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Question: system cpu/io usage

Something doesnt seem quite right with my system at the moment.

When idle even on fresh bootup with superfetch disabled the hdd light is flicking on and off and oso I checked resource monitor.

That shows a steady 15-50kB/sec writes ongoing for the system process.
Likewise in task manager 'system' is using 1-2% cpu usage steadily.

'system' seems a bit vague, is there a way to diagnose this more to narrow it down? or alternatively does anyone have a hunch what it may be.

thanks.

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Answer: system cpu/io usage

I'm scratching my head a bit here...but why on Earth would you disable SuperFetch?

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In system protection, the current usage is at 405GB while max usage is defined at 279GB (30%).
1) How this can happen ? ,and
2) How can I set the Max Usage to be kept?

Answer:System Restore - Current usage exceeds Max Usage

Hello Abax,

The tutorial below can help show you how to set the max usage for system protection.

System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have 50GB of hard drive space reporting as unusable, seems to be the system restore data. Disk Cleanup reports the max limit for system restore is set to 7GB, but the actual used is 50GB. How can the actual exceed the max quota? I deleted all previous restore points, and did a disk cleanup, but nothing changes.

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This has been happening for over 2 months now, It happens around every 3 hours for about 20 mins each time, but it gets really ANNOYING. My friends said that I was lying and stuff so I invited one of them over and he saw it happen and he was stumped.

Here's a screeny:


Anyone got any advice?

Answer:95% CPU usage and 95% System Idle Usage?

There are times when task manager will misrepresent the total processor usage as well over 100% constantly. This is usually caused by one of three things :
1.Bad DriversMalware on the system
2.A Flaky Windows install - was this an upgrade or an old OS install?
3.A Problem with the motherboard (try a firmware update)

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The title says it all. These service named System & System Interrupt kept utilizing 15~30% of my CPU most of the time even on idle. This caused some temp rise on my Surface Pro 3 at 54C~61C (on idle) which used to be 45C~54C (idle) Also Battery seems to drain faster than b4.
Did you face these issue or do you have any idea what had just happened~!?
Note: Have all the latest updates!

Answer:System & System Interrupt kept 15~30 CPU usage is Idle all the time in Surface Pro 3. Has this happened to anyone?

Hi,
i do have the same issue with my surface pro 3, around 25/30 % cpu most of them from the interrupt system even when it is idle.
The problem occurs on windows 10, obviously under windows 8, eberything is ok.
I have found no solutions so far.
Regards

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Yesterday I tried to do a system restore to fix a Flash Player problem but I did not have restore points going back as far I wanted. I only had 3 Scheduled system restore point going back to March 23rd and 8 restores points done by Revo and various Flash Player install/unsintall restore point created while trying to fix said problem. I thought those 8 restore points might have deleted older scheduled ones but my maximum space hasn't been reached yet and I did not turn off system restore.

From what I read online, I have a crazy amount of space allocated to shadow storage so I was curious as to why I did not have more system points to choose from. Any ideas? Is there anything that can delete restore point besides turn system restore off?
Used 33 GB
Allocated 35GB
Maximum 87GB

Also when I went to select the disk to restore it said
Partition_1(C:) (system) Ready to restore
(Partition_1(C:) The disk cannot be found
I have two disks Partition_1 (C:) and Recovery (D:) which is the factory restore stuff and is locked so I don?t create points for this one.

The Partition_1(C:) (Missing) shows in the available disks in system protection. Should I just uncheck it?

Answer:System Restore Disk Space Usage and System Recovery

Hello pineapplegrunt.

Do you regularly run programs such as CCLeaner and/or Disk Cleanup? It is possible to delete restore points with these tools (and other similar ones).

I believe your problem is that System Restore points are automatically deleted, by default, after 90 days.

I believe there are ways to change this, although from the top of my head I think you have to use a third party application (to do this easily). However, it is not really recommended to keep such long system restore points, if you want an image of your drive going that far back, you probably should look into creating a backup image or something and not relying on system restore.

Can I ask what your flash player problem is, have you been able to fix that?

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Hi! So my friend has a PC with Windows 10 (installed from USB-Stick with the WindowsMediaCreationTool). It ran fine for about two weeks, which is when the problem started: The "System and compressed memory" and "System interrupts" processes taking up *a lot* of CPU time even at idle. https://i.imgur.com/cDDZhRC.png
The system is usable for web browsing and such, but everything that needs performance like games is severely hindered by these processes. It also doesn't allow the processor to ever go into a lower C-State ("power saving mode" / reduced multiplier), it runs at full speed all the time. Needless to say this is *extremely* annoying and defeats the purpose which the PC was built for in the first place (playing games). Now, this is what we have tried so far: After I couldn't find a solution, I just told him to re-format since that usually solves these kinds of problems. And it did! But only for around 3 days, then the problem was there again. Disconnecting all cables except for the monitor and power cables didn't help. Disabling devices in the device manager didn't help. Disabling automatic updates and Windows defender didn't help. So I just told him to re-format *again* just to see at what point the problem would appear. But this time, right after the system was booted up, and the usual update and search indexer processes were done, the same problem appeared again. So he tested his memory with memtest86, but found no errors. His SSD seems... Read more

Answer:System and compressed memory & System interrupts unfixable CPU usage

Hi, please feel free to search the forum for threads on "system and compressed memory" where you will find useful information and some fixes.

Here are some I collected on this topic:
System and compressed memory- solutions.doc
System and compressed memory.doc

Please read thru these, keep a list of what you try, then if you still have this problem, post again, listing what you have tried. Good luck!

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Hi! So my friend has a PC with Windows 10 (installed from USB-Stick with the WindowsMediaCreationTool). It ran fine for about two weeks, which is when the problem started: The "System and compressed memory" and "System interrupts" processes taking up *a lot* of CPU time even at idle. https://i.imgur.com/cDDZhRC.png
The system is usable for web browsing and such, but everything that needs performance like games is severely hindered by these processes. It also doesn't allow the processor to ever go into a lower C-State ("power saving mode" / reduced multiplier), it runs at full speed all the time. Needless to say this is *extremely* annoying and defeats the purpose which the PC was built for in the first place (playing games). Now, this is what we have tried so far: After I couldn't find a solution, I just told him to re-format since that usually solves these kinds of problems. And it did! But only for around 3 days, then the problem was there again. Disconnecting all cables except for the monitor and power cables didn't help. Disabling devices in the device manager didn't help. Disabling automatic updates and Windows defender didn't help. So I just told him to re-format *again* just to see at what point the problem would appear. But this time, right after the system was booted up, and the usual update and search indexer processes were done, the same problem appeared again. So he tested his memory with memtest86, but found no errors. His SSD seems... Read more

Answer:System and compressed memory & System interrupts unfixable CPU usage

Hi, please feel free to search the forum for threads on "system and compressed memory" where you will find useful information and some fixes.

Here are some I collected on this topic:
System and compressed memory- solutions.doc
System and compressed memory.doc

Please read thru these, keep a list of what you try, then if you still have this problem, post again, listing what you have tried. Good luck!

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Hello,

I have read couple of threads about this System Interrupts thing and none of them really helped me. I think you can check the specs somewhere, I am not sure since I am new to the forum.

Basically when I start my laptop everything is good for a while when suddenly the CPU usage goes high because of System Interrupts (~25%) and System (~12%). I have tried using LatencyMon to track down the problem and it used to give me alerting messages but now it gives me messages that are all green and nice ("Your system appears to be handling(...)").

Can you guys help me figure out this thing please? Thanks in advance.

NOTE: My drivers ARE up-to-date, but I am not sure my BIOS is. I don't really know how to update the BIOS though, it's a really weird model I have here, that has become obsolete.

*update1* Upon thinking that it might be the wireless driver or the network driver I disabled both, but it didn't drop the CPU usage
*update2*Now I get disconnected from the internet randomly... it may be the wi-fi driver after all

Answer:High CPU usage caused by System Interrupts and System

CONCLUSION
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Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. At least one detected problem appears to be network related. In case you are using a WLAN adapter, try disabling it to get better results. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:21:10 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____
SYSTEM INFORMATION
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____
Computer name: VLAD-PC
OS version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200 (x64)
Hardware: K53SC, ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B950 @ 2.10GHz
Logical processors: 2
Processor groups: 1
RAM: ... Read more

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This is not the first time an issue like this has appeared. It is however the first time it has been so serious or persistent.

Windows Automatic Update informed me that IE8 was now available. I downloaded it using the Windows Auto Update utility. It appeared as if it never downloaded or installed, yet it was no longer appearing in Auto Updates. I downloaded it off of Microsoft's website and when I installed it I chose to install it with a check from the Malicious Software Removal Tool along with the newest updates (even though I already had them). I turned off my computer and later when I turned it back on and logged in, my wallpaper loaded but my desktop did not. Upon pressing Ctrl, Alt, Delete I could see that the system was trying to load my personal settings. It then stopped responding and even the task manager froze. When I was finally able to restart the system using task manager I logged in again. It did the same as before but after a minute it did finally load, though system usage stayed at 100% for a good amount of time. I tried to open IE but this caused my system to freeze so I ended the process using task manager. Now it seems that when I start any application/download/command/etc the system goes into lockdown for a few minutes. It also appears that IE wasn't ever updated to the new version. Below I have included some system info and a HJT log.

