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moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Richard Turner
 

I didn't know that Windows defender would run on XP.
But, why run two antivirus programs?




Richard
"Reality is the leading cause of stress for those who are in touch with it." 
-- from The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, by Jane Wagner


On Nov 24, 2019, at 11:01 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:


32 Bit.


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Is your XP computer 32 bit or 64 bit?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale machine? I've never heard of that one before. No, I don't think I installed that one. The most recent thing I did with Windows is a SFC Scan, which shouldn't have affected Outlook or any non Windows components. The SFC Scan should make the machine run faster, right?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.
Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale (POS) machine?
Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.
Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and can't be detected while the computer is running.
 
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Glenn / Lenny
 


Here's a link to download the file.
You would just press enter on it and Windows will warn you about adding entries to the registry.
Just in case you don't like it, do a backup, the restore point type, those don't take long to do, but this way if you want to go back to the registry without it, you can.
I have it running on my XP computers, even though I don't use them much.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

32 Bit.


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Is your XP computer 32 bit or 64 bit?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale machine? I've never heard of that one before. No, I don't think I installed that one. The most recent thing I did with Windows is a SFC Scan, which shouldn't have affected Outlook or any non Windows components. The SFC Scan should make the machine run faster, right?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.
Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale (POS) machine?
Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.
Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and can't be detected while the computer is running.
 
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Annabelle Susan Morison
 


32 Bit.



From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Is your XP computer 32 bit or 64 bit?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale machine? I've never heard of that one before. No, I don't think I installed that one. The most recent thing I did with Windows is a SFC Scan, which shouldn't have affected Outlook or any non Windows components. The SFC Scan should make the machine run faster, right?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.
Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale (POS) machine?
Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.
Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and can't be detected while the computer is running.
 
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Glenn / Lenny
 

Well, if MS did stop the updates, XP computers with the hack should get the
updates that were posted up to that stop date.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mario" <mrb620@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power


according to
https://www.zdnet.com/article/registry-hack-enables-continued-updates-

"Williams says that the hack, included just below, makes the system look
like Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 which will continue to receive
updated until April 9, 2019."

the period of which XP will recieve updates has elapsed. so is it worth
applying the hack? I would say no.
-------- Original Message --------
From: Glenn / Lenny [mailto:glennervin@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 1:24 PM
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power
That only looks for corrupt system files that are normally unreachable
while the computer is running.

If one was damaged, it might affect how well your computer runs.
Typically those only get corrupt from a virus.
I may have the XP registry hack, if I do, I'll eMail it to you.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Annabelle Susan Morison <mailto:foristnights@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:21 PM
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale machine? I've
never heard of that one before. No, I don't think I installed that
one. The most recent thing I did with Windows is a SFC Scan, which
shouldn't have affected Outlook or any non Windows components. The
SFC Scan should make the machine run faster, right?


------------------------------------------------------------------------
*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Glenn / Lenny
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:17 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.
Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a
point of sale (POS) machine?
Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last
April.
Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your
entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and
can't be detected while the computer is running.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
*From:* Annabelle Susan Morison <mailto:foristnights@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble
days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I
know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security
Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at
MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar
with what they do. Which programs should I have running at
startup that won't eat the CPU power?


------------------------------------------------------------------------
*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On
Behalf Of *Richard Turner
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and
software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what
is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in
the background which no longer can be updated; or you have
something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably
something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that
solves it.

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the
internet since none of the important software is supported at
this point.

Best of luck,

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com
<http://www.turner42.com/>

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Annabelle Susan Morison
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.


------------------------------------------------------------------------

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Richard Turner
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.turner42.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7Cee73033ffbd14961cdc708d770f1b0cd%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637102055657281041&sdata=DGJVInbOK9pQK%2BsZ2ro1kzkgIoEmsf83FUgdQ550NSA%3D&reserved=0>

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of
*Annabelle Susan Morison
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off
topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where
Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50%
which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I
should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has
never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook
2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do
with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials,
thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has
changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has
changed. What do I do next?





moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Glenn / Lenny
 


You should be able to run the ones on that, just get on-line to update them, or run your own off-line scanner.
Note, since WinPE runs only in RAM, the updates will be gone when you shut down.
Unless you download the updates to a drive.
There is a network scanner there so you can get on-line.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:44 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

OK, now you got me curious about a couple things.

