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Why is my friend's computer lagging?

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No cpu usage, no excess memory, no hard drive usage, yet the computer is going slow as hell, no flags in device manager, no spikes of usage, when im at her house using it it is fine but when its her using it she gets lags and music stutters apparently and stupid stuff, I literally can't find anything wrong with the computer. What should I do, also, her internet is fine most of the time but hates skype anymore, dropping calls 89312775289700890 times every 5 minutes.

Edit: thought it was solved but it started again about 3 minutes after
Edited by DaMirrorLink - 10/22/11 at 1:52pm
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post #2 of 14
Id check the temperatures to start with when its in use.
Could always be some sort of malware or spyware aswell haha.
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post #3 of 14
what kind of lag you're speaking of?
 
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post #4 of 14
Huh. I know a person with a very similar problem.

Anyway, might be spyware/malware, might be a dying HDD (i.e. crappy read speeds result in stuttering music), might be temps.
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post #5 of 14
Try Backing up all her Data and Programs/music and reinstall windows safest easiest way to go if its not HArdware problems
post #6 of 14
System specs? Operating system? Is this a network lag or a computer system lag? If its network lag, is it wireless or wired and what is the modem/router?

If you need help, be more specific. Throwing out a bunch of random stuff about everything doesn't help us to resolve any issues.
    
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post #7 of 14
Could be audio driver? You said she drops call on Skype, music shutters and etc.
 
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post #8 of 14
try open event viewer in windows control panel. see if there's critical error there. usually dying hardware can be the problem.

or you can do a simple experiment because this happens to me. 1 time got bad driver for lan, stutter everywhere, especially in music. go download program called DPC Latency Checker. check if it goes way over the top, usually it's a driver problem.
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post #9 of 14
virus scan/ malware scan.
check cpu temps.
scan for ram errors.
reseat cpu/apply new tim.
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shes running virus/malware/defragging right now, its not temps, she just got a new heatsink and i was the one who installed it so shes fine there, windows 7 32 bit with 4 gb ram when i go to her house this weekend im going to run WD data lifeguard and probably MemTest as well
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