18 months ago I purchased a computer from Tiny (huge error). After many problems I was advised that the operating system (windows ME) was not the best so I had win 2000 professional installed which has proved to be far better.
On the 08.01.03 I installed BT broadband and since then have had problems.
When not connected to broadband the cp usage monitor shows 100%, as soon as I connect it then goes right down to 4 - 30%.
Also the screen saver freezes when not connected & I get an error message on shutdown title: end programme. C:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\smss.exe. the message advises that windows can not end the prog' it may need more time to complete an operation. It then gives 2 choices end now or cancel, if I end now the computer will shut down.
I can leave it for hours but still get the same message. I have noticed that i also have a file titled system3232 ?
I have also noticed that when booting up there are 2 systems that list failure, I think that they refer to cd adepti ?
Lastly I downloaded win' media player 9 last night and it will not allow me to burn cd's a message error appears saying an error has occurred.
I have tried reinstalling the broadband softwear, running norton windoc and disc clean up etc but all the problems still occur.