UAC to work/stop working.

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Well lately i've been having this problem where when i run mabinogi (game from nexon), sometimes, my cpu for csrss.exe spikes up for no reason. Also i would lag in the game only when i move my mouse. As soon as i close it it shoots back down and it happened 8 months into the game. I dont think its a virus and i tihnk it only happens to mabinogi.
Help is appreiciated :)

A:csrss.exe runs at 60-90% cpu

The file could be legit or malware:

http://www.liutilities.com/products/...library/csrss/

Look here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555021

and read through this post: http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/...d.php?t=123244

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I have an old program that runs off of a cd, which is a hassle. (Not to mention , what happens if the cd breaks?) Is there a way to copy the cd to my hard drive and run it from there, instead of having to run it from the cd? If so, how would I go about it? Would I simply copy it to my Program Files folder? ( I have Nero).
 

A:Program that runs from cd

I would create a folder in Program Files and copy it to that new folder, you can create a shortcut to your desktop or drag the shortcut to the start button
 

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On a regular basis, HPSupportSolutionsFrameworkService.exe runs at 50 to 60% of CPU cycles and never stops until a reboot or ending the task via Task Manager. I am current with all updates from HP, via HP Support Assistant, and Windows via Windows Update. It does not run at 50 to 60% of the CPU all the time. However, when I notice that the CPU is running constantly, it is always this task running.  I am not sure when the problem cropped up.  How do I fix this? 

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how can i tell if my fan is working properly. My laptop gets really hot. I've been having start up issues also. take 5-6 times turning the computer on and off with the button before it will final start up. all lights come on and it sounds like the hard disk is starting.

Of course its out of warrenty and for 400 bucks i can buy a years worth....Grrr

Lori - afraid to shut down!
 

A:notebook runs HOT

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theoretically, Which memory would run faster:

4-4-3-5 2t $110
ie- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231114

or

4-4-4-15 1t $78
ie- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227231
 

A:Which runs faster?

if it were me personally i'd go with corsair dominator ddr2 it's some of the best memory out there at least for gaming it is. that's what I used and it works great.
 

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I have an old computer with wxp sp3 and when i upgraded to IE8 the browser runs extremely slow. The processor is only a 2/333 mhz. Could that be the problem?

A:IE8 runs slow

[QUOTE=Mark Fuller;3175378]I have an old computer with wxp sp3 and when i upgraded to IE8 the browser runs extremely slow. The processor is only a 2/333 mhz. Could that be the problem? According to microsoft the browser only requires a 233 mhz processor.

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I notice that this thread is similar to one that already exists on this forum, but it does have some subtle differences so bear with me :wave:

Basically, I built a new machine with the parts I bought and fitted it all together today, for reference the machine is:

AMD 4000+ ClawHammer
Fata1ty Nforce 4 Ultra Mobo
2gb PC-3200 DDR Ram
300gb SATA 16mb Cache HD
Nvidia 7800 GTX 256mb

Anyway, booted it up and it ran fine. Set in the BIOS to boot from CDROM and patitioned my drive. When it got to 90% however on formatting this drive my PC lost all power. After this it wouldnt turn on. When I opened it up I found that the power was coming through and displaying the LED but when I pressed the power, the fan jerked and a few other lights came on for a few miliseconds but it was still dead. My prime suspect at the moment is the power supply but since its brand new I would expect it to last a bit longer than 50 minutes. Anyway, these are the things I have done so far:

1) Removed all unnecessary items from PC
2) Replaced GFX card + a RAM stick
3) Cleared the CMOS (this was really clutching at straws)

If you can offer any advice or help, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:New PC, runs then cuts out

If you are using the power supply that came with your case, it could very well be a faulty power supply. Power supplies that come with cases are generally not that great although there are exceptions. Also, just because any part is new is no guarantee it's ok.
 

