When I use system monitor it shows my processor always running at 100%. This is with no programs running in Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) except Explorer & Systray. My RAM memory usage is also very high with swap file coming into use with just a couple of applications running. I can now run less than half the applications that I used to before the system crashes / locks up. My processor is a 1.7GHz Pentium with 256M Ram. Operating system is Windows ME. Colleages from work with who I regularly exchange emails are experiencing similar problems. My computer and those of my colleages have been scanned for virses / trojans and appear to be clear. I have thoroughly cleaned the processor fan and heatsink of dust so the processor should not be overheating.
Processor runs at 100% even after booting with all programs disabled from startup folder using system configuration utility (start-run-msconfig). Usual applications run on computer are Word, Excel, Access, (Office XP) IE, Outlook Express etc.
Sethhaniel - my system (ME) does not show swapfile size though method stated. Through windows explorer the size of WIN386.SWP (swapfile?) is shown as 450,560kB. However this is shown as not being modified since 18/04/04 although System Monitor shows that it is in use whenever more than 2 applications are running ie every day inc today. How can I tell if it is disabled?
Hi - sorry for butting in here - my pc has started to run high aswell. So just following this thread for any ideas. Haven't looked at what is running in the background yet - but would the fact that i have just had broadband installed effect the speed of the system. When i get home from work tonite i will follow the above ideas.