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Windows XP System Information Problem


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#1 Ociardha

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:01 PM

For the last few days when I go to System Information/Software Enviroment and click on any of the choices, then click on View and check System History, my computer freezes. In Task Manager, helpsvc.exe starts amassing large amounts of Page Faults(21,000,000+) while this is happening. I'm running Windows XP with 2GB of RAM with 1,470,000kb available. I'm not getting any error messages. Last week it was working fine.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:30 PM

I would always try running the chkdsk /r command first...then possibly defragging the system partition...when such happen on my systems.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 02:14 PM

Louis,

I ran a defrag analysis and it said the volumn was ok and didn't need defragging. Please excuse my lack of computer saavy, but what will running that command tell me?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 03:07 PM

I would always try running the chkdsk /r command first...then possibly defragging the system partition...when such happen on my systems.

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Louis,

I ran a defrag analysis and it said the volumn was ok and didn't need defragging. Please excuse my lack of computer saavy, but what will running that command tell me?

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Mike


Running chkdsk /r in a command prompt will check the hard disk for errors. The r/ parameter will force the program to fix the errors it finds. You can also do the same thing by going to My Computer, right-click your hard disk, Properties, Tools, click Check Now under Error Checking. Select Automatically fix file system errors. Click Start. You may have to reboot the computer for the error check to run.

Hope this helps! :)
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