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System Restore - Current usage exceeds Max Usage

Question: System Restore - Current usage exceeds Max Usage

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?

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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'm going to have to start this story/inquiry in the middle, and work my way to the beginning and end.

In the System Protection window (configure restore settings), While my computer is powered up, why is the Current Usage figure constantly increasing throughout the day, at the rate of about 2 GB a day? This is WITHOUT adding any new restore points.

Now for the beginning:
A few days after getting this new Win8 computer, I noticed that some restore point that had been there, were gone. Only the most recent was left.

I further noticed that, out of the box, the Max Usage was set at 1% (about 9 GB) and that the Current Usage (now at only 1 restore point) was around 8 GB.

I bumped the Max Usage up to 2% (about 18 GB), deleted my restore point, and created 2 new restore points.

My Current Usage was now around 19 MB.

I checked on it a short while later, and the Current Usage had shot up to 200 MB.
It continues to grow, now, 3 days later, it is up to 8 GB and growing.
Why is this happening?

My theory is that when the Current Usage grows to the point of reaching the Max Usage, I'll lose restore points until only the most recent remains.

Where I'm at now:

I was given a program called ShadowExplorer. It shows what is in the Shadow Copies, which to my understanding are essentially the restore points. There is one Shadow Copy for each restore point.

(Just to be accurate, as of now, I have a total of 5 restore points, having added new ones before install... Read more

Answer:Configure System Restore - Current Usage?

Hi start here Windows 8 System Restore Guide
How To Use System Restore Feature In Windows 8 | TechNorms
see if that explains it any better

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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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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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Hi All,

Does anyone know what might cause this issue? I have defined max usage for the system restore to be ~46 GB, but suddenly Win7 reports that it's using 62 GB? (see the attached pic below)



I have had quite many installations lately, and Win7 tends to create new restore point for each installation, but shouldn't it be able to erase older restore points away? Or is there some rule that overrides the max quota setting that restore points has to be remained for a certain period of time?

regards, karote

Answer:System restore exceeds max quota

Hello Karote, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Was it already at 62GB before you set to 5% (46GB)? If so that would be why it's showing that.

If you do not think that you will need your current set of restore points and previous versions, then you could click on the Delete button them to clear and reset this and have it only use the max of 5% (46GB) again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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,
I have a 250gb hard drive with Disk Space Usage for System Restore currently set at 12%...
recommendations?
Thanks
Dave
XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Answer:Disk Space Usage for System Restore - How much is enough?

My suggestion would be to NOT count on System Restore for an unsupported O/S with any number of vulnerabilites...but to use any known software program to make and store routine backups of the system.
 
I believe that 3d-party software does a better job of being reliable...than the Windows SR function.  Just my opinion.
 
Louis

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While trying to help on another thread came across this website click here This shows you how to do it. J.B.

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Hi,
I have a 250gb hard drive with Disk Space Usage for System Restore currently set at 12%...
recommendations?
Thanks
Dave
XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Answer:Disk Space Usage for System Restore - How much is enough?

My suggestion would be to NOT count on System Restore for an unsupported O/S with any number of vulnerabilites...but to use any known software program to make and store routine backups of the system.
 
I believe that 3d-party software does a better job of being reliable...than the Windows SR function.  Just my opinion.
 
Louis

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Intro:
Hello, I recently did a system restore on my Windows 7 which resulted in saying it failed/encountered an error but seemed to work overall. However, ever since then my CPU has been running exceeding high for processes involving video.

Computer Specifications:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (latest Windows Updates)
BIOS: E16F2IMT Ver:3.0P ( brand American Megatrends)
Mother Board Model: MS-16F2 (manufacturer Micro-Star International)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2430 CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 cpus)
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Page file: 3526MB used, 12810MB available
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M (Latest WHQL drivers)
DirectX 11
Nothing has been over clocked now or in the past

Back story:
I had an old time friend come over the other day who works with computers. Apparently, he still thinks I am computer illiterate and unable to set my windows settings how I want them. The first thing he did was get on my computer and changed a bunch of options to what he seemed fit, despite my protests. After he left, I figured I'd get it all back by doing a simple system restore. I went to the system restore location and instead of seeing the usual calendar, I got a list which I don't recall. On the list, there was only 1 restore point, something I also found strange. Thankfully, it was a restore a few hours previous to my friend changing things so I selected it and left it do its thing.

Problem:
Upon the completion of the system restore, it gave me some error/failure and a code which I did not save ... Read more

Answer:High CPU Usage after Errored System Restore

Apportion more space for System Restore points so there are more and they last longer: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Then work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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*chaning = CHANGING

I have a small 80 GB SSD for "C" that runs the OS, and two other 1 TB drives "D:" and "R" that run programs and store data.

I turn on system restore for C and D. I set the Max Usage slider for C at 6% - 4.47 GB and it stays there for a few days. Since D runs many programs, I reserve about 3% on that drive for Sys Restore.

Later I see that my C drive is (red) critically low on space. Then I must reset the slider back to 6% from the new 100% setting (which it got magically changed to).

What could possibly be making this change for me without my doing it myself?

I'd LOVE to be able to fix this....

TIA

DrCarl

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Win7x64, 12 GB RAM, Chrome broke so I moved to FireFox, many tabs open at once, Photoshop, Excel, Word, and others.

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*chaning = CHANGING

I have a small 80 GB SSD for "C" that runs the OS, and two other 1 TB drives "D:" and "R" that run programs and store data.

I turn on system restore for C and D. I set the Max Usage slider for C at 6% - 4.47 GB and it stays there for a few days. Since D runs many programs, I reserve about 3% on that drive for Sys Restore.

Later I see that my C drive is (red) critically low on space. Then I must reset the slider back to 6% from the new 100% setting (which it got magically changed to).

What could possibly be making this change for me without my doing it myself?

I'd LOVE to be able to fix this....

TIA

DrCarl

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Win7x64, 12 GB RAM, Chrome broke so I moved to FireFox, many tabs open at once, Photoshop, Excel, Word, and others.

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Hi.
 
My name is David andI have 3 issues with my Dell inspiron 1420 that I would really appreciate some help with. My computer has very high CPU usage when opening applications and moving the mouse, videos stutter frequently, and I can't use System Restore. At first I thought the CPU problem was being caused by some kind of bug so I went to the "Am I infected and what do I do?" forum. Broni, helped me and concluded it was not a malware problem. He referred me to the Malware Removal section and Gary helped me there. He also believes that it's not due to malicious stuff. Here are the links to the threads  in case you want to take a look.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/495027/erratic-cpu-usage-spikes-during-mouse-movement-and-every-application/
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/495150/erratic-cpu-usage-spikes-during-mouse-movement-and-pretty-much-anything/
 
Anyways, I have reset my computer back to factory settings using the recovery partition and the cpu problem still exists (but it's not as bad) and the video stuttering remains. The computer is useable now and is a lot faster when opening applications, but now I can't use the System Restore program in addition to the CPU acting weird.
 
So before I describe what the symptoms are, here's somewhat of a baseline taken from Task Manager when my computer is idle.
 
Looking at the Processes tab
System Idle Process is usually around 94 CPU
taskmgr.exe is usually around 6 CPU
c... Read more

Answer:Can't use system restore and erratic CPU usage when moving mouse

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My OS is Vista 64 Home Premium. I would like to minimize the disk space that the OS allocates for this function but don't see the option under System Properties where it is found in XP. Where can I find it in Vista?

