L.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2215 posts, RR: 8 Posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1646 times:
Hi guys. I have this wierd computer problem. Whenever I start my computer, i always get my CPU usage at 100% and the computer is VERY slow. A simple restart usually fixes the problem, but I'd like to get rid of it for good. I run a 2.53GHz Sony Vaio with 512 MB of memory, Windows XP Service Pack 1, and Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 2. Anyone know how to fix it and/or what it is?
L.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2215 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
taskmgr.exe (not all the time and obviously the Manager itself)
pow.exe (not all the time, my popup blocker)
aim.exe (not all the time, my instant messanger)
System (al the time)
civc.exe (all the time, a SYSTEM function)
services.exe (all the time, SYSTEM)
svchost.exe (all the time, SYSTEM)
FreeRAM XP Pro Version 1.40 (not all the time, my RAM freer)
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1429 times:
"Can you really ever have too much RAM?"
Actually, I heard yes... But, I don't recall the reasons.
I've been enduring computer woes, as well. Mine will become "stuck" every so often. Seems to follow a regular cycle. I've reformatted HD (3x); Changed modems and cables; Checked all wiring and connections... It's not my ISP. I don't think it even has anythig to do with the internet because I've now noticed this problem even when I'm not online. I'm wondering if it's the motherboard and/or proccessor; Video card(?) or even the power supply. Someone told me irregular power flow can disrupt the computer's ability to process info. Everything is plugged into surge protectors and UPS, though.
I don't want to spend money on this thing cuz I already spent large to purchase it just two years ago..... But... Sometimes, I just wanna put my foot through the damn thing.