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28-Jun-2012, 07:50 AM #1
CPU at 100% at idle.
My CPU is running high. I have run windows defender, AVG and Adaware but still no response to it.
Occasionally it drops back low but as soon as I open any form of explorer window or plug any USB in it wheels round to 100% again and I get constant "not responding" messages.

last week my email account was hacked and all my contacts got **lovely** emails supposedly from me and I am assuming that this CPU problem is part of that issue.

I cannot restore as I can't find any older restore dates.

I wanted to re-install windows7 but cannot sort out how to remove the "unattend" so I could put the key in that I have on the box.

I have run Resmon. And the hungrier processes show as

Resmon 25%
Explorer NR
Chrome. 15
Sidebar 10
Dwm. 15

This is at idle with chrome not connected to Internet. There arer a few other processes but they are only running at 2-3% each and are all recognisable (system svc host. Etc.)
Closing side bar and other smaller processes does not help it simply makes more space. Simply touching the mouse generates 18% movement.

Any advice welcome.
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