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Old 06-08-03, 10:27 AM
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win2k SERVICES.EXE slowdowns

My desktop is slowing down to a crawl due to SERVICES.EXE using 100% of my cpu. I'm not sure what is causing this. Any ideas?

Only thing I did today was try and install a wireless router. It is currently not plugged in and I am still getting the slowdowns. Rebooting doesn't help. The switch my desktop is currently plugged into doesn't do anything unusual during the slowdowns.

The slowdowns occur every 5 minutes and last 40 seconds.

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Old 06-08-03, 10:39 AM
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Go to Control Panel --> Administrative Tools --> Services

Look at every entry with a status of Started (you can sort by this column).

Note that there will probably be a lot of these. You're looking for anything that looks out of place.
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Old 06-08-03, 10:59 AM
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Automatic Updates Started
COM+ Event System Started
Computer Browser Started
DHCP Client Started
Distributed Link Tracking Client Started
DNS Client Started
Event Log Started
HID Input Service Started
IPSEC Policy Agent Started
Logical Disk Manager Started
Messenger Started
Network Connections Started
Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service Started
Norton Unerase Protection Started
NVIDIA Driver Helper Service Started
Plug and Play Started
Print Spooler Started
Protected Storage Started
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Started
Remote Registry Service Started
Removable Storage Started
RunAs Service Started
Security Accounts Manager Started
Server Started
Speed Disk service Started
Still Image Service Started
System Event Notification Started
Task Scheduler Started
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Service Started
Telephony Started
TrueVector Internet Monitor Started
Windows Management Instrumentation Started
Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions Started
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Old 06-08-03, 12:06 PM
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Leaving my computer unplugged from the network prevents the slowdowns.

Bypassing my switch and plugging into my roommates hub (maybe a switch) causes the slowdown as well.
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Old 06-08-03, 12:57 PM
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Have you virus scanned?

You didn't do anything wireless to that computer?

You might try unplugging/turning off every single piece of your computer and network and then turning them back on starting with the switches/hubs/routers. Sometimes networking gets wacked with bad routes and needs to be reset if it doesn't do it on its own.
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Old 06-08-03, 06:28 PM
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Shutting everything down seems to have fixed it.

Since I'd like to get this wireless router setup, what do I need to do to make it work?

The router will be plugged into a hub. Is it ok if there is a 192.168.0.x address for the WAN side of the router (obtained from a DHCP server on the hub) when the router runs its own DHCP server with 192.168.0.x addresses for the wired ports on it?
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Old 06-08-03, 11:33 PM
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You already have a router (cable or DSL) don't you? You don't need to use the wireless unit's WAN side unless it's your only connection to your cable/DSL modem. I'd probably even make the WAN IP be on a different subnet so it doesn't try to route anything going from your 192.168.0.x subnet on the LAN to the WAN.

Don't plug any cable into the WAN port. You're using it as a bridge or media converter, not a router. Just give it a unique LAN IP on the 192.168.0.x subnet, plug its LAN port into a hub/switch, and talk to it with your wireless units.
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Old 06-09-03, 06:49 AM
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Doesn't the router's LAN port need to be an uplink type in order to connect to a hub?
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Old 06-09-03, 09:20 AM
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A lot of them are autoswitch anymore. If it isn't, then a crossover cable needs to be made or purchased.

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Doesn't the router's LAN port need to be an uplink type in order to connect to a hub?
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Old 06-09-03, 11:47 AM
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Apparently they are autoswitch type. So both my desktop and laptop can browse the web.

However, they can't network between each other anymore for some reason.
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Old 06-09-03, 11:55 AM
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However, they can't network between each other anymore for some reason.
That shouldn't be a problem. What brand is your wireless router?
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It a netgear. I forget the exact model. 814 maybe. I even added the ips in zonealarm to make sure that wasn't it.
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Hmm, I just set one of those up last week and had absolutely no problem browsing the network. It was Win2K all the way through. You might try turning off all zonealarm type stuff AFTER you unplug the router from your cable/dsl modem and see if that helps.

What OS?

You are only using the LAN part of it, right?
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Old 06-09-03, 05:10 PM
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Desktop = win2k
Laptop = win98se

Desktop sees laptop name but can't access it.
Laptop can't browse network at all now for some reason.

yep, nothing in the WAN port anymore. The hub (going to DHCP server) and my desktop are plugged in the LAN ports.


EDIT: OK, it's something with zonealarm. Shutting it down on the laptop gets it working.

EDIT2: Restarting zonealarm fixed it. Don't ask me what's going on. But at least it's working.

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