Win98SE CPU Load Problem in A7V

-Note- I originally posted this in the motherboard section and then realized that this is only happening in 98SE. The load problem does not appear in Win2k or Linux. So, can anyone help me figure out this problem??

The Offense:
I seem to be getting unusually hy cpu loads even with nothing running. It hovers around 35-44%. This is with no other drivers but the default ones from the windows install. Installing all the necessary hardware drivers and OS updates does not allieviate the load, but it seems that the load goes down to normal if i keep the mouse pointer moving. If I run some games or hy load appz, it'll jump up to around 75% and hover there until reboot. Anyone else encounter this or even check to see if this problem occurs on your system? It doesn't seem to affect system performance, but i would like to know why it's loading up like that. I've used the Windows Resource Meter and VitalSign's Net.Medic to find out the cpu loads.

The Offender:
Windows 98SE
Asus A7V Bios 1005C
Duron 700Mhz
128MB Kingston PC66 SDRAM
Creative TNT2M64 32MB PCI video
Intel Pro/100+ Management NIC
SB Live! Value
Initio 9100UW Controller with 3 4.5GB Quantum Viking IIs Creative 52X IDE CDRom Drive
Mitsumi PS/2 Scroll Mouse
Generic PS/2 101 Key Keyboard
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  1. With the help of the trusty DNet Client, i've determined that the load is a spoof! Anyone know of a bug in the way Win98 reports CPU Load(kernel usage) to applications in duron/via chipset based systems?
  2. Try reverting back to the 1005a bios. A budd of mine had a similiar prob with his IDE raid setup. I think its because your using an addon HD controller and this boggles windows feeble brain.Also try the 4.25 4in1's from via. Hope it helps, laterz.

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