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#1 RobertG Jr.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:25 PM

Dear Friends:

HELP!! I'll try to make this short... Grandson spilled water on my Toshiba Satellite A135, Intel DUO @ 1733 MHz,Vista Home Basic SP2, 2M RAM.

It shorted out the CMOS battery, yet after running several diagnostics, only “reported' error is the “Real Time Clock”. No problem, I can set the clock when needed and I've not yet worked up the will (courage) to open the thing and replace battery!

Problem is the computer (CPU(s)?) speed SLOOOOW. Just to get the task bar to raise from hiding takes close to two seconds, opening Firefox, 35 SECONDS! Even the mouse is slow and music, system sounds, video...forget it. Now the curious part, that was three weeks ago and after using the slow computer, and I mean Pentium, 256k, Windows 3.11 slow, it slowly returned to normal speed, pun intended. FYI → Task Manager and Resource Monitor do not show any excessive CPU usage, “100% Maximum Frequency,” although the “refresh” rate on both is slow also.

Because I am a glutton for punishment I guess, I downloaded and burned to CD Version 4 of “MemTestx86” using “Image Burn”. Immediately after burning the CD, the computer RETURNED to Slow Motion! I ram MemTestx86 and after 3 full passes, no errors and clock speed was reported @1.73GHz.

Any advice, suggestions or just comment will be appreciated.

Cheers,

Robert G.
Las Vegas

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:33 PM

Never mind, thanks anyway. Since posting the darn thing is back up to speed??

RG

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:56 PM

You're more brave than me..

After spilling water on a laptop I would never try to run it again until I tore it apart and made for sure everything was dry and clean. You are very lucky my friend :thumbup2:

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:52 PM

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel® CPU T2080 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 12
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series, 4 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112971 MB, Free - 57687 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, IAYAA
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Hi:

My CMOS battery is dead and I've yet to open and replace. I keep the time set correctly manually. Would this cause the computer to operate as if in slow motion?

I've run several CPU speed checks and all report over double the 1.73 GHz, sometimes as high as 2.8 GHz.

Any and all advice or comments will be appreciated.

Thanks, Robert


Dear Friends:

HELP!! I'll try to make this short... Grandson spilled water on my Toshiba Satellite A135, Intel DUO @ 1733 MHz,Vista Home Basic SP2, 2M RAM.

It shorted out the CMOS battery, yet after running several diagnostics, only “reported' error is the “Real Time Clock”. No problem, I can set the clock when needed and I've not yet worked up the will (courage) to open the thing and replace battery!

Problem is the computer (CPU(s)?) speed SLOOOOW. Just to get the task bar to raise from hiding takes close to two seconds, opening Firefox, 35 SECONDS! Even the mouse is slow and music, system sounds, video...forget it. Now the curious part, that was three weeks ago and after using the slow computer, and I mean Pentium, 256k, Windows 3.11 slow, it slowly returned to normal speed, pun intended. FYI → Task Manager and Resource Monitor do not show any excessive CPU usage, “100% Maximum Frequency,” although the “refresh” rate on both is slow also.

Because I am a glutton for punishment I guess, I downloaded and burned to CD Version 4 of “MemTestx86” using “Image Burn”. Immediately after burning the CD, the computer RETURNED to Slow Motion! I ram MemTestx86 and after 3 full passes, no errors and clock speed was reported @1.73GHz.

Any advice, suggestions or just comment will be appreciated.

Cheers,

Robert G.
Las Vegas



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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:59 PM

A failing CMOS battery can cause many different effects.

One of them might possibly result in the wrong date/time on installed files...which will gum up Windows, IME.

You cannot use a failing CMOS battery to keep Windows updated...replace the battery and eliminate at least one possible contributor to unnecessary frustration.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

A failing CMOS battery can cause many different effects.

One of them might possibly result in the wrong date/time on installed files...which will gum up Windows, IME.

You cannot use a failing CMOS battery to keep Windows updated...replace the battery and eliminate at least one possible contributor to unnecessary frustration.

Louis


Thanks Louis. I set the correct time constantly and as long as I keep it plugged in it keeps the date OK. I'm gonna try again to open the case and find the CMOS battery. I found a file with pictures...LOL.

Cheers, Robert




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