Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Random Pausing


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 spanky36

spanky36

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:55 AM

Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:26 PM

Randomly, seemingly every few minutes, my computer will just take a second or 2 to itself. It has done this while doing miniscule tasks such as browsing the web or chatting on AIM, and while doing things such as playing games or watching movies. When I first open up my browser, which is Firefox2, it opens the browser instantly but takes a few seconds to find a page, which is uncommon for me, as it used to do this instantly, and it is normally instant on my wife's computer also. It does this in both Firefox and IE. Some pages which have you click a lot, http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/classe...ue/talents.html for example, take a few seconds to register each click, where that also used to be instant. This type of problem is only noticed in Firefox however. I'm not sure if the random pausing and the slowness of the web are related, but I thought maybe so I told about both. Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 6:15:58 PM, on 10/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
D:\hijackthis\HiJackThis_v2.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CurseClient] C:\Program Files\Curse\CurseClient.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Ares Chatroom server (AresChatServer) - Ares Development Group - C:\Program Files\Ares\chatServer.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: StarWind iSCSI Service (StarWindService) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe

--
End of file - 1703 bytes

I would highly appreciate any help!

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 54,857 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:06:55 AM

Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:28 PM

Event Viewer errors?

Louis

#3 spanky36

spanky36
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:55 AM

Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:41 PM

There are a few errors in event viewer but I'm not really sure how to get that into a log format that says what each one is, just that it's there. Nothing there that really alarmed me just a few game crashes and such. If this should be posted I will be happy to, just still not sure how. Thanks!

#4 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:06:55 AM

Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:53 PM

Spanky36 have you updated Firefox? The latest version is FireFox 2.0.8.
Second is there a reason why you have not update to XP SP2? It has many security and performance updates that are a necessity for Windows to run properly and securely.
If you double click or right click on the error message and select Properties it will gie you the error message in detail. Simply Copy& Paste the message into the Post. ONLY LIST THE LAST 4 ERROR MESSAGES. We will have a good picture as to what is going on with your system.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#5 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:06:55 AM

Posted 19 October 2007 - 05:59 PM

<<<<<ADDITION>>>>>

I would normally move this to the "Misplaced HJT Logs" forum, but due to the fact the HJT log is incomplete and I do not feel this is malware related as of yep, I am choosing to leave this open where it is and treat it as a software conflict/corruption issue for now.
If it becomes apparent that malware is the issue it will be moved to a more appropriate forum.

Do not post another HJT Log unless requested to do so by Staff members.

Thank you.

Edited by acklan, 19 October 2007 - 06:01 PM.

"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#6 spanky36

spanky36
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:55 AM

Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:03 PM

Here are my last errors. I just updated Firefox a little bit ago and it didn't seem to help with any of the symptoms. These errors are from the application list. There is nothing under security. Not sure which errors you are looking for, so first I will list the 4 from the application section then after that 4 from the system section. Thanks!

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 10/18/2007
Time: 7:04:39 PM
User: N/A
Computer: NICK
Description:
Faulting application evenmore.exe, version 1.1.0.0, faulting module evenmore.exe, version 1.1.0.0, fault address 0x0005d6bb.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 65 76 65 ure eve
0018: 6e 6d 6f 72 65 2e 65 78 nmore.ex
0020: 65 20 31 2e 31 2e 30 2e e 1.1.0.
0028: 30 20 69 6e 20 65 76 65 0 in eve
0030: 6e 6d 6f 72 65 2e 65 78 nmore.ex
0038: 65 20 31 2e 31 2e 30 2e e 1.1.0.
0040: 30 20 61 74 20 6f 66 66 0 at off
0048: 73 65 74 20 30 30 30 35 set 0005
0050: 64 36 62 62 0d 0a d6bb..


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Hang
Event Category: (101)
Event ID: 1002
Date: 10/12/2007
Time: 12:34:35 PM
User: N/A
Computer: NICK
Description:
Hanging application nero.exe, version 6.6.0.16, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 48 61 6e 67 ion Hang
0010: 20 20 6e 65 72 6f 2e 65 nero.e
0018: 78 65 20 36 2e 36 2e 30 xe 6.6.0
0020: 2e 31 36 20 69 6e 20 68 .16 in h
0028: 75 6e 67 61 70 70 20 30 ungapp 0
0030: 2e 30 2e 30 2e 30 20 61 .0.0.0 a
0038: 74 20 6f 66 66 73 65 74 t offset
0040: 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 0000000
0048: 30 0


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 9/29/2007
Time: 1:12:22 PM
User: N/A
Computer: NICK
Description:
Faulting application swgclient_r.exe, version 0.0.165.546, faulting module swgclient_r.exe, version 0.0.165.546, fault address 0x007d09d3.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 73 77 67 ure swg
0018: 63 6c 69 65 6e 74 5f 72 client_r
0020: 2e 65 78 65 20 30 2e 30 .exe 0.0
0028: 2e 31 36 35 2e 35 34 36 .165.546
0030: 20 69 6e 20 73 77 67 63 in swgc
0038: 6c 69 65 6e 74 5f 72 2e lient_r.
0040: 65 78 65 20 30 2e 30 2e exe 0.0.
0048: 31 36 35 2e 35 34 36 20 165.546
0050: 61 74 20 6f 66 66 73 65 at offse
0058: 74 20 30 30 37 64 30 39 t 007d09
0060: 64 33 0d 0a d3..

