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Solved: Slow performance all around; no apparent reason

Q: Solved: Slow performance all around; no apparent reason

Hi everyone,

I've got a pretty strange problem here. Since October 30 or so, my tablet PC has been running pretty slow for no apparent reason. I haven't seen any process in Task Manager eating up my memory or CPU but the Performance tab shows my CPU usage pegged at 100% and I've always been diligent about keeping my startup list clean and limited to the essentials. I also haven't installed or done anything different to my computer that should have caused this. Below is a list of symptoms I've noticed and things I've tried to fix it.

- Takes a good 5 minutes or so to boot up.
- Slow or jerky mouse movement
- Most actions take noticeably longer to perform
- Performance tab in Task Manager shows CPU pegged at 100% or so. No process in the Processes tab are shown eating it up though.

Things I've tried:
- Ran AVG, it found three things and put them in the "virus vault:"
---- Infection - Virus Found JS/Downloader.Agent
---- PUP - Potentially harmful program Dialer.IPK
---- Infection - Virus Found IRC/BackDoor.Flood
- Ran CCleaner (and registery cleaning option)

I've attached a HijackThis log too.

Any help is appreciated. I use this tablet PC for work and I rely on it so the sooner someone can help, the better.

Preferred Solution: Solved: Slow performance all around; no apparent reason

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A: Solved: Slow performance all around; no apparent reason

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I ran the Spybot. I ran the antivirus scan. I ran CCleaner. Yet they find no threats.

I don't know why my computer has suddenly gotten slow in accessing websites, and shutting down. It used to shut down in under 1 minute. Now it takes 2-3 minutes to shut down.

Any idea what I might do next to speed up my computer?


PS I now use Vista Ultimate rather than Vista Home Premium as my OS. Where do I go to make changes and updates to my personal information? I'm sorry, I forgot.

A:[SOLVED] Slow computer-no apparent reason

My money is on excessive CPU usage. Hit ctrl-alt-delete to pull up task manager and go to the processes tab. Then click "CPU" so it sorts by maximum CPU usage. Do this while you aren't running any programs, and see if something is using a lot (really, nothing should be using more than 5 when your computer is at rest, but if something is using, say 50+ it will greatly slow down your computer).

If this is, in fact, the case, post the process name here before ending it unless you are sure you know what you are doing.

EDIT: Also, let us know if your RAM usage is really high (70+) (It will tell you your RAM usage at the bottom of the task manager on the bottom edge of the window).

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I have two computers hooked up. Both ran the internet pretty fast until a few days ago when I noticed a significant slow-down on my laptop. The other one runs pretty fast still, but this one takes a lot longer. It's a hell of a lot newer and faster too. I am wondering if there is a way to check if something bad is installed on my computer that is messing with my internet speed? Nothing suspicious appears to be running in the process window.


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Try using Ad-aware or Spybot Search and destroy. Thats about the best I've got to say, but i suppose you could also try cleaning your computer to get rid of all the dust...

Also, you can always reboot the router.

Do you leave your computer on all the time? I think it doesn't help for speed either...

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Hi to all,
Currently I face this problem in my office IBM Computer, model: 6578-GAA

For no reason, it just load up very slow and the harddisk light almost remains on all the time but it is okay when boot up in safe mode.

Can anyone enlighten me with this problem?

Many Thanks to all who offer to help.

These are details from Hijackthis.exe

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 5:47:19 PM, on 17/12/2004
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Micr... Read more

A:Help,My IBM computer very slow for no apparent reason?

Your log is clean, but I will recommend some tools to try:

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

Download and install Spybot S&D. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link don't work) and install it. Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button. When it asks you if you want to logoff, click on Yes.

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For the past 4 weeks, my internet has been stupidly slow, and with slow I mean it feels like I'm browsing with dial-up.
I first noticed this in my computer, but when I told my roommates, they tought it was just my computer, because everything was fine with theirs. Two weeks later, they also started noticing. But the strange thing is: it is slower on my computer. At first I thought it was because I was browsing from the basement(house foundations and isolations could be and are interfering with my wifi signal), but today I took the pc upstairs, and I was right next to the router and google took like 30 seconds to open. I did the same on three other computers and it only took 5 seconds, still longervthan I would expect, but its way faster than mine. I've changed browsers and everything. I believe my drivers are updated, I've tried shutting down my firewall and antivirus, and that also didn't speed up the internet.

Other info: Steam registed a download speed of 700kb/s, which is way too fast. Opera registed a download speed of 500kb/s. The max I could get out of chrome was about 75kb/s. Sometimes it doesn't even connect to te internet, it detects the router, but isn't able to connect, for some stupid reason. I have cleaned up and defragged everything I can think of.
I'm using an ADSL wifi connection with a speed of 15mbits.
Netspeed registers 3, sometimes 6mbits/s, which are values you would expect if you're using wifi. Other computers register 8-9mbits/s.

