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VM Server Guest really high CPU constant P2V Server 2003 TS

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We have a windows server 2008 64bit OS with 2 dual core procs and 12gb's ram running 3 vms
2 are windows server 2003 (1 was created from scratch, the other was a P2V) and a windows xp pro box.

The VM that we P2V'd is suffering badly from really high cpu usage. It is configured to use 1 cpu, 4gbs of RAM and also has VMTools installed. We originally had this on a different host that was also configured as a file server and was hosting 300+GB of data to the network. Thinking this was a disc I/O issue i moved the VM to a different host with no Host functions (the specs above)

problem is ever since the P2V the CPU usage has been 95+ % all the time while users are logged in to it. (5-8 on any given day) at night its fine. The programs run on it are basic apps such as Microsoft Office, Outlook, a VNC tool for supporting our end users, and a few programming compilers nothing too heavy.

Even opening windows explorer causes a spike to 60%

Can anyone help me, my employees are about ready to lynch me, and worst part is i walked into this mess, just started here.

Thanks in advance
Cláudio Rodrigues
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