CPU is running at 100%

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by blueyedboy, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. blueyedboy

    blueyedboy Guest

    Too many Icons next to my clock... cant make em go away. CPU just gets slowere the longer I am on my machine until I reboot. I want to edit the registry or reduce the amount of resources than run on startup. How do I get in, what can I remove?

    Cheers

    beb
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    well go to Start > programs > startup and then delete some stuff from there initially...

    also if you can list the items you have in your taskbar and your STARTUP thinger... we can help tell you what you don't need :)
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Also have a look at startup in msconfig.
    Start/run type msconfig then go to startup. Have a look in there.
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Give aspy a try, its one of the handiest tools i've ever used.
    It shows everything thats run at startup.
    from there you can pretty much delete everything. DO NOT delete userinit.exe from startup tho, this is the only file it shows that is 100% essential you do not delete :) :)
     
  5. blueyedboy

    blueyedboy Guest

    Start > programs > startup = Adobe Gamma Loader, Microsoft Office & Norton Disk Doctor.

    On the task bar there is ...

    Quicktime, Norton Antivirus, Tiny Personal Firewall, Kazaa,windows messenger, and my ADSL thingy.
     
  6. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Well, if CPU usage is an issue, then you will want to find out what it using up your CPU.
    CTRL+ATL+DEL and bring up Task Manager. Look at the Processes tab and sort by CPU. What is taking up all the CPU cycles?

    As for startup items...
    If you want to know what each startup is, here's a list:
    http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm
    Before deleting stuff from the registry and the startup folder, I usually prefer to open up the program and find the setting that disables the startup. If I can't find it, then I delete the stuff as a last option.

    P.S. I've heard that there are trojans that pretend to be Kazaa.
     
  7. andy_rose

    andy_rose Moderator

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    well, both kazaa and messenger have an option in preferences to load/not load at startup. one good rule..always go into preferences/options on apps to see if there is an option to not load at startup.
     
  8. blueyedboy

    blueyedboy Guest

    I always choose not to add it to startup, but Kazaa just ignored me! And then i went into preferences, and turned it off, but it didnt. But Aspy that Speedy B recommended has done the Job.

    As for Trojans within Kazaa, I have ran ad-aware through my system and removed all ad programs, and also I have been to www.cexx.org & downloaded a zip file called 'cdclint' which replaces the spyware file in Kazaa with a dud version!

    Result..
    No Spyware, No Adware, No problems.

    Thanks for all of your advice.

    BEB.
     
  9. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Have you also checked it with your antivirus program?

    Trojan Horse
    http://webopedia.internet.com/TERM/T/Trojan_horse.html
    A destructive program that masquerades as a benign application. Unlike viruses, Trojan horses do not replicate themselves but they can be just as destructive. One of the most insidious types of Trojan horse is a program that claims to rid your computer of viruses but instead introduces viruses onto your computer.
     
  10. Fungiver

    Fungiver Guest

    Registry route to remove items in startup

    Here is the registry route in XP HE to eliminate items from the startup list in msconfig\startup. Note that this only removes them from the list not off your machine. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\sharedtools\msconfig\startupfolder or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\sharedtools\msconfig\reg Then find the programs you want to delete and right click and delete. Good luck.
     
  11. blueyedboy

    blueyedboy Guest

    Yes I have run Norton Anti Virus 2002 several times since I had Kazaa... I get all the live updates every fortnight(ish) too.

    Cheers.
     
  12. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Ok, that's good to know. Don't want it to be a virus.

    Have you solved your CPU usage problems?