Firstly, I've had to fix secedit.sdb before I could install IIS which is required for VNCServer.
Now, monitor.exe is still sucking my CPU and keeping all resources from other software and I can't seem to uninstall it as, this being XP Pro, it's not a standard Windows component. It does seem to be tied in with the vendors alterations to the default install.
So what I need to know is what is causing this horrible slowdown? I've run memtest86+ and Prime95 in Torture Test mode for 24 hours and the vendor ran their own 'SOAK' test and so far I've come up with nothing.
My HijackThis and all related gubbins is in this thread and as I've had no replies in 3 days, I'm guessing no-one else can find anything wrong in there.
As someone who's worked with computers since the days of DOS 6, you might imagine I'm finding this more than a little frustrating. I can't find anything in the MS knowledgebase, via google or the search on these forums so if anyone could give me any pointers to any tests I can run or anything I may have missed I'd be immensely grateful.
As I've stated in the other thread, this has the niggly feel of a hardware issue but I just can't pin it down.
Now, if no-one minds I'll be off to bang my head against a wall.
Edited by odubtaig, 21 December 2006 - 11:44 AM.