Posted 17 May 2008 - 09:57 PM
I take really good care of my system, and right now it is running so slow it is nearly worthless to me.
When it starts up, the fade in to the winxp logo is slower than usual. When the desktop shows, it takes a long time before I can even run anything. Web browsers run slower than hell, and right now, as I type this message, the text trails behind my typing by 10-12 characters. If I bring up the task manager now, it shows firefox using 30% CPU, and task manager itself using 28% (it bounces, but these are averages).
I have run AVG free, spybot, and both came up clean. Hijack this yielded only things that I expected to see. Unnecessary startup items and services are disabled. I have no idea what could be causing this problem. When I load up process manager to view the processes, it appears the same. Firefox (or Opera, depending on which I am using) will be using a big chunk (30-50%) CPU, and process manager will, for some reason, be using up to 30%.
If I am not using a browser, the CPU usage will still be high. It's running arounf 100% all the time, regardless of what programs I use. And if it is running slow for what appears to be no reason (double clicking a folder on the desktop takes forever to open, for example), i can open process manager only to find that PM itself will be listed as using 50% of the CPU. That doesn't make any sense no matter how I look at it.
All visual enhancements are disabled. There is no background. Sounds are disabled. Memtest86, run in pure dos environment, yielded perfect ram. Defragged the drive multiple times. Pagefile is 1 gig, and in 1 piece. MFT is in one piece. Avg fragments is 1.00, I can find absolutely nothing wrong with this system, but it runs so slow I don't know what to do. I have solved theis type of problem for no many people over the years, and right now it makes it that much more frustrating that I cannot figure out what to do.
Can anyone help? I can post logs of any sort if someone can help me diagnose this problem.