Just lately, in the last week, my computer has been very noticibly sluggish. Everything the computer does overtaxes the cpu. Just opening a program will spike the cpu up to 95-100% for 5-10 seconds.
The programs seems to settle down in cpu usage afterwards, hanging around 5-10%. But anytime you do something such as save or exit, ect, it spikes up again. If you have two programs open and wait for them to stabalize, then merely switch from one program to the other, the cpu spikes again.
This also happens quite badly on startup, taking 2 or more minutes at the xp loading screen. It's not a smoothe load either, as it starts of with the blue bar scrolling across the screen at a constant speed, then it slows down and gets jerky.
I wouldn't be so worried if this didn't just happen in the last few days. I have done everything that the instructions said in the "You must read this before posting" thread, using TrojanHunter and nod32 as the anti trojan/AV. Windows has been patched up to latest SP and has been for months. Also my Hijackthis log has come back clean.
I'd appreciate some help.