It's just happy that the weekend is near and thinks that by running faster it gets there faster (the stupid thing).
But on a more serious note, you may see different GHz if you try againMy computer -> properties
From what you write now the problem isn't limited to bootup, so forget about the sound and modem driver for the moment.
Taskmanager should show which processes actually use the most CPU (and memory), ust make it full screenand...
Run the test from http://www.memtest.org/ to see what ti says
It's either a broken RAM module, or two different modules not working together. Usualy it's best to have identical modules in the system, even identical brands.
My first guess would be 'geek-overkill'.
If it would also freeze after putting it back in factory condition it's probably a HW failure (something which you can easily test with some test tools widely available on the web, wh even going...
I don't care about tone, style, etc.. It's not as if we are involved in an eloquency contest. Actually I probably agree with gweilo most of the time, but would not be as harsh in some cases (when a user who has just spend $2000+ is...
forgot IE and USB
I would check one fo the XP tipsand tricks sites to findmore info on probable policies, though if a spyware identifies it as a browser hijack (whihc it probably isn't), you may use the spyware tool to remove it (even...
No, haven't a clue
any other burning softs running?
you should have something like this in the list of drivers for the drive:
note the two incd* may be missing if you...
Chkdsk and Defrag indeed take some time, but I would advise to run both.
Right-click on the C-drive icon in explorer
Select Tools Tab
Select 'Check Now' and flag both the boxes
These keys are controlled by LaunchManager (qtzgacer.exe), not to be mistaken for Acer Launcher (Alaunch.exe), LAN manager or eManager.
Try the sequence uninstall -> reboot -> install for LaunchManager.
Apparently the key is...