I just built a custom computer and after installing most of the basic software everything was running fine... had let it set for a couple of days while waiting on the new CD key for ACAD and now when trying to install it is TOTALLY bogged down. When opening the task manager it shows the CPU to be running at 100% all the time, not 99, not 98 ever... no matter what I try to run or turn off it never drops below 100% (until I power down it drops 100->45->15->0). Obviously something is wrong there, and nothing has been installed aside from Win 2k Pro, latest Win update online, Nero, & Adobe.
I am wondering if this might be a hardware issue with the CPU itself, when I recieved it (from Newegg.com) it had a single bent pin (3rd or 4th from bottom corner from pin 1). I use to work for Motorola building circuit boards so it did not bother me to bend it back myself, knowing proper ESD proceedures, and like i said had no problems with it the 1st few days.
Just curious if anyone would have any input on this situation.
Here is a list of hardware:
Intel 2.4GHz 533M 478pin cpu
Aopen AX4GRPRO 845G mb
512MB DDR PC2100
WD 40GB HD
ASUS CD, & ASUS CDR/W
Any sugestions would be much appreciated.
I doubt it's a virus. As he said he hasn't installed enough software to get a virus and he obviously knows about windows update. My money is on the Adobe license manager, but until we know the process name, it's useless guessing on what it is.
Win 2000 does not have a msconfig utility.
You'll have to downlaod a ripped XP copy and place it in the windows directory.
Just get a tool called regcleaner if you want to do things like that anyway.
As for the cpu usage. Try do what others have touched on , open up task mananger and see what's hogging the cpu.
If it's not a critical process then disable it on start up and see how you go...