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sassyminx
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   28th Jun 05 at 07:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

formatted the pc a few weeks back, and its all been fine, but the past 2 weeks ive had problems when trying to go into my music, and media player, its been taking ages to open, and ive only got a fraction of the music i had before i formatted, it usually comes up with " not responding"

everytime i try going into my music, if i drag a file over to D: it takes about 4 mins to copy it over, whereas beforehand it was instant?

if i am on msn and got media player running, and do ctrl+alt+del its using bout 75,000k

its really doin my head in cos its taking me about 20 mins to write a data disc, and im having to end process everytime i go into my music

any ideas?
liamC
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28th Jun 05 at 07:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

press ctrl alt & delete and go to the processes tab and arrange the CPU numbers to highest first and see what's using up all your resources.

Might be an idea to make sure you're up to date with windows' security updates?
Skinz
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28th Jun 05 at 07:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

could be a number of things

hard disk on the way out
virus
spyware
dodgy block of ram

is you processor constantly on 100% usage?
how much hdd space is left? if none then your paging file wont be working


[Edited on 28-06-2005 by Skinz]
Stu
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28th Jun 05 at 07:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

When the PC freezes hold CTRL, ALT + DEL to run task manager. Then click on the processes tab to see what it is that is using the CPU (you'll probably find its one thing) Make a note of the process and then end it. Find out what the process is and then uninstall and reinstall. It could be another program that is trying to start up when you play music and causing a conflict.
sassyminx
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28th Jun 05 at 07:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

explorer seems to be using loads of the CPU, the hard drive is not even 1/4 full,

ive done windows security updates and ive got spyware stuff so i defo aint got any viruses

Skinz
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28th Jun 05 at 07:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by sassyminx
explorer seems to be using loads of the CPU, the hard drive is not even 1/4 full,

ive done windows security updates and ive got spyware stuff so i defo aint got any viruses




no you mean you probably dont have much spyware, you could still have a virus, spyware doesnt check for virusses
sassyminx
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28th Jun 05 at 07:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Skinz
quote:
Originally posted by sassyminx
explorer seems to be using loads of the CPU, the hard drive is not even 1/4 full,

ive done windows security updates and ive got spyware stuff so i defo aint got any viruses




no you mean you probably dont have much spyware, you could still have a virus, spyware doesnt check for virusses


true, how can i check though?
Skinz
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my PC did a similar thing at work with explorer using 99% CPU i ended up having to rebuild it
Skinz
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quote:
Originally posted by sassyminx
quote:
Originally posted by Skinz
quote:
Originally posted by sassyminx
explorer seems to be using loads of the CPU, the hard drive is not even 1/4 full,

ive done windows security updates and ive got spyware stuff so i defo aint got any viruses




no you mean you probably dont have much spyware, you could still have a virus, spyware doesnt check for virusses


true, how can i check though?


this free utility checks for the main viruses, could start there

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/
Mark Petty
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28th Jun 05 at 07:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What virus/firewall software do you have?
Mark Petty
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28th Jun 05 at 07:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If you want some good software that checks for spyware/adware
I recommend downloading this: http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html

Really good free software
sassyminx
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28th Jun 05 at 11:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Mark Petty
What virus/firewall software do you have?


microsoft one, that beta one, its found loads so far, always alerts me etc too

seems pretty good

ill do a screenshot now of it and show u
Rebrabuk
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28th Jun 05 at 11:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Format and start again. You haven't got much to backup since you only recently did it so better to get it sorted now rather than leaving it until you've got shitloads of stuff again.
sassyminx
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28th Jun 05 at 11:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote



thats when its coming up as " not responding"
Mark Petty
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28th Jun 05 at 11:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by sassyminx
quote:
Originally posted by Mark Petty
What virus/firewall software do you have?


microsoft one, that beta one, its found loads so far, always alerts me etc too

seems pretty good

ill do a screenshot now of it and show u


to be honest I reckon you may have some sort of virus/spyware on your pc.

My gf parents pc was going really slow and took ages to load anything like internet explorer.
I ran the free software above and it found 400+ unwanted programs running on the pc
The software removed them and it was quick again until they came back again as they use McCrappy (McAfee) as there firewall/Virus program and its utter crap.
I have used Norton internet security for 3 years now and had zero problems. But even better get a hardware firewall
Rebrabuk
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28th Jun 05 at 11:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Corrupt explorer.exe in my opinion.
Mark Petty
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quote:
Originally posted by Rebrabuk
Corrupt explorer.exe in my opinion.


probably either way format will fix it
sassyminx
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28th Jun 05 at 11:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

grrr i dnt wanna format it again, i lost everything last time, and seein as my disc reader also aint working i cant friggin save it all
Rebrabuk
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28th Jun 05 at 11:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I might be able to help. I'll see if i can borrow an external drive from work and bring it down for you at the weekend or something if you can wait that long?
Mark Petty
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quote:
Originally posted by sassyminx
grrr i dnt wanna format it again, i lost everything last time, and seein as my disc reader also aint working i cant friggin save it all


How much stuff?
Brett
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quote:
Originally posted by sassyminx
quote:
Originally posted by Mark Petty
What virus/firewall software do you have?


microsoft one, that beta one, its found loads so far, always alerts me etc too

seems pretty good

ill do a screenshot now of it and show u


thanks brett
sassyminx
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28th Jun 05 at 11:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

thanks brett


Rebrabuk
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Fixed?
sassyminx
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quote:
Originally posted by Rebrabuk
Fixed?


no he told me to get the microsoft thing
Brett
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quote:
Originally posted by Rebrabuk
Fixed?


no, the thanks is for something else (sexual favours )

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