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sorry. that was before doing your latest suggestions above.
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OK lets do this a different way then.

Lets see what you have in your startup

Please click on
Start and then to Run
Type in msconfig and press Enter
Now click on Startups
Then uncheck everything and restart.
IMPORTANT! In case of laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.
If system boots correctly and is running smoothly and faster then we have a startup problem
Try going back into msconfig and check one item and reboot
Keep doing that till you have found the problem or all are finally checked.
Post back with the results
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sorry. that was before doing your latest suggestions above.
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I have to go now. will continue this eve. thanks again.
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I turned off and on start it used 100%cpu but didnt stay long.
on starting FF it shot up to 100% but didnt freeze, took maybe 20 to 30 seconds to reload 4 pages.

I have scripts partially allowed on FF. can this present any problem?

it booted ok and is running more smoothly so far.
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oh here I go again. must be getting old or something. forgot.
i had disabled everything in startup except avast.
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Old age catches me too so at east know i have good company. :)
Be careful with running around internet with no AV protection.
I seriously doubt Avast would be the problem as i have been running it for a year now with no problems with internet.
I think the problem is more the toolbars then anything but the msconfig will tell us for sure.
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A fellow geek suggest this.

I might believe is the codecs and his video drivers that's causing the problem. try ask him to uninstall them. As titled, I am just guessing co'z I fixed my friends high cpu usage which has similar issue whistling.gif


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Hi: was having a problem with an add-on i think, so have disabled them again and checking 1 at a time. is running good right now and fast.

could i ask you something else? it seems javascript plugin is not working to download an mp3, it doesnt show in add-ons, and theres what is called 'perfect optimizer' by a 'windows expert' to repair javascript errors and clean up windows. it came up with a lot of registry errors which you have to pay for to fix them.

could you give me any suggestions for this?

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DO NOT do anything with registry as most of the so called registry cleaners will cause more problems then what they fix.
If Java is a problem then please do the following.

Please download JavaRa from the link in my signature below to your desktop and unzip it to its own folder
  • * Run JavaRa.exe, pick the language of your choice and click Select. Then click Remove Older Versions.
    * Accept any prompts.
    * Open JavaRa.exe again and select Search For Updates.
    * Select Update Using Sun Java's Website then click Search and click on the Open Webpage button.
  • Download and install the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version for your computer.

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I've been using Ccleaner. no good?
thank you,
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I personally am not a fan of Ccleaner but some techs do recommend it. What are you exactly using it for and maybe I can suggest some other program or programs that will do the job without messing with the registry.
How is the system running now and is there any improvement from the start of this topic for you?
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RShaffer: altho sometimes cpu holding at 100% for few seconds, is basically running much better so far. seems like add-ons were the main problem. will keep fellow geeks suggestion about video drivers in mind if more problem.

You are only one who has actually helped me.
Where can I make a donation please?

dont know if Ccleaner has caused any problems, but I will not use the registry cleaning part anymore. have to be honest and say I dont really know enough about it and maybe shouldn't be using it. I thought it would just help to clean up old left over stuff that might cause problems and can be deleted.
Thanks again,
Roland
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There are other programs that will get rid of the leftover, temp, cache files that slow a system down.
Also regular maintenance with defragging helps alot.
I appreciate the offer of a donation but I do this freely and all though some do take donations i don't believe in it since the site is a free support site.
Your thank you is enough for me. :) :)
If there are other issues or files you need to know about please feel free to ask and i will try to assist in their removal or explanation of what they are. :)
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now it wouldn't come out of hibernation so restarted and noticed it was still on selective startup.

am amazed at how fast auslogics defrags.
am trying TFC file cleaner.
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