|Dear Forum, I have been having a rather strange lock-up problem with my old Celeron Server PC, it does not happen every time but when it does the CPU goes to an idle state like an (eternal wait) although the last indicating message my firwall network traffic BAR shows high, I have managed to determine that my Online Armour firewall is the cause, because Online Armour provides me the best firewall protection and also enables me to limit how much CPU cycles other greedy processes may use it is the only firewall that I can use on this PC, as if not I have seen problems were other processes use 100% CPU and lock up the PC completely, I suspect the motherboard has a fault or it could be just because it's a Celeron 4000 CPU? and because it is the fastest older computer I have for running my server apps I just need a workaround.|
I have written several batch files to load programs (automate) seperated by 3 minutes each so each program starts without too much happening all at once this works fine, the problem seems to occur when a cold boot occurs each day at 6pm, and on every occasion it has happened before any other programs have started to load except the firewall and Anti-virus software.
WHAT I NEED:
I want to use TASKLIST to monitor IF the OAUI.EXE is dynamically using CPU cycles and IF NO CHANGE IN STORED VALUES is received after 3 minute then force a RESET of the machine as when it is in this state not much else is likely to start or run effectively my batch files do seem to run, but if subsequent attempts to launch a program are made the system can lock up completely, I have now scheduled as a first launch schedule on every boot cycle CHKDSK C: /F on every boot cycle as a precaution, so the check for activity of OAUI.EXE can be made within the same batch file and I need it to do This check UPTO 3 times in 3 minutes and if upon the 3RD check their is no CPU usage, then RESET the PC.
I have tried a clean install of Online Armour but the problem returns...
Sure I could just bin the computer, but seems a waste as this issue may be resolved at some point but I can't say how annoying it is to wake up in the morning to find the PC hung up and it being in that state all night long.