10-26-2008 07:33 AM
I do not have or ever had any of the mentioned programs.
I use AVG, which is wonderful. Moreover, I have already disabled, uninstalled and completely deleted anything I had, including even ad-aware - still, the same symptoms.
Installed the hotfix, will see if it's any help. Thanks for the efforts buddy.
10-26-2008 02:55 PM
Power Scheme is already on Max Performance.
I know buddy, trust me - this keeps me busy and frustrated a lot more than it does for you...;-)
At first I thought it might be a hard-disk error - but ran chkdsk like abillion times, it's defragmented daily, no errors no nothing...
10-26-2008 04:07 PM
Just out of curiosity, do you have the Computrace agent in BIOS activated? Do you have
any of these files, rpcnet.exe\dll, rpcnetp.exe\dll or agremove.exe in your System32
What are your Windows Experience Index scores?
10-28-2008 01:32 AM
Well, I have no idea what the Computrace agent is...As far as I remember, last time I checked the BIOS, there was no such thing.
rpcnet.exe/dll and rpcnetp.exe/dll Do not exist in System32
My Windows Experience Index Score is 3.1
10-28-2008 01:41 PM
Computrace is an anti theft software byAbsolute Software.
It has an agent residing in BIOS under Security tab, so check there if it is Enabled or
Since you have Agremove.exe, you either have their software installed, or the BIOS
agent became active, Enabled, without your intention. In any way, that is your main
problem. This software kills the laptop in a manner that you described. It communicates
with Absolute tracking servers, and if you are not connected to the internet, it tries to.
When it starts its deed, the laptop freezes until its finished reporting your IP and ser. no.
10-29-2008 06:56 AM
As I am not with my laptop right now, I cannot really check.
However, as I remember from the last time I accessed the BIOS, there was no Computeragent at the Security Tab, hardly a password option...
10-29-2008 09:04 AM
It is not a password option. It cannot be selected and is there, last line in Security tab, to inform you on the
present status. It should read: "Computrace status - Disabled"
If it is Enabled, then there are 5 lines of additional text ending with a phone number.
Since you have "agremove.exe" in your System32 folder, then it is either enabled at present, or was at some
time before. Check after you reboot the laptop if you have a process rpcnet(p).exe running. Check also under
running services if you have rpcnet(p) service running. If you do, I am almost certain that this is the cause for
your performance issues.