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Vista using 100% cpu??

By davyoo ·
Hi Guys

my mums laptop is running at 100% cpu even though no programs are running. checked the processes and there were a lot of svchost processes running, closed them down but still the same, started a malware scan on the laptop in the hope that might help, as it looks like a virus to me the physical ram is 2gb installed on the machine, anybody out there got anymore ideas on what it could be??

as always thank you
David

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when checking processes

by .Martin. In reply to Vista using 100% cpu??

did you select to 'show processes from all users'

note: System Idle Process should take up 90+%, and don't try to close it

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Do you have an HP AIO?

by davidt In reply to when checking processes

I've seen this happen with HP's All-In-Ones, also once with a Dell. See is task manager shows DKABERR.exe

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what tool(s) are you using?

by mafergus In reply to Vista using 100% cpu??

YOu may want to try hijack this

http://majorgeeks.com/download3155.html

If you don't have your own preferred tool. it will tell you what processes are running and you can find out if any are suspicious.

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This is a bit of a stretch...

by Ninja Rabbi In reply to Vista using 100% cpu??

Have you recently loaded any new devices, upgraded to a more recent version of an application, or added new resources? If so, try to disable or uninstall these devices, one by one, to see if that makes a difference. I am thinking there may be an IRQ incompatability issue, which would cause the CPU to thrash.

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