troubleshooting Question

Why do I have HIGH CPU USAGE with no programs running?

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I have been searching this site for a while now looking for a problem simlar to mine but have found nothing.  I'm hoping someone will help me please.

When I open task manager my CPU usage is changing by the second (ie: 33%, 67%, 43%, 82%).  While no programs are running a number of processes jump all over the screen including:  System, CSRSS.exe, SVCHOST.EXE, acsd.exe, and EXPLORER.EXE.  Also TASKMGR.EXE runs at a very high CPU, normally around 20, and the task manager continues to reports errors and shuts down.  Even when the Sytem Idles Process reaches 99 for a second the CPU doen not drop to zero.

I really hope someone can help me.  I had an IT tech look at my computer the other day for about an hour, but he couldn't figure it out.  I have already ran the most recent versions of spyware and adware, but neither fixed the problem.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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