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A:Internet super slow, for no apparent reason

Have you checked for any malware on your computer?

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I have Norton antivirus installed. Scans return clean. I have degragmented the hard drives, deleted temp. and unnecessary files, etc. Computer is still running slow. I suspect an infection. Help?

A:Computer Running super slow for no apparent reason

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Hey, I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right section 'cause I'm not sure whether or not this is a security issue...overnight, it seems like my computer has gotten....slow. It starts up slow, much slower (all the startup items are the as they were before.) and there is a new step added to startup; on a completely black screen, at the bottom, there's a grayish white bar, that kind of fills up, and then it progresses the normal way, but much slower. The bar at the bottom (it kind of looks like the bar the fills up during safe mode startup) Also, starting in safe mode did not help, it's still much slower than normal. It's not constantly slow, I mean as I'm posting this message there's absolutely nothing wrong, but I know if I use it for another half an hour, the computer will hang for a few seconds completely without responding, at least 5 times. I'm sorry if what I've told you does not help with the diagnosis....but I'm totally confused...I deleted all temp files, checked all my processes in the task manager...defragmented.....everything seems normal. I haven't installed any new software either.
Any suggestions? Because, at this point, ANY help would be much appreciated, I'm lost.
Thank you.

My computer's specs are:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53 GHz
nVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS
160 GB HDD

A:Very random hanging and slow response, for no apparent reason.

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I have a PII 350 with 128MB running Win2k Pro. For some unknown reason the machine keeps rebooting its self for no apparent reason.I have down loaded all the service packs and have ran Norton System works which found a lot of errors but fixed them. I am thinking it is a software issue because hardware usually dies when some thing is up. It comes back up as if nothing is wrong.

A:[SOLVED] PC re-boots for no apparent reason

is the reboot completely random? or does it reboot when you use a particular component or periferal?

I had this problem when I tried using a usb component. The machine would reboot everytime I used my webcam. Replaced the motherboard and ended up with the same problem... ended up being a cryptic problem I finally found in the Knowledge base...

*plink, plink*

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This has been an ongoing problem now for about a month... Every so often and usually when I'm playing a game, my computer will abruptly shut off. Because it seemed to happen while playing games, I assumed it was my EVGA GeForce 9800 card that was causing the shutdown... However, last night I was just mindlessly surfing and I had the same issue... When I tried to restart, it took a few times before it 'took' ... this has happend before in the past when the computer has abruptly crashed.... as for the GeForce, I've uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled.

I've also checked to see if it's the fans, but they all seem to be working fine, no obstructions. Is it possible that with it being summer, the room might be getting too hot and in turn causing the computer to run hotter than usual? I don't keep the air on all the time in that room as it's a window unit and I'm conserving energy...

A:Solved: Computer shuts down for no apparent reason

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Hi Guys,

I hope you can help me with this one, I've searched the site, but can't see a problem like mine.

Some of the time my PC runs perfect, but then everything slows down, programs loading, Internet Explorer, Printing, etc.

I have tried the obvious, by defragging the hard drive and running Optimzer 6, but it makes no difference.

If I do a reset, all is well again, until it slows down again, either in a few minutes or in a few hours, but it is getting worse.

I'm running XP SP2, with 2 meg of ram on a system built by a man down the road about 2 years ago.

Is there some diagnostics I can run, to see what's going on?

Looking forweard to hearing your advice.



A:Solved: My entire PC Slows Down for no apparent reason

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Windows XP Home, fully updated
Dell Dimension E520
No error message

It started a few days ago, and I had not installed anything new. I was surfing the web in firefox (also fully updated) when my mouse stopped responding. A reboot fixed the problem, but shortly thereafter it happened again. The second time I was looking through my files on my hard drive.
Again, a reboot solved the problem, until about 4:20 PM, Dec 14th, EST.
I lost the mouse, rebooted, within 5 minutes I lost the mouse again. (repeat 4 times). This last time I did nothing but move the mouse in random directions. I have no idea if this is something serious or if it's simply an annoying glitch that needs fixed. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Mouse locked, no apparent reason or pattern

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Lately my computer has been crashing extremely often. Sometimes it'd crash the moment it booted up, other times it can go for a few minutes before it dies. Sometimes it runs just fine. I've scanned the computer for viruses and it turned out clean. I repaired and defragmenter the disks and registry as well, so that doesn't seem to be the problem.

I scanned with avast free antivirus and used avg tuneup for the defragmentation. I'm running windows xp professional service pack 3.

