Had a black out here not too long ago, a program was going to reboot the computer prior however never had its chance. Now I can't use the computer any more due to lag, I spent 8 hours the other day fixing a hardware issue that caused latency spikes of 25ms which was effecting the whole system. Now the average latency has spiked from 2-3ms to 5-10 average which is making audio impossible with my current settings. The interrupts and DPCs are constant 15-20% the ntoskrnl is at 10-15%, i've had this issue before but now I don't have a clue why. I'm glad my system does restore points when uninstalling programs so I'll try that, but what is your opinion on this anomalous hardware activity? (reading the threads it looks normal, doesn't account for the usage.) I'll update if restore has no effect.