Task Manager Problem xp home

  Eargasm 23:39 09 Nov 2004

Hi all
Had a major lock-up tonight with the pc,i coulden't even switch it off,i had to unplug from the mains, after restarting the pc it was so slow and task manager reported cpu 100%.

drwtsn 32.exe was taking most of the resources about 95%,so i ended the process and cpu usage dropped to about 7% and the pc worked ok. I ran sfc /scannow but after rebooting the cpu usage was back to 100% with drwtsn 32.exe again taking nearly all of the usage.

Can anyone help with this problem,or if i need drwtsn 32.exe to run at startup.

Cheers Phil

  Eargasm 00:23 10 Nov 2004

Thanks guys

I have just noticed ,earlier tonight i updated my sygate firewall from 5.5 to 5.6 and i think this is causing the problem, if i end the process (drwtsn 32.exe ) in task manager cpu usage is ok but after connecting to the internet my sygate firewall is not running.

If i uninstall the sygate firewall (drwtsn 32.exe )is not listed in task manager processes and cpu usage is fine.

It looks like the problem is connected to the sygate update,but i am not sure what is the problem.I am currently online with the firewall uninstalled,but the pc is working fine.

  hugh-265156 00:36 10 Nov 2004

try free zonealarm in the meantime maybe its very good click here and click the update now to download the latest version

  Eargasm 21:52 10 Nov 2004

It was definately the new version of sygate (5.6) that was causing the problem,i have now installed 5.5 and everything is ok.

I also found another thread by "smegs" who was having probs with the latest version click here

huggy71 i have tried the zonealarm firewall a few months back ,but changed to sygate after getting repeated true vector engine errors,but thanks anyway.


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