If there's anything else you need to know, please tell me, as I'm not familiar with how I should present my situation. Thank you

A:[SOLVED] Constant crashes for no apparent reason (windows xp)

Try opening the box and clean out the inside. Pay particular attention to the fan and surrounding area. Go to this site for complete instruction: How to clean a computer

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, 1806 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464580 MB, Free - 14061 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 018D1Y
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

OK, so you know what I'm using. My issue is that a couple of days ago when I woke up my computer in the morning the free space had gone from about 400 GB to 0. I've deleted extraneous stuff and come up with 14GB. For the life of me I can't find what is consuming all of that disc space. This has happened before and the problem vanished with a re-boot..but not this time. I've defragged the disc. I restored it to a point previous to when the issue began (which I can't do again, as the restoration point is now this morning) and I am at a loss as to what to try next to either: Have the computer find the disc hog or to; find the culprit myself and delete whatever is eating up my disc.

Any ideas?

The Tont

A:Solved: Hard drive full for no apparent reason

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Just this afternoon I started getting a message "server is busy -- action can't be completed because other program is busy press switch or retry." I have to use task manager to clear it.

The program I am using "mind manager" has worked for year. This morning I had a major BSOD but think all is well now.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

A:Solved: "Server is Busy" dialog box for no apparent reason

My newly updated firewall was the problem.

If I uninstall it everything works. Reinstalling brings the problem back.

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A few months ago I realized that my FPS in some games began to drop drastically. It was just recently that I decided to play Half-Life 2 again and found that my FPS was around 10-14. I had also noticed the FPS drop in World of Warcraft where I started to get 3-15 FPS. I began to think and though that my problem was just a GFX Card going bad. So I bought a new Realtek A400 Geforce 6800GT. I pop in the new card. Did not help in the slightest. At this point I am about like this little guy ---> :hotouch:. I then think that maybe it's time for more RAM. So I buy another 512 stick and pop it in to make 1G of RAM. No dice. Now I am like :hotbounce:. My cousin says he has the same problem, where Windows runs fine, but when a game loads it seems to load into a bad spot on the stick. So I take out my old stick and leave only my new stick. Doesn't help. So then I feared that the Virus' had gotten me so I took the drastic route and formatted both of my HD's and started from scratch. All new drivers and updates were installed...and still. Not working. So at this point I am punching pillows and getting snappy. Here is what my system looks like and maybe if you find somthing that seems to be a weakspot, or some other part that gradually dies...please inform me.

My System:
Mobo: MSI 865PE Neo2-PS (MS-6728 v2.0)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4E 2.8MHz (3.5 x 800)
RAM: Dual 512 PC2700 333MHz
Video Card: Realtek A400 Geforce 6800GT

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A:Low FPS for no apparent reason...

Hello and welcome to techspot :wave: :wave:

Gsus6677 said:

PS: The HD that my Windows info is on is alittle old...If that was wearing out could it cause problems with games??? :dead:Click to expand...

this could be the problem, inbetween do u have any RAM optimization software running in the system.

PS: also please do search the foreum there are lot of similar post with lot better answers, please dop check. :grinthumb

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So here's what happend. I was talking to a friend on MSN. And then I shut down MSN. 5 minutes after that, I ran MSN again, and it started crashing for no apparent reason. Everything is alright before I press 'Sign In'. It starts signing in, and then crashes after few seconds. I uninstalled it, restarted the computer, then installed it again, no effect. Then I uninstalled it again, installed MSN 6.0, same problem. I'ma go mad...please help.

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Thanks for all the help.

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My Lenovo 2000 running on windows 8 has been working fine for 1.5 years (aside for a malware issue that was resolved months ago) until recently when it froze a few days ago while I was on an video chat. It stayed frozen for almost an hour so I shut the computer off. I turned it back on and ran a malware scan, nothing. However, the computer continues to freeze frequently and sometimes does not resume normal functioning so I am forced to shut it down. I tried opening Google Chrome yesterday and the computer informed me the side by side configuration was messed up. Many things happening here that confuse me endlessly. Would appreciate any help.

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JohnMCowan said:

My Lenovo 2000 running on windows 8 has been working fine for 1.5 years (aside for a malware issue that was resolved months ago) until recently when it froze a few days ago while I was on an video chat. It stayed frozen for almost an hour so I shut the computer off. I turned it back on and ran a malware scan, nothing. However, the computer continues to freeze frequently and sometimes does not resume normal functioning so I am forced to shut it down. I tried opening Google Chrome yesterday and the computer informed me the side by side configuration was messed up. Many things happening here that confuse me endlessly. Would appreciate any help.Click to expand...

