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Windows HIgh CPU usage but only after fine working for some time

Question: Windows HIgh CPU usage but only after fine working for some time

HI All,

I am facing a strange situation my toshiba notebook a40 with windows xp is slowing down but not after working normally for some time when I restart the machine. After the start it works fine for some time say 10 min and after that it starts to show high usage against services(as seen through proces explorer) and the usage keeps on fluctuating between explorer.services and firefox /iexplorer whatever i am using.

I am attaching the hijackthis report if any one can plaese throw some light over the same I will be really helpful.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:39:59 PM, on 2/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
D:\oracle\ora92\bin\omtsreco.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Quest Software\TOAD\TOAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iedw.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr7/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,,C:\WINDOWS\SERVICES.EXE
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {202a961f-23ae-42b1-9505-ffe3c818d717} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: IeCatch5 Class - {2F364306-AA45-47B5-9F9D-39A8B94E7EF7} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {67982BB7-0F95-44C5-92DC-E3AF3DC19D6D} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: YA2GOOGLE - {89731480-D47D-4DC4-8A36-BAAE55E094C5} - C:\WINDOWS\iexplore.dll
O2 - BHO: gFlash Class - {F156768E-81EF-470C-9057-481BA8380DBA} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\getflash.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Protection Bar - {a2595f37-48d0-46a1-9b51-478591a97764} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Protection Bar - {84938242-5C5B-4A55-B6B9-A1507543B418} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: FlashGet Bar - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\fgiebar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [googletalk] C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe /autostart
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download All by FlashGet - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_all.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download using FlashGet - C:\Program Files\FlashGet\jc_link.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2\bin\npjpi142.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2\bin\npjpi142.dll
O9 - Extra button: FlashGet - {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\flashget.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &FlashGet - {D6E814A0-E0C5-11d4-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\flashget.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {0246ECA8-996F-11D1-BE2F-00A0C9037DFE} (TDServer Control) - http://www.bitstream.com/wfplayer/tdserver.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {474F00F5-3853-492C-AC3A-476512BBC336} (UploadListView Class) - http://img2.orkut.com/activex/10035/photouploader.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/mic...ls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1203205955421
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{422B1F95-2B5B-4FF5-A7AA-EDDD62BAC28C}: NameServer = 212.118.0.250
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{EA6B6803-7604-409C-B781-52AEC0A55A29}: NameServer = 212.118.0.250,212.118.0.1
O20 - Winlogon Notify: partnershipreg - C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Settings\partnership.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: rpcc - C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcc.dll
O21 - SSODL: bestreak - {874443fe-aa33-4ebf-a6ac-73208787e62d} - (no file)
O21 - SSODL: hirtellous - {fa19bd7e-50bc-4203-80ac-c4edc81ca9a3} - (no file)
O21 - SSODL: DCOM Server 3339 - {2C1CD3D7-86AC-4068-93BC-A02304BB3339} - (no file)
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: {874443fe-aa33-4ebf-a6ac-73208787e62d} - bestreak - (no file)
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: hirtellous - {fa19bd7e-50bc-4203-80ac-c4edc81ca9a3} - (no file)
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Network Neighborhood - {9F143C3A-1457-6CCA-03A7-7AA23B61E40F} - (no file)
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: DCOM Server 3339 - {2C1CD3D7-86AC-4068-93BC-A02304BB3339} - (no file)
O23 - Service: ConfigFree Service (CFSvcs) - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
O23 - Service: OracleMTSRecoveryService - Oracle Corporation - D:\oracle\ora92\bin\omtsreco.exe
O23 - Service: OracleOraHome92ClientCache - Unknown owner - D:\oracle\ora92\BIN\ONRSD.EXE
O23 - Service: OracleOraHome92TNSListener - Unknown owner - (no file)
O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia. - C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe
O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe

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Answer: Windows HIgh CPU usage but only after fine working for some time

Hi All,

still awaiting any answers. Anyways after much waiting I decided to finallly format my LAPTOP and I did it though as i didnt have toshiba recovery cd so i just did the normal formatting using xp professional and downloading the suitable drivers(which is a really tough job i must say). Any ways the point is the problem is still hampering my system which sometimes is smooth and then sometimes becomes very slow with cpu usage going to 100% distributed over task manager/process explorer iexplorer/firefox explorer and services. Although the machine is a bit ok now but still it is way beyond its capability. I have also tried disconnecting my wireless adapter which is cisco aironet but still the situation is same.
Plz anyone help me solve this mess...thanx

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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Het verwijderen van de tek... Read more

Answer:MOVED<<High cpu usage, low gpu usage with gtx 1070, temps fine...

anyone, please?

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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Het verwijderen van de te... Read more

Answer:MOVED<<High cpu usage, low gpu usage with gtx 1070, temps fine...

anyone, please?

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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Het verwijderen van de te... Read more

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Hijack log below

Two weeks ago my Quark 7 stopped working - it will start and come up with the splash screen, but then will not go any further - a list of processes shows it's running at 50 cpu usage and 78944 memory usage. I have tried uninstalling reinstalling and have ran Norton's Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy and CCleaner to no avail. I have attached my HiJack log below.

The main programs that I use daily (and yes Quark is one of them) are the following

Adobe Photoshop CS3, ACDSee 9, Outlook express, Quark 7.0, Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver 8

Thank you for taking the time - I'm pretty frustrated!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:07 AM, on 10/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServi... Read more

Answer:Quark 7 stopped working - high cpu usage-memory usage ? Virus??

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My computer usage seems to be running high all the time, especially when I use Mozilla or IE. I've ran Norton, Malwarebytes and the other programs that were suggested. my internet is road runner so it's not that.

When I go into task manager nothing seems to be using alot of mem usage besides Mozilla Firefox and that's when I have it open. I haven't seen anything new running and nothing shows up strange in hijack this. What else could I be missing?
 

Answer:CPU Usage high all the time?

what else could I be missing?Click to expand...

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Hey,
so I have read alot of articles about this problem but none of them helped me out. Whenever I try to play a game it gives incredible frame drops all the time, making it unplayable.

This is what I did so far (installed ram is 16GB):
I turned off Superfetch, switched ram from slot 1-3 to slot 2-4, checked for mallware, then deleted everything from pc and did a fresh installation again and nothing worked.

The problem is: I'm currently using 1.3Gb in total of my RAM but somehow it is using up 15Gb/16Gb?
I can't find any app or service that is using that much RAM.

I'm not a computer expert I only have very basic knowledge so don't really understand the thing about RAM leak.

I'll add some printscreens to show you the problem.

https://gyazo.com/23ee84350ec0576670f1c4f89fc83431 - Total ram usage of everything active ATM(but something not displayed uses 14Gb?)

https://gyazo.com/780ee3796d02b65e2e149c704a7b37d5 - In use : 14.9 Gb Available : 1 Gb

Assigned: 16.0 / 24.4 Gb (only installed 16GB ram where does the 24.4Gb come from?)

https://gyazo.com/7743387676bd911ab17366f1f98c7468 - All active processes

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High guys i have a problem with my computer. It is a ASUS K53U.

The computer is barely one month old and it already slooooow.

It is always around 88-100% cpu usage, and when i open example spotify its always 100%.

What can i do to fix this problem?

I'm using Windows 7 premium with 3GB ram. please help! because i know that this is not normal

Answer:High CPU usage all the time... how can i fix it?

Run a malware scan with
Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer

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I play this same game everyday, and whenever i load it, my CPU shoots up to 90% on task manager, and i mean this game has extremely low requirements, like, 128mb ram and 500mhz >.>

Ive checked with my friends, they dont have this problem, even though i have better hardware :S I've also noticed that "svchost.exe" (at least one out of the 7 or 8 copies i have of it running) seems to cause some of the problems, cause my comp even locks up at times, and i when i click end process on that, it un-freezes immediately (it says like 150k mem usage near it, and 70-80 under CPU, same for the game ill be playing) but it kills my audio everytime i do that, so its not a very ideal solution

The game i play is Java based, so i thought maybe its a java problem but i re-installed it several times, didnt help much, it even seems to start lagging for me just from opening the game, without having even logged in yet.

weird, i never used to have this problem up untill recently. I re-formatted my comp cuz it got so annoying, thinking it would help, it got *slightly* better but still the same problem, so that was a waste of time

im using:
WinXp Pro SP2
2.5ghz cpu
1gb ram
128mb video card
160gb HDD

Answer:My CPU usage is sky high all the time

Hi Slessi

Most games have forums devoted to getting them to run well under all sorts of conditions. You might check to see if there is one for your game, and see if there's a patch for the game that fixes it's excessive cpu usage.

Any time your system slows down for no apparent reason, it's a good idea to run malware scans (include rootkit scans), and check on your autostart processes and background processes. I'll list some tools and links to help with that ---

1) Run your local antivirus/antispyware scans.
2) Double-check for anything they missed with an online scan from HouseCall --- http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ --- Panda --- http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/ActiveScan.htm --- or the scanner of your choice.
3) Two good anti-rootkit scanners are Rootkit Revealer --- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...tRevealer.mspx --- and Blacklight --- http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/try_blacklight.html --- (also note that the online Panda scan does some rootkit scanning, too --- follow the instructions for the specialized rootkit scanners carefully, to avoid false positives)
4) Check on your startup program with AutoRuns --- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys.../Autoruns.mspx
5) Check on your running processes with Process Explorer --- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...sExplorer.mspx --- and Process Monitor --- http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...ssmonitor.mspx

If you find evidence of a serious infection, try the 5-Step Security Checklist ... Read more

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My cpu usage is spiking 100% or running up there pretty constantly. This is a pretty new laptop which I got in March. Asus G60Vx Intel Core2 Duo 2.13 GHz RAM:4.00 GBI'm not sure what is happening that is causing this. For example right now, I just restarted the laptop and I have my msn messenger and firefox on and it's jumping around from 37% to 100%. I don't see that's going on in other processes that might be the cause of this. This has been going on for a few months now and I'm at a loss. My virus scans find nothing- I use Trend Micro and just tried Malwarebytes and that found nothing as well. Any suggestions?

