Recently, I've noticed that my computer is getting less response. I have a 4 year old Vaio currently running Windows 7. (Win7 was installed less than a year ago.) The "progress spinner" mouse cursor appears frequently - once every two seconds, lasting about 3/4 of a second or so.
Sometimes when I reboot the computer, the problem goes away. Sometimes it doesn't.
Looking in the task manager reveals 15+ instances of
rundll32.exe running, as well as
wdm.exe taking up the most memory.
The machine is not particularly hot.
What can I do about this?
Update: Event Viewer reveals that Windows Live Mesh is perpetually crashing and restarting. Interesting. The problem is now gone; and the Mesh errors aren't showing up any more. Perhaps that was the issue.