Thanks.

EDIT: Nevermind this thread, I just found the answer here:

System Restore - disk space

Answer:Managing System Restore Disk Space Usage

had the same question. Thanks for posting the answer

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Hi, the background on my brother's laptop was changed to some statement about a virus and a need to pay to fix it. Here is the pic of the wallpaper.
 
 

 
 
 
Also the CPU usage is almost always at 100% so everything goes super slow. I am not able to do a system restore and Malwarebytes protection monitoring can not be turned on. Not even Malwarebytes chameleon works. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
System Specs:
Toshiba Satellite L505
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
64- bit operating system

Answer:High CPU Usage. No system restore. Wallpaper Changed.

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Greetings!

Apparently, I have a ghost moving my System Restore "Max Usage" Slider for me. (not me)
This seems to be happening for all drives monitored.
I have a small 80 GB SSD for C: and try to keep 25% of it open with free space.
I keep setting my Max Usage slider back down to 5% or 10% and when I check back in a couple of days, it's back up to 100%.
I don't know if having system restore monitoring my extra drives has any effect on this.
I just disabled Sys Restore for all but C:
I have Acronis True Image running, yet System Restore still has a place on the tool shelf.

Desktop. 12 GB RAM. Win7x64. No Avast (I use MSE).
I have some other problems I have not had a chance (time) to fully address; just sayin'

Any clue what's up with this?

TIA

DrCarl
 

Answer:System Restore Max Usage Slider Being Reset By Some Ghost! (not Me)

Just a quick question: Are you deleting old system restore points periodically?
You can do that using the Tools > System Restore options in CCleaner where you can choose which or how many points to remove, , or within Windows 7 use Disk Clean Up > Clean Up System Files and it will remove all but the last SR point.
I am not saying 100% that a lot of existing SR points are causing your issue but it sounds logical it might be.




drcarl said:





Greetings!

Apparently, I have a ghost moving my System Restore "Max Usage" Slider for me. (not me)
This seems to be happening for all drives monitored.
I have a small 80 GB SSD for C: and try to keep 25% of it open with free space.
I keep setting my Max Usage slider back down to 5% or 10% and when I check back in a couple of days, it's back up to 100%.
I don't know if having system restore monitoring my extra drives has any effect on this.
I just disabled Sys Restore for all but C:
I have Acronis True Image running, yet System Restore still has a place on the tool shelf.

Desktop. 12 GB RAM. Win7x64. No Avast (I use MSE).
I have some other problems I have not had a chance (time) to fully address; just sayin'

Any clue what's up with this?

TIA

DrCarlClick to expand...


 

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I am running XP SP1 and I started to notice I was "losing" disk space, I found out that the System Volume Information directory was exceeding the 3 GB limit (it had 9GB), I repaired the System Restore Points but I still have the same problem, I reduced the size limit to 200 MB and the current directory size is 1.5GB.

Any hint on what can I do?

Thanks,

Eduardo

Answer:System Restore Points exceeds size limit

Delete all but the previous.

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Hey there, so I've just been looking at my old desktop PC and i was looking into the system restore settings and seen that 12% of disc space is reserved for restore points. i've changed this 10% now as the PC barely gets any use anyway, will that be ok? (Equates to about 10GB)
 
I also noticed that my 2nd hard drive was enabled for system restore... However, this drive only has media on it, no programs, no operating system nothing, just music files.  Now my question is, can i use this drive for system restore points even though the OS is not installed on it? The Reason I ask is because i have a lot more free space on this drive...  If not, should I just go ahead and disable monitoring on that drive?
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:System restore disk space usage and using on a 2nd hard drive?

First of all yes, 10% is fine. Second, system restore keeps it's files in a hidden folder named "System Volume Information", and there is one of those folders on each drive on which System Restore is enabled. Last, the system restore points for any given drive MUST be stored on that drive.
 
Personally, I'd suggest disabling system restore completely and using disc imaging software instead.

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New desktop computer - Windows 10 Home. In System Restore, Configure, the Max Usage slider is all the way to the left.
What does that mean?

The hard drive is 1 TB, so I'm not concerned about how much it uses.

(On my old Windows 7 desktop, I moved the slider to the right and it now saves fewer restore points.)

Thanks, cb

Answer:System Restore Point Configure - Max Usage Slider at the Left = 0 ?

Hello abredt,

Moving the slider to right will allow more max usage storage space for restore points.

System Protection - Turn On or Off for Drives in Windows 10

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Hi,

Thank you for WindowsSeven forums. I have just registered but during the last 6 months or so I have used the resources provided here - particularly the tutorials - to set up my Wndows Home Premium x64 system.

Looking at one of the tutorials: System Protection Restore Points - Delete
I have a couple of questions I hope someone can help me with.

Options 3 and 4 of the tutorial cover deleting system restore points selectively with CCleaner or System Restore Explorer.

My questions about doing such selective deletions of restore points with these utilities are:
1. Does it actually save any disk space; or is it simply cleaning up a list so that after the deletion of unneeded ones only the restore points considered useful are presented in the list - whereas system restore disk usage is left unaffected.
2. Is there any risk in deleting restore points at various arbitrary points; are they interdependent? Will deleting some cause a risk of others not working?

Essentially, if it is possible, I would like to keep restore points done at the begiining (after drivers, windows updates and installation of programs etc.) and delete the remaining ones except the most recent one - but I only want to do this to save significant disk space by the selective deletion.

Thank you.

Answer:Deleting System Restore Points Selectively - disk usage

Deleting the points does recover disk space. You can see it with
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

You can use this shortcut to make restore points with your comment

System Restore Point Shortcut

Makes it easier to know what happened. For instance before installing a program I may use it and comment "before installing zappos untried newsreader" or whatever.

I would not only rely on restore points. I've heard a thorough disk defrag can mess them up. It's good to also image your system to an external drive. You can find free imaging programs.
There's a list here:

Free Hard Disk Backup and Restore, Hard Disk Image and Cloning Utilities (thefreecountry.com)

But you may find some additional if you search the Software sub-forum on thiis forum.

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It just keeps going back to this setting. I know about it and regularly adjust now, so it's more of just an annoyance now. But it caused me to reinstall windows twice before even thinking of this problem.

I'd really appreciate any advice, and sorry if this isn't the correct subforum.

Answer:Disk space usage for system restore constantly resetting to 50% of HD

This is a known problem that is sometimes caused by third party software, I just cant remember the name of the program that causes it, hopefuly someone else will fill us in

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HI guys
I am trying to reduce the disk space used by system restore.I am running Windows XP Pro SP3 and as you can see from the image attached (Restore.jpeg)that i have set the disk space usage to 799 MB.
When i did a scan using tree size free it showed that system volume information folder is 1435 MB(Treesize.jpeg).
Is it that system volume information folder is not just used for system restore but something else is also saved in that folder.
I guess i am not able to see whats causing this, hope i can get some help.
 

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Just wondering what MG might suggest for System Restore disk
usage setting in Win XP.

At the lowest setting of 1% on my machine that is 2010MB,
and at 3% it is 3820MB. Setting at 2% is not available.
(148GB total space; 117GB free)

I rarely use it although occasionally it is a lifesaver.
When needed, a restore point from the last two or three days
is usually what I need, so a large number of restore points is
generally not necessary.

I do not know how much disk space is needed for each restore point.