Answer:Very high CPU Usage all the time

Your screenshots show CPU usage by Firefox and Messenger at 0%, so I'm not sure, where you see that high CPU usage.

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For the past month or so my computer has been using a ton of physical memory. It usually hovers around 60% and slows things down quite a bit.

Answer:Very high physical memory usage all the time

Looks like Firefox is using a ton of resources.

Try doing some of the things listed in this tutorial and see if you can get it down:
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...uch-memory-ram

Also, are you using Spotify/Skype all the time? Figuring out what is up with Firefox and stopping Skype/Spotify if you don't need it would help.

You could also simply get more ram. Its not that expensive and its one of the best things you can do to speed up your PC, especially with your specific problem.

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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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Hi guys,

helping a friend with a laptop, thing was really slow had vista on it, so formatted it and installed win7 x64. its a toshiba satellite l500d pslk0a-00r009 . dual core 2.2ghz. 4 gig ram. (did a fresh install not an update)

Even on a vanilla install, just running windows update alone is lagging the heck out of it. cpu is sitting at 100% but looking at processes they are all sitting at zero. So i cant see what process is causing this.

Opening web browser is really lagged it will freeze up and say not responding then come back after a while.

temperatures are good (50deg C). power profile is fine. Even turned off all animations. still same issue.

RAM usage is less than 20%.

There is definitely an issue with the CPU, I ran the windows performance index score, everything rated in the mid 4s except the CPU which rated as 2.0!!

I have updated all the drivers etc. What else can I try and do to fix the cpu issue?

Answer:Satellite L500D - High CPU usage all the time

I have found the problem, but not the solution.

The CPU has downclocked itself to 500Mhz. I have used multiple different tools and all confirm this.

screenshot: http://postimg.org/image/iwzp5mb03/

I have updated the bios, updated all the latest drivers from website. It seems as if this CPU shouldnt have any downclocking ability. As there are no settings in the bios for this, the only settings are, in the performance control panel in windows I have set the minimum and maximum cpu speed to 100% on both power and battery. This has not helped though. CPU is still showing as 500mhz. 50degrees C.

That screenshot provided, I had prime95 running in the background, so cpu was fully loaded and should not have been down clocked, yet the screenshot shows freq is still 500hmz.

Please can someone help me explain how to fix this. If I need to open the laptop and reseat the cpu and reapply thermal paste I will do it, but I dont believe this will hep as the laptop doesnt think its over heating therefore shouldnt try and downclock.

What else can I try, catalyst control centre also does not have any options for cpu speed. Im really out of ideas here :(

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Hi everyone,
in Task Manager, the "System" sometimes starts eating 14~20% CPU and that persists until a reboot.
"System interrupts" (which is a pseudo process?) seems to do the same.

It doesn't happen from boot, and I don't know what triggers it.

Google searches suggest a driver may be buggy.

But which one?

How can I find it out?

Could I debug the system process using a tool to see what function a thread is in, for example? Somehow?

thanks

Answer:System process - high CPU usage after some time

Anyone?

edit:
High CPU Usage - Microsoft Community

Strange workaround by "Byoung-GyuOh"

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) SI-40, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2811 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 101 GB (1 GB Free); D: 9 GB (2 GB Free); F: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30E4
Antivirus: Norton 360, Enabled and Updated

I'm trying to help my father with his laptop (older HP 6735s running Vista). It's running very slow even with basic programs like Outlook and Firefox. I think I have pinpointed it to this svchost.exe process (see Process Explorer screenshot), but it won't let me kill or even access the file.


Right clicking on the svchost.exe process and viewing the Threads tab shows the following:

CPU usage stays around 99-100% all the time. I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, SUPERAntiSpyware, and TrendMicro HijackThis tools installed but need help utilizing them in order to resolve this issue. Logging on as the Administrator has the same issue. Something is hogging a ton of computer resources and I need help figuring it out. I keep suggesting it may be time to retire this machine but he just uses it for the basics (internet, email, etc.).

Thanks.
 

Answer:High CPU usage...must have malware or is it time to upgrade?

I see at least 3 reasons why that HP Compaq 6735s Notebook PC is running slow:

1. It has an AMD Sempron SI-40 2.00 GHz single core processor - which is the weakest of the available processors that model notebook comes with.

2. Its C: drive is 99% full.

3. It has a large number of running processes.

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What that notebook really needs is a reinstall of its operating system and a fresh start.

Unfortunately, Windows Vista will be going "extinct"(like Windows XP already has) in a few months, so doing that wouldn't accomplish much.

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As above. Under task manager, the ram usage will hit up to 90+% , causing the computer to slow dramatically.

Is there any way to track down what program is causing the issue ?

I encountered the windows popup saying that "Memory is low, please close xxx program" .

So far, the xxx program refers to either NetBeans or Firefox.

But I have been using both of these programs without issues for a long time..

Thanks for any guidance

Answer:Extremely high ram usage after using the laptop for some time.

Is that a browser or a game that is running after you exit it? Some games may not end their process immediately after you exit. Try to end that task using the task manager. If its an internet browser, are there any add-ons that has a high RAM usage? or if its crashing the browser itself is using a large amount of RAM or their is a memory leak. If so please update it because I had a similar problem before with firefox but when I updated it, the high RAM usage is gone. I don't know anything about NetBeans but its weird that you have 8 GB of RAM and it uses 90% of your RAM? What's your idle RAM usage? Usually for 64-bit W7 its around 2 GB but when you use a browser it uses around 6 GB of RAM?

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Hi all,

I've owned the L500-1XL for just over a year now and I've recently come across a new problem: for the last few weeks, the whole laptop can become very, very slow. Whatever I'm doing, the laptop freezes and can stop responding for even a few minutes at a time. Whichever application I see is doing it in process manager, stop it, but then another application steals all the CPU - it's not one application in particular...

- I'm security mad and do quick scans and full scans frequently, including spyware and boot-time scans for rootkits
- I do upgrade drivers all the time, but have already re-installed all drivers which came with the laptop and no change.
- I have recently added more RAM and a new internal hard drive, but this problem existed before the new installations
- I tried slipstreaming SP1 into a Windows 7 disk and installed that, and I noticed the CPU problem for the first time then. So after that when I put in the new hard drive I used the Windows install disk which came with the laptop instead and in no time the problem returned.
- I uninstall applications that I don't use and there aren't many new applications on my laptop that I don't know well
- I searched this a little on the internet and it's a very common problem but I still don't know what to do

Has this happened to anyone? Does anyone have any ideas? I'd be very grateful, this is starting to driving me nuts! My laptop isn't my fun laptop when this wastes my time...!

Answer:Satellite L500-1XL - High CPU Usage All the Time

After you have stopped all applications which process is grabbing all the cpu time?

I'd start the machine in safe mode and if it ran ok then I'd disable all start up applications and then start re-enabling them in groups to see if any are causing problems.

I'd disable disk indexing and also check that 1 AV program is in use and no other spyware/malware software can run.

Don't forget msconfig doesn't report all start up programs/processes. Download autoruns.exe from Microsoft and explore its output.

Is there high disc activity ? You can see what process is responsible for that from within W7 but I can't for the life of me remember how

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I have an HP DV 7 Laptop. I purchased it a few years back. I know it's no barn burner, but I every time I boot up I get constant high disk usage which makes it laptop unusable for a considerable amount of time. Disk usage hovers around 95% or more on average for 10-15 minutes which is crazy. My old laptop from 10 years ago never had this much trouble with windows 7 bootup and it was a dual core.

I am running latest insider build 15002. This has been happening for every single build so it's not a bug for this build

I have 8 GB RAM. Processor is a i7 2670 QM at 2,2. It has a radeon graphics chip as well

I have tried almost everything, Unsure what to do. I have run multiple malware programs and none of them have found anything, I have defragmented hard drive. I even tried to minimize startup items and it doesn't help much either.

Is there anything I haven't tried?

Answer:Laptop has high disk usage at startup all of the time

Try a Clean Boot. If that works add one Service or Startup item at a time rebooting each time until the behavior returns. Then you will know the problematic program.

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Hello! I did a cursory search of the forums for this issue but there are just too many cases to review them all so I figured I would post here anyways.

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1525 and Windows Vista, and I've been having a lot of problems with it lately... but I have a question about one in particular right now.

My computer is running really slowly (regardless of whether I am online or offline or how many applications I have open). It doesn't take abnormally long to boot up the computer itself, but booting up separate applications takes forever.

My CPU also seems to spend a lot of it's time running at 80% or higher... it's staying between 50% and 60% right now but before I started typing this question it had spent about 10 minutes at 100% usage. I have only two programs open- Firefox and Microsoft Word. (I've since closed Word but I didn't notice any significant difference in CPU usage- it's staying around the same).

While the computer was at 100% CPU usage it was freezing every couple of minutes for just 30 seconds or so. I'd let it process or whatever until it was done freaking out and the usage had come down a bit and then try to type or do an internet search and it would shoot straight back up and freeze again.

I'm also wondering at the number of processes I have running - 77... although I've heard Vista runs a large number of processes and so maybe I shouldn't be worried about this? I've gotten ... Read more

Answer:Vista running slowly, high CPU usage all the time

Hi,
How much RAM does your system have? 1GB? 2GB? etc.

Did you also check your Msconfig/Startup tab to see how applications you have that Start up at boot time?

Good luck
Ray
 

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Hi,
I'm having a problem when i start up my comp. after logging into my user account, the monitor sorta "blinks" periodically.. as in, the wallpaper is there, but all the icons disappear. However, as soon as i open Norton Antivirus , the problem stopped (until the next time i restart the computer and log on).

On loggin in, I checked the cpu usage with taskmgr, and foud that it was goin pretty high (jumping frm 10%to 60% or 80%).. when i checked out the running processes, "EXPLORER.EXE" was taking up around 95% or so. i searched for the file explorer.exe, and got 3 results:
explorer.exe in C:\Windows
EXPLORER.EXE-082F38A9.pf in C:\Windows\Prefetch
and eplorer.exe in C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386

All these seem to be normal, if i'm not wrong. (?).

anyway, i ended the process explorer.exe, and on doing so, all the icons disppeared, and i was left with the wallpaper staring back at me. Hence i had to restart, and on running Scandisk, as it was scanning the files, ALL the files in my C drive had "Invalid Time Stamp" written next to it. Nothing seemed to be done to rectify the problem.

