XP 100% CPU usage issue

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jtherose

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I am having what seems like random issues with XP that brings my PC to a grinding halt. After performing well and for no apparent reason things get really sluggish. Looking at task manager I notice that CPU usage has spiked to 100% and remains there while programs attempt to open, any and all programs are affected. I've cleaned the registry with Max Registry, used a variety of ad ware and spy ware cleaners, using Norton for virus scan, de-fragged, etc. etc. Just when I am ready to give up and go out and buy new hardware, everything returns to normal, CPU usage varies between 2 and 20%. This could happen after a reboot or not and may work OK for several days. I am getting occasional message that virtual memory is low and windows is adjusting. I check it and it seems to be within parameters.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
JL
 

jtherose

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Thanks Jack,

I read the article and took action, hoping that has resolved the issue. I can't really tell at the moment since everything is running normal.
 
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