Disk defragmenting takes a good deal longer with larger disk
usage settings.

I'm thinking 2010MB is sufficient.

Suggestions?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Suggested setting for System Restore disk space usage?

IMO, looks like spyware....
Run me first
 

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Hello, As requested in the 'Am I infected' forum here are the DDS logs. Couldn't get gmer to run, tried both download link versions.
DDS (Ver_10-10-31.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Main at 9:57:01.26 on 01/11/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.246.120 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Main\Desktop\dds.scr
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avshadow.exe

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Answer:Infected Laptop..has disabled tools such as system restore. High CPU usage. Very slow.

Hi mrfingerz,I will be handling your log to help you get cleaned up. Please give me some time to look it over and I will get back to you as soon as possible.Best Regards,oneof4.

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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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Does a PC draw more current if the memory is used to capacity, the same way the CPU draws more current and gets hotter if the CPU usage is higher?
 

Answer:Current and memory usage

Yes. The memory is probably always being refreshed even in sleep mode so that the more memory that is installed, the more power the psu needs to supply. I don't think that would be a significant amount though. You may need additional power if you are doing things that write lots of data to memory and you have installed the maximum amount of memory your system can handle.

I have read where heat is not a problem with memory modules so that is probably not a concern to you, is it?
 

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so like the title says i have been using Brinks method to reset Data Usage by deleting the SRU folder contents , now somehow the SRU folder decided to stop rebuilding data , so i would like of all who has any sort of knowledge about this topic to supply tips regarding :
1 - If there is an MS Fixit app dedicated for that issue ?
or
1 - Appropriate folder permissions for the SRU folder
2 - Registry entries related to data usage and folder
3 - Services that regulates/operates data usage
to help me trouble shoot that issue ?

thanks in advance !

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Hijack log below

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

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

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

Thank you for taking the time - I'm pretty frustrated!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:07 AM, on 10/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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Answer:Quark 7 stopped working - high cpu usage-memory usage ? Virus??

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so like the title says i have been using Brinks method to reset Data Usage by deleting the SRU folder contents , now somehow the SRU folder decided to stop rebuilding data , so i would like of all who has any sort of knowledge about this topic to supply tips regarding :
1 - If there is an MS Fixit app dedicated for that issue ?
or
1 - Appropriate folder permissions for the SRU folder
2 - Registry entries related to data usage and folder
3 - Services that regulates/operates data usage
to help me trouble shoot that issue ?

thanks in advance !

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Recently my computer has been plagued by High CPU and general malware. I believe i've removed most of the malware. But I can't seem to fix the issue with the dllhost.exe and multiple explorer.exe running.

First i ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. Found lots of issues. all resolved. Ran them recently again and no malware was found. Still have the explorer.exe issue though.

Then I used combofix, but it changed nothing.

In the meanwhile i've just been ending the explorer.exe processes that take high CPU. This allows me to temporarily use my computer before they start popping up again.
 

Answer:dllhost.exe, multiple explorer.exe's, high CPU usage, and memory usage

I don't know what you need me to post. Hopefully this might provide some insight.
 

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Hi all, hope you can help.

Every so often, when listening to online radio streams/playing games etc my computer just goes crazy. I get a lot of hard drive 'chatter' and lots of fan noise and everything slows to a crawl. My music will start jumping and skipping and there is a long delay between me clicking the mouse and the action happening. It happens when no other programs (for example, my AV/AS) are due to scan. When I look at my Task Manager the two biggest eaters of memory usage are fm.exe (game, it normally eats a load but makes no substantial difference to the comp speed) and ekrn.exe (something to do with my AV, not quite sure what it actually does though)

I am running Windows MCE SP3 and am using NOD32 anti-virus and Sunbelt CounterSpy anti-spyware. The definitions on both are updated daily and both scan daily. I have also defragged the comp and do so weekly. The other programs I use are CCleaner and Glary Utilities, both fairly regularly to clean up my comp when I was working as an internet researcher, but less often now.

I do not get any error messages/BSOD's or actual freezes. Everything just slows right down. Could I have picked up a form of malware/virus that my AV/AS isn't picking up? Could one of my previous spring cleans have been too aggressive? Or is it simply too much load for my comp (2 year old Dell)? It is 3MHz, 1G RAM, kinda your bog standard media comp from 2007.

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Answer:Computer is apparently being scanned - high CPU usage/memory usage

When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes in Task Manager.Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.List of common system processes found in XP's Task ManagerCommon system processes found in XP's Task ManagerTop System ProcessesAnytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexFile Research CenterProcessLibrary.comDetermining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.Tools to investigate running processes and gather additional information to identify them and resolve problems:AnVir TaskManager FreeProcess ExplorerSystem ExplorerProcessHackerProcess MonitorsvchostViewerThese tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its path location If you right... Read more

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

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

anyone, please?

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

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

anyone, please?

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Windows 10's message was typically IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, suspecting a driver issue I reformatted to 8.1 which I am on now. The message I'm getting now is PFN_LIST_CORRUPT.
Hardware/full build: Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G, Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker
My strongest suspect is memory, however HeavyLoad ran for 4+ hours maxing both memory and CPU before the system decided to restart. I also ran a Memtest86+ which passed multiple times. I still suspect a memory problem though as I am unable to boot the system with 4 sticks installed unless I have the XMP profile already activated. 3 sticks is fine, 2 sticks is fine, 1 stick is fine, different ports are fine. I tried different sticks in different slots and no change.
Tonight I am getting a lot of the following errors in the event log. This is while the computer was remaining idle on the login screen. I'm running WoW now and there are none to be seen.


Code:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.
Component: PCI Express Root Port
Error Source: Advanced Error Reporting (PCI Express)
Bus:Device:Function: 0x0:0x1D:0x0
Vendor ID:Device ID: 0x8086:0xA118
Class Code: 0x30400
The details view of this entry contains further information.



I can run Furmark with seemingly no issue, Prime95 is stable, IntelBurnTest is stable.
Windows is fully updated (and was when on Windows 10 as well). I am using drivers from https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards...D... Read more

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

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

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

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

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

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

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

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Hi guys, hope you can help me please. I'm not too computer savvy so sorry if I'm missing something important or I say something dumb. I'm really frustrated and I'm trying my best to learn and solve this problem.
So I bought this Vaio with Core i5-3210M, 4Gb Ram, Windows 8 64 bit. I had really high hopes for it, coming from an i3. For the first few weeks it worked fine, but then it started to freeze while watching movies. Then it started happening all the time, and the cooling fan became consistently noisy for working at full capacity.
I was used to opening task manager on older systems when this happened to see if there was a non-responding program and force it closed, so I noticed Task Manager offers some more features in Win 8. Here, I see that CPU usage is high, staying always around 70% and from time to time reaching 100. At this moment, the process taking the biggest slice is called VCS System Tray with 58%.
What's perhaps more concerning, is that Disk usage is almost constantly on 100%. And by this I mean it reaches 100 and stays there for long periods of time, perhaps up to 20 minutes, then it falls down a few seconds and up again to 100. During this time the computer is excruciatingly painful to use. To even open a program takes forever. When this happens, it seems that Chrome is at the top of the list of processes with most disk usage, with about 1-2Mbps, but this sometimes changes and the list can be led by System, Utorrent, Octoshape, VCS System Tray, Communication... Read more

Answer:100% CPU usage, 100% Disk usage, cooling fans full speed

Hi, welcome to the forums,
Go to Device manager(right click bottom left corner), uninstall the "VAIO care" driver, get the new driver from Sony support:Sony eSupport - Computers - Support
Install and see whether it helps, check your system for virus infections with Malwarebytes as well.

