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My friend recently moved into a dorm and set up her computer. Ever since she's been here her computer has periods of "lag" where whatever she's doing just stops. If she's playing music for example, it does the sort of "record skip" sound. When watching a video not only does she get the skipping sound but the image freezes for a moment. She says this sort of thing happens for all applicaitons. I tested for spyware and defraged but that doesn't seem to have any effect.

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that is exactly the same problem im having! as we speak, my computer is having a lag period, running at 100% busy for no reason. does hers lag at bootup as well?
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She says her bootup is running fine. But its still rather unusual.
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any of her hardware changed?

check how many processes shes got running and also check to see if the processor is too hot.
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She didn't change any of her hardware between here and her house and she's only having the problem here. She's not running too many tasks, and her performance is at 0% and it'll have sudden lags of 100% randomly. It's very unusual.
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If something is making your machines run at 100% for no explicable reason periodically, go to the Malware forum and check for malware. Also try ctrl-alt-del to see what is running at those times.

Edited by Tyger, 10 October 2005 - 08:25 AM.

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