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By derrick1111 ·
I have a a7v333 mother board w/radeon 7000 ve video card, sound blaster live 5.1 sound card, 512 corsair ddr 2100 and a maxtor 40gb hard drive. Oh, and i am running windows 2000. I am having a problem with the computer running very slow. If i puta cd rom in and try to install something. everything slows down. the mouse pointer moves very slowly. the resource manager peaks out at 100% and stays there. HELP.

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by Skitzizzy In reply to system resources

Hi,

Check that the CD's you are working with work fine in another PC. They could be dirty or scratched.

Have you reinstalled the CD-ROM driver? Is there a virus scanner running while installing the software onto the system?

The CD-ROM couldalso be the problem. If you have another one on hand, try using that and see if things improve.

Regards,

Andy

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by derrick1111 In reply to system resources

the cd and cd rom are both fine. I may have forgotten to say that it happens even when the there is no cd in the cd rom

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by khuffmanjr In reply to system resources

as answer #1 stated, ensure that you do not have any antivirus software enabled to "scan incoming files". this feature really wreaks havoc if you've not properly set the thread priority.

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by derrick1111 In reply to system resources

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by Skitzizzy In reply to system resources

OK,

If you have no CD in the CD-ROM and the PC is hanging while trying to access the CD-ROM, it's usually an indication that when Explorer refreshes the system, it can't find/detect the CD-ROM. This tends to indicate the CD drive itself has a hardware problem.

Do you have another CD-ROM on hand you can connect to the system?

Regards,

Andy

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by derrick1111 In reply to system resources

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by Jeff Adams In reply to system resources

Use Windows 2000's Task Manager to identify the process that is peaking out the CPU. The processes are identified in the Process tab in Windows Task Manager.

WTM can be started by several methods:

Start -> Run... -> taskmgr.exe [OK]
Ctrl-Alt-Del -> Task Manager
Right-click task bar -> Task Manager...

Once the process has been identified (could be any of thousands of things), work to resolve that issue. Possibly post the [exe] name of the process for review.

-Jeff

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by derrick1111 In reply to system resources

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by flan In reply to system resources

maybe you got bad ram. or your ide cable could be bad. or motherboard... could be anything. take it a part and use one thing at a time. take out everything except essentials. then add sound. if it works, then add cd, etc... this way you can tell which component slows down the system. and focus on that one.

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