Standard eMachines T3516 system with and upgraded 1.5GB RAM and a GeForce 7600 GS video card.
Windows XP Hom... Read more

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Hi all

After a Windows update (not sure if relevant) I find on task manager that system is constantly running at 100%.

I have run Avast and Spybot but suspect there is still a trojan somewhere.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Andrew

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:30:45, on 20/07/2007
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:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\setup\avast.setup
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFREE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG111T Configuration Utility\wlan111t.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\... Read more

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My system is operating extremely slow. The hardware was checked and said to operating correctly. THe system was scanned for viruses and confirmed okay. When I look in the task manger under the processes tab it shows the "system" is operating at ~99%. When I look at my laptop with the same system it shows "system idle process" as operating at ~99%.

Please help.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:System CPU usage at 100%

Open Task manager to Check Which Process Is Taking the Most of the Memory Usage....
 

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I seem to constantly have my system using 99% cpu usage and ive tried all the websites from the "before you post read this" thread, and im a real beginner at this so i was wondering if anyone can help me because i have had this issue for months. Below is my highjackthis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:47:14 PM, on 2/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\msnappm.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\mps\mscifapp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsftsn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\... Read more

Answer:99% system cpu usage pls help me

Hi
First thing you need to do is to settle on one anti virus,either AVG or Mcafee...two cause conflicts.


Download combofix from here.

**Save it directly to your desktop**

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall


Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.
http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix.exe.Run the application.


Open the SmitfraudFix folder and double-click smitfraudfix.cmd


Reboot your computer in Safe Mode.
If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power.
Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
Ensure that the Safe Mode option is selected.
Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
Login on your usual account.


Open the SmitfraudFix Folder, then double-click smitfraudfix.cmd file to start the tool.
Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press Enter.
Wait for the tool to complete and disk cleanup to finish.
You will be prompted : "Registry cleaning - Do you want to clean the registry ?" answer Yes by typing Y and hit Enter in order to remove t... Read more

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Question: System CPU Usage

Hello, I just bought a brand new HP laptop and it runs smoothly all the time but i have one concern... It often happens that the pc starts running super slow and if i have music on it starts to make noise like it can't process it. I thought it was a one time thing but it happens a lot so I tried to find what caused it.

I opened up my system process monitor and put some music on and waited until the pc started collapsing. Then i looked at the graphs and the CPU max Freq spiked to 100% and the CPU usage too, the process causing it was System with the description "NT Kernel & System".

When this happens it usually lasts for about 5-15 seconds, i don't really know what to do since the process isn't something specifc. I hope you guys can help me.

Operating System: Windows 8
Processor: Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:System CPU Usage

are you using it on a hard flat surface

you d/load the program

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/system_tools/system_information/bluescreenview.cfm
click on options/advanced options

select the dump

then when they come up in the main box

post a screenshot of the blue screen view box

and post them into the reply box here using the go advanced button
 

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Question: System CPU usage

I recently reinstalled windows xp pro and now the "system" proccess is always using all free cpu. It's not "system idle proccess" ... just system.

After installing right off the xp pro disk, all i did was install the updates up to and through SP2, my motherboard drivers, video drivers, winamp and AIM. Other than that, nothing else has been done, yet system is still using all free cpu.

I checked to make sure all drivers were current.

Any ideas on how i can get rid of this problem ... my Computer runs like a horse with 2 broken legs and the other missing.

Thanks
 

Answer:System CPU usage

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Hello.
I use Windows 7 x64 and it is so slow and CPU usage is zero. I used "sfc /scannow" and the result is :

Logs are :
https://ufile.io/i68ao


The system has same effect in safe mode.

Thank you.

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Hi,
I've been having a problem with my PC running extremely slow for the past several days and it seems to be related to the process named 'System' when viewing Windows Task Manager. The CPU usage looks like this:

System 50
System Idle Process 48-49
taskmgr.exe 01
other processes move between 0 to 1 (iexplorer, sqlservr, services)

Here is a copy of the HJT scan that I took a little earlier today. Any help in figuring out what is dragging my PC down is most appreciated.

Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:59:55 PM, on 3/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

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:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mclogsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcupdmgr.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mctskshd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcusrmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
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Answer:System process using 50% cpu usage

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I dont know what causes it.. As soon as I boot up it goes to 100% usage. I hit CTRL+ALT+DEL.. and sort by CPU and it shows an image name of System and it fluctuates from 79 to 97. I backed up all my info and I am trying to reinstall but I dont know how.. it is a dell dimension 2400.. I dont have a boot disk for it and I took it in to get restored to a computer store but when they plugged in the system the CPU Usage was normal.. I tried plugging in items one by one and when I did that the usage stayed normal.. and then 15 minutes of it up and running it went back to 100% CPU Usage.. any ideas?? and how can I restore it to factory settings?

 

Answer:HELP CPU Usage 100% [image name] System

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First of all hi to everyone....been around for a while but this is the first time i post Anyways i have a friend thats having problems on her labtop. Just today the System process started taking up all the CPU usage % whenever she used her webcam on MSN messenger.

The only thing shes installed recently is a game called Vampire Bloodlines, but before this the webcam would run normally. I was wondering if the game would make a diffrence or the amount of HD space left since its nearly full

Ive dealt with memory leaks and such before but this is puzzuling to me since its the System process in particualar....just wanted to see if anyone knew what could be wrong
 

Answer:System process and CPU Usage

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Hi Major Geeks,
Back once again trying to figure out why my CPU is running between 20-99 under the heading "system" (in the task manager)
Where do I even start to figure out what part of the "system"?
 

Answer:High CPU usage from SYSTEM

hmm, it shouldnt be.

have you tried any malware scans?
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407
 

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Well, my computer seems to have a bit of a problem lately. When my laptop is idling, everything works out fine, but whenever I start up an application, or use a full screen program, my system spikes up to some 75% of my CPU usage. It never did this before, and usually would work at 10-15% while programs opened. Even ten year old applications hang. Any ideas?

Answer:High CPU Usage by System

What model laptop?How old is it?How much memory do you have?How much free space is on the hard drive?Richard

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hello,
system PID 4 accidently increse cpu usage to %90+
i used procexp.exe to identify the details:
TID 40
cpu 96.22%
cswitch delta 1964 [changed many times]
start address: ntoskrnl.exe!KeAcquirelnStackQueuedSpinLockAtDpcLevel+0c1e0

when i killed process tree it made a BSOD. minidump attached

system: asus eee pc 1215T | windows seven x64 service pack 1

can it related to wireless driver? i installed non-original wireless driver

thanks

Answer:Cpu usage 100% by system pid 4 - ntoskrnl.exe

What .exe are you trying to kill it's process? Killing process can lead to BSOD and corrupt Windows files.

Regards...
Dean

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck F4, {3, fffffa80028e97f0, fffffa80028e9ad0, fffff80002fdfdb0}

Probably caused by : smss.exe

Followup: MachineOwner
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kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION (f4)
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
terminated.
Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
system; when they are terminated (for any reason), the system can no
longer function.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000003, Process
Arg2: fffffa80028e97f0, Term... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N2840 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 55 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3981 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1798 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (66 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, Lenovo B50-30
Antivirus: AVG Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

I updated to Windows 7 after using XP for several years, and it has been on the whole somewhat faster than XP, although I am still not keen on the file and folder system. In recent months, however, on startup it takes longer and longer to get going. At first I assumed it was simply updating, but when it got to a hour that I had to wait before working, I tried using Task Manager to see what was happening. It seems that the 100% CPU usage that is slowing everything down is associated with two groups of programs. svchost.exe and regsvr.exe. These seem to be associated with some kind of internet activity, because when I disable the internet CPU usage drops to 50% or so. Today I selected one of the svchost.exe programs that was most active and disabled it, despite warnings about loss of data and system instability. And so far I have been able to work happily on the internet without any obvious problems. Can you explain (in simple words) what these two sets of programs do, why they use up all my CPU capacity, and whether I can go on disabling one of them as I just did. (I waited nea... Read more

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when I open windows task manager, there is some proccess called SYSTEM, which eat my cpu performance, in description writes NT Kernel & System, what is it?

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Out of nowhere a couple days ago my computer began lagging badly. The cpu usage is stuck at 100%, which the system process dominating the usage fluctuating between 70-95%. Now the computer will work decently for about 30 seconds at a time, then it will freeze for 45 seconds to a minute, over and over again, which is highly annoying. I downloaded ad-aware and it showed nothihng, and I am in the midle of a virus scan. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I dont know why this came out of nowhere. ADD ON: When running mcaffee virus scan, it s process jumps to the top fluctuating between 70 and 95. System tops off at like 20, but if I pause the scan it goes back to what it was doing before. WINXP SP2
 

Answer:CPU USAGE 100% System process

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Hey, I'm new to the forums due to this terribly annoying problem I'm having. I'm fairly certain I'm free of viruses or spyware as I've performed scans with a few different anti-spyware things. I'm going to include a Hijack this! log as I'm sure most of you would like me to.

