Windows XP Home SP2.
Processor Name: Intel® Celeron® CPU 430 @ 1.80GHz.
Motherboard: ECS 945GCT-M .
Videocard Name: ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT .
Installed Memory: 2,047.23 MB.
Number of Installed Programs: 158programs.
Number of Running Processes: 26processes .
Hard Drive Size: 80gb. 35.1 Free.
Recently this week I've noticed that my "System" Process (located in Task Manager) is using 30-60% of my CPU usage, this happens frequently at random times, especially when I am gaming. This causes the game and system to run VERY slow.
The first time this happened I thought it was my Norton Anti-Virus 2009 Gaming Edition, so I uninstalled that, the problem was not resolved.
I know that before this started happening I installed: Norton, Online Armor Firewall, Microsoft Mouse software (came with driver update).
I'm pretty sure I do not have a virus, as I have scanned with Kaspersky, Avira, Norton, McAfee, Nod32. I am thinking of reformatting my computer tonight, but before I do that I wanted to come here and get some advice if any.
NOTE: I use Auslogics BoostSpeed to keep my computer clean of Reg errors and temp files...etc.
ANY help is much appreciated. Thanks