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New laptop, constant 100% Disk usage and ~50% CPU

Question: New laptop, constant 100% Disk usage and ~50% CPU

The new Win8 touch laptop I just got is running ridiculously slow. Apps take minutes to open sometimes because the disk is constantly being used by several processes, even when idle.

The main culprits showing in Task Manager are "Service host: Local system", "Windows Modules Installer Worker", and "Antimalware Service Executable". Between them they are using 97+% of the disk and about 50% CPU constantly. It's gotten a bit better since I uninstalled all the trialware garbage that came on it, including McAfee, which was a massive slowdown. I plan on just using Windows Defender for security but it still says it's turned off, could that be the problem?

But for real, I'm pretty sure McAfee slows down the system more than the viruses.

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Preferred Solution: New laptop, constant 100% Disk usage and ~50% CPU

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Answer: New laptop, constant 100% Disk usage and ~50% CPU

I quit using Kaspersky anti-virus 2013 (our internet provider offers it for free), on my Windows 7 Dell Inspiron 1545 because it would use 100% CPU at random times several times a day. Went to Windows Defender and the problem cleared up. I now use Windows Defender on my new Windows 8.1 laptop.

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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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Hello,

A week ago, i noticed my hard drives makes small littles noises when i'm doing nothing on the computer; every few seconds, the disk makes slight noises..usually it is dead silent.

i tried to remember what happened on the computer around that time and here it is :
-internet explorer update.
-adobe reader and flash updates.
-some windows updates.
-a windows 10 update that i had to hide otherwise it would have installed windows 10.

the cpu usage goes around 0 to 5- 6 %, like usual i think. i haven't noticed any slowdowns during applications and gaming.
i don't seem to have more processus running than before (52).
i tried to see the disk usage using the ressource monitor and here is a screen shot at idle : Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

it would seem that the service System (PID4 ) is constantly writing something at roughly 10k octet by seconds. i don't know if it is normal and if it was the same value before the problem.
i don't know what to think of the info regarding disk activity below that.
Any idea of what i should do to shut down those noises? is that disk activity normal? (maybe it should be at 0)..

Thank you for your time.

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I used one key recovery because my computer was slowing down since I filled up the hardrive and once I was finished I noticed after opening the task manager that my disk usage was jumping from 0 to 100% constantly and has been doing it for a 5 hours straight but the process that's using some much disk is something called "System"  If anyone could help that would be greatly appeciated. 

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Hello,

A week ago, i noticed my hard drives makes small littles noises when i'm doing nothing on the computer; every few seconds, the disk makes slight noises..usually it is dead silent.

i tried to remember what happened on the computer around that time and here it is :
-internet explorer update.
-adobe reader and flash updates.
-some windows updates.
-a windows 10 update that i had to hide otherwise it would have installed windows 10.

the cpu usage goes around 0 to 5- 6 %, like usual i think. i haven't noticed any slowdowns during applications and gaming.
i don't seem to have more processus running than before (52).
i tried to see the disk usage using the ressource monitor and here is a screen shot at idle : Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

it would seem that the service System (PID4 ) is constantly writing something at roughly 10k octet by seconds. i don't know if it is normal and if it was the same value before the problem.
i don't know what to think of the info regarding disk activity below that.
Any idea of what i should do to shut down those noises? is that disk activity normal? (maybe it should be at 0)..

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Constant low disk usage in idle

I would scan with MBAM

The free version has the same scanner as the paid.
Something writing data like clockwork and it wasn't doing it before makes me suspect one of the updates. If MBAM comes up clean then the only way to rule out the updates is to remove the new ones one by one.

That's the main reason I don't update unless it is a Service Pack. It is too easy to break something when you make multiple modifications at once.

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Hi,
I'm having an issue where my computer is always maxed out at 100% disk usage even when I'm not actively doing anything. When I look at Processes in Task Manager, the offending process appears to be ntoskrnl.exe.
I've tried a few minor things including rebooting, disabling Windows suggestions notifications, disabling the SuperFetch service, updating various drivers, all with no luck.
Lenovo Y410p
Windows 10
Seagate ST1000LM014 SSHD
Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks,
Daniel

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I have been experiencing deteriorating performance on my computer characterised by the task manager reporting 100% disk usage, despite nothing showing more than 0.1mb/s I/O activity. I have no problems getting to the login screen, but as soon as I log in, it takes about 15 minutes before the computer will be usable. It seems to choke up when loading explorer and the taskbar. When it freezes, I can't hear any disk activity, but when the freezing ends, I can hear the familiar hard disk ticking sound. Unfortunately, I can't access the task manager during the startup, but I suspect that it's the same 100% disk usage problem.
 
I have disabled superfetch and windows search services to no avail. I am on a single hard disk that is practically still empty. I have run a chkdsk C: /f from the command prompt, and no errors were found. I have also manually set the page file to 8gb min, 12gb max (i have 8gb physical ram). At this stage, I'm running out of ideas. This problem seems to have started since the anniversary update. Please help with this problem, and let me know what information is required.

Answer:Constant 100% disk usage freezes Windows 10

can nobody help? the computer is practically unusable..

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I've had this issue for a very long time. And i have tried many solutions. Basically, my disk usage keeps jumping up and down, causing lag spikes, freezing my screen for a second or two every now and then, which is annoying me so much. I created an account here to post this. This is my last resort. If i can't fix it, i'll probably go back to Windows 7. I hope that'll fix the problem at least... but i'm starting to worry that this is an problem with my computer, and not the OS. I've had this problem on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. I've upgraded 3 times to see if there would be a change. But no luck.

I have a 64 bit ASUS laptop, running Windows 10 Home. System specs:

Intel Core i5-3337U CPU 1.80 GHz
8 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000

Solutions i have tried:
Disabling Superfetch, Prefetch, Windows Defender, Windows Updates, Windows Firewall
Resetting Virtual Memory
Updating all Drivers
Uninstalling Google Chrome
Changing Settings in Google Chrome
Clean Install
Installing AVG so Windows Defender stops
Disabling background tasks in Task Scheduler
Closing Processes in Task Manager/Process Monitor
Installing all Windows Updates

Answer:Windows 10 100% Disk Usage, constant spiking

Hi,your HDD is Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB SATA 3GB/s 5400RPM 2.5 Inch 9.5mm Internal Hard Drive
Could you advise your laptop model?

Disconnect any network connections.

First some basics checks.
Download and run Crystal Diskinfo (free), easy to find - SMART param checks and report the result - Good/Caution/Bad...
If ok Download and run Crystal DiskMark to check transfer rates and post the result.

Then run chkdsk on C:
From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

Run chkdsk on D:

Then boot to Safe Mode - do you observe any problems?

Then do a clean boot - again, do you observe any problems?

Please post a screenshot of your task manager, clicking any column of interest to organise it high to low.

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I run a system I built back in 2009 with the following specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9650 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, 1280 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 610476 MB, Free - 178886 MB; G: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 138294 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5Q DELUXE
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

FYI, I have 4 GB installed, but I've never been able to get that last GB of RAM to be used (and I have made sure that my BIOS is set up to use it).

As time has gone on my computer has more and more moments when it just locks up; and it is also taking longer and longer to log in/switch users and for programs to open. My memory usage generally is below 70%, but I regularly get high disk usage warnings from Norton. Also the computer will freeze up when Firefox goes to certain sites like Comcast.net.

I've been trying to figure this out for a very long time and have gotten nowhere. I really appreciate your help.

Daniel
 

Answer:Constant Freezing High Disk Usage

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I have been experiencing deteriorating performance on my computer characterised by the task manager reporting 100% disk usage, despite nothing showing more than 0.1mb/s I/O activity. I have no problems getting to the login screen, but as soon as I log in, it takes about 15 minutes before the computer will be usable. It seems to choke up when loading explorer and the taskbar. When it freezes, I can't hear any disk activity, but when the freezing ends, I can hear the familiar hard disk ticking sound. Unfortunately, I can't access the task manager during the startup, but I suspect that it's the same 100% disk usage problem.
 
I have disabled superfetch and windows search services to no avail. I am on a single hard disk that is practically still empty. I have run a chkdsk C: /f from the command prompt, and no errors were found. I have also manually set the page file to 8gb min, 12gb max (i have 8gb physical ram). At this stage, I'm running out of ideas. This problem seems to have started since the anniversary update. Please help with this problem, and let me know what information is required.

