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Originally Posted by kbk_75 View Post
5. Most bizarre, I just had my system go to 100% CPU utilization (verified under Performance in Task Manager) but when I checked Processes, none of them was using even 2%. My system was stuck on 100% CPU utilization, became totally unresponsive, and became absolutely SCALDING HOT as a consequence. I hit "STOP ALL INTERNET ACTIVITY" under Zone Alarm and the CPU utilization fell to around 50% but remained there. So I thought I would turn ZA off to see if that was hogging the resources. Turned it off and the CPU Util went straight back up to 100%. I had to hard power down the system.
I'm having the EXACT same problem. My MBP has worked perfectly under Vista for 3+ months, and suddenly today, my System process shoots to 100% and stays pegged on every reboot.

You can probably see the same if you select "see all processes".

The only changes I made were installing updates under OSX which includes Airport Extreme, battery, and DVD-RW updates. Perhaps one of these firmware updates messed something up?
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