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t-man

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I have a window xp home edition toshiba satellite a25- s279 computer with 1 GB of phisical memory. I have an Intel Pentium 4 cpu 2.8 GHz processor. Every time that I open an application my cpu shoots to 100% and then stays around 50%. This seems to be causing my computer to run slower than it used to. I have scanned my computer with all of the recommended items on the malware forum, So I am at a loss as to what to do. Can anyone help me with this annoying problem before I try to format my hard drive?
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T-man

Edited by t-man, 27 December 2005 - 11:26 PM.

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Download and install Process Tamer from my signature, it will balance out CPU usage, you can set it with the slider and trigger settings to how active you want it to be

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I downloaded the process tamer but still when ever I open any program my cpu is at 100%.
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I tried formatting my computer and it is running faster but it still has very high cpu usage when I open almost any program. Does anyone have any idea as to how to fix this?
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