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Question: XP Hanging - Idle Process 50%

Just purchased two months ago a new PC, Dell XPS, and from time to time after I have been out on the web and I close explorer the system hangs… Another words, slow cursor movement and I cannot click on any other icons on the windows main page. If I check task manager it appears the system is using the CPU 50% through system idle process of 50% and Explorer at 50% or more – no other applications or services appear to be using CPU cycles. The Applications tab in task Manager shows no applications running. I have to reboot to restore system functionality. If I go to Task Manager after the reboot “System Idle Process” runs at about 99%.

Event viewer generally is not showing any problems or “System Hang” problems… The only issue I can see that is a “Warning” near the time this happens is Event ID #32026 & 32068, both related to The Faxing service that can’t start due to a hardware setting – one is missing area code. Modem settings are all blank and are not set up at all because I do not have a modem installed.

Any suggestions how to troubleshoot??

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Hey I just recently finished my new computer
amd x2 3800+
dfi lanparty sli-dr
evga 7800gtx
2 gig (1 gig x2) of ozc RAM
2x 250gb seagates

But for some reason recently the system process and no it's no the system idle process is using as much cpu as possible like 99% and really slows everything down and I have no clue as to whats causing it so if you have any ideas of what the system process is or why its using all that cpu please let me know because this stinks that a new computer is going this slow but it doesn't stay like that all the time sometimes it uses 50 or barely anything like 1 or 0

Edit: w00t 100th post :beard:

Answer:System (not the idle process) process use too much cpu

can you post a screen shot of your task manager please.

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Alright this is the first time i have ever seen this problem, but its been happening for a few days now. So i went to a concert on thursday and didnt get back to my pc until monday night. well i boot up my pc and everything is working fine and dandy. well then on tuesday i wake up and my PC is hanging at the HP screen that appears when i first turn on the power to my pc. so i turn it off and reboot it.m well everything goes fine and it boots like normal and runs without a problem.
Here is the issue.

I have noticed that if my PC is idle for say maybe 10 minutes (idle as in im not using it first hand, doesnt matter if programs are running) then it will reboot itself. after it reboots it always hangs at that HP screen. When i get back into windows, nothing is any different, there is no error message, there is nothing! Why is it doing this? Is there anything I can do to fix this? In the maybe 2 years now i have had this computer i have never had such an issue!

EDIT: And just in case, i went into my event log under Windows Logs > System and i see this event appearing 8 times about an hour before the last reboot

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
Date: 6/1/2010 11:04:39 PM
Event ID: 18213
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Nick-PC
Description:
The launch and activation security descriptor for the COM Server application with APPID
{7DB2DA7A-8F3D-4329-990C-32E15C849F00}
is invalid. It contains Access Control Entri... Read more

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With auto-hide enabled for the task bar I've noticed that my PC may hang for up to two minutes after my monitor kicks back on. Disabling it seems to work... so far. If it does occur again then I have no idea.

I tried disabling it after searching and seeing this suggestion on google, so this doesn't seem to be just my issue. My Vostro 1500 laptop does it as well. I've also used W7 on two different motherboards and GPUs.
 

Answer:W7: Auto-hide causes hanging after idle?

I use auto-hide & I do not have the problem ... no ideas either.
 

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I am having a new issue with a common program (VLC 1.1.5) on XP Home (Dell Inspiron 1501).

When I try to close the program, the window closes but the process remains in the Task Manager listing and can not be stopped by the Task Manager or by Process Explorer. I then can not Shut Down normally, as the Shut Down process hangs as well when it can not stop VLC, and so I am forced to hold the power button until it forcibly powers off the computer.

If I open another file, another instance of VLC starts (which should not happen because in the program preferences I have it set to only open one instance), so clearly VLC does not "see" this other instance of itself running.

I have searched this issue and found many references to similar problems over the last 5 years with VLC and other 3rd party software, but not a single solution has ever been posted on any of the pages of search returns I have read.

Does anyone here have either a VLC solution or a Windows solution? It seems from what I have read that the Task Manager and Shut Down functions can not shut down hanging software from 3rd parties any more, and instead ask them to shut down when they are ready, giving them literally infinite time to complete their processing, which with a hanging program will obviously never occur, resulting in this issue.

I have read about other programs with violent names like "Kill" this and "Kill" that, but all advice in other forums to use those programs... Read more

Answer:How to end a hanging process?

Usually Task Manager will work, but as you have discovered, sometimes a program is so dominating of your system that you cannot even get Task Manager to open.
Process Explorer, By Mark Russinovich (Sysinternals) is another good tool.
But in this case, you may have trouble getting it to start also.

My experience has been when a process resists Task Manager,
it is sometimes necessary to boot to Safe Mode, then uninstall that program.
That is what I would recommend in this case.

If you are in an infinite hang, however, you may need to force a shut down by powering off.

(You may lose data doing this. - just unsaved currently open files...
it should not damage existing data/files)

Then when you restart, go to safe mode (F8).
BTW - I had VLC and found it to be more trouble than it was worth. (YMMV)
 

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Question: Idle Process

Hello, I have a slight concern about my relatively new Thinkpad that I was hoping somebody here might be able to help me with. Recently I've noticed that task manager almost always reports my processor to be running at around 90-100 percent. And system idle process is usually taking up the majority of the CPU.
I've read that it's normal for idle process to take up a lot of the CPU when a computer is not doing very much. But it seems strange to me that my computer just recently started doing this. Why did the CPU idle at about 2 percent when I first got it but now idles at around 90? Also, if my processor is constantly running at around 90 percent, could the life of my battery be affected?

Thanks for your help!

Answer:Idle Process

System Idle Process normally takes up 98% or more of the CPU time.
You are correct that it's normal for the System Idle Process to take up over 90%.

If you run a stress test (such as Prime95) that will use enough CPU to let System Idle Process approach 2 % - then the system will run so slow that it will be agonizing.

I suspect that System Idle Process wasn't 2 % when you first got it - but that the System Idle Process wasn't visible at that time (as it's not displayed by default).

Regardless of what the numbers are, it's what your system is doing that counts. If the system is lagging, then problems with CPU utilization might be suspected.

As for the battery, yes it's possible for CPU utilization to affect the life of the battery - but I have found the most significant battery "killer" on my Lenovo tablet is the wireless. It cuts my battery life in half!!!

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On my friend's computer I am having this problem. Even when the computer is in use system idle process uses up 90%-100% of the CPU. This can be directly seen in the computer's overall performance. Does anybody know how to kill system idle process?
 

Answer:System idle process runs when system isn't idle

i think this is normal, i opened up my task menu and it take anwhere from 92-99 precemt of the cpu, now on you firends pc does the SIP (system idel pross) make his cpu usage high or just that its using 90-100 precent of the cpu
 

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Hello,
Approx 6 weeks ago my father complained that his browser was not working and the machine was "very slow". On booting, I saw that the Supportsoft processes (either sprtsvc.exe or sprtcmd.exe) were pegged at 98% of cpu. IE8 would peg at approx 85% cpu when attempting to access any website. It would open fine to a blank page, but would hang on "website found, waiting for xxx". Firefox and Opera just immediately peg at 99% of cpu and never even open a frame. Google chrome works fine.

I have tried IE in no addons mode, have removed and re-installed firefox and opera to no avail. I have run multiple scans, booted in clean mode, removed all AV software and disabled the windows firewall. The problem persists.

I originally posted this thread in the malware removal forum. I went through the recommended process, the logs were reviewed, etc and the conclusion was that this was not a malware issue. They recommended I come here and resubmit.

I am stumped.

The system is Dell Dimension 8300 XP Professional SP3. One other (perhaps unrelated) symptom is that system restore does not work. For any date selected it excutes and exits eventually with the helpful message "Unable to restore your system, please choose another date" or something similar.

