I have new compaq PC, running Windows XP. At the moment it is running painfully slowly. When I open Task Manager it says that CPU usage is 100% even though I dont have anything running. How can this be 100%?
you say a new system,if very new i would be intouch with there support first.
What is the Spec of your system? Ram wise? Cpu intel?
Have you done an online virus scan etc as suggested by our friend VoG? "If" your very sure you have covered that area completely,
check the "indexing service" is set to manual,via the adminstrative tools in the control panel by selecting the services shortcut.
Also check out via Msconfig, and disable all startup items and after reboot see what task manager reports.Or when in system config you could Select the Diagnostic startup apply reboot then checkout task manager and see what is shown cpu wise.Reverse after.
Is there any thing you have added, installed, or altered of late that may have changed since you had your new system?
Do check out online virus scan etc well first.
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