All of a sudden my computer is as slow as molasses. When it should be idleing, it has a 30%-50% cpu utilization. I reformated/reinstalled windows XP, and that didn't solve the problem. It's a 1gz athlon with 512 meg memory.
Any ideas on what could cause the problem? I'm wondering if it could be hardware related, since the problem appears right after a reinstall.
The "Current transfer mode" should be one of the DMA's.
Solution: Try reinstalling XP on clean install (eeek)or use "Intel Application Accelerator", I spent >4 hours last night with a minor disaster and I used it to get the CPU utilisation down. I had high CPU utilisation when heaps was happening on the desktop and it was caused by disk usage.
*Do not modify registry settings on XP unless you know a way to restore it.