Here is my issue. My laptop that is running windows xp, is current with all Microsoft updates, and has free anti virus and ad ware programs on it is acting up.
For some weird reason, the other day, it lust became extremely slow. I couldn't figure out what it was. I thought it might have been over heated or something so i turned it off for a few hours and then came back to it, to find out that its still running extremely slow. I don't mean the internet either, I am talking about programs, and not multiple programs, I am talking about just opening word will take 5 minutes.
It cant be the system memory because even thought thats not the best (512) with a 1.6 Celeron processor, I know that my laptop was never running this slow.
So next, i think it might be because there are a thousand programs set to open at the start of windows. I just msnconfig and check programs set to start on windows login and there are only a few, so that cant be it.
Next I hit "control+alt+delete" and check the computers performance and check the CPU usage and it says 100%. This seems like the error to me. I'm not running that many programs at once and this has never happened before so I'm not sure what could be causing this.
I thought it was a virus so i run all my free software in safe made and avast finds this..
it says it cant delete no repair it. No other free software found this so I have no choices here.
Please help me out guys. This is my work laptop and I need it because I'm wasting valuable time.
Hope you guys can help.
Good luck, take care and respond away.
Thanks in advance.