Help...this 100% Cpu Usage and "System" (not "system idle process") at 99 is driving me nuts. I have Windows XP for home.
I've checked for viruses and found nothing.
I've used the "PC doctor" that came with my computer to check for problems...nothing!!!
I've reformatted the hard drive three times.
I've run "msconfig" and narrowed background processes down to the bare minimum.
I've read about possible hardware problems, so i switched out the keyboard, the mouse, unplugged everything else. still the same thing.
I've changed the RAM memory stick from 512MB to a new 1 gig.
I blew out a lot of dust that had accumulated inside the machine.
I took out my aftermarket video card and switched to the onboard one.
Am I missing something? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I haven't been able to play Madden Football online for about two weeks. I'm close to just buying another computer, which I know is ridiculous.