my computer is taking forever to get to a point where i can use it. when i open the task manager there are over 700 processes there..mutiple copies ove ones i know and like 300 numeric exe files that are described as merely "system service". gotta assume this is the issue. any help?
Sounds like virus to me....
If you can try to scan your computer with malwarebytes, and than with BitDefender online scan. http://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html http://www.malwarebytes.org/
If you having trouble try system restore, and than the scans.
I know it is not the best way to do it, but it simple, and you will do no harm it will cover most of the cases.
Than you can download and install software like glary utilities. http://www.glaryutilities.com/
You can run the "click maintenance" and than go to modules>optimize and improve>startup manager. Uncheck unwanted startup items. (you can get some info on the items by rating and description).
It is not professional way to do it...but it a good place to start.
Your excess CPU usage is due to too many programs running in the background. You can cut these to barebones by altering your msconfig. Here is how:
1. Open your Start menu.
2. Click Run
3. In the command screen type "msconfig.exe"
4. In the "system configuration utility",click either "service" or "startup" tab
5. Uncheck all programs that your are no longer using.
6. Click "OK"