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Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. I.e. View the answer I have this problem too Subscribed to new answers Is this a good question? Just click on the CPU column header (in Task Manager or Process Explorer) to sort by CPU usage Oct 3, 2011 #14 chriscricket TS Rookie Topic Starter I'm starting to

For a laptop it can be up to 50...depends on what utilities are required to make your touchpad/buttons/wireless/etc work. - Start>Run> msconfig.exe and check your services. The culprit is usually that my kid has hit the Turbo button off. Ask a question and give support. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin This was the funniest thing on Slashdot today (Score:4, Insightful) by Jane Q.

This involves numerous reboots and is so mind-numbingly boring that I've never actually done it. I usually take a look to see if I can spot anything out of the ordinary. I loaded XP 6 times now and it runs fine... I've ran the HouseCall Free Online Virus Scanner and it found some WORM virii, but I cleaned and deleted those files.

They are both trying to do the same things with the same files and quite probably conflicting with each other. I really didn't think anything about it until last night, but I also noticed the computer has this ability to freeze up when running a few applications at a time. Find out who represents you in Washington's legislature. I have no access to internet.

Find out who represents you in Kansas' legislature. You may need to reactivate Windows when you copy the HD. thanks a lot Sambil View Public Profile Send a private message to Sambil Find all posts by Sambil #6 10-05-2006, 10:35 AM troopcarrier Offline Registered User Join Date: There are a slew of other sysinternals tools as well, many of them would probably be perfect for troubleshooting system bottlenecks.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re:Re:XP running painfully slow by BoMan47 / November 28, 2004 12:13 AM PST In reply to: Re:Re:XP running painfully slow Spyware is insidious Share twitter facebook linkedin Service pack 3? (Score:3, Insightful) by pluther ( 647209 ) writes: <.ten.asu. .ta. .rehtulp.> on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:06PM (#26567555) Homepage When mine did a few Always back up data preferably to a USB stick which is dead easy and quick or to CD. there is free reg cleaners out there but i would rather pay the $12 and have that one than any other.

All the HD makers have one, just get the one appropriate for yours. Share twitter facebook linkedin The Case of the Slow System (Score:5, Informative) by Fast Thick Pants ( 1081517 ) writes: <{fastthickpants} {at} {gmail.com}> on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:23PM (#26566875) Mark It's time to fight for your right to repair and defend local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out. Cancel Michael McWhirter @macmikey Rep: 169 Parkesburg Computer 3 Posted: January 19 Options Permalink History Clean Install.

Might as well go through with the 6/8 Steps in the Virus & Malware forum. 5. SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. This is like a souped-up version of Task Manager. The Fair Repair Act guarantees our right to repair digital equipment like computers, refrigerators, cell phones and tractors.

I am guessing you have just too many programs running. When your tractor breaks or your cell phone stops working, they want to be the only people who can fix it. Static electricity kills chips, so you should wear an ESD (electrostatic discharge) strap. If it doesn't, then its probably a service gone haywire.

To bad it's not free like Phillip's solution. 04/11/2012 by oldturkey03 Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete this zzzzzz? Format recommended is NTFS. About 5 min from BIOS to windows.

On Sale Now 10 Answers Filter by: Most Helpful Newest Oldest Chosen Solution Phillip Takahashi Rep: 64.8k 135 80 138 Posted: 01/18/2012 Options Permalink History When was the last time your

PLS help Jan 17, 2008 Windows XP Slow Boot & Slow HP Wireless Assitant Boot Aug 17, 2007 Windows xp professional boot problem Jun 15, 2007 Windows XP Professional doesn't boot Share twitter facebook linkedin Turn off indexing (Score:3, Informative) by huckamania ( 533052 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:23PM (#26566901) Journal Indexing really slows things down. Your problems coincided quite quickly to the new HDD, yes? Sometimes a CHKDSK /r, can do wonders. (It can take a long time) Here are some things you could try (if you haven’t already done so) A.

or make any changes you may remember. Just make a list of your programs, do a backup of your data, and format that sucker. The 50Gb of data you are talking about, if that is 1000's of small files or it is 90% filling your HDD, then that will slow your PC quite a lot. The interrupt process usually sits between 25-50% CPU usage, and was highest when running HDD tests.