The only other problem with my computer of late, was when i was trying to uninstall jdk1.4.2_08 so that i could upgrade to the 1.5 version, and it kept giving the error "internal error 2869" and "fatal error in installatin of java". But i guess that's completely unrelated to this?

Could somone pleeease help me out with this?
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Answer:Help: explorer.exe-high cpu usage ; invalid time stamp

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Sorry for the long subject line, but that about sums things up.Startup takes about 10-15 minutes before the hard drive settles down to no visible activity.  After the first 5 minutes, I expect little to no activity, but the task manager shows AAWservice.exe and avgrsx.exe each sucking 0-100% CPU.  That's with no program turned on/running.Many / Most operations also seem to run slowly, including just opening My Computer, but also extending to things like browsing on Firefox (latest version, just updated today to 3.5.3).And, the fan operation is incorrect.  It starts up all right with a surge, then dies down, but in a minute or so into startup, it ramps up to a high speed that remains constant while the computer is on.  It's not as high as the surge during startup, but still high, and SpeedFan program shows mild operating temps (35-45 degrees C).  I have already opened the case and blown dust clear.  The outside of the unit does not feel hot, and it is propped up anyway to allow for circulating air underneath.I'm using a 5-year-old NEC LavieC with Windows XP home edition.  Service Pack 2 (although my Windows updater is set to automatic).  784.944kb RAMAVG, Ad Aware Anniversary edition, Spybot, are installed, and Comodo free edition is my firewall.  I update the antimalware software every 2 weeks or so and run full scans, where almost nothing is found.Using a Buffalo wireless router.Have no idea about sound cards.Thanks... Read more

Answer:long starting time, high CPU usage with AAWservice.exe & avgrsx.exe on startup

http://www.exe-error-fixes.com/avgrsxexe/The other is related to ad aware, which is an outdated product that you should uninstall.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:00:28 AM, on 1/16/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
D:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
D:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
D:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
D:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe
D:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
D:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
D:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$EX00.839\KillBox.exe
D:\Windows\system32\sdclt.exe
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
D:\Windows\Explorer.exe
D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\OUTLOOK.EXE
D:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
D:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/f... Read more

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Greetings,
 
I formatted my computer, and after installing windows 7 again, my physical memory in task manager is very high, and cpu keeps jumping up and down.
 
I looked at the processes tab, but noticed absolutely nothing taking abnormal memory (private working set.) Then moved on to performance tab> resource monitor, and found svchost (I think it was netsvcs in parenthesis,) hogging all the memory. After ending the process, I still have had high memory usage, and surprisingly, do not see a process anywhere in task manager with high numbers next to it, so I have no idea what's happening.
 
I have noticed that my windows 7 folder keeps increasing in size, currently about 26 gigs, and a helper told me that it's normal because the updates in windows 7 have a different compression method than windows 8 and after, however when I had previously installed windows 7, fully updated... my folder size was normal, so I assume it can be done?
 
I originally posted in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section, however I did not find malware on my computer, so unless it's very new malware, I am certain windows 7 is causing this problem.
 
For antivirus, I am currently using a free trial of Norton.
 
Advice?
 
P.S. This is probably better for the hardware section, but can constant high physical memory, and cpu usage ruin my hardware? I am avoiding using things that take up high cpu and memory right now, and it's currently about 1.2 g... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Jumping Cpu Usage, High Physical Memory Usage

1.  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.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

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Ok, I am literally KILLING myself over this!

I installed Windows 7 64Bit over XP around a month ago and it was so good that I recommended it to my brother who was previously on XP too. We got him a copy of the 32bit version as he has only 2gb of memory, and he installed it on his machine. However, he constantly had high CPU and RAM usage (Even though no programs were obviously taking it all up in his task manager) and it was making his computer sluggish and slow. Everything was freezing and hanging and it was a nightmare.

I spent a day looking all over the net to find out the problem, but could not fix it at all, no matter what the hell I tried. So he reverted back to Windows XP. (A nice waste of money on Windows 7.) His Windows XP now runs smoothly and is all as it was.

Suddenly today, after my brother connected to my Windows 7 homegroup (or workgroup rather) through his Windows XP machine, my computer got the EXACT same problem as he had ages ago! I have been browsing Google all day downloading s**t, changing things in my computer, trying EVERY possible fix that people have suggested and that sound legit. Nothing works!

So now all of a sudden, my computer is sluggish, games are jumpy and jittery, video rendering times are slooooooow.

Here is a picture of my resource monitor:
You can see the physical memory usage being at 45%. I've ordered the memory usage of each service in highest to lowest.
I just CANT see where the problem is!
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Answer:Windows 7 random CPU usage and high physical memory usage!!!

I can tell you what is probably causing your problems. AVG.
When you are looking at memory, do not sort by Working set, sort by Hard faults.
Hard faults is what causes things to slow down. Plus you have plenty of memory not to worry about usage.

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computer slow after being redirected to site-- "homesoftsaver9.com" did some research and im sure thats where my problems came from.

heres my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:08:34 PM, on 8/30/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxduserv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lxducoms.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
D:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
D:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
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Answer:high CPU usage and high page file usage, computer slow

bump. very slow start up. page file usage up to 768MB when its usually under 100MB and various processes running that i don't recognize. any one?
 

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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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Hey everybody. First a little background, I have a 64 gb SSD which has my operating system on it, and I use a 3 tb HDD for all of my data/programs. Yesterday I was playing Counter-Strike for a while and I noticed every now and then I would get about a 3 second sputter where there's a noticeable lag spike. I figured it was just because I was on wireless so I ignored it (even though it hadn't done this in the past). After logging out of Steam to switch to another account, everything I started became excruciatingly slow. After doing some research I opened the Resource Monitor and navigated to "disk" tab to find that the response time of 20+ items were in the thousands+. I will try to give a list of all the things I've done to troubleshoot this problem, but might forget some:
Rebooted
rebooted in safe mode
did a malware check (malwarebytes)
did a quick check with MSE on my HDD (E (all clean)
ran chkdsk and one other I can't remember what the command was, both turned out clean
defrag'd the drive
installed SeaTools (SMART check successfull, all other checks stop at 90%)
cleaned trashcan
reinstalled STEAM (was the first program that encountered any difficulty)

I know there's more to this list but I can't think of anything else right now. As you might have already guessed, I'm pretty sure my disk itself is all right. I'm not sure what is causing the extremely slow response time, but whenever a program from my E: drive (HDD) is... Read more

Answer:Solved: High disk response time, but disk is fine

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Whether I boot Windows 7 normally, in diagnosics mode, or in safe mode, a minute or so after startup Task Manager/Performance reports one core working at 100% and another is nearly as high. CPU usuage runs about 25 - 35% with no programs open.

At the same time, Windows Task Manager/Processes reports 90% of time the processor is idle. 10% is the NT Kernel & System. Everything else is 00. "Show processes for all users" is checked.

Don't these two reports seem to be contadictory?

I've tried disabling Avast. No joy.

I've run Malwarebytes and BitDefender. No problems.

What else should I try?

Barry
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 965 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12279 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 199895 MB, Free - 111527 MB; D: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 885741 MB; E: Total -

753871 MB, Free - 552239 MB; H: Total - 715402 MB, Free - 75879 MB; J: Total - 1907726 MB, Free -

1241535 MB; L: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 235772 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, TBGM01
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled
 

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I'm running Win XP, and I was downloading some software over the last few days for popup blockers, and I downloaded Yahoo Blocker, Google Blocker, and then ran AdAware 6 [which I've since removed to get Ad Aware SE].

Anyway, I'm having very high CPU usage, and High Memory Usage in the Windows Task Manager. I keep closing dostask.exe because it keeps using nearly 90-100% of the CPU, and it keeps maxing out my memory which is 1/2 Gig.

When I start the machine, the system runs fine, but then it begins to climb. I close it, and it climbs again, and then repeat.

I also did a search for dostask.exe and found this file: DOSTASK.EXE-25D34F68.pf located in the F:\Windows\Prefetch folder. Any help is appreciated.

Important Note: F:\ is my main drive.

Can anyone tell me what I should do?
 

Answer:High CPU Usage & High Memory Usage From dostask.exe

You need to find out what is starting that dostask.exe and either remove it (if it's not something you use) or change the settings (if it's something you use). Read the stickied thread for more info.
 

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Hi, I am a newbie at computers so please instruct me on what to do if I am missing any information or anything. Thank you!
Basicly, I have been experiencing high RAM usage and fluctuating computer usage for a while now, and I have no idea what to do. Please help! Pic below shows what's on the Task Manager while only opening one tab on chrome and no other applications.
System info here:
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) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6048 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 610M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 300061 MB, Free - 115563 MB; D: Total - 389739 MB, Free - 374956 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K43SD
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: High Ram usage and High Fluctuating Cpu usage?

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Hi All,

my 2 yr old U920t laptop/tablet satellite ultrabook has poor battery life. The battery will only last a maximum of 2 hrs before requiring recharging under normal word doc/excel data entry.

Any ideas on how i can improve it?

The Toshiba pc health monitor function continually informs me that I need to replace the battery due to normal wear and tear but I thought the battery being an 'internal' item means it cant be replaced?

If anyone can offer some advice that would be great!

Answer:Satellite U920T - short battery working time after 2 years of usage

Hi

In my opinion there is no some kind of ?rule? or ?norm? about battery life in general. On some machines battery hold capacity for longer period of time comparing it with other notebook models.
Fact is that over time battery will lose the capacity and result will be shorter working hours.

You can try to increase working hours changing some power options and shutting off some useless background processes.
Many newer notebook models have newer design where battery cannot be removed so simply and it is placed under the bottom cover but it can be replaced too. One day when you need new one contact nearest Toshiba service provider and they can replace it for you.

