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"Intel Audio Studio" in task mngr. slows computer


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#1 EILEENNOLA

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 01:28 PM

I'm a novice and tried researching the problems that I'm having but the topics I come across have been for experienced users (or I simply don't understand the terminology.) I'd appreciate help in a simplistic manner since I am an inexperienced user. Sorry if this is posted incorrectly. :thumbsup:

Not sure if you need this info, but I have Windows XP, Service Pack 3 and have plenty of space (89% free) on my hard drive (about 205 GB.) I have Trend Micro and CC Cleaner and regularly defragment, clean my disc space, etc.

When I am on-line and typing e-mails, my keyboard will lag and I won't see my typing. The letters then appear after 5 seconds or more. Also, when I Google something, it takes 30 seconds for me to see the search results. Every time this happens, my task manager reads that "Intel Audio Studio" is running. When "Intel Audio Studio" is not running, my computer works fine.

I tried Start Up Lite to get rid of unnecessary entries, which removed several. I also tried Auto Runs for Windows but don't have enough experience to know what to do with this info. I did Hijack This but I'm afraid to remove anything important.

When my computer slows, I look in the task manager and "Intel Audio Studio" is always running (and the CPU spikes up to almost 100%.) This happens at least 5 times during a 5 hour period (it is happening right now b/c I can hear my computer tower making the same running noise that happens when Intel Audio Studio is in task manager.)

I don't play games on my computer. I do have Miro and watch some movies on there but other than that, I only use this computer for e-mail and the word processor.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, EileenNOLA

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 01:52 PM

First in regards to CCleaner and other Registry Cleaners and System Optimizers:

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

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#3 EILEENNOLA

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 03:01 PM

Thanks. I won't use CC Cleaner again! Should I uninstall it now?

Here's the speccy:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/sRLx15EnSqDhwZAsJdi1S7z

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 03:08 PM

Is this a custom computer, or is it one purchased from Dell, Gateway, IBM, or HP?

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 03:31 PM

Gateway.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:21 AM

Is my problem too complicated to address on BC? Should I just reinstall Windows?

I kind of hate to do that so if anyone has any suggestions (or can let me know that my problem is too complicated) I would really appreciate it. Thanks, EileenNOLA

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:37 AM

Can you provide the full serial number and the full model number so I can go check out the exact system specs for you on Gateways site?

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 11:25 AM

Thanks, this does sound complicated.

SN: CCZ6A N10 01716
Model: Gateway GT5263E
Word XP Media Center Edition 2005

I really appreciate this! EileenNOLA

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:00 PM

Download: Autoruns for Window

No installation required.

Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.

Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.

You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Attach the file to your next reply.


Do the above.

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 03:54 PM

Attached, hopefully, is AutoRuns.

My computer is so slow now that I can barely use it, so thanks again for your assistance. -eileen

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:15 PM

You need to uncheck the following:

+ "Adobe ARM" "Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager" "Adobe Systems Incorporated" "c:\program files\common files\adobe\arm\1.0\adobearm.exe"
+ "Adobe Reader Speed Launcher" "Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher" "Adobe Systems Incorporated" "c:\program files\adobe\reader 9.0\reader\reader_sl.exe"
+ "ANIWZCS2Service" "ANIWZCS2 launcher for Windows." "Alpha Networks Inc." "c:\program files\ani\aniwzcs2 service\wzcsldr2.exe"
+ "CCUTRAYICON" "Intel® Viiv™ Settings" "Intel Corporation" "c:\program files\intel\inteldh\ccu\ccu_trayicon.exe"
+ "D-Link RangeBooster G WUA-2340" "D-Link Wireless LAN Monitor" "D-Link" "c:\program files\d-link\rangebooster g wua-2340\airpluscfg.exe"
+ "DivXUpdate" "DivX Update" "" "c:\program files\divx\divx update\divxupdate.exe"
+ "IAAnotif" "Event Monitor User Notification Tool" "Intel Corporation" "c:\program files\intel\intel matrix storage manager\iaanotif.exe"
+ "igfxhkcmd" "hkcmd Module" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe"
+ "igfxpers" "persistence Module" "Intel Corporation" "c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe"
+ "IntelAudioStudio" "Intel® Audio Studio" "Intel Corporation" "c:\program files\intel audio studio\intelaudiostudio.exe"
+ "iTunesHelper" "iTunesHelper" "Apple Inc." "c:\program files\itunes\ituneshelper.exe"
+ "NMSSupport" "Network monitor for Intel® Hub Connect Technology" "Intel Corporation" "c:\program files\common files\intel\inteldh\nms\support\intelhctagent.exe"
+ "readericon" "Sunkist" "Alcor Micro, Corp." "c:\program files\digital media reader\readericon45g.exe"
+ "Recguard" "Recguard MFC Application" "" "c:\windows\sminst\recguard.exe"



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Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:01 PM

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:13 PM

Can you post a screenshot of the Logon tab from Autoruns?

We don't need all that detail.

Just upload it as an attachment on your next post.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 10:50 AM

I unchecked the AutoRun entries. Thanks, -eileen

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 11:10 AM

Louis - I don't know how to send the Logon tab only. I tried to copy and paste it but that didn't work. If I do File>Save and save it as AutoRuns *.txt" or "*.am" then I'll be sending you the entire AutoRuns file, right? Sorry, I not very computer literate. -eileen




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