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

  • From: "Gordon Keen" <gordon.keen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2007 14:59:12 +0100

Just a thought but did this possibley happen about the time of a windows

I certainly had a lot of strangeness then.

From glorious Devon, England 
-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Damon Rose
Sent: 06 August 2007 12:44
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: lag, slowness, computer hell 

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 PC?



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
        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
        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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