Re: Help with diagnosis
- From: <ahall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 01 Mar 2009 11:41:31 -0500
BillW50> In news:kpgy6vpz29j.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
BillW50> ahall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx typed on 01 Mar 2009 10:33:28 -0500:
>>>>>>> BillW50 writes:
BillW50> In news:kpgk579qowv.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
BillW50> ahall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx typed on 01 Mar 2009 09:49:04
-0500> >> A few days ago my XPS 600 XP-Pro machine
>> >> started becoming unresponsive.
>> >> It would freeze for 30 sec to 10 min, with
>> >> no mouse movement or window updating. Then
>> >> a quick update.
>> >> I had the task manager going, and the only apparent
>> >> culprit was the "System" process which was running
>> >> at a stated 20-25% of CPU (dual core with hyperthreading
>> >> so this was 80-100% of a real core).
>> >> I had installed a new printer driver (Brother 9840
>> >> network all-in-one color laser), so I uninstalled that,
>> >> but still had the problem.
>> >> Then I thought it might be SyncBack, as the insane slow
>> >> down happened last night right after a reboot when I launched
>> >> 5 SyncBack jobs (making sure I had full backups in the case
>> >> of needing to reinstall Windows).
>> >> Any ideas at how to track down the problem? It might be
>> happening >> when there is a lot of file IO. The first night it
>> happened I >> had reorganized my photo directory, which means
>> SyncBack had a >> 300gig job backing up to another computer on my
>> network. After >> that I was trying to get my new Windows Home
>> Server to back up >> this machine, so there was even more file IO.
>> >> I have TrendMicro Internet security that does a full scan every
>> >> night, and has a firewall. THere is also a router firewall
>> between >> my network and the outside.
>> >> Thanks,
>> >> --
>> >> Andrew Hall
BillW50> I would have a hard time believing SyncBack is causing a
>> problem. Well BillW50> not the free version anyway. As I run
>> SyncBack on all of my computers BillW50> and even my UMPCs. And
>> anything that eats a lot of CPU time would drag BillW50> it to its
>> knees. But I never see that unless I am converting videos or
>> I doubt it is SyncBack directly, but it might be the system choking
>> eventually on a whole lot of File I/O.
>> I use SyncBack all the time on all my machines. They do small
>> backups all day long, and a couple of big ones at night.
>> Andrew Hall
BillW50> There are lots of process managers. One that is small is also from
BillW50> Microsoft and it is called Process Explorer. It gives you far more
BillW50> information than the Task Manager does and I/O info as well. This or
BillW50> another manager should make the task much easier to find out what is
BillW50> causing it.
Very cool, I have it running now. THe problem has not recurred for the
last hour or so, which is a long time.
How does one get data flowing into the lower pane? The help file did not
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