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My CPU is acting crazy!

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Hi, I'm kinda new at this, so bear with me: For the past year or so, my computer (Dell 9100) hasn't been running up to speed. Lately, it's gotten much worse. My CPU is almost constantly running at 100% and extremely slowing down and even crashing some programs. I have a Pentium 4 HT processor so this shouldn't be happening! I've studied my Task Manager and it's not one specific process hogging up all the memory, it's just taking an extreme amount for any simple task (such as a web browser or even a Word doc) and it seems almost as if the different processes keep using just enough memory to keep it at 100% so that even if I'm not running any programs, some basic system process will be running at near 100%. I've tried cleaning up my hard drive, defraging, running every virus and spyware check under the sun, and I'm at my wit's end. Please help! :tazz:
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Hi jcksparow...

Maybe a trip through the G2G Malware Forum would help. Just follow the steps listed on the page from the link, particularly those on the Start Here link at the top of the page. This can help you clear most of your problems by yourself. If you still have problems after that, post a HiJackThis log there for the specialists to work with.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.


Edited by wannabe1, 28 October 2005 - 06:57 PM.

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