I was doing some research and googling, and found myself on this page. https://forum.sysint...&KW=spikes.htmlIf linking to another forum is not allowed, please let me know and I will remove it, and not do it again!
It is talking about "interrupts" (which process explorer identified when my cpu spiked), and states that it could be that the IDE device settings have changed from DMA mode to PIO, and that constantly putting the computer into sleep mode may have caused this. I don't fully understand what they are talking about, but a lot of what's said sounds familiar to my situation. Do you think this could be it? How would I check to see if it is?