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Hi I have a Portege z10t and I use to be able to see my data usage in the setting. I use to tell what I had used in my billing cycle.. I can't even get the billing cycle date to change now.. Not sure if it is a hardware issue or a software issue.. Any help would be appreciated Thanks

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Hi,
 
Just yesterday I realized that my computer was acting super slowly and I even received a blue screen of death out of nowhere. Upon checking my processes list,I found many suspicious processes that continued to multiply when I tried to end them. These included: PresentationHost.exe, msdtc.exe, dllhost.exe, prevhost.exe, cmd.exe, msiexec.exe, conhost.exe, and even a notepad.exe that seems to be invisible. A malware is most likely behind this, and is causing my computer to perform very slowly and be almost unusable, I have managed to run FRST, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not even opening for me. In addition, this multiplying issue seems to only occur when I am connected to the internet. I would highly appreciate some help!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:25-10-2015 02
Ran by Christopher (administrator) on CHRIS (27-10-2015 16:51:11)
Running from D:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Christopher (Available Profiles: Christopher & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(SUPERAntiSp... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage in Task Manager Very High - PresentationHost.exe memory usage

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM\...\Run: [New Value #1] => ctfmon = CTFMON.EXE
HKLM\...\Run: [hTew6txG55AD] => regsvr32.exe /s "C:\PROGRA~3\hTew6txG55AD.dll"
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Chrome] => [5120 2015-10-27] ()
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [Chrome] => C:\ProgramData\taskhost.exe [5120 2015-10-27] ()
AppInit_DLLs: prio.dll => No File
AppInit_DLLs-x32: prio32.dll => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3839431373-621308647-2831785862-1000 -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @nexon.net/NxGame -> C:\ProgramData\NexonUS\NGM\npNxGameUS.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86... Read more

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Every 10-40 minutes, the application I'm currently working in [whither it be skype, L4D2, or firefox] becomes unresponsive, and after a minute or two, the window turns white, notifying me that it's not responding. This unresponsiveness quickly spreads to other open processes, rendering them frozen as well. I can still use the mouse, and it appears rainmeter still responds [updates, showing barely any CPU usage].

Steps I've taken to try and resolve this:
Using only one main program, still does it
turning the computer off and on again
Memtest is clean
chkdisk passes
MBAM/MSE scans return nothing
defragged
no memory overflows that I can see

While troubleshooting, I noticed that during the 'fit of unresponsiveness' the disk usage light on my tower is solid, but when I looked at the disk usage in the resource monitor, no processes whatsoever were using it [screenshot related]

If any more specifications are needed, I'll be happy to elaborate.
Thanks!

Answer:Frequent unresponsiveness, 100% hardware disk usage, 0% software usage

It could be indexing. What if you turn off indexing just as an experiment?

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Hi,

I just bought my brand new laptop and have loaded Vista Ultimate 32bit onto it for about 5 days. I noticed something unusual about Vista's CPU usage while idle in the task manager as well as the Resource monitor.

I have attached two pictures to show my problem. Notice that my CPU usage is always at about 40-60% on both of my cores. However, the average CPU usage per process shows that it should actually occupy about 15% to at most 20% (by adding up all the highest average CPU for processes in the first picture). The second picture I attached shows the current CPU usage sorted by max usage, and again it does not add up to 41%!

Although at 40-60% usage, I do not notice any major performance impacts, as both cores are not loaded to the max. However, I do notice Vista chewing up more battery than needed when I have my laptop running off batteries. Because the max frequency for the processor would always need to be raised to around 60% even when idle (instead of say... 10-20%).

I have searched online for various problems relating to high CPU usage, and most of the responses are about tracing down which process is the culprit. Well, this is where I'm stumped because it all does not add up! According to the process view, everything is normal but my system resources are still get constantly chewed up by something invisible it seems.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated at this point!
 

Answer:Vista Ultimate 32: high CPU usage does not correspond with process usage

Posting two more image to show this problem from the task manager...

Notice that the system idle process is 84, and yet CPU usage is 42? I always thought that:
CPU usage + idle process = 100?

Perhaps things are done differently with dual core processors? This is my first dual core so I'm not sure. The second image shows how both my cores are being used roughly equally, at around 50%.
 

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My friend, who has a very low income was given a Dell Optiplex GX240 running Win2K Pro. 512MB RAM

To help her out, I got rid of porn, viruses, and spyware using:

Ad-Aware, AVG spyware and AV free versions, Trend Micro House Call, Spybot

I checked the task manager, and has constant 100% CPU usage, avg memory usage

The system runs, but apps open slow, so I tried some freeware reg cleaners:

CCleaner, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, Wise Registry cleaner

After hours of searching on web, the fixes I found don't work, so I give up. Can someone help. My friend doesn't have the money to pay someone to fix this, and she was so happy to get a new computer.

Can anyonre help???

I have a HijackThis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:15 PM, on 11/1/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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Answer:MY PC is slow, High CPU usage, moderate memory usage , I'm stuck

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Ok, I am literally KILLING myself over this!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Edit: Posted this on the wrong forum! DOH. Reported as this is for Windows 8, not 7.

Windows 10's message was typically IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, suspecting a driver issue I reformatted to 8.1 which I am on now. The message I'm getting now is PFN_LIST_CORRUPT.

Hardware/full build: Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G, Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker

My strongest suspect is memory, however HeavyLoad ran for 4+ hours maxing both memory and CPU before the system decided to restart. I also ran a Memtest86+ which passed multiple times. I still suspect a memory problem though as I am unable to boot the system with 4 sticks installed unless I have the XMP profile already activated. 3 sticks is fine, 2 sticks is fine, 1 stick is fine, different ports are fine. I tried different sticks in different slots and no change.

Tonight I am getting a lot of the following errors in the event log. This is while the computer was remaining idle on the login screen. I'm running WoW now and there are none to be seen.


Code:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.

Component: PCI Express Root Port
Error Source: Advanced Error Reporting (PCI Express)

Bus:Device:Function: 0x0:0x1D:0x0
Vendor ID:Device ID: 0x8086:0xA118
Class Code: 0x30400

The details view of this entry contains further information.
I can run Furmark with seemingly no issue, Prime95 is stable, IntelBurnTest is stable.

Windows is fully updated (and was when on Windows 10 ... Read more

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Edit: Posted this on the wrong forum! DOH. Reported as this is for Windows 8, not 7.

Windows 10's message was typically IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, suspecting a driver issue I reformatted to 8.1 which I am on now. The message I'm getting now is PFN_LIST_CORRUPT.

Hardware/full build: Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G, Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker

My strongest suspect is memory, however HeavyLoad ran for 4+ hours maxing both memory and CPU before the system decided to restart. I also ran a Memtest86+ which passed multiple times. I still suspect a memory problem though as I am unable to boot the system with 4 sticks installed unless I have the XMP profile already activated. 3 sticks is fine, 2 sticks is fine, 1 stick is fine, different ports are fine. I tried different sticks in different slots and no change.

Tonight I am getting a lot of the following errors in the event log. This is while the computer was remaining idle on the login screen. I'm running WoW now and there are none to be seen.


Code:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.

