Very slow all of a sudden! *PLEASE HELP*

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mrgx, Jun 2, 2002.

  1. mrgx

    mrgx Guest

    All of sudden my XP Pro got very slow without installing any new software or changing any system settings!

    When I realized that the system is very slow I open “Task Manager” and I found that the item System is using 99% of the CPU Speed and full CPU time. So I started to look what will cause the System to take 99% of my CPU speed.

    I started by running adaware and updated antivirus to check if my system got a spyware or a virus that use most of my CPU speed and no luck.

    Then I started to uninstall useless software and do a system cleanup with Windows Mechanic… But no luck

    I run msconfig.exe to Disable Load Startup Items… But no luck.

    Then I run it again and Disabled Load System Services... and it works! But Windows is useless without the System Services... so I started by Disabling non-Microsoft Services and that didn’t work. So I started to disable Microsoft services one-by-one until I found that if I disable the Plug and Play Service the system became fast again.

    So I looked what services that depend on the Plug and Play service and I enabled the Plug and Play service and disable the services that depend on the Plug and Play service and no luck!

    So I reinstalled my XP Pro using the upgrade option not fresh installation… But no luck! :(

    I updated my windows system files from the windows update website and restarted… but no lock…

    Is there any solution to this problem other than doing a Fresh installation of Windows XP Pro?

    I can’t use the system restore because I think after reinstalling windows XP I lost the previous restore points :(

    Please help me with this…
     
  2. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Can we see some system specs?
     
  3. mrgx

    mrgx Guest

    My System Information Report

    System Information Report
    02-Jun-02 10:28:13 AM

    ****************************************************
    General Information
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    Board: D850GB
    Operating System: Windows* 2000 version 5.1 build 2600
    System Memory: 130,352 K

    BIOS Version: P13 (GB85010A.86A.0060.P13.0105231526)
    BIOS Release Date: 05/23/2001
    BIOS Size: 512 K

    ****************************************************
    Processor(s)
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    CPU: Genuine Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 processor
    Stepping: 10
    Form Factor: ZIF Socket
    CPU Speed: 1700 MHz
    External Clock: 400 MHz

    ****************************************************
    Memory Device(s)
    ****************************************************
    Location: J7J1 (RIMM1)
    Memory Size: 64 MB
    Memory Speed: PC800
    Form Factor: RIMM
    Type: Other
    Type Detail: RAMBUS

    Location: J7J2 (RIMM2)
    Memory Size: 64 MB
    Memory Speed: PC800
    Form Factor: RIMM
    Type: Other
    Type Detail: RAMBUS

    Location: J8J1 (RIMM3)
    Memory Size: 0 MB
    Memory Speed: 0
    Form Factor: Other
    Type: Other
    Type Detail:

    Location: J8J2 (RIMM4)
    Memory Size: 0 MB
    Memory Speed: 0
    Form Factor: Other
    Type: Other
    Type Detail:
     
  4. Pittick

    Pittick Guest

    dude mine is doing exactly the same thing. it was running SOO damn fast until 2 days ago when for no reason its just suddenly become VERY VERY slow.

    I'm running a PIII 733mhz, 128mb ram, 32mb Video card i'm not sure of too much else, i'm not that technical

    But i ran a Norton Anti Virus 2002 BETA and it found only one virus but it had been on the computer for months and i didnt have a problem so i doubt it was that. I havent installed anything new or even downloaded anything, i never open an email unless i know who its from and i never open any attachments even if its from someone i know. so why my computer is chugging i havent got a clue
     
  5. KLoWn

    KLoWn Guest

    Do This
    Close All Programs and open windows
    Ctrl + Alt + Del
    Select Processes Tab
    List everything That is running and its CPU and Memory Usage

    Also Are you running IIS? If so Disable it And see if that helps.
     
  6. mrgx

    mrgx Guest

    Snap shots of my Windows Task Manager [Processes]

    These are some snap shot of my Windows Task Manager [Processes].
    It might help...
     
  7. mrgx

    mrgx Guest

    Snap shots of my Windows Task Manager [Performance]

    These are some snap shot of my Windows Task Manager [Performance]
    It might help...
     
  8. mrgx

    mrgx Guest

    How can I findout if IIS is running and how can I Disable it?
     
  9. mrgx

    mrgx Guest

    IIS is not installed

    I checked in [Add/Remove Windows Components]
    and I can see that IIS is not installed.
    :(
     
  10. Pittick

    Pittick Guest

    yeh which is IIS???

    is that short for something becuase in my processes tab there is nothing even remotely similar?
     
  11. harleybike

    harleybike Guest

  12. Pittick

    Pittick Guest

    ok man fixed my problem, i updated Norton Antiv Virus and ran a check on my computer, 3083 virus's. It was a worm named W32.Benjamin.worm. It basically went through and just added 3083 crap files, stuff like games n porn and all sorts of bogus files, thus taking up resources. It was under the c:\windows\temp\sys32. Have a look in there, u may have the same sort of problem. I had norton antivirus quarantine the whole lot and then i deleted em. fixed my problem, hope if helps u ;)
     
  13. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Is this an oem by any chance?
     
  14. Pittick

    Pittick Guest

    whats an oem?
     
  15. jeh

    jeh Guest

    mrgx - What USB devices do you have?

    You might find that unplugging one of them makes the CPU time used by the 'system' process drop to normal i.e. almost nothing).

    The 'system' process contains a number of threads used by various OS "housekeeping" functions, and also threads created by and used by various device drivers - esp if they have to poll their devices. And WAY too many sloppy driver writers seem to overuse that latter mechanism.

    I had a problem much like this until I unplugged my USB pccard/SM card reader. Didn't matter if there were any cards in it or not.

    If you have the win2k resource kit tools (yes, I know, you're in XP, but the 2K RK tools work fine) there is a method... sometimes... for finding out which driver's thread is using all that CPU time.
     
  16. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    origional equipment manufactor... like dell hp and such
     
  17. mrgx

    mrgx Guest

    it worked!

    I started to unplug the USB hardware from the PC then I have an USB mouse (Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical) and the mouse was connected to via adapter to PS/2 input. so I unpluged it too. and I connected it to a free USB input
    Plus I have a HP Office jet G85 that is connected to the PC via USB and to the Printer Port LPT1 so I unpluged the LPT cable. went back to the PC.
    The PC asked for the Creative USB WebCam Go Plus drivers and it was installed.
    then when I finished the installtion of the drivers XP found the USB mouse. and it's working now...
    and the CPU usage went down!!!

    I'm afraid after restarting my PC now the problem will come again...

    Anyway where can I find win2k resource kit tools?

    And my PC brand is Zai it's a Saudi brand