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CPU maxed out!

By adelasierra ·
My Dell 8200 is only a year old, 1.9gz pen-4/256 mb ddr memory. Everytime I try to open or download a pdf file, perform disk clean up, defrag or use any of microsoft's plus screen savers the cpu pegs out at 100%. The machine slows to a crawl and thefan gets louder. I have adequate ventilation space and i never had this problem until just a couple months ago. My os is XP home. I have done a couple of restore points in the past. Any ideas? Thanx Angelljr

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CPU maxed out!

by Oz_Media In reply to CPU maxed out!

In addition to the above, YOU MAY HAVE A VIRUS, also try downloading ADAWARE, you'll probably find that there is a bunch of junk runnig silently (or suppsedly silently) in the background.
Does sound like you have a Trojan though, VIRUS CHECK TIME!!

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by adelasierra In reply to CPU maxed out!

I performed everyone of the suggested remedies to fix my overdriven cpu problem and the problem seems to have vanished. A thank you to everyone who came to my aid. Thanks Angell de la Sierrajr.

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