512 DDR 2700
Win XP Pro SP1
Hello people! - I am totally discouraged!
I have read every thread possible on this issue, on this forum, and elsewhere... still can't get my system up and running as it should.
When my system boots up, its CPU usage is at 100%. Killing svchost.exe (System) takes me to a normal CPU usage. I have noted that as svchost reaches about 55% cpu usage, the remainder is taken by lsass.exe.....
I do not have a virus, and have not had one (checks with Symantec AND McAfee tools) - the only one that tried to get in, and was caught beforehand by my Norton, was Dumaru. Activity Log shows deletion of file, and no infection. Changed the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Service recovery to "Restart the service", but no change. I have killed MSN Messenger and Windows Messenger to be on teh safe side, and applied the newly released MS Patch.
I have seen many threads on thsi issue, but none helped me so far - I have done my homework, and read possibly all of them... ANY help would be appreciated. I am wondering if reformatting the Drive would help, but I have seen on some forums it does not always... :-(
Does anyone out there have a clue? I don't. Many thanks for any help you could provide me with. :-)