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100% CPU, Very Slow, Can't See Videos


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#1 dewdrop67

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:16 PM

Hi,

I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what's going on with my computer. I'm using Windows XP, and it's gotten very slow,
when I check my CPU it's at 100% constantly. When I try and play any videos, they are very choppy, and the audio is ahead of
the video, then all of a sudden the video image will speed up to catch up to the audio...I hope that makes sense. When a webpage
is taking a long time to load, I notice it's usually an animated ad that is causing the slowness.

I've scanned my computer with Avast, Eset, Panda, and BitDefender and none of them have picked up anything. I clear out my temporary
internet files constantly, have defragmented, and it's still slow. I'd appreciate any help.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:18 PM

What process is using all the CPU?
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:31 PM

If I'm using Firefox that takes up most of the CPU, when I'm in IE, then IE takes up most of the CPU.
It seems to be divided between the type of browser and System.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:36 PM

Can you download: Speccy and tell us what is on the first screen?

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:07 PM

I downloaded Speccy, and the following was on the first screen:

Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP2

CPU
Mobile AMD Sempron 3400+ 74 C
Keene 90nm Technology

RAM
512MB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 159MHz (4-4-4-12)

Motherboard
Acer Navarro (Socket M2/S1G1)

Graphics
Default Monitor @ 1024x768
Default Monitor @ 1280x800
ATI video (Acer Incorporated [ALI])

Hard Drives
59GB TOSHIBA TOSHIBA MK6034GAX (IDE) 54 C

Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4244N

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:11 PM

What programs do you have running?

512Megs of RAM is pretty low.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:40 PM

When I downloaded Speccy the only thing I had opened was Firefox,
and under the processes I have 44. Many of them I have no idea what
they are so I just leave them alone because I don't want to end something
that I'm not supposed to.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:45 PM

Post a screen shot of the programs in Task Manager, and I would also download: Process Explorer and post screenshots of that as well.

Taking a screenshot: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/s...screenshot.mspx


Upload to http://www.tinypic.com and post here.

Edited by cryptodan, 09 June 2010 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:53 PM

Ok,

Task Manager

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Process Explorer

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Second half of Process Explorer, after justched.exe I couldn't get all of
the processes in one shot

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:03 PM

Remove all remnants of ATI Drivers, and reinstall them without installing Catalyst Control Center.

Use Driver Sweeper

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:33 PM

I'm not sure what I did....I downloaded Driver Sweeper and check marked the box next to
ATI, and then clicked clean. Once my computer rebooted, only one of my screens was working
and the display was huge. I wasn't sure what to do from that point forward so I had no choice but
to do a system restore. I figured the restore would basically undo everything I did but my system
is running faster and I've tested several videos and they all seem to be working just fine now?

I never reinstalled anything... could that clean utility have fixed whatever was wrong?

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:46 PM

Reinstall your drivers from http://www.ati.com




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