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Hard Drive Constantly Running, High resource usage

Question: Hard Drive Constantly Running, High resource usage

Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_ca&c=91&bd=Pavilion&pf=cndt" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_ca&c=91&bd=Pavilion&pf=cndt" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_ca&c=91&bd=Pavilion&pf=cndt
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.lhjmq.qc.ca/lang_en/index.php?page=427645
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_ca&c=91&bd=Pavilion&pf=cndt
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_ca&c=91&bd=Pavilion&pf=cndt
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Microsoft Live Search Toolbar Helper - {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f} - c:\Program Files (x86)\MSN\Toolbar\3.0.0541.0\msneshellx.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Microsoft Live Search Toolbar - {1E61ED7C-7CB8-49d6-B9E9-AB4C880C8414} - c:\Program Files (x86)\MSN\Toolbar\3.0.0541.0\msneshellx.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdobeCS4ServiceManager] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CS4ServiceManager\CS4ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\wpclsp.dll
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5 Control) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/2008.10.10_v5.5.8/FacebookPhotoUploader5.cab
O16 - DPF: {4871A87A-BFDD-4106-8153-FFDE2BAC2967} (DLM Control) - http://dlm.tools.akamai.com/dlmanager/versions/activex/dlm-activex-2.2.5.0.cab
O16 - DPF: {D1E7CBDA-E60E-4970-A01C-37301EF7BF98} (Futuremark SystemInfo) - http://service.intelcapabilitiesforum.net/global/FMSI.cab
O18 - Protocol: intu-qt2008 - {05E53CE9-66C8-4A9E-A99F-FDB7A8E7B596} - C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTax 2008\ic2008pp.dll (file missing)
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: @dfsrres.dll,-101 (DFSR) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\DFSR.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service 64 - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService64.exe
O23 - Service: GameConsoleService - WildTangent, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP Games\My HP Game Console\GameConsoleService.exe
O23 - Service: HP Health Check Service - Hewlett-Packard - c:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\hphc_service.exe
O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service - Prolific Technology Inc. - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\IoctlSvc.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\SLsvc.exe,-101 (slsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: StarWind AE Service (StarWindServiceAE) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Program Files (x86)\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

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Answer: Hard Drive Constantly Running, High resource usage

Anyone?

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The last couple of days my pc's hard drive has been turning/running without any stop as long as the machine is on. I have not insatlled any new software or hardware in a long time.

I've run the following scans:
1) TrendMicro's HouseCall (online) which didn't come up with anything.
2) SpyBot: nothing
3) Ewido anti-malware: nothing
4) Microsoft's malware program: nothing
5) Microsoft's virus scan (using OneCare Live Beta)
6) Ad-Aware: found 1 Tracking cookie (a data miner, IECache Entry)
7) Windows Defender is running all the time
8) I've deleted all cookies, emptied temp files and IE temp files
9) I've performed disk clean-up using Windows disk clean
10) Did disk defrag last Wednesday
11) Performed Norton on-line virus scan: nothing
12) Performed Norton on-line security scan: nothing

Any idea what else I can try?

I have Windows Desktop Search installed, but even when I stop it from running, my hard disk continues to run so I don't think this is the issue.

Tor-Eddie
 

Answer:Hard drive always running - high CPU usage

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Help needed! recently my Dell xpsl502x laptop has started behaving different from normal. 1st the RAM usage went up to above 50% then a few days later the fan started running hard and now the cpu usage has increased from the normal 4% to 35%. I've run avast deep scan (found conduit-d (PUP)) and automatically placed in chest. run avast startup scan. installed and run ccleaner. installed and run adwcleaner. Still have problem..
Any advice would be appreciated?
Thanks
Mike
PS - How do i copy task manager and system details into msg so you guys can see whats going on, tried print screen and paste..?

Answer:high cpu and ram usage plus fan constantly running

thanks Jock1e, will try those out
CPU usage in order:-
System idle process 70%
mftutil.exe 20%
wmiprvse.exe 5%
rubyw.exe *32 01%
although above are constantly fluctuating

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Hi there, in the past week, I've started to notice my laptop behave more sluggishly and become quite slow when it would have otherwise handled the amount of applications open etc without any problems.

Scans with antiviruses over the past few weeks have flagged up removed so called viruses/ trojans , so I'm not sure whether this may have lead to my laptop suddenly becoming quite slow?

Please help :) Below is the DDS scan result and attached are the other logs requested.


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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by JKGill at 2344 on 2011-09-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.4058.2761 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimal... Read more

Answer:Laptop starting to run slow&constantly running at high CPU Usage ,frequently AT 100%

Also just to let you know, when I opened gmer , all of the top boxes were greyed out from system to libraries. so I performed the scan like this

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The cpu runs constantly even when no application is in use.  Cooling fan also.  Confirms with task mgr.  Can U Help?

Answer:Ideapad cpu runs constantly, with fan. 40-100%High memory usage even when no application running

hi cptmclark,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
It's possible that there are applications running on the background that's causing the issue. Try to open resource monitor (press Win+X > Computer Management > Performance (left pane) > click Open Resource Monitor) and from there, you can check which applications are eating up memory.
 
You can also perform a clean boot to isolate non-microsoft apps that's causing the high CPU/memory usage. From there, you can enable your personal apps and services (i.e. antivirus, iTunes etc.) and then enable lenovo apps one by one and observe.
 
 
Best regards.
neokenchi

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Why it is using so much Resource?
 

Answer:High Resource usage - Problem

is it always or sometimes ? if sometimes than it is indexing a lot of files
 

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

Answer:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Hello everyone, I've been having a very weird problem recently, in which I BELIEVE is involving high physical memory usage. Sometimes I will be doing things such as playing a game, or watching a stream, and my computer will run fine for a little while. But at random times, my computer will majorly slow down and sometimes even crash. If it doesn't crash, sometimes it will get so slow to the point where I have to hold down the power button and manually shut it down. Every time my computer slows down I notice it is using a TON of physical memory. It's actually happening right now. My computer is going very slow and it's using 6.22 GB memory out of 8. There are no big programs running right now, so I don't understand why it's being slow. I hope someone is able to help. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Update: I just tried to open chrome, and the computer froze completely. It would not unfreeze. After leaving it frozen for a minute or two, the screen went black. This is becoming very frustrating.

Answer:Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab when the problem occurs.

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I'm posting here because we are talking about performance and resource monitor.

As I have noticed before, my machine last night started being quite audible, sounding really busy. When I looked in task manager and performance and resource monitor I noticed that my cpu usage was running between 55% to 70% without Firefox or IE8 being loaded. This may be normal, yet my question is why could I not see that usage in either monitors? Something under system (kernel......?) was showing the biggest usage of about 20% but the rest of the list showed either 0% or perhaps a few kept fluctuating between 1% to 2% but there was nothing I could see that added up to what I was being told the usage was. My memory usage at that time was about 23% to 25%, disk usage 1%. So, what kept my machine so busy? This morning all is back to normal cpu around 3%, memory about 33%.

Answer:High CPU usage in Performance and Resource Monitor?

I would first check to see what programs are scheduled to perform scans around that time. Depending on the settings (daily, weekly, etc) it may take a while for it to recur.

When you open up Task Manager, go to the Processes tab.
Make sure that you click on the button in the lower left that says "Show processes from all users:
Then click on the View menu item, then on the Select columns menu item.
Place checkmarks in the I/O Reads and I/O Other boxes and click OK to exit the dialog.
Then expand the Task Manager window so that you can read the columns (you can double click on a column header to sort by that column).

Then wait for it to happen again - and check for the highest numbers in each of the columns. Let us know what you find and we can work from there.

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I have my Outlook 2007 configured to use Exchange over HTTP. This is at my home machine.

I've been noticing lately ( leave it open all the time) that my notebook has been very hot lately... That, and hard drive is constantly doing something. But more than anything, just very hot.
Looking in Task Manager, CPU was like 40%- top of the list.

So I shut it down, and shortly after that (and for awhile now), it's been fine.

