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Sorry that I couldn't be more specific in the title, but after reading this, you will understand that I wasn't really sure about how to classify this one.

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

Tony
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peterm

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Sounds more like Malware to me
To ping an address instead of run use command prompt
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Thank you for the speedy reply. I agree with you that it sounds like malware, but I can't seem to find anything wrong. I posted a thread in the malware forum: http://www.geekstogo...78, but no one responded and I had to go out of town for about a month. Do you have any suggestions?

Edited by Bargod, 11 December 2005 - 10:25 PM.

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Sorry you need to go to Malware and there is a topic of what to do if no reply.
TT are not allowed to help with Malware
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