After many frustrating attemps to rid my computer of whatever was ailing it, I resorted to a full system restore. Now, I am seeing the same symptoms coming back, so I hope that someone can give me a hand with this.
The first and most noticable problem is my cpu %, as I type this it is at 44%, but is bouncing around from 33% to 60%. As of right now, that is the only problem I have encountered, but it was just the beginning last time. Below is a list of the other problems I encountered as the problems progressed:
1. When I would open IE, I would get a "Server not found" or "Page cannot be displayed" message. I checked my network connections and everything looked okay, so I called my ISP. They pinged my modem and everything seemed to work okay, minus the high cpu usage %. The problem repeated itself the following night, and I was able to get online for few pages by clicking on repair in my network connections. I called my ISP again, and they wanted me to run ipconfig, this led to the next problem.
2. When I clicked on run, the dos window would appear and then vanish. I tried this a couple of times with the same result.
3. I have run McAfee Virus scan and housecall from trendmicro, both finding no issues. I have also run spybot and ad-aware, again finding no results.
4. This problem began about two weeks after I got my computer and is getting very old very quick.
I hope that someone here can help me with these problems, andjust in case you would need to know, I am running Windows XP SP2.
Thank you for your assistance