I have a Windows 10 workstation on which the CPU usage suddenly has risen drastically without cause. The base CPU usage is much higher than it should be when technically idle and spikes happen at random intervals causing the CPU to go to 100% where it comes inoperable. Safe mode does not show any of this behavior. Reinstalling the OS has not been the solution. The event log is being spammed with hardware error warnings by the corresponding service (does not happen in safe mode). The machine was working fine before and fine for a few minutes after reinstalling Windows. Adding up the percentages in Task Manager/Resource Monitor does not yield the same amount as being shown as the total.
Any ideas what the cause could be?