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Hi all,I have a 32 bit OS so the available ram maxed out at 3gb. A few days ago (seem like after a windows update) I began encountering instances where I tried to open my browser only for a window to pop up saying something similar to not enough resources to open program, strangest thing is that the same happened when I tried to open Task Manager.I had Bitcomet running so I closed it and that seem to have cleared enough ram for me to open Task manager and browser.After a restart, I opened task manager and made sure no unnecessary programs are running, there were none.I did the math and everything in Processes added up to some 300 or so MB, however when I switch to the Performance tab it shows my Memory usage as 1.72 GB!?Even if I go into Resource monitor and add up everything in Memory tab, it still only added up to 1.3 GB, so something is eating up about 500MB of my ram.My question is, is there any way to find out what's doing this?

Answer:Windows 7 High ram usage from nothing

Try Process Explorer from Microsoft and see if it will give you more information on what is running on your system.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Can Somone help me, i have a RAM problem. since i downloaded windows 10 i have had a Ram usage problem. when i idle to long or watch a video/stream the Ram usage goes up. when i turn of my pc the normal way it takes like 2min befor it shuts down, befor i downloaded windows 10 it took me 10 sec or so.
There is something els using all my RAM up pliz HELP :c
here is a link http://imgur.com/mv5C2fN

Answer:Windows 10 High RAM usage

The link doesn't work, just use the "Insert Image" button at the top of the reply box.

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I have only chrome running with 4 tabs opened and task-managetr shows 6GB memory used and 5.9 available out of total 12GB.I have attached all the screen-shots for  your reference.The memory column under processes is sorted by memory from high to low. Please let me know.    
























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Hey, i just got windows 7, previously had windows xp.
I didnt change any hardwares, just installed windows7 and all the updates with it.
On xp i never checked the cpu usage, so i dont know if it was as high as now, but at the moment since i got windows7 it seems to be very high.

When im just browsing its around 10-15%, when i watch youtube, can be around 30%.
And when im watching a full hd movie (1080p), its arounr 50-55% - and whats the worse the movie is laggy, so its not smooth, its seems to lagg and it hurts my eyes.
Now i have definitely not noticed this when i had xp, the hd movie was running just like the others.

I have an AMD athalon II x2 250 processor 3.00GHz
Video card, Ati Radeon HD 4350 1GB.

I know its pretty basic hardware, but as i said whats wierd is that with these, i didnt have the laggy hd movie problem. Any ideas why this is with windwos 7?

Answer:windows 7, high cpu usage, more then xp?

Well youtube runs on flash are you sure you have the latest version?

Also part of win 7's features is that is makes a habit of actually using resources when they are available
it's for this reason I suggest 4gigs of ram on win 7 systems.
As to the actual cause.
What process is eating into the cpu time?
Is it firefox, explorer, what?

...also did you make certain to find actual windows 7 drivers for all your hardware instead of using vista ones.

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Hi.

This is my first time posting, so I hope you'll forgive any information I forget to put in this post.
So currently, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on an HP HDX16t. Often, when I start to listen to music or watch videos online (Pandora, Youtube, etc.), the computer almost completely locks up. When I look at the task manager, I usually see audiodg.exe taking up a high percentage of 35%-50%. Then there's sometimes one of the svchosts.exe taking up quite a bit. The rest seems to go to taskmanager itself for some reason. Reading around, most people suggest disabling audiodg.exe. I was wondering if there was a way around this, as I'm not sure if that reduces listening quality at all. My hardware specs are pretty good, so I don't believe it's a hardware issue.
One more detail to add: when my laptop does recover, the wireless usually fails. It will show itself with limited connection or just none at all. I cannot connect to any router unless I restart my computer. I can't say for sure if it's related to the wlan or something.

Any help to this issue would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Windows 7 High CPU Usage

On top of the high CPU usage, games whose hardware requirements fall far below the system's configuration are lagging horribly.

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Windows 7 running slow when I open any program. CPU @ 100% while program loads and randomly stays at 100% after fully loaded. I did a complete reset. Have run Malware Bytes Anti-Malware, CCleaner. I have read many posts here and decided to send you reports I ran. Thanks in advance for your help. windowavast! Antirootkitavast! Antirootkit has stopped workinga problem caused the program to stop working correctly.Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution isavailable.Button= close programscanning: Service IKEEXT C:\windows\System32\ikeext.dllI could not get a screen shot.  Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.93   Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)   Internet Explorer 11  ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` Windows Firewall Enabled!  avast! Antivirus    Antivirus up to date!   `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` SlimCleaner      Adobe Flash Player 16.0.0.235   Adobe Reader 9 Adobe Reader out of Date! Mozilla Firefox (34.0.5) Google Chrome (39.0.2171.95)````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````   AVAST Software Avast AvastSvc.exe   AVAST Software Avast avastui.exe   AVAST Software Avast ng vbox\AvastVBoxSVC.exe AVAST Software Avast ng ngservice.exe`````````````````System Health check````````````````` T... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 CPU usage high

Advanced SystemCare 8 (HKLM-x32\...\Advanced SystemCare 8_is1) (Version: 8.0.3 - IObit)
 
AOL Uninstaller (Choose which Products to Remove) (HKLM-x32\...\AOL Uninstaller) (Version:  - AOL Inc.)
 
Download Updater (AOL Inc.) (HKLM-x32\...\SoftwareUpdUtility) (Version:  - AOL Inc.)
 
IObit Uninstaller (HKLM-x32\...\IObitUninstall) (Version: 4.1.6.25 - IObit)
 
SlimCleaner (HKLM-x32\...\{6B8D6199-EE44-4FD7-813A-6D8C62C9B384}) (Version: 4.0.30878 - SlimWare Utilities, Inc.)
 
I would uninstall...each of the above, as a first step.
 
Then...I would run the chkdsk /r command...followed by running the sfc /scannow command.
 
Chkdsk From Command Prompt, Win 7 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496613/contextmenu-is-causing-explorerexe-to-crash/?p=3067880
 
SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot - Windows 7 Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139810-sfc-scannow-run-command-prompt-boot.html
 
BC does NOT support the use of "registry cleaners/optimizers".
 
Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2563254
 
Registry cleaner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registry_cleaner
 
Registry Cleaner FAQ, PC Support - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/registry-cleaner/a/registry-cleaner-faq.htm
 
Registry Cleaner, Animal - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526247/tune-up-utilities-2014-problem/?p=3303494
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I never altered anything and no updates installed, when i switched on the computer the dwm.exe is using 100% of my cpu. I did a full scan, tried to disable the service and restart again. it wasnt useful. please help me to correct this, after this problem the system is heating up also.

Answer:dwm.exe high CPU usage in Windows

Desktop Window Manager (dwm.exe) is a Windows service that helps give you those Aero/Transparency effects. It consumes typically around 50MB. Its location should be in the System32 folder, else it could be malware. So confirm this first.
Make sure that your Windows OS is up-to-date.
Change your Windows theme to Basic and see if it helps. It will reduce memory usage.
Else open Advanced system settings > Advanced > Performance and Optimize your Windows for Performance by disabling the visual effects.
To disable it completely, open Services Manager and disable the Desktop Windws Manager Session Manager service.
See Desktop Window Manager dwm.exe consumes high CPU or Memory

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Hi, Im really dumb about computers and the anti-virus i have is chinese. And of course i don't understand it ._. I've got SpyBot Search and destroy but it keeps on going " Not Responding".I've used CCleaner but it didn't help alot. I have windows 7.A idiot about computers.uses computer for gaming.

Answer:Windows 7 High CPU usage 80 - 100 %

The CPU goes really high, then stays at 100%And i don't know how to use SpyBot.Any other programs that are just as effective?

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I have done a clean install of Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and after my computer is on for about an hour or so a process in the task manager called "system and compressed memory" takes about 25-30% of my cpu cycles for no reason.It doesn't use much ram at all.Just cpu cycles.That happens only if i have a program or two running.I have noticed that it happens particularly often when chrome is open.When i close Chrome the cpu usage goes down.I downloaded process explorer and i found the file that is causing the high cpu usage.it's called dxgmms2.sys but i don't know what to do to stop it.Things i have tried to do.Disabling superfetch,reinstalling nvidia drivers(clean)reinstalling chrome,scanning with malwarebytes(nothing found)scanning withadwcleaner.My cpu is an amd fx 4350 4.2 ghz stock,my gpu is a gt 630 and i have 8 gigs of ram.Here are some screenshots:http://postimg.org/image/psg6kjk07/ Process explorer:http://postimg.org/image/bhzd4kym5/

Answer:Windows 10 HIGH CPU Usage

I had (have?) the same problem as you - 25-30% CPU for that compressed memory process. I tried all the same things and then some more, but eventually think I have found the solution. Since the problem only seemed to occur when Chrome was running, I started disabling all add-ons, and the problem seems to be fixed! The culprit - AdBlock! Any chance you're running this as well? If so, disable it and see what happens. It's been a day or so for me since I disabled it, and no problems in that time..

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Hi all

Recently, my friend gave me his computer so i could upgrade the hard drive for him. I upgraded his hard drive from his old 80gb to a new 320gb.

For some reason, in Windows XP Pro SP2, the cpu usage is constantly high. It fluctuates between 60 and 70% at idle.

I read around on the internet and some people downloaded a program called Microsoft Process Explorer to tell them what process is using the cpu. It turns out that 'Hardware Interrupts' was causing their problem. I download the Process Explorer and it turns out that the 'Hardware Interrupts' process is whats using the CPU on my friends computer aswell.

What does this mean? Why is this process using the cpu so much while the system is idling?

I tried reinstalling windows which didnt solve a thing. I truly have no idea why this is happening.

Any help would be much appreciated as my friend would really like his computer back.

Thanks, Nissanman

Edit: His CPU is an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ and he has 512MB of Ram
 

Answer:High CPU usage in Windows XP

Bump the total RAM to 1GB and update XP to SP3... Running XP, SP2 shows that you are missing many critical Microsoft updates that could also effect the CPU usage
 

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I have windows 7, for some reason the ie8 is usually always 100% cpu usage.
I tried system restore, tried resetting the browser to default, removed any add ons or pluggins and disabled everything else. Even tried loading without add on an compatibility mode. It runs slow and lags badly. Firefox is fine.
Ie8 ran great for the first week then just got slow. Even if im doing nothing with ie8 the cpu usage will be high

Answer:windows 7 IE 8 High cpu usage 100%

Mine only jumps crazy high after I try to open a couple of tabs- if I remain on a single tab it behaves.

