I have an HP XE3 lappy with Windows Home installed. Two minutes after boot up,the machine slows to a crawl. In Task Master the cpu usage graph goes haywire.. swinging about from zero to 100%... this lasts for about 3 minutes then the machine settles down and works normally.. I have emptied out the startup items using msconfig.. I have run the HP diagnostics and no problems are shown.. I have also run anti-virus which comes up clear..... any ideas on what is causing this?? Thanking you in anticipation.
Sorry havnt been on for a few days.. its still doing this ... its as if something is running for the first few minutes..I went into setup ,but there is nothing on its menu (very sparse it is) which might give me a hint..as I said nothing shows in task master..think its square window time :-)
Tried stopping system restore.. no difference Graham... however ..on task manager I noticed it showed ..(remembering there is 128 meg memory installed)PHYSICAL MEMORY =121836...available = 20900... system cache = 54796 ..kernel memory (total) = 36848......... is that available number what it should be???