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tuiruru
15-12-2010, 07:17 PM
HI


I've got my laptop set up so that when the lid gets shut it goes to sleep and that's what happens every night. This has worked well for the last couple of years but recently, when I open it in the morning and start to do things (especially on the net), the CPU use reading goes up to 100% and everything slows down. The quickest way round this is to re-start, when everything settles down again.


Why would this start happening now and how can I see what's stuffing things up? I'm using Vista Home Premium SP 2.


Thanks

Speedy Gonzales
15-12-2010, 07:46 PM
Everything slows down like what?? The net?? Loading programs? Programs that are running? If its an Intel CPU disable speedstep and C1E in the BIOS

Open task manager and see whats going to 100%

Agent_24
15-12-2010, 08:49 PM
No reason to disable anything in BIOS if it's been fine for 2 years previously...

Sounds like some software change made recently.

But yeah, go to processes tab in task manager and find out what exactly is using the CPU that much

tuiruru
15-12-2010, 10:02 PM
Speedy - it's the response of everything - scrolling in progs that are open, opening new programs, scrolling up and down a window.

Agent- sorry to be so dumb but do you mean look at the CPU figures? I've shut one thing down that was showing about 25 but it's not made much difference and it's something that's been running in the background all the time anyway and not been updated. Something called soffice.bin is showing around 40. Is that something to do with Open Office?

SP8's
15-12-2010, 10:10 PM
Tuiruru .... Have you done all the usual scans ... i.e. antivirus, spyware, malware, etc. ??

Only a suggestions but maybe a HJT log for "Speedy the Great" to have a look at might find something.

tuiruru
15-12-2010, 10:17 PM
Tuiruru .... Have you done all the usual scans ... i.e. antivirus, spyware, malware, etc. ??

Only a suggestions but maybe a HJT log for "Speedy the Great" to have a look at might find something.
Yes SP8's I guess scanning's the next step - I'll have to do that tomorrow.

SP8's
15-12-2010, 10:26 PM
Remember to disable system restore before you start and run CCleaner to get rid of all the old temp files first ... makes the scans quicker.

Agent_24
15-12-2010, 10:40 PM
Speedy - it's the response of everything - scrolling in progs that are open, opening new programs, scrolling up and down a window.

Agent- sorry to be so dumb but do you mean look at the CPU figures? I've shut one thing down that was showing about 25 but it's not made much difference and it's something that's been running in the background all the time anyway and not been updated. Something called soffice.bin is showing around 40. Is that something to do with Open Office?

Yes soffice.bin is Open Office. Do you have the latest version? Does the computer run better if you end that process?

What was using 25%?

tuiruru
16-12-2010, 03:34 PM
All the scans (Avast Home, Malware Bytes, Spybot, Super Antispyware, Spyware Terminator) have checked out OK.


The little app I killed was Xneat Clipboard Manager which, again, I've been using for years without any probs and this seems to be behaving itself now. Soffice.bin has also settled down, so I'll have to see how it all goes.


Thanks for your input

SP8's
16-12-2010, 05:35 PM
Download Hijack This > scan > copy & paste to forum .... Ask Speedy nicely if he can see anything hiding in there.