Am I missing something incredibly basic? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Anything else I can do to provide info just let me know.

TIA
 

Answer:XP cpu hanging process befuddlement

Since these are using CPUs with little benefit, you might want to consider removing them.
http://www.ehow.com/how_5166416_remove-sprtsvc-exe.html

This is for the 2nd entry




The way I got rid of it was to do an Alt+Control+Delete to get the Task Manager up. Then under processes I found the sprtcmd.exe and deleted or ended it. Then I closed out of that and went into Control Panel and went into Add or Remove Programs and removed the Dell Help Software. I had the original Dell Help and then the new one - 2.0 version that caused the problem. I didn't need it. It solved my problem perfectly - no more sprtcmd.exe problems!Click to expand...


 

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Hello,
Approx 6 weeks ago my father complained that his browser was not working and the machine was "very slow". On booting, I saw that the Supportsoft processes (either sprtsvc.exe or sprtcmd.exe) were pegged at 98% of cpu. IE8 would peg at approx 85% cpu when attempting to access any website. It would open fine to a blank page, but would hang on "website found, waiting for xxx". Firefox and Opera just immediately peg at 99% of cpu and never even open a frame. Google chrome works fine.

I have tried IE in no addons mode, have removed and re-installed firefox and opera to no avail. I have run multiple scans, booted in clean mode, removed all AV software and disabled the windows firewall. The problem persists.

I performed the "READ & RUN ME FIRST" steps as proscribed and encountered 3 problems. All of the problems exhibit the same behavior - a process hanging the cpu at 99% for a LONG TIME (>20 min) with zero sign of any activity.
1. Java update. I removed all Java versions and attempted to update via the Majorgeeks link. I could download the file, but when running it the process jre-7u1-windows-i586.exe behaves exactly like IE8 - it stays hung at 85% of CPU with SYSTEM occupying the other 15%. No window or prompt shows.
2. Combofix starts (window with black screen and scrolling list of "extracting xxx", blue screen window that stays blank) and hangs at 99% of cpu for over 30 minutes before I kill it.
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Answer:XP cpu hanging process befuddlement

I am not finding any malware in your logs, however, do this:

Go to the below link and follow the instructions for running TDSSKiller from Kaspersky
TDSSkiller - How to run
Be sure to attach your log from TDSSKiller

Please also download MBRCheck to your desktop.

See the download links under this icon
Double click MBRCheck.exe to run (vista and Win 7 right click and select Run as Administrator)
It will show a Black screen with some information that will contain either the below line if no problem is found:

Done! Press ENTER to exit...

Or you will see more information like below if a problem is found:

Found non-standard or infected MBR.
Enter 'Y' and hit ENTER for more options, or 'N' to exit:

Either way, just choose to exit the program at this point since we want to see only the scan results to begin with.
MBRCheck will create a log named similar to MBRCheck_07.16.10_00.32.33.txt which is random based on date and time.
Attach this log to your next message. (See: HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post )

 

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Hello, everyone. I've recently encountered an issue that is a nuisance. Processes constantly hang, and there's also another problem that has been bugging me for quite a bit, and that's the speed of ALL of my web browsers. They're EXTREMELY slow at all times, even when I'm doing absolutely nothing. Both of these have been happening fairly recently, and I'm not sure why that is. Thanks for the help in advance, and the required information are attached below.
 
 
EDIT: There has also been a random network device appearing. I'm not sure where this is coming from.

Answer:Constant process hanging

( Meant to put this below instead of an attachment, and for whatever reason I cannot edit my first post.)
I have also noticed some weird behavior. Random files appear without my knowledge, and occasionally COMODO will end without my input.
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:07-11-2015
Ran by PGK (administrator) on CHESTERPC (15-11-2015 13:00:20)
Running from C:\Users\PGK\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: PGK (Available Profiles: PGK)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(Comodo Security Solutions, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\COMODO\launcher_service.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkAudioService64.exe
(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVBg64.exe
(Andrea Electronics Corporation) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\AERTSr64.exe
(Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) C:\Program Files\AMD\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.Service.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Progr... Read more

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just a short one:

what is system idle process, and what does it do to deserve such a big CPU slot in Task manager? When nothing else is running it could go up to 90% CPU use.

Answer:System Idle Process

The processor always needs something to do. When their is nothing.... it processes the system idle process.

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Hi,I've noticed from task manager that there is no system idle process running. Is this a problem and if so how to resolve it?OS is Vista

Answer:no system idle process

I just looked Task Manager in my Vista laptop computer and it also shows no system idle process.  This appears to be a difference between Vista and previous versions of Windows, so I don't think it's a problem.

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Hi, I decided to ask for advice on this subject as i handle most things on my own, but i cant solve this.

Well, for the past week the System idle process has been hogging all my CPU.

Have done the usual investigative routes, scans, safe mode scans etc.

I have used my residential products: Malwarebytes, Superanti-spyware, Eset SS5 and have tried a couple of others being Hitman pro and Kaspersky on-line virus scanner.

Since the problem started i have been trying to think of any odd installations but nothing springs to mind, to that end i have already put two different OS's on the machine and the problem still exists even in safe mode! (Puzzled at this)

I have trawled all across the net trying to find a solution but keep going round in circles.

I'm Running Win 7 x64

Anyone with any id's would be great to have your input. Thanks if at all possible in advance

Answer:System Idle Process

The system idle process shows how much of the cpu is NOT being used. You want that number to be as high as possible.

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When I open up my task manager, whether or not im running any programs, it reports to me that "system idle process" is using 99 under the CPU heading. Im not sure what that heading means, i walways assumed it meatn CPU usage. is it bad that it is running at 98-99 even if im not doing anything, or all im doing is writing this post? Im running windows XP btw

Answer:System Idle Process

The key word is idle. Idle means not doing anything. So having a high Idle Process means nothing is being used.

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Could someone please explain why System Idle Process... System alternates between 70-95 using only 16kCPU seems normal between 4-15%Im just curious as my system is functioning as good as ever with no problems to date.XP Home SP2 with Zonealarm Firewall and AVG AVRegularly run with updatesEWidoSpybotAdawareDefenderCcleanerRegscrubxp Thankyou for any feedback in advance

Answer:*********System Idle Process 70-95***********

My system idle process is fluctuates between 50/99 mostly it stops arund the 95 mark,this is normal as it will only go down as it is used so with 95 not a lot of processes are using the pc recources.

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The Problem:
When my computer goes into idle process/sleep, it freezes completely. It also freezes whenever I run a full system scan with MSE, regardless of what I'm doing to prevent idle process(moving the mouse, pressing keys etc). This problem also occurs when I run scans in Safe Mode.

My Computer:
OS: Windows 7, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core, 3.6 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
-->Currently running two monitors
Hard Drive: Hitachi SATA 1TB
AntiVirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, most current version
AntiSpyware/Malware: SUPERAntiSpyware Free Version, no real-time protection
Other Precautions: Regularly run the commands: sfc /scannow && cipher /w:C: && CHKDSK (in safe mode)

Things I've Tested:
MSE Full Scan, SAS Full Scan, and Command Promp scans in Safe Mode: Freeze
MSE Full Scan, SAS Full Scan, and Command Promp scans in Normal Mode: Freeze
SAS Full Scan in Safe Mode: No freeze, low threat Adware detected
Command Prompt scans in Safe Mode: No freeze, no problems detected
MSE Full Scan in Safe Mode: Freeze
MSE Full Scan in Normal Mode: Freeze
Allowing Computer to go to sleep, no scans: Freeze
Using program GhostMouse to keep mouse constantly moving(no idle process): No freeze
Installing Norton 360 and running Full Scan in Safe Mode: No freeze, nothing other than low threat Adware detected (I uninstalled it afterwards, dont like it)

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Answer:Idle Process Freezing

Hello MKalashnikov and welcome to Seven Forums.