 

Ihave the Win10 PE from Carlos.  Can I update any antivirus  programs  that are already on that PE?  Or, is it possible for me to add my own programs to the PE that Carlos built.  For example, Malwarebytes?

 

Cheers,

 

James B

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.

Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale (POS) machine?

Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.

Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and can't be detected while the computer is running.

 

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM

Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Mario
 

according to
https://www.zdnet.com/article/registry-hack-enables-continued-updates-

"Williams says that the hack, included just below, makes the system look
like Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 which will continue to receive
updated until April 9, 2019."

the period of which XP will recieve updates has elapsed. so is it worth
applying the hack? I would say no.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Glenn / Lenny [mailto:glennervin@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 1:24 PM
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power
That only looks for corrupt system files that are normally unreachable
while the computer is running.

If one was damaged, it might affect how well your computer runs.
Typically those only get corrupt from a virus.
I may have the XP registry hack, if I do, I'll eMail it to you.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
*From:* Annabelle Susan Morison <mailto:foristnights@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:21 PM
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale machine? I've
never heard of that one before. No, I don't think I installed that
one. The most recent thing I did with Windows is a SFC Scan, which
shouldn't have affected Outlook or any non Windows components. The
SFC Scan should make the machine run faster, right?


------------------------------------------------------------------------
*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Glenn / Lenny
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:17 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.
Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a
point of sale (POS) machine?
Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.
Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your
entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and
can't be detected while the computer is running.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
*From:* Annabelle Susan Morison <mailto:foristnights@...>
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble
days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I
know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security
Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at
MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar
with what they do. Which programs should I have running at
startup that won't eat the CPU power?


------------------------------------------------------------------------
*From:* main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On
Behalf Of *Richard Turner
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and
software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what
is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in
the background which no longer can be updated; or you have
something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably
something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that
solves it.

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the
internet since none of the important software is supported at
this point.

Best of luck,

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com
<http://www.turner42.com/>

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Annabelle Susan Morison
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.


------------------------------------------------------------------------

*From:*main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
[mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Richard Turner
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

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*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of
*Annabelle Susan Morison
*Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off
topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where
Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50%
which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I
should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has
never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook
2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do
with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials,
thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has
changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has
changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Glenn / Lenny
 


I hate to keep bringing up WinPE, but there are file recovery tools on the eSpeak images, not the Bryan Smart ones though.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

As far as I know, I don't have a virus on this machine. And, I just recently debugged Outlook. I wonder if I should do that again, since I think that might have fixed it. Also, if I send this hard drive in for recovery, I hope to get back the email folders that I deleted by accident. Drivesavers says that they could do it, however, the downside is the original filenames won't be there. I wonder if the original timestamps will remain.


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

That only looks for corrupt system files that are normally unreachable while the computer is running.
If one was damaged, it might affect how well your computer runs.  Typically those only get corrupt from a virus.
I may have the XP registry hack, if I do, I'll eMail it to you.
Glenn
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale machine? I've never heard of that one before. No, I don't think I installed that one. The most recent thing I did with Windows is a SFC Scan, which shouldn't have affected Outlook or any non Windows components. The SFC Scan should make the machine run faster, right?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.
Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale (POS) machine?
Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.
Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and can't be detected while the computer is running.
 
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

James Bentley
 

OK, now you got me curious about a couple things.

 

Ihave the Win10 PE from Carlos.  Can I update any antivirus  programs  that are already on that PE?  Or, is it possible for me to add my own programs to the PE that Carlos built.  For example, Malwarebytes?

 

Cheers,

 

James B

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:17 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.

Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale (POS) machine?

Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.

Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and can't be detected while the computer is running.

 

Glenn

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM

Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Annabelle Susan Morison
 


As far as I know, I don't have a virus on this machine. And, I just recently debugged Outlook. I wonder if I should do that again, since I think that might have fixed it. Also, if I send this hard drive in for recovery, I hope to get back the email folders that I deleted by accident. Drivesavers says that they could do it, however, the downside is the original filenames won't be there. I wonder if the original timestamps will remain.



From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:25 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

That only looks for corrupt system files that are normally unreachable while the computer is running.
If one was damaged, it might affect how well your computer runs.  Typically those only get corrupt from a virus.
I may have the XP registry hack, if I do, I'll eMail it to you.
Glenn
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale machine? I've never heard of that one before. No, I don't think I installed that one. The most recent thing I did with Windows is a SFC Scan, which shouldn't have affected Outlook or any non Windows components. The SFC Scan should make the machine run faster, right?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.
Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale (POS) machine?
Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.
Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and can't be detected while the computer is running.
 
