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Problems with helpctr.exe

by bought_by_god / June 5, 2004 4:50 AM PDT

I am working in Windows ME and have had problems with the helpctr program loading itself over and over again whenever the computer sits idle. within about 30 minutes of idle activity it usually reloads about 6-8 times. By the time an hour roles by, my only option is to shutdown or reboot my computer. Last night I forgot to turn my computer off and by this morning so much memory had been used that Windows fell back into safety mode. Does anyone have a solution to my problem.

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Re:Problems with helpctr.exe
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2004 5:17 AM PDT

When I read "whenever the computer sits idle. within about 30 minutes of idle activity it usually reloads about 6-8 times. By the time an hour roles by, my only option is to shutdown or reboot my computer" then it's possible you have some PARASITE on the machine. Read http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/

Any fine mess/interferer is a toxic combination of mcafee or firewall. It is expected that you find such incompatibilities.

This discussion notes how to work around it until you find what combination of your new software triggered the problem.

Bob

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Re:Re:Problems with helpctr.exe
by bought_by_god / June 5, 2004 5:30 AM PDT

Thanks, I will check it out

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