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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by cdogg44, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. cdogg44

    cdogg44

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    Ok, my computer was running just fine, and I needed some space to intall some stuff so I unistalled a bunch of old programs I didn't need anymore, and installed a couple large programs. I restart my computer like it told me to, and now it's really messed up.

    Every other second or so my CPU usage jumps from like 2% to 100% and it has been doing this since I turned it back on.

    Anybody know what's up?
     
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    If you have Windows XP,can you use system restore?
     

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    Can you tell us which programs that you uninstalled and installed?
     
  4. cdogg44

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    I uninstalled probably a dozen or so small programs and old games that were just taking up space.

    I then upgraded my Office 2000 to Office 2003, and then installed Adobe Acrobat 6.0.

    I don't know what's up. I've turned off system restore and run new versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, and CWS Shredder. I also have run the Pandascan Activescan twice. If something was on here it would not have made it through all of that.

    When I go to my Windows Task Manager, my cpu usage jumps from 2% to 100%. I've watched it and when it's at 2% my Idle System Process is at like 97%, which is normal. Then my Idle System Process drops way off and my rundll32.exe takes over like 80-95+% of my cpu usage. (also, along with this, when I have no programs open and my cursor sitting idle, a small hourglass appears beside it, indicating that something is taking a lot of CPU power, I'm assuming it's this rundll32.exe). This all then repeats again within 2-5 seconds.

    Any ideas?
     
  5. cdogg44

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    FIXED IT!!

    After an afternoons worth of work, I found the problem. Yesterday I installed a network storage/print server to our home network. I never could get the print server working with my computer. I had installed the printer software to my computer but no luck. Anyway, I finally find this program called Process Explorer, and I used it to track down my problem. I though about the printer, uninstalled it, restarted, and now I'm back to normal.

    I guess my computer was just pissed off that it couldn't make the printer work, so it was trying super hard to see if it could.

    Now, if I can only get the print server hooked up and running correctly...