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#1 dnap

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:49 PM

it all started about 2 weeks ago, and ive only had my computer up and running again for like 3 weeks. at first, windows update wouldnt connect, it would try but use up almost all of the CPU, and my computer would run slow. then after getting help with a microsoft tech we got it working running all kinds of command prompt stuff, and i was able to get my updates, but even still its acting weird. like anytime wuauclt.exe runs, it still uses a lot of CPU, and freezes up, and it wouldnt read my zip drive, and as soon as i close it in task manager, everything is fine.

the sound is always glitchy, and skips all the time, like when i start it up, after the blue screen when it makes the welcome noise or whatever you want to call it, it skips there, and any music i play it does it as well randomly. then, if i try to stop playing music, windows media player will freeze up, and my CPU usage will skyrocket, ive never had a problem with my sound period, so why now?

then it freezes up a lot opening folders or programs for no reason, and occasionly task manager will say its using a lot of CPU when the only thing using any is system idle process, makes no sense to me.

i checked event viewer, and nothing worth mentioning showed up.

CPU - AMD FX-8350 Black Edition

Motherboard -MSI 990FXA-GD80

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Video Card - MSI Radeon R9 280

Storage - Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB 10k RPM

Power Supply - hec XP1080 800W

Case - Antec DF-35


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:55 PM

Have you tried any general maintenance type things like making sure the hard drive isn't full, defragging the hard drive, running chkdsk, running the System File Checker.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:13 PM

the hard drive only has 16gb used out of 140gb, so im sure thats fine. i know right after i installed the hard drive, chkdsk ran, and fixed something about the partitions, and i ran it again recently to make sure there was nothing else wrong, and nothing showed up. as for the system file checker, how do i run that?

EDIT: nevermind, i didnt realize you meant sfc /scannow, yes, ive already tried that too, thanks for trying though

Edited by dnap, 03 November 2008 - 08:15 PM.

CPU - AMD FX-8350 Black Edition

Motherboard -MSI 990FXA-GD80

Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Video Card - MSI Radeon R9 280

Storage - Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB 10k RPM

Power Supply - hec XP1080 800W

Case - Antec DF-35


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:24 PM

Try using Process Explorer to see what is using all the CPU when this problem occurs.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ssexplorer.mspx
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