http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html

phar
17-12-2010, 08:23 AM
I run this sometimes to see whats going on

http://sourceforge.net/projects/processhacker/

tuiruru
17-12-2010, 08:38 AM
Here it is

Speedy, could you take a look at this please? :thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:35:46 a.m., on 17/12/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\TrueSuite Access Manager\FpNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\TrueSuite Access Manager\usbnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\TrueSuite Access Manager\PwdBank.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDMICtrlMan\HDMICtrlMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Simpo PDF Creator Lite\SpcLiteSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorShield.Exe
C:\Windows\tsnp2std.exe
C:\Windows\vsnp2std.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNo tifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Rainlendar2\Rainlendar2.exe
C:\Program Files\xNeat Clipboard Manager\xNeatClipMngr.exe
C:\Program Files\NetMeter\NetMeter.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Zentimo\Zentimo.exe
C:\Program Files\Aston2\Aston2.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\AltDesk\AltDesk.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDMICtrlMan\HCMSoundChanger.exe
C:\Program Files\SysResources Manager\SysResManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Belvedere\Belvedere.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtMng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Users\John Warren\batterymonitoring\BatteryMonitoring\Battery Monitoring.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosA2dp.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtHid.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtHsp.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfimon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Users\John Warren\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O2 - BHO: SkypeIEPluginBHO - {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.6.5612.1312\s wg.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {C90DBB52-46E0-4E65-92BC-799ADEE54C86} - C:\PROGRA~1\Flash2X\FLASHP~1\FLASHP~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast5] "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cfFncEnabler.exe] cfFncEnabler.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HSON] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\TBS\HSON.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [00TCrdMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ITSecMng] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\ItSecMng.exe /START
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FingerPrintNotifer] "C:\Program Files\TrueSuite Access Manager\FpNotifier.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UsbMonitor] "C:\Program Files\TrueSuite Access Manager\usbnotify.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PwdBank] "C:\Program Files\TrueSuite Access Manager\PwdBank.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HDMICtrlMan] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\HDMICtrlMan\HDMICtrlMan.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BrMfcWnd] C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe /AUTORUN
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [COMODO Internet Security] "C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe" -h
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ControlCenter3] C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brctrcen.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Simpo PDF Creator Lite Server] "C:\Program Files\Simpo PDF Creator Lite\SpcLiteSrv.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrayServer] C:\Program Files\MAGIX\Movie_Edit_Pro_17_Plus_Download_Versio n\TrayServer_en.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpywareTerminator] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorShield.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tsnp2std] C:\Windows\tsnp2std.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [snp2std] C:\Windows\vsnp2std.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TOSCDSPD] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNo tifier.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Rainlendar2] C:\Program Files\Rainlendar2\Rainlendar2.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [xNeat Clipboard Manager] C:\Program Files\xNeat Clipboard Manager\xNeatClipMngr.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ShowBatteryBar] "C:\Program Files\BatteryBar\ShowBatteryBar.exe" show
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [C:\Program Files\NetMeter\NetMeter.exe] C:\Program Files\NetMeter\NetMeter.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Zentimo xStorage Manager] C:\Program Files\Zentimo\Zentimo.exe /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Aston2] "C:\Program Files\Aston2\Aston2.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AltDesk] C:\Program Files\AltDesk\AltDesk.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SysResources Manager] "C:\Program Files\SysResources Manager\SysResManager.exe"
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - Startup: BatteryBar.lnk = ?
O4 - Startup: BatteryMonitoring.exe - Shortcut.lnk = C:\Users\John Warren\batterymonitoring\BatteryMonitoring\Battery Monitoring.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Belvedere.lnk = C:\Program Files\Belvedere\Belvedere.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth Manager.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://C:\Windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_89D8 574934B26AC4.dll/cmsidewiki.html
O9 - Extra button: Skype Plug-In - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Skype Plug-In - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\Windows\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Ati External Event Utility - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Authentec memory manager service (Authentec memory manager) - AuthenTec Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\TAMSvr.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - AVAST Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - AVAST Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - AVAST Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: COMODO Internet Security Helper Service (cmdAgent) - COMODO - C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
O23 - Service: ConfigFree Service - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
O23 - Service: Comodo Online Storage Service (COSService.exe) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO BackUp\COSService.exe
O23 - Service: FABS - Helping agent for MAGIX media database (Fabs) - MAGIX AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\MAGIX Services\Database_60405\bin\FABS.exe
O23 - Service: Firebird Server - MAGIX Instance (FirebirdServerMAGIXInstance) - MAGIX® - C:\Program Files\Common Files\MAGIX Services\Database_60405\bin\fbserver.exe
O23 - Service: Google Desktop Manager 5.9.1005.12335 (GoogleDesktopManager-051210-111108) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - CACE Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe
O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia - C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe
O23 - Service: SmartFaceVWatchSrv - Toshiba - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmartFaceV\SmartFaceVWatchSrv.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Terminator Realtime Shield Service (sp_rssrv) - Crawler.com - C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
O23 - Service: Comodo BackUp Service (SynchronizationService.exe) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO BackUp\SynchronizationService.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Navi Support Service (TNaviSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA DVD PLAYER\TNaviSrv.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Optical Disc Drive Service (TODDSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\TODDSrv.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Power Saver (TosCoSrv) - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TosCoSrv.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA Bluetooth Service - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtSrv.exe
O23 - Service: TOSHIBA SMART Log Service - TOSHIBA Corporation - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SMARTLogService\TosIPCSrv.exe
O23 - Service: Ulead Burning Helper (UleadBurningHelper) - Ulead Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
O23 - Service: VRS Recording System (VRSService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\NCH Swift Sound\VRS\vrs.exe
O23 - Service: Zentimo Assistant (ZentimoService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Zentimo\ZentimoService.exe

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End of file - 12813 bytes

Speedy Gonzales
17-12-2010, 09:47 AM
Whats Zentimo.exe??

You can tick these, then tick fix checked

Close browsers (or use ccleaner and delete the startup entries)

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide


O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"

This doesnt have to be in startup. Its the status monitor for the printer

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BrMfcWnd] C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe /AUTORUN

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ControlCenter3] C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brctrcen.exe /autorun

Wouldnt be surprised if Google Desktop search is the culprit

Dont think this has to stay in startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpywareTerminator] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorShield.exe"

Looks like this can slow a system down. It sounds like a resource hog

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SysResources Manager] "C:\Program Files\SysResources Manager\SysResManager.exe"

tuiruru
17-12-2010, 10:36 AM
Hi Speedy

Zentimo is just a little app for managing attached USB devices. It hasn't been a problem but lately I've been getting little pop ups from the task bar saying that there's an unrecognised USB device kicking around so I'll disable it for a bit.

The other funny thing that's happened is that when I start Task Manager it's tabs are missing (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Task_Manager.jpg). How do I get them back?

Agent_24
17-12-2010, 10:42 AM
Does task manager fix itself if you reboot? If it does then it could be something is eating up your GDI resources (and your CPU)

tuiruru
17-12-2010, 10:56 AM
No, re-booting doesn't bring the tabs back.
er.... GDI resource??? :stare:??

