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By lara_cy ·
Hey all,
I've got a strange problem going on my with my notebook - all of a sudden when i restart it not only takes forever to load, but when my desktop is fully loaded if i attempted to run anything (be it Winamp, Ad-aware etc) my laptop *really* lags, for instance typing slows down, when i move my mouse across it's really rigid and compltely lagging behind. I've checked Task Manager and in Processes everything seems to be ok... however when i go to Performance my CPU usage is completely full 98%, 99%. for instance when i ran ad-aware my cpu level was 97% of which ad-aware was taking 90% when i looked at the processes.

I have no idea what's going on, i ran Norton, Ad-ware, Spybot, tried removing network cable and external HHD, and it's still happening. Also, i can't go back to any restore points because my last one was a long long time ago... ( my bad i know)

Any insight would be great..

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by lara_cy In reply to

Started fresh.. still have the CPU levels incredibily high and windows lagging. Let's try your other suggestions.. :)

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Windows lagging..

OK we'll start with the basics How many Processes are actually running when you open the task Manager? That is just with Windows Desktop running and nothing else. And what is the CPU and Page File Usage then?

It could be that you have a lot of applications running in the background with minimal RAM available which could be causing the problem so the System Information would be a help here. CPU Speed Amount of RAM HDD Size and Page File Size.

Are you getting any error messages at all? If you are what are they?

As far as the Ultimate Boot CD Goes you have run the easy tests and have passed them so if the above doesn't point to anything you'll need to run some of the open end tests like the CPU Torture Test and M'Board test but these are open ended and you can leave them running for days if you want actually the longer the better but you should have some reasonable results after 18 + hours.

Lets know how you get on and I'll come back with some other suggestions once you give me the system responses.

Col

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

The CPU type as well would help and you can add a comment and I'll reply to your comments.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

With a Page File of a little over 1 GIG I take it that you have somewhere around 712 MEG of RAM Right?

If the unit is shutting down when you are running Defrag then you defiantly have an infection of the Temp Sensors are set way too low and are shutting down the unit to save the Monitored units.

Do you have a Monitoring Utility installed on the system?

You could try entering BIOS and changing the Temp Settings and the actions when certain Temps are reached, you could for instance change the CPU to Throttle Back to 75% instead of Shut Down.

But if you have a monitoring Utility I would have it running while you perform a Defrag just to see what happens. I'm not into Logs to find errors as after today I've wasted several hundred sheets of paper just to prove that a piece of software was not running. But the Logs where totally correct they just didn't pickup when the program failed to work correctly.

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by lara_cy In reply to

ran defrag and it didn't shut down this time round, but hasn't made any difference...

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by lara_cy In reply to Windows lagging..

UPdate: i ran Defrag twice, and twice my computer shut down when doing it. Regarding other details, they are below:

28 Processors running in background,

CPU & Page file usage between 2 - 20% jumping every second when nothing else is running in backgroud.

Commit Charge: 220M/1873M

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by lara_cy In reply to Windows lagging..

Extra info :

CPU SPEED : 2GHZ
HHD SIZE: 30 gigs ( External HHD 250gigs)
PAGE FILE SIZE: 1149MB

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by lara_cy In reply to Windows lagging..

Yes 712MB RAM total.
I don't have a monitoring utility, do you know where i can get/use one?
Entered BIOS but i couldn't find where to change TEMP Settings.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Windows lagging..

Lets know the maker of the BIOS and I'll be able to tell you where to look if it's possible.

As for monitoring utilities they should come with the M'Board or from the maker there might be one available on the makers Web Site but you need to use the one designed for the system that you have as another one will not necessarily work correctly.

Col

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

When you initially boot a NB you should see a makers splash screen telling you the Make and oat the bottom generally there should be a Press E2, Delete key or some similar message to enter the BIOS.

When you are in BIOS there will be a makers name on the top of the screen something like Award, Phoenix AMI.

Col

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