I have an Intel 810 chipset, Celeron 533 MHz running Windows 98 on 256MB RAM. I ran performance tests on it at PC PitStop and found the CPU load is at 72%!
The following processes were listed as running:
MPREXE.EXE - Windows networking program
IExplore.exe - Internet Explorer
Explore.exe - Windows Explorer
DDHelp.exe - DirectX Helper program
Kernel32.dll - Windows program
MSGSRV32.exe - message server
SysTray.exe - System Tray
MMTask.tsk - Multimedia Task
I ran two different virus scans and came up clean.
I emptied cache and defragged prior to running test.
Does anybody have a clue what could be causing this kind of a load on the processor????
I have a second machine (Pentium 933 MHz) on which all of the above, plus more, are running and the CPU load is only 1%.