1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Solved: Oigle

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Oigle, Jul 9, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Oigle

    Oigle Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    I use Windows XP SP2 using my near new computer with AMD Athlon 64 3500+, (CPU 2.2Ghz, RAM 512MB, HDD 250GB). My problem is that when screensaver engages it operates OK for about 10 minutes and then starts to slow down, finally coming to a stop. It is the same with any of Window's screensaver options, including MyPictures. How can I fix this?
     
  2. ChuckE

    ChuckE

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    2,311
    Coming to a stop? really? or is that maybe an exaggeration?

    You might have your computer set to do things like disk defragging after a bit of time after the screen saver is on. You may not be allowing the intensive task to finish.

    If it is actually coming to a stop, perhaps it is crashing. That "when all else is quiet" task, it is running, might be having a problem.
     
  3. slurpee55

    slurpee55

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    7,837
    Try hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del and bringing up the Task Manager and see what it says is running. Let us know more then. Oh, and welcome to the Forum!
     
  4. Oigle

    Oigle Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    To CkuckE
    thanks for your sugestion but it is now coming to a complete stop after operating intermittently for only 4minutes and this is when I have no files open and only showing the desktop. Any ideas?
     
  5. Oigle

    Oigle Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    To Slurpee55
    Thanks for your welcome. When I hit Ctrl+Alt+Del; Task Manager, under the heading Applications shows nothing and under Users shows - my name, 0, Active. Any further suggestions?
     
  6. ChuckE

    ChuckE

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    2,311
    Since there is nothing apparently working at the time (no programs, no screen-saver, etc) and you are just looking at the desktop, and now the problem seems to be time related, I suspect either a thermal problem with either the power supply, or with the memory.

    You might open the computer and re-seat the memory boards. Then, also while the computer is still open, see if the computer continues to work for a longer period of time.

    Sorry, I can't be of more help.
     
  7. slurpee55

    slurpee55

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Messages:
    7,837
    Yes, you might contact one of the mods and ask them to transfer this to the XP operating system forum - perhaps you can get more tech advice there. Software is more my thing, and I suspect Chuck is right.
     
  8. Oigle

    Oigle Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    To ChuckE
    Thanks for your time and effort. I propose to tolerate the problem for the time being.
     
  9. Oigle

    Oigle Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5
    To slurpee55
    Thanks also for your time and effort. I am going to delay the onset of screensaver to 20 minutes and then watch it closely if I have a lengthy download (on dial up).
     
  10. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/593856

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice