oops, I forgot one thing, and as there appears to be no EDIT button, here it is:
In the title, I mentioned "apps set to high priority". What I meant was that some apps/tasks are changing their priority levels on their own(in task amanager).
Onless I've changed anything, all tasks are set to normal. Right? But I've caught Explorer.exe setting it self to LOW and HIGH! And task manager setting itself to HIGH.
What is going on?
I don't know if this is the right forum but here goes...
I'm not computer-stupid but this problem has got me puzzled. Explorer.exe takes up 99% CPU and the computer freezes. If I end the task and RUN it again it jumps straight to 99!
But that was just the beginning. Now, any randomn program jumps to 99% for no reason.
Could it be spyware or a virus? Haven't found any yet. Now I run what I believe is a pretty good system protection. Spybot, Spyguard, Microsofts Beta, and AVAST free. I also know every process in the Task manager so I can detect any new intruder. But there is none.
I began to recieve about a dozen MICROSOFT ERROR REPORTS on start-up. This is hell! It says its a driver problem.
But I haven't installed anything conflicting recently. My suspicions fall on SUPER UTILITIES that I installed in the morning. I uninstalled that but still no good.
I did a system restore to 5 days back when I can be sure I was running fine, but to no avail.
Can anybody please point me to a possible solution? Is there anyway I can post a system log that might help?
Here is a brief:
WINXP PRO SP1
In my long experience, I've never had anything like this! I'm at my wits end!