Then again, I only use it to play games on zone.msn.com, and that only needs a single tab - the games open a new window....

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I have done a clean install of Windows 10 Pro 64 bit and after my computer is on for about an hour or so a process in the task manager called "system and compressed memory" takes about 25-30% of my cpu cycles for no reason.It doesn't use much ram at all.Just cpu cycles.That happens only if i have a program or two running.I have noticed that it happens particularly often when chrome is open.When i close Chrome the cpu usage goes down.I downloaded process explorer and i found the file that is causing the high cpu usage.it's called dxgmms2.sys but i don't know what to do to stop it.Things i have tried to do.Disabling superfetch,reinstalling nvidia drivers(clean)reinstalling chrome,scanning with malwarebytes(nothing found)scanning withadwcleaner.My cpu is an amd fx 4350 4.2 ghz stock,my gpu is a gt 630 and i have 8 gigs of ram.Here are some screenshots:http://postimg.org/image/psg6kjk07/ Process explorer:http://postimg.org/image/bhzd4kym5/

Answer:Windows 10 HIGH CPU Usage

I had (have?) the same problem as you - 25-30% CPU for that compressed memory process. I tried all the same things and then some more, but eventually think I have found the solution. Since the problem only seemed to occur when Chrome was running, I started disabling all add-ons, and the problem seems to be fixed! The culprit - AdBlock! Any chance you're running this as well? If so, disable it and see what happens. It's been a day or so for me since I disabled it, and no problems in that time..

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Hey I am new to these forums so if I have made any mistakes please forgive me.

Ever since this morning my CPU and RAM usage have been very high. ( 70 - 80 percent)
While not running anything in the background. I have ended most processes, and also
ran an virus scan, bullguard) but nothing came up. Please help me my games have been lagging terribly
And I have very good specs.

Task manager.

Answer:Windows 7 high CPU and RAM usage.

I would first go through the task manager and end any programs and or items that you know you dont need running; by ending process or end process tree. If it still is high; I would just totally restart the computer if you have not already done so. If after restarting windows it still does not help; then there is a program and or process still running in the background that is eating up your processor usage. I would try and take some time to seek out what it may be and either end process it or uninstall it if truly not needed long term. Short of that you also might need to upgrade your amount of ram if you can expand it further as unfortunately windows in my opinion has a habit of developing memory leaks via poorly coded and poorly written programs. See if anything here helps ya and if not post back and we can go from there.

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Hi,

I have hp elitebook 8440p windows 7 laptop.
It has 6 gb memory, i7 M620 @ 2.67GHZ processor

Whenever i open any process cpu usage goes to 100 %. I have installed from scratch and install mcaffe
antivirus. What could be the reason?

Answer:High cpu Usage in windows 7

Have you installed any .NET Framework updates? That could be the reason.

See: Wondering why mscorsvw.exe has high CPU usage? You can speed it up. - .NET Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs



   Note
mscorsvw.exe is precompiling .NET assemblies in the background. Once it's done, it will go away. Typically, after you install the .NET Redist, it will be done with the high priority assemblies in 5 to 10 minutes and then will wait until your computer is idle to process the low priority assemblies. Once it does that it will shutdown and you won't see mscorsvw.exe. One important thing is that while you may see 100% CPU usage, the compilation happens in a process with low priority, so it tries not to steal the CPU for other stuff you are doing.
I've seen this reported 100% CPU usage on my own machine after installing .NET Framework updates and it's normal.

Other than that it could be lots of things.

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Hello, there is a process called "Windows 7.exe" taking up all my CPU, and I am fairly sure that this is not a Windows related process. Can anybody help me on this?
 

Answer:Windows 7.exe - High CPU Usage

Hello DarkPenguins and Welcome to the BleepingComputer.   
 
My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.
Please complete all steps in the specified order.
Even if tools don't find malware, I want you to post the logfiles anyway.
Please copy and paste the logfiles directly into your posts. Please do not attach them unless you are instructed to do so.
Read the instructions carefully. If you have problems, stop what you  were doing and describe the problems you encountered as precisely as  you can.
Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
Ensure your external and/or USB drives are inserted during always the scan.
If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.
If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!
I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic
As my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.
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Hi I have a Portege z10t and I use to be able to see my data usage in the setting. I use to tell what I had used in my billing cycle.. I can't even get the billing cycle date to change now.. Not sure if it is a hardware issue or a software issue.. Any help would be appreciated Thanks

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Hi there,


This is my new laptop. I got it just one week. However, USB 3.0 port is very weird. It always stop working when i used it for several hours. I try to update the driver, but i still seems not working.


are there any other solutions?

Answer:Satellite R830 - USB3.0 port stop working after long time usage

> It always stop working when i used it for several hours.
How do you know this? Is some external device connected and you use it several hours for data transfer or something similar?
And after notebook restart everything is OK again?

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when we installed windows 10 everything worked fine for months now the mail tile does nothing when you click on it

Answer:My mail tile does not work when I click on it in Windows 10 it's been working fine for months, how can I get it working again?

Can you open it from the All Apps list?

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Hello,

I've got a Dell laptop here that isn't functioning properly. I can't get this to work for the life of me! I am currently using this laptop with a different hard drive, it's the install on the SSD that doesn't work. I know that the quick fix would be to simply reload windows, but I don't want the quick fix.

Basically, laptop works with Windows 7 install on a hard drive, no issues. On the SSD, where the ONLY applications loaded are Office 2013 and Firefox (and all the latest updates), the internet does not work (I can ping yahoo.com and get a response, so DNS is fine). The problem persists on IE and Firefox. I have no AV software other than MSE, and the problem persists in Safe Mode w/ networking. The hosts file is clean. The internet worked on the computer just fine when I loaded it, I hadn't used the SSD in a while and when I popped it in, the internet wasn't working. I believe something is getting in the way of port 80, but I can't figure out what. I have disabled all startup applications and all nonwindows services. The computer does not have bonjour. I have cleared history/cookies to no avail. I can't find anything suspicious in the running processes. I can't seem to turn off the windows antimalware process to test that, though.

Any ideas?

Answer:Internet not working, windows update, ping, DNS, etc. working fine

I decided to run hijack this and found two BHO's. It's funny that on my new install that I used a handful of times, I have adware, but on this install that's been going for years, I have nothing. Oh well. So I had "Crossrider" and "Coupon Companion". I removed all traces of both, yet still no go. It looks like this managed to install itself on 12/2... which had to be damn close to the date that I bought the SSD, however, I had internet activity as recent as 12/26. Here's the log of what Coupon Companion did:

1354500268 -
1354500268 - --------------------------- Installer started ---------------------------
1354500268 -
1354500268 - appid: 4493
1354500268 - installername: 4493.exe
1354500268 - installertype: 12417
1354500268 - appname: Coupon Companion
1354500268 - publisher: 215 Apps
1354500268 - publisherid: 390
1354500268 - installerfullversion: 1.24.151.151
1354500268 - platformversion: 1
1354500268 - installerscriptversion: 24
1354500268 - bhoversion: 151
1354500268 - helperversion: 151
1354500268 - bhoguid: 11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011441193
1354500268 - scrambletoken: 8093c230043101303486692df6c812c4
1354500268 - Installing IE extension
1354500268 - Firefox extension is bundled
1354500268 - Chrome extension is bundled
1354500268 - CmdLine:
1354500268 - Function onInit started.
1354500268 - Read the OS: V7
1354500268 - App registry path: Software\AppDataLow\Software\Coupon Companion
1354500268 - srcid: 100086
1354500268 - subid: default
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Hi,

I have recently noticed a bit of a performance issue on my HP laptop running Windows 10 Home.

What happens is, if I am not doing anything on the laptop, but am not putting it to sleep (i.e. idling), it stays at a low CPU usage. However, after a while (usually about a minute?), the CPU usage rockets up, and also affects my CPU temperatures (goes up from ~35'C to ~50'C).

The processes that are the culprit, as defined by the detailed tab of Task manager, are either "svchost.exe" or "System" - the latter is described as "NT Kernel and System" and is linked to ntoskrnl.exe.

Any way of controlling this would be greatly appreciated.

Note: the laptop came preinstalled with Windows 10 and doesn't have many programs installed.

Spotify95

Answer:Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10

Hi spotify95,

Have a look at the below link and see if there's anything that might be of some help.
Windows 10: How to fix system ntoskrnl.exe memory leak and high CPU usage

b1rd

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Hi,

I have recently noticed a bit of a performance issue on my HP laptop running Windows 10 Home.

What happens is, if I am not doing anything on the laptop, but am not putting it to sleep (i.e. idling), it stays at a low CPU usage. However, after a while (usually about a minute?), the CPU usage rockets up, and also affects my CPU temperatures (goes up from ~35'C to ~50'C).

The processes that are the culprit, as defined by the detailed tab of Task manager, are either "svchost.exe" or "System" - the latter is described as "NT Kernel and System" and is linked to ntoskrnl.exe.

Any way of controlling this would be greatly appreciated.

Note: the laptop came preinstalled with Windows 10 and doesn't have many programs installed.

Spotify95

Answer:Occasional high CPU usage on Windows 10

Hi spotify95,

Have a look at the below link and see if there's anything that might be of some help.
Windows 10: How to fix system ntoskrnl.exe memory leak and high CPU usage

b1rd

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win10 pro 64biti5 6600k16gb DDR4 1070GTXWD Blue 1tbnewer computer, 3-4 weeks------------------came home today, noticed the PC was laggy and the HDD was spinning up making alot of noise, check performance and disk usage at 100%processes using most of the disk are"system and compressed memory""service host: local service (network restricted)/ network service"not sure what to do, I'm new to win10 and so far not very pleased. any help is appreciated, ofcourse. ask if you need any info from me.

