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dbart

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I have a IBM thinkpad w/Intel x86 family 6 model 8 stepping 3, 192MB ram, and 61% of my resources free. I have begun to get a prblem where my computer starts slowing way down. Also the audio wil "skip" like when windows starts up.

I have run several virus scans, hijack this etc, and been on the malware discussion and was told I do not have a malware issue. I am wondering if i have some other conflict. While I think it is totally coincidental, this problem started when I installed a belkin wirless card and changed my in home network from wired to wireless. This computer also has a problem (wired or wireless) seeing the other computers on the network- even though other computers - I have two - can see recognize and access this computer. I am wondering if i have one or several conflicts causing thes problems. I run Win98SE

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Heat can cause these symptoms, either caused by dust build up or the CPU working too hard. One thing you can do is go to Accessories>System tools and enable monitoring. You may need to go to Add/Remove programs, windows comps. to install the monitoring.

You could disable the wireless card in Device Manager and see if that helps. If it's causing 100% CPU usage it might be causing the problem.

Basically you just need to monitor things till some hint of the cause shows up.
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