My computer has been running really weirdly lately. When I start up or reboot, it permanently slows to a crawl (and sometimes freezes). It seems like it just isn't loading properly. there are several things you should know:
1. I've run Adaware/Spybot/SymantecAV and none of these have detected anything.
2. My Task Manager --> processes says that nothing besides "System Idle Process" is running, but the CPU usage is still between 90-100%.
3. I've also tried a recovery install of XP, and that didn't help either.
4. To add to the mess, sometimes it DOES boot up properly, works for awhile, and then randomly shoots up to 100% usage.
Can anyone offer any suggestions? Do you think this is hardware related? RAM? Mobo? If anyone can help or even suggest anything, I'd love to hear it.