Posted 26 August 2008 - 07:09 PM
I have a Dell Latitude D810 with Windows XP Pro. It always runs dog-slow after power up. Applications (Firefox, Outlook etc.) hog the CPU even when they're idling, and taskmgr.exe takes up most of the remaining CPU MIPS. Most of the time, restarting the computer will make the problem go away: applications run normal speed, and System Idle Process is dominant when all other applications are closed or idle. Full virus and spyware scans (Ad-Aware and Windows Defender, which I've since removed) come up with nothing. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!