Hello everyone. I am in need of serious help. Usually I am always able to eliminate and narrow down the possibilities of a problem, and therefore fix it. But this time I'm at a loss.
My computer was running fine and then one day I shut it down (which is rare for me..I know..thats bad.) But anywho, I came back later that day started it up and thats when the trouble started. The computer would sit on the windows loading screen for over a minute, then it would eventually load. Now I seem to have high cpu usage and its very laggy. You can even tell thats its lagging just by moving the mouse around in circles you can see it almost "stick".
I have done the obvious. I have run the following programs:
Panda Active Scan Online
Spybot Search and Destroy
I found no viruses and a few spyware things I got rid of.
I also defragmented and ran SFC /Scannow
I tried to think of programs I may have just installed that may be conflicting with windows and uninstalled anything that I thought was recent.
I can also tell the computer is running laggy because when I am running absolutely no programs and go to watch an avi file on my computer, the audio skips (and sometimes video) which it wasn't doing before. I use to watch movies even when other programs were running and it ran fine.
Your next question would probably be what processes are running when cpu usage is high and what are they at. I went in and eliminated a bunch of stuff upon startup, however I DO have norton which takes up a lot of resources, but never caused this problem before. The only time I really see the cpu usage go high is when I go to open a folder or program. So not sure that the cpu usage being high is really the problem.
Other Information you may need:
Operating System: Xp Home Edition
OS service pack: Service pack 2
System Memory: 512MB
Video Adaptar: ATI RADEON 9550
Page File: 305MB used, 942MB available
Free Space: 16.6 GB
Motherboard: 23C (73 F)
CPU: 49C (120F)
Aux: 26C (79F)
CPU: 4167 RPM
Chasis: 2109 RPM
Processes Currently Running:
System Idle Process
Seems like a lot of process running to me. However a lot have to do with windows and Norton antivirus/firewall. All this stuff was running before and never had this problem. So shouldn't have to do with these processes running.
I can still run the computer and open programs ect. But I know something is wrong. Its lagging and not acting like it was before shut down.
Any suggestions, ideas? If you need any more information. Please let me know. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.