Component: PCI Express Root Port
Error Source: Advanced Error Reporting (PCI Express)

Bus:Device:Function: 0x0:0x1D:0x0
Vendor ID:Device ID: 0x8086:0xA118
Class Code: 0x30400

The details view of this entry contains further information.
I can run Furmark with seemingly no issue, Prime95 is stable, IntelBurnTest is stable.

Windows is fully updated (and was when on Windows 10 ... Read more

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Edit:  I'm removing this text here and re-posting to "Am I infected?"
 
Seems like the more appropriate forum.  Sorry!

Answer:CPU usage suddenly @ 100% / task mgr processes tab shows 10-30% usage

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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:07-11-2015Ran by Benjamin (administrator) on BENJAMIN-HP (07-11-2015 12:55:26)Running from C:\Users\Benjamin\DownloadsLoaded Profiles: Benjamin (Available Profiles: Benjamin)Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)Boot Mode: NormalTutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)(Avast Software s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe(Synaptics Incorporated) C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe(Synaptics Incorporated) C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkNGUI64.exe(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exe(Avast Software s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe(Oracle Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jucheck.exe(Avast Software s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe(Advanced Micro Devices Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe(ATI Technologies Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI ... Read more

Answer:RAM USAGE 95% svchost usage slowly increases to over 1million k

Greetings Benjamink73 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter pro... Read more

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For over about a month now my DSL internet has been dropping randomly. It disconnects completely for a few seconds to fifteen minutes, then picks back up. This happens usually every twenty or so minutes, it's very random, so this is just a mode. The speed itself is not affected (when it's on, it's fine). I've been able to determine that the reason is somewhere on my desktop.

It's a HP Envy with intel i7 3.40 GHz. About a year and three months old, and using windows 8. I typically use google chrome for browsing, only occasionally firefox. I am connected to my internet wirelessly, which is broadcasted from the router a floor beneath me. The router is plugged into a phone jack, shared with the house phone (no problems with the phone what-so-ever). Tbaytel is my provider, and I use Kaspersky antivirus. Network details; Speed-72.0 mbps. Sent-13,936,*** and counting. Received- 244,015,*** and counting. Security type is WPA2-Personal, Encryption type is AES and we have a security key set up (That we recently changed to see if it would help, and of course it didn't).

This is what's scary;


Processes under the task manager brought up nothing, but looking at the Wi-fi under the Performance tab showed that something is definitely going on. The amount of Wi-fi usage spikes HUGE amounts! But at the time I took this screenshot, I was only running an antivirus full scan (which turned up nothing), google chrome on this site, and had both the task ... Read more

Answer:Internet cutting out from MASSIVE usage, but usage not accounted for.

About your new router...
How long have you been using it or since when did you got it?
How long has it been opened? Have you tried powercycling it? (Turning it off and then on)

Also, Have you tried testing it while your laptop is directly plugged in on your router with an ethernet cable? (Try speedtest.net)

Does this happen to other of your computers or device?
Does Tbaytel do line testing when you called them?
 

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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:High CPU usage, low GPU usage at times(stutter) gtx 1070

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy,  taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot. You will see the following prompt:
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Hi folks

I posted this problem at Spyware Specific forum, but was advised to post here.

Recently when I use RealProducer Plus v.10 to convert mpeg2 clips to rmvb, it takes a long time to do so. When I checked, RealProducer utilises over 90% CPU usage - as much as 94-95%, causing total CPU usage to be 95-98%. I have scanned with Norton and Adaware - all ok. Then I used Spy Sweeper - it found and cleared Csmin. Howveer, the problem still remains when I use RealProducer.

CPU usage without using RealProducer



CPU usage using RealProducer


Will my CPU will be damaged if CPU usage is so high?

Please help to take a look at my .exe processes. Are they OK?
What is PQV2iSvc.exe?

Please advise. Thanks a lot!
 

Answer:RealProducer utilises over 90% CPU usage? Will high CPU usage damage CPU?

To answer your question about PQV2iSvc.exe is part of Power Quest drive image and Norton Ghost drive backup software.

Converting video formats can be a resource intensive process. Unless your system temps are getting really high there shouldn't be any damage to the CPU.
 

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Hello I have my sisters computer and it has a strange page file usage is currently running with 32 processes with 333mb page file usage memory with cpu usage from 3% to peak of 18 percent

Totals
handles 9302
threads 472
processes 41
Committ Charge
total 456392
limit 620056
peak 490920
Physical Memory (K)
total 253424
Avail 46,564
system cache 96184
Kernel Memory
total 45868
paged 38648
non paged 7220
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processes
hkcmd.exe john
alcxmntr.exe john
avgnt.exe john
explorer.exe john
firewall.exe john
taskmgr.exe john
notepad.exe john
firefox.exe "2" cpu usage flopping
ramfreer.exe kpjm
svchost.exe local service
wdfmgr.exe local service
alg.exe local service
svchost.exe network service
svchost.exee network service
system idle process "92" cpu usage flopping
system system
smss.exe system
csrss.exe system
winlogon.exe system
services.exe system
lsass.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe sytem
spoolsv.exe syste,
avguard.exe system
aawguard.exe system
sched.exe system
ctsvccda.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe system
winlogon system

what I dont understans is why the physical memory is
total 253,424
available is 49,272
system cache is 104948

its like i'm missing 75mgs of ram power
 

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I have the following config-> Windows XP Professional SP2 which I have been using for the last 3 years.-> Updated Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 running for the last 1 year.-> No new software were installed in the last month that I can recall of.Suddenly I get this problem:1. I ran an application one day (it was winrar), and nothing starts.2. Task manager shows CPU usage as 50 (I have dual core), while memory usage remains at 84k3. After a few days vlcplayer.exe started giving the same problem-> So, I reinstalled windows (formatted my C drive and installed a fresh copy). -> Everything worked fine. I was using Irfanview.exe with no problems, but then one day again, IrfanView.exe did not start. Same problem : CPU usage was 50% while memory remained really low.-> I uninstalled it from C:/program files and installed a new copy in C:/program files --- this did not solve the problem-> I uninstalled it again from C:/program files and installed to D:/ Now it works fine...-> But now again I got the same problem with media player.exeI have tried a virus scan with Kaspersky (updated) and a scan with spybot. They both came out to be clean.Any ideas?I cant reinstall Windows as that did not solve the problem.

Answer:CPU usage increases to max (while memory usage doesnt) when I run a application

I dont know if this helps: I read somewhere about creating a drive image for easy backup. So I tried DriveImageXML, but it gave an error regarding CRC check which related to bad sectors i suppose. I ran a scan disk before installing a fresh copy of Windows. Obviously, this hasnt helped either.