Have you tried uninstalling MSE and reinstalling a fresh copy? Perhaps the original install was damaged or corrupt in some way and didn't successfully complete. If that doesn't help you might want to see if an installed application or process is causing the freezes. You can do this by performing a Clean Startup (aka: Clean Boot.)

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Another possibility is damaged or corrupt system files. You could try running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (Option Two.)

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

And if still no joy, one of the Forum experts prepared this troubleshooting guide. It has helped many people isolate problem areas by explaining how to test hardware as well as software.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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After a long and arduous journey of all 3 of my xp pc's all of a sudden acting really funky, freezing and crashing for no reason. now after a good registry clean and re setting the system restore point to a month ago all seems to be well. ... except now my system idle process is at 99% and the computer is very slow but my Ram is really low. Hmmmmmmmm. I think there is something behind the sp3 update everybody I know right now with xpSp2 is having mysterious computer problems. conspiracy? . ...Just a theory.

any thoughts on how to the stop 99% system idle process?
 

Answer:Sysyem Idle Process says cpu at 99%

The way to stop the 99%??

Run something! lol

The idle process is where the processor "idles" when there is nothing to do.
On a PC that is actually "doing nothing", 99% is normal.

You indicate ram is low?
How much is installed and how much is "available" and, what are you using to measure ram?

You may have a malware infection.

Download, install and run HiJackThis

Run the scan and save log file option.
When the LOG file opens in Notepad, select all, copy
Then, return here and in a reply post, Paste,

As well, you indicate you ran a Registry Cleaner.
This is not, and never is a good idea!
 

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I noticed today in my task manager that 98% of system resources are being used my System Idle Process. I didn't notice that before, but is it normal? I only ask because my system seems to be running a tad slower than normal.

Thanks. :)

Answer:System Idle Process.

The time used by system idle is just that, time that the processor is idle. It's very good that's a high number, it should sit in the high 90's when you're doing nothing.

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My computer is so slow and i've noticed so many processes running in the background. System idle process seems to be a big one- do I need this? If not, how do I get rid of this. And what about all the others? I've googled them all and while most say they aren't spyware etc I'm not sure what to do with them nor what happens if I eliminate them. Can anyone help?

I'm running Windows XP on my HP laptop, have ad-aware, spy blaster, spybot, CW shredder so I think I'm pretty clean re: viruses etc. But this slow loading of webpages and other programs is becoming really annoying.

thanks

Answer:system idle process and others

Go to this site: http://www.blackviper.com/

He has done a great job on explaining what you can and can't disable. He also explains what each process does.

Cheers

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Hi there. I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 and I have a problem with it. The problem is that when opening a browser it takes more time than it should. It's kind of got like delay before it opens. Even switching between windows there is a delay. Basically it's slow and can't run as it should do and applications takes a long time to load. There's absolutely nothing like a virus in my laptop i've got a anti virus and spyware programs so it's nothing to do with that. I think it's to do with the System Idle Process that's making it laggy and causing that delay when opening applications.
 
 
Can anyone help me out and fix this problem?
 
Thanks

Answer:System Idle Process

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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i have a question about my task manger. my system idle process is running at 94% of my cpu and slowing down my computer. when i come back and my screensaver is on just the ones that come with xp nothing fancy my moniter settings pop up asking to be reset? any suggestings? and why would my system idle process run so high i just did a scan for viruses i'm clean!
 

Answer:system idle process

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Can anyone tell me what System Idle process does please.I have found this under the task manager and it does seem to take a lot of processing power at times.ThanksMike

Answer:System Idle Process

This is not a process. It is the just the remainder left over from all the active processes.Most of the time, hopefully, it will show 99%.

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Hello!
    I have this problem with my laptop. 90 % of time i use it sytem idle process kills it, i can barely open and browse a pdf file. i read a lot about it, not to worry but i simply cannot use it any more. I tried scans, defragmantation, cc cleaner, process explorer to find smth, to get an improvment nothing works. now of course it's at 99% and going...
   Help me stop this it's a nightmare.
Dan

Answer:system idle process 99

Please post the make and model of this computer.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
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.

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Hello,

I'm running Vista (business) on a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ190 (using Sophos as antivirus). Using Process Explorer I see that the system Idle Process is consistently taking up 90(ish) % CPU usage.

Looking at the threads posting I see two coming from the same Start Address:
ntkmlpa.exe!KiDispatchInterrupt+0x5a4

How do I calm down the CPU and/or kill the treads??

Answer:System Idle Process

Do you have the nVidia graphics processor?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/199233/system-idle-process-ntkmplaexe-using-up-90-cpu-usage/

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What is "system idle process"? When I call up task manager it is using about 99% of my cpu power when nothing else is really running.

Just curious.

Thanks.
 

Answer:system idle process

It's an idle loop the OS is running when the CPU has no other tasks to perform, ie - whenever you are not using the full capacity of your CPU.

Daniel.
 

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i just reinstalled windows using a restore dvd to make my computer run like new again nice and fresh but imediatly after i boot up i notice its very sluggish and laggy. it cant be spyware/virus or anything like that because its fresh the only thing i notice under task manager is that SYstem Idle Process is using 99% of cpu. the computer will freeze up for 10 seconds somtimes then it catches up to itself like when i type somtimes no letters will show up then all of a sudden everything catches up its very frustrating. let me know if i should post any more information up thanks

Answer:system idle process

Hi 113H.

It could be that your computer is running updates for windows to bring it up to date after reinstall. This causes my computer to freeze and respond slowly.

I think high CPU usage on system idle is normal. System idle % is just whats not being used.

GG

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When I don't touch my computer for a while, I get CPU 100% (or CPU 50% on this dual core). As soon as I touch the mouse, in one second the culprit escapes. I know it's something under svchost.exe and I know I could see which svchost with Process Explorer or Svchost Viewer. But since the whole process disappears as soon as I touch mouse, it's pretty difficult to pinpoint. Svchost Viewer doesn't list all the processes in one screen, scrolling is needed. So it's basically always hidden and I can't scroll to it as that kills the process.

How do I find out what exact process inside svchost.exe is eating my CPU during idle? My goal is to prevent the offending process altogether from starting.

By the way, which settings of Windows Defender can cause this CPU 100% on idle problem, I didn't yet try shutting down all the settings there.
 

Answer:svchost.exe PID / process during idle

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Using Win XP, from time to time my PC fails to respond because the CPU resources are running in the 90% range by the system idle process. This typically happens right after I boot up and virtually nothing will run because the resources are being used up. What is causing this? How can I fix it? Thanks!
 

Answer:System Idle Process

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My system all of a sudden got slower than honey in Dec. to put it nice. When I go to task manage I see "system idle process" usage at 60 - 100%. Looked system idle process up and this is the explanation I got:

When opening Windows Task Manager you may notice that the "System Idle Process" is high and be concerned about something using your system resources. When a computer or a processor within the computer is idle it will have a high System Idle process in the CPU column, often in the 50's to 90's. This is completely normal for a computer as it waits for something to do.

But this has been going on forever I would guess, why is it slowing my system down now and it never did before? it's so slow Xmarks normal take 15 to 30 sec. to sync. I stopped it at 2 min. As I am typing this ...I type 5 to 10 letters and everything freezes for 5 sec. then it fills in and freezes, then 5 sec. later I can type some more.

Something else is going on. Any ideas on this?

Thanks!
 

Answer:System idle process

Infection? What uses all the CPU in Task Manager? What are the highest users in the CPU Time column?

The idle process tells you how much CPU is available to you.
 

