i have been having a really annoying problem. A process called SYSTEM in XP Task Manager is taking up at least 80% of my CPU!. To be clear it is Not 'System Idle Process' (which does look as if it runs high), it simply called 'SYSTEM.
I have checked system multiple times for Malware, Spyware, Viruses etc... using multiple programs and boot-time scans..so i have came to the conclusion it is not some sort of malicious program.
I googled! it to see any solutions, with no real solution to the problem except that it is due to a faulty piece of hardware or IO port or USB...so i unplugged everything and reconnected everything one by one..lol..no luck doing that.
opened the computer up and disconnected all PCI-E cards etc...and reconnected them, again no luck...
Updated all my drivers and i am now running out of ideas why my CPU is being taken up by this one process.
The computer took me some time and a bit of money to build and it is disappointing that this odd problem is stopping me getting..well any use out of the computer..its just too slow.
SO i am open to any ideas why this process is causing this problem.
I just find out i'm having the same problem with my computer.
Could you ever fix it? Or the only way is the reinstall?
Edited by hamluis, 18 May 2012 - 06:24 AM.
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