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Hello, this problem started a few months ago and now it's everyday. When watching Hulu or a long video on you tube,or recently even clips on Yahoo news, the computer starts whirring and cuts off. The cpu usage goes to 100% with a high cpu usage by Internet Explorer warning. In task manager apps tab it's whatever I'm watching running and Updates from HP agent. In the past it would help to end task "Updates from HP agent", but that does'nt help anymore. When I look in processes I have three "iexplore.exe" and one will be using 150,000k memory,one at 131,000k, and one at 5,000k memory using maybe 3 or 4 cpu, the system idle process is at 97 cpu. I just looked while I'm typing. When Hulu is on a tv show all of a sudden the whirring starts, high cpu usage warning comes up in corner, I'll check task manager processes, the memory usage on one "iexeplore.exe" will be up to 361,000k and in apps almost always updates from HP agent will be running. This is when it shuts itself down and restarts. If I hear the whirring and try and end tasks with task manager, the whirring will not stop and nothing will respond. If I hit turn off, restart it takes forever for windows to shut down. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, RVM
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Download CCLEANER from the link below:


Open CCleaner hit the tools button startup then copy to text pad Post the results in your next reply to me.
Just DONT us the registry cleaner function of CCleaner unless you know what you are deleting exactly!!
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