My question is what the heck is it doing? Is utilizing Exchange over HTTP that taxing on it? I also have a POP account, but I wouldn't think that would be my issue!
 

Answer:Vista and Outlook = High resource usage?

Well honestly I been very unimpressed with Outlook since 2003. Microsoft needs to sit down and optimize it IMO. Its nothing but a resource hog, talks seconds to respond, and half the time the damn thing crashes on me for just downloading a attachment. Moved to Thunderbird and its been nothing but great for me. I understand you need Exchange and cant move to Thunderbird though. Is Outlook constantly talking to Exchange and updating its information on a non stop basis? You should take a look at settings like that and see what exactly Outlook is doing.
 

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Hey All, I'm not the best with Computer Hardware I guess you could say, however I've been noticing that my H30 is using a lot of RAM even if my computer is just running Chrome, Steam and at times TeamSpeak. Right now, I'm running those programs and Skype. Task Manager says that my Memory usage is at 61%, here is a screenshot of the Memory Tab in Task Manager. http://i.imgur.com/Phj2cnH.png As I say, I'm not the best with Computer hardware and all but, should the Memory Usage really be that high, just running such a small amount of programs, it increases a lot higher when I start playing games such as Red Orchastra 2 and Grand Theft Auto V. Does anyone have any information regarding this, or suggestions. Thanks,Ben

Answer:H30 - High Memory Usage High Constantly

Hey there. That is completely normal, the Windows OS does take up some memory. However, if you feel that the computer is slow or is laggy, you can upgrade your RAM. They are typically easy to upgrade and not too expensive.

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Hiya All.Does anyone know why my "C" partition should show a much higher usage than expected.Right click on Properties on C shows a size of 4.3gb, but when you property each individual folder within the drive you only get 2.0g.System Restore is turned off as soon as I re-install the op sys.Are there hidden files on the drive being created some where...?I have show all files in the tools option switched on.Am I missing the plot somehow or the other.Many Thanks for any Help.

Answer:C Hard drive showing high usage.

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My computer's hard drive seems to almost continually be in use. Soemtimes it is frenetic, while at other times the activity is slower, but constant. This can't be good for the drive, and it is clearly slowing down my pc. Even web browsing is slowed by this condition.

The activity continues unabated even if I haven't touched the keyborad or the mouse for hours. Rarely is the hard drive quiet.

I have pasted my system information from Belarc below, but will certainly provide whatever else is required.


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Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Jreadspc (in WORKGROUP)
Profile Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009 8:52:27 AM
Advisor Version: 8.1b
Windows Logon: James R. Eads

Operating System System Model
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) HP-Pavilion GM276AA-ABA a6167c
System Serial Number: MXX7270LJB
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: ECS Nettle2 1.0
Bus Clock: 201 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.12 06/11/2007
Drives Memory Modules c,d
400.09 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
156.83 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM dr... Read more

Answer:Hard drive constantly running

Open up Task Manager by right clicking on the Task Bar
Select the Processes tab
Select the View menu item, then select the Select columns menu item
Select I/O Reads and I/O Other, then click OK to accept those changes
Select the "Show processes for all users" button in the lower left of the window
Resize the Task Manager window so you can see all the columns
Double click on the I/O Reads column header (to sort by that column)
Look for values that are excessively high in the I/O Reads or I/O Other.
Let us know the Image name for the processes that are causing this.

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In the last 2 days my main drive has been running continuously in short bursts - as if it's sending messages home to the mother ship. The only processes which show as running are taskmgr and Idle Process (out of the 75 processes present).

I have completed the entire virus scan as directed and a number of 'normal' looking adware and data miner type files were deleted.

The Hijack This log is attached.

Two questions:

1. Is there something in the log that looks like a virus?
2. Are there any programs out there which can look at the drive and tell me what's running?

Many thanks,

akpud
 

Answer:Hard Drive constantly running

Please download HOSTER and then follow the below steps.
Unzip HOSTER to a convenient folder such as C:\Hoster


Run Hoster.exe, click Restore Original Hosts and then click OK.


Click the X to exit the program.

Now scan with HijackThis and Check the Boxes for the following:

Make sure All Browser Windows are Closed when you Click FIX.

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Uninstall BitDefender Online Scanner v8 - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.680news.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: www.whistler-blackcomb.com
O15 - Trusted Zone: www.whistlerblackcomb.com

Again, make sure All Browser Windows are Closed when you Click FIX.

NEXT:
Run CCleaner to clean up cookies and temp files.

Run full scans with Ad-Aware SE & Spybot S&D and have both programs fix what they find.
Note: Remember to get all updates before doing the scans.

Then, as an added precaution, Go to Start > Run and type: cleanmgr and then click OK. Make sure the boxes for these are checked:
Temporary Files
Temporary Internet Files
Recycle Bin

And Click OK.


After you complet... Read more

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My hard drive has been running constantly. The only way to stop it is to enter task manager. It has gotten to where I can?t run scandisk, defrag, nor burn CDs.I?m running 98 with 256MB of ram.I ran Compaq diagnostics and the RAM passed all test, but the hard drive failed a test called the ?Drive protection system test?.

Answer:Hard drive running constantly

When you say 'running constantly' I'm going to assume you mean it sounds like its always working, and the seek/access light on your PC is always on.  I'd like more information on how it stops when you enter the task manager.This sounds like (most likely) a problem with your HDD - I'd be expecting to buy another soon.  It could also possibly be a problem with the operating system (unlikely if it boots into windows fine) or your IDE controllers (unlikely if you can load windows fine and also unless you're getting crashes).Yep, sounds like a HDD on its way out (in a more unusual way).

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I've gone through all spyware recommended here, but still something is running in the background that wasn't before a few days ago. I notice that things move slower than before and several times the computer had frozen. No blue screen, but the keyboard completely stops responding. I do a hard reboot and everything seems is OK except the program or process or whatever is still running. I hear the drive crunching away.Any help would be much appreciated!Thanks,ChrisLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:41:19 AM, on 3/7/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ACS.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefW... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive Running Constantly

Hello GreenKeyHomes and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

My guess is that either Windows Defender or Norton is doing a scan, thus the hard drive activity. If interupted, then it will simply restart when the system is rebooted. I would suggest that you post a question in the XP forum and let them do a little deeper analysis of what process is utilizing the CPU and taking up the bulk of the system resources at the time of the hard drive activity.

Cheers.

OT

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I've had a couple or hard drive failures in recent years and I can't help but think its caused by the drive simply wearing out prematurely as a result of constantly clicking on/off. Even in the middle of night it doesn't stop. I've read that its the result of "systems services" doing god-only-knows what I've opened task manager and observed myriad things happening. Could be witchcraft for all I know. But I do know that you can't run mechanical devices like that in a non-stop on/off mode for long periods and expect it to last long. Its like operating a taxi in NYC - frequent rebuilds due to stop-start driving.

Bottom line: I think Windows is killing hard drives. My question is whether there is anything we can do do mitigate this? Is it really necessary that windows is always doing something (even with internet cable disconnected)?

should add that my machine is only weeks old and the drives are all but empty, so whatever is going on Windows is doing it.

Answer:Hard Drive Constantly Running

If you open task manager and sort the colum for disk what is using the drive?

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Hi All
My other halfs PC running Vista seems to have its Hard disc running continously and it is very noisy and annoying as the disc seems to slow down and then speed up all the time she has the PC on.
She does do a lot of Family History on this machine and I wondered if that could be contributing to the running of the disc.
Any advice as to what can possibly be done will be great
Regards
Dakar

Answer:PC hard drive running constantly

maybe have a look in the Task Manager and see if anything running in Processes and CPU.
System Idle process should be showing about 97% if nothing running ,That is normal.Let us know if anything else using up the CPU.

