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Hibou

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This is a repost. I'm desperate, can anyone help me out? (running ME)


Well, where should I start? I guess I started having problems a few weeks ago as I noticed my system (PII 400, 256 megs, ATI Rage Fury, 17GB HD 7GB free, burner, etc) was slowing down dramaticaly when left idle for a few minutes. The HD kept working continuously. Wasn't too concerned at 1st, but it stated getting worse. So I did a cleanup (scandisk, defrag), but I had a very difficult time as something was continuously writing to my HD. I figured out how to stop all these running processes, so I finally was able to complete this cleanup. Ocassionally, the system would freeze and I had to turn the system off (with the switch) and restart. It did not help. I also ran a virus scan, and I removed a Jsnoclose thing, but that was it.

I also ran a systems monitor program, and it tells me my kernal usage is at 100% when the system is virtualy frozen. I'm also getting kernal32.dll errors. This sounds serious.

I then tried cleaning up the start up through msconfig, but that hasn't helped either. I recently tried Spybot, and that increased the speed of my system, but it still didn't fix the slowing down after idling problem, which is now quite bad as it can take 5 to 10 minutes to shut down (when that works).

Now, on top of everything else, my system displays at 640x480 in 16 colors and I cannot change it (I tried the settings, but to no avail... it doesn't even gine all my display options!). I even got a few wierd error messages(kernel32 caused error, rundll32 caused error in mmsystem.dll). Anyway, I've tried several things and I have this feeling this house of cards is about to drop.

Can anyone shed some light, somewhere?
 
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