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My Cpu Gone Bad?


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#1 Crasher12

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:39 AM

I'v got this HP xt938 that is about 5 years old maybe a little bit older and a while ago i crashed it. Instead of recovering XP i just put on linux. After i got board with the computer i decided to give it to my buddy who wanted it to run XP. So i got a overhauled version of XP that should be lightling fast but when i start to move the mouse around the CPU maxes out at 100%. Yet the Ram is running at 64-70 mb. I tryed to reinstall it but nothing. I tryed another overhauled version of XP and the result was the same problem. I am almost sure it has someting to do with the processor, so if anyone can give any insite to the problem it would be much appreciated.
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 05:36 PM

Please explain what an "overhauled" version of XP is
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:05 PM

I took windows XP and took all the useless programs out to speed up the install and running. Just a streamlined installer i learned about from a buddy. It only takes 64 mbs of ram to run it so its insainly quick. It worked on my other computer so i dont think it is the problem.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:15 PM

Without detailed knowledge of the "overhauling process" and detailed knowledge of the specs of the system it's very hard to even hazard a guess as to what it causing this. Try looking in the Processes tab of Task Manager to figure out what's taking up the CPU cycles.
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:24 PM

When I go into task manager it show that task manager is takeing up 80-90% of the CPU. When i use the mouse it goes over the top and freezes untill i stop moving the mouse.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:45 PM

So what you did is go into msconfig and turned off all the "useless services"?
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 08:59 PM

Not turned off Deleted them and other services that i didnt need, to put it simply every thing that isnt esential to run the system is gone. All programs except firefox, msn and the calculator. My buddy did alot of it so i dont know exactly what is gone but all the esential drivers are there because it works on my laptop. 12 process accually run the computer and the only ones that are takeing up the usage are taskmgr.exe and smss.exe. (does anyone know what this is?)

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:03 PM

I'd say reinstall and keep your friend away from you computer
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Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:06 PM

I don't think it is the OS as i said above the OS works great on my laptop and this streamlined version should be faster than the full install. But I'll see a reinstall works.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 10:50 PM

reinstall didnt work so it has someting to do with the hardware it self. So any other suggestions?

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 12:51 AM

Where on your HDD is this smss.exe file? If it is in C:\Windows\smss.exe then you may have the W32/Sdbot-CPN worm.

If it is in C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe then it is legit. The legit one is the Session Manager Subsystem and is responsible for handling sessions on your system.

You could try testing the RAM and the HDD if you think it's a hardware problem. The RAM can be tested with Memtest86. To test the HDD you'll have to go to the manufacturer's website for details.
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Posted 18 June 2007 - 04:28 PM

Hard drive utilities for Segate/Maxtor HERE or Western Digital HERE.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 06:32 PM

I fixed the problem. For anyone intrested the problem was the 3v battery located on the motherboard that had gone dead. Thanks for the insite and I hope others who have the same problem can use this forums.


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Posted 19 June 2007 - 03:12 PM

Thanks for posting your solution. I wouldn't have thought that would cause that. Usually the Bios will post a message stating the battery is dead and make you run set up everytime you power down. Good to know thats a possibility :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 07:20 PM

My guess was that the battery was close to being dead because it was extreamly slow but still worked. So if anyone has a really slow old computer try swapping out the battery. :thumbsup:




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