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Slow and 100% processor useage

By mcartor ·
I have an IBM 300GL, 48M-RAM, 166 MHz running WIN98, loaded with Office 2000 and Norton 2000 AV. Why am I getting very slow response times on Start and 100% constant processor useage (according to System Monitor)?

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by dmiles In reply to Slow and 100% processor u ...

First check to see what applications you have loading at start-up,How many programs are you running in the background?
You are running memory hungry applications to only be using 48m,and it has been my expierence that system monitor does slow the response time down,you may want to check the virtual memory and see what settings you have.If you donot need System Monitor for specific reasons,disable it or upgrade your memory.

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by mcartor In reply to Slow and 100% processor u ...

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Slow and 100% processor u ...

If you set FINDFAST.EXE to run when you installed Office then this is probably the culprit. I agree with also checking the swap-file size. What is listed in your STARTUP folder?

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by Baziite In reply to Slow and 100% processor u ...

Look out for two things .Check if your Harddisk light is on while the processor is working 100% .This will mean that a large file is being loaded from the harddisk and therefore you can solve this problem by disabling the large startup program .It could also be that you are loading many mid size startup programs and the insufficient RAM is causing excessive swapping . On the other hand if your harddisk light is not on while the processor is working 100% then it is probably a program loaded intomemory at startup ( could be a virus or system monitor ) which is causing the problem . You can disable all startup programs and enable one at a time to identtify the processor hungry program .

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by cfraysier In reply to Slow and 100% processor u ...

Once you get into windows, go to:
Start
Run
type in "msconfig"
click on the selective startup tab
take a check out of EVERYTHING
click ok, it will prompt you to reboot.. go ahead. Once this is done.. the system should boot up fast. From thereyou can go back to ms config and go into each tab and take checks out of appliactions that are running with your computer on startup to resolve your issue.
If when you boot with nothing checked, your system still responds sluggish you have a hdd problem..

Hope it helps
Casey

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by rgravelle In reply to Slow and 100% processor u ...

One other thing you should check is if your
cache is disabled in your bios.

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