I am having a problem running my laptop in Normal mode. It will boot up and sorta run, but it runs very very slow.
When I hit ctrl/Alt/delete and try to bring up the "task mangager", it will pop up after an hour or so. It will show the applications window, but it just won't display the processes window. I can see the CPU is "pegged" at 100% constantly, just don't know what is hogging the CPU. I hoped to see the list and see what was running on the CPU all the time. But no luck with the task manager list.
I have been able to run in Safe mode AND Safe mode with networking and it runs fine. I just don't know what to do next in Safe mode (or any other way) to see what the real problem is.
It had been running fine upto a few days ago. No hardware changes have been made, the only software I had downloaded was the PalTalk application "paltalkscene. I used the application one day and the problem started. May just be a coincidence, I don't know. Anyway, I have completey uninstalled paltalkscene, and problem is the same.
Any advice on what to try next to see what is hogging the CPU, then fix the problem, so I can run in Normal mode again.
Let me know if I could provide any additional information.
NOTE: I am running XP SP2 on a dell inspiron 6000 1.74Ghz with 500 MB ram