Posted 23 September 2008 - 09:46 PM
Hi all, I've had a problem with my laptop freezing up periodically. I'm seeing the resource usage hit 97% under processes on the task manager, and under the performance tab I can see a spike on the CPU usage history coinciding with it. but, I can't tell what program is spiking, cause at that point the computer kind of freezes for a moment, then continues functioning. This doesn't occur so often now, probably spikes every minute or so. What I've noticed though is that these freezes seem to coincide with what I'm assuming is my cooling fan starting up. I've tried a scandisk and defrag, and that hasn't changed things. Cleaned it of dust as well. I've already gotten my laptop recently cleaned of malware over in the hijackthis malware removal forum, and the freezes are still occuring. Specs of my laptop:
Microsoft Windows XP, Media Center Edition version 2002, Service Pack 2
Dell XPS MXC051
Intel Pentium M processor 1.73 GHz
0.99 GB RAM
If Any more information is needed to solve this problem, please let me know. I still use my laptop, but it's still pretty annoying. Hope to hear a reply soon, and thanks to anyone taking the time to read this!