I'm looking at a buddies Dell laptop that is incredibly slow. I open the task manager and find that the processor is maxed out at 100%, but the process don't reflect this. They only show about 20% CPU usage. Is it possible for processes to not appear in the list?
I'm not sure just yet why this laptop is SOOOOO slow. After the initial Windows Load screen goes away, you are taken to a black screen for about five minutes. After logging in, it takes another two or three minutes to get to your desktop. Then, several minutes later, it's still trying to load small background programs (though he doesn't really have enough to make this much of a difference).
Any ideas? And what about the missing processes?