Re: Boot-up peculiarity
- From: "William B. Lurie" <billurie@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2007 14:04:22 -0400
All good thought, JS, but I been there, done them all, defrag
and chkdsk/r in addition. Hard drive.....partition is 20 GB with
Have you used Windows built-in Disk Cleanup utility lately to clean up/remove temp files and other trash from your PC lately..
Also how much free space do you have remaining on your hard drive?
"William B. Lurie" <billurie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:OZwZYmErHHA.4180@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxNo, JS, that isn't the answer. CPU usage was pretty heavy (50
to 70% while NSW was loading all of its stuff) but went down
to almost nothing for several seconds while screen blanked.
When it came back on, the line showed steady, very little CPU,
bother before, during, and after blanking.
William B. Lurie wrote:Very low CPU usage under most circumstances, JS. But I will
make a test to see what it shows during bootup. I'l put
the offender back in and reboot, and watch CPU usage as
the screen blanks. Good thought.....
JS wrote:You have more than enough memory. Lets see if something is loading down the CPU and causing the slow refresh.
Starting Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del keys), click on the Performance tab, what does the CPU usage % show?
"William B. Lurie" <billurie@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:%234$bmCXqHHA.4520@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxMy XP system has developed a new quirk during boot-up.
Everything acts normally up to the point where all the
icons appear as underdeveloped and then fill in with
their identities. The next step, always, and I'm used
to it, is that Norton Protection Center goes through its
checking and announced all is well in the toolbar.
Now the screen goes blank, black, for maybe 5 or 6 seconds,
and comes right back, and boot-up is complete. This is new
and I don't like it.
No, I haven't installed anything new lately (except maybe a
few routine Windows Update non-critical updates), and, yes,
I've done complete virus checks and SpyBot and AdAware and
Defrag and ChkDsk/R and everything comes up clean.
Maybe it ain't broke and I don't have to fix it.......but
has anybody a clue as to why this is, and how do I get rid
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