Ok, at the moment when I hit the ctrl, alt, delete to see what is going on- the only thing listed in my Applications is Funtrivia
the CPU Usage seems to be staying around 2-7% sometimes going up to 15 briefly.
The other thing it lists for Porcesses is 32.
But then whenever I try and use like my scanner and don't have anything open but that in the Application area, CPU usage keeps going to 100%. Keeps doing this ever since changing to DSL. Same with some of the other things too.
A few things we keep trying to figure out-
1. How much memory does it take to run DSL. The modem and router are both on my computer which has 256MB RAM
2. Would it help anything if we moved the modem and router to my mom's computer which has 512MB RAM
I just checked on my mom's computer to see what it shows for hers to get a better idea what is maybe going on too. It showed for hers that she has 45 processes.
She has a bunch of other things too wrong with her computer too though and currently doesn't have any virus protection. Norton is installed on her computer but it hasn't been working right for months now and her subscription I think has run out now too. AVG is on her computer but not installed.
The other big thing though with her computer is this blue screen she keeps having that wont allow her to shut down the computer. It happend when she tried installing this new mouse on it. So, she tried uninstalling it and just putting the old one back on and didn't seem to help the problem.
The repairguy we had been using and don't want to use anymore with all the problems he didn't do right and all on my computer he can't even get the blue screen to go off her computer either.
Before trying to find someone to come out and add more RAM to my computer, first need to get the stuff corrected that the repairman messed up with.
Getting Norton completely out and we noticed that all the Bellsouth Spyware/Bloatware that we need off too still has some stuff around too if we do a search for Bellsouth on the computer.
The Bellsouth spyware/bloatware also got loaded on my computer too when we switched to the DSL. The frustrating part is that I didn't even put it on there. My nephew is the one who put it on when he was helping get us switched to Bellsouth.
He and his Dad were over- his dad was there to do the wiring since we did it wired- going up in the attic and all to get it from the bedroom where mine is to Garage where mom's computer is.
I guess my nephew didn't know that you could just plug the modem and router in and connect. So, he put the cd in that Bellsouth sent and followed the instructions. Then turned out it was a bunch of spyware and bloatware all on it.
Anyways, was also wondering, has anyone heard of these places at all. My mom found this article in that USA Weekend magazine that comes in the Sunday paper on PC fix it services. She seems to think they look like good company to try. I know they can't do stuff like adding more memory or other hardware.
Seems about the same risk as just looking through the phonebook and calling a company for the 1st time,
and less risky to do because then you don't have a stranger coming into the house that you don't know.
Has anyone ever had these?