You have a process that is using all your CPU's resources. Hit control alt delete at the same time on XP to view your task manager, select processes and watch it while your using your computer to see what the process hog is.
To resurrect this, the process hog is firefox. As of right now it's using 344,000 KB of memory.
"Inequality is a false notion propagated by those who are made to feel guilty for what they have by those who are jealous for what they don't"-Former MTV Host Kennedy
Can some of you tech whiz's explain to me why my computer tends to lag for a few seconds every 10 seconds or so? For example, I'll be scrolling a page and it will stop for a few seconds then start again. Or when watching a video it pauses every few seconds. How can I cure this?