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 Post subject: PC Freezes off topic
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:11 pm 
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This isn't technically a Uru question but a friend of mine would like to play it but is having PC issues. OK first of all I already checked the task manager and all thats listed is norton.

When he boots up the computer is extremly slow infact when it gets to the black windos screen where the loading bar is the bar stops for a few minutes than finally loads up.

Another thing in the task manager I notice under performance it shows that the cpu usage is 100percant and it goes up and down.

I also checked msconfig and that also shows only norton. I'm at a loss to what else it could be.

He's running winxp and has over 800ram, 200gb hard drive and has a 2.2 processor.

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:27 pm 
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This should really be on the off-topic board - the Technical Support board is for Tech Support with URU.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:53 pm 
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Islander wrote:
This should really be on the off-topic board - the Technical Support board is for Tech Support with URU.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:00 pm 
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k sorry about that

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Hi nataku! ;)

You should find out which process is taking all the CPU load (select the "Processes" tab in TaskManager and click on the column label "CPU load" to sort the entries by their load). I also strongly recommend to do intensive search runs with at least two different anti-virus scanners and with an anti-spyware program, too (e.g. Spybot Search & Destroy).

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I'd add the free online antivirus scanner from Kapersky to the list.


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Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and then click the Processes tab.

Scroll down and find the thing that is hogging the CPU, select it, and click "End Process." That should fix the slow down problem.

Then figure out how to keep it from starting automatically when the system boots up.

(For example: My father had an issue with a RealPlayer file a while back... CPU usage 99%. We shut it down and disabled it in the startup menu.)

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thanks vader it had done this before when he had mcafee installed and we took it outand he got norton and now its doing it again. That's the only thing running.

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