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Problem with system process using 50-60% of cpu

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Whenever I run Winamp or Windows Media Player, the system process usage shoots up to 50-65% of the CPU. This usually maxes out the CPU at 100% with either one of the media players running. Only when I shut off the media player does the system usage drop back to 0%. This just started happening about a week ago and has never done this before. I ran my Hijack This and added the logfile. Please help! Thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:38:18 PM, on 7/1/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CacheBoost\cbsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Compaq Advisor\bin\compaq-rba.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\CacheBoost\trayicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2005\pccguide.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Oso Moreno Jr. MD\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\R1KRGBOV\WindowsXP-KB894391-x86-ENU[1].exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winamp.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Oso Moreno Jr. MD\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://store.presari...&c=2c02&lc=0409
O2 - BHO: IEPlugin Class - {CF7C3CF0-4B15-11D1-ABED-709549C10000} - C:\Program Files\Advanced System Optimizer\IEHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CacheBoost] C:\Program Files\CacheBoost\trayicon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FAST Defrag] C:\PROGRA~1\FASTDE~1\FAST2.EXE -tray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pccguide.exe] "C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2005\pccguide.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MPFExe] C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Personal Firewall\MpfTray.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xportar a Microsoft Excel - res://F:\OFFICE~1\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Browser Adjustment - {44627E97-789B-40d4-B5C2-58BD171129A1} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra button: Trashcan - {072F3B8A-2DA2-40e2-B841-88899F240200} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show Trashcan - {072F3B8A-2DA2-40e2-B841-88899F240200} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\shdocvw.dll (HKCU)
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft....204&clcid=0x409
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WB - C:\Program Files\AlienGUIse\fastload.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: CacheBoost Performance Optimizer and Tuner Service (CacheBoost Service) - Systweak India - C:\Program Files\CacheBoost\cbsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Compaq Advisor (Compaq_RBA) - NeoPlanet - C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Compaq Advisor\bin\compaq-rba.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service (MpfService) - McAfee Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Personal Firewall\MPFSERVICE.exe
O23 - Service: Intel® NMS (NMSSvc) - Intel Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\NMSSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Trend Micro Central Control Component (PcCtlCom) - Trend Micro Incorporated. - C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
O23 - Service: Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine (svcWRSSSDK) - Webroot Software, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
O23 - Service: SystemSuite Task Manager - V Communications, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\VCOM\SystemSuite\MXTask.exe
O23 - Service: Trend Micro Real-time Service (Tmntsrv) - Trend Micro Incorporated. - C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Trend Micro Proxy Service (tmproxy) - Trend Micro Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
O23 - Service: TuneUp WinStyler Theme Service (TUWinStylerThemeSvc) - TuneUp Software GmbH - C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2004\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Windows User Mode Driver Framework (UMWdf) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\wdfmgr.exe

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Some of your newer video formats compress by using a fast fourier transform, so when you play the video, it has to be uncompressed with an inverse transform, so your computer is doing a lot of heavy calculations when you play certain .avi or .wmv formats.

Edited by Tyger, 01 July 2005 - 03:33 PM.

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Thanks for the prompt reply. Actually this problem occurs when I run any kind of audio file, not just video. I think my Pentium 4 runs at 1.9 and I have a 512 MB ram hard drive with a 120 GB external hard drive. Like I said, this hasn't happened until recently. I've recently run my PC-Cillin, Microsoft Antispyware Beta and Spy Sweeper without any results. About a week ago my Microsoft Antispyware discovered a Browser Hijacker which it claimed to have removed. Not sure if that might have been the problem. Don't know what to do next! Anyone, please help! Thanks! :tazz:

Edited by osomoreno, 01 July 2005 - 04:29 PM.

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you probably have a lot of useless services running in the background, you can get rid of them by running "msconfig" in the run box

if you wanna try this, run msconfig and in the open tab select diagnostic startup, then go to services and select none but "windows audio"

now close msconfig and restart when it asks you to, now try playing audio, if the audio doesnt play then its my fault and i forgot to tell you another service or two to select, if it does play, it will use as least cpu usage now, than ever, and if it uses less, then you know you have too many services running, and if it still uses alot of cpu usage, i cant help you any furthur. to set your computer to restart normally, run msconfig again and select normal startup, close, restart, then your back to normal.

hope this helps you find your problem
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