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How can I sop the SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS?? It will run for hours, and slows down any other programs I try to open and use. Thanks, Robt

Answer:How can I sop the SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS??

You can't it's a normal Windows process, and not the source of your problem.

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Hi guys.

In task manager my system idle process says its at 99% (cpu usage) but the actual cpu usage says around 1-3 %.

Is this normal?

Thanks guys..

Daz.

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This seems to be using around 50 of my cpu and 28k of memory.Can someone please explain what it is.Thank You.

Answer:System Idle process

It is quite normal for System Idle Process to use approx 95-98% of CPU, this does not affect the running of the PC.

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My PC seems to have similar issues that others have had that have posted. My System Idle processes seem to run at times to 95% CPU. PC seems to be running slower than it use to. Any suggestions? I ran the Hijack This and here are the results
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:01:48 PM, on 11/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\SK9910DM.EXE
C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\rundll32.exe
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Answer:System Idle Process

While I will leave it to a more qualified person to comment on your log, I would advise the "system idle" is a good sign when it's high.

It means the CPU is not occupied with any process. Mine is 92%-98% at the moment.
 

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hello every body
my system is slowed down
and when i saw in task manager system idle process is 90 to 98 percent
i v tried regcure but no way.
i m using avg antivirus for network
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the hijack log is as under
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:30:01 AM, on 3/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCMTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\DAP\DAP.EXE
C:\Program Files\WinEnhance\mfr\mfr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Vypress Chat\VyChat.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgem... Read more

Answer:system idle process 90 %

System idle process is the time your CPU is sitting idle so 90-98% is good.

Your HOSTS file contains garbage which needs to be fixed. You should open C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts with Notepad and delete everything in it following the "#" lines.

You also have a worm which you should ask the TSG malware experts to help with.
 

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How come this "Idle" Process is taking up 98-99 of my CPU space at some points? I wouldn't care but I think it might have something to do with the fact that my computer occassionaly starts to freeze every 30 seconds or so for a period of ~5 seconds!!!

Whats with this System Idle Process! Its NOT idle!

Answer:System Idle Process

System Idle Process has nothing to do with your PC freezing. this process just gives the CPU a loop to run when the computer is doing nothing and it takes up very little memory. it's supposed to take up the amount of CPU that is not being used so don't worry about it.

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In Task Manager System Idle Process shows 48 in the column headed CPU. What does this mean?CPU indicates 53%

Answer:System Idle Process

basically means you have a lot of progs running at once...System Idle Process normally (at idle) runs above 90%

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Thanks in advance guys.

Turned my machine on earlier today and just can't seem to figure out why the heck System Idle is totally killing my machine. Even if no applications running, my pc is still incredibly slow, out of the blue. I ran AVG...zero viruses.

here my my HJT

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:03:22 PM, on 6/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.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\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-B USB Network Adapter\NICServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG111v2 Configuration Utility\Rtl... Read more

Answer:99% System Idle Process

Hi

Your log is clean.

Are there any other problems, pop ups, browser redirects, system tray messages etc?

Have you recently installed any software or updated any drivers?

When did you last defrag your hard drive?

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Ok iv'e been searching around for 30 minutes of what the problem could be but i have not found anything. iv'e been looking through msconfig startups and there is nothing wierd there, iv'e also been looking up my programs through ad or remove program if there is some random programs that is installed on my computer and i didn't find anything. When i open my task manager it is System Idle Process that is jumping around between 48-61 cpu usage, i don't know what SIP is for or what it do, so it would be nice if someone could tell me little about SIP and give me some tips over how to solve this problem with the cpu usage. I also found out that rundll32.exe is using about the same cpu usage as SIP 50-55 what is rundll32.exe?

I would be ever grateful if someone could help me to solve this problem and tell me some about these processes!

PS: sorry for my bad english, im only 15 years old...
 

Answer:System Idle Process 48-61 cpu

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trouble computer slowing down to 0 per cent cpu time. System idle process takes 98 of computer time . Affects only internet access. tried lokking up system idle process with help but no information found. scaned computer with avast antivirus software none found. tried deleting system idle process but was not allowed.
 

Answer:System Idle Process

gogeo said:


System idle process takes 98 of computer timeClick to expand...

It means that the system is idle - not doing much and is using 98% in doing so.
Or 98% of the system is free from running programs and applications.

What is the System Idle Process and why is it using most of the CPU?
http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_system_idle_process_and_why_is_it_using_most_of_the_cpu.html
 

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Hi there,

My computer's start-up is pretty quick and no problems there. But right after, the computer sarts working, the fans power up and the whole computer seems to be processing something. When I check "Windows Task Manager" the process "System Idle Process" is using about 100% of CPU. This lasts like 5 mins and I can't do anything to stop the process. (if it helps, there is no signs of internet usage during this period). As far as I found out, it's not related to how the computer was shut down. Even after a safe shutdown, this process keeps my laptop busy for at least 5 mins. I'd appreciate it if you could help me. Ask me if u need more info. Thank you.

Answer:System Idle Process

It is Normal for the system idle process to be at 100% What is keeping your computer busy is something else and if the system ilde process is at 100% it more than likely is not a system process that is holding things up. It might be something that is still loading up or an infection of some sort.

You can download process explorer from sysinternals and run it and post a screen shot here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896653.aspx

Also Let's see if it is an infection Please to follow the next:

I recommend that you read this article? (Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? - First Steps";
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the
HiJackThis Log Help Forum.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum;
not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps,
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to The HJT Help Forum;
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

where an Analyst will assist... Read more

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what in the world is system idle process? i have been having issues with my destop for the last several months and when i go to task manager and check processes i see that 98-99% of the cpu is being used by system idle process. the system is old (1.9ghz.), but the hard drive is only 66% full. the disk shows 2 hairline red sectors. what is the major malfunction?
 

Answer:system idle process

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im having trouble doing anything on my comp here's my hijack this, by the way im new to this so patients would be appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:19:24 AM, on 6/24/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.allmusic.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.... Read more

Answer:system idle process

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I wouldbe grateful if you would note the following: Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order.
Copy and paste all logs requested in you reply, Do not attach them unless asked too.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask before you proceed with my instructions.
Please continue to work with me, until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If I do not hear back from you within 5 days of my last post, then this topic will be closed.First I would like to see a new log since alot could have changed since your origional post.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Thanks

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My System Idle Process seems to always have a high number in the CPU column. Is this bad?

I've done a bit of searching and downloaded the Processes Explorer and it said that the Hardware Interrupt was causing it... I took a screenie.

What do you think? Is this a problem? How can it be fixed?

Answer:System Idle Process using all CPU?

system Idle process is meant to be high, its when your system is well idle its not doing anything if you run another app u`ll see that cpu idle process usage go down and applied to that app.

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I've posted below on what i thought to be memory problems but I've definitely narrowed my problem search down to one thing. In my task manager list of processes I have the following:

System Idle Process System 99

I've seen this only once before and I had to completely reformat my hard drive. Reformatting is not an option because this is a business computer with very sensitive data that I can't backup. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

Answer:System Idle Process

Repair your operating system.

