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#1 XxBankzxX

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:35 AM

ok a few weeks ago my laptop decided to start playing videos slow, downloaded ones, you tube, porn sites, and on different video players. i went ahead and reinstalled windows thinking it would automatically fixed the problem, i was wrong, the problem remained. I;ve ran many different spyware programs and even speed up my pc. i even looked into the whole pio dma switharoo but mine was already at dma, switched to pio rebooted and switched back to dma and rebooted, nothing.......my computer is also running at 100% when i open a program and only goes down when i close it. i have a 80Gb hard drive, 2Gb intel processor, 2Gb of RAm, as of now I have 74Gb of free space.......I know a lot of people post about slow computers, but I only have after a week of coming home from work and reading thru tons of posts and trying everything i read, please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! also running windows xp, no error messages,

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:37 AM

If your CPU is running at 100%, it is going to be very slow and unresponsive...You need to open up the task manager and look for running processes that are using up high amounts of CPU and memory....I suspect that you may have some high-jacker living in there somewhere...
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 10:29 AM

If your CPU is running at 100%, it is going to be very slow and unresponsive...You need to open up the task manager and look for running processes that are using up high amounts of CPU and memory....I suspect that you may have some high-jacker living in there somewhere...

yea, I've done that several times and the only time my cpu reaches 100% is when i open any program, i also dont know exactly what to look for, but i would think that when i reinstalled windows it would have automatically erased any and all hijackers, spyware, etc.....i could be wrong right???? When i get home today i can actually write down exactly what applications are running and maybe someone can spot something thats not supposed to be there.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:47 PM

What is the make and model of your system?
How did you reinstall Windows? Did you reinstall the drivers after reinstalling Windows? You can check by going to Start...Run...and typing in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and pressing Enter. Do you see any red x's or yellow !'s?

Looking at the CPU will tell you what's using CPU cycles, but you'll need to also look at the memory column to see what's happening with your memory. While in the Processes tab, click on the View menu and select "Select columns". Put a check in the IO Reads box and click OK to accept the change. Then expand the sides of the Task Manager so you can view the IO Reads column.

The CPU, Memory, and IO Reads columns will give you an idea of what's consuming the most common resources on your system (the CPU, RAM, and hard drive).
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 08:58 PM

What is the make and model of your system?
How did you reinstall Windows? Did you reinstall the drivers after reinstalling Windows? You can check by going to Start...Run...and typing in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and pressing Enter. Do you see any red x's or yellow !'s?

Looking at the CPU will tell you what's using CPU cycles, but you'll need to also look at the memory column to see what's happening with your memory. While in the Processes tab, click on the View menu and select "Select columns". Put a check in the IO Reads box and click OK to accept the change. Then expand the sides of the Task Manager so you can view the IO Reads column.

The CPU, Memory, and IO Reads columns will give you an idea of what's consuming the most common resources on your system (the CPU, RAM, and hard drive).





NO red x's or yellow !'s, the highest I/O READS is 51,441, but its memory usage is only 4,049k and cpu is 00, i tried to end the process and it states that i can't its a critical system process, the process is csrss.exe......my systemis a dell latitude d800. also after reinstall of windows i definitely reinstalled all drivers, also i reinstalled windows by overwriting the current partition...................
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 06:34 AM

The IO Reads doesn't seem excessive, but the hard drive is usually the slowest responding piece of hardware in the system. Are the other values for IO Reads similar or less?

Try this free utility: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ssExplorer.mspx

Once it's installed, open it and right click on csrss.exe. Then select Properties, then select the Threads tab. Let us know what threads are running there (only need the file names, not the stuff after the + or !)

Another possible issue is that the D800 only came with 512 mB of RAM. When new that's probably adequate - but after running for a while Windows will likely require more memory. Currently most people recommend 1 gB of RAM as the sweet spot for XP.

Just as an FYI, most commonly this is caused by a malfunctioning program, but it can also be caused by malware or by a corruption within Windows. I'm hoping that the CSRSS.EXE Threads will give us an idea of what's happening here.
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 08:59 PM

well the thing is when i ordered my d800 2 years ago i paid about 2400.00 i got like top or the line back then as far as dell goes, i added everything and maxed out everything. my d800 came with 2 gigs of ram, i'll download that program tonight. as far as I/O reads everything else is less, but like i said whatever program i have open at any given time is the program that my cpu is using all its resources to maintain that program. so if i open up explorer then thats taken up almost 100 itself or if i open up speed up my pc thats taken up all my memory at the time......................also as far as windows goes, this happen, i tried fixing it, couldnt and reinstalled windows, started completly over and had the exact same problem as soon as i jumped on the internet and tried watching a video................also something i just noticed......i have a fresh copy of windows, no music no pictures, didnt customize anything and am missing 25Gb of space, i have an 80Gb hard drive minus whatever windows takes up, one 700 Mb movie, less than 5 programs downloaded and that s it........now im leaning away from something is up with my video card toward something id up with my hard drive.......would hard drive failure cause all the symptyoms i previously stated......could 25 Gb be damaged and or not being read and the hard drive still run my computer?

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:33 PM

Did you format your drive when you reinstalled XP? It is best. You may just try running chkdsk and see if it can find any errors on your drive.

1. Double-click My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
2. Click Properties, and then click Tools.
3. Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed,
4.Select, Automatically fix file system errors and select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, and then click Start.

you will get the following message:
The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?
Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

This will take a long time to run, so be sure you won't need the computer for several hours.

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Posted 13 June 2008 - 05:55 AM

Sorry, but I've got some vision problems and didn't re-read your first post. The D800 came with 512 mB of RAM originally, and I missed your post about the 2 gB! :thumbsup:

With 2 gB of RAM, this is most likely due to a misbehaving program of some sort. The Threads in csrss.exe should give us a clue of where to start looking.
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