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: FS Reader 3 Crashing

Cristóbal
 

QRead is a good little program that really doesn’t need much if any support to it to keep working at this point.

It would of course be nice for it to get more updates and features, but as is, it does a solid job with ePub and other formats. PDF too.

I stopped using FSReader since QRead can handle not only Daisy, but all sorts of other formatted books as well.

I simply run the portable version of QRead from my Google Drive folder and thus am able to have synchronicity for all bookmarks and reading positions across my laptop/desktops where I’m signed in.

I know Kindle for PC has supposedly gotten a lot better with Jaws, but I’m reluctant to lock myself into the Kindle format/eco system as not every book I wish to read I can find in Kindle format and in general, again, don’t want to get more tied into Amazon stuff for every single service.

In general though, it would be great to have an eBook reading program that can also support things like notes, highlighting, footnotes with screen readers etc.

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS Reader 3 Crashing

 

 

Yes you are definitely right, QRead along with his other products has terrible support. Having said that QRead has been my eBook reader for years now and hopefully will continue to be so despite the fact that development seems to have ended. I also find QCast from the same stable works well on my system for the time being. They are the best of a limited range available for us I think.

 

Chicken Nugget has bit the dust and QFeed has also stopped working for me.

I think he is a talented programmer but has dreadful commitment to updating his software.

We are disadvantaged that the market eBook leader, Calibre, persists doggedly with a reading interface inaccessible  to Screen Readers.

 

On the other hand When I think about it at least 50% of the  other programs I regularly used were stopped from developing years ago, I use older versions of many programs but touch wood are still going strong. For example CDex 1.71,  Mp3DirectCut and Mp3Gain. I think some people  are still using WinAmp even though it stopped development years ago. I hope that QRead will be in the same category.

 

David Griffith

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Richard B. McDonald
Sent: 23 November 2019 23:16
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS Reader 3 Crashing

 

Hi David,

 

Well, you are probably right about QRead and heading levels.  But, I did not find footnotes and internal hyperlinks accessible with it.  Mostly, these limitations apply to DAISY books.  However, the biggest problem with QRead is that it seems to have been abandoned and no longer supported.  Several months ago, an email I sent to them was never answered.  Others have likewise reported that it is no longer supported.

 

Bye,

Richard

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: FS Reader 3 Crashing

 

I am sorry you have problems with  FS Reader but have heard other similarly complaining.  It does not sound like it is fit for purpose with eBooks.

 

I have never used FS Reader for eBooks- it certainly cannot cope with any of the  ePub books  I have just tried it with. I don’t have access to any text based Daisy Books to test it with. Where  do you get these from??

 

I am however, slightly confused by you saying QRead cannot handle heading levels.

I have just checked again with some ePub books, and provided the books have a heading structure these are easily accessed in QRead as normal by pressing control H which brings up the list of heading and allows you to navigate to them.

 

Balabolka is a free TTS based eBook reader which has a radically different interface and learning curve. You can however also access headings in this, as from memory Balabolka  creates  automatic bookmarks of each heading which you access with the, from memory F2 key but I would have to go back and check this.

 

With any web links in eBooks I always copy these out anyway but I suspect you are talking about internal links?

 

David Griffith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: 23 November 2019 22:27
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: FS Reader 3 Crashing

 

Hi!

 

I am using JAWS 2019, fully updated.  I have a laptop running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, and a desktop running Windows 10 Pro 64 bit - both fully updated.

 

When running FS Reader 3 on either computer, if I press JAWSKey+DownArrow to “say all,” JAWS crashes, then restarts and then FS Reader freezes.  On the laptop with Windows 7, most often FS Reader and JAWS both crash after starting FS Reader and then trying to open a book.  Even if by some chance FS Reader opens the book on the laptop, it then crashes as previously described.

 

I have tried two different readers - Bookworm and QRead.  Neither seems good.  For example, neither seems to be able to read hyperlinked footnotes nor handle heading levels nor internal links - as does FS Reader (when working).  Primarily, this is all with DAISY eBooks; although I have also tried ePub and other formats all with the same problems.