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I use the malware removal guide above as my bible on removing viruses and has worked for years, but I think one's slipped through my antivirus software... I'm running windows vista and last time i knew(windows xp that is) it isn't normal for your disk to be in constant use, so i checked it out and apparently svchost.exe (LocalSystemNetworkRestricted) in the cause, and using 100+ mb of memory. I can't find any viruses, spyware etc with the scanners though. I've run out of ideas, could someone help me?
 

Answer:constant disk usage(suspected virus)

We can only help if you attach the requested logs:
SAS
MBAM
RootRepeal
ComboFix
C:\MGlogs.zip
 

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For the past month I've had disk usage spikles that cause my to lag and stutter in short bursts that interrupt games, music, and youtube videos. It first begaiin with my Mushkin ssd 120gb which I attributed to be the problem so i swapped it out for my current Sandisk 128gb ssd which seemed to fix the problem for about 3 days. Now its back and not as bad as it was with my first ssd but I'm still getting the 100% usage spikes and stutter. I used the SF tool and will attach some screenshots as well. Thanks in advance. This is super frustrating since its my first custom build and was hoping for better performance. I'm on a intel i7 4790k, windows 7 home premuim 64 bit, boot disk is 128gb Sandisk ssd, and 1tb westage hdd.

Answer:Constant disk usage spikes causing lag and annoying stutter.

How much free space you have in C?

Download and run trimcheck-0.7 Index of /trimcheck, follow the directions and verify TRIM is enabled.

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Hello, on my laptop I've been having horrible lag spikes while playing any sort of game. This problem was not present about 10 months ago and i used to be able to play games very smoothly without any problems.

My Laptop is a Gateway NV52, 4 GB ram, and 320 gb hdd.

I think there has to be something in my backround processes that is eating up so much memory.

I also have a picture of one of these cpu usage spikes, i believe it is pretty bad lol.

Any help to solving this problem would be greatly appreciated, it is such a hassle to play games and just having my fps go down the drain and my laptop running so slow
 

Answer:Constant 100% CPU usage, lag spikes on laptop while playing games

Try downloading and running this tool:
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

What anti virus and anti malware programs are you running?
 

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Hello Windows 10 Forums,
I am still a newbie here and right now
I am suffering a difficulty in fixing highly disk usage (almost 100%) every time I restart my laptop!
I am using Windows 10.

Every reboot made my laptop seems slow to start-up.
However, shutdown the laptop and start it back was okay though. The disk usage will stay at 3%-11% during start-up.
Furthermore, when I am using Microsoft Visual Studio or any heavy intensive disk usage programs, my laptop will lag
I have checked the task manager and it shows 100% disk usage but my CPU was still remain at 14-18%.

Please help me!
Sorry for my bad grammar.
Thank you

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Hello Windows 10 Forums,
I am still a newbie here and right now
I am suffering a difficulty in fixing highly disk usage (almost 100%) every time I restart my laptop!
I am using Windows 10.

Every reboot made my laptop seems slow to start-up.
However, shutdown the laptop and start it back was okay though. The disk usage will stay at 3%-11% during start-up.
Furthermore, when I am using Microsoft Visual Studio or any heavy intensive disk usage programs, my laptop will lag
I have checked the task manager and it shows 100% disk usage but my CPU was still remain at 14-18%.

Please help me!
Sorry for my bad grammar.
Thank you

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okay i have tried every other thing in the internet like disabling superfetch, windows search etc. but none of it works. can some one tell me what might be the problem. the hard disk usage just stays at 100% and believe me it lags so much i just want to throw my laptop.

Answer:100% disk usage in laptop

op system?
is it backing up?
scanned for virus and malware?

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Hi,

So I bought this laptop the other day strictly for on the road work in excel/word and the like browsing and email. Nothing super intensive. It's not a great a great laptop by any stretch but it will meet my needs an it was cheap, only paid $115 for it brand new.

AMD Quad core E2 7110
4 GB Ram
500 GB HD
Windows 10

I am a gamer, so my main rig at home is a gaming rig. So my first impression of this thing was that it was sluggish, but I kind of wrote it off at being used to the speed of my desktop.

However today I finally decided it was way slower than it should be, so I dug in and found my disk usage stays at 100%, constantly and never drops. While searching I have found this seems to be an issue, but I cannot seem to find a resolution.

Here is what I have tired:

Disabled superfetch and Windows search at startup

Set my page file to custom (min ram max x2 ram)

Disabled windows tips

Unistalled/disabled ALL Antivirus, nothing is running on it atm

Uninstalled chrome and Skype (I read they can conflict)

I read a Microsoft article about a HDD driver issue, I'm not using that driver. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083595

Disabled Flash.