Anyways, I'm on an HP Pavilion dv4000 running Windows XP, and I'm pretty sure it was right after a Windows update that my computer kept spiking up to 100% CPU usage, or just jumped all around. This causes lag throughout my system, including music/any noise stuttering and my mouse freezing for a second and jumping around. This happens whenever I open a program, sometimes when I open new internet pages, etc etc. The lag is especially bad in iTunes.

I've looked at the processes to see if I could find something that seemed out of the ordinary, but I couldn't. I've searched all over the internet and been in a few chats trying to find help, but nothing. Therefore, I decided to post here with a Hijack This log to see if anyone here could find what the problem is.

If it's painfully obvious, I apologize haha. But knowing my luck it will be painfully un-obvious, as it has seemed thus far. Thanks for any help! Here's the log, please let me know what I can do to fix this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:34:15 AM, on 9/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System3... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage spikes and system lag.

Hello GlassjawRules13

1. What process is using all the CPU in Task Manager?

2. Does it happen in Safe Mode?

3. If you suspect an Update was responsible, do a System Restore to before the Updates.

AND
Have a look in these places for errors

1. Right click My Computer / Properties / Hardware / Device Manager.
Look for "Yellow" errors

2. Control Panel / Performance and Maintenance / Admin Tools / Event Viewer / System.
Look for "Red" errors. Double click on error.
Take a note of the Event ID and also the Source and post them back.

.

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Hello,

system process is using at least %15 cpu, cpu frequency is at max all the time and fan never stops working.
I live in Turkey.

I sent the device to service 2 times but they only say it is working great.

I tried to sent complaints but I am not even recieving response.

What can I do in this situation?

Answer:Satellite P50-b - 15% cpu usage by system

The CPU might be locked by some processes running in the background and therefore the cooling fan doesn’t stop rotating…

I would recommend you to check the background processes within the task manager because its very difficult to say what kind of process could be responsible for that….

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hi guys

may you please help me to fix this.. thank you very much =)

see screenshot:

Answer:System Interrupts usage 3-4% of ram

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Hi all,

I installed XP on my NEC Versa M300 Laptop last week. First thing I did was apply all patches, updates, SP's etc. Then I ran SpyBot, CWShedder, AdWare, Hijackthis and then my virus killer (AVG). Everything was working OK. After 2 hours of using the machine it started stammering. At first I noticed it because I was playing music and it was juttering. I stopped the music but it still occured. It doesn't do it all the time. It happens for about 1 - 2 secs every 3 - 5 minutes. If I watch the process table I can see the SYSTEM process take all the process time. Watching the performance graph I can see the CPU usage shoot up to 100%. I have reinstalled XP with no joy.
If I reboot my machine it is good for 2 hours and then it starts again. I have used a program called prime95 to force my machine into permenant 100% CPU usage. While this was running my machine worked fine until the 2 hours passed and then it went crazy again. I am guessing this has ruled out the process overheating.
It really makes my machine usable. I am pulling my hair out on this.
Can anyone please help me?

Cheers

Answer:XP SP2 SYSTEM Process 100% CPU usage

I have the exact same issue. My "system" process jumps to 100% after several hours of cpu usage and stays there. It makes the system bog down and becomes pretty much useless. 2.4 g, desktop with 1 gig ram, asus board.

Anyone have any suggestions as to what could be happening?

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Hello Sirs / Madams,

I have serious problem lately with my computer, leading me to suspect a virus/trojan infection. The symptoms are the following:

- Frequent system instability, 100% of CPU running, infrequent BSDs

- When I try to run a full system scan with Mcafee Viruscan Enterprise, although I am setting up the program to scan All Files, only a small fraction of the files is scanned and most of them are skipped. Moreover, the program is not capable anymore to automatically update the virus definitions (it can be done manually)

- During the last 15 days, Mcaffee has found two threats during some automatic scans that are run overnight (unfortunately I accidentally deleted the log file but the name of the threats were Generic Dropper!dge and Artemis!448D85D07)

- On some occasions when the computer is very slow and I try to restart it, I get messages about programs and drivers that "Do not respond and must be terminated". Among those, I have seen some strange name(s) of programs consisting of asian characters (I am not asian nor have I any asian language installed on my pc)

- In the Access Protection Log of Mcfee, I see repeatedly the line

15/7/2010 5:18:43 πμ Blocked by Access Protection rule NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\tftp.exe Anti-virus Standard Protection:Prevent use of tftp.exe Action blocked : Read

Other strange lines that occur in t... Read more

Answer:100% CPU Usage-system instability

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

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HP Pavilion, AMD Phenom 2.2 Quad Core
6GB Ram, Nvidia 9100 on board graphics, etc.

Previously had Vista and had no problems. "Upgraded" to 7 and have had nothing but problems. My CPU usage is at 85% and when I go to the performance monitor is tells me that "system interrupts" are what is using the cpu.

I've updated my drivers to windows 7 ones from HP.

I've tried disabling the audio controller per suggestion from others with a similar problem.

Neither has done anything.

The problems disappears after I reboot and then seems to come back when I open a program that uses the cpu much.

Any ideas at all? I wish I could go back to Vista but I didn't create backup discs..

Thanks

Answer:85% cpu usage due to system interrupts, Help?!

Hi,

Which program?

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Hello,
I'm here to ask for an advice for this new issue occurred with my vaio.
A recently made a system refresh for fixing some other bugs but after this my PC became extremely slow.
Everything seems to go in the right way in refresh, no errors, no blocks, nothing wrong at all.
This issue is related to disk usage that in prompt is always very high, always greater than 90%, normally capped at 100%.
What is using my disk are 2 processes of windows, not 3rd part softwares: system and another processo including lots of windows functions.
I googled this and found a lot of people having same problem and, according to those threads:
1 i tried to disable windows search from services
2 no driver issues, my PC came out with w8 and i never updated them, so drivers are the same I had before the system refresh
3 avg installed now, but also before refresh and never gave problema
4 no bloatware, malware or viruses. After refresh I uninstalled a lot of Sony bleeps but I think this bug was there Aldo before uninstall, I simply thought that slow was related with those software, it wasnt.
Any ideas? Any system scan to post?
Thanks for reading and help,
Sssank

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Hi,

Task Mangaer is showing "system" not system idle process is running at 100% cpu usage, the only thing that has been added since this started happening is uniblue speedupmypc3 as it has a facility to cap the cpu usage to 25%, worked for like an hour lol !!!!

Any help would be appreciated thanks in advance


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:58:09, on 18/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue\SpeedUpMyPC 3\SpeedUpMyPC.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Panasonic\LUMIXSimpleViewer\PhLeAutoRun.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - S... Read more

Answer:System Process 100% cpu usage

Bump.

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just spent 95 minutes online with MS tech support and he couldn't solve it. I have two printers, two computers. printers work fine on the other. only get about 1-3 lines, then they stop on my compaq armada m300. have run nortov AV and mcafee. have reinstalled office 2000 professional. very hard to exit after initiating print command. even task manager may take 30-60 seconds.
 

Answer:can't print, 100% system cpu usage

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Question: High System Usage

There is a program called "csrss.exe", which unknown to my knowledge has been using 90-100% of my CPU! This only appears to be a problem while playing games and if I am to exit the program I believe I will get a BSOD.

(I have exited a system program before and lets just say I was surprised at what happened!)

Answer:High System Usage

i have same thing running on my, its prob part of vista, but its only using 912k of ram and 0 cpu, at the time i made this reply,
but i do notice at times its up to like 60,000k,

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In the task manager I am finding that the task "System" is taking up all of my cpu possible so that when I run other programs it can take ages to load and lags my entire computer and makes it very jumpy. Please help me lower the cpu usage of "System"and no its not "System idle process".

Answer:System is hogging my cpu usage

Hello Lazyman32 and welcome to TSF. I would suggest that you close all programs and then kill processes one at a time until you're left with just the "System Processes". Then you should be able to find out what's hogging the cpu usage. It could be spyware or a virus. This http://www.majorgeeks.com/ProcessInfo_d5288.html is a nice little app also which gives you info on processes that startup or maybe infected with spyware, virri, or trojans.

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I somehow got curious on why System has high memory usage. I saw other people's screenshots and it's as low as another person's screenshot and it has less than 1MB in the usage of memory. Why so? If it may be possible, please explain. Thanks!

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My computer is running slow 90% of the time. When I go into task manager it says that CPU usage is between 80% to 100% at all times even when im not using the computer. One day it works perfectly and for the next week I can barely even use it. Before I take it to a technician I was wondering if there was anything else I could try.

Things I have tried...

Updated all drivers on my computer
Used windows update to get all system updates
Used Msconfig and disabled all startup items. restarted and still slow.
Virus scans
Defrag
system cleanup
I even formated the computer once. It still crawls.

If there is anything you can think of or if you know what the problem is please please write back. This is unbearable and frustrating cause I cant figure it out. I would assume it was a motherboard or cpu problem but then the computer works perfectly for a few days. Thank you for reading.

Justin
 

Answer:100% CPU usage... 100% system idle...

