Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:23 PM
First of all, I want to clarify that the image name of the process is "System" and the user name is "SYSTEM" It is NOT the system idle process. I realize that the system idle process is just a placeholder for the leftover CPU space not in use, and that is NOT what this is about.
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! Let me know if you think a HijackThis report will help.
Using XP with SP2.