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I just cleaned my computer's virus with Combofix and everything worked fine, but now my hard drive doesn't stop running. It never used to run this much. I've defragged and ran all the antivirus programs out there but the problem hasn't gone away. Any help would be cool.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:14:55 PM, on 3/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXEC:\WINDOW... Read more

Answer:Hard Drive Constantly Running

Does anybody have a clue as to what this could be? I've checked the task manager and everything seems fine. The disk doesn't seem to start running constantly until about 30minutes after the computer is turned on. Please help.

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Greetings all. Ive been having an issue with my PC and im hoping for some help.

This is a computer i built, and its been marvelous. It has a Core2Quad 2.4ghz, 4gb 667mhz ram and a 500gb Hdd.

My problem has been that the hard drive wont stop read/writing. Even after its been left alone over night, and for hours on end, ill look at it and it'll still be active. Its also extremely sluggish, even after a clean install of W7, which i know is because of the hard drive.

Im wondering if i can get a second, third or fouth opinion... but im thinking that the HDD might be bad and its time for a new one. Ive tried reinstalling windows, and its still slow to load, and take for-freaking-ever to boot.

Thank you for any assistance.

Answer:Hard drive Constantly running

Run the tests from the hard drive manufacturer.

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop. I was running Vista and about 2 weeks ago I decided to upgrade to Windows 7. After the upgrade, things worked beautifully, but a few days ago my hard drive began running constantly and still is. Whether I leave it alone or am working on it does not seem to matter, yet system performance seems unaffected by it.

I am a novice computer user so straight forward instructions or explanations are more than welcome.

Thanks.

Answer:hard drive running constantly

It always runs when the PC is booted unless your power settings are set to turn it off after some time.

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I've scrubbed for spyware, viruses and defragged. Now running Win XP SP2, 1 GB RAM, P4 3GHz CPU with Kerio Personal Firewall, NOD 32 and Sunbelt SpySweeper.

FWIW, the drive runs constantly, even at the DOS screen before loading Win XP Safe Mode (keeps running in Safe Mode); also runs at normal WinXP logon screen before entering password.

Odd thing, it seems to run apps comfortably fast. The CPU load seems quite low. I just can't figure out why the drive runs all the time. I've looked at the data from Sysinternals Filemon - virtually all the activity is the E: drive (SATA drive described above).

Any thoughts?

Answer:Hard Drive Running Constantly

There are various Windows maintenance processes that run whenever other aps are not consuming all the resources so a constantly running HD is normal.

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Can some of you folks take a look at this HJT log to see if I have a problem. On my office computer, which runs 24/7, when I come into the office in the morning I have to reboot the machine because the hard drive is working and essentially will not allow any applications to work. This has happened each morning fro the last month. Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:31:44 AM, on 11/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.3244 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.17184)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2pre.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$ACT7\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ofps.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

Answer:Hard drive constantly running?

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It seems as if my hard drive on my compaq presario v2000 is constantly running which causes programs that I use to run slow. I have windows xp and I have tried several things (help troubleshooter, hp total care) but nothing solves the problem. I think I just have too many programs running at the same time but I don't know how to address this situation without screwing anything else up. I also am running a version of microsoft office that lets just say..I didn't pay for. Some of the other programs that I have are BearShare, zip forms (for Realtors), norton anti virus, webroot spy sweeper and Itunes. I have also downloaded 4 disk clean and big fix from the major geeks website hoping they would have identified the problem but they were unsuccessful. Does anyone know what the problem is?
 

Answer:hard drive is constantly running

Use task manager to identify the programs that are running. You should see one that has high cpu usage.
 

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Please help, the hard drive on my desktop pc is constantly running and it is slowly torturing me into insanity...here's a copy of a log from Hijack This (saw this remedy on another post). Thank you for whatever help

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I have recently purchased and installed a new hard drive. It is a WD Caviar 16MB cache SATA 2 7200rmp 250 GB. (running as SATA 1 because mother board only supports SATA 1). I have noticed that it is horribly slow when the drive is being written to, also the processor usage spikes to 80-100% during the writing. I have concluded it's just during the writing because the computer boots fast and seems just fine when reading from the drive.

I have Windows XP installed, and running the latest updates. The driver for the the HD is a Windows SCSI driver. I have looked on the WD website for their driver, but have not had any success finding it. The only software that came in the retail box is the WD Data Lifeguard application, but it doesn't have an option for installing drivers.

I've read some posts about DMA and PIO settings, but I'm not sure if that only applies to IDE drives.

Thank you in advance for the help.
 

Answer:Processor usage very high when writing to hard drive

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Hi everyone,
 
(Note: I also posted this over at Microsoft Forum, so I'll be getting some help from them, too, hopefully.)
 
Been browsing the forum, but the answer to each problems seems highly specific to each instance of the problem, so I don't see an alternative to posting this question and hoping for some individualized feedback here.  Thank you in advance for your help.
 
Before I get to the problem, I'll provide some system specs:
 
Dell Latitude E6430 Laptop
Intel i5-3210M CPU @ 2.5 GHz
3.88 GB RAM
Windows 7 Pro (SP1) (64-bit)
 
 
Recently, I've noticed that some unknown thing is hogging resources far beyond the usual amount even when the computer is idle.  Right now for example, I only have Task Manager and Chrome (2 tabs) running yet my CPU usage is hovering just under 40% (of 2.5 GHz processor) and my physical memory is at 43% (of 3.88 GB installed memory).  This is much higher than it should be.  Here is a pic of Task Manager:
 

 
I can see two obvious problems when I look at this.  First, the NT Kernel and System is using up way too much of the CPU.  Since that's a Windows process, obviously I can't just disable it, but I don't even know where to begin in looking for causes to that.
 
The second problem that I see is that there are well over 100 processes running (often upwards of 120).  I remember back in the day with older Windows OS, I liked to keep this well under 50.  But a... Read more

Answer:High Resource Usage-Multiple problems incl. NT Kernel & System

Posting a topic at two different websites...is self-defeating, IMO.
 
There is no one way to troubleshoot...and all members at a sight don't necessarily see things in the same way...so all you do when you post at multiple sites is increase the chance of having conflicting suggestions/approaches.
 
I suggest that you go with the topic at a Microsoft forum.  If that fails to yield satsifaction, that would be the time to seek out other sources...one at a time .
 
Louis

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Hello all. Seems to be slower when I have all (4) of my USB sockets filled. Thanks in advance.JonLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 21:41, on 12/14/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\StkASv2K.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\... Read more

Answer:slow CPU / Hard Drive constantly running

Hi JonnyBGoode,

My name is Syler and i will be helping you to get your computer cleaned up. Please give me some time to look over your log
and I will get back to you as soon as i can.

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This was posted to the hardware forum (http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,134574.0.html), but it hasn't been getting many replies and I think it may be more of a Windows problem than a hardware problem.I recently re-installed XP SP3 on my old computer and after a few hours of use I touched my external WD Elements and noticed it was running even though I wasn't using any files on it. I only use this drive to store my music and other media. On the previous Windows installation it would spin down whenever nothing was being read from it. This is what shows up when I use Unlocker to see which programs are using it:It seems like some Windows service is using it, but I have no idea which one.So far I've disabled indexing and system restore on the drive, but Unlocker shows that svchost.exe is still using the same paths. Any ideas on what to try next?

Answer:External Hard Drive Constantly Running

I know that antivirus's sometimes hold onto drives for realtime protection. Are you running an antivirus, if so which one. I dont know of a way to disable an antivirus's realtime protection of drives without disabling the antivirus itself which  defeats the purpose I having protection. If you ever see activity and your not accessing drive it can be antivirus scanning for issues.There is also an option under power management to have drives stop spinning after a certain period of inactivity too. I also had a Netgear NAS that as part of the configuration I remember it having a performance or power saving mode and in power saving mode drives would sleep until addressed. This slowed the response time to get data since the drive had to spin up and the data read etc, but was better than wasting a small amount of electricity and having hard drives constantly spinning in an environment where we had 2 cats that would climb around the computers and occasionally knock something over. A drive that is not spinning is safer than one that is spinning when the drive gets jarred.Did your drive come with any configuration software which might have options for performance or energy saving to which you might be able to configure it through the OEM external drive manager like my NAS had.

