Posted 01 June 2010 - 05:27 PM
Hello there and thank you in advance for your kind assistance. The issue is this:
I am using an Acer Aspire 7730 PC with an intel core duo Centrino 2 T5800 processor and running Windows Vista Home Premium.
For a long time now the machine has been running at a minium of 50% CPU and jumping wildly to 75% 90% 100% without an application or process running. Opening a program or a browser window is excrutiating to say the least.
I have searched around a little in the hope that somebody may have the same issue, and the best I could find so far was an artical about the transfer mode of the IDE device being set incorrectly to IPO and causing hardware interupts, alas on inspection I discover that the only device listed under IDE in device manager is a SATA device and displays no transfer mode information.
I have ensured that the machine is clean of malware and viruses.
If anybody could help that would be marvelous! (and apologies if I have chosen the incorrect area to post).