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There was an error message saying, "The audit did not complete in a timely manner and was stopped." However, I saved what results there were, and it processed 128 of something when it saved, so hopeuflly it has some good information.

Anyway, I attached it to the PM.

The CPU usage is still at 100% and the machine is still sluggish after WinAudit stopped. Perhaps WinAudit triggered the problem again, since the CPU usage went from 0 to 100 and stayed there since I opened WinAudit.
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Well...that gave me a bit more to go on... :whistling:

Click Start, then Run, type services.msc and click "Ok". Is there a service named ZipToA listed? If so, what is it's status (Started, stopped, disabled)?

Edited by wannabe1, 23 August 2006 - 04:26 PM.

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ZipToA is there, but its status is not given. (See attached screen shot.)

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It's set to Automatic. Double click on the service and disable it. You don't have a zip drive that needs to map to the floppy drive, do you?

Also disable TeaTimer...it's hanging and may be interfering with getting a full WinAudit.
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I disabled ZipToA. How do I disable TeaTimer? It's not listed as that in the services window.
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You can probably disable Tea Timer through Spybot S&D. Or by using msconfig and deselecting it under the startup tab.
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It wasn't listed under msconfig's startup tab. I uninstalled Spybot based on an earlier suggestion. Should I reinstall it and try to use it to disable TeaTimer?
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No...Tea Timer is a part of Spybot S&D. Take a look in Add or Remove Programs and make sure it's not listed there.
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Neither SpyBot nor TeaTimer is listed there...
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Maybe a botched uninstall?..
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Let it run for a while and then try to get me a complete WinAudit. CPU still at 97%?

It should have uninstalled with Spybot...just wanted to make sure.

Edited by wannabe1, 23 August 2006 - 07:29 PM.

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CPU has been at 100% for three weeks, except for those two mysterious bouts of lucidity today when I started it up after several hours off.

I'll run the full WinAudit now.
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"The audit did not complete in a timely fashion and it has been stopped." I think it stopped at the same point, since it is currently processing 128 of something in order to save it to a pdf. I'll PM you with it anyway.

If it really is a matter of time, as WinAudit claims, are there some boxes I could uncheck in the options window on a third run?

Thanks!
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Uncheck "Display Capabilities" and see what happens.
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Okay, I started it...
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