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Computer Goes to 100% CPU

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#1 k-j-m


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:13 AM

I have a Windows XP machine that starts normally but will lock up (100% CPU) every few minutes.


This happens even when no applications are running, other than Task Manager.


It happened suddenly, so I suspect there may have been a virus attack.


Any ideas?



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#2 britechguy


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:43 AM

This thread is a duplicate of one with the same title in the "Am I infected? What do I do?" (AII) forum:  XP Machine at 100% CPU Every Few Minutes


In keeping with Bleeping Computer's convention of "one computer, one problem, one forum," and to prevent confusion this thread is being locked.  A response already exists on the AII forum.

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