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'[OT]:Odd problem with Goldwave'
2003\06\18@053146 by Jinx

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The Goldwave sound recorder I've used without problems for a
long long time on one PC has got a problem on this new one

What happens is that 15-20 minutes after starting Goldwave the
PC seems to be working extremely hard. This is apparent by
the mouse moving slowly and erratically and windows (screen, not
the OS) taking a long time to close. This happens just by running
GW and it's "not doing anything", like recording. If GW is closed
the mouse and PC immediately return to normal. The slowness
reappears if GW is restarted. The only way to get back to normal
is reboot the PC. This doesn't happen with other recorders, like
Cool Edit 2000 for example

It's as though something is using up storage resources until GW
starts choking on its own data - except it's not recording and so
not supposed to be producing any data. Besides, GW cache is
set to HDD (40GB) and there appears to be no HDD activity.

Even if it were set to RAM, there's more than enough (512MB)
to store 20 minutes of hi-fi stereo. The uP is an AMD XP 2000+
with an SB Audigy sound card. Device Manager reports no
conflicts. The Audigy is selected as preferred device in Multimedia
Properties and the m/b AC97 system is disabled. When previously
set to (Use any available device) the problem was a little worse, so
there's probably something in the firmware that needs tweaking

Sound recorded before the system slows down is perfect, but
gradually starts to bounce/echo, possibly because data is over-
writing itself somehow. The sound is still good quality though, so
the sound system itself seems to be working OK

If anyone has clues (or needs more information from eg BIOS)
then I'd be most appreciative

TIA

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2003\06\18@063935 by Katinka Mills

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Hi Jinx,

Ok open task manager and look at two things, first of is the Processes Tab,
look at which processes have the most % of time, it should be System Idle
Process. Next check the memory usage. Both these should be performed at 5
points:

#1 when GW is not running and has not been run.
#2 when GW is first started.
#3 when GW is bogged down.
#4 once GW is shut
#5 once GW has been restarted.

From the above data you should be able to tell if it is a memory leak or a
problem somewhere else.

I am betting it is a memory leak, excel does this alot (buggy M$ crap)

Regards,

Kat.

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2003\06\18@192305 by Jinx

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> Hi Jinx,
>
> Ok open task manager and look at two things

Thanks sug. I don't think 98SE has a built-in task manager,
but I did find a freebie here

http://www.niresoft.com/tm.asp

Cop this

http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/joecolquitt/gem.html

Something's rotten ain't it. I found the CPU usage drop
when the mouse is moved most intriguing. Could that be
a great big hairy-arsed clue ?

Both machines had only PSP, GW and TM activated

BTW, I checked - it really is an AMD 2GHz, not an AMD 2MHz ;-)

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2003\06\27@191717 by Jinx

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> From the above data you should be able to tell if it is a memory
> leak or a problem somewhere else.

> Regards,
>
> Kat.

Might be solved.........

Task Manager didn't tell me what was causing the problem, but it did
seem to eliminate softwareh. Although the CPU is constantly at 39%
usage there seems to be nothing running causing that. Only kernel32
(@ 92%) is very active, all other processes are 0% or less than 1%.
The MCSE I bought the system off was also intrigued by the mouse
movement actually causing dramatically LESS CPU usage, but couldn't
offer an explanation. His suggestion was that the new breed of h/w and
drivers would probably work better under a newer OS than 98SE, so I've
installed XP. It appears to have done the trick and Goldwave is functioning
properly (so far) for extended periods. I recall an installation in which
the
order of adding hardware made a big difference, maybe it could even be
something like that rather than the OS. Who knows. For the time being I
don't really care ;-), working is working, however it happened

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2003\06\27@205913 by Bob Axtell

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We were constantly leaking memory in Win98SE; believe it or not, one
program that leaked the worst was WINZIP, believe it or not. Under Win2K,
it doesn't though, same program...

I'll never be able to figure Windoze, no matter how long I live..

--Bob

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2003\06\28@034955 by Jake Anderson

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I have actually seen the mouse movement thing as well... I saw it about 3 or
4 years ago on a school computer and to this day I have no idea why that is
happening. My only 2 thaughts are some sort of virus trying to hide, or the
CPU use is being mis reported.
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