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Hello! Haven't had an issues in months. Anyways... I have a malware/adware problem I believe. I used spybot search and destory and ad-ware se personal and they didn't find anything. Adware found some tracking cookies and spybot found nothing at all. It's even weirder because microsoft anti-virus is always set to I will monitor it myself because I have symantec and normally when I do a spybot check it pulls up the microsoft anti-virus override. It unforunately, didn't do it this time. I also ran symantec anti-virus and it didn't find anything. I then was like ... well i'll try running housecall just to double check that it isn't something wrong with my computer. I ran it twice today. Once I thought I closed the window which I didn't remember doing. Another one as I went to work and when I came home my entire iexplore was closed. I think it might be related to the problem I'm having. Anyways here are some of the symptoms:

Slow Loading Process of Windows XP
Slow Loading Process of Bootup programs
Slow Application Processes

It took me 10 minutes to boot windows in which it normally takes a minute at most. Then after logging in it takes another 10 minutes before I can even do anything on the computer. Normally this process takes 30 seconds. I checked my alt, ctl, del as well to see if there were any processes running in the background and I didn't notice anything. At first I thought it all looked normal. But when I reset the co... Read more

Answer:100% System Idle Process

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions. If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. Make sure that you are not still using MSconfig to control startups. This is mentioned in step 1 of the below.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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Just wondering if it is normal that in my windows task manager it says my system idle process is using 88-99 CPU?
 

Answer:System Idle Process

System idle process is a measure of the idle CPU%. It's not actually 'using' any processing power and is perfectly fine.
 

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what is System Idle Process ??? it is making my pc like freeze for like 30 sec when gaming , and when surfing the web,
System Idle Process CPU usage: LOW 41 HIGH 99 average: 84/94 (jumps)
it makes me want to throw my pc out the window !

i have has this PC for 5? years now and JUST now its doing this, I updated everything, even the BIOS still no help, HELP!?!

ASUS A8M2N-LA
AMD Athlon 64x2 4600+ @2.4GHz
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520
2GB DDr2 @ 300.7 MHz
XFX GTS 250 CE 512MB
Thermaltake Black mouse
Ultra LS 600w

Answer:System Idle Process ???

The System Idle Process isn't a real process. For practical purposes it is simply a placeholder showing CPU time that is not being used. It cannot possibly be the cause of your problems. It is possible to have a system that freezes or becomes unresponsive while CPU usage remains low. One possibility is that the system is overheating. Be sure that all fans are operating, free of dust buildup, and external vents are not obstructed.

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Hi my system idle process is always running ~75% of my CPU. What could it be? I have a P4 2.4CPU

Answer:Sytem idle process

Nothing to worry about. It can even go up to 99. That value is not in terms of percentage.

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Excactly what is system idle process and why is it taking up all my CPU stuff??
Just wanna know..
 

Answer:System idle process???

The System Idle Process runs only when no other processes are using the CPU. Thus, when the CPU is idle, the System Idle Process is in action, executing special halt (HLT) instructions that put the CPU into a suspended mode and thereby cooling the processor. It uses up quite a bit of CPU time but very little memory.

Basically, it's reducing the amount of potential harm being done to your CPU by being switched on
 

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Hi
My pc has been a teeny bit slow lately. I have Microsoft Security Essentials. I try checking the windows task manager to see what was using up memory or CPU. 
I'm concerned with one of the processes I found on Windows Task Manager called "System Idle Process". What is it exactly and what does it do? Why does it use so much CPU? I haven't seen it before. I probably last checked maybe a week or two ago and it was never there until now.
 
It's image name is "System idle Process". It's User Name is SYSTEM. The CPU has a max of 98 and a minimum of 88 but lingers in the high 90's. The Memory (Private Working Set) is 24K. And the description says "Percentage of time the processor is idle".
 

Answer:System Idle Process CPU in 90s

System Idle Process is CPU NOT used so the higher the better.

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Hello everyone, today i was checking my task manager and i noticed this system idle process is taking 90+ of my cpu anyone knows why? and how to fix it?
 

Answer:System Idle Process

Maybe wrong section, I don't know sorry
 

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My HP Pavillion became very slow suddenly. When checking processes in the task manager box, the system idle process is always running at values of 90 or more. Is this normal? I suspect this might be the problem but because it is part of the system, the computer will not allow me to shut it off. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:system idle process

yes that is normal figure to have when your CPU is doing nothing, mine is at 95~99% at present as all i'm doing is surfing the net with no other programs running apart from background tasks like AV, moving the mouse around quickly will change that figure as the cpu is doing something.

Have you defragged of late?

Also have you checked for Virii or Spyware? if not check this guide out READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal jsut to make sure its not a virii/spyware thats slowing your PC down.

What problems are you having?
 

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The CPU is constantly running at capacity due to the "system idle process" using it up. I don't know how to resolve this issue. Virus and spyware from Zone Alarm have not found anything. I do not know file extensions well enough to remove unused files. Searching the internet for each extension is a pain and not always helpful.

Any suggestions? If this was a previous post, I wasn't savvy enough to locate it and apologize.

Answer:System Idle Process

system idle at 99% is good, that how much of your cpu is available to use, it's not in use

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Hey there. My name is Josh and I hope you guys can help me.

For some reason or another, my computer will randomly slow down and start eating away at my disk and cpu.
I can't pinpoint a particular program that causes it, but I'm usually running Firefox when it happens (I almost always have Firefox open) although it's happened even when Firefox isn't running.
When I check my Task Manger/Resource Monitor it shows a constant 99% CPU usage, but combined the programs only show using up to 3% of the CPU (Not counting System Idle Process of course)
The slowdown stutters back and forth, so sometimes I can move the mouse and click, but then 5 seconds later it's frozen up again.
During this time, Resource Monitor shows spiking Disk usage on my HDD and it's always (when it's there at all) from pagefile.sys.
It has some read I/O activity that's usually below 40,000 B/min, but the write I/O activity can regularly show between 50,000,000 and 100,000,000 B/min.
Thanks for any help you can give me!!!

Not sure if it matters, but here are my system specs:
EVGA 790i Ultra SLI
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz
OCZ 2x1gb DDR3-1600 7-7-7-24-2T
2 x EVGA 8800 GT in SLI
Primary HDD: Western Digital 250gb SATA-150

And here is my HiJackThis log text:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:29:47 PM, on 9/1/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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well i've been having problems with the computer running slow, and ive noticed that the system idle process in task manager always says 99 under the cpu tab, is this normal? -----xp pro
 

Answer:System Idle Process

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I recently built a new box (2.8C, 1024 Corsair ELL, Radeon 9800Pro, XP Home) and I noticed on the task manager in Windows I have a "System Idle Process" that appears to be using like 90% of my CPU at all times, with only 20K memory usage. I can't do "End Process" on it ("not valid for this process") and I checked services.msc and ran AdAware and SpyBot without finding anything notable. Also in the "Performance" tab in Windows Task Manager, my cpu usage idle is single digits and things don't run slow at all. Should I be worried about this tiny little System Idle Process that windows is reporting with like 95 in the "CPU" column (I'm not sure if that's percent?) Thanks for any input anyone might have.
 

Answer:System Idle Process

Craftish said:



I recently built a new box (2.8C, 1024 Corsair ELL, Radeon 9800Pro, XP Home) and I noticed on the task manager in Windows I have a "System Idle Process" that appears to be using like 90% of my CPU at all times, with only 20K memory usage. I can't do "End Process" on it ("not valid for this process") and I checked services.msc and ran AdAware and SpyBot without finding anything notable. Also in the "Performance" tab in Windows Task Manager, my cpu usage idle is single digits and things don't run slow at all. Should I be worried about this tiny little System Idle Process that windows is reporting with like 95 in the "CPU" column (I'm not sure if that's percent?) Thanks for any input anyone might have.Click to expand...

ROFL read the name of it "SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS" it shows when your cpu is not doing anything. It is not spyware or adware. Start up other programs and it will go down.
 

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could someone please explain to me the purpose of the "System idle process"
from what i can tell, it doesnt do a great deal, it starts up at the most inconveniant times, and takes up 99% of my cpu resources.

*is it possible to kill it?

any information on it would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:System idle process

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I just got a new E6550 computer yesterday and the Idle Process suddenly clogged up to 95%. Is it save to end it?
I just left it like that for a while and it disabled my wireless internet.