Answer:windows 10 very high disk usage 100%

I would DLoad and run Data Lifeguard tools from WD...Follow the guide for creating a bootable CD which is the best way to run the test...

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I have 8 gb of ram in my computer. It used to use only about 30% of its ram after startup. Now it uses about 50%, and I'm not sure why. Can anybody help?

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/SEONWO%7E1/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]

Answer:Unusually High Ram Usage in Windows 7

Using the task manger or process explorer. Take a look at process and see what is running.
Run an antivirus and malwarebytes scan to check of real problems

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hi sorry if this is the wrong place but i noticed my CPU Usage is very high sometimes (60-100%......) and my laptop is a little louder ? it was like this i'd say for  1 month i guess ? any ideas on what might be causing the issues ? thanks

Answer:CPU Usage High 100%- Laptop Windows 7

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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Hey all
I've been using W10 for a couple of months.. No big problems so after.
After last week's updates, the cpu usage is around 20% idle. Which would be around 4-5% normally. My computer is always hot and fans do not stop.
Anyone with a similar issue?
No malwares detected with MBAM and Windows Defender. Nothing changed after the update. CPU is mostly used by System, Antimalware Service Executable, and Rainmeter (I know rainmeter is not microsoft's issue.. But closing it does not help.)

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hello !
 
i ran tdsskiller.exe and malwarebytes, didnt help..
 
the high cpu usage just passes on in task manager to other items, like mbam, or windows installer module etc..
 
please help

Answer:Windows 8 High CPU virus.. 100% cpu usage

Mbam and WIM having spikes of CPU usage is normal, happens to me too.
Can't remember exactly why Mbam does it, but you should just let it run and it will stop after a while. Maybe it is performing a scheduled scan?
The default installation of Mbam pro has a scheduled scan every so often.

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Before I reinstalled win7 My RAM usage was about 40-60 with about 100 processes active
Now...

65 processes And im using 70-80% of RAM

Anyone have any performance tweaks that will help

Answer:High RAM Usage after reinstalling windows

60 Processes 72% RAM usage 0-15% cpu

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I have windows 7, intel i3 core and im having a very weird problem.

My CPU will often jump to 80%-100% of cpu usage. It will run real hot, and it will run like this for more than a few minutes. It will also spike up and down within ahigh range(40-100%). The strange thing is that all processes contribute to the cpu usage. There is no one process that sticks out during this time. Even task manager begins to run at 20ish% while others like a browser runs at another 20% etc. At a base state(no applications running, that i can see) It will hover within 20%-40%. It happens inconsistently. Sometimes i can get away with watching videos, other times it hits me hard and slows my computer to a crawl.

Can anyone help?
 

Answer:windows 7 high cpu usage STRANGE

That reads like the Windows kernel is having problems with something, set your TaskMan to show the kernel times - View > show kernel times. Try using LatencyMon to find out the cause of this.
 

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A couple of days ago, I performed a Windows Update of some sort, and I forget what was exactly installed, but now there is a MsMpEng.exe that is listed under my processes that was not there before. I understand that is somehow related to the Windows Defender, but I have had that from before, so I'm not sure why it's new. My PC runs at 100% on startup for a couple of minutes, and when idle, the CPU usage is fairly low, but it increases up to 100% when loading a website on both Firefox and IE. As for the specs it's an old laptop - HP Pavilion zt1000 with XP and service pack 3 (which may have been what was installed), running on pentium 4 1.5 ghz and 752MB RAM.

I have been tweaking this computer in the past week or so, and after running ATF Cleaner, I noticed a significant improvement, but like I said, after whatever update was performed, I noticed a significant decline in performance. I also just ran HiJackThis, and here's a copy of it:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:31:36 AM, on 6/9/2009
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
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Answer:high CPU usage after windows update

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Does this look excessive? I am using a Sony Vaio and there are 142 processes which seem too high. The Physical Memory is 78% or higher typically. Could anyone advise?

Answer:Memory Usage - Windows 7 too high

Hello there, k1bb5. Welcome to SevenForums

Yes, it's very high usage for a regular PC.

1) lxecmon.exe is using way too much memory. Do you have any Lexmark hardware?
2) 142 processes is WAY too much for regular use, right now i have 40 processes and using 1.34GBs of RAM
3) Does the laptop have its original Windows installation? (with all the bloatware)
4) Have you analyzed your PC for virus/malware?

Something is not right with that CPU/RAM usage

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Hi everyone, I'm not sure when this all started If I were to guess it was when I downloaded the Creators update for Windows 10. I'm basically having this issue where Windows Orchestrator service/Windows Update Is using up to 50% of my CPU and A lot of RAM. I'm not really sure how to approach this, I've tried researching different things and no luck. I would appreciate any help that can be Given thank you.

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Hello,
My PC running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 has begun to run very slowly and constantly says to close programs because I have low memory.  I have checked in the task manager and under the processes tab I find several processes running that really should not be. I can "end Process" for each of them from the processes tab of the task manager but they always come back and use more and more memory until the fan starts running and everything slows down to a crawl. The tasks include iexplore.exe *32 at 158,500K, same one again at 153,180K, explorer.exe at 40,408K, dvm.exe, McUICnt.exe, iexplore.exe, MXTask2.exe, taskhost.exe, winlogon.exe, taskmgr.exe, SynTPEnh.exe, taskhost.exe and a few others. In many cases I will look at it and several instances of these same  processes will be running. I have run several scans with Mcafee and Malwarebytes which did not seem to help at all.
Also when I try to download something I get a pop that says "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded". Even if I am just trying to save a photo online it does this.
My screen intermittingly flashes as well.
 Any help you can give is much appreciated. Thank you
 

Answer:Very high PCU usage and low memory on Windows 7

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i recently bought a new laptop which has vista on it.....i loaded my 3G card. but everytime i connect my 3G it uses so many mb.......i have turned off the main windows update and the antivirus update..........

what can i do to reduce the amount of megabytes used?.......so that when i connect the 3G it doesnt use megabytes until i actually download something or surf the web.
 

Answer:high usage of mb on windows vista

Maybe your laptop needs a memory upgrade.

2gb is needed for Vista to run well.
 

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Hello,

Over the past couple of weeks I have been getting high disk usage on my computer, causing it to run extremely slowly.
Is there any way to fix this issue?
Just after I took the attached screenshot, my System went down to around 6MB/s and the "Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted)" jumped to around 16MB/s
Looking in resource monitor the main things causing the high read speed are: 'rundll32.exe' and 'ccsvchst.exe' and one just called 'System'
If you require any more information just ask because this issue is getting very annoying while playing games ect...

Thanks a bunch
Jack

Answer:Very high disk usage [Windows 8 Pro 64-bit]

I believe the ccsvchst.exe is a Norton executable, and, as Norton is know to be heavy on system resources, that may be the issue. Now, as to how, why, and what Norton is doing, I have no idea but you might want to try turning Norton off and see if that fixes your resource hogging. Just be careful what you are doing without the AV protection during this test phase. Good luck.

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So, after battling a myriad of problems with windows 10 for months now I've finally given up and went back to windows 7 and I'm noticing one main problem.

I was pulling 55 watts from the wall at idle with windows 10 and I am now pulling 120 watts from the wall with windows 7 with the same exact OS power settings, BIOS settings, and no Hardware changes.

As this is a HTPC, it is on idle a lot and that extra power is going to cost.

Is this normal? Does windows 10 really have half the idle power requirement of windows 7?

Hardware is:

AMD FX-8350
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
Nvidia GTX 670

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

*Also I'm not seeing any abnormally high CPU usage or anything like that.

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I first noticed this issue when moving a panel around in an application I'm developing, but after further testing found that whenever I move almost any application around my screen I get 20-30% CPU usage from that application. I haven't ever noticed this before and am just wondering how to solve this. Is there a simple solution or should I simply try re-installing Windows?

If any other information is needed just ask

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Hi,
I upgraded to Windows 8 a few months ago with a clean install. Around a month ago, my computer started to freeze up and experience huge slow-downs. Trying to open the Task Manager can take minutes of waiting. When it does open, the physical drive/disk usage (not CPU) for the "System" is 99% or 100%. The "details" tab again shows a process labeled "system" which leads to ntoskrnl.exe in the System32 folder.

I was worried about malware being the problem, but posted in the malware forum here--everything checked out okay.

Any ideas why this program, which from Google sounds like the trigger of the BSOD, might be running at such a high disk usage? Or is something else the problem? Thanks for any help with this!
 

Answer:High Disk Usage in Windows 8

micnike1...

This should take you right to the problem folder/files:

https://www.jam-software.de/custome...guage=EN&PHPSESSID=lhjqrkqfcqi7nmlbmpmbcitgn0

Didn't see it here at MG. If your PC is running slowly, it might take a while for the scan to run, but it will show you how your disk usage is allocated very clearly...
 

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i got a problem with my PlugPlay service in Windows 7 Ultimate x86, when there has passed about 12hours more or less somethings it goes crazy like this:

full link with more info from ProcessExplorer:

http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/a...layService.jpg

so anyone got a clude how i can fix this problemo?

Answer:Windows 7 PlugPlay high CPU usage???

it's a problem i get after about a little week or something from reinstalling Windows 7, and i haven't had this issue or what you will call it in the beta and rc versions of Windows 7 it came in January 2010 and i haven't changed any hardware sinces that, i only got a new GFX about 14days ago so it can't be that sines i had it sines January >:

i hope there is a way to fix this problem, because i really like Windows 7 a lot, and this is the only error i got with it and it's not funny when you like to have your system online 24-7.

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I built a system using a 939 Opteron 148 (single core, 2.2 ghz) cpu and 2 gb of RAM (4 x 512mb) to give to a friend of mine so he can play TF2. First I tried Windows 7, but I kept getting a lot of lock ups and blue screens. So I decided to install Windows Vista. Vista has been more stable with this ASUS motherboard, but cpu usage is crazy. Doing nothing it will jump around and even reach 100% at times. While playing TF2 I can tell it's just not as smooth as what it should be. The video card is an x1800xt. This same system has been used to play TF2 in the past when my son had it. But it was using XP then. Is there any reason why Vista is doing this? I have Vista installed on my own PC, and I don't have this problem. Of course, my cpu is a quad core Phenom. Is the cpu usage so high because the Opteron is only single core? The Vista install was a clean install, and it is pretty bare. Only things installed are Catalyst Control Center, Steam, and Team Fortress 2.
 

