Originally posted by plot
i have that problem sometimes too. i've found that it's caused by my USB joystick... whenever i unplug it, this happens. every so often the cpu usage spikes and computer freezes for 2-5 seconds...
so... have you unplugged any hardware lately? if so, either plug it back in or go in and remove the hardware profile for it.
Hm, only thing that I swap is my PS2 to USB pads and my connector for my digital camera.