Computer running constantly in background.

November 8, 2011 at 01:20:01
Specs: Windows Vista, 512 MB
Question regarding the following computer:
Type: Desktop
Age: 3 years
Manufacturer: Lenovo
OS: Windows Vista Home Basic
Processor: AMD Sempro (tm) Processor 3600+ 2.00 GH
Memory (RAM): 512 MB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System

Computer constantly running; light next to "on" button remains lit and 'humming' even when not in use. Slows system right down on Internet and Windows.


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#1
November 8, 2011 at 03:51:58
this occurs when to select shutdown the computer?
please check the power settings in control panel.

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#2
November 8, 2011 at 10:10:54
The power setting is set to 'high performance'. I do not believe this to be the cause, as it was set at this level before the problem began. Thank you for your help anyway.

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