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06-10-2001, 09:09 AM
My computer often locks when opening software especially excell or goes very slow and freezes. Every time of checked my cpu is working at 100% or is locked at 100%. I have plenty of memory and hard disk space. Is it a software fault or is my bios faulty

06-10-2001, 09:35 AM
It could be a lot of things, you need to work through a few things and start eliminating the easiest stuff first. What OS are you running?
Try scandisk and defrag for starters, then run msconfig and see what is running in startup that you can turn off.

Make sure office startup and fast find are off.

Check in device manager make sure nothing has exclamation marks or red crosses.

goto system properties and check your IRQ's in hardware, thats if you are running 98 make sure two devices aren't fighting over the same IRQ.

Thats for starters, come back if you still have a problem.