One drive is currently disabled.

All drivers etc up to date

If anyone has any other ideas I would love to hear them! THANKS!

Answer:100% disk usage on new laptop

Welcome to the forum. Randomly stopping things won't help you need to know what's using the disk look at task manager sort on disk usage and see what it is

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My laptop is running at about 100% disk use all the time. I've disabled uneccsesary startup items and stopped unecesary services all with no effect. Have updated and run Malwarebytes, Super Antispyware, and CCleaner all of which do not help or show viruses that I can tell. Where do I start in figuring out what is wrong? I'm a power user and run multiple programs at a time and lots of web tabs but even when I ONLY have windows live mail or any one single program open at a time it runs like this with frequent crashes. Just everything is prone to crashing and not responding. I've tried disabling Superfetch, and Background Transfer Service which by searching the web has fixed the issue for some, but I maybe get a 10 minute improvement and its back. I'm wondering if this is possibly Malware?

EVERYTHING is showing 0.1 MB/s or less. There is nothing using a lot of resources yet disk shows at 100%. CPU is about 10% and memory around 40%

Also, I'm having trouble getting programs to UNINSTALL or INSTALL -- just generic failure messages that don't track to anyone particular problem with this going on.

Disk use jumps up to 100% often when

1)I open windows explorer or perform a search in windows explorer for a file
2) I use Chrome or FireFox.

If I close these two my PC is better

My Task Manager has approx 88 background processes , 32 windows services. I was finally able to get screenshots to work well enough to create a word document but my pc function... Read more

Answer:Win 8.1 Laptop running at 100% disk usage

I was able to load the screenshot file of my task manager to my dropbox account: https://www.dropbox.com/s/665o4jul18...shot.docx?dl=0
 

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Hi I have http://support.hp.com/hk-en/document/c04739031 this touchscreen HP Pavilion laptop...Quick stats 4gb ram, 1tb harddrive, originally windows 8 but now windows 10.I've had it around about a year (probably just longer) and it has been very lightly used - maybe once a week or less, on average. It's been getting steadily slower and now it's just taking the biscuit really... I googled around a bit and found how to check the task manager, which mostly shows 98 or 99% usage, when the biggest apps are using 3-7mb of disk. The memory is always around 40-80%, just from using firefox on the internet... This morning I did some more googling and found how to stop windows search and supersearch, which means that the memory is now showing either 0% or still 99% every couple of minutes. Fragmentation is normally really low, as is storage used. I only have a select few pieces of software on here (the most 'heavy' photoshop cs2, anaconda ipython notebook, netbeans ide), other than the norm (browsers, microsoft office, netflix,etc) It struggles to run a browser and microsoft word at the same time and this is a huge (very irritating) problem as I need to do research for my lab reports as I write them... and I need several of the python notebook things open for my coursework too. Does anyone have any ideas how I can spruce up my laptop to make it run faster? Is this disk usage likely to be a physical fault (that needs fixing)? Is it worth making it do a... Read more

Answer:Laptop really slow/99% disk usage

mraynor778 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!When MS did the Win10 Upgrade, it overwrote your prior HP drivers with generic ones, and that can result in reduced performance, especially in video-intensive tasks.  One minor thing that might help a bit is checking the drivers you have installed against the ones for Win10 for your laptop on this page: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-15-ab000-Notebook-PC-series-(Touch)/7777... I have an old HP DV6 and what improved its performance under Win10 the most was replacing the hard drive with an SSD, which gave me improvement in boot speed and application launch time. SSD price are coming down all the time and you can get a 500GB SSD today for what you would have paid for a 120GB model a year ago. Other than that, there's really not much you can do as you already have 4GB of system memory and adding more will not yield any noticeable performance improvement.

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So, a few days ago my c drive got corrupted apparently, then it asked to repair a few times. The repairing happened very slowly, after which I noticed my disk usage kept spiking to 100%.
In order to fix it, I Googled a few solutions. This is what I've done to try to solve this problem:
1. Closed superfetch, windows search and disabled it.
2. Ran chkdsk.exe several times to try to fix my c drive. According to my laptop the drive's fine.
3. Tried sfc /scannow, after 15 or so hours it got stuck at 100%
4. Made a virtual memory for my c drive, double that of my RAM
My OS is Windows 8.1.
The main problem is that the hard disk usage is fine for a few minutes after I start the laptop, but then it gets stuck at 100% and things stop responding.
What do I do? Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:100% Disk Usage + Slow Laptop

Hello JohnnyZ...I notice that nobody has responded yet, so I am just checking to see if you are still interested in pursuing this topic.