Apparently this is a laptop, due to its age my first thing I would suspect is an overheating problem, all laptops are very,very susceptible to overheating from a fan failure most likely the video card or video chip set fan has failed is the first place to start thinking about

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BCCode: deaddead
BCP1: 000000000F010012
BCP2: 00000000001C0410
BCP3: 0000000012BC0000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601

A:BSODs for no apparent reason


You BSOD is caused by your Wireless wifi link adapter
Reinstall or get an update for the driver
Source Netwsw00.sys
Intel? Wireless WiFi Link Adapter Intel? Customer Support

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my pc shut down for no reason about a month ago i couldnt get it to work no matter what i did was told my mother board could be faulty....so sent the motherboard back under warrenty and got a brand new one sent out ....placed that in and for 2 days no problem at all now the same thing is happening random shut down and will not restart straight away
any idears on what this could be would be very helpfull.......at a total lost end
things i have tryed/replaced
power supply
Graphic card
new motherboard
other notes....
can no longer get a graphic card running in the pc and have to use onboard graphics and can no longer use wireless adapter.....pc will not boot with them in

at a total lose end could a virus do this?

A:pc shut down for no apparent reason

Maybe a overheating problem?

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The problem i have been having is that my pc freezes and random moments and doesnt unfreeze.
So basically after it freezes, which usually occurs when im gaming, chatting or listening to music,
I have to actually turn the power off to get it going again.
I dont get any error messages of any kind, which is really wierd

I would be reaally grateful if someone could gimme a hand with this one!


A:Freeze for no apparent reason!

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First off, I'd like to say that it's my first post on Bleeping Computer, and I've always loved this website, but never posted on it.
Okay, getting to the point. Today, I turned on my school laptop, opened Chrome, clicked on a bookmark in my bookmarks bar, and the computer crashed and gave me a BSOD. I'm not sure as to why it happened, but it's not the first time. Let me just say that our school computers have incredibly crappy hardware, and a lot of people I know have lost their data due to similar crashes (everyone has the same laptop.) Every other time my computer gave me a BSOD, it would restart after a while. Except this time, the BSOD is stuck and will not go away. It's stuck at the line of text saying "Initializing disk for crash dump..."The "busy" cursor is on the screen. The "Technical information:" part says "*** STOP: 0x0000007A (0x0000000000000020, 0xFFFFFFFFC000009D, 0xFFFFFA8003E14078, 0x0000000000000000)". The top part of the BSOD says "KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR" The machine is a Lenovo ThinkPad X130e, running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have had the computer since 6 September 2012. I'm still hesitating as to whether I should perform a cold shut down, but I think I'll have to. I really need my computer by tomorrow (Eastern Time Zone), because we'll be using it, so I appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD for no apparent reason

Hello! And welcome, please follow this guide to start
Upload the actual crash dump files.
You will find the crash dump files inside C:\Windows\Minidump folder. To copy the dumps, disable "User Account Control" first. Otherwise you may receive a permission error. After disabling UAC, copy and zip all the dumps using 7-zip ( http://www.7-zip.org ). Either attach the zip with next reply using "More reply options --> Attach files" or use a free file hosting site.
For example -> http://www.mediafire.com/
Publish a snapshot of your system using Speccy.
"Speccy" is a free tool which can list the hardware specs, temperature status, installed Windows updates, HDD SMART info etc of your system. Please read the below tutorial to know how to use "Speccy" to collect system info.
Don't paste the output displayed by "Speccy" here. Instead paste the web link it displays.
Minitoolbox log.
"Minitoolbox" can list all the installed programs as well as event log errors in your system. Download "Minitoolbox" from the below link.
Run the tool and only select the following tick boxes.
List last 10 Event viewer errors
List installed program
List users, partition and memory size
List Minidumps
Now click "Go" and post the output displayed in next reply.

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Hey all,Have a box running Server 2003 SP1 that managed to get infected by a drive-by installation. Removed Network Monitor, Command, and a few other files from the system32 folder manually including the following:c:\windows\system32\iifdayay.dllc:\windows\system32\byXNFuss.dllc:\windows\system32\np5\sfeth112.exec:\windows\system32\ES\ixp6453.exe!c:\windows\TVg\asappsrv.dllc:\windows\TVg\command.exec:\windows\TVg\np0.vbsc:\Windows\uninstall_nmon.vbsThere were a few other dll files with random names in the system32 folder that I got rid of as well. I've run HJT as well as inspected startup entries using Sysinternals Autoruns, and don't see anything suspicious anymore. But I'm still getting random popups. They're not for fake anti-virus or anything like that... they appear to be for random websites. For instance, the last three were an eBay listing for a Garmin GPS, http://blogmlb.smacchat.com, and http://www.felonyfind.com.I've run VundoFix which came back clean, as well as scanned the machine with Trend Micro - also clean. I'm out of ideas, and that doesn't happen easily... hunting down and removing nasty infections manually is part of my job every day. Meanwhile, the popups continue. I would greatly appreciate your expert assistance.Thanks!

A:Getting Random Pop-ups For No Apparent Reason

Never mind, looks like I got it. Rootkits can be a real pain in the rear sometimes.

