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cpu usage reaches 100% in windows xp hm.

By sept2749 ·
My compaq 5000 with 512mb ram 1.7 gh.50gb open on hard drive- reaches 100% cpu usage at random times. It is a new problem with a computer that has worked fine for 1.5 yrs. I used adaware but found nothing. There are no indications of a problem other than the problem itself. HELP!

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by BlitzSonik In reply to cpu usage reaches 100% in ...

You say you ran Ad-Aware, try running SpyBot-Search & Destroy. It sometimes picks up things that Ad-Aware doesn't.

If that doesn't work, then take a look at the processes running. Bounce that list off Google and see what you come up with.

But I think first and foremost you should run a virus scan as you first line of defense.


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by cglrcng In reply to cpu usage reaches 100% in ...

Also download and install "HiJack This" from , install and run it according to the directions there making no changes, post the log in a new thread @ the spyware help forum. Follow their directions for spyware removal.

Good Luck!

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