I'm fairly good with computers....the internet, that is.
I do well gleaning information from various places, being able to link others to said information, be it of a serious nature or just socially
interacting with others for funs' sake.
.....finding quick fixes for various problems and putting "band-aides" on them, sure I can do that.
Download and play a game, find servers to play online, etc....sure, I can do that as well.
.....but fixing this damned computer
........It's been a pain in my a##, I could spend the rest of the afternoon writing a RANT about it!!
...but I won't.
I am coming to the only place I trust to help me fix this issue...not that I trust all of you
....but, I figure that if there is anywhere I can
bring this issue and trust the advice of others, it would be my internet home and to my net family here at ATS.
So, here is the problem....actually, various problems. Bear with me please, I am not well-versed in this stuff though hopefully "versed" enough to
make sense of these issues and get that across here.
First off, I am working with a laptop. A Toshiba Satellite L455D-S5976. Windows 7. I am not the original owner and various things were done to this
thing before I started using it. I generally use it for only a few purposes. Mainly, using ATS and fb.....watching video and sharing information and
various things with others. Beyond that, I simply don't use this thing for much else, save the random print job, movie, photoshop type of
....here is the thing. I turn the computer on. Everything is running fine, or so it seems. I open my browser, come to ATS and read a few things,
everything seems fine. I open another tab, load fb, everything is fine....for a few minutes. Suddenly, the cp is running near 100%....my physical
memory goes from around 30% to near 50% or more....
.....So I think it is fb and you may too? Right......No. I do the same, turn on the cp...open browser [firefox] come to ATS....go to a link with a
youtube video. I attempt to play the video. Same thing happens. Or, it will play for a few minutes and then start lagging, video not loading (even
if the setting is down on something like 240p)......my cp starts running high usage, often stalling completely out, resulting in my having to shut
down firefox from task manager....having to shut down flash player....having to shut down the audio process (whatever that is...and why it runs 10 to
11,000k is another question).....firefox will be running around 300,000k and suddenly its over 600,000k....it stalls, the computer physically heats
up.....blah blah BLAH!!! (sorry, just going over it makes me want to throw it
Ahhhh....am I making a bit of sense? I don't even know where to start. I have read and read and I am getting SO much conflicting information [not
to mention flippin' information OVERLOAD] that it has my head spinning and every time I try to fix it, it results in a headache that I am just not
keen on. I don't like it. I stop and then the problem is put off until the next day and the next and the....it NEVER ENDS!
(Ok....back to the problem)
Could this be a damaged video card issue? I seem to have problems when video tries to load, though sometimes I can sit through a few and watch them
just fine and suddenly there are lagging and stalling issues....wth?
It seems that the svchost.exe process has 10 or 11 "process" (not versed here) running....why is it duplicated that many times, with some of them
(one running over 40,000k) running in the 4 to 5,000k range? I know that some are normal [duplicates] but, that many?
Why does one of those svchost files sometimes suddenly start running over 300,000k and stall the cp when I am browsing?
Why does windows search indexer run fine (3 to 4,000k range) for a while and suddenly (like clockwork, especially playing an online game) jump to 10
to 11,000k range? Why does the audio process run in that range as well? Is that normal?
....am I asking too many questions at once?
Also....twice in two weeks when turning on my cp, I have had to do some kind of search index scan thing that it did on a black screen, white
lettering....it wouldn't start windows until completed??
I will stop....see what I get here in response, though I am sure most won't want to bother...after that scattered bunch of sheet above...lol
God....please, someone...keep me from KILLING this CP!!