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In the last couple of months, it has not been an issue, but now it is getting to be a pain. Apparently my P52 goes into sleep mode for  no apparent reason. I have tried to figure out what is triggering - web page, program operating, time of day, etc. However no correlation has been found. I turn the machine back on and log in and it would immediately go back in to sleep. It would take any where from 2 to 5 cycles of this before the computer remains on. The whole event would take place about once a week. Battery is full and connected to the power. Not touching any particular "sleep" key (if there is one let me know and I will watch my fingers). Anyone else have this issue? Solutions?

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Although i read similar posts here and at other forums, i had to make a question because the problem is weird.
It started not more than a few weeks ago. I start up the computer and everything is perfect. And then, as i realized, after 15 to 20 minutes out of nowhere the cpu goes to 100%. Which translates into sluggish windows and programs.
Task manager shows every process is 0, with no change whatsoever. But at the bottom cpu usage is always 100%. I have tried many things. Closing every process makes no difference. Messing with start-up objects and processes makes no difference either. I thought maybe it's a worm but scan (kaspersky7) is clean. Even if the modem is turned off, with no network activity, no change.
It's not the antivirus software, because the problem remains when i exit from kaspersky. No new installation of any program was made. And finally Event Viewer reports nothing at the time of the spike.
Please help..

A:CPU usage at 100% for no apparent reason!

Hi and welcome to TSF.
You mention a spike. Is this 100% of short duration or once it gets to 100% does it stay there?

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Hi everyone,

I have an issue with my Windows 8 PC, as it keeps crashing (Page Fault in non-paged area). Not everyday and not while doing anything special. I can play games without any issue - and then be editing a document and it shuts down.

I replaced my HD for a SD back in May but since then i havent made any changes to the setup. Hope someone can help me analyse what the issue is.

I have attached the SFdebug files.

Thanks a lot.

A:BSOD for no apparent reason

All BSOD's were caused by vuhub.sys (Virtual Usb Hub). The driver dated 11/16/2007. Either update this driver or disconnect any USB devices using it such as a USB Port from your Router or a USB Hub, Ethernet USB.

vuhub.sys is a driver from ELTIMA Software company.

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Hi, i recently bought a Emermax 850 PSU, Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 64 and a Asus MW221u LCD. I had to put my memory in slots 3 & 4 so that i could fit the HSF in. The trouble is that sometimes after about 15mins my pc reboots with no apparent reason as no error messages pop up. Any ideas?


A:PC keeps rebooting for no apparent reason

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Hi all,

New to the forum and experiencing a very frustrating problem! First, here's my comp specs (running XP Media Center Edition):

Dell Inspiron E1705
Intel Core Duo (2 GHz)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400

Now to my issue. Recently, I noticed an overall slowing of my computer -- most programs run slow, youtube videos stutter, general responses slow, etc. If I look at my CPU usage it cycles between 4-18% at idle but most, if not all programs, will spike to 100% during program loading and will run ~30-60%. I used msconfig to disable all unnecessary startup programs and disabled most unnecessary services. I've ran Avast!, AdAware, and SpyBot and don't detect any malware.

This helped some. Now when I boot up, XP starts quickly and my idle is at 0-2%. I can open most programs with minimal usage spikes and can use the program for a little while. Then seemingly out of nowhere, I have some sort of "memory dump" and cpu usage spikes to 100% and then the computer runs slowly. Even after closing the program, the comp will lag until I reboot.

Any thoughts/ideas? I've just about exhausted all of my ideas and have hit the wall. Let me know if you have any ideas! Thanks in advance

A:XP slowing for no apparent reason

I forgot to mention that this same slowing phenomenon occurs if I reboot in Safe Mode as well. Actually, the slowing/lagging seems to be worse in Safe Mode...so much so, that scrolling through windows causes stuttering which doesn't occur usually during a normal boot.

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For the past couple weeks my computer has been getting BSODs during certain functions. I have a SNES emulator that crashes it, sometimes uploading pictures, or using photo shop, though not always, and sometimes just a few youtube tabs can kill it, even when all paused. But it can handle a game like Hitman (only one I have) just fine.

I built this thing half a year ago and haven't had any problems until now.

It has plenty more than it needs to do the above mentioned tasks, except maybe a good video card (just using the on-board one, and always have), but I don't see how that could be the problem considering how it plays a game without crashing.

I can dig up the dmp files or whatever else upon request. The hard drive is not fragmented, I ran a diagnostic on the RAM, I've cleaned it with CCleaner and virus checked it with AVG and Malware Bytes, probably some other stuff I've already forgotten about... I even opened it up and checked the connections on all the cords and so on. I'm running out of ideas.

Anyone out there have any idea how to help me?