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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
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========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
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Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
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HELP!My computer has become ridiculously slow, taking minutes to do nothing. The computer is quite old (4-5 years), but has had XP and MS Office installed fom Day 1. I have not added any other software which might explain the slowness.When the computer is slow, if I Ctrl:Alt:Delete, the CPU usage is sometimes very high (80%) or above, but not always, however, the Page file usage history is always at least 80/90% of capacity (value reads as nearly 400Mb).What is the page file usage history? Is this likely to be why my computer is slow and can any settings be changed, or do I have to bin the computer and buy one which works?Thanks

Answer:CPU usage / Page File Usage History? - slow PC

1. Softwarea) Clear out all temporay files and folders -- use Crap Cleaner click hereb) Scan for malware spyware and viruses --Free Anti Spyware :- Adaware click hereSpybot S&D click here Spywareblaster click here a2 click hereWindows Defender click hereFree Antivirus softwareAvast4 click hereorAVG antivirus click herec) Clean the registry -- Free Registry cleaners :- RegscrubXP click hereRegseeker click hereTweakNow RegCleaner 1.3.2 click hereEasycleaner click here ( Use with care, It advises you to back up the registry first, this is a good idea as it cleans rather aggressively. ) d) Pagefile (Virtual Memory) -- Rght click MY Computer - select propeties - Advanced tab - Performance - advanced tab - Virtual memory click change, you can put the page file on a differnt drive (if you have one), click custom size and set Initial size to one and a half times the amount of memory you have fitted i.e. 512MB memory = set to 768MB, set maximum to double your memory amount i.e. 512MB memory = 1024MB click ok.If your hard drive is full and there is not enough room for the pagefile this can slow down, freeze or even cause the PC to crash (restart).e) Cut down on the programs that load at startup -- Start - Run type msconfig - startup tab- untick everything except for firewall, antivirus and antispywareand the services that run in the background. click here

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So on Saturday of last week my PC started to run slow. I open up task manager to check what was going on and I am greeted with it showing me that I have very high CPU usage, and constant capped-out disk usage.
Over the course of the past few days I have reinstalled Windows 10, updated drivers, completely formatted my previous hard-drive, and just today I received a new SSD. However, my problem STILL persists, and I'm all out of ideas on what I need to in order to solve this.

My Motherboard is an ASUS Z97-P with an Intel i5-4690K processor. If you need more specifications, or a program to be run, then I would be happy to do so.

For further information, the system ran normally when booting from a Windows 8.1 hard-drive, and did have a blip of normal performance on Windows 10, but resumed misbehaving when the computer was re-started.

Answer:Constant 100% Disk Usage, 60-80% CPU usage. Both happen when idle.

in Task Manager sort by CPU usage and see what apps are responsible.

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I have been having a big problem the last week with my computer. Everything is running incredibly slow. I opened the windows task manager, and it has shown very high CPU usage, often fluctuating between 80% and 100%, though sometimes staying between about 5-20%. The page file usage has been conistently high, the lowest being in the mid-600 kbs, while most often staying around 720 or 730 kbs. These patterns seem to be unaltered by the amount of programs I have running (the problem occurs even when there are absolutely no programs running) or whether I'm on the internet or not. I am very ignorant when it comes to computers, but I suspected it was some sort of spyware problem. However, after scanning with Norton 360, Spybot's Search and Destroy, Lavasoft Ad-Aware, and Microsoft Defender, only a few low-level threats showed up, and fixing them led to no improvement in my computer's performance. The slow functioning seems to be directly related to the times when the CPU usage is high.

My OS is Microsoft XP. My processor is 1.73 GHz. I have 504 MB of RAM. I will attach my HijackThis log below. I hope I haven't forgotten any necessary information, but I would appreciate any help you can offer. I'm becoming very frustrated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:17:41 PM, on 4/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.... Read more

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everything is running slow but my AVG says i have no viruses. my CPU usage is 100% from only 2 processes. one file is something called lsass.exe and it is running at 63%. i have tried everything i can think of.

Answer:My Cpu Usage Is 100% And I Can't Restore

lsass.exe is a system process of the Microsoft Windows security mechanisms. It specifically deals with local security and login policies. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated. Note: lsass.exe is a process which also relates to trojan and worm security threats spread via e-mails and peer-to-peer sharing networks such as Kazaa. The trojans allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. It is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately. What is the other program using all the resources??Lets do some cleaning.See this article:Taking out the trashSee this article:The Parasite FightShow all Files & Foldershttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtutorial=62Run these free tools.McAfee AVERT Stingerhttp://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/Trendmicro (free virus scan only)http://housecall.trendmicro.com/Ewido (free Trojan Scan) (Win2000 & XP only)http://www.ewido.net/en/download/Adware SE (update after installing)http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/Spybot S&D (update after installing)http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Dest...4-10122137.htmlAfter doing this and the problems are not better feel free to post a HJT log.Be sure to read the Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log and submit it to the appropriate forum. HJT Forum links provided below.Preparation Guide for use before posting a Hij... Read more

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hi all,i'd really appriciate if someone could take a look at my HiJackThis report and let me know if anything looks out of place. I've run scans with avast and spybot with nothing found by my CPU and Memory usage has suddenly rocketed today and my laptop CPU fan hasnt switched off all day, constantly going at full speed.any help much appriciated, thanks.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 07:48:01:AM, on 08/06/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeIn.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardian.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\lotus\notes\ntmulti.exeC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

Answer:high cpu usage and memory usage suddenly

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

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Every time I start my computer in the morning, my CPU usage and PF usage are very high, slowing down the system, for about 45 mins to 1 hour. I have included images of the Performance Tab and Processes tab of Task Manager. The image of the Performance Meter is not a totally accurate reflection of the issue, because usually the CPU usage bounces between 60% and 100%.I am using Windows XP Home EditionVersion 2002Service Pack 3Intel Pentium D CPU 2.80 GHz1.5 GB RAMI have already used CCLeaner and Uniblue. I have scanned with MS Defender and AVG Free version. That is the current AV software I am running. I am also using Norton Ghost to maintain a backup of my computer. I want to try and fix the problem before I reformat and reload EVERYTHING.Is this a sign of spyware/malware or is my system finally too old?

Answer:CPU Usage and PF Usage very high for 45 mins after startup

One more thing. Networking is always at or close to zero.

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Ok, so recently my desktop (a very NICE desktop) has been crashing and such. Even when I'm not in Maya or Photoshop, I see in the task manager the usage jumping around like crazy. I've noticed that svchost.exe sucks 100,000% or more of my usage and I can't load Counter Strike Source anymore without it crashing to the desktop or forcing me to restart my PC because of a blank screen. I've tried many programs that may help it like Process Tamer, Registry Cleaners, FreeRAMXP Pro and others, but the problem remains. This started happening just recently so....

Anyway, WTF!!? How do I alleviate this b/s??

Answer:CPU Usage And Crashing, svchost.exe sucking up CPU Usage

sounds like you've got spyware. What anti-spyware measures have you done?

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Hello I have multiple svchost running in task manager one which causes high cpu and memory usage that start increasing when I connect to the internet. Also when I connect to the internet i get redirected to other sites. Sometimes when I reboot my computer I get a generic host process for win32 message. When I run my anti-virus program it says 0 threats detected but sometimes say PDF Malware: Pidief detected and quarantined but the problem still continue. I am new to the site and have little computer knowledge any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Svchost high cpu usage and memory usage

Hello breal,do these please,post the logs and update me.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.4.0.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to you... Read more

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what do i do to overcome these problems.? Nortin anti- virus has given me a Performance alert..., & i don't want to mess up....I thought if I used Disc Cleanup, & Defragmenter that this would help, but I'm still getting the alerts....wha should i do.?
 

Answer:High Memory Usage..., & Hich CPU usage.

please continue on your other thread and don't start a new one since you are talking about the same problem.
 

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Hello,
I have a ACER D255 netbook with intel atom N550 (1.5ghz, 1mb L2 cache) 1gb DDR3 memory and 250 gb hdd.
lately it has been a tad slow and freezing up will using google chrome. my task manager says right now that CPU usage is 4% but Memory is at 75%, sometimes up to 90%. it also says that i have 89 processes running. what could be wrong. what other info do you guys need?

