CPU running at 100% but nothing running! HELP!
by gareth_sheep - 9/26/07 12:40 PM
I have a Celeron 2.5GHz, 760mb RAM running XP SP2. Now and again, my computer just grinds to a hault. Things still work, but very, very slowly. When I open task manager the performance tab reads CPU running at 100%, but when I click on Processes (and with all users checked) it read 00 in CPU column for ALL programs. Apparently nothing is running, yet the CPU is at full hilt. The only way to stop it is either wait it out and (most times) it eventually sorts itself out and returns to normal functioning or Restart. It is very annoying and shouldn't really happen.
Help, please help.