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stout

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Can some one help an amateur I am running windows xp,home edition,the symptoms are .......
#1 computer runs slow
#2 cd's dont play
#3 this sounds funny but..........computer started making noise like it is really loaded up and I really dont have anything on it except a few phone #'s and pictures,a friend thought two drivers may be trying to run at once ?
anyway when I type ctrl alt delete cpu usage shows 86% then promptly falls to 6% .
I have the system disks that came with it ,as it's not that old,and was thinking about trying to reload XP ? any help you can give me will definitely be appreciated...........thanks for your time.
 
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The sudden surge to 86% is merely the process of Task manager opening, the fall to 6% suggests that the CPU is not being overworked. Opening any program shows a short surge, often to 100%.

Perhaps if you gave some idea of what computer type it is, and a bit of clarity on the "noise like it is really loaded up" it would help?

Is this a laptop or a desktop?
 

stout

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kiwiguy,thanks for the timely reply,the computer is a Dell Dimension desk top,the noise its making is kinda hard to describe,imagine a fan whirring on low,then switch it to high,is about the best I can describe it as,and it also comes and goes ,some times it's really noisy,to the point you are disttracted by the noise sometimes the noise is not as audible,it's sure got me confused,I was thinking about trying to reload XP,if that dont fix it probably a hardware problem?..............thanks again.
PS Is it very hard to reload xp ?
 
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