High CPU Usage problems

By subzer0
Mar 11, 2006
  1. Whenever I click and drag something, CPU usage goes to around 35% and if I double click a folder, it spikes to 70% then goes down. When I move my mouse, it goes to 15%, but when idle, it stays normal 0-2%. Also, my mouse happens to freeze alot, then continues to work after a second or so. The light on my mouse would flicker and sometimes go out completely. I have run many adware/virus checks, posted my HJT log, and followed all the steps with no solution. I would appreciate some help on this because it is completely unacceptable for a decent computer (AMD athlon 2.4 ghz) to become this laggy.
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Post another HJT.Howard will check it later(if you say pretty please).It could be soon time to reinstall XP.Sometimes spyware gets such grip on your system,that it works out quicker just to blow it all away and start again.
  3. peepnklown

    peepnklown TS Rookie Posts: 126

    Did you happen to run these programs (anti-virus, spy-ware) in Safe Mode?
  4. subzer0

    subzer0 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Actually I did not. Was i supposed to and does it make a big difference?
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    very big difference.. some nasties run hidden when you start up your pc normaly, so it has various ways to curcumvent any active scanners and will most of the time cause you trouble when you attempt to remove them when it does pick it up..

    although for everyday use its alright to scan them in normal mode..

    also you may want to consider chkdisk /f 'ing and defraging your drives as well...
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