Why does my computer speed up after being idle?

  harry101 01:04 12 Jan 2003
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  harry101 01:04 12 Jan 2003

I'm new to computers and have a Packard Bell with Windows XP. Recently it has started to speed up after beening idle for a while. It is ok at first, but if I leave it switched on and don't use it for a few minutes then it will play CDs and the radio at very high speed, and it will also dial up the internet and play sounds very fast. I've restored it to an earlier date but that has not put things right. Can anyone advize me to what I have to do to correct it?

  jediknight007 01:17 12 Jan 2003

wHAT dO yOU mEAN bY fAST? iSN'T tHAT a gOOD tHING tHEN iF yOUR iNTERNET iS fAST? mAYBE sOME cHANGES iN yOUR pOWER mANAGEMENT sETTINGS wILL sOLVE tHE pROBLEM. sORRY fOR tYPING lIKE tHIS, jUST wANTED tO tRY oUT a nEW sTYLE. wOULND'T iT bE nICE iF pCA dID a tEXT fORMAT tHING lIKE mSN?

  doug 07:52 12 Jan 2003

Try it without the caps lock on and you won't be shouting so loud. Cheers.

  Gongoozler 08:46 12 Jan 2003

harry101, if your computer is playing sounds at higher speed than normal, i.e. the sounds are not playing at their natural speed, then the computer is faulty. If the computer is new, then it should be fixed under warranty.

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