computer stalling cpu usage 100% constantly

  ricky J 20:47 14 Aug 2006

Running xp pro on an old laptop worked perfectly until 2 days ago. Task manager showing cpu usage 100% most of the time without running any programs. Have virus checked, malware spyware regscrub etc hardware check ok. Have 29 processes running. Even had company tried to fix it using remote access...still slow am trying to download latest windows updates but struggling to do this

  woodchip 20:51 14 Aug 2006

Are you sure it's using 100%. Check again on what you are looking at. Also how full is your Hard Drive

  ricky J 20:58 14 Aug 2006

cpu usage persistently high, 35% hard drive left so memory sholud not be a problem. Seems to work in safe mode. One particular process seems to be consuming most of it (can't remember it and am at work)

  FelixTCat 22:07 14 Aug 2006


If your laptop only has 256 MB of memory (more so if only 128 MB), then it is probably XP using virtual memory - no doubt to a slow hard disk, too.

Do you see disk activity at the same time?



  EARLR 09:54 15 Aug 2006


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