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Adding an external monitor slows down my laptop to a crawl.

I have tried a Dell, HP and now an ACER X191W LCD monitor. In every case the monitors work fine. The problem is that my laptop (An ACER Aspire 5000 on Windows XP) gradually slows down until in 4 or 5 hours my mouse moves in jerks. By the next day, the whole computer is very slow (software, internet - the whole deal), and I have to unplug the monitor. When I reboot the laptop works fine - mouse and all software. The ACER monitor takes the longest to become unworkable, but it is also the smallest of the three monitors.

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  • dcreed Dec 03, 2008

    I know how to see the information. I don't know what to do with it. This is what I see without an external monitor attached to my laptop.

    temproxy.exe

  • dcreed Dec 03, 2008

    I know how to see the information. I don't know what to do with it. This is what I see without an external monitor attached to my laptop.

    temproxy.exe

  • dcreed Dec 03, 2008

    I know how to see the information. I don't know what to do with it. This is what I see without an external monitor attached to my laptop.

    temproxy.exe

  • dcreed Dec 03, 2008

    I know how to see the information. I don't know what to do with it. This is what I see without an external monitor attached to my laptop.

    temproxy.exe

  • dcreed Dec 03, 2008

    I know how to get the information. I don't, however, know what to do with it. This is the information without an external monitor attached and only Outlook and this site running.



    tmproxy.exe 74,128 kb

    PcScnSrv.exe

  • dcreed Dec 03, 2008

    I know how to get the information. I don't, however, know what to do with it. This is the information without an external monitor attached and only Outlook and this site running.



    tmproxy.exe 74,128 kb

    PcScnSrv.exe

  • dcreed Dec 03, 2008

    I know how to get the information. I don't, however, know what to do with it. This is the information without an external monitor attached and only Outlook and this site running.



    tmproxy.exe 74,128 kb

    PcScnSrv.exe

  • dcreed Dec 03, 2008

    I know how to get the information. I don't, however, know what to do with it. This is the information without an external monitor attached and only Outlook and this site running.



    tmproxy.exe 74,128 kb

    PcScnSrv.exe

  • dcreed Dec 03, 2008

    I tried to make a list of .exe programs that are using the most memory. Sorry that I hit the space button and effectively spammed you. the programs are listed with the memory useage as follows: tmproxy.exe 74,128 kb; PcScnSrv.exe 43,576; OUTLOOK.exe 39,408; Google Desktop.exe 15,652; iexplore.exe 51,372; svchost.exe 34,268; WINWORD.exe 36,648; explorer.exe 24,846. Let me know if I need to do this with the monitor attached? I appreciate your help very much.

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Looks like you have a memory leak of some sort. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete on your keyboard, and task manager should come up. If your computer is set up differently, then a dialog box will come up with a six buttons on it, you should click on task manager. Go to the preformance tab, and you should see your memory usage. If you go to the Processes tab, you should be able to see which process is using the most memory. From then on (depending on whether you have more or less computer experience) you should be able to solve the problem yourself. If you don't have much experience, just report back with as much detail as you can manage.

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