Hi, I know this has been addressed but I am unable to fix the prob. with the soln's I have read (I hope I read them all...)
I have an Acer Aspire 3002wlmi laptop.. kept locking up the other day... couldn't shut it down or do anything, thought it must have been the HD, had it checked, others couldn't get it recognized on their systems - replaced HD and reinstalled from System Restore disk without any hassles.
CPU is still up around 70% with no apps being run. When I open an application and try to do any work it locks up. Even with no apps running I can't shut it down and the mouse pad and keyboard do not work (USB mouse & keyboard work when plugged in before booting up).
CPU is being used by System Idle & System. Running Process Explorer shows a process called DPCs - taking up to 50% of CPU... I am unable to kill this process & all the processes under System are Microsoft bar one from Acer. Kiling agl.exe didn't fix the problem either.....
Does anyone have any ideas please????