CPU usage stays at 100%

Hewlett-packard / A1301n
March 8, 2009 at 01:27:36
Specs: Windows XP SP3, AMD Atholon 64 Processer 3700+, 2.19 GHz, 960 MB RAM
My desktop's CPU usage stays at 100% and in the processes tabs the system is at 98 -99 not the system idle process. It is running really slow and all programs lag also none of my USB ports work?? Please help and let me in on any info anyone has????? Thanks

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March 8, 2009 at 09:21:34
Well, which process is hogging the CPU?

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March 8, 2009 at 20:30:41
On the task manager, under the processes tab, the Image name that is at 99 is System. And i notice that the system idle process stays at 00 under the processes tab and does not change even when i have all files closed.

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March 14, 2009 at 11:30:37
Three questions:

1. Are you running NORTON?
Norton is a resource hog...I know there are "believers" out there but that's my experience.

2. Have you run a thorough system scan for viruses etc etc?
You could have all sorts of evil stuff going on that's using your system, are you on-line when this is going on?

3. Have you checked the START UP tab in MSCONFIG (via RUN)?
You could have a lot of programs opening on startup and running in the background. Un-check any you don't need to start running right away and see if that speeds things up.

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March 14, 2009 at 12:50:17

You need to increase virtual memory, delete temporary files and uncheck any unnecessary start up programs.



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