 

So, does anyone have any recommendations for another DAISY reader?  Or, does anyone have any solution to these problems with FS Reader?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Glenn / Lenny
 


Is your XP computer 32 bit or 64 bit?

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale machine? I've never heard of that one before. No, I don't think I installed that one. The most recent thing I did with Windows is a SFC Scan, which shouldn't have affected Outlook or any non Windows components. The SFC Scan should make the machine run faster, right?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.
Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale (POS) machine?
Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.
Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and can't be detected while the computer is running.
 
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Glenn / Lenny
 


That only looks for corrupt system files that are normally unreachable while the computer is running.

If one was damaged, it might affect how well your computer runs.  Typically those only get corrupt from a virus.
I may have the XP registry hack, if I do, I'll eMail it to you.
Glenn
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale machine? I've never heard of that one before. No, I don't think I installed that one. The most recent thing I did with Windows is a SFC Scan, which shouldn't have affected Outlook or any non Windows components. The SFC Scan should make the machine run faster, right?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.
Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale (POS) machine?
Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.
Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and can't be detected while the computer is running.
 
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Annabelle Susan Morison
 


Registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale machine? I've never heard of that one before. No, I don't think I installed that one. The most recent thing I did with Windows is a SFC Scan, which shouldn't have affected Outlook or any non Windows components. The SFC Scan should make the machine run faster, right?



From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:17 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Anti-virus is all you need at startup.
Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale (POS) machine?
Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.
Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and can't be detected while the computer is running.
 
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Glenn / Lenny
 


Anti-virus is all you need at startup.
Did you ever install the registry hack that makes XP think it's a point of sale (POS) machine?
Microsoft continued with those updates to XP until at least last April.
Also, you may want to consider booting to WinPE just to scan your entire partition, sometimes viruses hide in the boot sector and can't be detected while the computer is running.
 
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Annabelle Susan Morison
 


The strange part is, it didn't start doing this until a couble days ago. I have Automatic Updates turned off. The only thing I know of that I have running besides JAWS is Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender. Other than that, when I look at MSConfig, I find some programs in there that I'm not familiar with what they do. Which programs should I have running at startup that won't eat the CPU power?



From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Glenn / Lenny
 

You can use the winPE for win 7 to install XP.
You could use the win 10 version too if you like.Once you get it all installed and the computer will reboot, you will have to bring up Narrator to finish the install, by doing Windows U.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:38 AM
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.
Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Glenn / Lenny
 

Friend had this problem with his vista and I am sure it was virus related.
After reinstalling the operating system, the fan did not run so hard.
Glenn
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:38 AM
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.
Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

“At this point” is an understatement. Support for Windows XP went on quite long, but it ended on April 8, 2014 which means her system would have received no security updates for five and a half years.

Whatever is causing her issue is anybody’s guess, it could simply be a fact that the hardware which is probably at least 12 years old or more is failing, it could be she caught a virus and I doubt whatever it is can be solved by anybody on this list. Of course asking a computer tech to figure it out at whatever hourly rate they charge would be throwing good money after bad.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Richard Turner
 

Well, in that case, using such way out of date equipment and software, it may take a computer technician to figure out what is going on, but my guess is something is trying to update in the background which no longer can be updated; or you have something on there that is eating your CPU, but probably something trying to update.

You might try disconnecting from the internet and see if that solves it.

 

You are asking for major problems if it is connected to the internet since none of the important software is supported at this point.

 

Best of luck,

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:20 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

 

I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?

moderated Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Annabelle Susan Morison
 


I'm running Windows XP 32 Bit on an old Dell Optiplex GX520.



From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 6:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Which version of Windows are you running?

Richard

🖖 Live long and prosper

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2019 5:39 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2003 Using a Lot Of CPU Power

Hi, it's Annabelle.

Has anybody had this happen to them? I know this may be off topic, but this strange thing just started happening, where Outlook 2003 seems to think my CPU power is maxed out at 50% which makes the fan spin faster, and I'm wondering if maybe I should dust the inside of my machine with a Datavac. This has never happened before, and I know that I've been running outlook 2003 with the same Spamaid addin, so I know it has nothing to do with that. I tried turning off Microsoft Security Essentials, thinking it had something to do with that, but nothing has changed. I tried renaming "Outcmd.dat", but still nothing has changed. What do I do next?