Answer:System Idle Process

Hi andrew.lvp,

the System Idle Process should be left alone..it's not really using your CPU, it's showing how much of its resources are available for tasking.

It's a little complicated but there's a great post here which does well to explain things:
http://forum.osnn.net/showpost.php?p=13824&postcount=1

Hope that helps

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when i got to "windows Task Manager" why is "System Idle Process" high for? this slow everything down on my PC!!! How can i sort this problem out?
 

Answer:System Idle Process...

The System Idle process is simply accounting for all the unused time, it's not slowing you down. My System Idle process on this machine is hanging between 98-99% right now, system is working fine.
 

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I was on a computer at school today (windows 2000) and noticed that System Idle Process noted how long the computer had been on (841 hrs.) When I looked on my computer for it, System idle process didn't list the up time of my computer. How can I see my up time using system idle process? I remember seeing a thread about this a while ago, but couldn't find it, and I tried google, but didn't know how to phrase my search. Thanks.
 

Answer:System idle process...

In task manager, in the processes tab:

Go to view - Select Columns, put a check in the "CPU Time" box and hit "Ok". Theres lots of other stuff in here as you can see too .
 

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what does System Idle Process is? or what it's purpose? i'm asking this because when i check my Windows Task Manager i notice that my cpu usage goes to 100%.
also what are all the svchost.exe ones?
is there away i can turn some of this off?
(sorry if the pic comes out too big)

thanks in advance.
 

Answer:System Idle Process

Look under task list at this site www.answersthatwork.com
 

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Okay, So I am quite stuck with this issue. I know that the System Idle Process is used when there's nothing to do and it will always be 99 around that. But the problem is that when I run a busy program or games which normally would instantly replace the CPU usage from System Idle Process. It doesn't now or it does only 50%, which makes my games lag and barely unplayable. My computer spec isn't that stone and I think spec isn't the problem because the game I always run are just Warcraft III, Starcraft, Civilization etc..I'm using WINXP SP3 with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.80 Ghz / 4 GB of RAM / Nvidia GeForce 9800GTI have tried scanning with Malwarebytes(the first time I ever used antivirus since I formatted it) and it detected 9 infected files, mostly are the keygen and stuff, so I removed them and restarted, hoping my comp will be back just like normal but still bad luck. :/ Could it be my hardware problem ? Graphic card ? Fans ? getting old and dusty ?or could it be any malware or virus ?It just happened today for no reason. I am now can't get a decent Warcraft III game going because all the CPU goes to System Idle Process instead of the game. I'm currently so desperate right now and my school break is almost over. Any helps would be apreciated. Thx D:If nothing could solve this then I think I will have to try my last trick, formatting my C: once again. D: D:Edited. I have checked inside my case if all the fans are working properly and all the fans... Read more

Answer:System Idle Process CPU won't go down

Hello.Would you post the MBAM log please?Please download DDS by sUBs from BleepingComputer.com or Forospyware.com and save it to your Desktop.Note: Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed. There shouldn't be any scheduled antivirus scans running while the scan is being performed. Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool.  No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results, click Yes to the Optional_Scan Please follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results. Post only the contents of both logs. There is no way to attach. Close the program window, and delete the program from your Desktop.

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Will affect the computer if i end the system idle process in task manager, its having over 80% of cpu?

Answer:System idle process

When the computer is doing nothing, then that percentage is high.To find out what each Startup(or Process) itemdoes or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:http://www.answersthatwork.com/Task...Task List ProgramsORhttp://www.processlibrary.com/The Process Library

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My PC frequently locks up when the "System Idle Process" is utilizing around 98% of the CPU. What is this process and why should it be able to take over my CPU?
 

Answer:System Idle Process

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sir,        sir iam using windows xp operating system and i have p4 with 256 mb ram with 80 gb hardisk. My computer was working fine and suddenly it has become very slow when i boot the system and the system is reading the hardisk for long time like 4 to 5 min and when i open up the taskbar its showing is "System Idle process" as 96% if i try to open any applicatio its taking long time to open. iam not keeping my system idle even though it shows "System idle process" as 96% how can i rectify this. please suggest me something. when i ever i boot my computer its taking *censored* lot of time to open some application. Thank you

Answer:system idle process

Virus scannersAVG Free-- Anti virus scannerTrend Micro Housecall-- Online anti virus scanner. Anti spy/malwareMicrosoft Antispyware-- Anti spyware scanner. Windows XP Home and Professional only.Spybot Search & Destroy-- Anti spyware scannerAdaware SE Personal-- Anti spyware scannerFirewallsUse both a hardware and software firewall. Be advised as dual software firewalls may cause problemsZoneAlarm Free-- Free firewall - more user friendlySygate Personal-- Free firewall - more configuration optionsRemoval toolsThe following files are not substitutes for the ones described above. They are either diagnostic tools or removal tools for malware of a certain kindHijackThis-- Manual malware remover. Post the HijackThis log generated only if requested!McAfee Stinger-- Virus removal tool. No substitute for a fully functional virus scanner!CWshredder-- CoolWebSearch removal tool. Widely known and persistant Hijacker.

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[glb] sir,        sir iam using windows xp operating system and i have p4 with 256 mb ram with 80 gb hardisk. My computer was working fine and suddenly it has become very slow when i boot the system and the system is reading the hardisk for long time like 4 to 5 min and when i open up the taskbar its showing is "System Idle process" as 96% if i try to open any applicatio its taking long time to open. iam not keeping my system idle even though it shows "System idle process" as 96% how can i rectify this. please suggest me something. when i ever i boot my computer its taking *censored* lot of time to open some application. Thank you[/glb]

Answer:system idle process

The 96% is normal, look at the bottom of the task manager screen for CPU usage.

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helloooo, Everytime I start a big program or game, my comp locks up, and when I ctrl-alt-del, My sysytem idle process is going nuts! I have win XP home with sp2. Thanx for your help!

Answer:System idle process

Hi trevorveaseyThe System Idle Process at 9x% is normal - that means nothing much is happening in Windows.The program or game locking up is not normal. I assume it is not the whole system locking up as otherwise you would not be able to bring up the Task Manager.Please give us an example of the programs that fail.Can you give us more detail about your system? Do you access the internet on that machine? Do you have up to date Anti-virus and anti-spyware? Have you done a scandisk and defrag recently? What size and how many hard drives? How much free space do you have? How much RAM do you have. Etc. etc.

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I was looking in my task manager and I have 40 processes running. Out of those 40, the process with the highest use of CPU is the 'System Idle Process' which hovers around the 95-100 range. What is it, and do I need it running?

I searched google for my answer but 1) I didnt understand some of the articles explaining what it was, or 2) it didnt even really explain it.
 

Answer:System Idle Process - What is it?

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I have been having a problem for about 2 weeks now, where my computer is permanantly at 100% CPU usage. when i check what processes are the cause of this problem, it is always System Idle Process using up 99% of the total usage! ive reinstalled all my drivers, scanned my entire pc thoroughly several times and deleted 37 viruses. The problem has not been fixed, in fact it is getting worse.
When ive been checking the forums, everyone says that System Idle Process is meant to be taking up 99% of the total CPU usage, but thats only normal when the CPU usage is hovering at 5%. Every thing is running completely slow, and i have no idea what to do! i am reluctant to format because i have over 50 gig worth of movies saved onto my E drive, And many other important things. I am unable to burn these to DvD's because it would take forever due to the CPU usage being at 100%.

Specs: (i cant get too in depth as i do not know much about computers)

Amd Athlon XP 64 3400+
Nvidia Geforce 6800gt
1 gig corsair ram
150gb hard drive.
GA-K8NS Pro Motherboard

Answer:System Idle Process

System idle processes should take up whatever is left from the cpu...so if you have a program using 5%, system idle processes will take 95%

It shouldn't actually slow down your computer at all...Have you checked for viruses and whatnot?

