I have a problem with my computer. It is located in a cybercafe and is the main work computer. I have the hard disk backed up in a Norton Ghost image, and this problem makes me restore the image every 1-2 weeks, wich is very annoying. Here it is:
The CPU usage, every 1-2 weeks after I restore the image (A clean install with all that is requiered to work the cybercafe, more on this later) goes over 100% wich makes it almost imposible to work with. When I open the process tab in the task manager, all processes are about right, I got 5 or 6 svchost active, one of them over 90%. It is single handedly rendering the computer useless. I have Spybot S&D, Lavasoft Ad-Aware, Spyware blaster, Microsoft anti-spyware beta1 and Norton antivirus update and running, and repeated analysis with them show nothing.
The clean install contains:Windows XP SP1, Office 2003, Nero burning Rom, Software to control the cybercafe, Two shared printers. There are 20 computer in the cybercafe, all going through ICS (Internet Conection Sharing) in this computer to the WAN.
Here is the config of the pc:
Pentium 4 1.8 Ghz
Motherboard intel chipset 845
1 GB ram
2 40Gb hard disks
DSL internet conection.
This computer is used to print, burn CD´s and scan documents for the cybercafe, plus it surfs the web in working hours
There is one drastical solution to this problem. If I kill the svchost process with over 90% cpu usage, the computer goes back to normal, but all the computers in the cybercafé los the internet conection, until I reboot the main computer.
Can you help me with this?