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Friends laptop's CPU maxing out? Help please.

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Hello OCN.

My friend has been telling me about his laptop's CPU has been at 100% all the time, even when idling.. I tried to help him but I couldn't find any solution to the problem. Any thoughts on what you think the problem might be? He's a little tight on cash at the moment, so a new laptop really isn't an option.

Thanks guys biggrin.gif
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Obvious question-

Have you checked task manager to see what's doing it?
    
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Obvious question-
Have you checked task manager to see what's doing it?

Yeah he did, and he said nothing was unusual (but he's not a very tech guy so I'm not sure what to take of that). He lives quite the ways away so I'm not the one working on it.
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This is a VERY vague question sir and I require a little more in order to answer it correctly... >.>

Does he have an Anti-Virus on the machine?
What are the specs of the machine?
How long ago did he buy it?
What does he use it for?
How often does he restart it?
When was the last time he reinstalled Windows?

Answer those and I'll be able to help more.
     
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