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100% CPU usage

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Nerko252, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. Nerko252

    Nerko252 Thread Starter

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    I have a problem. When I start my computer up after about 10-15 sec service.exe that before was taking 0% CPU suddenly goes up to 100% and I can't do anything at all. I'm not good with computers and I think it is simply impossible to run any checks. Any help with this is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. flavallee

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  3. flavallee

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    Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties.

    Advise what's listed in the Computer: section at the bottom of the "General" tab - exactly as you see it there.

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  4. Nerko252

    Nerko252 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help but I can't do anything on the computer after the 10-15 sec of turning it on.
    I'm gonna just gonna reinstall windows again (or my brother will anyway).
     
  5. flavallee

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    A clean reinstall of Windows and getting a fresh start is sometimes the best option.

    Hopefully, there's not an unknown hardware problem.

    Good luck. (y)

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    I tried several suggestions to resolve the issue with 100% CPU usage but none of them produce any results. Is there a new suggestion?
     
  7. flavallee

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    What's been done with that computer in the last 4 weeks?

    You said your brother was going to reinstall Windows.

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