Why does the system process take 99% of the CPU usage?
Posted on 2009-02-18
I am perplexed. I have a friend with an E-Machine T6216 running Windows Xp with SP3 (all all the latest updates)installed, they are running IE7. It is running so slow it is almost unusable. When I launch the task manager, the System process(not system idle) process is taking 99% of the CPU. I did a total cleanup a month ago(this was happening then as well). I ran Malwarebytes and Combofix.exe in safemode, I cleaned up programs, start up items, ran disk cleanup, defragged. I ran HiJackthis, they had AVG 7.5
I updated that and ran it as well. I ran chkdsk /p/r it found errors and repaired them(supposedly). It has 1.5GB of ram, using 1.37GB because it is sharing with memory. I ran rootkit revealer and process explorer and nothing seems out of the ordinary that I can find. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated. This hapens whether or not any programs are running. Thank you...PS This is the Home addition of XP