The Mother Board

Motherboards.org forums. Free tech support, motherboard ID, and more.
It is currently Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:28 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Odd laptop issue.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:14 pm 
Offline
Enlightened Master
Enlightened Master

Joined: Fri Jun 14, 2002 1:03 am
Posts: 17134
Location: England
It doesn't quite work like that, you may disable it, but it continually looks to update even with no network. It is a function of windows to keep us all safe (bearing also in mind that if a pc gets a virus the user tend to blame the operating system rather than their own idiocy in downloading it or looking up dodgy websites).. Another thing to try is to run windows defender, disable its scheduled task to look for updates and scan from once every second (ha-ha) to once a week. I also disabled the scheduled task for disk defragging (which should be disabled by default if running an SSD) to once a week and not to do it again if missed (ie laptop is off). If you are running windows 8/8.1/10 don't disable or try and remove the M$ apps as this gets nicely round to hosing the system, and for a while while they also update (in the background) slow the system down on a clean install.. And while thinking about it on windows 10 I disabled fastboot as that caused issues...

_________________
I have been programming on computers since the ZX81.
I am an apprentice trained Electronics Engineer with qualifications to back it up.
I have been repairing computers since 1996.
Yet to some people I still know nothing...


Last edited by Mr T on Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:18 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Odd laptop issue.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:58 am 
Offline
Black Belt 1st Degree
Black Belt 1st Degree

Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2001 1:01 am
Posts: 1970
Location: UK / Singapore
When the system is stalling open up task manager and look at what is eating up the cpu and hdd. This should help identify where the problem is.

_________________
I have now left the Building :tongue8:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Odd laptop issue.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:46 pm 
Offline
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master

Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:25 pm
Posts: 3147
Location: Right behind you
I'm planning on digging around both versions of Windows this weekend. I don't think it's Wi-Fi looking for a signal, this happens with other programs-whichever you try to open first, that aren't web related, like the control panel.

_________________
Faster than the speed of snot

Two wrongs don't make it right, but I sleep pretty good at night


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Odd laptop issue.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:04 am 
Offline
Mobo-fu Master
Mobo-fu Master

Joined: Sun May 06, 2001 12:01 am
Posts: 37463
Location: Netherlands
Corrupt browser helper object, outdated system libraries like Visual C++ (whatever flavour 2005/8/10/12/13/16?) can cause similar effects.

_________________
We hate rut, but we fear change.
********************************
System error, strike any user to continue...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group