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Rowlee

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I'm using windows xp home version 2002 service pack 3. My comp is using high CPU and crashing sometimes.
I disabled some of the startup software applic's like DAP and tea timer and it's still using 100% CPU a lot and freezing for 10 or so seconds before it starts moving again.

Also stopped some of the startup programs, didnt help.
disabled indexing, defragged and cleaned up with ccleaner.
still usually high 90's and 100%CPU and hesitating for 10 or so seconds.

can anyone tell me if it is proper for computer to use 100% CPU and high 90's?

thanks,
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:) Rowlee
You may gave a lot of Autoruns going. Please do the following and I will attempt to help you resolve your issue.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:
1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

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Hi. I've done everything thru step six but cannot find how to upload the arn file to send it to you. tried a couple times.
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You can not upload a arn file extension.
At step 5 the instructions state to save the file as a txt file on your desktop then attach that file to your reply.

5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.


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You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Hi: I am totally lost. I copied to text file and cannot find how to upload to this page. Thank you for your time and effort anyway. much appreciated.
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Click on Add Reply not Fast Reply
Under where you type on your reply uyou will see a Browse button. Click that and then find the autruns.txt file you saved[/b]
Click on it and then you should return to the reply window where now you will click on the Upload button next to the Browse button. If done right you will see a statement saying your attachment was uploaded successfully.
Now scroll down farther and click on Add Rely
This should now attach the file to your reply.
Anytime you want to attach a file or image you would follow these steps instead of doing a plain Fast Reply
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Ive discovered that FIREFOX AND SVCHOST is using high CPU. to 100% then freezing.

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Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:


+ "NvCplDaemon"
+ "NvMediaCenter"
+ "nwiz"
+ "PHIME2002A"
+ "PHIME2002ASync"
+ "QuickTime Task"
+ "DownloadAccelerator"
+ "MSMSGS"
+ "msnmsgr"



When done restart computer and then:



Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.


Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:
It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged

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On a side note i noticed Spybot installed and running. This is a huge system resource hog and will slow your system down.
I would suggest SuperAntiSpyware. It's a lot less of a resource hog.
Download SuperAntiSpyware from my signature below

Edited by rshaffer61, 01 May 2010 - 11:17 AM.

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Hi rshaffer61
have done everything you suggested. seems a little better but still going high CPU online and firefox is slow. working off line seems ok. have also disabled indexing which I understand uses a lot cpu.
not crashing so far anyway, just going slow and hesitating.

wondering if firefox explorer might be the problem.
also, should I try disabling all the firefox extensions like no-script and plug-ins?
thanks again
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Disabling add ons would be the next step to take.

* Go to Start and then to Run
* Type in firefox -safe-mode
* A window will popup asking things that you want to disable or reset (eg: reset/disable bookmarks/toolbars, etc.)
* Click Disable all add-ons and press Restart for the changes to take effect.


Let me know if Firefox runs faster now.
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Yes Firefox is running faster now, although it is shooting up to high 90s and 100% cpu but not staying there, so it's somewhat better it seems.
- going to my yahoo mail system idle is using up to 99%cpu.
while working on emails it shoots up to 100% and back down.

- coming out of standby it's using 100%.
- svchost.exe is using a lot of cpu sometimes.

Ive disabled all firefox browser add-ons except foxit reader plugin and mozilla default plugin as you suggested.
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OK so CPU usage is going up but now coming back down.
Also understand everytime you have more then one tab or window open with FF it with show multiple Firefox's in the processes.
If everything is now working correctly you will now need to enable one add on at a time and try it till you find the one causing the problem. In most cases it ends up being a toolbar. .
Let me know what you find.
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oh oh. after restarting again and reloading firefox it froze for about 30 sec. using 100%cpu.
I have no-script enabled.
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