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Recently I had to replace a hard drive in one of my laptop computers (a Fujitsu Lifebook). I backed up everything to an external hard drive, put the new drive in the laptop, reinstalled the system, then restored the backup. Now the CPU runs at 100% almost all the time and it is very slow! I used "msconfig" to stop all the "startups" but it basically did nothing to help the problem. Do you have any ideas? P.S. I have tried to run IOBit registry repair and Registry First Aid on it to see if it would help ... it did not!

kdnme
 

A:Solved: CPU runs at 100%

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My hp laptop's fan runs fast and louder now. Whenever cpu usage touch and goes above 50%, fan start to run louder without taking any minute. When usage goes under 20% then fan quiet.My question is why hp fan run so much quickly?? Just touch 50% cpu usage and fan runs louder enough to make noise in room. Heat sink etc should absorb heat for sometime i guess and hope so...

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A friend asked me to look at his computer. I'd never seen it before and really am not sure what it's state was prior to my receiving it.
It's a HP Mini loaded with XP SP3. It had some program that was irritating, a in sync or something to do with movies and music. I removed it which wasn't easy as the PC kept shutting down with a blue screen warning that was so quick, I never really saw what it was.
I was able to install Microsoft Security Essentials and after booting in a number of ways and multiple runs, most incomplete, I finally got a scan of complete nature and the program removed a number of Trojans and back door stuff.
I now have the PC running, it is giving an error message, something about delayed write in the temp folder, but for the most part, seems to accept prompts and commands.
There are no programs except for Microsoft security, IE and Outlook Express. No system tools, no restore points other than the one when I turned restore back on. All programs listed in add and remove seem to be gone as well.
There was no rescue disk made, no OS disk included and I think I've gone as far as I can without re-installing a new operating system for him.
Since I often come up against this, I'm just curious. Can viruses turn off restore points? Eliminate all programs such as was found on this?
Is there anything further I can do with this machine? Is it even worth bothering? LOL

A:Computer now runs but all is gone

You're infected by recovery rogue which hides all files and folders

Follow the guide here

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-system-check

Good luck

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I have a Inspiron 8200. My CPU runs at 100% all the time. I have installed new anti-virus, cleaned the registry and still no good. On my task manager it looks like svchost.exe is using most of the cpu. What di I do?
 

A:My CPU runs at 100% all the time.

svchost.exe is a legit windows process. every instance of it is used for some application. you need to find which app is taking this svchost and using it. under the cpu column in task manager, click twice on cpu and see which svchost is using the most. kill it. then look at your startup (run/msgonfig) to see which process looks fishy. check the internet site (legit processes) for every entry that's in msconfig's start up.
 

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I have an old computer that I reformatted (wxp home sp3) and I upgraded to IE8 and the internet runs very slow if it changes pages at all. The computer has a 2/333 mhz processor, could this be the problem? The microsoft site says that IE8 only requires a 233 mhz processor.
 

A:IE8 runs slow

It's more likely to be not enough RAM installed. If you have 256 or 512MB it will struggle, if you can get 1GB installed it would make a big difference to your pc's overall speed.
* Also you could try a more lightweight web browser, such as Firefox 1.5 or 2.0. (You might have it on a Magazine CD from a few years ago, or it must be available to download, somewhere.
 

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hello

i have this problem for the past 2 days and i cant find the cause or a solution

a few minutes after i boot my computer it starts to freeze for a second then work smoothly for 3-4 seconds and again freeze for a second

comp sceps are: 2.4gh pressecor, 512 ram

please help
 

A:Win XP runs in pulses

http://www.memtest.org/ download memtest and let it run for a minimum of 7 passes.

Did you install any hardware or software when this started happening?

Do you use a spyware/adware program?

Is your windows login password protected?

Are you using a firewall?

Have you tried booting into safe mode and see if the pc still "Pulses"?

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic19133.html go there and do what it says and post the log here as a txt file.

Also you stated you have 512MB RAM, is that 1x512 stick or 2x256 sticks?

I await your reply.
 

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Hey EightForums community.

I don't know why, for some reason, my CPU is always at 100%. I double-check under the Performance tab and it confirms it.

As soon as I close the offending programs that are eating up the usage, other processes just take its place.

Here are a few examples:

I did a malware scan via MalwareBytes and used Windows Defender, restarted the system and still can't figure out what's wrong.

The OS is on an SSD that was installed on it a few months ago, so relatively new system.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,

David

A:CPU Runs at 100% At all Times

To me it looks like you have several instances of windows search running, along with Perfect Disk defragmenting, along with a malware scan and Zune sharing.