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Since one week my system RAM is always around 1GB. It used to be around 300MB to 400MB. By looking into the Task Manager, I see the same amount of Process (between 34 to 45).

I suspect there is something hidden that is taking up this much RAM. Please Advise.

Here is the hijackthis log :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:17:20 PM, on 02/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
J:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
J:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
J:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\DJSNETCN.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
J:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
J:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
J:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
J:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
J:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
J:\Progra... Read more

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I am creating this tread after gone through the require steps. Also, I had same thread in 'windows XP support' section but could not get much help. Thats why moving here.

The problem is my system is too slow and taking so long to open any application. Process explorer shows 100% CPU usage. But there is nothing like which could cause this.

I'm not getting what should I do. I had old hijackthis log in my previous thread. Right now not able to get new one but I'll post the new one as soon as I would able to get that.

Here is the process explorer screen shot attached. There are three in previous thread in 'windows xp support' section.

Answer:System too slow - CPU 100% usage

Hello
Here is the HJT log. Could not get DSS complete as got error message just after 25 % completed.
Anyway, HJT log is here. Let me know if it helps u.
Thanks
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 604 PM, on 5/23/2007
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Ajay Sharma\Desktop\Unused Desktop Shortcuts\dss.exe
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Thank you!

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Ok i am pretty sure this is the appropriate section to post.

Since the past week my new laptop (on which i never use any entertainment sites and/or programs) have gone crazy over resource usage.

-> The normal win XP loads but now at startup after windows login it becomes slow.
-> Somehow when i am able to open the task manager i am able to see 100% CPU usage.
-> Disabling internet connection reduces the load and runs programs atleast slow.
-> Even with this option the system is not ready for normal usage.
-> Programs can take like 2 weeks to load and i've literally tried this but still same.

-> Now i tried rebooting to safe mode with networking support.
-> it was all fine there but then after some usage internet explorer has issues.
-> when the internet explorer is clicked open it auto-shuts down immediately.
-> and obviously safe mode means alot of things are disabled.
-> i have licensed version of trend micro which is taking forever to start even.

-> i want the following:
-> get my system back to normal use without reinstalling windows.
-> i cant access web pages due to internet browser auto-crash.
so i would like to atleast have a free scanner downloaded from somewhere
if you know any and/or tools that can scan and clean my system for proper
booting.

All and any help is highly appreciated.

 

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I am having problems with my CPU usage going to 100% while using internet explorer and outlook. Below is my hijack file... Please help

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:59:08 PM, on 2/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logishrd\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb07.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\eFax Messenger 4.3\J2GDllCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\LVComSX.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\P... Read more

Answer:CPU usage 100% system freezing

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Question: system usage prob

Hey folks,...recently, when I start up my pc, it has really been slow after boot. What I mean is that after everything is loaded, and I am usually at 99% idle, something is still going. It is called wmediaplayer.exe in the processes list, so I assume it is something with Windows Media Player,...but when I run media player, it process is and should be wmplayer.exe. I let me pc sit for a few minutes after startup and it never went away. My pc shouldnt take long (specs in sig) I usually boot and am done loading everything at less than 40 sec. Upon futher investigation, wmediaplayer (the problem) is listed to run at boot in my regitery. So what is that and what does it do? Can I just delete that registry command? I have ended the process through task manager and had no problems. What is the deal?

Answer:system usage prob

I would suggest running ad-aware and hijack this and poost your hijack this logs to a forum for review. Also check your anti-virus definitions and run a virus scan.

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Ok im very tired and im going to keep this post simple and to the point.
I have searched the forums, google, etc with no result.

Spec:AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (default clock)
1GB of 400mhz RAM
2x 120GB hard drives in Raid 0
Radeon 9500 (clocked to 9700)
Asus A8V Delux

Basically my system is constantly on 5-20% cpu usage no matter what im doing, or running.




TaskInfo also reports this problem thingy in this box, whatever it means.



Please help, its seriosuly slowing my games down :(

Answer:System going crazy with CPU usage

Have you tried going to Start-Run type in msconfig click ok open the start-up folder and see if there are some things you can stop (un-check)and do without at system startup? You have alot of running processes in task manager. If you can eliminate some of these non-essential programs things will speed up. If you are running memory intensive games you may need to create a boot disk with minimal drivers and re-start your computer before you want to go gaming. Most games have instructions for making a boot disk. Check your documentation.

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Hello.
I realize this has been discussed ad nauseum but I cannot stop my hp nx6110 laptop from shooting up to 100% cpu usage while playing dvds or watching mpeg and avi files from the drive. I have had it since June 2005 and for 7 months it worked withno problems. This has started within the last month and I don't remember making any major changes to the system.
The drive burns, reads files, copies just fine but after 20 minutes of normal playback, the cpu shoots to 100%, the video and sound go choppy and it stays that way until I close the application. This happens with all dvds and video files played from cds with mediaplayer, interdvd and bs player. As far as I can tell, it still plays audio cds just fine.

Here is what I have done so far:
1) A full system restore (was meaning to do one anyway before problem arose). This didn't change the problem at all.

2) After the restore, installed firefox, acrobat reader, divx, xvid, avg free, ad aware, bs player, hp photo and printing software, limewire, open office 2.0 and speed fan (which I can't really use, it seems - no fans are listed to control).

3) Installed registry mechanic and used it to fix 71 problems just two days after the restore. Installed ad-aware and it found nothing important.

4) Downloaded ffdshow. No change.

5) Installed service pack 2, and some chipset drivers from hp.com. No change.

6) I have checked the DMA setting in IDE properties and it is selected. It always was.

7) Worried that it ... Read more

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Hello, I have a HP 6910tx which was purchased 2 years back. I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate RC7600 on it at the moment. Few days back, I had a system crash and the Tech guys at HP said my laptop had multiple problems, and I eventually had my hard disk and Nvidia Graphics Card replaced. I am still facing nagging issues with my laptop for which I have no answers to.

I have done a clean install of Win 7 and my laptop at the moment doesn't have any software or application that is capable of sucking the memory out. But I still see 100% CPU usage sometimes even though the system is practically idle. This is resulting in overheating of my laptop which is very worrying. My guess is that it may be because of assembling the laptop incorrectly which is causing the problem, but it's just an educated guess at the most. I am really concerned about the health of my laptop as it was running in top notch condition just a few weeks back. I am attaching the system specs with a HijackThis log taken a while back. Can anybody please help me out and advice before it's too late. I shall be much obliged.

Regards,
Viv

System: Hp DV6910tx, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2Ghz, 3GB Ram, 320 GB Hard disk, Nvidia GE Force 8400GS Graphics Card


Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 09:37:04, on 19-12-2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm... Read more

Answer:System heating + 100% CPU Usage

Then perhaps it is some other hardware that needs replacement as well. Could there be any BIOS or other setting that reduces the maximum use of your CPU? You could very well only be using a percentage of what you have installed if that were the case. Your power supply is sufficient? Try enabling high performance in the power options of your computer, cause you may be power saving o.0.

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Hi, i have HP Pavilion DV6-1105ee, purchased in 2009 preinstalled with vista , recently i have encountered some problems due to which i have upgraded to windows 7 (64 bit). RAM pre installed was 3 GB (2+1) noticed that my system is consuming most of the ram sue to which system is working slow, so i updated RAM to 4 GB (2+2) & tried, it seems to work fine but still on Idel system it was consuming 2.5 to 2.8 GB of RAM.  i thought of upgrading BIOS software , it might help. but when i upgraded BIOS firmware (new firmware "F.46"). it was almost consuming 100% CPU & 75% of RAM (4GB). i tried to close many application which were running behind & after all that also noting helped. Kindly advise what has to be done or can i restore earlier version of BIOS? Thanks & Regards 

Answer:system slow , CPU usage almost 100%

Hello @Funtooz, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I read your post about the performance issue, and wanted to assist you! Have you tried checking your system for Malicious Software?  You can use the tool at this site to help you, if needed: Malicious Software Removal Tool Try reviewing the following document, to restore the BIOS.  Please let me know how it goes:HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOS Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as  "Accept as Solution" , this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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my xp shows system is using 145,000 kb
any suggestions as to where I start?

Answer:Excess System Usage

Hi and welcome to TSF

I moved your post to the XP forum.

What are the names that are using the most recourses and how much are they using?

BG

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 Can anyone help?My pc crashes (BSOD) quite regularly & has done almost since I bought it.The co. went bust shortly after I got it so I couldn't ask them.I've noticed that when the system is idling the CPU usage is going between 0% & 35%, could this be why it is crashing & if so can I sort it easily?I've reinstalled Windows twice already & changed the ram.System is Carrera Octan 64 ProRunning XP Home160GB HD (only 1/3 used)1.5GB ramAny help/advice appreciated  

Answer:System Idle CPU Usage

It's normal for the system usage meter to jump around periodically. Can you please send us your HiJackThis Logfile to help us better assist you? If you need the link to download it, go here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html ...Flame

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I'm looking for software that will log and monitor CPU usage by service/process. My laptop gets periodic system hangs that last 4-5 seconds that are really starting to annoy me. I've done everything that I could find on Google: chkdsk + defragment, sfc /scannow, plenty of physical RAM, powerful enough processor for what I do, ensured all drivers are up-to-date...etc.