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Error
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Date: 9/28/2007
Time: 11:20:20 AM
User: N/A
Computer: NICK
Description:
Faulting application launchpad.exe, version 0.0.0.0, faulting module swgmodule.dll, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x000a7f8e.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 46 61 69 6c ion Fail
0010: 75 72 65 20 20 6c 61 75 ure lau
0018: 6e 63 68 70 61 64 2e 65 nchpad.e
0020: 78 65 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 xe 0.0.0
0028: 2e 30 20 69 6e 20 73 77 .0 in sw
0030: 67 6d 6f 64 75 6c 65 2e gmodule.
0038: 64 6c 6c 20 30 2e 30 2e dll 0.0.
0040: 30 2e 30 20 61 74 20 6f 0.0 at o
0048: 66 66 73 65 74 20 30 30 ffset 00
0050: 30 61 37 66 38 65 0d 0a 0a7f8e..



There were also a few warnings and errors under the system section.

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Dhcp
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1003
Date: 10/19/2007
Time: 3:52:15 PM
User: N/A
Computer: NICK
Description:
Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 00508DF77888. The following error occurred:
The operation was canceled by the user. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: c7 04 00 00 ...

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Disk
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11
Date: 10/16/2007
Time: 10:38:26 PM
User: N/A
Computer: NICK
Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\D.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 03 00 68 00 01 00 b6 00 ..h....
0008: 00 00 00 00 0b 00 04 c0 .......
0010: 01 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 2e 8f a8 1a 00 00 00 ......
0028: a5 4f b7 00 00 00 00 00 O.....
0030: ff ff ff ff 03 00 00 00 ....
0038: 40 00 00 8f 02 00 01 00 @......
0040: 00 20 0a 12 40 03 20 40 . ..@. @
0048: 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 ........
0050: 00 c0 c3 f1 88 15 6d 88 .ˆ.mˆ
0058: 00 00 00 00 c8 3a 71 88 ....:qˆ
0060: 02 00 00 00 97 47 54 0d ....—GT.
0068: 28 00 0d 54 47 97 00 00 (..TG—..
0070: 20 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 .......
0078: f0 00 04 00 00 00 00 0b .......
0080: 00 00 00 00 08 03 00 00 ........
0088: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........



Event Type: Warning
Event Source: W32Time
Event Category: None
Event ID: 36
Date: 10/15/2007
Time: 8:09:45 AM
User: N/A
Computer: NICK
Description:
The time service has not been able to synchronize the system time for 49152 seconds because none of the time providers has been able to provide a usable time stamp. The system clock is unsynchronized.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7031
Date: 9/26/2007
Time: 7:58:57 PM
User: N/A
Computer: NICK
Description:
The Print Spooler service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

#7 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:06:55 AM

Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:17 PM

OK this may be very simple. Start by switching the source your time is synchronized with. Go to the clock in the lower right corner and double click it. When it pops up select "Internet Time" change the time server to time.inst.gov" instead of the "time.windows.com" server. Then set you time correctly (If not already) and reboot.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#8 spanky36

spanky36
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:55 AM

Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:46 PM

Ok just tried that and it gives me the error "an error occurred while Windows was synchronizing"

#9 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,076 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:07:55 AM

Posted 20 October 2007 - 07:54 AM

This error concerns me:

Description:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\D.


The reasoning is that, if a disk is having difficulties, it'll often try over and over again to read the data (to ensure that it got it right). If it gets the data right, then an error won't be generated (for that particular operation) - so the disk error is a clue that something may be amiss.

I'd suggest running a diagnostic utility available from the manufacturer of your hard drive (which should be able to check the controller on the disk).

The DHCP error isn't a concern unless it's repeated. The text of the message states that it'll keep trying to obtain an address. Also, this one states that it was due to an action that you initiated to cancel it - so there's even less to worry about.

The Time errors come in a couple of "flavors", the most common being that the time server isn't working and the other being that you're not connected to the internet at the time it tries to check (can be caused by any link between you and the time server). A tracert from my system to time.windows.com takes at least 18 hops. At hop 18 it timed out, suggesting that something was not working correctly at that point in the route.

Finally, the dates from the errors in the Application log don't seem to coincide with the date of the disk error in the System log - so I'd say that those errors weren't significant UNLESS they coincide with the slowdown.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#10 spanky36

spanky36
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:55 AM

Posted 20 October 2007 - 08:27 PM

hanks for the responses! The slowdown still happens, but I have a little more info that may help, not sure though. Say, for instance, I am watching a movie. At random parts throughout the movie it will pause for a few seconds, but it's not the movie itself the whole computer pauses for this period of time. The cursor can be moved, but if you click anything while it is paused the click will not register. After the movie resumes, it will move at a fast speed to catch up to the point it should be at. The same can be said if I am playing a video game, it will pause then move fast to catch up to where it should be. Maybe this will help shed a little light on what the problem could be. I have ran virus scanners and Hijackthis repeatedly to come up with nothing that isn't normal. Thanks again for all the help!

#11 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 54,857 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:06:55 AM

Posted 21 October 2007 - 05:47 AM

As suggested, you need to check out the hard drive error.

Such can make a system behave in unusual ways which affect all components, not just the drive itself.

From the error, it appears that you have two hard drives installed. Is that correct? If so, I would remove the second one (that's the one that is reflected as your D: partition) for a test period...and see if the error pattern persists.

BTW: The time server thing is a known bug, started earlier this year due to some MS code. You might try changing your server to www.time-a.nist.gov and try connecting.

Louis

#12 spanky36

spanky36
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:55 AM

Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:47 AM

Ok I upgraded to SP2 and ran the hard drive diagnostics tool, which showed that everything was fine. The problem still exists and it's driving me crazy :thumbsup:

One other thing I feel is worth mentioning. I decided to run netstat to see what was making the internet seem so slow. There was a Netbios session running and the address it gave was my wife's computer. Is this normal?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users