I/O Error 123 & Slow startup...

Posted on 2004-03-25
Last Modified: 2007-12-19

A colleague of mine is receiving an "I/O error 123" when her pc boots... Ive never come across this before has anyone any ideas what it means??

Her pc is booting incredibly slow... is the error causing that?

Nothing in her process list is untoward, Ive ran stinger, Norton, spybot etc but thats comin up flat...

She is running FXSSC.EXE which is Msoft Fax but its used alot so I dont want to disable that...

Oh also there is KHOOKER.EXE running... any ideas??

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One other thing to try is

start > run /f /r

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sorry for just piping in here, but what does that do? "start>run /f/r"
just curious
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It doesn't do anything. I think my friend CO meant to type

START | RUN | chkdsk /f /r assist Spencer :)

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Hi people... I'll try the running chkdisk now... gemarti - glad you piped up I was just a wee bit confused!! ;)

let you know shortly what happened.

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>>>an assist Spencer :)

Thanks Glenn and  r1chard100 sorry I thought I had typed in the whole thing

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Hello fellas

I ran the chkdsk.... scanned the drive, apparently no problems.

The computers reasonably high spec.. for work anyhow.

AMD 1800, 256DDR... there is nothing installed which is causing it to be slow, there isnt much in her start up list...

Heres another idea... I think its rubbish but I may be wrong..

The company who supplies the pcs reckon the processor is loosing speed...!? That cant happen can it... unless its drastically overheating i guess... What you think??

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Download this free utility. Under Computer | Sensors you can see the temperatures of the system. Also tell me what audio devices are installed on the system. I've seen something about KHOOKER.EXE before, someone tried to tell me that it was an application for a SIS Audio card, but I've got my suspicions.

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I'll give it a crack mate... let you know shortly how I get on..

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Ive ran adia good little piece of kit.

Her "system idle processes" in task manager are showing the cpu (usage?) is at between 80 - 97 (%?) seems a helluva lot dowsnt it, or is that normal??
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Well system idle processes at 80-97% means the system isn't doing anything 80-97% of the time.

What about the temperature? If you click on Computer | Sensors you should see some information on the processor's temperature.

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>>>The company who supplies the pcs reckon the processor is loosing speed...!? That cant happen can it... unless its drastically overheating i guess... What you think??

Actually it is possible especially since AMD;s are easily overclokced which reduce their usualful life.

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I know they can be but nobody here would be able to do it... let alone need to do it...

I thinks shes just gonna have to live with it, until the gaffer realises he's gonna have to spend some £££ on descent pc's...

Well thanks for you help mate...

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