When my system hangs, there is a spike in CPU usage (noticed via task manager). I am trying to pinpoint which process or service is causing these hangs as I'm pretty sure that the hardware is fine.

By system hang, I mean that the screen, keyboard, and mouse freeze but sound is continuous (eg, while streaming music, sound is not interrupted during a hang). I am running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit. Thanks in advance for the help!

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I'm running Windows XP Proo and after experiencing slow performance I checked the task manager and the process showing as "system" under image name is using 99% of CPU usage all the time. Is this right, if not how do I stop it ???

Answer:High CPU usage for "system"

Could be a trojan click here

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I'm not exactly sure when this began to occur, but recently i've noticed the CPU usage at %100 lot of the time. I'm used to this because I rip and encode alot of videos for another system, but now it's happening when watching videos , to the point where the video becomes slow and unwatchable. Phys. memory gets pretty high as well, and it's at %76 at this very moment. Any ideas? Could this be from codecs? The only huge thing I remember installing is Office 2007 recently.

Here's a Hijack file, as always, i'll be very thankful to any help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:12:32 PM, on 1/23/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ENET\ENMTRAY.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\EPOWER\EPOWER_DMC.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ACER.EMPOWERING.FRAMEWORK.SUPERVISOR.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\ERAGENT.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
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Answer:CPU usage %100? No system resources?

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I've installed Avast! Av. I was using AVG for years but 2013 version is a bit intrusive for me.

I checked my processes and Avast! is using 3072k memory. Is that acceptable? Is that considered a "light footprint"
Thanks in advance.

MK
 

Answer:System usage question

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Hey guys, I was wondering if this amount of RAM usage was normal, for just idling after startup:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...terStartup.png

To me, this seems pretty high and it can go anywhere between what you see here and 1.70GB at times! I notice many systems on here through screenshots being at or well under 1GB for just idling and not doing anything directly after startup, except for mine. I realize my notebook is a multi-touch touchscreen paired with a mutli-gesture mouse pad gizmo and that both must demand more system resources on account of these features than the standard would, but I don?t think those alone should be eating up that much of my RAM.

With that said, how to I pinpoint what is eating all of my RAM and what can I do to get this figure down under 1GB for system idle?

Before we go on let me address this first and foremost, I have NOT messed with startup threads/programs yet because I just don?t know what they are, what they do and if they HAVE to be ran directly at startup or not for the system to run. If you can help me through this as well I would be very grateful and will screenshot what you need to see in order to tell me what to get rid of and what to keep, if necessary.

Currently, this is not interfering with any of my computing tasks, but to be perfectly frank it scares me that my RAM skyrockets to a solid 3GB load doing nothing but playing simple flashgames in Furefox! Same thing for Sims 2 and Sims 3 ? that def... Read more

Answer:Idle System RAM/CPU Usage

Hi,
I would like to see the Processors tab in task manager for starters.
It shows you have 87 processes going on after 5 min into your startup.
That is alot of garbage running in the background.
1.Do you have anything in your startup menu?
2. Could it be Media Center updating it database?
3. What virus protection do you have? Do you have it set to scan on bootup?

Here is a picture of mine to show you what my CPU and 2GB of memory is going right now.

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What I mean by that is when you go to the Task Manager normally CPU usage starts at 100% for a second then goes to what it should be. But my problem is whenever I do certain things these days my system starts to go really slow, such as after I play an intensive game or even when I leave a few files downloading over night. Apps take a while to load for example when I return to the computer. I can tell when the computer is going to act like this by simply going to the Task Manager and seeing if the CPU usage starts at 100% or not. Quite often it starts at 89% or another lower number, and that means things are slow for a while - I think it is the HDD been slow.

I don't know if I've explained the situation well enough, but I think it is a problem which all computer users have to put up with, as the same things happen to my brother's computer. What is it exactly?

Is there anyway to stop the number of times this happens, I think it is to do with the HDD been worked to hard or something, but I don't know.
 

Answer:When CPU usage isn't 100%, system is slow

how good is your cooling? that's something to check into. dust your comp and check temps (just feel it, you don't need an actual thermometer). if your stuff is getting too hot, i'd look into some cooling solutions.

also, it seems dumb, but dust severely slows your comp more than you'd think. i'm guessing it has to do with it holding in heat, but i'm not sure.
 

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Hi everyone,

i have been having a really annoying problem. A process called SYSTEM in XP Task Manager is taking up at least 80% of my CPU!. To be clear it is Not 'System Idle Process' (which does look as if it runs high), it simply called 'SYSTEM.

I have checked system multiple times for Malware, Spyware, Viruses etc... using multiple programs and boot-time scans..so i have came to the conclusion it is not some sort of malicious program.

I googled! it to see any solutions, with no real solution to the problem except that it is due to a faulty piece of hardware or IO port or USB...so i unplugged everything and reconnected everything one by one..lol..no luck doing that.

opened the computer up and disconnected all PCI-E cards etc...and reconnected them, again no luck...

Updated all my drivers and i am now running out of ideas why my CPU is being taken up by this one process.

The computer took me some time and a bit of money to build and it is disappointing that this odd problem is stopping me getting..well any use out of the computer..its just too slow.

SO i am open to any ideas why this process is causing this problem.

Thanks

Answer:System Process 80%> Cpu Usage?

I just love people who build their own computers. It's what made America (and a lot of other countries) great. I've never had the stones to do it myself.

I looked at my Task Manager and it showed a number of processes (svchost.exe, sdhelp.exe, spools.exe) with SYSTEM as the User, but no processes named "system". Have you thought of "Ending the process"?

I can't recommend doing it, because I can't answer the question, "What do I have to loose?", but if it was me, I might just try it as a last resort. Of course I might want to shoot myself afterward. Can you say, "Kablooie"?
Might be a good idea to wait until some of the heavier-hitters weigh in. Good luck.

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Hello,

First, this is not spyware. I have run every cleaner known to man, and followed advise on the hijackthis forum when i thought this was a spyware problem. MY COMPUTER IS CLEAN.

What is happening is, looking at the task manager the system idle process will be at 98-99%, which means there should only be 1-2% left at idle for other processes, but the CPU usage jumps and varies from 20-40%, while the system idle process is at 99%. Weird.

I ran memtest86, and it is not a memory problem. I am wondering if i have a conflict with my IRQ's? Could this be eating up my processor in the background? Here are my conflicts:

I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 Direct memory access controller

I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port - 2591
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600

IRQ 16 Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/PM Express PCI Express Root Port - 2591
IRQ 16 ATI MOBILITY RADEON X600
IRQ 16 Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM PCI Express Root Port - 2660
IRQ 16 Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
IRQ 16 Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2658
IRQ 16 Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 265C
IRQ 16 Silicon Image SiI 3512 SATARaid Controller
IRQ 16 SigmaTel C-Major Audio

IRQ 17 Intel(R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659
IRQ 17 Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
IRQ 17 Conexant D110 MDC V.9x Modem

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Answer:System idle 99% with 20-40 CPU Usage

I recently had this very same problem. Having a very humble AMD Athlon 1700xp, 256Mb ram system meant that it was very very restricting.

I found the problem to be McAfee's security suite. Likewise Norton Internet Security, in my experience, is extremely system intensive. After removing McAfee everything was back to normal.

Check the processes list in Task Manager. This should also give you an idea about what's causing the problems.

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I am running XP. Today on start up it kept hanging and took 15 minutes to show all icons. Then when trying to open programs it did the same. Can only operate in Safe mode. Have done Trend Micro scan, Trojan Hunter and Ad Aware and it appears clean. When I check Windows Task Manager in regular mode the System Process is at 99%. In Safe Mode System Process is 0% Can anyone help?
 

Answer:100% CPU Usage at Start Up and system hanging

disable your anti-virus program, see it that works, if so... uninstall it, reboot and reinstall it.
 

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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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Hi,

I am having an issue which happens at random times. My computers RAM/Physical Memory usage slowly climbs up to around 90-100% and the system starts lagging. This happens while the computer is idling and also when playing game/browsing internet.

I uploaded a few screenshots of the task manager tabs. A program called svchost.exe is using basically all the RAM. When i right click and click 'go to service' it says it is Audioendpointbuilder.


Usually when this happens i just restart the pc and hope it doesn't do it again. I have tried repairing the OS (Win7 HP 64bit), updating the pc, restoring back to a previous point and nothing seems to work. I have seen a lot of these threads on the Internet but none of them are solved.


Any help would be appreciated. If you need any more info i can post more when my PC does it again. Which shouldn't be too long.


I have 8GB RAM BTW

Answer:System lagging, RAM at 100% usage, svchost.exe

Umm your assumption is wrong, you say svchost.exe is using all your RAM, but clearly it is only using 250 MBs. While it appears you have 8 GBs of RAM, 250 MBs of 8192 MBs is not using all the RAM. What is probably going on is some application you have has a memory leak...which one is hard to tell from the screenshots.

Try RAMMap, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../ff700229.aspx

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I've got XP Pro on a Dell M1210 Laptop with dual processor and 3 G Ram.

