The CPU usage remains low (around 1 to 10% ish) and the RAM usage is also relatively low
We will try using the suggested exefix_xp.com utility.
Edit: We tried using the exefix_xp utility, however the program fails to start up. After double clicking on the file, and clicking "run", a window popped up asking whether we would like to visit the homepage, after either clicking yes or no to this, nothing else happened. The homepage does pop up but the utility fails to run.
We also tried to manually fix the registry page to no avail.
When we try using our exe files, there is no error message. Command prompt opens up for less than a second and then dissapears. Nothing else happens, and the file does not open. Upon trying again, the same situation occurs.
CPU usage cruises at around a reasonable level, but randomly fluctuates to 100% and stays there for a few seconds. This happens even while performing fairly common, non-CPU extensive tasks, such as browsing a normal webpage with no flash scripts.
We did not install any software lately, and this problem seems to have popped out of the blue. My mom was simply reading some articles from www.wenxuecity.com right before the problem occurred
Edited by ICBM, 25 May 2007 - 12:00 AM.