That's a lot of simultaneous disk usage. Wait until windows search completes its indexing and PD finished defragmenting and the malware finished running, etc.

Then see how things looks.

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Hello.

I'm having myself quite a bit of a problem. Whenever I install a game and I try to run it it simply doesn't run. It doesn't start and close or flicker, it simply, just doesn't start...at all.

Does anyone know what the bloody hell is going on with my machine? Or is it the software
P.S The games worked fine on this same machine when it still had a fresh copy of windows installed, even so, it worked fine on the previous 8 copies as well....
Any help whatsoever appreciated!
 

A:No Game Runs AT ALL!

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While looking for a CD key for prey, i downloaded a trojan.

Explorer.exe (under Task Manager ==> Processes) started running at or above 98% of the CPU, I had Ishost.exe and another program running that i thought were abit sus so i googled them and found a prog (ewido) that got rid of them.

Explorer.exe is still taking up 98%+ CPU and i keep having to end and restart it, but after a while it bumps itself back up and slows everything down.

After following the rules in the anouncment, this is the HJT log

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:40:47 PM, on 8/09/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
D:\Program Files\Norton\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Norton\Norton AntiVirus\... Read more

A:Explorer.exe runs at 98%+ CPU

Hi and welcome to TSF.

There is a possibility that some items are hiding from us. Please follow these instructions carefully.

I'd like you to rename HijackThis.exe (the actual .exe file) to glasgow.exe. Navigate to C:\hjt\HijackThis.exe (or wherever HJT is located)
Right click on HijackThis.exe
Select 'Rename'
Type in glasgow.exe
Press Enter.

Now run another scan and post the new log back here.

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Not sure what else to do - i have done virus checks and scans etc - I have deleted programs, reinstalled others - nothing seems to help. My CPU is running almost constantly at 100% - when it does drop and I can do things - it does not stay low for long.
Heres my hijack report - have'nt got a clue what it means - so could use some help from all you intelligent guys (or girls) - PLEASE HELP ME - this is driving me insane.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:02:06 PM, on 8/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\WebEx\319\atnthost.exe
C:\Program Files\PCSecurityShield\TheShieldDeluxe\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Customer Manager\QBCMAgen... Read more

A:PLEASE HELP - CPU Runs at 100% most of time

Hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete and click on the Processes tab. Click on the CPU column along the top TWICE, arranging it so that the highest CPU usage is at the top. Does it say what is using it?
 

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I need to run CAT5 and understand that I should not run long runs parallel with Electricity. Does anyone know what is the minimum distance between Cat5 and electrical should be? And, if there is no other routes, how far of distance can I run Cat5 & Elec. together?
 

A:CAT5 Runs

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Hi,
 
i have a Problem with a System that i don't know how to fix. Every time I start a programm the Harddisk runs with 100%. CPU and Ram are normaly.
The space is half fulled (500GB). It's an Acer Notebook with Windows 8.1 and now it is upgradet to Windows 10. I call Acer and they told me that the
Problem is a Microsoft Update that possibly comes in when Windows 8.1 was aktiv.
Does anyone know thomething about this update?
 
Thanks for help,
 
Aitora
 

A:Harddisk runs by 100%

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 

Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop.
 
Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator.
 
You will see an image like the one below.
 

 
Click on the following checkboxes only:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, then copy it and paste it in your topic.

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I need to rephrase my original question...I have a dell optiplex 755 ...stock......need to run two plasmas and a lcd ...who is currently running three monitors and what are they running....?......and is it similar to a stock dell like the one i have....I have gotten answers to this question....but does anyone acutally run this setup and know what they are talking about.??? I have had techs tell me you can run PCIE with Pci but you have to tell me no one on this site runs three monitors.....thanks you anyone who can help me out with this client???? cheers J
 

A:Who runs three monitors? and HOW

There are a few options here...

One, there are cards that support more than two monitors - Matrox has several products like this, as well as new devices designed to extend the capabilities of most standard cards. See http://www.matrox.com

Two, if you're looking to just clone your desktop across multiple monitors, you can use a simple VGA or DVI splitter.

Three, you can add in another card, although your second card will likely be limited to a PCI type (except with very few motherboards), which will severely limit your selection of cards, and your second card won't give anywhere near the performance of your main AGP or PCI-e card.

