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9252Re: [NTO] Momentary Hangups

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  • Dave
    Nov 23 4:41 AM
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      does this happen when notetab is running by itself and nothing else ?
      this sort of thing is usually caused by to many programs running and there
      is not enough memory for them to run so they turn to the harddrive instead
      which is much slower.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ray Shapp" <rayshapp@...>
      To: <ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, November 23, 2012 1:24 PM
      Subject: [NTO] Momentary Hangups

      > To All,
      > My secondary PC has momentary hangups that last for a few seconds to
      > several minutes. I have Task Manager continuously open and displaying CPU
      > usage sorted with greatest user at the top of the list, but it doesn't
      > show
      > any process using an inordinate amount of time. The greatest time consumer
      > is "System Idle Process" at about 95 to 99 percent. No process ties up
      > more
      > than 700MB or 800MB of memory. I also observe the disk drive in-use
      > monitor
      > light on the system unit and it shows only a few very short blips during
      > both normal and hung-up operations.
      > The PC isn't fully frozen during these hangups. The mouse is still active
      > and I am able to change state of the Num Lock key, but I can't navigate
      > within Windows Explorer or launch any applications or change views within
      > them. Even Free Cell pauses.
      > The machine contains 2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad processor and 3 gigs
      > of DIMM memory running WinXP SP3 with all updates current. I have done a
      > recent CHKDSK and a disk defrag. Microsoft Security Essentials updates
      > every day and runs a full scan on all disks without reporting any malware.
      > All operations on this computer appear to execute without errors. The only
      > problem is the momentary pauses.
      > Any ideas what is causing these hangups? Any further troubleshooting
      > ideas?
      > Thank you.
      > Ray Shapp
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