Does an older machine just start slowing down from age?

It just seems I can hardly have more than one thing open without it stalling. It doesn't lock up, but just gets behind and I need to sit and wait for it; sometimes for a few minutes or more.

I've got Task Manager opened and I see there are 63 processes showing. I've got Firefox and Chrome opened with just a couple taps opened. The CPU usage jumps from 5-10% up to 50% or more and I don't know why? I'm wondering if that's why it stalls; the Usage spikes and there's nothing left for whatever I'm doing?

I've Tuned services using Registry Mechanic, but have never run Mechanic on the Registry as I was once told on this or another forum that it's not recommended to do so.

Anyone have suggestion on how to get better performance out of this or to check for problem?

Thanks

Answer:CPU Usage Erratic; system Hangs Often

Hi you can look this over for firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...ources-how-fix
and this on chrome Solving Google Chrome’s High CPU Usage | ViZ Talks
disabling plugins might also be helpful in chrome you can also check things in task manager in chrome How to Use Chrome's Built-In Task Manager | Use Chrome's Task Manager to Close Finicky Web Pages

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Hello all and thank you for your consideration in this matter.
The OS is Windows XP Home edition.
Upon start up the system freezes frequently forcing a hard restart.
When I attempt to search for Microsoft updates using google->microsoft updates I get a page stating that I need to enable automatic updates, which are and always have been enabled, when in the past it would take me to a screen that would check for any updates I needed.
I did a google search with this problem and read that others were having "hijack" issues, which I believe the two may be related, and I decided to download Hijackthis which I have used in the past and it worked on another computer. Running the scan it gave me a list much more extensive than I am capable of understanding what to remove and/or leave alone so I wanted to post the list to you all here in hopes that this might be a good start in recovering some normal functions on this computer.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:35:35 AM, on 12/20/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:System freeze/Slow usage

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HelloI have question about "Windows Task Manager"I show you image, I think it will be easier to understand my problem.Image adress: "  http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3851/errorreason.jpg   "Why "system" is using much "Mem Usage" ? When I reinstall windows XP, to make in one?s appearance this high "Mem Usage" using.How can I fix it, i think it's a problem reason why the computer it is slow?I'm using windows XP SP31024 MB  (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)RADEON 9600 SERIES - Secondary  (128 MB)Intel(R) Celeron(R)  CPU 2.93GhzDisk Drive 1 WDC WD1600AVBB-63SYA0  (149 GB, IDE)Disk Drive    2WDC WD1600AAJS-00L7A0  (149 GB, IDE)Thanks you!Regards

Answer:Problem with System (High Mem Usage)

I see nothing alarming in those numbers myself...Others may have different opinions though.

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I recently got my laptop formatted, with fresh Windows 7 and Office 2010
It runs pretty fast in general, but after working on it for sometime, it suddenly slows down a lot, including response from num lock, caps lock keys. If I open task manager I can see that the CPU usage is less than 20% and RAM usage is about 60%, and the computer doesn't feel hot either. I then logoff, and it seems to work well for sometime, maybe an hour, maybe 10 hours, before it goes into that mode again.
The antivirus I'm using it McAfee. I am out of clue on what might be happening.
 

Answer:System intermittently slow, low CPU , RAM usage

I think the Operating System is not stabe, it should be re-installed. That should solve your problem.
 

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Hello,
This is my first time i post on TenForums.

Here is my laptop specification:
- HP Pavilion g4
- Intel Core i3 2.2 GHz
- Radeon 6470m (but somehow got 7400 driver and worked) plus Intel HD 3000
- Windows 10 of course
- 2 gigs ram
- And latest drivers, checked with Uniblue's driverscanner and link on other subforum stickies.

It's high memory usage of this process, it starts with ~7mb then grows up to ~200mb on heavy use.
This happen with recently windows 10 update.

I saw many people got this problem and way they solve this problem, but i don't get any meaningful change when i follow them.
What i have done is, i do a restart everytime i made these changes:
- SFC /scannow
- Update driver (again)
- Turn windows 10 tips off
- Try disable Superfetch
- Malwarebytes scan
- Disabling High Definition Audio driver drops the process usage to normal 28kb, but this somehow rise again to ~100mb.

Feel free to ask, but i may not notice and reply fast.
Cheers

Answer:NT Kernel & System High RAM Usage

Hello Stereox Welcome to the Ten Forums!

By your system specs with only 2gb of memory I have to assume you are running the 32bit flavor of W10 and the 200mb of memory being used isn't any concern! On a laptop that saw 3gb of memory with the 64bit 10 Home edition at idle that would see about 800mb upto 1.5gb in use when opening a browser window or watching a dvd movie. The 64bit automatically preloads more data into the active ram there while the 32bit will do more swapping data out to the paging file found at the root of the C drive.

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Hello,

I know it sounds a little bit strange, but:

When I open Task manager ->show process from all users, I notice that System Idle is uses about 95% of CPU.
But the overall cpu usage is lower than 20-30%. How is that possible? (windows 7)

Also, I have 2 os installed on the same computer. 7 and XP.
Windows XP 50%CPU load.-> Disable automatic updates=> Low CPU usage.
If I disable auto updating feature in Windows 7 too, and update it "on demand" weekly would that solve the issue?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:High System Idle CPU, but overall, low cpu usage

the easiest way to remove any resource hogs is to:
click start;
type run;
in run type msconfig;
hit enter;
click the startup tab;
untick everything non essential;
personally I untick everything (youd want to keep your virus scanner though)

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Hello,
This is my first time i post on TenForums.

Here is my laptop specification:
- HP Pavilion g4
- Intel Core i3 2.2 GHz
- Radeon 6470m (but somehow got 7400 driver and worked) plus Intel HD 3000
- Windows 10 of course
- 2 gigs ram
- And latest drivers, checked with Uniblue's driverscanner and link on other subforum stickies.

It's high memory usage of this process, it starts with ~7mb then grows up to ~200mb on heavy use.
This happen with recently windows 10 update.

I saw many people got this problem and way they solve this problem, but i don't get any meaningful change when i follow them.
What i have done is, i do a restart everytime i made these changes:
- SFC /scannow
- Update driver (again)
- Turn windows 10 tips off
- Try disable Superfetch
- Malwarebytes scan
- Disabling High Definition Audio driver drops the process usage to normal 28kb, but this somehow rise again to ~100mb.

Feel free to ask, but i may not notice and reply fast.
Cheers

Answer:NT Kernel & System High RAM Usage

Hello Stereox Welcome to the Ten Forums!

By your system specs with only 2gb of memory I have to assume you are running the 32bit flavor of W10 and the 200mb of memory being used isn't any concern! On a laptop that saw 3gb of memory with the 64bit 10 Home edition at idle that would see about 800mb upto 1.5gb in use when opening a browser window or watching a dvd movie. The 64bit automatically preloads more data into the active ram there while the 32bit will do more swapping data out to the paging file found at the root of the C drive.

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Hello, I am having same issues as others here, dllhost.exe, also noticed windows\syswow64 file appearing on the notification, I have tried running through a few of the various fix threads but I am missing something since the issue keeps coming back... Need Help! I have attached the FRST.txt and Addition.txt, I look forward to hearing form you and THANK YOU for taking the time and helping.

dustin2471
 

Answer:dllhost.exe/system fan/ high usage (like everyone else...)

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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MY computer is going crazy. First off, IE Fire fox and AVG, all of them, increase usage of memory in HUGE increments, im talking about, reaching up to over a million KB's. No joke. which in turn causes my computer to lock up freeze and crash. I recently switched to avira and opera for my explorer and antivirus, replacing the last too. Although now my computer doesn't use any memory like b4, my computer will still freeze up after a period of time. so my time is limited. I've tryed everthing, defrags, virus checks spyware, chkdsk, Everything but a format. which i really dont want to do right now. (cant)

Does any1 know wats going on? this all happened very shortly after downloading and installing MIRC. I uninstalled it but i still keep getting the same problem. Its very annoying i would appreciate any help.

p.s. while i ran the defrag and crap cleaner, i came back and i got ablue screen

srry for sloppiness and writing erros, i have a limited amount of time b4 my comp crashes.

thnx in advance
 

Answer:System crash and memory usage

It sounds like your processor is overheating. When is the last time you cleaned out the dust? Perhaps go get some processor goo, and pull off the heatsinc and spread some more goo on it.
 

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I just recently installed a fresh version of XP, no more than a month or so ago. Unfortunately I share this PC with a brother, and I cannot monitor what he does on this machine. I feel that he has destroyed my PC once again, and I am sick and tired of reformatting/reinstalling. Perhaps someone here can help?

My problem is extremely slow performance, and taskmanager shows 95-100% cpu consumption almost all of the time. Even as I type in this textbox the system is lagging. I've used Spybots S&D, but no luck. any ideas? I read some of the threads on the forums and noticed people have copied the logfile from "Hijackthis" so I have downloaded it and done the same.

Please help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:06:59 PM, on 1/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
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Answer:Slow System Performance 100% cpu usage

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Hi I have high system usage when idle and do not know why this happening. Please help !

