Any ideas of things I could do to fix such a problem? Is anyone else getting it?

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Hey Guys,

I was just wondering if a) anyone else has had similar problems with the following or b) if anyone knows of a fix/possible solution. The problem I'm having almost always occurs when I'm running Mirc (version 6.02), and attempt to receive a file through XDCC send from someone. Oddly enough, a few seconds/minutes after I begin to receive the file from the person through DCC, my computer starts to randomly freeze every few seconds - i.e. the mouse becomes unmovable and from looking at the Performance tab on the Taks Manager, my CPU usage spikes spontaneously every 2/3 seconds to 100% (and hence, I assume, rendering the computer unusable/unstable with the symptoms previously described). This is the first time I've ever had this problem, and it only crept up recently. BTW, I'm running a 1.2 GHz Athlon, with 392 MBs of PC100 RAM, with Windows XP Pro installed on a 30 Gig. Western Digital hard drive. So I tried booting into Safe Mode in Windows XP, running a virus scan (which turned up nothing) and also running Ad-aware (which removed some components, but didn't totally fix the problem). Finally, I even tried starting up the Win XP DOS setup program, and performing a "repair" on the current installation of windows, which didn't seem to fix the problem either. It still occurs usually when I get xdcc/dcc sends from people on IRC. Any ideas of things I could do to fix such a problem? Is anyone else getting it? Could it be related to the fact that I have 3.43 Volts coming out of my 3.3 Volt port in BIOS? Or that my CPU is running at 149 degrees Fahrenheit? Your help would be MUCH appreciated it.

Thanks,

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This question was answered on April 6, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

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Posted by ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 6, 2003