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Hello

My hard drive is continually running.

I have read the other similar posts and followed the malware removal guide ... logs attached.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Constantly Running - Malware?

Additional Logs
 

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I have closed all the programs in sys config. and except for the virus protection a program or something is running non stop in the background causing the computer not to function as it should, any thoughts?
I can't even download this TSG Sysinfo file above.
 

Answer:windows 7 hard drive constantly running

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Hello, I have a Dell Dimension 4700, its about 4/5 years old. Running Windows XP home edition with Mcafee Total Protection. Been fine till now!

Back in July I reformated my hard drive (after backing it up in June), I had gotten a nasty virus and all my research said reformating was the best thing. So all was ok until about the end of August.

I have run the virus scan, I ran spybot, I have even gone to msconfig and disabled all start up items and it is still doing the constant running. Though I just looked at the start up items and CTFMON is checked again, I didn't enable it. I even tried a system restore and it fails for every date I have selected so far, can't remember when exactly it started doing this sometime shortly before Aug 25th

So while googling I found this site and the following old thread :http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/631281-solved-hard-drive-always-running.html

A moderator named CyberTech suggested downloading something called HJTInstall.exe

Would that be the thing to do and could someone walk me through the results?

Thanks!!!
 

Answer:Solved: Hard drive constantly running

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My wife is running Window XP Home Edition on an IBM TP600E, with a very small hard drive (4GB), of which there's about 600MB of space available. I'm not sure it's worth updating to a larger drive for a computer this old, but I guess I'm open to that option.

What I'm really wondering is, that when the laptop is idle or when you first launch a program, the laptop just seems to be "furiously searching" the hard drive, and is consequently very slow to respond initially. Granted, there's not a lot of hard disk space available, and I have de-fragmented the hard drive recently, but is there anything I need to be doing (or can do), to make the laptop more immediately responsive on demand - and reduce that constant hard drive "searching". I'll concede that the hard drive "searching" and the laptop initial responsiveness may be unrelated, but my spider sense is tingling - and tells me that they are.
 

Answer:Constantly Running Hard Drive - Searching, But For What?

I'd think first step should be pulling up the Task Manager and attempting to see what uses most CPU. If that doesn't help, in Task Manager go to View > Select Columns > check the checkboxes with names I/O Reads, I/O Writes, I/O Read Bytes and I/O Write Bytes and click OK. You'll get four more columns. Sort each column by highest value and see which process uses the HDD most.
 

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My hard drive is always going full bore, and is driving me nuts. After taking a look at a couple other threads I saw that posting an HJT log can help diagnose the problem. Here is the log. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:14:29 PM, on 20/08/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Bell\Sympatico Security Advisor\SSA.exe
c:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Windows\vVX3000.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nikon\Monitor\NkMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10c.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.... Read more

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Hi everyone. I recently re-installed XP SP3 on my old computer and after a few hours of use I touched my external WD Elements and noticed it was running even though I wasn't using any files on it. I only use this drive to store my music and other media. On the previous Windows installation it would spin down whenever nothing was being read from it. This is what shows up when I use Unlocker to see which programs are using it: It seems like some Windows service is using it, but I have no idea which one. What should I do?

Answer:External Hard Drive Constantly Running

You can safely turn off indexing on that drive by right clicking it selecting Properties and unchecking it in the 1st or 2nd Pane...Did you happen to install the Elements software for it ? ?I'm not a big fan of it...

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16270 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228936 MB, Free - 114930 MB; D: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 708538 MB; G: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 209518 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z87X-UD3H-CF
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Hijack this log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 12:30:18 AM, on 11/1/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17344)

FIREFOX: 32.0.3 (x86 en-US)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\Origin.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\APSDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Media Server\DivXMediaServer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ControlCenter4\BrCtrlCntr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\Di... Read more

Answer:Iexplorer constantly running, hard drive getting full

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Been happening for a while but its getting to the point where my computer is almost unusable at multiple times throughout the day.
 
CPU Usage bounces from 65-100% most of the time.  My machine sounds like its constantly doing working.
 
I've run malware bytes and ccleaner and have Ghostery running on Chrome.... doesn't seem to help much.
 
svchost.exe seems to be always working extra hard even though I track it back to system32.
 
Any help?

Answer:Constantly high CPU Usage

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Recently I've noticed that my computer has been running very slow especially on start up. I looked at my task manager and noticed that my cpu usage is constantly around 85+ percent. The two things using it the most are svchost.exe and cmd.exe. I'm running windows 7 ultimate.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Cpu usage constantly high

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Originally Posted by drgentile777


Rmy cpu usage is constantly around 85+ percent. The two things using it the most are svchost.exe and cmd.exe...




Hi -

cmd.exe = command processor - should not be running unless you have a cmd/DOS screen open. Is there one open on the Taskbar?

svchost.exe = Service Host - runs multiple system services. You will usually find > 12 of these

RIGHT-click on the svchost.exe in Task Manager and see what services are running under it

Also check the Resource Monitor - CPU tab -
START | type perfmon /res

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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My CPU Usage is constantly high and yet nothing in the task manager seems to be using much or any of it. The picture below will show what I meanhttp://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a237/The...pg?t=1257218963Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:22:59 PM, on 11/2/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18319)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exeC:\bbLean\blackbox.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gametap.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage constantly high

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Hello, I recently got an x200s from a legit ebay lenovo seller that came with an upgraded 500gb 7200rpm hard drive. The problem is that the hard drive is running at All times. I can tell from the sound as well as slight vibration. Even with the lowest power settings, and just letting it idle, it runs. I tried playing with the power manager, and having the hard drive stop activity after 30 seconds of inactivity, it keeps running. I turned off indexing on the c as well as the lenovo back up drive, its still running. The hard drive activity light is only flickering, and the processes seem totally normal. What is up? I'd say this also has to be the reason i'm only getting like 2 hours with the 4 cell  and very low power settings, which is unacceptable.  Any thoughts?Thanks guys

Answer:Hard drive constantly running and ruining battery life

oh and its windows 7.

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HP pavilion dv5-1235dx laptop always saying, "high cpu usage by internet explorer" even when I only have 1 window open...windows recently promped me to install recommended updates and since then it's been worse then ever.  Before that it would happen, but not as often.  Now it seems like everytime I'm on the web it says it.  Should I just do a system restore back to before I installed updates or should something else be done?
Thanking you in advance.

Answer:computer constantly says high cpu usage by ie

Hello jmichaels9999
Please try to download these few programs to desktop, and Copy and Paste any logs.
Please update us if you notice any change in computer operations (good or bad)
 
Note : All programs are free, and so is all help .......... Try to keep them in the order I have asked for them, and take your time.
 
First -
Download Screen317 Security Check from Here or Here and save it to your Desktop.
Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
Please Copy/Paste the contents of that document.
Note 1:: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to
Note 2. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message, (or similar) restart computer and Security Check should run
 
 
 
Next -
Please download MiniToolBox  to desktop to run it.
 Checkmark the following boxes:
List content of Hosts
Flush DNS
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
 Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)
 
 
Next -
Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<= Full Directions Here (only Copy / Paste the link)
 
 
Next -
Please download and run RKill by Grinler.
 A black DOS box will appear for a short time and then disappear.
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Hi, this if my first post, so please forgive me if I leave out any important details. I just came across this site after trying to figure out what was wrong with my girlfriend's computer. It's a Dell Inspiron 1521 running on Vista, and she has had it for about a year and a half now. However, soon after she got it, she has had trouble with it being extremely slow on startup and while running normally. CPU usage when doing absolutely nothing can range anywhere from 10-35%, and when actually doing stuff, it'll hit 100%. Currntly, physical memory is 1917 MB total, 1326 MB cached, and 12 MB free. There are currently 60 processes running for all users, which strikes me as a bit high.

