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Anonymous
February 22, 2005 6:04:18 PM

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Hello, all,

I have a friends machine from which I've cleaned all the spyware and virus
problems. When this machine starts in normal mode, the HDD goes through
about 5-7 minutes of solid HDD activity, during which you can't do anything
with it. It eventually stops, but performance remains extremely slow after
that. I've disabled all but the most critical startup stuff in MSCONFIG, but
to no avail. Task manager doesn't show excessive processor usage during this
time. I don't know if this is technically 'thrashing', but what might I
check to see what's causing this and what can I do to stop it?

Thanx,

Ripper T

--
Ripper T Smith
rippertsmith<nospam>@comcast.net

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Anonymous
February 24, 2005 1:57:47 AM

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Does it do the same thing in safe mode?

Don't do it yet, but when's the last time you defragged?

--
Walter Clayton
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.


"RipperT @comcast.net>" <rippertsmith<nospam> wrote in message
news:ek4B7mRGFHA.2296@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Hello, all,
>
> I have a friends machine from which I've cleaned all the spyware and virus
> problems. When this machine starts in normal mode, the HDD goes through
> about 5-7 minutes of solid HDD activity, during which you can't do
> anything with it. It eventually stops, but performance remains extremely
> slow after that. I've disabled all but the most critical startup stuff in
> MSCONFIG, but to no avail. Task manager doesn't show excessive processor
> usage during this time. I don't know if this is technically 'thrashing',
> but what might I check to see what's causing this and what can I do to
> stop it?
>
> Thanx,
>
> Ripper T
>
> --
> Ripper T Smith
> rippertsmith<nospam>@comcast.net
>
February 24, 2005 5:14:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

My PC was doing this just before the hard drive died


"Walter Clayton" <w-claytonNO@SPmvpsAM.org> wrote in message
news:o eXwEUiGFHA.2936@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Does it do the same thing in safe mode?
>
> Don't do it yet, but when's the last time you defragged?
>
> --
> Walter Clayton
> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
>
>
> "RipperT @comcast.net>" <rippertsmith<nospam> wrote in message
> news:ek4B7mRGFHA.2296@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> > Hello, all,
> >
> > I have a friends machine from which I've cleaned all the spyware and
virus
> > problems. When this machine starts in normal mode, the HDD goes through
> > about 5-7 minutes of solid HDD activity, during which you can't do
> > anything with it. It eventually stops, but performance remains extremely
> > slow after that. I've disabled all but the most critical startup stuff
in
> > MSCONFIG, but to no avail. Task manager doesn't show excessive processor
> > usage during this time. I don't know if this is technically 'thrashing',
> > but what might I check to see what's causing this and what can I do to
> > stop it?
> >
> > Thanx,
> >
> > Ripper T
> >
> > --
> > Ripper T Smith
> > rippertsmith<nospam>@comcast.net
> >
>
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Anonymous
February 24, 2005 6:05:38 PM

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No, it does not do it in safe mode. Thanx for responding.

Rip

--
Ripper T Smith
rippertsmith<nospam>@comcast.net
"Walter Clayton" <w-claytonNO@SPmvpsAM.org> wrote in message
news:o eXwEUiGFHA.2936@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Does it do the same thing in safe mode?
>
> Don't do it yet, but when's the last time you defragged?
>
> --
> Walter Clayton
> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
>
>
> "RipperT @comcast.net>" <rippertsmith<nospam> wrote in message
> news:ek4B7mRGFHA.2296@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Hello, all,
>>
>> I have a friends machine from which I've cleaned all the spyware and
>> virus problems. When this machine starts in normal mode, the HDD goes
>> through about 5-7 minutes of solid HDD activity, during which you can't
>> do anything with it. It eventually stops, but performance remains
>> extremely slow after that. I've disabled all but the most critical
>> startup stuff in MSCONFIG, but to no avail. Task manager doesn't show
>> excessive processor usage during this time. I don't know if this is
>> technically 'thrashing', but what might I check to see what's causing
>> this and what can I do to stop it?
>>
>> Thanx,
>>
>> Ripper T
>>
>> --
>> Ripper T Smith
>> rippertsmith<nospam>@comcast.net
>>
>
Anonymous
February 24, 2005 6:06:32 PM

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I was afraid of that. I was suspecting . . . I've already begun the process
of replacing it.
Thanx for responding.

Rip

--
Ripper T Smith
rippertsmith<nospam>@comcast.net
"Neil" <neil@funkcity.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
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> My PC was doing this just before the hard drive died
>
>
> "Walter Clayton" <w-claytonNO@SPmvpsAM.org> wrote in message
> news:o eXwEUiGFHA.2936@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Does it do the same thing in safe mode?
>>
>> Don't do it yet, but when's the last time you defragged?
>>
>> --
>> Walter Clayton
>> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
>>
>>
>> "RipperT @comcast.net>" <rippertsmith<nospam> wrote in message
>> news:ek4B7mRGFHA.2296@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> > Hello, all,
>> >
>> > I have a friends machine from which I've cleaned all the spyware and
> virus
>> > problems. When this machine starts in normal mode, the HDD goes through
>> > about 5-7 minutes of solid HDD activity, during which you can't do
>> > anything with it. It eventually stops, but performance remains
>> > extremely
>> > slow after that. I've disabled all but the most critical startup stuff
> in
>> > MSCONFIG, but to no avail. Task manager doesn't show excessive
>> > processor
>> > usage during this time. I don't know if this is technically
>> > 'thrashing',
>> > but what might I check to see what's causing this and what can I do to
>> > stop it?
>> >
>> > Thanx,
>> >
>> > Ripper T
>> >
>> > --
>> > Ripper T Smith
>> > rippertsmith<nospam>@comcast.net
>> >
>>
>
>
Anonymous
February 25, 2005 10:09:31 PM

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Run the HD vendor diagnostics to see what they say.

--
Walter Clayton
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.


"RipperT @comcast.net>" <rippertsmith<nospam> wrote in message
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> No, it does not do it in safe mode. Thanx for responding.
>
> Rip
>
> --
> Ripper T Smith
> rippertsmith<nospam>@comcast.net
> "Walter Clayton" <w-claytonNO@SPmvpsAM.org> wrote in message
> news:o eXwEUiGFHA.2936@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Does it do the same thing in safe mode?
>>
>> Don't do it yet, but when's the last time you defragged?
>>
>> --
>> Walter Clayton
>> Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
>>
>>
>> "RipperT @comcast.net>" <rippertsmith<nospam> wrote in message
>> news:ek4B7mRGFHA.2296@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Hello, all,
>>>
>>> I have a friends machine from which I've cleaned all the spyware and
>>> virus problems. When this machine starts in normal mode, the HDD goes
>>> through about 5-7 minutes of solid HDD activity, during which you can't
>>> do anything with it. It eventually stops, but performance remains
>>> extremely slow after that. I've disabled all but the most critical
>>> startup stuff in MSCONFIG, but to no avail. Task manager doesn't show
>>> excessive processor usage during this time. I don't know if this is
>>> technically 'thrashing', but what might I check to see what's causing
>>> this and what can I do to stop it?
>>>
>>> Thanx,
>>>
>>> Ripper T
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ripper T Smith
>>> rippertsmith<nospam>@comcast.net
>>>
>>
>
>
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