[access-uk] Re: lag, slowness, computer hell

  • From: "Damon Rose" <damon.rose@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 12:43:54 +0100

it hasn't powered off since. And actually it was about 2 months ago that
it did this.
Is there a way of checking the fan or temperature without opening up the


From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Chris Hallsworth
Sent: 06 August 2007 11:51
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: lag, slowness, computer hell 

Don't mean to scare you Damon, but could one of the fans be going in
your computer? By what I'm hearing, it sounds like the processor is
getting too hot and therefore Windows is forced to shut down to prevent
hardware damage caused by overheating hardware. However, Windows won't
shut off straight away, obviously; you'll first notice the problems
you've described before it either shuts off or reboots itself. Let's
clear this one up first before trying to solve the others, as, in my
view, it's highest in the priority list. Hope that helps.

        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Damon <mailto:damon.rose@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
        To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
        Sent: Monday, August 06, 2007 8:03 AM
        Subject: [access-uk] lag, slowness, computer hell 

        HI there. 
        A few weeks ago my computer suddenly powered off of its own
accord. After re-starting, I noticed that jaws speed and the system
voice had changed. 
        I also noticed that many web pages seemed to load more slowly,
and using Outlook Express seemed more sluggish. 
        When I use Word, it throws up lotrs of error messages now. 
        Many times when I hit REPLY on an email in Outlook Express, jaws
freezes up. I often have to turn the computer off and start again. Some
emails appear unreadable now too. 
        When arrowing down on certain websites that always used to be
(and are still fine on my work computer) fine, the computer judders and
spits and, with a 5 or 10 second delay time, will read the next line
after I hit down arrow. And the speech synth will kind of grainily croak
out the words. 
        I've checked my broadband and the connection speed is the same
as it ever was. 
        My computer processor usage appears to bea around 10%. 
        I have been without virus software,however, for over a year
since Norton was causing problems with my system. I realise I should
have updated it ages ago. I now have Macafee on my PC from this week. I
thought it might solve the problems, malicious viruses, adware perhaps,
but it hasn't. 
        Confusingly, when I use Sounforge sound editing software, I have
no problems at all despite the huge amount of audio data in memory and
being processed. 
        All these problems started about 3 weeks after an RNIB volunteer
came round and help me install a new hard disk and some more memory.
Worked fantastically for 3 weeks. 
        Does this sound at all familiar to you? 
        Any thoughts on what I could do appreciated. I never really know
whether I have a computer problem or a JAWS initiated problem. 
        I'm using jaws 8. My computer is 5 years old. I have a 2.6 gig
processor with 1 and a quarter gig of memory. 
        Thanks all.
        skype:  damonrose 
        London, England. 

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