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Going Crazy! cpu usage 80-100%, no spyware NEW HD!


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ok guys, this is killing me. a few weeks ago my cpu usage started sticking at 80-100%. now i'm talking about the "system" process, not the system idle process.

ok, i spent hours downloading spyware detectors and such and came out with nothing. i ran defrag, disk doctor, etc and NOTHING worked. so i got pissed, i figured it might be a hard drive screw up and bought a brand new HD from newegg....


i just finished installing XP last night on the new hd, the old hd is disconnected and i am sitting here with only this website open. system process usage is at 75%, system idle is around 22%.

i am an inch away from breaking the pc... i need help.
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guys help please!!
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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go! :tazz: I'm kool808 and I will be helping you today.

l need you to use a free diagnostic tool HiJackThis, read the short tutorial HERE.

Go to config > Misc Tools > Open process Manager > click on the clipboard icon above (that will save a copy of your running processes on the clipboard) paste in on notepad, then save. Post the Process List here.
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got some errors when i hit scan. running win XP Pro.

An unexpected error has occurred at procedure: modMain_CheckOther1Item()
Error #5 - Invalid procedure call or argument

Please email me at merijn@spywareinfo.com, reporting the following:
* What you were trying to fix when the error occurred, if applicable
* How you can reproduce the error
* A complete HijackThis scan log, if possible

Windows version: Windows NT 5.01.2600
MSIE version: 6.0.2900.2180
HijackThis version: 1.99.1

This message has been copied to your clipboard.
Click OK to continue the rest of the scan.


a few more errors came up but they all overwrite each other on the clipboard.... anyways, here's the scan result.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:32:11 AM, on 6/18/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bacstray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\matt\Desktop\New Folder\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bacstray] BacsTray.exe


Edited by killer4605, 17 June 2005 - 10:33 PM.

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I had this a couple of weeks ago. My CPU was 80-100% and I didn't know why. I couldn't open up all my programs directly and couldn't access the control panel. I was on the verge of reformatting when I found out that I hadn't uninstalled the Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta properly and it was raping my CPU. I found the file that was taking up all the space, deleted it, and then I could access the Control Panel. I properly uninstalled MAS.
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Download them then do the scanning at Safe Mode. For the HijackThis Log result, please post this later at Malware Removal Forum. It will get a better response there from the people most qualified to analyze logs.
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Download them then do the scanning at Safe Mode. For the HijackThis Log result, please post this later at Malware Removal Forum. It will get a better response there from the people most qualified to analyze logs.

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the thing is, this is a brand new hard drive. completely formatted with just windows XP on it... there couldn't possibly be any trojans or spyware doing the damage. it just doesnt make any sense :tazz: ;)

i havent downloaded any windows updates so that cant be it either... ;)

ps: the xp cd had SP2 on it already

Edited by killer4605, 17 June 2005 - 10:48 PM.

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what kind of hardware conflicts can cause this problem? i don't see any problems in the system manager... could my motherboard be screwed up?
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ok now this doesnt make any sense.

i went to msconfig and did a diagnostic startup and the cpu usage went down to 0. i slowly turned on all of the check boxes until i got back to normal startup, and the cpu usage is much lower. the highest it goes at idle is 3%.... but it doesnt make any sense, essentially i just turned off all the startup services and items, and slowly turned them back on... but it seems the cpu whoring is gone!
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