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Hi there
Wondering if any of you guys can help me. Just recently my PC performance has started to suffer, looking at the performance tab in WTMngr the CPU usage is always around the 45-50% mark and the fans are becomming very loud and noisey as a result of this. At first i thought it might have been my anti-virus (NOD32) specifically the ekrn.exe process so i uninstalled the software, but im still experiencing this issue.

If anyone has any ideas that would be awesome..
Im running XP pro
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Hi nessundio ... :) ..:)

go to START..RUN...type in MSCONFIG...then click on OK or press ENTER..
click on START UP TAB...uncheck everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall...if its a laptop you have to be careful about what you uncheck or your touch pad and wireless and things like that will not function for you..
google each start up item to decide if you need it to load with windows...unchecking them does not remove them ..they are still available to use...

the next thing we are going to do is turn off indexing ....its a resource hog and if you aren't searching for things on your computer 10 times a day it will only slow down your system....

click on start...my computer...right click on C: drive....properties...on the general tab..uncheck ...allow indexing on this drive....if you do not have the box on your system...

then START...RUN...type in SERVICES.MSC...then OK...scroll down until you find INDEXING SERVICE...click on it and in the general tab set it to DISABLED...then exit

To clean your temp folder, recycle bin, index.dat etc..please download this free tool...


Don't install any Toolbars, or other programs, should it ask you...Just
uncheck the option of installing the Yahoo toolbar....if you get
the slim version it does not have the toolbar
thats the one I recommend...

It will put a shortcut on your Desktop.

Click on CCleaner to start it....
Before first use...
Select Options then Advanced.
UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"
also UNCHECK Old Prefetch data..
The rest of the standard settings are fine...

Then click "Run Cleaner"


next get diskeeper lite here...

after installing it...click on the icon...close the "nag" screen...click on your c drive to select it ...then down towards the bottom ...click on defragment now...first time you use it it may take 15 to 30 minutes to complete...do it about every two weeks and it will complete in about 7 minutes...
reboot and tell me hows its running...

you do not have to defrag in safe mode with diskeeper lite and its 10 times as fast than the defragger that comes with windows
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Hi: I'm using windows xp home version 2002 service pack 3.
I saw this page before I registered and tried some of Tech Staff suggestions here.
I disabled some of the startup software applic's like DAP and tea timer and now it's using 100% CPU a lot and freezing for 10 seconds or more.

Also stopped some of the MS services, didnt help.
turned off indexing, defragged and cleaned up with ccleaner. runs better but still CPU in the high 90's and 100%.
Any suggestions much appreciated.
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Direct to: Rowlee

Please start your own topic as this one has not had a response in almost a month.
Although your issue may seem similar there can be other factors that may need to be resolved.
By bumping on someone's topic it makes it confusing for the tech to understand who they are helping. This can in turn cause the wrong support to be given and can cause instability or worse to happen to your system.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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