Any Login Program: 99 CPU
This just randomly started happening the other day, and I can't seem to figure it out.
Whenever I open MOST programs that use the internet and/or require a login, the program freezes, and that program's CPU usage shoots up to 99. Luckily firefox and virus scanners (with the exception of AvGS which freezes the entire computer) still work. I haven't installed anything new between when it wasn't happening and when it was happening, I've run AvG, Ad-Aware, and Spybot S&D, and I've done a system restore to a week ago (long before it started).
It does it for pretty much any game with a patcher, Xfire, Steam, etc. Anything where it has to log in. And it's strange, for example I can OPEN xfire, I can even click login, but when it gets to the last second before it would switch from
logging in, to showing my friends list is when it decides to freeze.
Windows XP Professional
AMD Athlon XP 3200+
Radeon x850PE 256 AGP
1GB PC3200 DDR SDRam
512MB PC2100 DDR SDRam
Service Pack 2
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!