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/ente...all_launch.php. Just follow the instructions on the site to run the online scan. If any viruses/trojans are detected, try to delete or clean them in that site. You may use Panda ActiveScan also at http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

You may also have spyware installed without your knowledge. Download and install Spybot S&D http://security.kolla.de/. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available.

Now click Mode menu and choose 'Advanced Mode'. Next click on Immunize to your left. Click the Immunize button (green cross) on top to Immunize your computer - you should do this each time there is an update. Now go to Tools->Resident and make sure that TeaTimer is checked. What this will do is monitor any system/registry changes and will ask you for permission to change any of these settings.

Now click on the 'Spybot-S&D' option on the top left to go back to the main screen. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it... Read more

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 :DDoes anybody know anything more about a "System Idle Process" which appears to run when a PC is not doing anything with Windows XP?  In the task manager processes tab, this appears to be using 99% of my CPU resource and shows the user as "SYSTEM".  I am encountering significant slowing down of my system, and cannot for the life of me find anything wrong - ie no virus, malware, etc - and I think this might be the cause?

Answer:System Idle Process

Thats perfectly normal. What that is really saying is - You are using 1% of the CPU cycles and 99% are doing nothing. If your system is slowing down, something else is the cause. If you have Content Indexer running, turn it off. Also run Ad-Aware and Spybot. Spyware can eat your processor and bandwidth alive.

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Question: Process idle tasks

I'm making a batch file that will process idle tasks. I want the program to check for the existence of the process rundll32.exe, which runs when idle tasks are being processed, but closes if it doesn't need to be run. Then, I want the program to wait 15 minutes before it closes so they know when it is done. Here is what I have so far:





@echo off
color 17
title Process Idle Tasks by **** ********
echo Would you like to process idle tasks?
echo This will take about 15 minutes and should be run every three days.
Set input=
set /p input=
if %input%== y goto YES
if %input%== n goto NO


:YES
start %windir%\system32\Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
echo This window will close in 15 minutes.
echo Please do not shut down your computer or run other programs
goto 2


:1
echo >wait.vbs wscript.sleep 9000000
cls
cscript wait.vbs
cls
echo This window will close in 15 minutes.
echo Please do not shut down your computer or run other programs
del wait.vbs



:2
echo >wait2.vbs wscript.sleep 200000
cls
cscript wait2.vbs
del wait2.vbs
tasklist /FI "Rundll32.exe eq myapp.exe" 2>NUL | find /I /N "myapp.exe">NUL
if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="0" exit
pause
goto 1

:NO
echo You declined to run this file.
echo Make sure you run this at least once a week!
echo This file will now terminate.
pause
exitClick to expand...

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Answer:Process idle tasks

Edit:

I've added a command to check for the existence of the Windows Resource Kit and used the sleep command instead of a vbs. I'm still trying to find a way to check for that process being open.




@echo off
color 17
title Process Idle Tasks by **** ********
echo Would you like to process idle tasks?
echo This will take about 15 minutes and should be run every three days.
Set input=
set /p input=
if %input%== y goto YES
if %input%== n goto NO
:YES
start %windir%\system32\Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
echo This window will close in 15 minutes.
echo Please do not shut down your computer or run other programs
goto 2
:1
sleep 900
echo This window will close in 15 minutes.
echo Please do not shut down your computer or run other programs


:2
sleep 10

tasklist /FI "Rundll32.exe eq myapp.exe" 2>NUL | find /I /N "myapp.exe">NUL
if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="0" echo The program doesn't need to be run. pause exit
goto 1

:NO
cls
echo You declined to run this file.
echo Make sure you run this at least once a week!
echo This file will now terminate.
pause
exitClick to expand...


 

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I am running XP Home. In "Process" tab in Windows Task Manager there is a "System Idle Process" running that shows 96 to 99 readings in the CPU field. Is this a normal reading? My PC seems to be running slower than normal.
 

Answer:System Idle Process

That seems a little high (low 90's is normal for me) but it would depend on what else is running.
 

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Alright well im not sure its a problem but its bothering me so i though i would come here and check it out.

I ALT+CTRL+DEL to bring up my processes and i noticed at the bottom of that window that SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS is taking up 80-99% so i watch it for awhile and it doesnt go down at all, the lowest i seen it was 77%.

Now i have about 30-40 things running in the Background not a problem for my computer. I have 2 Gigs of RAM should be more then enough. but this process is really slowing me down.

What is going on?

-Thanks
 

Answer:System idle process

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Whenever I pop in a CD, my computer freezes over, and if I happen to get into the Windows Task Manager screen, it tells me that the System Idle Process is using 99 of my computer. What is happening here?

This also happens when I leave the computer on for too long

Specs: Acer Aspire 5101AWLMi
AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology
ATI Radeon XPress 1100
120GB PATA HDD
1GB DDR2
Sorry for the brief post and awkward posting of specs, I am in a rush and I just read off the label quickly

Thank you~
 

Answer:System Idle Process

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my sisters pc which is an xp,is showing 97 cpu useage in the task manager "system idle process"her tower light is always amber instead of green ,all advice welcome.thanks in advance.

Answer:system idle process?

This is about normal, for XP it its exactly what it says the system is idling.

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it does appear to have a directory in the FS i am confused

Answer:[System Idle Process]What is it? why does it use a ton of CPU?

system idle process is the amount of time your CPU is sitting idle and not doing anything.

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I have a HP with a ADM 3000 2.16 GHz CPU. It was working fine until a few days ago. I brought up Windows Task Mang. and the CPU was running at %100 cap. It would do this for a few seconds and then drop back down to "normal" level. When I went to processes it was the System Idle Process that would randomly start using %93 to %97 of the CPU's total performance. What should I do. -Jeff

Answer:System Idle Process

Nothing.System Idle Process...is Windows' way of saying..."this percentage of your computer is not being used for anything by a program/process."The percentages for System Idle Process should normally be high...except that those percentages indicate non-use, rather than use of the system .What Is the System Idle Process?Louis

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As the topic says, I opened Task Manager (WIndows XP Home Edition) and the "System Idle Process" is listed and is using anywhere from 80-99 CPU! it's weird......cause my other Windows XP Home box doesnt have this (tho, the other comp is a HP Pavillion ) It only uses 20k memory, but that CPU number is worrying me, cause games tend to be really laggy

any ideas?

HiJackThis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:16:39 AM, on 5/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Pyrenean\eDexter\eDexter.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Bluetack\Blocklist Manager\BlockMgr.exe
C:\mIRC\mirc.exe
C:\mIRC\Files\Books, Programs, & Misc\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,AutoConfigURL = http://filtered.by.eDexter/eDexterAuto.pac
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Answer:System Idle Process using 80-99 CPU?

The system idle process is what is refered to as a sentinal process. It basically gives the CPU something to do when it does not have any other processes scheduled (this allows nicer code in the scheduler, since it does not have to have special cases when there are no runable/ready processes). Also, this process can be useful from an OS cleanup point of view (looks for deadlocks, etc.)

It runs at the lowest priority, and so will get cycles when nothing else is requesting CPU attention. So if you are not doing anything, then it is perfectly normal for it to have high CPU usage

Essentially what this means is that #'s as high 99% are perfectly normal so if game playing is laggy you need to look elsewhere for the solution.I would look first at disabling startup items that you don't need to start on bootup.Having too much stuff in there can slow your system down dramatically.The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.

Also go here:http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
and check out the service configurations,there are a lot of services that you can disable to help your system run better and faster

And I would also look into new drivers.
 

