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Old 10-23-2006, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently, my computer has been stalling a lot. Whenever I open a new tab in Firefox or a new application, there will be a second where my computer seems to stall. I know this, because as I am (always) listening to a piece of music, when my computer stalls, the music gets cuts off for a split second. Is this a hard drive problem? How can I diagnose this issue and resolve it?

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what r ur system specs?
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Sounds more like a low memory issue to me. How much RAM do you have?
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am using a 2-month old Dell Latitude D820, with the following specifications:

OS: Windows XP Pro
Processor: Intel T2400 @ 1.83GHz
Memory: 1022 MB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M, 256 MB

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P.S. A few days ago, my computer completely froze; something in my computer made this persistent ticking sound (tick, tick, tick). I think it was from my HD.
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run this and post us the results. the notebook sounds like its got some power, so its gotta be a software problem.
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:16:25 PM, on 10/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Common\DataServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\PatchLink\Update Agent\GravitixService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\NTRU Cryptosystems\NTRU Hybrid TSS v2.0.7\bin\tcsd_win32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
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C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\DocMgr\bin\docmgr.exe
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C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\PatchLink\Update Agent\pddm.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\Quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\Secure Update\AutoUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\GoogleUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\PatchLink\Update Agent\Dagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

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O23 - Service: Sophos AutoUpdate Service - Sophos Plc - C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
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O23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE

Thanks for the help,
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 10-25-2006, 10:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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well, all thats good, spent about an hour on google, so, yes its the hdd. call dell support, and ask for a replacement for the hdd. u will have to send it in, so make a back up of your files, then send it in, and see if you can have them transfer ur old files and settings to the new hdd, if they dont, then just restore the files you backed up
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Alright, thanks. I guess I'll send my HD to Dell during Thanksgiving break.

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