For some reason my computer using XP Home has started to freeze for several seconds or several minutes at a time. If for example I have a file I want to "copy" or "send to", when I scroll down the list the highlighted request on the menu will just freeze before I get to what I want. If I choose "send to", I can only highlight the "send to" on the menu but it will not go any further. The drop down menu will not go away and for several minutes I can't do anything.
I have run "msconfig" and disabled all the programs I could and run in safe mode without any change. When I run task manager in the Performance tab I see large spikes under CPU History. When I go to the Processes tab the only thing that I can see that uses lots of the CPU is the "svchost.ext" (from 02 to about 58z%).
I have so many programs I really hate to have to re-format the drive. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.
Thanks Maj Dad