I have a brand new Compaq Presario system with 512 megs of ram and a 3200+ AMD Sempron Processor. From day 1 it has been slower than death. It always has CPU Usage at 100%.
I went into "services.mcs" and through trial and error found that if I deactivated a file called "BrSplService" my cpu usage dropped down to 0-4% and the system was lightning fast. I did a google search on that file and it turns out it is a legitimante file for my Brother printer.
Now here is where the problem is. When that file is deactivated, I cannot get onto the web. When I open Internet Explorer it just sits and churns. I also have to go into safe mode and restart at the last known settings that worked before I can go back and reactivate the file.
I have tweaked everything that I could and the only thing that fixes the CPU usage problem is turning off this file. Does anyone have any idea about what is going on?
Thanks in advance