This process is always in the list, but it sporadically jumps up to 50, 70, even 90% completely lagging up anything I have going on. The problem seems to last for a few minutes, returns to normal, then shows back up again in 5-10 minutes on a fairly regular basis.
Steps I've taken to try to troubleshoot this myself:
1. Removed Mcaffee virus software because it uses a lot of memory, downloaded AVG 7.5, CCleaner, a-squared free, startup inspector, and HijackThis.
2. I ran diagnostics from all of those programs. It doesnt seem that anything was found, and the problem still remains.
I've searched through forums and have found numerous people experiencing the same problem. Nobody seems to have an answer. I would greatly appreciate any help with this!
Using XP with SP2.