I read some forums a few months ago and thought that perhaps the McAfee that came pre-installed was the problem, so I uninstalled that an installed AVG Free edition instead - which I think helped slightly, but it still feels extremely slow. I downloaded HiJackThis tonight and gave it a run after reading about it on some other sites, and so I'm attaching the log. I know there are some worms/Trojans among these, but I'm not sure exactly which ones I should remove and how I should go about removing it. I read the guide for HiJackThis, and it said to post on one of these forums if I had no clue I was doing, so here I am.

If there's any other information I can provide that would be helpful, please let me know, and thanks for your help in advance.
 

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Greetings, this just started today.
 
Windows 8.1 Dell Inspiron laptop here.
 
My Internet today is constantly saying that it is receiving at 7 Mbps, even when I'm not doing anything.  Looking in the Performance Monitor, the thing taking up the network is an svchost (netsvcs), but lists its address as "a23-216-11-90.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com" which I find suspicious.  There are other svchost.exe's; another one gives its address as "https-68-142-107-129.lax.llnw.net".  I am near that location geographically, but not sure what it is or why it's taking so much network. 
 
(While I was typing this the svchost taking up the most memory changed address to "cds1174.lax.llnw.net".)
 
Looking in the Details of Task Manager, I see many svchost.exe, but all are in C:\Windows\System32, so that appeared normal.
 
The Avast! icon in the tray is constantly spinning, which makes me nervous.  It just updated today, too.  I ran a Quick Scan with Avast! which returned no threats found.
 
Restarting the computer did not fix this behavior. 
 
I don't think this should be related to a Windows Update as I saw suggested somewhere else; a manual check for updates shows nothing is waiting.  But just in case:  also, looking through my Windows Updates, a couple of weeks ago, my Windows Defender said an update was cancelled.  Should I be alarmed by this; is there any way to make it update?  I use Avast! s... Read more

Answer:High network usage, Avast! constantly thinking, suspicious

Hello,
 
please download MiniToolBox by Farbar and save it to your desktop.
 
Run tool as Administrator and make sure that these options are checked :
 
Flush DNS
Reset IE Proxy Settings
Reset FF Proxy Settings
List Installed Programs
 
Post log here .
 
Step 2
 
Download TFC by OldTimer and save it to your desktop.
 
Run it as Administrator and click on Start button.
 
If programs need reboot, allow it to do so.
 
NOTE: IF your desktop disappears, don't panic, it's normal.
 
Step 3
 

Scan with Malwarebytes AntiRootkit
 
Please download MBAR and save it to your desktop.
 
Run tool as Administrator, tool will extract itself, and then launch.
 
Click Next to accept terms and conditions, and click Update to obtain latest definitions.
 
If malware is found click on Cleanup button , but make sure that Create restore point option is checked before proceeding !
 
Program will ask you to restart, allow it to do so.
 
Note: If you're experiencing internet connection issues or other anomalies after running MBAR and removal of rootkits, it is recommended to run fixdamage.exe located inside mbar folder. Run it as Administrator and press Y if asks you do you want to continue.
 
Step 4
 

Scan with Norton Power Eraser
 
CAUTION: NPE uses aggressive methods to detect and remove malware,so do not touch any of settings !
 
Download NPE by Symantec and save it to your desktop.
 
Run t... Read more

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My computer normally sat idle with 2% of the CPU being used. For some time now, the computer sounds like the hard drive is racing, and the CPU is being used 50% of the time.

I'm attaching a screen shot.

I think I understand that if the system idle program were at a high value, that would mean exactly that, the system was idle for most of the time.

The System is showing about 50 on the CPU tab (mem usage is 36k)
The System Ide Process is showing about 50 on the CPU tab (mem usage is 28K)
At the bottom of the Windows Task Manager it states the CPU Usage is 50%, with 55 processes running.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Racing - CPU at 50 percent usage when no applications are running

Also cannot get my computer to shut down it just hangs, so I have to unplug it to get it to shut down. (I"ve left it on all night to see if it would shut down, and it won't)
 

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I have a DV7T-1000 hp
version 6.6.6002 service pack 2 build 6002
x86-based pc
bios hp f.12 8/28/2008
smbios version 2.4

My fan has recently started running almost constantly and loud. I have gone into msconfig and gotten rid of everything that doesn't need to run. The computer will do this when stationary with fan area hanging off of table exposed. When I sleep it or shut it, the light on the exterior of the computer (that says hp) stays on and the fan runs on high. I don't believe there is dirt in there. Around the same time, I noticed number lock and the keypad on the side stopped working.

could part of this be that I have never replaced the battery?

What else could it be?

I have run every spyware program known to man (malwarebytes, superantispyware, etc)

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:My Fan is running constantly on high

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Since installing 10, my CPU seems to be running ~130% frequency continuously. This isn't necessarily awful, but it is running my temps ~18?C higher than idle should be (mid 50s vs high 30s). Checked power options, all is as it should be. CPU utilization is around 2% at idle.

Thoughts?

Answer:CPU Running High Freq... Constantly??

Are you in the insider program ?

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My CPU usage meter runs real high, sometimes all the way up to 100%, even when the PC is idle and not doing anything! This is really slowing my system down. I'm thinking it could be some kind of virus or spyware. Please help! Here are my scans.


DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Krish Sincere at 18:43:53.54 on Fri 07/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18783 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.765 [GMT -4:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081219-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081219-0] *enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Answer:CPU Usage Meter Running High & PC Running Slow!

Still seeking help!!

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I recently installed McAfee Virus Protection on my computer. Not long after I started having periods of erratic cpu usage and when I did ctrl+alt+delete I noticed that the mcshield.exe was running extremely high. I google this and found that it could mean that there was a problem and that HJT could help. So below you will find the results of my first run and I hope that someone can help.Thanks.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:55:45 PM, on 1/21/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

Answer:HJT log - mcschield running constantly @ 60-95% cpu usage

Hi My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you do not make a reply in 5 days, we will need to close your topic.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic. The topics you are tracking can be found here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we... Read more

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I get a lot of "not responding" in various windows and find CPU usage almost always at 100%. Even with no apps running. The Processes tab in Task Manager shows various processes running but 00 for most of them in the CPU usage column. One or two processes will show 02 in that column, but I don't know how to find out what is using 100% of my CPU.

Answer:100% CPU usage constantly with no apps running

Hi Joyce,

Have you ticked "Show Processes From All Users" at the bottom of the Windows Task Manager "Processes" screen? That will show you more processes, and possibly what is eating up your CPU.

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Hi there.
I'd love some help from you guys into getting to the bottom of this problem.
For about the last 3-4 days my PC has been running slowly. I've been unable to do any online gaming due to this.
Explorer.exe seems to be always running at around 50% usage.
I've tried running AVG anti-virus , Malwarebytes, SpyBot and Ad-aware. The problem still persists.
I use ZoneAlarm firewall and also use Spywareblaster.

Here is my HJT log file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:53:58, on 28/01/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:Explorer.exe constantly running at 50% CPU usage

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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Hi there, my T420 fan is running constantly at 3500rpm (highest) after using the laptop for a longer period of time (~1h) even under no-load conditions. CPU temp at 42 degC. Software and drivers are all up-to-date. Does anybody have the same problem or found a solution already? I know I could use TPfancontrol but I would prefer not to. PS: I have the impression that this behaviour is more frequent if I use flash player. Cheers.

Answer:T420 fan running constantly after longer usage

I forgot to mention: setting the laptop to sleep and starting it again brings the fan back to normal operating mode.

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For reasons which are unknown to me, the system process never goes below 50% CPU usage nonstop. I made sure my drivers were up to date, as well as running my AV and so far have had no luck lowering the CPU usage. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:System Process Running at >50% CPU Usage Constantly

What AV program are you running and does your CPU usage go down if you shut it off?

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I am not sure how to get rid of this. I know a little bit about computers, but quickly I get in over my head. Right now everything is moving very slow. Any instructions and directions would be greatly appreciated. And feel free to dumb communication down. Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:dllhost.exe *32 COM Surrogate has my machine running at 100% CPU Usage Constantly!!!!!!