Answer:High Physical memory usage with low CPU usage

Hello and To BC!

Look under the process tab in the task manager and find out what process is using the most resources. Does this same situation happen when google chrome is closed?

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I've recently been getting 100% CPU usage errors, and over the top memory usage, then my computer for the most part locks up. I've reinstalled WinXP, fixed IE settings back to origional settings. Ran antispyware programs and AVG. At first my problems started when I played games on Facebook, getting script errors. As I've been doing a lot of studying on these problems, I got to thinking maybe I need more memory. Then I start getting 100% CPU errors.

I've noticed in my task manager in Processes there are lots of svchost.exe listings, and a few other programs that are listed more than once. Im attaching a picture of this list, in idle mode. Wandering if anyone else sees anything that may look odd.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.



Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 759 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 437798 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD, Gamila/Giovani/Neon series
Antivirus: PC Cleaners, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
 

Answer:Solved: 100% CPU usage errors and memory usage?

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okay. I'm running a windows 7 64 machine with an Intel Core i5 [email protected] 4 gigs of memory, ACPI x64, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250...
ASnd the thing is my rig is sucking up 50-60% physical memory, doing nothing. I've turned off as many services as i can that I don't need, I've run MBAM and MBAR and MSRT and avast! and AVG scans to find nothing. I've changed from Zone Alarm and Avast!, to Comodo and AVG.

I still can't find this thing. I need help. I got Hijack this, and then I realized I don't even know what I'm looking at. 26 instances of missing or lost files. And now it looks like there's a new drive (E) on my rig that I didn't put there with 99mb of space on it...

Sooo. What should I do? I can usually stumble my way through this kind of thing, but I'm at a loss. OH! an instance of svchost.exe is currently at 175,812k and I just restarted. I dunno what that means.

Answer:57% physical memory usage at idle, no cpu usage.

Please do the following:Download the appropriate version for your system of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive. (Choose the correct version depending on which architecture operating system you are using, 32bit (x86) or 64 (x64) bit)Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select... Read more

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Hi, In November I purchased a new Lenovo Y50. It's the non-touch 1080p version with the GTX960m. Recently, I've had issues with the fans spinning up while the laptop is idle. I opened task manager, and there are random spikes of 100% disk usage on startup and sometimes when I leave the machine idle or I'm using Chrome. Recently, I've noticed strange spikes in CPU usage too, with occasional bouts of 20% usage for seemingly no reason.  I contacted support, and they weren't able to find any issues, but had me install Lenovo Solution Center and do a full run of the tests, which didn't find anything wrong. They also had me disable all non essential startup programs and see if the problem happened again, and it does. However, cpu and disk temperatures were normal, so I was told to just monitor the problem and see if anything changes.   My system's definitely not functioning properly. Startup is notably slow considering it has the 8gb ssd and I never had issues with the fans coming on when I first got it. I've heard that there are issues with the hybrid 8gb ssd/1 tb hdd, so I need some input on this. Why is this happening? Is it a hardware issue? Firmware? My case number is 8006295558. I would greatly appreciate some help from a rep or anyone who can give me a hand with the issue. 

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So, it's exactly as the title says,
I downgraded back down to windows 8 after feeling some sluggishness with my windows 10 OS.
It started off fine, but once I started downloading and installing necessary windows update files, I noticed once again the sluggishness I felt before, except this time my System Disk which is also my SSD drive, was being used up to 100% while my CPU was completely fine

Can someone please help me out in this scenario.

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

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win xp sp3
my pc runs dead take a nap slow.
In the task manager window - tab performance
the "CPU Usage" show 100& the "Usage History" green line is flush to the top.
what gives? I have nothing running except for the Windows Task Manager.
:confused
mls1946
 

Answer:cpu usage/usage history task manager

Can you post your system specs?

You might want to post in the software or malware section too.
 

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Hello,

After a couple of hours search and read I am unable to find a definitive answer to the question as to whether the two subject terms are identical.

If anyone has absolute certainty about this I would appreciate your posting.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: CPU Usage and Kernel Processor Usage.

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hey all! ever since i upgraded my laptop's win8 to win10 im getting these usages... and the machine is runnig REALLY SLOW....
i saw that it's a common problem so i looked up some solutions and tried the following:

1- i changed the registry - ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management? and changed ?ClearPageFileAtShutDown? value to 1
2- adjusted windows 10 to "best performance" in system settings
3- i disabled many startup programs
4- i defragemented the C drive
5- uninstalled all the programs that i could
6- I disabled "Show me tips about Windows"
7- changed the power settings profile

NONE OF THOSE WORKED. PLEASE HELP!
here is the sys info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: ??Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4007 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 453 GB (404 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M9V4C
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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I also posted this question on a "PAY" tech site. They often give really lousy answers. I'm interested to see what responses I get here. The third paragraph down refers to the "PAY" site so, please no-one take offense to this. I just wanted to have the same post on both boards. This question was ranked with the highest "reward" for answering it on their system and the highest difficulty.

Here is the situation. There is a fresh install of XP Pro, Updates, Drivers, Software applications, etc. The system has a DVD+-RW Dual Layer and supports booting to DVD. Let's say that over time, the system get full of unwanted programs and downloard crap. she system slows down and the option is to "RESTORE THE COMPUTER TO THE ORIGINAL STATE" I don't want people saying to use XP's system restore and go back to a certain point. I want a fresh install of what is was originally. Let's also assume that there is no Floppy drive. I want to put in a restore DVD that has all the info on it (if it doesn't fit on one DVD, then it cancontinue to a second, third, etc., but I think one should be enough.)

The installed OS will be XP Pro. If therer are any other details that are needed before to come up with the correct solution, please let me know. I know there have been similar questions asked before on this board but the answers seem less than adequate to say the least. Please include as much detail in your answer as possible. A lot of thes... Read more

Answer:How do I make a BOOTABLE system restore DVD of my current system with NO FLOPPIES!!!

AFAIK, ghost 2003 has a option in ghost utilities to create a boot disk. on the second screen, tell ghost to assign DOS drive letters. this will allow you to access your cd/dvd drive when booting to ghost. Have your image saved to a cd or dvd, boot to the ghost boot disk, run ghost, point it to your image file.

edit: reread no floppy, got a win98 cd? boot to that and run ghost. you'll need to test whether or not the generic CDROM drivers will read the DVD. if not, find yourself some dos drivers that will and create your own boot disk.

no win98? goto bootdisk.com

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Guys..On my Laptop with a 4gb memory but running 32bit windows 7 I keep getting full with restore points what would be a sensible limit to set the max usage slider to...I dont want to keep deleting them all...although I have Acronis back up and Mozy online backup too...
As always I feel more comfortable with some steer from you gentlemen..
Newy

Answer:Suggested Max Usage Restore Point Setting

I think by default 15% space is reserved for System restore points. The default settings are the best. But if you feel try keeping it at 10%. Customize Windows Vista System Restore Options. may also interest you.

