I've been noticing a lot of folks on various forums lately having trouble with XP in general.
Mine in particular had been making noises every time I move my mouse.
I used Process Explorer to determine that Deferred Procedure Calls were happening during the noises...and these weren't happening a couple of months ago. I haven't gotten an answer as to how to determine what those DPC's were.
I did a check disk several days ago and found no issues. I then did a Defrag (27%)...and it ran good for about 2 hours...then started acting up again.
I got pizzed at the performance...and reloaded XP Pro...then got ALL MS updates.
Still a little noisy.
Ran check disk again...nothing. Ran Defrag again...14% fragmented...so I did that again.
STILL a little noisy...but MUCH faster for sure.
Afraid to download Jave Runtime environment and all the Adobe crap that websites want you to have to force you to watch adverts.
Anyone having similar experiences?
Thoughts and comments MOST welcome!
Edited by David-WI, 16 January 2011 - 04:59 PM.