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Hello everyone, I've tried to find solution to this problem for 3 months to no avail, hope you guys could shine some light.
 
Here's the situation, I've bought a MSI PE60-2QE back in September 2015, and I've noticed it is absolutely, definitely, noticeably slower than my old laptop, which should be the case considering this laptop is suppose to be a bit of a powerhorse with I7 5700HQ. Then I've managed to pinpoint the problem to disk usage. Normally whenever i open any application, it will jump all the way to 100% for a few seconds then goes back down when the application is fully open. Sometimes it will also spike to 100% disk for no particular reason. This issue has seriously hindered this laptop performance.
 
Previously I have also encountered BSOD but since my latest BIOS update directly from MSI official web this issue seems to have resolved. Now whats left is this 100% disk usage issue.
 
· OS - Windows 10· x64· Windows 8.1· OEM version (came pre-installed on system)· ~ 3 months· Age of OS installation - updated once the window update for windows 10 pop up.· CPU - i7 5700HQ· Video Card - GTX 960M
1TB HDD, no SSD· System Manufacturer - MSI· Exact model number - PE60· Laptop
 
I have done some digging around the internet, with my limited knowledge on computer, I have tried to
disable superfetch and prefetch,
disk defrag schedule,
reinstalled all my drivers,
uninstall msi dragon gaming cente... Read more

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so this all started this yesterday when my husbands laptop for no apparent reason became extremely unresponsive with serious issues opening anything. We use Norton so ran a "quick virus check" (showing nothing but some cookies) tried a full system scan & it froze & had to be shut down. We ran all the system cleanup tools in Norton (they took forever with how slow it is running ) this did not help. tried a disc cleanup & that would not work. i wanted to try to do a system restore, but every time I open settings & went to click start on the refresh, it would start to open & close right down never even giving me an option to actually start it. I wanted to run some browser based virus/malware scans but chrome & explorer would not open to allow me to get to the site. After trying most the other basics I could think of untill I eventually did the "Ctrl + Alt + Delete" to access task manager & it is showing 100% disk usage & showing minimal usage on the disk from the listed processes. the CPU, Memory & Network all looking fine after doing more research I tried some of the suggestions to resolve this issue, I disabled BITS, I tried to disable superfetch & Wsearch but was unsuccessful, it was suggested I run sfc /scannow from the administrator command prompt. It took me a while to get the administrator command prompt to open & I started sfc /scannow & it took over 12 hours to complete. with a final response of "windows resource protectio... Read more

Answer:laptop unresponsive & disk usage at 100%

Use Ctrl + Alt + Del to open Task Manager. Go to the Processes tab, click Show Processes from all users.
Look for the Process that is using the most then Right Click and Go To Services.
Here you will be able to stop the services that are using the disk.
If you go to Computer and right click on the disk - properties- How much free space is there on the disk?

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My son's HP laptop HP 2000 Notebook has been operating on Window 10. He used it to play Game. Today, I checked Task Manager. Disk Usage showed 100 % to 99% due to Antimalware Service Executable, Microsoft Window System Protection Back ground Task and Microsoft Compatiblity Telemetry.Although currently it did not make my laptop too slow, I doubt my laptop got malware.Please instruct me how to remove the virus?I'd appreciate your instructions.Truc C. Nguyen

Answer:Son's HP laptop Disk Usage Shows 100% Always

These three small freebies are a very good start as they often find what antivirus programs miss. Please run in the order given:AdwCleaner:https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...(blue "Download Now" button on right).Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwa...(blue Download button).Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.MalwareBytes:https://www.malwarebytes.org/(use the "download" button rather than the "buy" button).Install and Run the program but before running the Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds. Please copy/paste the logs on here.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I recently reset my windows 8 laptop back to its factory settings, the problem that I've Had so far is that the disk usage will be either close to or exactly 100%..I have run chkdsk on C: (nothing came up), cleared off some of the bloat ware that was preinstalled.. I haveYet to install updates but I am hoping that might fix my problem..Is there anything else that could be causing my high disk usage issue?

