Laptop is idle but CPU still working flat out,why?

  Dannymiller15 18:29 01 Oct 06

Recently my packard bell notebook has been acting strange. When i leave it idle (no programs running at all) it still sounds as though it is working flat out. Also on device manager the CPU usage continuously increases and decreases. Does anyone have any ideas why this might be happening?

  gudgulf 18:33 01 Oct 06

Open Task Manager from the menu you get by right clicking the Taskbar.

Look through the Processes tab and identify which process/processes are using all the cpu power.

Post the names of the culprits on this forum.

  sean-278262 18:34 01 Oct 06

Virus, spyware, malware other rubbish, services that are running. Run Av scan, spy and malware software and consider learning how to disable unwanted services.

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