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Diagnosing poor performing Windows laptop

My Windows 7 laptop frequently goes to 100% CPU usage and becomes unusable. I've discovered that if I put it to sleep and immediately wake it up, the CPU usage goes back down to a reasonable level (10% ish) and stays that way, but this problem recurs at least daily. How can I diagnose and fix the cause of this issue? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Mar 18, 2013 - 15 answers

Salvage or DTMFA and Start Over?

I've inherited an older PC from work and would like to turn it into a media center / game-playing box, but I'm not sure if it's up to snuff. [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Jun 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Is DSL fast enough to play WOW?

My son is having terrible problems playing WOW. He gets framerates of about 1-2fps, which is ridiculous. Help me diagnose the problem. [more inside]
posted by vilcxjo_BLANKA on Mar 11, 2008 - 27 answers

Performance issues when sharing digital media between computers at home

Help me troubleshoot performance issues with digital media sharing between two computers. [more inside]
posted by fsmontenegro on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

IIS Loading Rewritten URLs Twice

I have a C#/.NET Application on IIS. I am rewriting the URLs via ISAPI Rewrite. The rewritten URLs are all loading twice. ISAPI Rewrite's creators insist it isn't them, but visiting the non-rewritten URL, the page only loads once. What could be causing this? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma on Aug 30, 2006 - 1 answer

Can Windows be configured to combat processor-hogging applications?

Is there a way to "reserve" a certain % of the processor for Windows, no matter how much any individual application requests? [more inside]
posted by stuckie on May 3, 2006 - 13 answers

Would an additional hard drive improve performance on my machine?

Would installing a new (smallish) hard drive in my machine and dedicating it solely to the Windows swap file (i.e., instead of having it on C:) improve performance?
posted by oissubke on Jun 26, 2004 - 13 answers

Is there a good, systematic way to repair Windows' slow and steady degradation other than periodic reinstall?

scarabic's question brings up a more general question I have. Is there a good, systematic way to repair Windows' slow and steady degradation other than periodic reinstall? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by badstone on Jan 8, 2004 - 20 answers

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