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CPU using 1 cpu to 100% for no discernible reason

Sir Headless VIISir Headless VII Registered User regular
edited June 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
My computer is for some reason going really slowly. I think it is trying to defrag a hard drive that is no longer there but I can't be sure. For some reason on of the cores of my processor is being used to 100% all the time and there is no process in the task manager to account for it. This started to happen after I installed and formatted a hard drive and then removed it. I later found out that a scheduled defrag had started just after it finished formatting and right about when I turned off the computer. After turning off the computer I removed the drive and stuck it into an enclosure. now the computer boots REALLY slowly (generally hangs around the place where it looks for places to boot from) and runs really slowly (because one of the cores is being used to 100 all the time). So how can I tell what my processor is doing? and what could be causing my problems.

P.S. I have run the defragging tool again and checked for viruses with no success

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