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My DELL Dimension 4500 with Windows XP wa infected with WORM.WIN32.NetSky. I have Roadrunner light through Time Warner Cable and use the CA security suite privided through my provider. I don't know how the worm got through. I may have clicked on a pop up asking me to download updated security files. This brought a plethora of continuous pop-ups to purchase Internet Security 2010. I couldn't bring up the task manager, or do a system restore at this time. After updating the CA suite and running all the anti virus ad anti spyware programs (nothing was detected), I ran the windows malware detection program which detected 17 problems but couldn't fix them. I then ran Windows Defender which found 19 probelem files of varying severity levels and removed all those files. While this didn't resolve the problem, I could now do a system restore. I restored to Jan 1 which was before I was infected. I don't get all the pop-ups now, but Task Manager says my CPU usage is 100% with basicly all of it coming from System in the Image column under the Processes Tab. How do I get my computer back to its normal happy speedy self?
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10 hours later: I did a defragmentation and my PC is running smoothly now. Just a couple questions. Is my computer safe from this bug as long as I don't ever do another restore to a time when the bug was active (Jan 25 - 17). Or is there something I should still do to eradicate NetSky from my PC?... Read more

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I just did a factory restore to the original settings, and tweaked stuff all day to optimize the settings of the machine.  I am now interested in saving a system snapshot onto my D drive (the OS runs on C drive I think), of the current exact state of the machine.  
 
Does someone know what this is called and where on this site I might find a document or post that shows how to do it?  (I don't have an internal or external CD drive if that's needed, or maybe it's not?)
 
And then how to restore to this exact point in time in the future if ever needed? 

Answer:How to Create a Current System Snapshot - And How To Restore to It

There are 2 options you may want to use at any case.
 
Using Windows System Restore
Windows 7 Backup and Restore

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hi,

I have just reformatted my laptop and it has Windows XP sp2 running on it.

The problem i am facing is that after a while of running, it will slow down and hang, often resulting with a blue screen. When i run my pc again, i took a look at the task manager and found that my cpu usage shoots up to 100% whenever i run somethin.

And the numbers for the mem usage is also very high. i.e: 20,976 K for iexplorer.exe

Plz help and sorry if my english is a bit bad, it is not my first language.

Thank you
 

Answer:Insane CPU usage and very high mem usage

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I have been having a problem for a long time with my memory being high on start up, and over a few hours going up to 95%. Here are some screen shots, in the 1st one i have some Free memory but in the second it has gone down to 0

I have done many virus scans and never found anything. Im also using windows 7 and have 4 Gig of ram

Please help!
 

Answer:High Memory Usage, with 0 CPU Usage

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I am currently running Windows 8 (not 8.1), and have been experiencing difficulty with my disc usage. Programs (especially upon startup) have been unresponsive or painfully slow lately, and upon checking the Task Manager, the Disc Usage will be at 100% or close to 100%. I have also noticed this happening when starting large programs such as games and Word. There is no logical explanation from the Task Manager, the most I have seen a process using during these spikes is around 7MB, and it's formatted for 700 MBs. So, what is sucking up the Disc usage, and how, if at all possible, do I stop it?

Answer:What is wrong with my Disc usage? 100% usage.

Try Using Process Explorer Which provides the functionality of Windows Task Manager along with a rich set of features for collecting information about processes running on the user's system.

Download: Process Explorer

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Hi,

I have 8GB of RAM (7.90 usable) and I get "Your computer is running low on RAM" messages, up to the point where Windows asks me to close programs or even closes some. The problem is I don't see this reflected in the Task Manager -> Memory column for the running processes. Any idea what's eating up my RAM or why Windows is falsely reporting it's low on RAM?

Screenshot: the reported RAM adds to around 2GB, but the reported 77% would mean 6GB are being used. What's up?!

Answer:Abnormal RAM usage / reported usage

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

Adding up the items in the process memory usage column will never equal total usage. It was never intended that they would. There are major users of memory that are not processes, not all of which are shown in Task Manager. And in this case not all processes are shown. You must select "Show processes from all users" to see all processes.

The error message states that the computer was low on memory. The problem usually has nothing to do with RAM at all.

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Hi Guys,
I have had my laptop for around a year now, and it's always been pretty fast for a cheapish laptop, It's an advent modena m100 in blue, but recently it has started getting real slow, like my CPU Usage is at 100% all the time and my Physical memory usage is running quite high aswell, without even having any programs open. Has anyone got any ideas on what it could be causing this? If so how can I get it back to how it used to be Thanks!
 

Answer:CPU usage 100% / Physical memory usage always over 50%

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Hi.
I was using my laptop a few days ago. I left to go out and came back about an hour later. I notice my CPU usage was running @ 100% & the memory @ 80%.My laptop just stopped. I went into safe mode and that is where I am currently . I have deleted almost everything I don't use(didn't mind).I've even gone to msconfig to check off things i don't use.The initial response was good.CPU usage dropped, but as soon as I used the internet,rebooted or used an Icon everything that I discontinued in msconfig would be checked again.I did this several times.
I ran Iobit Advance system care w/ everything that it possess & ran Spyhunter all in safe mode.It did'nt come up with much.I am currently Googling for anything that match my criteria.There are a few but no good remedies. I don't have a backup disk to use to restore or else I would have tried.I am looking for any good advice. I hope that i dont have to replace the processor or the memory. I mostly use this laptop for games,emails,social media,and searches. Please help.Thanks

Answer:Have high CPU usage and Memory usage

Check in Resource Monitor which processes are using the CPU and RAM.

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So I've been dealing with high CPU usage and physical memory usage for a while now and was wondering if anyone could help. I've been looking at windows task manager and I think I've found the culprit. I rebooted my computer just to make sure and I believe its one of the 12 svchost.exe processes running on my computer. When the computer rebooted it was fine but then after some minutes that process shot up to as much as 1,000,000k in physical memory usage right now its around 705,148k. I assume that there is my problem but I am not exactly sure so I was wondering if anyone here could help me out. Thanks.

Answer:High CPU usage and memory usage

Make sure all drivers are up to date. etc
Use Process Explorer to pin point the actual problem.

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First off, I have been advised to start a new thread in this forum, as a previous thread in a different forum, from this site, regarding this issue was not completely resolved. See link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/318854/physical-memory-increases-to-98-over-a-few-days/Here's what's happening. Upon booting up, it seems to take a bit too long to even to get to the Vista logo; then, when booted up, the harddrive seems to be running constantly for about an hour or so, yet nothing is loading;lastly, when the computer is on for a few days at a time, the physical memory seems to increase, eventually getting to anywhere from 75% to 90+%, yet I don't have to use the computer to do this - it can just be on and maybe just have Outlook running.Specs:OS: Vista Home Premium SP2 (x64)Processor: Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9300 2.5GhzRAM: 4GbFree Space: 244Gb free/465Gb total

Answer:Memory usage high, CPU usage low, not sure why

Hello ,lets run thes and review your logs.First clean the Temp files. TFC by OTPlease download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) and save it to your desktop.Before you save it rename it to say zztoy.exe alternate download link 1alternate download 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.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 prog... Read more

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Hello, I have been trying to overcome this issue of 100% disk and CPU usage for quite some time before but no solution has worked. It is especially bad when i start my laptop or when i turn it on after hibernation. I tried using this https://chaladi.me/2013/10/11/how-to-fix-windows-8-100-disk-usage-issue/and i have also resetted my laptop to factory version so now its empty, but it is still facing this issue.  How can I stop this problem? Much thanks!! 

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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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Oneclick restore did restore my Y900s spectacularly, Now I want to create  a backup of the current state--after all windows updates are installed--but have not luck. I get the error message `Current system can not support backup` Is there something I need to do first?

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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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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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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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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.

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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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
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