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I've had my HP Pavilion 15z Beats Special Edition Touch for a little over a year in a half. I got the computer for about $750 from the HP website. It worked great up until a couple months ago when the 1TB Hard Drive that it came with sudenly died. I replaced it with a 500 GB SSD. OK, my PC is working great again until now. Just as sudden as the hard drive crashed my PC started overheating for no apparent reason. I cleaned out all the vents with compressed air and ran anitvirus to make sure there were no viruses screwing with my computer. Its neither of those things and and I'm not using my computer for more than it can handle. When I turn the computer on the fans immediately turn on and start going like crazy. On the rare occasion that this doesn't happen on startup as soon as I even open a browser the fans start up. 2-5 minutes after the fans come on my computer shuts down. When I turn it back on I get a message saying that thermal shutdown occured and it directs me to the startup section of the HP support website. I can't find anything online as to what my problem might be. The air that the fans is blowing isn't even hot, in fact my computer never even gets hot at all. The fans just go crazy and then my PC shuts down. Even if I turn it on with nothing running it'll overheat in a few minutes.  I asked a friend and he said it might be an error with the system BIOS but I have no Idea how to check that. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

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hi all,
as the title says my pc keeps crashing , the system has recently master rebooted to get rid of some viruses so i no its nout 2 do with memory etc. i have anti spyware software so im pretty sure its not spyware.

When it crashes the power button on the tower stays on, the monitor goes in2 standby and the keyboard freezes, help!


A:My PC keeps crashing for no apparent reason...Help!

I would suggest installing and running a Anti-Virus program as your problem seems to be involved with a virus. AVG Free Edition is a very good 100% free Anti-Virus program.

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I just noticed about two days ago that my right arrow key is broken. I was playing some WoW, i guess i rebooted my computer and now it no longer works. Just the right key though. I took off the key and poked the thing down but still no response. Checked the keyboard drivers and they report nothing wrong. Does anyone know what i can do to fix this?

[Shiiittt i ripped my keys off for good by checking the **** under it >_>;]

Operating System:Windows Vista? Home Premium (x64)
Processor:AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-82 (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory:3836MB RAM
Keyboard:USB Root Hub [Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.]

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ok... Im not really sure where this post should go, so its here. I have a Sony Vio laptop with windows XP, not that that matters. Anyway, it shuts its self down occasionally and I have noticed its extremely how when it shuts down. I can hear the fan running, so i assume thats working. Any suggestions?

AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... I hate this thing!

Thanks, Samantha

A:Shutting down for no apparent reason

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So this week while browsing the internet I noticed my internet connection was being really strange, I commonly have around an 8 MBPS Download and around an 11 MBPS and around 7-12 ping, but whenever I start to run anything like Skype or watch a stream/youtube video or run an application that requires an internet connection (such as steam or something) my internet connection just sways from normal to terrible, like in the 300 ping with less than a 1MPBS DL and UL, any one have a clue on what the issue could be? (the same thing happened maybe like a month or two ago and after ignoring it, it would disappear, but now its been persisting for much longer than usual)

By the way the issue appears to be a wireless issue since it does not occur on any of my other computers that have an ethernet connection, and this computer is too far to put an ethernet cord in so i prefer not to have a long wire going across my house

A:So my Internet is being strange for no apparent reason (at least to me)

Brand and model of computer? Age of hard drive? Memory capacity? Operating system? How old is the current install? What scans have you run?

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Hi guys,
My computer audio was working fine yesterday. I left it on throughout the night but now all of a sudden, I can't hear anything from it.

I've checked a few common problems that may occur but to no avail. I've tried checking the:
- Sound level sliders and mute settings (placed all on maximum and unmuted)
- Soundcard driver (updated to the latest one)
- Speaker jack on another device (works fine)
- Speaker volume (placed it on mid to maximum)
- Ran some songs on a few media players i.e. WMP, VLC, mpc-hc (max volume)
- Played some youtube videos (max volume)

I've even restarted my computer and ran the audio playback troubleshooter with no satisfactory result. I'm pretty sure the problem is not as severe as a faulty audio output socket but I can't seem to get my mind around it. Help, please

A:Can't hear any sound for no apparent reason

Have you tried a System Restore to 2 or 3 days ago, before this problem began?

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So, I've been having some BSODs recently and I really don't know what's causing the problem.
I've updated my GPU's drivers, ran an scf/scannow, ran a memory test, but there doesn't seem to be any problem.
The blue screens don't happen when my computer is under heavy load, such as video render or gaming, but when I'm running simple softwares like skype or google chrome.
With windows event viewer I can see this : 0x0000003b (0x00000000c0000005, 0xfffff88006add2ac, 0xfffff8800868ea50, 0x0000000000000000)
I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64bits with this hardware :
Gigabyte GA-H87-HD3 (F5 bios)
i5 4570 @3.2Ghz
Msi Radeon R9 270X Gaming 2Gb
Seagate Barracuda 2Tb
Zalman Z5 plus case
LDLC BG-500 80+ 500w
And, I know it's not a good thing, but I'm running a totally not legit windows copy. I'm using Windows Loader 2.2.2.
Thank you for your help, it's really a concerning issue for me.

