Processor being used constantly

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May 14, 2009 at 10:22:05
Specs: Windows XP, 3.01 GHz / 2047 MB
XP service pack 2
2x Maxtor 6 6V300F0 sata drives
1x Maxtor 6 V080E0 SCSI
XP is installed on one of the sata drives.
A week or so ago, I had an error on startup relating to to a dll for the video card software.
I re-installed the software, but since, the computer is running painfully slowly.
Hard drive access seems to be increased.
Screen refresh is slow. Internet access is very slow, mouse movement lags. There is lag when typing online.
Task manager is telling me that the CPU is constantly running around 40-50% usage.
I ran Process Explorer and it tells me that "Deferred procedure calls" are responsible for this excessive use of the processor. Can anyone shed any light please?
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#1
May 14, 2009 at 11:06:04
Did you replace the video adapter or just re-do the software installation.

Try this. Go get a fresh software/driver download for the video adapter from the manufactures site. download it to your desk top.

Uninstall any video software/drivers that show in your add/remove program from control panel. Reboot and when started the picture may be all screwy but don't worry about it. click on the downloaded file and let it install and it should clear everything up....

note.... after using add/remove and your rebooting and the picture is still ok then do not run the new driver/software files.

Instead do this:

start > rght clk. MY computer > properties > hardware tab > device manager and scroll down to the video adapter and open it by double clicking the adapter...choose the driver tab and then choose to uninstall. and then close out and reboot. upon start up then run the new downloaded file on your desktop.

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#2
May 14, 2009 at 11:22:44
You should remain within your last Posting ---
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...
Double posting is frowned upon here.
Also people do not have to ask the same questions again.

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