Posted on 2009-07-06
My XP, 2 Gig, Dell 380, RAID array, started to reset to desktop. Explorer.exe continues to show high CPU usage and under strain it shoots up and then resets to desktop. It runs 30-50% much of the time. At the same time IE explorer shows high CPU usage.
The problem occurs in safe mode, and occurs randomly even under low usage.
I have run spybot, adaware, superspyware, malware antivirus, scan /sfc, all with no effect. I ran trendmicro/housecall, and AVG 8.5 virus scan. The only finding was myway ad bar which I removed.
The problem occurs reliably when i run a search on AVI. The search returns screens of icons and it restarts to desktop ONLY when I use the scrollbard to move to another screen.
I removed all extraneous proggrams in msconfig.exe.
Interestingly restore ran but no matter what point I choose, it reports that restore cannot be done and no changes are made.
How do I get rid of this restart problem?