Agent_24
17-12-2010, 11:12 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Device_Interface#Limitations

SP8's
17-12-2010, 11:13 AM
Just Googled GDI .... Gasoline Direct Injection .... suggest you change to a Hybrid ... :D

kahawai chaser
17-12-2010, 11:23 AM
Maybe visit the windows sysinternals suite site (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb795533), and select some of their advanced process utilities. Using their process explorer and VM map can tell a bit about real time processes with their stats and colour codes.

What running net (http://www.whatsrunning.net/) might help also.

1101
17-12-2010, 11:52 AM
maaate, you have so much stuff loaded & running on that laptop its no surprise you having a few issues ( seriously) - I was tempted to say crap loaded :)

msconfig - start disabling startups
check scheduler & disable some scheduled items

1101
17-12-2010, 12:18 PM
perhaps...
It actually sounds like the CPU may not be coming out of Power Saving mode
correctly: check the actual CPU speed when its running slow *control panel, system properties

Best option would be to shut it down properly (not use hybernate by closing the lid)
Check for driver updates from manufacture, & see if any bios updates are available (be very careful with bios updates. they can screw things up-rare but happens)

also task manager (ctl alt del) will show cpu use per process

kahawai chaser
17-12-2010, 12:22 PM
maaate, you have so much stuff loaded & running on that laptop its no surprise you having a few issues ( seriously) - I was tempted to say crap loaded :)

msconfig - start disabling startups
check scheduler & disable some scheduled items

True... The HJ log is 5x my log. I wonder if something is trying to connect/download to the net from one of those start ups?

tuiruru
17-12-2010, 12:47 PM
OK guys - guilty as charged - it does need a bit of a tidy up!! :crying
At the moment (whilst I'm on here) the "System Idle Process in Task Manager is bouncing around a bit but kind of averages out in the high 20's and my little "System Resource Manager app shows overall average CPU use kicking around 70

My little NetMeter app shows next to nothing either up or down at the moment.

Will try a few things including that What's Running thingy suggested by Chaser.

kahawai chaser
17-12-2010, 03:39 PM
What's running net once found a rogue screen saver (called aaa.sncr or similar) trying to connect on my pc. So I blocked with the firewall. But since you say your net meter shows low activity, that might mean some sort of service(s) may be running excessively. Either within the svchost.exe files, or possibly from one of the programs you have installed.

Might be able to check what services are running via msconfig - services tab - then check microsoft services and also hide Microsoft services to check other services. But then have to be careful, if you disable such services (if you don't know what they do) to try find the culprit by elimination. I once found adware service lurking in that section a year or so after I uninstalled it. Then had to disable it in the microsoft services section (under admin tools - services) - and again have to be careful so as not to disable essential services

Maybe visit svchost.exe (http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/svchost.exe.html), and try their analyzer, and read the comments.

tuiruru
17-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Have downloaded and run Svchost Analyzer and Security Task Manager and they haven't really thrown shown anything that concerns me at the moment (as if I'd know anyway!:waughh:)

Interestingly tho, when I start What's Running Net there's a bit of of a pause and then this error message (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Battery_Bar.jpg) pops up. A while ago I installed Battery Bar Pro (on the recommendation of another thread) and when the trial period ran out it carried on running with apparently no problem in it's simple form until just now.

On a slightly different tack, at about what percentage of used drive space to you start running into trouble? I've got 53.6 GB left out of 288GB.

Also, the CPU usage does seem to creep up over a period of time - after a restart it ticks along nicely for a while....:confused:

Speedy Gonzales
17-12-2010, 05:25 PM
Uninstall system resource manager then

SP8's
17-12-2010, 08:32 PM
Just wondering whether it might be an idea to backup all the data you want to keep ... e.g Pics, Docs, Etc and then do a clean install. Get rid of all the crap on there and start afresh ... may save you a lot of stress and time in the long run.

:2cents: might save your sanity as well ..... :badpc::badpc::badpc: ..... :angry

icyland01
17-12-2010, 08:40 PM
I suggest you to run CCleaner to remove unnecessary files and bad registry values. It will help to boot speed to your laptop.

Agent_24
17-12-2010, 10:49 PM
You said soffice.bin was using a lot of CPU, that is OpenOffice as we know.

Since it runs with Java, have you tried removing all Java, and then installing the latest version?

Have you tried upgrading OpenOffice either?

feersumendjinn
18-12-2010, 11:00 AM
Try this
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

tuiruru
18-12-2010, 12:54 PM
Try this
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

Thanks Feersum - I've had Autoruns for a while now. I sthere anywhere special I should look in it? I've already disabled some crap.

Agent - I'm running OOo 3.1.1 and have been since it came out without any probs. Attached is what Revo Uninstaller is picking up as Java. Should I uninstall the lot as listed?

Hey thanks for all this input :o

Speedy Gonzales
18-12-2010, 12:56 PM
Uninstall all versions of java they're all out of date. You should only have ONE version installed. Older versions have vulnerabilities. Latest version is 6 update 23

tuiruru
18-12-2010, 01:46 PM
Will do Speedy