hey, i've browsed this site frot he last couple of days looking to remedy a problem that sounds very similar to the poster on the last two threads with this title. my acer 1640 laptop, purchased may 2006, has been since christmas struggling to carry out two processes at once, with the same music/dvd slowing characterists and long opening time for applications as for cozzy. process explorer has identified that at the moment my laptop has difficulty processing, hardware interrupts jumps to anything as high as 80%.
in attempts to solve this problem i've disbled everything that didn't seem completely necessary in device manager, used spybot and avast! to clean the system, and freed up a lot of memory (about 60% now free). i'm also up-to-date with windows autoupdates and any other updates that i regularly do.
i'm not especially clued-up on computers, so if it's a driver problem as with cozzy then any help would be very much appreciated!