Problem Devices...& Slog PC???

Posted on 2004-09-24
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Hi All,

First the basics of my System config =

O.S.         - Windows ME (GOLD, Jun 2000 ed.)
Processor  - P4 1.6 Ghz (256 KB Cache)
Video          - GeForce 2 MX 200 (64 MB)
RAM          - 512 MB SDRAM;
HDD          - 40GB 7200 RPM. (HDD Primary Master with DMA mode enabled)
Other          - 1 CDROM & 1 CDWriter drive.

Problem #1:
Desc. - When I run 'MSINFO32.exe', I have the following entry in my "System Summary -> Components -> Problem Devices Category".

There are 6 (six) enteries having following format -:

" ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering ACPI\*PNP0C0F\00000003     22 "

* Could someone please let me know how to remove this error? (if it is one, i.e.)
* OR, How could I disable this device?
* And, Would it lead to some problem if it is allowed to persist?

Also, the problem given below was posted on this forum some time back, but did not get solved.

Problem #2:
Desc. - Sometimes this happens, sometimes not ;) When I am accessing any of the partitions of
the HDD, or am installing a S/w app. with any other small apps in background, there are certain times when the system seems to freeze, & then it revives all by itself.
This I am saying as the mouse pointer seems to stick at one place, and when moved, it seems to take forever.

I've done the following checks-
1) Repartitoned/Formatted/Defragged/ScanDisked all drives;
2) Re-Installed the O.S. ;
3) Scanned for any Virii;
4) Ditto for spywhere ;
5) My "HijackThis" log is O.K.
6) I am keeping default setings for my swap file (i.e. C:\Windows; with auto sizing)

I could have come to terms with this if I had an older system. But with this kind of config, should I be facing this prob.??

Please help me with ur answers & suggestions ASAP.

Question by:Chetan Khurana
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Accepted Solution

Douglasfur earned 125 total points
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Here's some info on #1

As to #2 - Have you tried disabling the AV software while doing the install? It might be scanning your installation activity and slowing things down.

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by:Chetan Khurana
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Okay, I went to the MS site. This takes care of #1. As for #2, NO, AV disable does not improve anything!

Still, those MS people aren't able to explain that device error properly...


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by:Chetan Khurana
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Hello All,

Well, here`s another ques for u...

the free resources of my system hang around the 50-50% mark. I've just got an always on connection. The system process list, as I type this mail, is:-

BBCLIENT.EXE      4294197933
CCAPP.EXE      4294797477
KERNEL32.DLL      4291775357
MMTASK      4294847873
MPREXE.EXE      4294846021
MSGSRV32      4294938049
NOTEPAD.EXE      4294440361
PSTORES.EXE      4294631893
SPOOL32.EXE      4294361837
SYSTRAY.EXE      4294885425
TASKMON.EXE      4294888325
VSMON.EXE      4294686413
ZLCLIENT.EXE      4294650553

Please tell me if this is normal and if it can be improved. The specs are as follows-:
O.S.         - Windows ME (GOLD, Jun 2000 ed.)
Processor  - P4 1.6 Ghz (256 KB Cache)
Video          - GeForce 2 MX 200 (64 MB)
RAM          - 512 MB SDRAM;
HDD          - 40GB 7200 RPM. (HDD Primary Master with DMA mode enabled)
Other          - 1 CDROM & 1 CDWriter drive.
I am using the onboard LAn card for the internet & have NortonAV + zonealarm running as of now.

Please advice.

Pls also let me know where I can find the new motherboard drivers of my Krypton M7TDA-A003 version motherboard. Also if someone has the knowledge of what could be the best&stable version of nVidia drivers to be used with my card (see above).

Thnx in anticipation.

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