Posted 08 January 2006 - 12:43 PM
Overnight my computer went from normal operation to super slo-mo. 30 minutes to boot up, 20 minutes to open a file. It doesn't completely crash. Running windows XP Home on an HP Pavilion xt 963, a cheap but reliable machine. 1.2 ghz, 512 ram. Windows xp Firewall and Norton Internet and NAV 2005.
On 1/1/06 I went to Microsoft to update any patches etc, on1/2/06 I reinstalled Norton AV 2005 (thought I was upgrading to 2006 but it turned out to be the 2005 that was already on there.
I did the disk cleanup and defrag. Took about 6 hours but it finished okay. I noticed the small icons for norton internet and antivirus were missing from the sys. tray. I uninstalled both (took over 10 hours for each). I did a system restore, no joy. I tried a system recovery but process wouldn't complete saying that I didn't have a partition. (My computer has a hard-drive recovery not a cd.) I tried running in safe-mode, no better. I went into device manager and everything stated it was running normally.
I checked the Task Manager and it is showing CPU usage 100%...and the processes tab shows that Task Manager is using 90% . I cant access internet with that machine. All other programs appear to be accessible....eventually. Thanks in advance for any help.