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source of CPU RAM hog interfering with FTM?

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source of CPU RAM hog interfering with FTM?

Posted: 9 Jul 2013 9:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
Greetings:

Everyday I bootup my laptop a background operation begins randomly anytime in the first couple hours of operation and lasts about an hour. Suddenly every other laptop tool I try to use slows way down or freezes, whether MS-Word, Excel, FTM ... It has an accompanying whirring sound that increases in pitch when another program is launched... as if a competition for computer resources has ensued. I get warning of high useage sometimes but no clue as to its specific source. Given I often work at FTM for hours at a session, it is frustrating to be forced to take a break. When I am òn a roll, I like to keep going.

I have checked my anti-virus repeatedly and find nothing operating. Nor is it MS-Disk Clean or Defrag. Might Microsoft's operating system be doing something like indexing in the background? If so, where might I find it and can it be managed to operate at more convenient times? Or, might it be something else?

Here is what I run: Win 7 Professional 64 bit on HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook, Intel Core i3 cpu and 4GB Ram. Internet access via a wireless LTE mobile hotspot (Sierra Aircard 763S). Current version of Norton 360 Antivirus, etc.

Cheers,
Bo
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
bojangles2_1 9 Jul 2013 3:48PM GMT 
barbarajfn 9 Jul 2013 4:18PM GMT 
keithnuttle 9 Jul 2013 5:43PM GMT 
jnye042 9 Jul 2013 7:11PM GMT 
alanmon 10 Jul 2013 7:54AM GMT 
bojangles2_1 10 Jul 2013 4:29PM GMT 
jeffjahn 11 Jul 2013 12:55AM GMT 
alanmon 11 Jul 2013 8:32AM GMT 
bojangles2_1 13 Jul 2013 1:34PM GMT 
alanmon 13 Jul 2013 3:12PM GMT 
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