Either way, doing it "right" is not an inexpensive proposition...
 

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Someone told me to post this question in this forum, so here goes...

At first, I was wondering why after about 30 minutes of play, my computer would freeze or restart. Only when I was running a game that uses alot of power.

I just noticed that when I have windows task manager running as well, it says my computer is constantly running at 95%-100%. Normaly, if my compueter was using all its % of speed, it would slow down but I don't think it accualy is slowing down. It only freezes or restarts after a while.

My hard drive is not over loaded, it is rather empty. I have had one sujestion that it might be the power supply. I have an ok video card, but I have resently installed a new display driver from Nvidea...

I have had a trojen horse virus this past week, but norton quarentined it...

Any sujestions to what I can do to make my computer run normaly without freezing would be great. Thz
 

A:Computer runs at 100% :S

go to http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip it and make sure it is unzipped & placed into it's own folder, not a temporary folder. Then doubleclick the Hijackthis.exe.
Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.
It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
 

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Hello Supporter,one of the svchost.exe is now running always at 95-100%.So i tried some tips with the windows automatic update option like turning it off, do regsvr32 wups2.dll and press ok, and turn windows automatic update option on again...but it didn't help I have 9 svchost.exes running, one of them at 99% CPU right now.So what can i do?

A:svchost.exe now always runs at 100%

You can read up...What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running the How-To Geek - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-is-it-running/ Before becoming concerned with such...I would take a look at what these processes might be.How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/list-services-running-under-svchost.exe-process/ ...and remember, the possibility of malware is a constant. That's why it's wise to look before deciding that you have a problem.Louis

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Hi, For some reason my DVD drive will only read cds like games and music, but it won't read dvd movies or games.

I checked with the tech guys and they said that I should get a new drive. but my mum wants an external one which are up ?70.

Is there another way around this? or am i just stuffed?

A:DVD/CD drive only runs cds.

you can try downloading the drivers for the drive from the computer manufacurer and reinstall them.

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hi!
i am running VISTA home premium on my notebook pc. last month i ran HP UPDATE. It installed an update "HPUpdateSelfUpdate".........
after that it stopped running on my system ... gives error code 1721
.when i tried to reinstall that by setup placed in SWsetup in C: IT SAYZ THERE IS A NEW VERSION INSTALLED ON YOUR MACHINE.......
I TRIED TO REPAIR THAT FROM CONTROL PANEL ... it gives error that network resource is not available( temporary internet files folder..)

Question is when i installed (not run)that update on my machine why its not there...
should i stop relying on HP Update

plz i need help.........
 

A:HP update runs no more!!!!

annia said:


... should i stop relying on HP Update ... Click to expand...

I have.
Now I'm even wondering about M$ updates.
Seems like every time I fix something that isn't broke .. I have new problems
 

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Well yeah, whenever i play a game my cpu runs at 100% and then shuts itself off. I have done many virus scans with many virus scanners and have used every anti spyware known to man. Its not overheating issues, my hardware is up to the task. what else could it be? any help appreciated.
 

A:CPU runs at 100% while gaming

Start > Run > eventvwr.msc > copy and paste some of the Recent Errors
 

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I start my computer fresh and open task manager. The cpu says it is running at 90-100% even though I have not opened any programs. I click on the processes tab in the task manager and it says the system idle process is at 99% idle. So something is hidden and taking up my cpu.

I have attached the Hijackthis log file. I think you might want it.

A:My cpu runs at 90-100% all the time

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator&#... Read more

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I have a Dell Dimension 3000, running Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3.It has a Pentium 4 CPU 2.80GHz, with 2GB of RAM. I just did a clean install, and noticed that my computer is very slow and hesitant, and the CPU is running a 100% much of the time. When I went into my Windows Task Manager and looked under the Processes Tab, I noticed that frequently the svchost.exe is running 99%, and that sometimes System Idl Process also runs about 99%. Not both at the same time but would be one of those when the CPU is running 100%. I don't know what those are. Is there a procedure for me to isolate what is causing my CPU to run high a lot of the time??

Thanks,
Dino

A:Processor runs at 100%

Read this for Vista and XP: What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running?