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since about 2 weeks ago i noticed this pc slowing down at just about everything it did and i went onto task manager and it said that the system idle process was taking up around 72% of the processor usage.

why has it suddenly shot up?
 

Answer:system idle process...

The system idle process is just the amount of "nothing" your computer is doing.
Mine is currently at 85% for instance.

That doesn`t mean to say there isn`t something slowing your PC.

Could be spyware or anti spyware or anti virus.
Get rid of Norton/Mcafee/ if you have them.
Uncheck everything in msconfig startup folder except firewall/av.

The spyware thread is here
 

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On task manager processes, this seems to be abnormaly high. Im pretty certain my pc has slowed down a great deal recently?Any ideas?

Answer:System Idle Process ~

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This seems to be coming up in the Processes list of the Task Manager quite a bit, and was wondering if it was anything weird, because I haven't ever seen it before, and it is using 80+ CPU?
See image below.
Thanks,
Jordan.

Answer:System Idle Process

That process is exactly what it sounds like. IDLE.

That means how much of your CPU is not being used when you are doing nothing with your PC. If that number was at 10 or less i would be worried as your CPU is being taxed.

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Hi:


I use IE (ver 8.0.6001.18702IC) on WinXP (Ser Pack 3), with an uptodate Kaspersky AV running at all times.

Whether on Yahoo mail or Gmail, the 'attach file' (upload from comp) to emails hangs... the progress indicator goes for a while and stops... this is true even for very small file attachments (35K!). There is no other problem with emails on this comp -- reading, downloading attachments from emails, etc all work fine!

This has been going on for 24 hrs now. Now major upgrades have been made to the system in months.

I have restored my system to three days ago when everything was fine, but the problem remains.

Uploading the same files from other computers to the same email systems also works fine. Only this one comp!

Any suggestions will be most welcome... help!

Desmond

Answer:File attachment process hanging...

Any other AV softwares installed ? My first suspect would be that the AV software is hanging the attachement due to being scanned.

Turn off all the AV's and see what happens.

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Recently given a new computer. It's not the fastest, and memory may be an issue later, but has been ok for basic work now. No extras added when received, so I've been downloading them a bit at a time. In the past couple weeks, I noticed the computer getting slower and starting to hang online. This happens at random times, but seems to happen most when the computer has been on a while (cache issue?) or has been at rest (but still on). At first I thought this might be from my wireless network adapter hanging (signal isn't the best), but have become more concerned it's something more.

When rebooting the computer one day there was a message that my password would be expiring within the next few days. This message continued to come up for the next few days, and on the last day before it was set to expire I reset the password. Now when I boot up, the computer sometimes goes to the password screen and sometimes just to a blank box where the name and password should be, with nothing to click on. The only thing that can be clicked on is the Rising Antivirus icon in the top left, but that doesn't open anything up. You then have to reboot or hit reset and hope you don't have to do the whole thing over again. It usually goes to the password section by the third try. This was never an issue before that "password reset" request came up. Was that message legitimate or a ruse to hijack the computer?

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Answer:Computer hanging. Is this process safe? + HJT Log

Bump

Problem still not fixed. Please help!

New Log for new updates
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:23:15 PM, on 6/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.21020)
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\Rising\Rav\CCENTER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\RavMonD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\rsnetsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\RavTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\ScanFrm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\RsTray.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\F5D8053v3011\Belkinwcui.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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When I boot my new S10e it sometimes hangs on the Windows XP welcome screen.It happens too often not to care. Sometimes I have to shut it down and back up 5 times before it goes past it.Has anyone else seen this? It's a new machine and all I've done is update all microsoft patches, uninstall office 2007, and installed AVG free and openoffice.Any help would be appreciated, otherwise this little beauty will have to go back. :-(Marc

Answer:boot process hanging on welcome screen

Welcome to the forum marcvk, What happens when you boot Windows in safe mode?





__________________________________________John B @ forum.notebookreview.com

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My System Idle Process is always above 90 and I think it might be making my computer run slow. Ive only just recently been given this computer from a family member and have had this problem since then. Any ideas on how to lower the CPU down on the process significantly? 

Answer:System Idle Process problem

Hi lunaeclair The System Idle Process doesn't take your CPU usage. Actually, the CPU usage of the System Idle Process is the amount of CPU you have free to use. If it's at 90, it means that you have 90% of your CPU left to use. Here if you want to read more about it:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Idle_ProcessWhich means right now, that only 10% of your CPU is being used, so I doubt your processes are making your system run slowly.

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It takes up most of my cpu power. when i go under task manager by ctrl+alt+del then processes system idle processe takes up most of my system cpu when im not running a program that is, normally around 99%. I'm wondering if there is a way to get rid of it what is it and is it safe to get rid of. Because whenever I try to get rid of it it gives me an error message and syste mmechanic 6 wont let me do it either. Help.

Answer:Problem With System Idle Process

System Idle Process is rather a misleading term. It is just a track of how little your cpu is being utilised; for example 90% means only 10% of your cpu is actually being utilised.http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas.../system%20idle/Regards,John

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When I turn on my computer everything is just fine. After a few minutes the CPU usage shoots up to 100% and stays there. I've reinstalled Windows but still persists.

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
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Answer:100% CPU usage by System Idle Process

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I have gone thru the Vista cleaning process as described. The Root Repeal did not run as it seems that version to not be usable with Vista. All other logs attached here. thanks in advance!
 

Answer:System Idle Process Very High

You did not allow MGTools to run to completion. But based on the logs you provided, you do not have a malware issue.

System Idle process is exactly that....so if you are not doing anything, that process will be the largest. This is exactly how it should be.

Now I want you to do one thing. Please move ComboFix to your desktop ( NOTE: DO Not run it!!! )
It should not be here:
c:\users\jim\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
Otherwise it will not uninstall properly.

If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:

We recommend you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no real-time protection. They are useful as backup scanners.They do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.
If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)

Click START then RUN and enter the below into the run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
"%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /u

Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /u, it must be there.
This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If running Vista, it is time to make sure you have reenabled U... Read more

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After my computer finishes the boot process, I start Windows task manager and click on the processes tab. I scroll the listing and at the end I find "System Idle Process is cycling CPU usage at 25,44, and 98 percent within an approximate four second sequence. I do this because I normaly boot and try to run Outlook Express to no avail and I am trying to find out the problem. When I try to open Outlook Express I always get the following dialog. "Outlook Express could not be started because another instance of it is still running on your computer. Please log off of windows and then restart Outlook Express. If the problem persists, save your work and then restart your computer." I go to start and click on Log Off. I wait two minutes and try to start Outlook Express. I get the message the application failed to initialize as the workstation is shutting down! I try to restart the computer but it won't restart or even shut down. Any application I then try to start results in the message "the application failed to initialize as the workstation is shutting down!" I have to Power off the computer. All thoughts appreciated.
 

Answer:System Idle Process at 98 percent CPU

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CPU usage reads 100% whereas System Idle process is consuming more than 90% of my CPU. i am unable to install or uninstall any application. It is dead slow.
please help me

here is my HJT log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:56:22 AM, on 3/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
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\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Juniper Networks\Common Files\dsNcService.exe
C:\Program Files\lotus\notes\ntmulti.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\program files\marimba\tuner\Tuner.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Notepad.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ltmsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\Zune\Z... Read more

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hey, i was just searching the internet for some games and guess what
after about 5 mins after i shut Mozilla Firefox down

windows explorer shuts down then it keeps saying in processes

System idle process SYSTEM

i try to open up explorer.exe it just keeps shutting down ive done spyware/virus scan's ive tried almost everything im about to throw computer out the window because i lost the freaking restore disk
please! help me find a solution Without RESTORE disk thank's

Dan,

ps:this thing will not show Icons or the Start bar so please help

Answer:System Idle Process on start up (help!!)

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