System CPU usage at 100%

Published: Saturday, 23 April 2005

Windows XP was taking forever to load up, and by inspecting the windows task manager we realised the “System” process was taking all of the CPU. Below are solutions that have worked for us.

Remove or disable new services

In our case, we disabled Trend Micro’s PC Cillin and Cisco VPN software. This allowed Windows to start up normally.