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MorningRayn

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Hi, I posted a thread in the malware section, but couldn't get an answer, so at this point I'm going to assume that the problem with my computer isn't some sort of malware, but hardware.

So when I open up the task manager, it says the "system" process (Image Name: System | User Name: SYSTEM | CPU: 30-50% | Mem Usage: 236k ) is ALWAYS using up 30-50% of my process speed. It's like that as soon as I turn my computer on and I just recently restored my computer to how it arrived at my house. (I used a restore CD called "Alienware Respawn" -- but I think it's actually Norton Ghost or something.)

Does this mean there's a problem with the hard drive or the processor or something (or is it somehow possible for some malware to linger through a restore)? What should I do / replace to fix this problem? If it is a problem with the hard drive, can reformatting possibly fix it?

EDIT: Also, just a little note, my computer is relatively new. It's less than half a year old.

Edited by MorningRayn, 26 September 2006 - 02:22 PM.

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Facedown98

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Hi. How long ago did you post in the malware section?
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MorningRayn

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Uhm, I posted the thread on September 23rd. I got one response that same day and nothing else since.

Here's that thread:
http://www.geekstogo...ly-t131574.html

I guess I neglected to mention that I've also run some virus scanners and stuff and they've found nothing so I'm leaning more towards its being a hardware problem. I just feel like it's suspicious because it started happening ever since I installed a program and becauase my computer is relatively new.
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Well, if you don't hear back by tomorrow, please post here: http://www.geekstogo..._Room-f100.html and remind everyone. Someone will be with you shortly. We get so many logfiles that need checking daily, they get overloaded up there.
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Alright. Thank you! ^_^
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Sure. Let us know what happens as well so we can continue to assist you :whistling:
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