|I've combined 3 of my posts from the XP forum and have c&p'd them to here in hopes someone can help me out! I've read the CPU usage threads here, and found no solution.|
I have been trying since last nite to correct the 100% CPU usage. I got a virus called PSW Agent 2Z, I ran AVG it got rid of it, but my task manager is telling me that explorer exe. is using an average of 98. At present, this is the only window I have open and am using 92-99. I have scanned disk, defragmented, looked in my Add/Remove and see Python Labs at Zope Corporation. I don't ever remember seeing that, and have no idea what it is.
Most times, I have to shut down via the tower because I freeze and can't shut down from the sreen.
I'm in the process of downloading MS updates.
UGH!!! I've run Spybot and still I'm at 100% CPU, with the "cuprit" being the explorer exe.
It musta not made any difference whether I had Python or not...I deleted it because it said I''d never used it.
XP and I don't seem to get along very well.
Does it make sense to take the cover off the tower and air clean it? This puter is only 2 months old.
I am at a total loss at what to do to get the CPU usage back down to the 4-12 that it was at, just 2 days ago.
Greaner...If I was to open the task manager in safe mode, I did that and nothing else was running except the task manager. I've been back on line for 3 minutes, and it just NOW went to 99 CPU's in the explorer exe.
I've spent hours on MS pages and can't find any reason why this has happened.
I ran a scan on PC Pit Stop, and they call the 100% CPU a minor thing. I just want to be able to find what has caused it. It has slowed me down. Is it something minor, and should I just quit trying to find the cause? LOL! (tho not funny, to ME! I just keep my humor.)
LOL!!! I've always been one to find the reason or cause, as best I could.
Always been one to ask questions.