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I have an acer aspire 3050 running windows XP. I began noticing this problem several months ago after the laptop was dropped. It did not hit the ground hard and I'm still not sure if it's not just a coincidence but who knows. Anyways, the problem is that after the computer has been left on for periods of over 3-4 hours or so the memory gets dangerously low and programs crash and I get messages that I've run out of memory. All I have to do is restart the computer and the computer runs normally again but this gets very annoying. I checked the amount of ram in the control panel and it says I have 448mb which I guess is what it should be so I don't know what the problem is.

Sometimes I get that message that includes the suggestion that I increase the page file or whatever, but I dont think thats the problem because most of the time its a different message about running low on memory. Also, I don't know if it's the length of time the computer has been on that causes it, or the amount of activity and programs run during that time that adds up and leads to the problem.

So....How do I monitor the amount of memory that is available? That would probably give me a clue as to what the problem is and give me an warning of when I might start running low on memory. If I go to windows task manager in the processes tab it tells me how much memory each individual process is using but doesnt give me the total. Also, nothing looks suspicious in the processes list... Read more

A:memory runs out?

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At first, I was wondering why after about 30 minutes of play, my computer would freeze or restart. Only when I was running a game that uses alot of power.

I just noticed that when I have windows task manager running as well, it says my computer is constantly running at 95%-100%. Normaly, if my compueter was using all its % of speed, it would slow down but I don't think it accualy is slowing down. It only freezes or restarts after a while.

My hard drive is not over loaded, it is rather empty. I have had one sujestion that it might be the power supply. I have an ok video card, but I have resently installed a new display driver from Nvidea...

Any sujestions to what I can do to make my computer run normaly without freezing would be great. Thz
 

A:Computer runs at 100% :(

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Ok, it actually runs at 50%, but I have a dual core, so it is 100% of one core. I have used Process Explorer from SysInternals to find out which thread (and it's call stack) is eating up all the CPU. What I have found is the ntdll.dll is using all the CPU and here is the call stack:

msvcrt.dll!wcschr+0xe
ntlanman.dll!NPOpenEnum+0x23d7
ntlanman.dll!NPOpenEnum+0xe8
MPR.dll!WNetPasswordChangeNotify+0x90b
MPR.dll!WNetLogonNotify+0x104b
MPR.dll!WNetPasswordChangeNotify+0x933
MPR.dll!WNetLogonNotify+0x1129
MPR.dll!WNetLogonNotify+0x10d5
MPR.dll!WNetCloseEnum+0x1d80
fdWNet.dll!DllUnregisterServer+0x1bcb
fdWNet.dll!DllUnregisterServer+0x21f2
ntdll.dll!TpCallbackMayRunLong+0x32b
ntdll.dll!RtlRealSuccessor+0x136
kernel32.dll!BaseThreadInitThunk+0xd
ntdll.dll!RtlUserThreadStart+0x21

I have wiped my machine 100% clean and reinstalled fresh, slowly over about a two week period, the problem is back. I don't have a clue why. Any thoughts on how to track this down?

A:explorer.exe runs at 100%

Welcome
What I would do for a starter is to make a clean boot, with luck you will be able to see what software is using the dll
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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I leave my laptop on from morning until night. After about 15 minutes It goes to screen saver followed by blank or a black screen. Perhaps it goes to sleep mode or hibernation. When I need to use it I touch the mouse and my desktop pops right up. By leaving it on for so many hours will this shorten the life of the computer or some of its parts? I leave it on mainly because I'm running Magicjack. Should I be shutting it down completely when I'm not using it or is there other ways I should be handling this? Thanks for the help and suggestions.
 

A:Laptop runs all day

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I'm trying to renovate a Toshiba laptop (OS is Windows Vista [ugh!) for disadvantaged youth to use. QuickTime comes up multiple times when I'm doing things having NOTHING to do with Apple. I want to stop that, but QuickTime is NOT listed as an installed program, either by Windows or Revo Uninstaller. It hides its location; many attempts to tell me the path result in nada.

How do I get rid of this unwanted program?
 

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I am running a laptop (thinkpad 600e - windows xp pro) with a 3Com Megahertz 3cxfe574bt nic, but it only seems to run at 10 MBPS. I tried replacing the card with another similar card, and I tried a different laptop (thinkpad t23), and I tried a different cable which I know supports 100 mbps. I am using windows xp pro drivers in both laptops.

