Hello, I am new here, but I have no where else to go. I am hoping somewhere on here there is someone who can point me in the right direction with the information I can provide. I have been trying to help my brother with his computer lately, as I have a good grasp on the concept. (I'm no expert, but it all makes sense to me) He said he has been having issues with lag, his computer lags REALLY bad when he gives it a task as simple as opening the Start menu....
All I know about the computer is:
2.27GHZ Duo Core Processor
I'm not sure on the Graphics Card (I was to lazy to look)
I don't know What the Mother board is either
OS: Windows Vistax64 SP: 1
The first thing I did, was checked Task Manager to find out what is eating up the resources and all I saw was "System" running a process at 75-99% of the CPU the description is "NT Kernel & System". He hasn't downloaded anything new, he hasn't updated anything recently and the problem JUST started yesterday. He was playing a game on his computer (It's been there for a while) shuts his cpu down, then turns it on a few hours later and suddenly it is lagging unbelievably! I disabled indexing, I turned off superfetching and prefetching. I made sure hyper threading was enabled. I disabled all startup items and unfortunately I wasn't able to get any results. I started in safe boot and oddly enough, it was actually running steadily at 99% the entire time. Temperatures look normal, all operating conditions seems to be perfectly normal. I reseated the RAM just to be sure, I dusted off the inside of his tower, and lastly I ran a software called Process Explorer hoping it would give me a better rundown...it didn't. It just says that a process called system is running at 75-90% and system idle is running at 15-25%.
These are two pictures, the first one is the program called Process Explorer, the second is Task Manager in safe mode....ANY tips are greatly appreciated, and if you need any more information feel free to ask.