A:Frequent BSOD with no apparent reason

Sorry...we can't assist you with issues on an illegal version of Windows.
From the forum rules:
"No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences."This topic is now closed.

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Just recently I have started to get the sound that is usually played in association with closing programs/applications but it happens lots of times as if something is happening in the background but nothing shows in the task manager although the order of programs keeps changing quite rapidly.
As far as i can tell it is not affecting performance but it sure is annoying,,the only way I can silence it so far is by turning the system sounds slider down to 0.
I have used several different malware scanners to no avail and also some other tools.
I hope someone here can help me get to the bottom of this annoying problem.

Thanks in advance

A:Strange sound for no apparent reason

If you are talking about the sound made when you insert a USB Flash drive, it could be a hard drive or something else connected by USB, such as a keyboard, mouse, web cam or something else. I think whatever it is, does not sound very good. I would try to narrow it down. It could be a USB Header connected to the Motherboard. such as the front panel connections.

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i run a winxp sp2,
intel p4 2600 with HT
ati 1650 pro 512mb

my computer restarts for no apparent reason everyone in a while
it can happen during the night while the computer is idle
although it seems it happens faster during game play
it can take anything form 15 minutes to 10 hours unril it restarts

help would be appreciated

A:Windows XP resets for no apparent reason

the most common cause of what you are describing is ram that is going bad. download memtest and test your ram.


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Randomly during the day firefox hangs up and everything including task manager is not responding nor react to anything i do to them. Task manager is not able to terminate any process and is not showing any new i try to start, i cant turn off internet connection but it freezes when i try to turn it back on. All internet related games get disconnected. There is no spike in CPU or GPU activity. Nothing works besides restarting the pc.

A:Whole system hangs up for no apparent reason

Try another browser. If it doesn't freeze then you know it's firefox at least and then you remove it completely including traces, disable hardware acceleration and try again.

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Its this wierd problem... I have a computer that I was servicing, and i gave it back to the customer... the woman that owns it says that at random intervals, the computer will just restart (not shutdown). Its a fresh reinstall of windows so it isnt a virus or the like, its not her power supply or motherboard because this never happened when she had windows 2000 installed. here are the specs...

Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz
S3 Onboard Video

thats the important stuff.. all the drivers are update (except for the LAN driver, never got there)....

I'm not sure what to do... Any Ideas?

A:XP Home shuts off for no apparent reason...

Run a Windows Memory Diagnostic Test

The Windows Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. The diagnostic includes a comprehensive set of memory tests. If you are experiencing problems while running Windows, you can use the diagnostic to determine whether the problems are caused by failing hardware, such as RAM or the memory system of your motherboard. Windows Memory Diagnostic is designed to be easy and fast. On most configurations, you can download the diagnostic, read the documentation, run the test and complete the first test pass in less than 30 minutes.

Also, I wouldnt rule out the PSU, they can go bad in a heartbeat.
Did she say what she was doing at these random intervals when the pc rebooted? Knowing what she was doing could be a hhuge help in resolving the issue.

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Hello good people,
A couple of days ago I noticed that my Windows start up process takes longer than usual then I saw a high CPU usage % although through Task Monitor none of the memory consuming processes were running (i.e. System Idle is around 80-90%). I run chkdsk but it appears the disc integrity was in place. Perhaps the problem occurred to one of my drivers so I run verifier.exe and got 2 dmp files (which I can't open or analyse) in case this could help. Otherwise the application reaction on my pc has slowed down significantly - so I have to wait 5 times longer for Chrome browser to start/open for example. Please find below my HighJackThis stats:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:23:11, on 05/08/2013
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PSANHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PSUAService.exe
C:\Program Files\OEM\EventService\EventService.exe
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A:High CPU usage % with no apparent reason

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by DA at 21:37:04 on 2013-08-06
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.1013.682 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\OEM\EventService\EventService.exe
C:\Program Files\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.virginmedia.com/?vmsrc=vbook
uURLSearchHooks: : - LocalServer32 -
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - c:\program files\java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: {C8625893-2C0F-4484-8C18-52B00D5A8BB9} -
BHO: Java™ Plug-... Read more

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Hey all can any one tell me what is going on with my copnuter.

1st of all it started a week ago shuting it self off in middle of a game or windows loading up. So i redid my windows and it still does it. I got to wondering if my agp card was going bad so i took it out and still does the shutting off i installed all of the new drivers for it also. i have also been thinking it is the power supply i have a 300 watt it is about 6 months old. I have my monitor on the onboard vidoe card.

I'm using

AMD sempron 2800
756 meg of ram
ati radeon agp video card 128 meg
on board sound
usb dsl
usb cordless keyboard and mouse

A:System shuts down for no apparent reason

Help! Help!

Ok tazzman41,
you redid windows? Did you reinstall Windows or repair Windows? Which Windows? XP? Did you build the computer yourself? Are you running off on-board video, or an AGP socket card?