Any ideas?

Fred
 

A:10/100 mbps nic only runs at 10

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Hello all.
I am pretty suspicious about my command box always running on start-up. I suspect some sort of infection, but would like to know for sure.
My computer also lags a bit, although I suspect some of that is because I don't have enough RAM (I multi-task quite a bit), it never hurts to be sure.
I'm on Windows 8.1, using AVG but considering strongly switching to Norton.
Most of my PC stats are on my profile, but if you need to know anything specifically I can answer here.

A:cmd.exe always runs on start-up.

Step 1: Minitoolbox. Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Flush DNSReset FF proxy SettingsReset Ie Proxy SettingsReport IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Devices (problems only)Click Go and post the result. Step 2: Junkware Removal Tool. Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.Please post the JRT log.Step 3: Adware Cleaner. Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Scan button.When the scan has finished click on Clean button.Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.Step 4: Adware Removal Tool. Download Adware removal tool to y... Read more

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I have recently had to upgrade my Dell XPS 710 from XP pro to Vista Business.

When I did this the thing nearly died. Now I have recoverred it to a fully working condition apart from Internet Explorer. I also use Firefox but some programmes need IE.

When I click on the IE I get the "Internet explorer has stopped working" message then it dissapears.

I managed to get a fresh copy of IE 7 but it when the install was running it said "it is not compatible with the Operating System"

I tried to uninstall it but it is not in the remove programmes list.

When I tried to do the "RESET" in advanced tools I was not able to open it to get to the tools. I noticed that it was possible to open it when I right clicked on the IE symbol and selected "Run as administrator". After ista has asked if i want to run the unknown programme it works great.

So I tried to "RESET" from there, but no the same thing happens.

Worst thing is I was advised to try IE 8.5 Beta but now it is on and exactly the same occurs.

Any help please!

A:IE 7 only runs for Administrator

No Ideas, anyone?
Someone has said It may be someting about vista accounts, but not just selecting my profile and checking my permissions??? I know no more than that.

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Hello, posted this in another forum (Bad bug, need help), was directed here (thanks, boopme!). Here are the dds.txt, attach.txt, and GMER logs: .DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_27Run by Owner at 12:06:22 on 2011-11-03Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.162 [GMT -4:00].AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2000\programs\dad9.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Downloads\ProcessExplorer\procexp.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe.============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============.uStart Page = hxxp://search.co... Read more

A:installer_no_upload_silent.exe runs on its own

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I have a problem with Jre installation. I installed Eclipse a couple of weeks ago, and everything ran fine. I tried it again today and I get the following message:

"A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) must be available in order to run Eclipse. No java virtual machine was found after searching the following locations: C:\Program Files\eclipse-cpp\jre\bin\javaw.exe in your current Path"

Here is my problem the path to the jre installation is in the PATH variable, and everything worked until today. there is a java\jre6 installation in both "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86) directories. I think its the java update that has screwed everything up, but could do with some advise as to what the problem is, and how to prevent it happening again.

I had this problem months back before my hard drive died, and I can't remember what fixed the issue; I think I had to uninstall all of the Java and then re-install it.

Also I saw a reply to one similar thread that windows 7 had a configuration option that could disable Java - is this true, and if it is how do I check it to see if this is my problem.

A:JVM no longer runs

Welcome to the forum
Some programs when updated leave behind some leftovers and that lead to some problems.
Please go to the following thread and see if it is for some help:

Java not functioning.
Good luck

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I have a HP Pavillion slimline, model # s5-1414. Everything seems to operates fine, but I get no video? I have changed the ram, video card, and checked the CPU to no avail?  running out of options HELP

A:PC runs but no video

Hello @dell48, Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I came across your post about the video issue, and wanted to help! When you say that there is no video, are you indicating that the desktop starts with a black screen?  I understand that you replaced the Memory Modules, and the Graphics Card.  Try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes: HP Desktop PCs - Computer Starts but Monitor Remains Blank (Windows 10, 8) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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After 5 min I turn on my PC the fan will start running and it will not stop until I turn off the pc or put it in a sleep mode.I open the back cover and tried to clean the fan but nothing got changed. my current CPU is 12% only and the memory is 71%. Anyone have Idea how to fix it  

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