XP 100% CPU on Login, by random processes
I have a serious issue on my Windexs XP machine.
When I start it up it takes ages to login, then when I bring up task manager I find that its running at 100% CPU However, the process taking the CU are random (and there are usualy about 4 of them). They change a bit, but the CPU never drops below 100% at all.
I have to hit the reset button and try boot again to resolve the issue, usually it takes two or three times to get a login without the problem, and then I just put the machine in standby mode when I'm not using it.
I can't remember when this started happening, but its deffo more than a year ago.
Its not just services though ... Things like NetMeter or TaskbarShuffle take up the CPU ... Then whenever I kill the processes, the CPU doesn't drop below 100% for even a second as some other random process takes the CPU.
I know its not a virus ... What could it be ? Driver issue ?
Any suggested paths for resolution would be appreciated.