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EXTREMELY Slow Starts & CPU maxed out @ 100%

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#1 ctdannyd


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:33 PM


Running Windows XP Pro w/ all the latest updates (I have auto update on and always install any items reported to me.).

I have 1Gig of memory (max for this laptop). I'm running the most current version of the Norton Security Suite and it's set to automatically update itself.

The problem that is occuring is that most of the time, lately, when I start the machine up, or wake it, it will take forever and in fact it can take so long (an hour or longer), that I just shut it down and try later.

I can sometimes get into windows, and then bring up the Task Manager and see that the CPU is maxed out. Also, of the running processes, usually it will show taskmgr.exe running at around 80%.

So, I will attempt multiple reboots, and will get it running after a time. Once it's going at normal speed, it's fine.

I had though that it might have been the HD going, so I replace it and still no change.

I also wanted to test the hardware and was able to boot up Linux Mint (not loaded on HD) for hours with not problem.

Tell me what you need from me AND, thanks in advance.


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