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Old 01-26-04, 12:04 PM
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is my laptop dying or do I have some other problem?

when I turned on my pc this morning my CPU was running at the max. it never stopped. when I tried to open the Task Manager it took forever. I could not run anything. the process that was sucking up all my resources was Norton AV. I shut that down and it still wouldn't do anything.

then when I tried to shut it down nothing really happened. it made it as far as the taskbar disappearing and nothing else. I ended up doing a forced shutdown.

when I restarted it the same thing happened again. I scheduled scandisk to run at startup and forced another shutdown. it didn't find anything wrong.

I restarted again and it started right up but when I try to run programs everything is a little slower.

I ran a full virus scan last night and nothing was found. I also run ZA all the time. I also defrag my drive every day.

any ideas?

It is a Toshiba Satellite P-25 model with a P4 2.4Ghz processor. It has 512 MB of memory. It runs on XP Pro. up until this morning I have never had a problem. the laptop is 5 months old.
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Spyware? Try running Ad-Aware.
Old 01-26-04, 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by danw
Spyware? Try running Ad-Aware.
oops, I forgot to add that I also run Ad-Aware every day too. sorry. nothing found there either.

thanks for the reply.
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Ad-Aware is not perfect and only searches for specific types of spyware.

Try one (or both) of these as well

Spysweeper
http://www.webroot.com/wb/products/spysweeper/index.php

SpyBot Search and Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org/

Since you have XP pro, you can do a ctrl-alt-del and look at the taskmanager to see what program is using all your resources, end it, and try to figure out what it is.
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I think(not sure though) the 2 that were sucking up all my cpu was ccevtmgr.exe and ccapp.exe. each one had a # of 50 in my cpu column of task manager. everything else was at 0 except for System Idle Process which had a # of 99, which it always does.

as far as suspicious running programs I see nothing different from before.

I could never get Spybot to run on this pc. I tried to use it before.

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