Answer:Windows Vista High CPU usage

I'm guessing its because its a single core.
 

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I have windows 10 on a new PC with 0 hdd issues, but my PC starts up and the disk usage stays over 100% for a very long time. Opening software such as google chrome for the first time after a restart takes up to 100% disk usage and so does doing a simple search on my PC. I have disbaled superfetch, windows search, and background intelligent transfer service, but nothing has worked. Is this just Windows 10 OR is it my PC? I've seen a lot of people complain about this issue and have already returned one new HP Envy PC because of issues IT had with windows 10 and sleep issues. Now my Acer 605-UR1B seems to be having issues with this windows as well. Is this normal? If not, what is the normal disk usage for starting up chrome or searching? Here are my specs:
Intel HD Graphics
16gb DD3 Ram
2TB HDD Intel I7 4790
Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:High Disk Usage on Windows 10 PC

I have the pro Version of Malwarebytes and it does the same as yours disk 100%. I have had to stop it from running and updating and stopped it at start up. Sometimes windows updates does the same.
Not sure if it is just a W10 problem or just a computer problem.
Cant see any way of solving the problem so just have to put up with it.

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Hi, I am playing a game getting great FPS Then it just quits.. I checked the disk usage and it's at 100%! What should I do? I am only playing that one game and nothing else! I have 8 gigabytes of ram.. PLEASE HELP ME!

Answer:Need Help With High Disk Usage! Windows 8

In DOS, nothing ran in the background when you were running aprogram.

Then Windows came along, and we had something new..... SERVICES.

I first discovered them in Windows XP. And I realized almost immediately that many of those SERVICES were redundant. (not required for the average user)

So I set about disabling all the services that I didn't need running all the time. Gee! My PC speeded up considerably!

I found a listing on the "Black Viper" website, of every SERVICE and which ones can be safely disabled for the average user PC.
I promptly disabled 24 services for Windows XP. I put that in a batch file, so I could repeat it, in just a few seconds.

That was continued to Windows 7 and now to Windows 8.

Most of what works well for Windows 7, will also work for Windows 8 or even 8.1.
They are not all that different. The registries are almost identical.

I'm still using my Windows 7 tweaks for Windows 8 and it works, just fine. Go figure!
Windows 7 and Windows 8 are more alike than MS wants you to know. (Big Secret)

Cheers Mates!
TM

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I'm running XP pro SP2. I have a gig of ram and my mother board is an Intel D101GGC. My CPU is Intel Pentium D 920.

If I use Windows Explorer to go deeper than the first level of any tree, CPU usage goes to 100% and stays there. I've disabled System Restore because it wouldn't let me go back in time anyway and this program is a known resource gobbler. Didn't help. I've attached a hijackthis logfile to see if anyone recognizes a Trojan, etc. I would appreciate any help at all.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:33:58 PM, on 4/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\BRMFRSMG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
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Answer:Windows Explorer/ high CPU usage

The idea that System Restore gobbles resources is pure bull. It may use some disk space -- but that can be regulated. If you re-enable it, it will probably start working -- but not for this issue of course.

Does the problem happen in Safe Mode, or if you do a "clean boot"?

I would wonder about "foldershare" acting up.

First, restart in Safe Mode (tap the f8 key promptly on startup and choose the Safe Mode option from the boot menu).

In Safe Mode &#8211;

Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup group" on the general page.

See this link for detailed information:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310353

Now restart and test the issue at hand

If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.

Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible.

Note: if you already have items unchecked under msconfig > startups and are in &#8220;selective&#8221; startup mode &#8211; you should note what these are before beginning. They will need to be de-selected again.
 

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Hi
We have a deployed 100 clients with Windows 7 and we have seen a strange problem on several client and the problem seems to escalate for know we have 15 confirmed case where we have a very high CPU usage. The process that cause this CPU load is “svchost.exe” that runs with 50% all the time and consuming about 400-600MB” and the services in that causing this high seems to be  DPS “Diagnostics Policy Service” BFE Base Filtering Engine” MpcSvc “Windows Firewall”
The consequence for users are that their computers get very slow and not usable, open Outlock can take several minutes.  We have isolated the problem to the Windows Firewall when we disable the Windows Firewall “Turn it Off” the CPU load are gone this is not a solution just a workaround. We need to have the Windows Firewall enabled.
The Firewall settings are controlled by a GPO when we turn it off by a GPO all problem disappear.
Some troubleshooting steps we have tried with no result.
·        The problem happens on different hardware both laptop computers and desktop so we don’t suspect any hardware related problems.
·        We have updated to the latest drivers.
·        We suspected Cisco VPN program but unfortunately some of the computers are desktop computers so they don’t have VPN Software.
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Answer:High CPU Usage Windows Firewall

Hi, There system services should be OK and no third party process is listed. I know that the hardware drivers have been updated, but I also would like to suggest you update the BIOS and the hardware drive firmware, if they are available. Regards,

Arthur Li - MSFT

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Hi,

As I'm typing this with no other apps running and a clean install of Windows 10 performed an hour ago I have 97% disk usage. wsappx is showing "1.8mb/s" in the task manager followed by a bunch of normal objects that show like 0mb/s or .1mb/s...hovering at 94% right now.

I've battled this before with limited success doing everything mentioned before like disabling BITS, Defender, fetch, prefetch, etc...

This is a 6month old ACER E5-575-33bm and about two days ago the original hard drive failed. It's not completely busted but I was stuck in an automatic repair loop and I tried to remedy it with all the suggestions out there. I couldn't even go into safe mode. Nor could I do a repair or fresh install on it using a WIN10 usb boot disk.

My question is. Is this just windows 10 and I have to live with it? (down to 1% disk usage at the moment after about 3 minutes). I'm concerned that the last hard drive died because of this problem of intermittent spiking. Does anyone know if this is a hardware problem? Did I just get a bad mobo? Is it my ram? Should I bring it into Acer service? Will they just tell me it's normal and tell me to carry on?

Answer:Is this disk usage too high for windows 10?

Hi, in an idle state you should expect 0 disk usage. (Assuming no internet activity e.g. background downloads.

I understand you've replaced the drive and clean installed Win 10 on a newish PC- presumably the Creator's build?

You should not try to fix this by disabling Windows services.

Otherwise it's impossible to comment without information.

I believe you are in a clean boot state.

Please post a screenshot of your task manager, organising any columns of interest high to low by clicking on the relevant column tab. Repeat for different columns if useful.

Please also complete your system specs (see mine for comparison), including details of your disk(s).
System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

Please download and run Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) and post a screenshot of its GUI for each drive.

What is your build number?
(Windows key + R, winver)
Home or Pro or...?

I agree drive failure that early is unexpected.

Please also boot to Safe Mode, and again post a screenshot of your task manager.

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win10 pro 64biti5 6600k16gb DDR4 1070GTXWD Blue 1tbnewer computer, 3-4 weeks------------------came home today, noticed the PC was laggy and the HDD was spinning up making alot of noise, check performance and disk usage at 100%processes using most of the disk are"system and compressed memory""service host: local service (network restricted)/ network service"not sure what to do, I'm new to win10 and so far not very pleased. any help is appreciated, ofcourse. ask if you need any info from me.

Answer:windows 10 very high disk usage 100%

I would DLoad and run Data Lifeguard tools from WD...Follow the guide for creating a bootable CD which is the best way to run the test...

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Hi there,

Having strange issues, explorer.exe starts eating up CPU, only when my USB HDD is connected.
I could see a bunch of my files appearing in the DLL window of process explorer (screenshot included) so I assumed it was an indexing problem.

Ran SFC, CHKDSK on all partitions, delete/restore index, in the end I have completely disabled indexing and it is still occuring. Weird, and cannot understand why this would be happening. I have disabled real time protection also.

It appears to still happen under a clean boot, and I cannot link it to any specific program or process or service, only that it happens when USB HDD is plugged in.

Any help would be much appreciated!
System Info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-65, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4093 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 109701 MB, Free - 31787 MB; E: Total - 1782726 MB, Free - 302299 MB; G: Total - 124998 MB, Free - 31645 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 3060
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

Answer:Windows 8 explorer.exe high CPU usage w/USB HDD

Seems to have sorted itself out now that I got it to stop indexing. Will update if anything changes.
 

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Hi I have a high cpu again (100%) fluctuates from low to high. Sometimes it stays at 100% CPU gets hotter. Perfomance is slow also when this occurs. Here is an image of my windows with not a lot running. And I only have "Avast" antivirus running. Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Answer:Windows 7 high CPU Usage (virus?)

Whew, that image file is a whopper!  1.5MB!  It's at least 10 times larger file than necessary.  Have you monitored the processes in Task Manager to see what's consuming CPU resources?  I see Firefox using 38%, per your image.  Do you notice this spike in CPU usage while browsing certain websites?  What about sites with Flash content?  Do they cause a spike?

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Since I upgraded to Windows 8.1 I'm experiencing a frustrating issue with memory. My pc has 32 gb that end up all used by a ghost process.

If I look into the task manager I cannot see any process taking so much memory. I've used Poolmon to get the tag with more bytes and diff and I've found that CMNb
tag is the one with a higher difference between Allocs and Frees.

Anyone has found this issue too? I've also used RAMMap and I've learnt that if I empty current working sets the memory reduces to minimum.

It's important to note that all this happens without running any specific software in the pc. Just waiting is enough to see how system degrades until a blue screen.

Any ideas of what is this CMNb tag?

Thanks!

Answer:High memory usage with Windows 8.1

It would be good to make a clean boot for troubleshooting.
You can start your computer by using a minimal amount driver and startup programs.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/en-us

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I have googled, and tried to fix this issue since 3 days, about 5 hours per day, i have tried seemingly everything and nothing worked. Heres the story, please help me.
 