Thank you
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:12:25, on 22/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ACTIV Software\ACTIVdriver\ActivDRVservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Update\cachemgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\SMART Technologies Inc\SMART Board Software\SMARTBoardService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos SWEEP for NT\SWNETSUP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sophos SWEEP for NT\SWEEPSRV.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Update\imonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:High System Usage when Idle

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I set my drive to use 2% (18.36 GB) max and for whatever randomly it resets to 50% max usage. Is there anyway to stop this from happening?

Answer:System restores max usage keeps getting reset

Is this factory installed Win7 which is the worst possible install one can have? If so establish a Clean Boot, check for infection, check System files, read the logs to resolve repeat errors, from the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

I'd at least Clean Up Factory Bloatware but if you want to go from worst to best install then I'd replace a factory install with a Clean Reinstall Windows 7

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Help! I've noticed that when I start Windows my CPU usage goes up to 100% for some time.... and as soon as I start internet explorer it rarely comes back down (same problem with Mozilla)...There are usually 2iexplore running in the task manager and both of them combined with the 'system' process really slow down my computer constantly taking up 100% usage especially with some sites like YouTube..... I can't understand why this is happening....Does this normally happen with flash sites..... or is there a way out....LOGSSUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 08/15/2010 at 01:14 AMApplication Version : 4.41.1000Core Rules Database Version : 5358Trace Rules Database Version: 3170Scan type       : Quick ScanTotal Scan Time : 00:39:24Memory items scanned      : 551Memory threats detected   : 0Registry items scanned    : 1751Registry threats detected : 15File items scanned        : 45444File threats detected     : 22Adware.HotBar/ShopperReports (Low Risk)   HKU\S-1-5-21-1935655697-1580436667-725345543-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{100EB1FD-D03E-47FD-81F3-EE91287F9465}   HKCR\CLSID\{100EB1FD-D03E-47FD-81F3-EE91287F9465}Adware.RX Toolbar   HKU\S-1-5-21-1935655697-1580436667-725345543-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{59879FA4-4790-461C-A1CC-4EC4DE4CA483}&... Read more

Answer:System process taking up 100% CPU usage....

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. I am working under the guidance of one of the specialist of this forum so it may take a bit longer to process your logs. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.*************************************************Open HijackThis and select Do a system scan onlyPlace a check mark next to the following entries: (if there)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe"  -osbootO9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683}... Read more

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Hello all,

Ever since I installed Windows 7 on my machine I'm having a problem.
(I previously had Vista on this machine without this problem.)

Sometimes the system slowly starts to hang. At first, the active applications no longer respond (like games stop producing sound/drawing graphics) and then after a few seconds the mouse/keyboard also freeze up, eventually leading to total system failure.

The problem is very random. Sometimes it happens 3 times a day and sometimes there's like 3 weeks without any problems at all. It took me some time to find a pattern (especially since the Event Viewer doesn't list anything at the time of freezing), but I think I have finally found one.

I am currently closely monitoring CPU/RAM usage on my Logitech G15 keyboard (which has a program that shows the real time stats on the display). For the last few freezes I noticed that the CPU usage of the 3rd core of my quad core processor was 100% , while the rest was somewhere between 25-50%. It seems that whenever the 3rd core hits 100%, the system stops responding.

I have a AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition CPU on a Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard.

Does anybody have any clue if my diagnosis makes any sense and if it's a problem that can be dealt with? Luckily I save my work a lot, but I'd like to work without freeze-ups whenever possible

Answer:System hangs on 100% cpu core usage

If you're monitoring cpu usage, then at 75 percent why don't you right click on the taskbar to "Start Task Manager." When it comes up, open the "Processes" tab. Click on CPU to see what is using the most CPU. That will tell you what is using up your processor. Take whatever action necessary, either uninstall that program or stop that process before the computer freezes entirely.

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I don't know if it is just me, but just today I noticed that in my task manager, the System image is using over 61K of memory.

I don't remember what is the normal amount it uses but this seems way too high. I can post a hijackthis log and I also can use the Process Explorer application.
By the way, Sys Stats:
Compaq Presario
Windows XP SP3
Intel Mobile 945GM Express Graphics Chipset
2.0 GB RAM
Intel Core Duo 2.0 MHz Processor
 

Answer:Solved: System in XP running with 61K mem usage?

Also, if this is normal and I'm just going crazy it's no problem. I've been paranoid before.

But, I've done a little research, it seems that there is some issues with this process being indicative of a virus and I would REALLY like that not to be true.
 

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I recently purchased this i3 laptop, it works great except for the CPU usage is constant at around 18% due to System in task manager, when I use Process Explorer, I see that it is actually the System Interrupts which is causing this constant use. I have flashed the laptop to the latest BIOS versoin F.21 and reset the settings to their optimised defaults, but this has made no difference. Could anyone suggest what I try next?

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On my XP home laptop, the CPU usage spikes every 10 seconds...from 0% to 80%. When this happens there is a slight click in the speaker, unless I turn audio off.

My drivers are current. Several tools (McAfee, Spybot and Malwarebytes) say the system is clean. update.microsoft.com says it's updated.

The task manager, sorted by CPU doesn't clearly show what process might be responsible for this, but it appears that it is SYSTEM.

This happens even if I disconnect the network interfaces (wireless off, ethernet cable removed).

Ideas?

Answer:System CPU usage spikes every 10 seconds

Hi linuxbird, welcome to TSF !

What's the brand and exact model of your laptop ? When did the problem start and did you install any new program recently ?

What other symptoms do you see : sluggishness, programs hang, ... ?

What happens if you start windows in safe mode (press F8 at startup) ? If the issue doesn't happen there then in normal mode run autoruns, go to the logon tab and make sure there are no unwanted programs there. Use Bleeping Computer's startup items database to know what programs do or don't need to start with windows.

Make sure you've installed all the latest security updates for XP.

Use process explorer instead of task manager, it has many more options and playing with them may help you finding the culprit.

Your user name suggest you know about linux, I'd give it a try with an ubuntu or any other distro's live CD to see if the issue also happens there. If so it's OS independent and you need to look for hardware issues.

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My cpu is allways showing 60% to 100% from last one month.I have tried several things registry cleaner , two times formatting but nothing chaged , I am using dell latitude d530 laptop powered by windows 7 enterprise.,

Answer:CPU usage high and system becomes slow

"cpu is allways showing 60% to 100%"Did you check Task Manager to see which program is hogging the CPU?"two times formatting but nothing chaged"That should mean that you completely erased the HDD & re-installed Windows from scratch, is that what you did?

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Hi guys,im having a restless night for the past 1 week keep formatting my primary hard drive and yet cpu usage is at 100% especially the image name called system running at 80-100.It was normal though before i format as i wanted to clean up all the rubbish in my hard disk.

Here are the specs hope it is useful:

intel(r) celeron(r) cpu 1.8ghz
512mb ram
ATI radeon 9550 graphic card
primary disk drive 40gb
secondary disk drive 200gb
windows xp pro
via ac'97 onboard audio

My fren even help me to install zone alarm and avg control center to get rid of virus,spyware or wat so ever but to no avail....cant format get rid of those threads???Damn those threads if there is...

The rest of the processes seems ok but whenever i click on any program i notice the task manager shows under image name "system" is running the highest and causes the cpu usage rise to 100% and stays for sometimes...even while im typing rite now my cpu usage is stagnant at 100%.....Please help me im bout to go insane!!!
 

Answer:Solved: CPU USAGE 100% (Image Name:system 80-100)

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Hello everyone, I have a hardware problem with a USB 2.0 CardBus card and I'm hoping somebody will be able to help me out. First of all, my specs:

Dell Insipron 4150 laptop
Windows XP Home Edition (SP2)
Intel Pentium 4 2.20GHz
512MB RAM

My hard disk is 40GB and my iTunes library had become huge so I bought a Freecom 250GB external hard drive, and transferred all of my music across to it (link to the Freecom product page: <http://www.freecom.com/ecproduct_detail.asp?ID=3617&CatID=8020&sCatID=1146263&ssCatID=1146557> The laptop only has a single USB 1.1 port however, which is no use when I want to update my iPod with the music on the external hard drive. Because of this, I bought a Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Notebook Card (model: F5U222): a cardbus card with 2 USB slots (link to Belkin product page: <http://www.belkin.com/uk/support/article/?lid=enu&pid=F5U222uk&aid=6625&scid=0>

Having installed the appropriate drivers, the card was recognised fine and all seemed well; I connected the external HD to one of the USB 2.0 ports and played my music from iTunes no problem. The trouble begins when I try the following:

- using my Realtek RTL8180 Wireless LAN (Mini-)PCI NIC card at the same time. Until buying the Belkin USB card, I had been using this wireless card in one of my two cardbus slots for several years with absolutely no problems. Use them simultaneously, however, and after about 10 seconds of normal operation the screen freezes up (... Read more

Answer:USB 2.0 Cardbus usage freezes system

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!My system started slowing a couple of months ago. Its a home built XP Home SP3, Celeron 2.4, 1.5GB RAM, 100GB system.I use Zone Alarm with Symantec (Norton) for antivirus.I've run Spybot and Ad-Aware and they run clean. I also have System Mechanic and requently run it.Can you please see if you see anything obvious in my Hijackthis log (below and attached)?I saw another post and they suggested removing Spybot Teatimer and rebooting and rerunning Hijackthis which I did.Thanks in advance for your help. --- SteveLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:00:55 AM, on 11/27/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

Answer:Slow system - High CPU usage

Help please!

