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Computer freezing/internet slowdown

by zach762 / June 24, 2004 3:48 PM PDT

I'm using a custom built computer. Athlon XP 2500+, 512 mb ram, on win xp. Everytime I run certain file sharing applications, specifically emule and bittorrent, I am unable to have any other internet programs or usage, such as AIM or internet browsing. The computer will freeze or slow down immensely and my internet speed will drop as well until it no longer works and i'm forced to reboot. What could be causing this?

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by Cursorcowboy / June 24, 2004 9:15 PM PDT

1. The article [Q307973] suggests that users configure the actions that Windows takes when a severe error (also called a fatal system error, or Stop error) occurs. Also, please read the article, "A Description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP (Q315222)," for accessing a system that will not boot normally.

2. The article [Q308427] states that an "event" is any significant occurrence in the system or in a program that requires users to be notified or an entry be added to one of three logs that can help identify and diagnose the source of current system problems, or help predict potential system problems.

3. The article [Q314084] describes how to gather more information about an error message using Pstat.exe, a Resource Kit utility run from the command line that gives a picture of the processes and drivers that are currently running.

4. If you identify an applicable error code, access the TechNet "Windows XP Events and Errors" page and enter either the "Source" or the "Error Code". -- the two most important items of information concerning an Event.

Bill Gaston

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....its been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
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Re: ''Event''?
by zach762 / June 27, 2004 5:04 PM PDT
In reply to: ''Event''?


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Zach, why no: ''Event''?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2004 1:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: ''Event''?

I re-read the thread and see no reason you couldn't supply EventIDs and sources. But Emule may be exploitable so be sure your machine is clean from malware with Adaware, Spybot, CWshredder and Housecall.

If Bittorrent fails, then look to what client you are running. Not all worked for everyone.

In closing, try this. Remove the case cover and see if the problem takes longer to occur or vanishes. And bumping will do little to find your answers. More clues and input from you is needed.


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Name that "certain file sharing applications"!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2004 12:43 AM PDT

Many are riddled with malware, spyware and the effects are as you note. Some Kazaa users end up with an OS so badly damaged that their local experts have no choice but to "format and start over."

In short, if you allow parasites on your machine, then you can't complain about it. Well, you can, but the doctor's line "Don't do that." is what I'm thinking.



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Re: Name that "certain file sharing applications"!
by zach762 / June 28, 2004 3:46 AM PDT

I assume that it's not spyware since I constantly run adaware and/or spybot. I usually don't end up having that many instances of spyware anyway, just some cookies here and there. As for eventIDs, the only ones i'm getting are 20035 and 7023.

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Re: Name that "certain file sharing applications"!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2004 3:57 AM PDT
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