Discussion in 'All other topics' started by Heno, Aug 7, 2003.
my comp is goin mad how can ya lower the cpu usage
Hey man, you could have a trojan! Do you use kazaa a lot? Also do you run a lot of programs at once??
i havnt used it in a while hav gotten a few mp3s nd shit .
if i do got a trojan how can i get rid of it btw i got norton 2002 i think
Well one to check for is if you have a system32.exe file on your comp?? like if u have that running now?
well i hit ctrl alt delete nd it dnt say its runnin
well thats good, i cant remember 98, does 98 tell you how much cpu a process is using?
im usin a prog called ram idle which is tellin me my cpu usage rite now its jumpin between 88 nd 40
can it tell from individual processes??
i dnt think so it just does general cpu usage i think
Well ok then, hmm what kind of programs do you have installed and running?
msn msnger winamp internet explorer nd on the task bar norton graphics driver task manager ram idle novell client trust i think thats it
and when did the cpu usage seem to shoot up?
been up for a while but couple days it really started to annoy me
Ye i can feel your pain but probably cant help because of two things
1. i use xp pro and have more than forgotten 98 lol
2. i dont know what is running for definate on your machine!
What i would seriously do is format, re-partition and re-install 98!
id do the same but my cd rom is fuked when ever i put a disk in it windows hangs
Well with a bootable disc, that wouldnt be a problem because you wouldnt be in windows! listen though, its late now and timke for sleep, will catch you tommorrow!
Sleep hehe. Seriously tho, just boot 'er up with the Norton CD and let it run a check for ya. Also, I think some antispyware apps can be of use here! To determine the exact process that is spiking, grab a "Process Viewer" of some sort (actually if i recall, W98 does have one, its just buried somewhere in C:\Windows\System or soemthing). If you have the Norton Systemworks then it definitely has a process viewer (which i personally dont like but its better than nothing)
Yep could be spyware but i'd doibt it! A trojan would use the CPU much quicker!
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