Do I need to add more info?

Thanks---

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Hello,

Since the past 3-4 days the process called 'System' has been constantly using approximately 35% of my CPU. The usage is pretty much constant all the time. Below you can find screenshots from task manager, resource monitor and process explorer.
In the past I've never seen this, leaving the PC idle dropped the usage down to almost zero, now the CPU is running at full clock 24/7, heating it up ~55C, which is mildly undesirable.

Attempts done so far to fix the issue, none has worked:
- Waiting. I leave the PC to run overnight, but it does not seem to help it.
- Restarting, done multiple times, no effect whatsoever.
- sfc /scannow, nothing found.
- Full virus scan, nothing found.
- The update settings has been set already to not to receive from other pc's. All updates are installed what windows update has to offer.

PC specs:
Acer VN7 laptop, running Win 10 Home 64bit. HW: i5-6300HQ, 16GB, GTX960M. All drivers up to date.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T61, Core 2 Duo CPU, T8100 @2.10GHz, Win XP SP2, 4GB RAM

As of this morning, my laptop was insanely slow all of the sudden. 76 processes running, 100% of CPU used all the time. The only thing that I've installed lately is TurboTax, and I believe a Window Update. I'm now using a separate computer to post this bc I can't even get the computer to boot (explorer.exe fails to initialize on Windows startup). I've booted in safe mode with networking and am running Spybot now. I watched a movie on it last night and everything worked fine.

Update: Spybot has found Win32.TDSS.rtk, Win32.Agent.jg & Win32.Agent.pz....and removed them successfully. There was one other (I should have written it down) that couldn't be removed. Upon restarting, Windows logs on but doesn't load explorer.exe (and this time had problems botting command.com) so I'm just left with my wallpaper but nothing else. I'm going to try running MBAM in safe mode next. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Justin
 

Answer:System all the sudden crawling, 100% CPU usage

You indeed have a rootkit infection and SpyBot cannot handle this one.

However, the General Security forum is only for general questions regarding security software and things of that nature but not for actually removing malware as we have qualified helpers who are the only members who are authorized to assist with those matters. You can easily identify them as they have either a gold or blue shield beside their usernames. Please refer to this excerpt from the rules:

Log Analysis/Malware Removal - In order to ensure that advice given to users is consistent and of the highest quality, those who wish to assist with security related matters must first graduate from one of the malware boot camp training universities or be approved by the administration as already being qualified. Those authorized to help with malware issues have a gold shield next to their name and authorized malware removal trainees have a blue shield next to their names. Anyone wishing to participate in a training program should contact a Moderator for more information.Click to expand...

I'm going to close this thread and ask you to repost in the Malware Removal & HijackThis Logs forum for the proper assistance.
 

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Hello, good people of Techsupportforum.

I have had this issue for a while, around 3 months now, but it has recently started getting more serious, and as such, more bothersome.

I'm talking about my computer freezing up every now and then for maybe half a second. I have narrowed down the problem into NT Kernel & System process spiking in CPU usage. Now it has been doing that all this time, but before it only did it when my ?torrent was downloading, and it only downloaded when I was away from the computer, so I never paid much mind to it.

But for a few days now, it has been doing it throughout the whole day, which is a problem.

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.4 GHz
Gainward Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti
MSI Z77 MPower
Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) Ballistix Tactical Tracer, DDR3 1866MHz, CL9, 1.5V
OCZ 128GB Vertex 4 SSD

P.S. by "now and then" I mean it freezes around 4-5 times an hour.

Answer:NT Kernel & System CPU usage spike

Hello Zavake and welcome to TSF,

I suggest stopping ?torrent from running when Windows starts.

I have seen quite a few instances where ?torrent will cause these types of issues.

Do you have a storage drive in addition to your SSD or just your SSD?

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Hello.

This past Saturday I reinstalled Windows 10 on my laptop via the media creator tool/USB boot. It ran smoothly on Saturday and Sunday, but last night, after about three hours of usage, it froze/hanged...I had been away for 10 minutes and came back to find the time stuck at the moment of freeze and a general slowing of function of my programs. A reboot cleared things up. Four updates were installed on Saturday (first day) and two more on Sunday, all successfully. I also had a message for "searching for driver display" for the first few days but I guess it's not in the Action Center any more.

I've had problems with hangs before. I purchased my laptop three years ago and it began to hang regularly (about 2-3 times per sessions, with at least an hour between hangs) within a few days. This persisted (albeit at a slightly less frequent pace) following a hard drive repair and my switch from Windows 8 to 10. At some point it stopped hanging after I disabled updates (long story, wouldn't do again). The hanging issue went away following another hard drive replacement this past summer, only reappearing briefly during my time using Linux Mint.

Naturally, I don't know what's going on. The only thing I can think of off of the top of my head is some issue with the installation. When installing on Saturday I accidentally installed Windows 10 twice on the same partition - a screwup, to be sure. I had mistakenly thought that this was a part of the process, having ... Read more

Answer:System hang after two days of usage

Hi AWC. Welcome to the TenForums @AWC

What is the build number for your 1607 (Start => Settings => System => Scroll down right to "About", click

First I would check Device Manager. Are any devices showing a yellow exclamation mark or any other symbols?

Could you also please check your reliability history ( type the term in Cortana, should be at top) and see if it is telling you what is acting up. Click on days with red "X's"
Ken
Edit 1: You said it worked fine first two days. Did Windows install any device drivers from that point on?

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These are my problems:
1) My CPU usage is constantly 100%, then when I go into task manager it is at 100% but quickly jumps down to 2% - 6%, made me think virus
2) My c:\WinNT\system32 folder is 10gb
 

Answer:Win 2k: 100% CPU usage and large System 32 folder

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Hello, So I was copying a large group of files (400 gigs) to an external drive, it was about 150 gigs in when the PC crashed ( i believe due to MSI usb speed up), i've since removed the MSI program but CPU usage stays at 100% from the moment the PC turns on, however system idle process shows it's using most everything which is good, and PC perfomance is normal and unlike if CPU usage was actually 100%, but I can't figure out how to fix this, any suggestions or tips would be so helpful, I've attached screen shots showing 100% usage but every program running doesn't add up to near that and system idle showing everything mostly idle. Thanks!!!!!

Answer:CPU usage 100% but system idle process says otherwise

If its worth noting performance manager also only shows ~10% usage

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please help me out from 100% cpu usage it create slow my laptop
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1270 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 14998 MB, Free - 2042 MB; D: Total - 23148 MB, Free - 9665 MB;
Motherboard: CLEVO Co., M5X0G
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:53:58 AM, on 12/26/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\Ad-AwareAdmin.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BisonCam\BisonHK.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BisonCam\BisonTrayIcon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\fdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:please help to sort out 100% cpu usage become system slow

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Good evening,

I am trying to figure out the problem on a home-built computer running Windows 7 Professional x64. When mousing over a taskbar icon, or the show desktop button (bottom right), or when running the Windows Experience Refresh opration, the system will freeze and never recover.

When running the Windows Experience Refresh tool, it always hangs when it is running some Aero check (I cant recall exactly what it says ATM).

Since first encountering this error, I have replaced every piece of hardware on the system except for the power supply; that is going to be next.

Please find attached the nfo file saved from msinfo32.exe.

Any light you might shed on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
Tigey

Answer:System freeze on Aero usage

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Tigey


Good evening,

I am trying to figure out the problem on a home-built computer running Windows 7 Professional x64. When mousing over a taskbar icon, or the show desktop button (bottom right), or when running the Windows Experience Refresh opration, the system will freeze and never recover.

When running the Windows Experience Refresh tool, it always hangs when it is running some Aero check (I cant recall exactly what it says ATM).

Since first encountering this error, I have replaced every piece of hardware on the system except for the power supply; that is going to be next.

Please find attached the nfo file saved from msinfo32.exe.

Any light you might shed on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
Tigey


As you no doubt know by now freezing isnt usually caused by hardware. Freezes such as this are often caused by conflicts in software, too little ram, and many other things.

Several things you can try

1-run a system file check to verify and repair your system files
(type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>SFC /SCANNOW)

Let us know the results

2-check event viewer (type eventvwr in search). go to the windows log>application tab. Look for critical errors (they have red in the left hand column) that say app hang, app crash, or anything related to the problem.

When you find them note the event ID and source codes and tell us hat they are.

3-boot into safe mode (with ne... Read more

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Hi everyone

So i was just casually watching a video on youtube today and i noticed the audio started going all choppy and slowing down for like 2 seconds,then goes back to normal speed for about another minute,and then it happens again,so i check Task manager when it happened and to find 'System Interupts' Using around 35% of the CPU usage.

How do i get rid of this and to prevent it from happening? help is appreciated

heres a link of what it is,also Wmi provider host is doing it but that seems okay :/

Sam
 

Answer:System interupts=High cpu usage

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