I own this PC since about 2 years never had problems. Then I reinstalled windows and made a fresh clean install. Its windows 7 64 bit btw
Since then i have been very weird cpu useage, often it stays at 100% sometimes it sways from 10%-98% all the time, usually though in the higher numbers above 50%, I do not have a virus, i do not have any process that actually uses this much of the cpu. Its just there without a reason. I have also cleaned all the dust inside my PC but that didnt change anything either. Yesterday I had some windows updates installed and for this ONE TIME, it all worked fine, but then today after starting it i had 100% all the time again. Which is really infuriating since i thought the windows updates fixed it. I even was able to play GUild Wars 2, when earlier my pc turned itself off every few minutes or half hour or so. (cause it got too hot i guess)
 
So what else could the cause of this problem be? Since CPU's dont have drivers i guess it cant be that right? Is there something basic i forgot to install or something.. i dont even know anymore, i really think i tried everything which is why im making a post myself and not googling until i find someone with the same problem, which also seemed impossible, cause the cause for their high usage was always easy to find..

Answer:CPU Usage too high on fresh Windows 7

CPU's do have drivers - but most often they're included in Windows (and you get updates from Windows Updates).
Let's try looking at these reports:
 
1)  Please provide this information (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
 
While waiting for a reply, please start with these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html

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When ever this computer checks for windows updates CPU spikes up to 100% Will not go down at all.

I have updated the windows update agent.
I have ran a few fix it tools from microsoft.
I have determined its the windows update agent service causing CPU spikes because when I kill the service everything is back to normal.
I have scanned for viruses using, eset, hitmanpro, malwarebytes, and adwcleaner
I have deleted the softwaredistribution folder
i tried to install the windows update readiness tool. Nothing was found. Take a look at the log file below

-I have attached the windowsupdate.log file

Any ideas?

=================================
Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 26.0
2016-05-12 11:58

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store

Summary:
Seconds executed: 1618

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Hey all
I've been using W10 for a couple of months.. No big problems so after.
After last week's updates, the cpu usage is around 20% idle. Which would be around 4-5% normally. My computer is always hot and fans do not stop.
Anyone with a similar issue?
No malwares detected with MBAM and Windows Defender. Nothing changed after the update. CPU is mostly used by System, Antimalware Service Executable, and Rainmeter (I know rainmeter is not microsoft's issue.. But closing it does not help.)

Answer:Windows 10 High CPU Usage After Update

Please provide screenshots of your task manager as appropriate, making sure whatever is using your CPU time/disk/internet is at the top of the column by clicking the appropriate tab. You may find a shot of the Details tab, highest CPU use at the top may help.

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getin rather high cpu usage from windowx xp services, programs running are:
msn messenger 6
yahoo messenger
trillian - as a icq client
IE 6
United Devices - distributed computing program
AVG anti virus
tiny personal firewall 2
sound controll pannel for my onboard sound
MBM

computer specs in sig, attached screenshot of what i mean, any ideas? ive only diasabled the messenger service to stop pop up's

Thanks

Jon
 

Answer:high cpu usage from windows xp services

I know at this time by looking at that pic that Untied Devices may not be the culprit... BUT by its very design UD is suppost to use all unused CPU cycles so it will appear that your CPU is a 100% for most if the time ( all DC projects run like this AFAIK )

but from that pic it look as if SVCHOST.exe is your culprit.... ( im sure their is a fix for this but its not to hand right now )


However I would run your AV program and either Ad Aware or SpyBot to make sure you have no "Nastys" on your system.
 

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After running anything in my browser that requires any CPU power ( Youtube, flashgames, Java, etc) svchost.exe uses a lot of my CPU ( 50% +) and stays like it even after closing whatever I was running, I always have to reboot. This has only happened in the last few weeks.
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Browser: Firefox

Things I've tried:
Downloading processor explorer and checked what is hogging the CPU under svchost, it turned out to be critical services I cannot end. (Picture below)

Scanned with Malware Bytes & Microsoft SE ( Both updated, showed clean, multiple times)

Defragged my HDD, cleaned my registry, Windows is up to date expect for 1 Windows Update that will not install (When it configures after I reboot it fails and reverts changes, every time)

Scanned with Hijackthis (Log below)

No luck.

Hijackthis log:


Quote:




Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:36:26 PM, on 10/28/2009
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.e... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 svchost.exe high CPU usage

No one?

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I first noticed this issue when moving a panel around in an application I'm developing, but after further testing found that whenever I move almost any application around my screen I get 20-30% CPU usage from that application. I haven't ever noticed this before and am just wondering how to solve this. Is there a simple solution or should I simply try re-installing Windows?

If any other information is needed just ask

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Been noticing that my VRAM usage is up to 700MB in 4K on Windows 8.1. If I disable DWM, it goes down to about 300MB, Unfortunately things act quite odd so it's not a simple fix like disabling Aero is.

Problem is I like to game @4K and Shadows of Mordor chokes up my 4GB of VRAM easily. Even with fullscreen apps it only goes down to about 650MB of VRAM. My findings are similar to what these folks have http://forum.notebookreview.com/windows-os-software/761654-windows-8-high-idle-vram-usage.html

Anyone else having this issue?
 

Answer:High VRAM usage @4K in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.x has the ability to run DWM entirely in software (on your CPU and in System RAM). This allows the OS to provide a consistent user experience, even when no hardware acceleration is available.

This what allows Windows 8.x to display UAC prompts without a video mode reset. It just flips to software mode while displaying the prompt.

Games should also trigger this behavior, causing DWM to transparently migrate into System RAM. The way Windows now maps memory may make it difficult for VRAM monitoring tools to determine where DWM's memory usage actually resides at any given moment.
 

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https://i.imgur.com/baTX2SF.png

I don't think it should be maxing out my resources with a low intensive game like Dota2 running?

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i have a problem but i bought a new Dell laptop with the following specifications
Dell inspiron 15R
core i7 3.1GHz Turbo, 6MB cache
16GB DDR3 RAM
Geforce Gt525 1GB Graphics

now the problem is that when the system is ideal it takes around 2.5 GB RAM usage
even there is no running applications
also i noticed that it's performance not that much.

is it normal?

Answer:Windows 7 high RAM usage and low performance

I think it's OK. For Win7 Ult it's normal to use about 25-30% of the RAM in idle. And it's about that percentage no matter how much RAM do You have installed .

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I got this machine to look at as it had unusually high CPU usage and the CPU fan tends to stay on high speed though the machine isn't running any applications or visible tasks- just idling. I note that it has Norton Internet Security on it with a full year subscription though I'm not a big fan of Norton or McAfee. I had some program called Internet Security 2009 in the language of German on it but used Add/Remove Programs to get rid of it- likely malware or rogue AV. I also see a CA eTrust Internet Security Suite installed in the systray though upon opening it says nothing is installed- this being after I click OK to a popup message "eTrust Security Center: calSS.exe - Unable to Locate Component - This application has failed to start because ISafeIf.dll was not found reinstalling the application may fix this problem". I don't have a copy of the application and AppRemover was unable to find it in its scan so I could remove it. Any suggestions on that one?

I have gone thru the registry and removed quite a lot of items that load at startup so the systray is pretty light now and some things have improved. I removed all of the Java and will put updated versions on after you give the "all clear". I just wanted to have some eyes on the logs to see if anything else needs to go and if someone has a suggestion of how to get this CA Security Suite off of here as I know too many of these programs is more harmful than good. As I said it's not my... Read more

Answer:XP Pro w/Unusually high CPU usage (CPU fans stays on high) - Logs attached

You can allow RogueKiller to fix the items it found, but I am not finding any malware in your logs. I suggest you post in the software forum for further assistance.

Since you are not having any malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. You can uninstall RogueKiller and HitManPro.
Go back to step 6 oof the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If running Vista or Win 7, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis.
Goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders
related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:

How to Protect yourself from malware!



Malware removal from a National Chain = $149
Malware removal from MajorGeeks = $0
 

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About a year ago, I noticed that my computer was running slow (both online and off) and that the explorer.exe process listed in the Windows Task Manager was usually running very high. Windows Explorer seemed to crash a lot as well. A few months ago, I attempted to install Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 on my computer and before the install completed a warning window popped up saying something like 'there is already another instance of Kaspersky running' (which was not the case since this was the first time I had ever attempted to install Kaspersky software) and the install failed. When I rebooted my computer, I got the blue screen of death for a few seconds and then Windows booted with a message saying that Windows had recovered from a serious problem. Since recovering from whatever happened after the failed Kaspersky install, my computer is slower than ever and the Task Manager still shows a high CPU usage even though the System Idle Process is high and there isn't any processes listed that are using much CPU time at all.

I just scanned my system with the latest updated versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, and Avira AntiVir. All of them found nothing. I then cleaned my computer with CCleaner and ran HijackThis.

Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:30 AM, on 13/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C... Read more

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This problem began yesterday. I noticed my CPU was at 90C constantly with very high CPU usage (>50%). I had no major programs running. I rebooted several times and the program persisted.

1. I went into safe mode and everything was normal. So this rules out hardware issues.
2. I reformatted and everything was normal..but then after installing these few programs, the problem began again.
Programs:
-MSE
-Jdownloader
-iSkysoft video converter
-VLC
-Media player classic
-utorrent
-Chrome
-Firefox
-java
-Microsoft Office 2010 Pro
-Mp3tag
-Mp3gain
-Weather watcher live
-Xiliosoft audio converter 6
-Malware bytes antimalware
-Aimersoft video converter
-Boilsoft video joiner
-winrar
-7zip
-daemon tools lite
-coretemp
-drivers for dell wifi, usb 3.0, graphics
3. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 14z

Here is my hijackthis logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:59:37 PM, on 2/24/2013
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Weather Watcher Live\ww.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Answer:Very high CPU usage, causing very high laptop CPU temps (90c idle)

Hello. First off, having utorrent effectively craps you out on this forum since it has a bad rep. Suggest you remove it and come back, start a new thread. That said, if you're familiar with Task Manager, check the CPU percentage on the processes tab (click CPU column to sort). This may help pinpoint which app(s) are whack.

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