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This is a work system?? Have you had your IT dept check the system??

Also, have you checked Device Manager for anything with a yellow or red mark beside it??

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Very small company, no IT dept.

No red X's in device manager.

I have been doing some registry cleaning and startup services cleaning, hopefully these will help.
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It really sounds like something is using all processing power for just a sec and then releasing it..

Are you letting Windows manage the page file (virtual memory) or has that been changed??

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That's exactly what I think is going on, something is using all the memory and/or processing power and then immediately releasing it.

How do I check if I am letting Windows manage the page file?
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Control Panel>System>Advanced Tab..

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I have Windows choosing what's best and letting the system manage the size of the page file.
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All I can suggest now is doing a repair install with the XP cd.. You will have to re-install all Service Packs and Hotfixes/critical updates but all your files/programs should not be affected..

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