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Old 07-10-2005, 02:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know i dont have the best specs out there, but this is getting ridiculous. My procesor, an AMD Duron 1.6, is working near 100% all of the time, even when i am not doing anything. It is just too slow for what it should be. Its not a virus or spyware or memory or startup programs [ already checked and fixed ], so what could it be.

Any help would be apreciated, i just cant figure it out. Maybe there is something wrong in the registry... [ if it is i havent found it yet ]

-thanks

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i use the following:

Windows XP Pro
AMD Duron 1.6
256 mb RAM
5200FX NVIDIA video card
Sound blaster 5.1

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Old 07-10-2005, 02:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Also im pretty sure it has to do with Windows or related, because i have used linux boot cd's and i have no performance issues there...
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Old 07-10-2005, 06:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well if you checked and fixed all of those then it would ahve to be something running in the background. Something that windows task manager wont show you which means it is in the registy. Good luck going through that.
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Old 07-10-2005, 11:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You have a VIRUS. Press ctrl alt del (task manager - go in processes) you will find that some part of windows is infected and using 100% of your processor.
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Old 07-10-2005, 11:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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For staters, what do you use to check for virus and spyware? Not all are created equal.
Second, what programs do you have installed? The full list please.
have you run hijackthis? if so, post the log.

Download Procesxp from http://www.sysinternals.com
use that to track the program that is running out of control.

Good luck
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Old 07-10-2005, 12:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Performance Issues

Quote:
Originally posted by Jul89
I know i dont have the best specs out there, but this is getting ridiculous. My procesor, an AMD Duron 1.6, is working near 100% all of the time, even when i am not doing anything. It is just too slow for what it should be. Its not a virus or spyware or memory or startup programs [ already checked and fixed ], so what could it be.

Any help would be apreciated, i just cant figure it out. Maybe there is something wrong in the registry... [ if it is i havent found it yet ]

-thanks

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i use the following:

Windows XP Pro
AMD Duron 1.6
256 mb RAM
5200FX NVIDIA video card
Sound blaster 5.1

-------------------------------------------------------



and change that avartar. everybody that has ever use it here has gotten in trouble
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Old 07-10-2005, 02:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well I use a combanation of Avast and Clam Antivirus for virus, not at the same time though, I just use Avast actively.

spyware-I use spybot S&D, Ad aware, and Xspyshield Gold [ i checked that one out no spyware in it and very good at finding and removing things ] and Microsoft Antispyware

hijack this log file
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 1:19:47 PM, on 07/10/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Advanced Registry Doctor\RegManServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ups.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\ARCHIV~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~1\MMDiag.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mim.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Winpooch\Winpooch.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Snare\SnareCore.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmjb.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_director.exe
C:\ARCHIV~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~1\mm_TDMEngine.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Julian\Mis documentos\Stuff\hijack this\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = VĂ*nculos
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Archivos de programa\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Archivos de programa\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] "C:\Archivos de programa\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Archivos de programa\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MimBoot] C:\ARCHIV~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~1\mimboot.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ClamWin] "C:\Archivos de programa\ClamWin\bin\ClamTray.exe" --logon
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Archivos de programa\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Startup: Monitor Apache Servers.lnk = C:\Archivos de programa\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\ApacheMonitor.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\ARCHIV~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Sothink SWF Catcher - C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\SourceTec\SWF Catcher\InternetExplorer.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Consola de Sun Java (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Research (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Sothink SWF Catcher (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sothink SWF Catcher (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {0A5FD7C5-A45C-49FC-ADB5-9952547D5715} (Creative Software AutoUpdate) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/15009/CTSUEng.cab
O16 - DPF: {33564D57-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71} - http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...22/wmv9VCM.CAB
O16 - DPF: {3EB4F9EA-51A6-48DA-846A-0D69DCBA39EF} -
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsu...?1120075619038
O16 - DPF: {D1E7CBDA-E60E-4970-A01C-37301EF7BF98} -
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://active.macromedia.com/flash2/cabs/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {ED6D016A-12F8-4871-BEDC-CE13AAAB4F0B} (DD_v4_Member.DDv4) - http://www.drivershq.com/members/DD_v4_Member.CAB
O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://www.creative.com/su/ocx/15010/CTPID.cab
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Old 07-10-2005, 02:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Jul89

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i use the following:

Windows XP Pro
AMD Duron 1.6
256 mb RAM
5200FX NVIDIA video card
Sound blaster 5.1

-------------------------------------------------------

your problem is that you have too many program and not enough ram.

how many programs have you left in startup (msconfig)?

I don't know much about hijack this, but isn't this the stuff running in the background?

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE (you don't need it)

C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit (you don't need it)


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] "C:\Archivos de programa\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Archivos de programa\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Archivos de programa\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"(you don't need it running in the background)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] (you don't need it)
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe(you don't need it)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MimBoot] (you don't need it)
C:\ARCHIV~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~1\mimboot.exe(you don't need it)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ClamWin] "C:\Archivos de programa\ClamWin\bin\ClamTray.exe" --logon(you don't need it)

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Archivos de programa\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe (you really don't need it)
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Old 07-10-2005, 02:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Something close to 30 programs in startup, most of them are system proceses [ last time i tried to end some of those my pc automaticaly turned off ] I just start up with the basics.

I dont think its the ram, its always at something like 50 - 70 %useage, unless i play a game or use photoshop.
I do admit i need more ram but for this problem i dont think thats it.
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Old 07-10-2005, 02:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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in the startup list i have like 2 programs i start up with.... [ the rest start up with the system ]
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