CPU usage constantly at 100%???

  hinchie Y2K III 11:05 13 Feb 04

Hi All,

When i am using the computer the CPU usage in Windows task manager shows at 100& constantly and i end up having to resatrt sometime as it freezes and does not respond for about 5 minutes.

My processor is pentium III
Mobo vectra Vl400
Ram 128mb

any help is appreciated

  Gongoozler 11:12 13 Feb 04

There may be something that has been put on your computer that is taking up a lot of processing time. Try downloading and running AdAware from click here. Don't forget to check for updates before running it. The first time AdAware runs it will take quite a long time, and occasionally appear to stall. This is quite normal because it is doing a deep scan of your files.

  hinchie Y2K III 11:19 13 Feb 04

Already done that

Not made a difference at all.

any other suggestions

  Gongoozler 11:43 13 Feb 04

Have a look in your start-up list (in Windows 98 its accessed from Start - Run - msconfig - Startup). See what programs are loaded at startup and untick any that are not essential to Windows, then see if that helps.

  mdshamilton 12:37 13 Feb 04

Add more RAM. 128Mb of RAM to run XP home? seems a bit low.

  tenplus1 12:42 13 Feb 04

Do a CTRL+ALT+DEL and click on the SERVICES tab and see what is actually sapping your CPU... That should give some indication whats wrong...

  Indigo 1 12:59 13 Feb 04

You would'nt be using Win ME by any chance ?

  hinchie Y2K III 13:02 13 Feb 04

sorry for late reply been busy
I am on xp pro
I will look at services and i think i might put more ram in

let you all know

  Al94 14:52 13 Feb 04

You definately need more RAM for runnin XP Pro satisfactorily. Go for 512MB.

  hinchie Y2K III 15:00 13 Feb 04

problem solved.
Banged in 512mb ram
running satisfactorily

thanks for all your help

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