High CPU Usage - Hijack This Log

Hewlett-packard Pavilion dv4-1465dx note...
October 23, 2009 at 10:46:08
Specs: Windows Vista, amd 2ghz / 512

I've been experiencing occasional high cpu usage on a new HP Pavilion DV4 running Vista 64bit. Intel Core Duo 2.1 with 4GB of RAM. Normal processes, such as browsing or opening a Notepad document will make the CPU shoot up to 60 - 100% usage. This happens even after a reboot with nothing else running.

Looking at all users for Task Manager and Process Explorer doesn't show anything unusal. Just that normal processes that shouldn't use so much of the CPU are running high. Again, this is not all of the time, but frequent.

I've ran antivirus, Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes in regular and safe mode, and nothing malicious found. There's also very little in running at Startup. This is a pretty new laptop with very little programs or files stored on it other than what came with it out of the box.

Can someone take a look at my Hijack This log to see if there's anything unusual here? I don't want to "fix" something that could end up making things work.

Thanks for the help!

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October 24, 2009 at 09:23:51
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October 27, 2009 at 21:08:47
well, after much frustration, I did a full system restore to HP factory settings. And... problem still exists.

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October 28, 2009 at 20:00:33
So... something very strange I would have never guessed. My laptop works wonderfully when it is not plugged in. The moment I plug the computer down, everything slows down and CPU shoots up.

I don't see any power management settings that could be effecting this. Could it be a bad PSU or plug?

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