Strange Laptop Problem
Hi, I recently had to reformat my compaq presario 2195us as I had an issue when playing video files that I couldn't resolve (it would freeze after a couple of seconds playback while the audio continued, trying to stop or close the media player would result in a complete system freeze no matter what player i used)
After reformatting I installed winxp pro which solved the video issue, however now my computer seems to go into fits every now and again - the cpu fan will rev to full, everything slows down to snails pace and when I benchmark the computer in this state it performs very badly indeed, it seems to be about 30% as powerful as it should be, however when I benchmark it when its not being slow everything seems fine.
To do away with the simple suggestions, I have checked for background processes and there is nothing that seems to be causing this, I have ended them all except vital system ones and it doesn't help. I have also scanned for viruses and found none - and even when its playing up, task manager reports plenty of system resources free and an almost idle processor.
If anyone has any idea what the problem might be i'd be very grateful for some help as it is really starting to annoy me!