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post #1 of 12
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Hi all!

I been having the following problem since I bought an Asrock 775dual-880pro with a Pentium Celeron 2.8ghz yesterday. At the moment, I have a AGPX8 Nvidia geforce 4 mx440 graphics card and 768Mb of RAM.
The problem is that it has been acting really slow since I installed it yesteday, I tried to reinstall XP to see whether that was the problem and it didn't change anything. Somehow, when I check
on the taskpanel it shows that the cpu has 100% when there's not even a heavy program running. Also, it only goes 99%-100% on svchost.exe and System Idle Process. I seriously don't know what to do because
I can't even open a folder without having to wait a while since it either crashes to talkes a long time to do each task. Also, sometimes it takes long to load windows.

BTW: I checked the CPU heat and it's between 37C and 45C and it hasn't been overclocked.

Can anyone tell me whether it's the motherboard, processor, RAM or any configuration on the Bios?


my full specs are:

Pentium Celeron D 2.80ghz LGA755
Asrock 775dual-880pro Mobo
768 MB DDR RAM pc (256MB PC2100 on one slot and a 512MB DDR333 on the second slot)
NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX440 Graphics Card
170GB Maxtor IDE HDD
Phillips dvd-rw/cd-rw.


Thanks!
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post #2 of 12
yeah are you using MYIE2? cause they are having an issue where the browser is using 100% cpu process when (mostly) viewing an RSS feed website. Can also happen with out the browser being loaded. And bios version are you using?
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post #3 of 12
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I haven't been using MYIE2 and the bios version is 1.30.. which I think it's the latest... I'm kinda worried cos i've got the motherboard yesterday and i dunno whether it's faulty or anything like that.
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post #4 of 12
1) A CD or DVD with a bad block in the drive can make explorer hang. Take out all disks.

2) Try clearing the checkbox under "Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View -> Automatically search for network folders and printers".

3) Do you have an HP all-in-one printer ? Some people report having the same problem when installing an HP all-in-one. Uninstalling the printer software, then reinstalling it seems to have fixed things.

4) Run in Safe Mode with Networking. If the problem is not there then it's probably a program which is the culprit.

5) Click "Start -> Run" - then type CMD and then press ENTER - then type Tasklist /SVC and then press ENTER
That will list all the services using Generic Host Process (svchost.exe). There should be a lot of items running. Check this link for more info.
It might be a trojan or virus copying the name of Generic Host Process svchost.exe.

6) Check this article (long delay before files appear in My Computer in Windows XP) from Microsoft.

7) When you change motherboards it's better to reinstall Windows (due to previous/residual mobo incompatible drivers). But since you said you already did that then disregard this point.
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post #5 of 12
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5) Click "Start -> Run" - then type CMD and then press ENTER - then type Tasklist /SVC and then press ENTER
That will list all the services using Generic Host Process (svchost.exe). There should be a lot of items running. Check this link for more info.
It might be a trojan or virus copying the name of Generic Host Process svchost.exe.
I've checked this one and this is what it showed me:



Is there anything wrong with it? how can I remove items from there?
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post #6 of 12
Items in there are either processes or services.
Before I explain any further I have to say this: Do NOT kill processes and/or shut down services if you are uncertain about what they do. You would most likely cause system instability or errors !

To remove a process press "Alt - Ctrl - Del" and click on the "Processes" tab then right click on the process you wish to terminate and select "End Process". Depending on the process nature, Windows might or might not let you terminate it.

To turn off a service go to "Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Services" and right click on the service you wish to suspend then select "Stop".
For more info about which services you can shut down check this page.
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post #7 of 12
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thanks! While I was trying to get advice from mates and other sites, someone recommended me that I should install XP SP2.. would it fix the problem and I dunno whether it would make my PC even slower with those specs.
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PowerMouse
550W Logitech 
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post #8 of 12
I didn't know you had SP1 since you haven't filled in your specs.
Click here and fill as much as you can please.

SP2 contains a list of bug fixes related to svchost.exe and helps your machine not get infected when it connects to the Internet. SP1 is very vulnerable in this regard.
SP2 also includes a pretty simple firewall.
Check this article (this guide will show you how to install Windows XP securely, without
being infected by these worms during the patching process).

Good luck !
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post #9 of 12
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I've now installed SP2 but somehow, it takes incredible long to boot the system and also long to put the icons on the desktop... Is there a fix for this?
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post #10 of 12
.... why are you still running adobe software in the back ground? kill it
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AMD 6000+ Gygabit T-force 590Sli 4870 1GB PNY DDRII 800 
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Mesa
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