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Dell Dimension 8250 PC running Windows XP SP2 has CPU always at 100%

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I have 2 Dimension 8250's and the CPU usage is alaways at 100%. I looked because my computer is always SLOW! i went to task manager and then it said CPU Usage: 100% can you help? i formatted my HD 4 times and all different ways and nohing works.

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  • Colton Gilbert Jan 22, 2009

    i have avast free antivirus because it takes 1 hour and like 36 min for just a 100mb file to download



    and what is a d config?

  • sutsav May 11, 2010

    What antivirus do you use ..could be a boot sector virus..
    could u pls give d config of ur machine?


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I guess it could be a virus, avast is not the best antivirus in my opinion, try to get a norton antivirus or NOD32 update it and run the scan, it ocuurs when a replicating virus copies files to all your HDD and is always busy...making system busy...and one more thing there could easily be a copy of the virus in your pen drive as well...

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