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CPU at 100% all of the time


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fermier

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Here’s my computer problem. The CPU is almost always running at 100 percent. In this state, it takes forever to start any program. This thing is S—L—O—W! What could it be doing? I’ve run AVG antivirus, Malwarebyte’s anti-malware, ad-aware, Spybot search and destroy and they all came back clean. I then unloaded all of the above and booted the machine and I still get the same problem! I bought and installed Norton Internet Security, thinking that maybe an integrated protection program might be able to solve the problem, but no.

Can somebody please help me?

Here’s my machine.
I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 notebook with Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3.
The processor is a 1.60 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 Mobile
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A11 01/07/2004
1024 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
19.96 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
6.75 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
Norton AntiVirus Version 17.1.0.19
Virus Definitions Version Up To Date
Realtime File Scanning On


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When you open task manager and sort by CPU usage, what is shown as the top user?

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Dhanushka

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use Process Explorer and Check what are the processors running..
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Hi fermier

Have you installed any new software lately?
Have you looked at Maintaining your machine. Why is it so slow?
Have you cleaned out the temp file lately?
When was the last time you defragged it?

123runner

Edited by 123Runner, 24 November 2009 - 01:15 PM.

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Dhanushka

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There are several Softwares to Clean Temp folder. Most of Viruses running in the Temp....TFC.exe is most effective temp File Cleaner.
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