I was wondering if anyone knew the possible solution to this problem for my laptop. When I left to backpack in SE Asia a month back, I had accidentally left my computer on sleep instead of turning it off. When I came back and booted it up, I realized all the processes and tabs in the browser had been left on since I have left and since then, my computer's CPU is always at 100 percent when starting up and sounds like it's running a million processes even when it's a minimal amount. I have an ASUS K501U on Windows 10 with an Intel i7 core and 8GB of ram so it's quite frustrating when my laptop comes to a crawl and freezes frequently. I'm hoping this isn't a hardware issue but a software related one as I've had this laptop for less than a year. Any answers or insight would be much appreciated.