|god its been awhile since ive been active here... when did computing net become part of toms guide?|
anyways, ive been having this odd problem with my thinkpad. actually, tew thinkpads. and tew issues. Under Windows XP, both on boot up and whenever I connect to a network (ethernet or wifi-g) i get this issue where "scvhost.exe" pegs the CPU until i kill it via Task Manager. also, the network does not seem to work until i kill the process.
the other issue i have been having with XP is the System process. Whenever i go to copy some files off my external hard drive, the System process jumps to max and stays there until the copy is done, most of the time. just a min ago i disabled Avast! (my antivirus) and the CPU usage dropped to nothing. Could this probably be blamed on Avast?
and some details i should say:
I started out on a TP 600E, with this current Windows install on 288MB memory and tew 80GB hard drives (2nd hard drive adapter for ultraslimbay). both the issues above occurred. Just today, i got my paws on most of a TP 600X. so, wanting an upgrade very badly, i Ghosted my system partition (so i could return later if needed) and then tore apart both units and built up the TP 600X. I booted up and played with it for awhile. watched Balto III from the DVD drive. loved it. then decided to copy some avi movies from my external drive. CPU went max for the time it was copying, and stayed there until (i think) i disabled Avast in a just-for-the-hell-of-it moment. CPU went down to nothing.
the specs of both units:
Pentium II 400MHz
80GB hard drive 5400RPM (main hard drive)
80GB hard drive 5400RPM (ultrabay adapter)
NeoMagic 2 megabyte crap video
USB WiFi, 3Com 16-bit PCMCIA Ethernet
SpeedStep Pentium III 650MHz
the tew hard drives from above
Mini-PCI wifi, 3Com card from above
slightly less crappy NeoMagic 4 megabyte crap video
Windows XP SP3 (same install on both machines, installed new video driver after bootup on 600X)
stuff that runs in background:
Directory Opus 9
DAEMON Tools 4.09
Novell NetWare Client icon
btw the difference between the E and the X is very big. i much like it.