CPU usage problem

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aroominyork

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I run a P4 2.0gig with 512 MB Ram and a 40GB hard disk (plenty of space on it).

The system has become VERY slow recently, hanging on the first page when powering up (the black page with basic system info) and taking about 3 minutes to load. All applications run slow. When I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del, the performance tab usually shows the CPU usage jumping to 100%, and it oftens runs high. Is this the problem? Is something making the processor run slow, or diverting the power from it? Thanks for any help.
 

crjdriver

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In task manager you can see which process is using cpu cycles. Check to see which one.

You might want to run a hijack this log and post it in the security forum.
 

Rukee

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It could be a virus or something like that, do you have an active firewall and/or an anti-virus program?
 
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