Constant pausing every few seconds

May 24, 2010 at 19:43:40
Specs: Windows XP
My computer is constantly freezing every 3-5 seconds this includes my cursor and sound pausing. This problem began when I uninstalled my anti-virus and updated one of my drivers so I could patch Starcraft II, now I've tried various solutions but nothing seems to work. I've done numerous virus scans (no malware or spyware) and I've even cleaned the inside of my case.

I'm looking at my windows task manager right now and System Idle Process goes from 100% CPU Usage which I know is normal and drops down to like 22% when the freezing happens.

AMD Athlon 64 Processor
2.21GHz, 896 MB of RAM

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May 24, 2010 at 20:06:44
Well, what's using the other 78% ?

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May 24, 2010 at 20:58:32

There's a screenshot, I don't know what's going on but I really need some assistance!

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May 25, 2010 at 01:03:33

I think as of now "System Idle Process" has nothing to do with the performance of your machine. Try removing all the temporary files from "C:/" drive of your machine and repair all the registry and check the result. You can take help of CCleaner application for doing the same.


Thank you :)

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May 25, 2010 at 16:10:33
I tried deleting the temporary files but nothing happen but I noticed a couple things

->When I right click a pop out comes saying "C:\Program Files\Shaw Secure\Common\fpshx
Error loading resources for : file not found.

->I tried running the computer in safe mode and it worked but when I ran it in safe mode with networking the problem continued. I'm looking at the task manager and one of the things that is constantly at the top of the list for CPU Usage is fsorsp.exe (NETWORK SERVICE).

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May 25, 2010 at 17:11:56
Just for info "System Idle Process" means just that. On your screen shot it shows that it is 92% "idle", so the CPU is only running at 8%.

From what I can see, Shaw Secure and the file fsorsp.exe are both related to
F-Secure AntiVirus. I would uninstall F-Secure for starters and see if that helps.
With luck there will be an entry for F-Secure (and/or Shaw Secure) in Control Panel > Add-Remove Programs.

If that doesn't help use the registry cleaning feature in CCleaner.

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May 25, 2010 at 21:33:56
Look for remnants of old antivirus program that was not completely removed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.

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