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Windows 7: SlowDownCPU Failed to load Hardware Monitor Driver


28 Feb 2010   #1
mie333

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
 
 
SlowDownCPU Failed to load Hardware Monitor Driver

my friend already finished installing windows 7 ultimate..it works well but he always get the error message "SlowDownCPU Failed to load hardware monitor driver" each time when he start the computer.he already looked at his device manager but there is no indication that his driver is missing or error..but the most important thing, there is no problem with his computer n it functioning well..so anybdy can help me? what the message is all about? how to solve it..or if cant solve it,then how to turn off that error messge..he use desktop, n i not so sure about his computer specification..thnks


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28 Feb 2010   #2
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

SlowDownCPU.exe Windows process - What is it?
Quote:
Important: Some malware camouflages themselves as SlowDownCPU.exe, particularly if they are located in c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Thus check the SlowDownCPU.exe process on your pc whether it is pest.
In your case, I don't think its a virus as stated above, as if the virus was doing anything its designed not to notify you about it.

First, open the start menu, and in the search box, type in

Folder Options

and press enter. Navigate to the 'View' tab. Check 'Show hidden files and folders'.Then tell him to navigate to C:\Windows and in the search box, type in 'SlowDownCPU.exe'. See what results come up. If there are none, there is no virus affecting system files. If there are results, we will guide you step by step.

EDIT: To stop the program starting up at boot, in the search box type

msconfig

and press 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' + 'Enter'. In the 'Startup' tab, uncheck anything to do with 'SlowDownCPU'.
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28 Feb 2010   #3
mie333

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
SlowDownCPU.exe Windows process - What is it?
Quote:
Important: Some malware camouflages themselves as SlowDownCPU.exe, particularly if they are located in c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Thus check the SlowDownCPU.exe process on your pc whether it is pest.
In your case, I don't think its a virus as stated above, as if the virus was doing anything its designed not to notify you about it.

First, open the start menu, and in the search box, type in

Folder Options

and press enter. Navigate to the 'View' tab. Check 'Show hidden files and folders'.Then tell him to navigate to C:\Windows and in the search box, type in 'SlowDownCPU.exe'. See what results come up. If there are none, there is no virus affecting system files. If there are results, we will guide you step by step.

EDIT: To stop the program starting up at boot, in the search box type

msconfig

and press 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' + 'Enter'. In the 'Startup' tab, uncheck anything to do with 'SlowDownCPU'.
thnks..i'll try it..then i'll give u the result..tq
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01 Mar 2010   #4
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

No worries
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09 Mar 2010   #5
mie333

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
No worries
sorry for late reply..i've done all u suggested to me..n its work..but i dont find any slowdowncpu in msconfigure..but i just find it through my'search" box..n i find it..then i delete all the slowndowncpu.exe..then my problem solved..there is no more error message slowndowncp0u,"failed to load hardware monitor driver" after i start my pc..thanks for ur help..thnks alot
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10 Mar 2010   #6
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mie333 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lil' Domii View Post
No worries
sorry for late reply..i've done all u suggested to me..n its work..but i dont find any slowdowncpu in msconfigure..but i just find it through my'search" box..n i find it..then i delete all the slowndowncpu.exe..then my problem solved..there is no more error message slowndowncp0u,"failed to load hardware monitor driver" after i start my pc..thanks for ur help..thnks alot
Glad its sorted mie
Don't worry about the late reply, I forgot about this problem
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