Open the computer case and make sure all the power cables are seated and the fans are clean and operating. You might want to remove the CPU heatsink/fan and reapply some heatsink compount between the CPU and it's heatsink/fan...

This could be a memory problem too. You haven't changed any bios settings lately have you?

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Greetings magical computer guru people. I, like so many others have a problem and have turned to online forums for help. I'm usually pretty good at solving my own computer problems but this has me baffled.

Well it started a few weeks ago when I noticed my yahoo searches and whatnot were getting redirected to bogus websites. Well turns out I had a nasty bit of malware that after lots of work I managed to get rid of. It was Gaopdxbsfupbcd.sys and Gaopdxwxwthpsb.dll, a particularly tenacious rootkit I believe. I wrote down the names of them for future reference.

Well all of my computers functions have returned and symptoms of the malware are gone, but now it's just a whole lot slower than it should be. And I'm sure it's not too many startup programs or something simple like that. About 40% of my memory is being used so it's not lack of RAM, and my processor seems to be handling everything. Something is definitely wrong but I can't figure it out. Most windows that open take way longer and stop responding for several seconds at a time when working within them. This is extremely frustrating please help if someone could. I'd like to see if there's anything I can do before trying something drastic like doing a system restore or something.

I'm running a HP Pavilion dv6000 with 1.8Ghz AMD Turion 64 x2 with 2 GB of RAM if it matters.

A:Computer has slowed down for no apparent reason

Have you ensured that your system is completely clean of malware? Malware rarely comes with only one infection. If not, I'd suggest trying a couple of the independent scans listed in this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252 (there's advice on what to do at the bottom of that post)If you determine that it's not malware, then I'd suggest opening up Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del) to the Processes tab and seeing what process is taking up the most CPU and Memory. Post back here with the results and we'll move on from there.

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A few weeks ago I had to replace my CPU fan as it was starting to rattle really badly and I decided to change it before it failed completely.
Just before it started rattling, I noticed that it was also tending to run at a higher speed a lot more often than it normally did and I put it down to a worn fan and also gave the system a damn good clean out as well as the heat sink which I regularly clean anyway,
After installing the new fan everything was great, It was so quiet I had to check that it was actually working and the apps/odd old game that I play regularly which were the things that made it work hard stopped happening so I was very happy, But after about 2-3 weeks of doing everything I normally do on my pc the new fan started working at a faster speed when using these particular apps/games which didn't seem to make any sense to me.
I have checked the working temp of the CPU and most of the time it runs at it's ideal temp and sometimes slightly lower and it also doesn't seem to run any hotter even when the fan starts working harder.

I have done a lot of different scans and checks to try and find the problem but had no luck so far.

Could it be that the sensor's or fan controller may be malfunctioning ?, And if so, How would I go about fixing this problem ?.

If you can think of any other things that I can check I would be more than grateful for any help that you can give me.

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A:Variable fan speeds for no apparent reason

What is controlling your fan speed? Your mobo? Or software like SpeedFan?

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Please help me figure out why my computer is acting like it has a power blip the only error I have is Kernel-power, system rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. The computer is about four years old.
Intel(R)core(TM)i7cpu [email protected]
RAM 6.00GB
64bit operating sys
windows Home Premium service pack1
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth X58.
Sapphire Graphics Card PcI-E HD5600,ATI Radeon HD5670
2 Disk drives Sata ST310005
Power Supply Cool Master 600 RS-600-Pcar-E3
using Asus probe the voltages are fine, temperatures are ok and fans are working properly.

the computer will run various time before this happens one time 38 minutes, another time 26 minutes and it operates normally when it is running.

just need some pointers on how can I determine what is causing this.

hope I put this in the right section

Thanks for the fourm

A:Computer reboots for no apparent reason

Look in your Event Logs and see what was going on right before the computer shut off.

Also monitor your temps and see if possibly they went high.

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I am servicing a computer, and it does this wierd thing... The women that owns it says that it just shuts off at random times while she's working on it. Im pretty sure it isnt a bad windows installation, just did a fresh reinstall on it. The power supply shouldnt be bad, considering that it never did this when she had windows 2000 installed about 3 weeks ago, and it cant be a virus, (like i said, its a fresh installation)...

Any ideas?

A:XP Home shuts off for no apparent reason...

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I use a Verizon USB modem. Up until yesterday I had no issues with any of my online games then suddenly as of yesterday I'm spiking upwards of 12k MS on all games. I was using WoW as my testing grounds but even Star Wars is doing it now. As a side not I'm also having an issue where when I'm typing the tracer guide randomly jumps around or deletes everything I've typed at random. Don't know if it has anything to do with it. Even servers that are a located less than a mile away. Can anyone help?

Appreciate the help!

A:Spiky internet for no apparent reason.

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