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    Hey all

    My laptop has recently lost it's ability to run both WMP and the internet coherently.

    Thus when i'm listening to music and surfing the net, the music skips etc.

    I have disabled as much as I can, cleaned up my hard drive, defraged the computer.

    For some reason only recently this is a problem, it's eating up my CPU%

    Any ideas how I can get reasonable use out of my laptop again?

    Cheers
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    (Original post by nicatre)
    Hey all

    My laptop has recently lost it's ability to run both WMP and the internet coherently.

    Thus when i'm listening to music and surfing the net, the music skips etc.

    I have disabled as much as I can, cleaned up my hard drive, defraged the computer.

    For some reason only recently this is a problem, it's eating up my CPU%

    Any ideas how I can get reasonable use out of my laptop again?

    Cheers
    What operating system are you using?
    What processor? Single core/dual core?

    Have you downloaded anything recently? Run some scans?
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    Check your task manager, you'll be able to see what's slowing things down.
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    It could be a number of things:

    - Processor speed too slow for the apps running on the machine
    - Not enough RAM
    - A virus is on the machine
    - The hard disk requires defragmenting

    I'd suggest that you perform a system restore, and go back to a point where the system last worked.
 
 
 
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