I did read all of the pinned threads here, just to note. I have an issue with my processor/hard drive running painfully long when the machine is booted up, and when the first programs (2 or 3) are opened. For instance, it will take 5 minutes or so for the boot to finish AND the processor finish "continuously" running. (e.g. - opening ff and a chrome tab will take 1-2 minutes to stop processing).
After this time, only randomly will the processor start spinning for minutes on end before it quits. It doesn't at all seem to correlate with one specific task I'm doing or program that I open when it happens.
I have run spybot, avg, and malwarebytes all through my machine and none of them come up with any infections or watch conditions in the log files they output. So I'm out of answers. Here are my computer specs:
*IBM Laptop (refurbished)
*Win XP PRO SP3
*1.5 ghz processor
Could this stuff really be related to my very small RAM amount, and the fact that I'm overloading the processor at times? I know my specs stink, but this machine was very cheap. But still, even with the above specs, 10 seconds to desktop when clicking the "show desktop" icon seems a bit strange. That's the kind of stuff I'm running into...
Any help appreciated. thanks guys!
Edited by ajetrumpet, 30 June 2011 - 07:20 PM.