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#1 nawin_g

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 05:07 PM

hi,

i have this problem when using windows XP. if i want to open a file (for example : song.wav), i have to first open the corresponding application going to ALL PROGRAMS in start menu and drag and drop into it. (like first run media player or winamp and then use its FILE-> OPEN or drag and drop)

if at all i double click or right click on any file it is taking a lot of time. the processing symbol stays for ages. but for folders double clicking and right clicking is normal.

even if i want to files (other than folders) i have to open the source folder and destination folder and drag and drop it.

even to delete files (other than folders) i have to drag it to recycle bin, if i use DEL or CTRL+v or CTRL+X keys then also its taking a lot of time.

however when i open a application from start menu or any other place its quite fast (or normal like in any other system). and when i drag and drop the corresponding file its acting well.

but the problem with right clicking and double clicking is really bugging (especially when copying and deleting files).

i am just mentioning about my PF usage here but the problem with right and double clicking was there even when PF usage used to show 256MB etc..

i have seen the task manager. the CPU stays at less than 1% usually(except when running applications). however the PF usage shows around 0.98GB. i checked all the process running in the task manager. they were all the required ones like alg.exe, svchost.exe. i tried to end all the process that were user specific (like winamp etc) but the PF usuage stands at 0.98 GB always and goes upto 1.07 GB when running applications.

the problem with right and double clicking was present even before this new PF usage problem started.

i am connected to a 100 Mbps LAN (university). i have a AMD ATHLON 2800+ processor, (512+128)MB ram, 80GB hdd. with winXP and Fedora Core 4 installed.

thanks for being patient to read all the above. hope one of you can help me.

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 09:41 PM

I would try scandisc drive C ,right click, properties, tools. Also check the mouse driver and clean it. If it is wireless, make sure you are on a good surface.
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Posted 17 August 2005 - 09:51 PM

What happens if you click on a wav file in Windows Explorer?

Does an app open and play the sound?

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 07:19 AM

to ENTUSIAST:

yeah the application pops up (in my case winamp for wav file).

but it happens after a very long time. so for this reason i open winamp first and drag and drop the wav file, this happens instantaneously


by the way GUNNER i will run scandisk and chk out.

thanks for ur advice

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 01:21 PM

I have exactly the same problem :thumbsup:
need help !!!!

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 02:30 PM

i really help here. can any1 answer me fast

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 03:11 PM

There is no fast answer. What are you using for antivirus/spyware? There are numerous things that could cause the problem, but it sounds more like a spy.
Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 07:51 AM

It could also be that your registry is full of crap. Try downloading ccleaner and have it check and fix issues.
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Posted 20 August 2005 - 09:08 AM

After you do that, start checking your computer for viruses and malware.

We are assuming you have a good, regularly updated anti-virus program resident on your computer and running, and a good software firewall operating as well.

In addition to the above you need antimalware/antispyware protection.

Anti-malware freeware (You can run as many of these as you wish. Generally there is no conflict between these and you should always run several)

*AdAware SE: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

*Spybot S&D: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

*the two most important to have!

Microsoft Antispyware Beta: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/s...re/default.mspx

SpywareBlaster: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool (Win XP and Win 2000):
http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/default.mspx

AČ - Free from http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4281.html . Run it, click Search for Updates, then click Scan.


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CW Shredder removes some variants of spyware known as the Coolwebsearch Trojan. The Trojan takes advantage of a flaw in a key component of Windows -- Microsoft's version of the Java Virtual Machine -- to install itself via popups often found on porn and illegal software (a.k.a. "warez") sites. Run CWShredder after installing, and have it look for updates. Then click the "Fix" button, and the program will both scan and fix any problems it finds. If your system does not have this kind of spyware, it will give you the good news.
Freeware
http://www.intermute.com/spysubtract/cwshr...r_download.html

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)
MBSA is an easy-to-use tool designed for the IT professional that helps small and medium businesses determine their security state in accordance with Microsoft security recommendations and offers specific remediation guidance. Improve your security management process by using MBSA to detect common security misconfigurations and missing security updates on your computer systems.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...s/mbsahome.mspx

Web based online Antivirus and anti-malware scans: (these can be run regardless of whatever else you are using. You must use Internet Explorer to run these.)

Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/service?chapter=161739400#betatest

Windows Security Trojanscan
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp

Panda Activescan (IE only)
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/co...n_principal.htm

Trend Micro antivirus and malware scan:
http://housecall-beta.trendmicro.com/en/st...orp.asp?id=scan

Etrust Anti-virus web scanner
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Edited by Enthusiast, 20 August 2005 - 09:12 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2005 - 11:42 AM

hi
thnks 4 ur reply.

i ran cccleaner it showed a lot of registry changes and other stuff i deleted all of them.


i already had spybot s&D. onething i noticed is whenever i run spybot one thing called DSO EXPLOIT always shows up. i tried to fix but nxt time i run i still find that.

as far as my main problem is concerned there is no much progress.

awaiting ur help

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 11:02 PM

What version of Spybot are you using?
That DSO Exploit was a problem in an older version of Spybot.
The newest version is 1.4.
If you don't have the newest version, you need to upgrade it.
Be sure to disable Resident IE, and TeaTimer, before attempting to uninstall an older version of Spybot.

Also, you need more than one anti-spyware application, as different ones, look for different things.
What one misses, the other one will find.
The ones Enthusiast recommended, are good programs.
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#12 nawin_g

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 03:00 PM

one more thing i would like to mention: when i remove my LAN wire the system works very good (with all right clicks and double clicks).

but the moment i connect my LAN wire then the prob resumes back.

i have used all the spywares mentioned but cldnt find any use.

plzzz do help me.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 03:29 PM

:thumbsup: Exactly , I also have the same problem , I dont know whether it is related to network configure or something ? , please help !!!!!

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 05:25 PM

Lan wire plugged in to where?

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 12:59 PM

I mean when I disable the local network connection , every thing will be ok . Enable connection the window explorer will work slowly !!! . I connect my pc to the router !!!




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