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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I have Presario 2700. I am experiencing somewhat unsual problem lately.
My heatsink fan is constantly running at high speed as soon as windows comes up and never goes down to slow speed. While heatsink fan at high speed, Windows OS and other applications are running fine. I also perform virus check, spycheck etc. Task Manager indicate CPU is at 99% idle. I have 512MB memory. Before this event, I replaced the keyboard, PCMICA slot, and HD. I have to replaced, all these parts because they were bad. I have not replace the heatsink yet. I was wondering does anyone know the heat sensor is built-in to the heatsink or is it part of the motherboard.

Day_Walker
 

Answer:Presario 2700 heatsink fan constantly running at high speed

Hi,

The reason the hsf is on high all the time is cause the cpu usage is at 99%, this can be caused by malware so please read this
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

Rick
 

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Hello. I have an Ideapad Flex 2-14D running Windows 8.1 and actual drivers.The fan runs constantly at high speed. So I have not to complaint about overheating, but instead I have to complaint about getting cold knees. Is there a possiblity to adjust fan speed? Best regards Eleichstetten













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Ideapad Flex 2-14D: Fan constantly running at high speed: Windows 8.1

I've tried SpeedFan and looked through all the Lenovo programs, but there's no way that I can find for tuning the fan. My ghetto hack is to limit the CPU to 70% max (with Passive as the cooling scheme), which keeps the fan well under control.Fan adjustment should be a standard feature in 2015. It's not expensive and definitely not difficult to implement.

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Recently, I noticed that my RAM usage is high. It jumps up to 35 & 40, while it used to be 15% or less. This affects my gameplay and I can't play any game smoothly. CS:GO for example was perfect, now I have a lot of FPS drops and FPS spikes.

Performance SS: http://i.hizliresim.com/mPl13Z.png
Processes SS: http://i.hizliresim.com/j5JV8D.png

Ask for anything that may help you finding a solution for me.

Thanks in Advance!

Answer:High RAM Usage & Nothing Is Running

The first thing to do is run an antivirus scan
Download and run a scan with malwarebytes
Then run a scan with eset online.
If all are negative try a clean boot to try and find the cause
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I've recently noticed that my screen will "skip" as it is at a consistent pace, about every 7 seconds while running World of Warcraft. This has just recently started and I have had no issues with it before. The game seems jumpy and I haven't changed anything on my comp to my knowledge. I went to check my CPU usage while running wow, and it jumps from 65 percent to 90 percent constantly. Is it time to upgrade my comp or is it possible there is something else causing this?

Specs

Operating System:
Windows 7 64bit
CPU Type:
AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor
CPU Speed (GHz):
2.32
System Memory (GB):
6
Video Card Model:
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.1)
Video Card Driver:
nvd3dum.dll
Desktop Resolution:
1680x1050
Hard Disk Size (GB):
465.66
Hard Disk Free Space (GB):
423.84
 

Answer:Very high CPU usage while running WoW

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my cpu is periodically running at 50% + for extended periods of time, with nothing running, and then drops back down to 0 for no reason that I can tell. I've done a virus scan w/ Avast home edition, and gone through my startup items, but can't find a reason why. it's a pretty new install of windows (vista x64), about a month old. does anyone know what could be causing this?

thanks,
rlr
 

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Im having a problem with my PC using alot of CPU usage which i know from task manager.

I just formatted its a clean install of windows XP MCE, everything has been updated hardware/software. I downloaded Process explorer before the format and noticed that under system idle there was "hardwar interrupt" using about 50-60 cpu usage.

so im wondering if something is just hammering my CPU. im not sure??

system specs

AMD 3500+
nvidia gforce 7800 GTX
2GB ram
300GB harddrive space

any solutions?

-thanks in advanced
 

Answer:CPU usage high with nothing running

Whoah! Wish I had a computer like that!
I'm not familiar with AMD, how fast is it in Mhz?
 

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I built a new pc a week ago and today it started lagging like crazy and i noticed insane ram usage at first it was 99% with nothing showing too big of a usage: here's the screenshot and then i restarted pc and i found a solution online that disabling ndu.sys in registry fixes problesm and also that downloading newest killer drivers shud fix it aswell, and i did both and it was good for like 1 hour and then this happend again but this time it showed a weird process that was using over 4gbs of memory here's the screenshot. I just killed the process and the ram was back to around 20% (I guess that's normal?) but idk how to fix it from happening in first place?

EDIT: I just found out that the second occurrence may have been caused by some compression tool of the game I was installing, but I am not sure

Answer:High ram usage with nothing running

Ehm, bump?

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Hi! I booted my laptop tonight and I notice that it is really slow. Start up is good (I only had 4 start up entries). But when I try to refresh the desktop, it will take a long time before the menu will pop up.Whenever I click refresh, it will almost take 10 seconds before it will refresh. I checked the task manager and I had a very high CPU usage (It almost doesn't fluctuate. CPU usage is stuck at 100%). It shows 100% CPU usage without running anything else. Also, I have a high memory usage (2.22 GB). What should I do? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Very high CPU Usage without running anything

Got any System Restore points to fall back to?
You can also try another account to see if happens with it too.

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I built a new pc a week ago and today it started lagging like crazy and i noticed insane ram usage at first it was 99% with nothing showing too big of a usage: here's the screenshot and then i restarted pc and i found a solution online that disabling ndu.sys in registry fixes problesm and also that downloading newest killer drivers shud fix it aswell, and i did both and it was good for like 1 hour and then this happend again but this time it showed a weird process that was using over 4gbs of memory here's the screenshot. I just killed the process and the ram was back to around 20% (I guess that's normal?) but idk how to fix it from happening in first place?

EDIT: I just found out that the second occurrence may have been caused by some compression tool of the game I was installing, but I am not sure

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Just noticed it yesterday night and when i tried to use my computer again today i experienced high CPU usage when i'm not running any applications. I have checked the processes tab in task manager and even when i look it remains high for no reason at all. The only time it runs smoothly is when i restart the computer, which buys me sometime before it starts happening again.
 

Answer:High CPU Usage even when nothing is running

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
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System specs:
OS : Windows 7 ultimate x64
CPU : Intel i5-2500 @3.30GHz
Motherboard : Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3
RAM : Corsair Vengeance 16GB(2x8GB) [DDR3, 1600MHz, 1.5V, 10-10-10-27]
GPU : MSI R6770 Twin Frozr II

All of the ram work properly and all of the slots work properly as well.

Putting 4 sticks of 8 GB ram into my system causes the start up time to take anywhere from 15-30 minutes and when it eventually starts up my cpu usage is at a constant 90-100% and everything is very choppy. I removed a set of it and it was able to run smoothly (16GB of ram). I added 1 more stick in and it would still work(24GB) but for some reason it wasn't able to run 34 GB at all. I went into my BIOS and changed the onboard graphics gard to be always on and increased the memory for it to the max (around 460MB) and that managed to reduce the start up time to around 2 minutes, but the CPU usage was still really high.

Does anyone know if my motherboard or cpu can't support 32 GB of ram? or if there's another thing I can change to fix the CPU usage? I can provide more information if needed.
 

Answer:High cpu usage with nothing running

yes it cant go past 32gb read on intel's website for the cpu.
also, you'll want to disable the internal graphics card unless you really need it for some reason, it eats up system memory (RAM) and you paid for a graphics card so use that one.
 

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My CPU usage is running above 50% constantly. A program named sugif.exe is only taking up 4k memory, but running at 40-50 CPU usage constantly. I don't have any idea what sugif.exe is either. I have gone to msconfig and unchecked the 2 sugif.exe boxes for startup, yet it still runs. I ran a search for sugif.exe on my computer and it only appeared in the prefetch, I then deleted it. It's still running and search results return nothing. I've googled sugif.exe and get 0 results. I go to processes and click end process, and i'll end it but it won't go away.My computer just recently had to get cleared and everything was wiped out, so I have very little on this computer as it is.Any ideas on how to get rid of this sugif.exe?????? OMichaelEDIT: Moved from XP to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.

