Hi guys. I was just referred here from the Windows 7 forum where I was trying to diagnose a High CPU Usage issue that I thought might be related to Flash. During the interaction with my W7 Mod, he identified some potential hardware issues that might be the cause. Specifically, Speccy returned a "warning" status and there was also a controller error noted.
He then had me run SeaTools. The laptop went into "thermal shutdown" about 75% of the way through the scan. I rigged a cooling platform and the second time it completed successfully. The message at the end read "Read Scan PASSED". Here is a screenshot of the final results: http://i.imgur.com/BB958BY.jpg
That entire interaction can be found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/523569/high-cpu-issue-with-flash/
Also worth noting... I started out in the Malware forum, but they gave me an "all clear" and referred my to the W7 forum, so I'm confident that this is not a virus-related issue.
I'd really appreciate any help you can provide to resolve this frustrating issue (which has been going on for months).