I have a client with an XP box (Duron 1.6, ECS board, 256MB DDR333 RAM, onboard video/audio/nic, Intel Modem, 40GB WD hard drive, Win XP )...
When they go to dial-up their internet connection and messenger tries to sign on the CPU spikes to 100% on the messenger process and stays there until you cancel the Messenger login. they have been using messenger since the PC was installed about a month ago and this is the first problem...any ideas? anyone else having trouble?
I personally have an XP Pro box on a cable modem and i don't have any trouble with messenger.
The problem machine has AVG Antivirus software and it is up to date, it does nto find any viruses. I have ran Ad-Aware and while it did find a bunch of junk...the messenger problem still persists. It had all necessary Microsoft updates at the time i installed it...
My network admin at work told me today his sisters PC, also with a dial-up connection and XP is having the exact same problem with messenger.
Any help would be appreciated.