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CPU 100% Help Please...

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#1 ummagumma


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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:12 PM

My CPU hits 100% as soon as Windows loads. It lags PC so bad I can't do anything. I have Malware Bytes & Super Anti-Virus Free versions installed and have updated them & ran both full scans found nothing.

I installed Panda Anti-Virus 2012 Free 90 day trial and it pushed CPU to 100% as soon as it was installed. I uninstalled it and CPU is still at 100% with 23 processes that have always been running. No process shows high amount of memory usage but strangely if I end explorer.exe the CPU goes down to 2% to 19% which it usually is 2% all the time unless I run more programs.

The PC is a Dell Pentium 4 and has two 1 gig memory & two 512 memory cards. The reason I installed Panda was because PC was doing strange things such as rebooting and shutting down by itself and when I read about the Trojan.FakeAV.LVT on here I was really worried. I searched for all the drivers and such it hides as & found none, also I had Trend Micro running at the time & it didn't list it as one it takes over but am not sure if it is that or something similar or Panda left some registry entry that is causing this.

I already tried system restore which was successful several times but CPU is still at 100%. :inlove:

Any help would be great.....don't want to try nothing else without a little help... :blink:

Thanks a bunch....

umma............ :guitar:

Come on dude....turn up the low end!

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:15 PM

Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
Unzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
Click on View > Select Colunms.
In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 06:17 PM

Try pulling the memory cards and reboot. I have had issues with cards being worn and causing system freeze/lag.

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