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#1 jlinno

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:42 PM

Perodically, my computer goes into a HD access which takes over the entire system. This will last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. It doesn't appear to be affected with or without connection to the internet.

I have scanned the system (AVG, Malawarebytes, Registery Error Check and Compression (Winutilitied), Chkdsk and Defrag. I notices very little improvement.

I also have my internet connection interrupted on a regular basis (Baud Rate doesn't seem to matter). Using a Netscape dialup connection.

Connection to the internet seems to have no affect good or bad.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 08:34 AM

Open task manager to the Processes tab and sort on the cpu column with highest usage at the top. Next time the problem occurs, look and see which process is spiking.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:22 PM

Removed AVG. Seemed to correct the excessive HD access but computer still running slow. The internet connection problem has reduced but still occurs. Will use your advice and see which process is using the most CPU and go from there. Thanks for your help.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:27 PM

FWIW: Thoughts On Slow Computers .

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:42 PM

DO NOT RUN THE SYSTEM WITHOUT AN ACTIVE AV

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:09 AM

Thanks for all the help. Between removing AVG and stopping start up tasks which where not needed, it seems to have solved my problem. I still have a problem with the response on the internet, but with dialup, what can I expect! Thanks again!




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