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CPU Usage Problem

For some odd reason, my CPU Usage (found in task manager) is always on 100% when I am on the internet looking at pages that have lots of animations and flash, such as . This causes everything to be very laggy and slow. My internet is quite fast - 6000Kbps Down and 768 Kbps Up. I also just recently reformatted my computer so there can't be a virus. Could it be a problem with the BIOS? I have the latest version. Should I downgrade a version? What could be the problem? Please help!!

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Not likely.

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"I also just recently reformatted my computer so there can't be a virus."

Since no OS was mentioned as well as what protection you used, it's worth noting that XP without service packs, antivirus and a firewall will be infected with a common worm within seconds of connecting to the internet.

The days of being able to do without said patches, antivirus and firewalls are long gone.


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No worms, viruses, spyware, etc.

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I installed Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 and have Norton Systemworks 2005 installed. I know that I don't have a virus because I scanned my computer right after this problem occured. Now, can you please try and help me solve my problem instead of trying to prove me wrong by saying that I can still gets worms and viruses just seconds after going onto the internet after a reformat. Thanks.

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You have to help too.

In reply to: No worms, viruses, spyware, etc.

Many don't dive in to help themselves.

But given your new post, what's left is an incomplete picture of said fresh install. Microsoft will not fetch latest drivers for motherboard and more, and you didn't mention it.

-> Why the incomplete postings? You don't have to answer this, but you could speed things along by supplying information upfront so we don't have to go down blind alleys.


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In reply to: You have to help too.

Okay you are right. I apologize. I did not think that that information was important in solving this problem. This being said, do you know of anyways that I can solve this problem? Thanks.

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1. Motherboard drivers and more.

The install of XP from Microsoft does not assure us that the OS is properly installed. There isn't enough details in your posts to determine if the OS is installed fully.

2. Pests. While you claim there is no pests, I'll offer to look at your HIJACKTHIS log to be sure. Just post it.

3. The XP DMA issue. Very easy to remove from this list. Just perform the procedure at If you do not perform the procedure, please tell why so I can finetune my suggestions.

4. After asking for what's in the forum note as a starting point, the make, model (what's asked for in the forum note) is still missing. This is not tech support but people helping people. You must dive in and push along with the forum members. Sorry if this seems too blunt.


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