Answer:CPU Usage High...Nothing Running

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to comp... Read more

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Most of the time my CPU usage is so high my computer stalls.
here is my HijackThis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:08:27 PM, on 12/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR Storage Central Manager Utility\Z-SANService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Imagistics\Desktop Document Manager\SharpTray.exe
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Since last week I noticed that the fan in the Dell e6220 is running almost constantly even while the the CPU usage is low (5-20%). The indicated temp is constantly around 65 degrees, which is too high for such low usage.
I'm unable to find out why this is happening, what I did:
- ran the Dell diagnostics at boot time, which doesn't show an error. However, it shows that pre-boot the CPU temp also gets up to and stays around 65 degrees, so the problem is not OS / usage related. I've let it sit for a while and when I flip my notebook, so the bottom side is also up in the air, it cools down a bit more to 51 degrees and the fan stops running for a very short time. The CPU temp shoots up again and the fan starts running again.- the fan is working properly and is going up in steps to max when the CPU temp goes up- I have never really checked how warm the hot air blown out actually is, but it seems to cool like it should- checked for dust inside around the fan and openings, but everything is clean- the heatpipe gets as warm as the heatsink, so the heat seems to be transported correctly (I thought that the heatpipe might not transport the heat anymore)- the heatsink gets warm, but is clearly not that warm as I can touch and keep holding it, so I'd say it's only around 40 degrees.
Would it then be the thermal paste connecting the CPU to the heatsink that has dried out? Where is the actual temp measured? This may explain the difference between the heatsink temperatur... Read more

Answer:Dell e6220 cpu idle temperature high 65 degrees and fan running constantly

Hi, 
Thanks for writing to us,. 
Looking at the symptoms, it sound more to do with hardware. 
Usually in these situations, the heatsink fan assembly are to be suspected. 
If you haven't yet updated the BIOS, please do so and let us know if any improvement or changes. 
Also PM us your system tag# by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message. 
Await your response.
Regards

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When I run spybot or my antivirus my cpu goes to 100% and eventually overheats my laptop. I suspect I have a trojan/virus that's making the cpu run so high but I cannot scan my computer to find the culprit. Can someone please help? Here is my hijackthis log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:53:17 AM, on 4/30/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Foxie Suite\StartFoxie.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\btoole\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.905\HijackThis.exe

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
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Answer:CPU usage running extremely high

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Hi guys,

You've been a help in the past and I'm hoping you can help me now. For the past few weeks I've noticed that my CPU usage has been abnormally high, even though I only have 1 or 2 programs open (typically Firefox). Even with only running 1 program, my CPU usage has been over 50% and it takes my computer a long time to start up, or load any video, new web page, etc. I've ran, Spy Bot, AVG, SuperAntiSpyware, and Malware Bytes Anti Malware and have come up clean, but I think I still may have something that is causing this problem. Any suggestions? Thanks

Answer:High CPU Usage with few programs running

Are you finding any suspicious processes in Task Manager? When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes that may be running on your system.Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.List of common system processes found in XP's Task ManagerCommon system processes found in XP's Task ManagerTop System ProcessesAnytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google <- click here for an example.Or search the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexFile Research CenterProcessLibrary.comDetermining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process usually depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location (folder) than where the legitimate file resides and runs from there. Another technique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program or service so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. Keep in mind that a legitimate file can also be infected by some types of malware such as Virut which is a dangerous polymorphic file infector. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the... Read more

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The computer is a Dell Vostro 220s, Windows XP Pro SP3, 3 GM mem. I've had it for about a year and a half now. Here lately it doesn't seem to be running as well as it has been. When task manager is opened, it seems like it doesn't take much to run up the "CPU Usage" and cause the system to slow down significantly. For example, just opening and running firefox can shoot it up as high as 40-50% and running disk cleanup (which I'm doing right now) has it hovering in the 70s.

Any ideas on what to do to help it?
 

Answer:Computer running at high CPU usage

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My computer seems to be running really slow. Everything from playing games, videos and even surfing the web are very slow. When I check my task manager over half of the processes are running at well over a meg. Firefox was getting up to 600 megs and adobe flash has gone over 100. I've tried Malewarebytes, Super Anti Spyware, Ccleaner, and even tried to clean the dust from my pc. At one point I thought it might have been my second hard drive. Diagnostics said it was failing, but I just replaced it with a brand new one yesterday and didn't notice any difference. I have a feeling it might be some type of virus.
 
 
Hp Pavillion a6607c
Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+    80 °C
    Brisbane 65nm Technology
RAM
    5.00 GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 402MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
    ECS Nettle3 (Socket AM2 )    40 °C
Graphics
    HP LE2002x ([email protected])
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
Hard Drives
    234GB Maxtor 7Y250P0 ATA Device (PATA)    37 °C
    466GB Western Digital WDC WD50 00AAKS-00V1A SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
    932GB Western Digital WDC WD10 EZEX-22BN5A0 SCSI Disk Device (ATA)
Optical Drives
    DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Audio
    Realtek High Definition Audio

Answer:Pc running slower, High CPU usage

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to t... Read more

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Hello,

I have a Dell Vostro 1000 that I have had for about 4 or 5 years. I have noticed over last several months that the performance has decreased significantly to the point where I hardly even turn it on anymore. I first noticed the problem being that my computer was extremely slow if left idle for a while or if on for an extended period. I never get any error messages or blue screens but it is just very very slow.

When I first turn it on and use it immediately after loading up it works great. Its when I leave it idle for an hour or so then come back to it that the problems start. So I started just booting it up if I had something to do immediately then shutting it down immediately after, but that seems hardly worth the effort.

I then started thinking about maybe upgrading the memory when I stumbled upon a possible culprit. When researching what kind of memory I need to replace, I noticed that my memory usage was extremely high. I have two memory slots, one with 1gb and the other with 512mb and my usage was 85%. The only thing open was my browser. As I type this now, my physical memory usage is at 80% with 0 free and my cpu usage is fluctuating greatly from as low as 23% to as high as 68%; it seems to change every second either up or down. The only thing open is Chrome and the task manager. I am not sure how to tell what the resource hog is or how to free up memory but something definitely seems off.

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Answer:High CPU and RAM usage with no applications running?

CPU usage is at 36%. If not Memeo backup (25%), it'd look normal.

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Hi and thanks in advance for your help.

Norton Internet Security often gives me a high CPU usage message and my computer is making the normal noises it makes when I'm accessing a programme, when there are no applications running in task manager. I've done a full system scan in safe mode and nothing is showing up.

Could one of you kindly people take a look at my HiJackThis log please? I'm a bit nervous of chopping things out with that as I'm not entirely sure what things are.

Cheers

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 09:46:56, on 17/06/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.6.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\W32X86\3\E_FATICLE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10q_ActiveX.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
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Hi guys, recently my CPU usage meter has been running up high like crazy. I've noticed that it sounds like my fan is running really loud and fast, and when I check my CPU usage meter, it is off the charts. It goes up and bounces up and down from 5% to 90% sometimes even 100%. When my pc is in this state it is running very slow and it's happening very often now. I'm thinking it's some kind of malware or virus? I have a Pentium 4 with 2.25 GB of ram. Here's my hijack this log. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:12:20 AM, on 5/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 4.3\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:CPU Usage meter running high

Hi, just upping my post. Still seeking some help please! Thanks. Here's a recent hijack log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:05:36 PM, on 5/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\EloSrvce.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gearsec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\EloDkMon.exe
C:\Program Files\PCI Latency Tool 3\LtcyCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 4.3\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
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Recently, when i look at my task manager ( after my computer has been on for a while) it shows that my memory usage is around 87% when i have very little running (maybe just google chrome open, skype, and itunes). I have 16 gigs of ram so it seems strange. When i restart it goes back down. i don't have a lot of knowledge about computers but this seems like something is wrong as this has never really happened until recently. Anyway, i appreciate all the help i can get. If i need to give you more info about my computer or anything lemme know in your comment. thanks!

Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet <-- screenshot of task manager and resource monitor

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Hello All-

For the past few days my computer has started running hot and when I ctrl-alt-delete and show my task manager, the CPU usage ranges from 50-100% even when I have no programs actively running. I do have some running in the background, such as teatimer for Spybot, but even when I close out of everything I can it is running very, very high.

I have run a Spybot scan and an AVG scan and both turned up nothing at all. I don't think I have a virus but I am not very good at picking them out either

I don't know if anyone has any information or help for me that I can try. I don't want to burn out my processor.

My specs:
Dell Studio XPS 1340
Windows Vista Home Edition
Service Pack 2
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.4GHz
4.00 GB RAM
64-bit operating system

Thank you!
 

Answer:Very high CPU usage when no applications are running

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I went through another forum to clean up my computer and my CPU usage lowered for a brief time, but shot back up. I'm just trying to find out if I have some type of infection that might be causing this. Thanks.

Answer:CPU usage running very high not sure if I'm infected

???

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Okay, so for the past week or so, My computer has drastically slowed down... I'm not sure what has randomly happened but it is affecting my entire computer. Can't open programs, can't surf the web, etc...I have run numerous Virus Scans and Adware programs...Spyware DoctorSuperAntiSpywareMalwareBytesAVG Anti-VIrusAd-AwareAvast Anti-VirusAdvanced System Care..After running these programs and removing all infected files.. I still have not seen a single change in this problem..I've also run HiJackThis and came up with this log...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:29:29 PM, on 4/16/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media ... Read more

Answer:No Programs running with HIGH CPU USAGE

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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I hope this is the correct area to post this.

My explorer.exe I noticed has been running at a higher usage rate than normal that last few days. I had recently installed Daemon tools lite, and it was suggested that it could be the problem, so I uninstalled that and ran the SPTDinst.exe and removed the drive, restarted the computer and I am still having the problem. Explorer.exe seems to go from about 25,000kbs to 45,000kbs when I am not running anything major. The only other thing I installed recently was the Rosetta Stone software, not sure if that could be the problem. A

Any ideas on what to do about this? Or is the normal? I run windows 7 64 home premium. I have norton 360 installed and ran a full scan, nothing, and did the same with Malwarebytes and nothing came up.

Answer:Explorer.exe seems to be running high on usage

Maybe normal, Mine is currently 34,120K, that's how much RAM it is using, not Kbs. Getting rid of Daemon was a good idea.

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hi everyone^^

again i need your help

almost 2 weeks ago i reinstalled my windows duo to my nvidia..and i had to buy a new nvidia now on the fresh instaled windows.
i had windows 7 profesional and nvidia geforce 8400gs and now i have windows 7 ultimate and nvidia geforce 210.
it was a clean instal on windows so now i have only few programs in it..on my old windows my CPU was 1% to 15 or 30% with Opera,Photoshop,Procaster and Winamp opend..but on this my CPU is 70%-100% with only Opera and Winamp open..
i stoped the startup programs that i dind need them when windows starts but dind't helpt..
i have new versions for all my drives and all is up to date
id like to try to fix this..if anyone have any ideas plz share..please and thank you very much

Answer:High CPU usage with only a program running

In task manager (Ctrl-Shift-Esc) what programs/processes are using all the memory ?

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Hi, I wondering if you could help me?Recently my computer's virtual memory has started filling up with nothing. But it still starts yelling at me about how it's virtual memory is too low and it stops letting me run anything, because, apparently, according to it, it's running too much. Yet it's running only the things necessary to run the computer. I'm running windows xp, on a vostro 1500.Please help here....

Answer:PF Usage Running needlessly high

Hows your RAM?

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I just a complete reinstall of Windows 7. As soon as my laptop started my CPU usgae is jumping between 0% and 100% continuously, with NOTHING extra running. I literally haven't installed a single program. I took a screenshot of the processes that are running by default, and also my laptop specs.
 

Answer:CPU Usage Extremely High, Nothing Running

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Hi, recently my computer started to run very slow and i didn't know why until i checked my task manager. CPU usage is constantly at around 60-100% and all the processes that are running only add up to about 5%.
I can't even listen to music on windows media player without getting choppy. Please help!

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ANALYSIS: 2008-07-04 11:22:08
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 0
SUSPECTS: 0
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PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
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Windows Defender 1.1.3408.0 No No
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MALWARE
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location
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So, it's exactly as the title says,
I downgraded back down to windows 8 after feeling some sluggishness with my windows 10 OS.
It started off fine, but once I started downloading and installing necessary windows update files, I noticed once again the sluggishness I felt before, except this time my System Disk which is also my SSD drive, was being used up to 100% while my CPU was completely fine

Can someone please help me out in this scenario.

Laptop Specs:
Windows 8.1
MSI Dragon Edition 2, GT70 0NE, Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40 GHz 64 bit
NVIDIA GeForce GTX680M
Intel HD Graphics 4000

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Hi
I have this HP HDX18 laptop for almost 2.5 years now. It came with Vista 64 bit installed which was later upgraded to 7 Home premium. It worked fine until Jan 2012 when it started slowing down to nothing. I got it checked and cleaned by the tech support for HP(pccare247) and also updated the drivers for sound, display and BIOS. Now the system runs fine until any media played whether offline or online. After that it slows down to nothing and the sound becomes crackling and also with a delay and distortion.
The system slow down and the crackling sound does not come at the beginning and when it happens the CPU usage reaches 100% and stays above 90% until that multimedia is turned off. Also, the memory usage reaches 2.7 GB out of 8 GB and never comes below 2.16GB. What I noticed is as soon as I turn the WMPlayer off the CPU usage comes down all of a sudden to 15-20% and after sometime stays between 1-5% but the memory usage never comes down from 2.16, that is the minimum. Please help.

Answer:High CPU and Memory usage while running multimedia

Welcome to the forums!


Is your laptop networked? I'm guessing it is.


Is the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service running? This consumes a lot of processing power. If you don't need it, turn it off.

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Here is my hijackthis log - is there anything on here i need to delete? THANKS!

C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AIM95\aim.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\urlmap.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Nathan\Desktop\N8\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dellnet.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\WINDOWS\System32\blank.htm
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdRe... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage high - computer running slow - need help please!

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Hello.
I think it's only a recent issue... Look at the "Physical Memory" at the bottom.

http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/1281/84365143.gif
As you can see the only program running is NOD32 and Chrome.
Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: Abnormally high RAM usage (2GB with nothing running)

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I just received 4 laptops for a company I am working with. All 4 laptops have the same issue. When you join them to the domain and run outlook 2003, outlook.exe is running very high CPU usage. It goes up then back down over and over.

I have seen a few other people have this issue but no one seems to be able to pinpoint what it is. Can anyone help me out with this issue????

Answer:Oulook 2003 running high CPU usage

what mail server are you running, (exchange 2003, 2000?)

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:39:22 PM, on 2/20/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18372)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\BRMFRSMG.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\YourWare Solutions\FreeRAM XP Pro\FreeRAM XP Pro.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Plaxo\3.17.0.16\PlaxoHelper_en.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\DrvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics&... Read more

Answer:CPU usage is at 100% all the time csrss.exe is running high

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for p... Read more

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So I have a HP G71 laptop running of Windows 7 with Intel Celeron. It has been getting slower over the last several month and is often running at a ridiculously high CPU usage rate. I have Norton running and ever time I do a full scan it finds nothing which seems unusual, since it is running so slow and also does strange glitchy things.
I'll be quite honest, I am not very computer savvy and I have been trying to figure out how to fix this for a while now with no luck. If anyone has any ideas of what to do, I would be extremely grateful!
 

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can someone tell me . what is the solution of high PFUsage, resulting in system slowdown
This is the log of HijackThis.
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:09:50 PM, on 1/13/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\FsUsbExService.Exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\oracle\ora92\bin\omtsreco.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtra... Read more

Answer:High PF usage , system running slow

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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