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You are getting the msconfig selective startup window when windows starts right?
If so on the lower left of that pop up there should be a box that says something about not showing or running on startup.
It will still run in selective startup but you won't get the pop up notice again.
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Hi: firefox is using high cpu. especially trying to get MLB baseball games live with their player, can't receive. guess I can't get the ball games live. and it slows down and freezes otherwise too.
should I start again with your previous suggestions?

Roland. :)
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I want to take a look at something real quick. Please do the following and attach the report as instructed.

Download and install Free Everest Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...

DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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no refernce to quick report summary.
Is this what you wanted?
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everest quick report

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OK 1 gig of memory should be enough and you have over 50 gigs of the drive free.
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 with everything turned off
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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Hi Shaffer:

I disabled everything in startups as suggested. didnt seem to make any difference so i re-enabled evrything except a few programs.

I did a Ccleaner cleanup the way you suggested earlier.
Now everything seems to be working OK on startup and firefox.
But am having problem right now with MLB Baseball Player, streaming is jerky and audio in and out. MLB doesn't seem to have a solution.

You say auslogics registry cleaner shouldnt be used?

Task mngr shows that System idle process is using in 90's and up to 99% cpu.

All FF extensions except WOT and Adobe DLM are disabled.
Thanks again
Rowlee

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The streaming may be a issue with video or the speed at which you are receiving. Is video working fine on other sites correctly?
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april 25.
now, coming out of hibernation it stuck on 100%cpu.
-then enabling my web server connection it stuck at 99% on svchost.exe. with 3 FF windows open with 7 pages.
-when i put it on standby it stuck on 100% for a minute.
- think i will try disabling most startups again
-I did
-FF is using 100% cpu to open MLB Player
-closed MLB player.
-went off-line and hibernated.
-took out of hibernation and svchost again high 90's
and sticking on 100. guess disabling startups makes no diff.
should enable all startups again?
-what would you suggest about the video? I have speedbit video downloader in extensions but its disabled.
These things are happening without MLB player open or running.
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thought i should just note.. otherwise it's opening pages and documents quick.
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OK it seems the programs are running correctly except for MLB.
I'm not a fan of using power saving options like hibernation as I have found they cause issues.
I would like to run some hardware diagnostics if you don't mind reading some instructions.
First lets test the memory.

If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...

1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-2.11.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-2.11.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate memtest86+-2.11.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.


The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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will do what you suggest. meanwhile here is what is happening now.
-I go on-line and noticed avast antivirus and FF between them are taking 100%cpu. when avast is downloading updates it sticks on 100%.
-system idle is using up to 99%cpu. is that proper?
-connecting just now to internet svchost is using 99% and its sticking on 100%.
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I'm confused what you mean by option A. :)
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Avast will use more when updating but it should only take about a minute to complete.
If you have more then one memory module installed then you would go with option A. I would suggest going with the download of the program and test the memory that way as it is easier then taking out memory and switching. If it shows a bad memory module then we may have to test the apart from each other. If you only have one module then option A would not work anyway.
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am having difficult time getting memtest procedure finished, but heres whats happening now.. svchost.exe is taking a lot of cpu and its freezing a lot, even on startup.
and yes avast is using a lot especially when downloading updates.
just did a defrag and didnt help.
Roland.
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