Answer:Windows 8 laptop High Disk Usage

You start task manager, select the performance tab, open resource monitor, select disk tab then open a cmd.exe as a admin (windows key+x+a)now you stop various suspected services and watch how the system responds in resouce monitor.for example:net.exe stop superfetch (hit enter and see if your disk usage goes down after a min or two)net.exe stop "Windows search".

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I recently reset my windows 8 laptop back to its factory settings, the problem that I've Had so far is that the disk usage will be either close to or exactly 100%..I have run chkdsk on C: (nothing came up), cleared off some of the bloat ware that was preinstalled.. I haveYet to install updates but I am hoping that might fix my problem..Is there anything else that could be causing my high disk usage issue?

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Hi,

I purchased an Asus x501a laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled at the beginning of the month. They sold me Nortons 360 which I installed. The laptop keeps freezing and if I look in the task manager the disk useage keeps reaching 100% every few seconds and lots of things aren't working properly; the internet connection keeps falling off, when using apps such as facebook it keeps freezing; internet pages are taking seconds to load instead of miliseconds. I can't believe this should be happening to a brand new laptop. Before I take it back I want to check whether it is actually a windows 8 problem (I suspect it is) as it uploaded 46 or more new updates to Windows 8 when I switched it on and these could potentially mean something else on the ASUS kit is outdated.

Any help you can provide is much appreciated. Please note that it is not a touch screen laptop (why would I buy one of those windows when I can successfully use my ipad and phone for this). The reason I bought a laptop is that I don't want touchscreen and just want an old fashioned computer to do use for work/other simple tasks. I will keep my ipad for social media use etc as the facebook app on windows 8 is designed for a touchscreen which I don't have! Maybe I should have bought something with Windows 7 on it??

Thanks
Kate

Answer:Brand New ASUS laptop 100% disk usage

You say you installed Norton on it, it may be nothing but try uninstalling that and see if the problem still exists

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I desperately serious problem - 100% disk usage new lenove laptop windows 8.1 64 bit
its something likr that(i found this in google) :
http://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg...t_to_webp=true
(not allways on 100% ...)
And that part of it has been tried:
1-new drivers
2- install windows again
3- clean boot
4- live tile off
5-windows search service (disable upon startup via 1.Run 2.type msconfig, 3.uncheck it in services tab)
6- remove anti virus
7-7-The virtual memory is set to 4000mb initial size and 8000mb maximum size

please if someone can helpp

Edit: photo from my RM :

Answer:I desperately serious problem - 100% disk usage laptop win

Bit OS what do you use? 64 Bit? Do not be surprised, I also like that and the result is still the same, better re-install it mas because when using Windows 7 x64 in a minimal specification, examples 2GB RAM without VGA it only makes Windows more weight.

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Hi,
I am asking for help on my daughter's behalf...She has an Asus K55 laptop she bought Jan, 2013. Within the last couple days it has been freezing up. I don't think I could even download or run the TSG SysInfo utility! I can barely get it to go to run any Windows programs like task manager or My Computer. I don't know what the problem is, if it's hardware or software, but I'm starting here.

It's an Asus K55 Laptop running Windows 8 64B. Looking at the box:
CPU A8 4500M
HDD 500 G 5400R SATA
RAM DDR 1600 4G (I think they added 2 more at the store)

I am an upper Beginner in terms of my knowledge! Can anyone help me?
Thanks!
Angela
 

Answer:Asus Laptop freezing, 100% Disk usage

It sounds as if you might have a virus.

Are you unable to use the laptop to further diagnose the issue?
If so do you have the operating system installation software?

If you bought your system at a local store and you still have warranty the easiest option may be to take it to them. (if they will get it running for free)
 

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Yesterday my laptop running windows 10 started freezing randomly. Everything seems to be normal when suddenly computer doesn't react any more for few minutes, then works perfectly well again. It's quite hard to find the cause. Only thing I have noticed that when it freezes, disk usage is very high. Could this be my cramped desktop (basically no space left) ? I haven't installed or downloaded any torrents lately. This week my laptop was mainly used for heavy browsing and projecting continuosly for hours, some powerpoint and audiocity usage. Also my windows partition is low on space (20GB left). Help ? Any ideas ?

Answer:Cause of sudden laptop slowdown?? (100% disk usage) W10

Damonator98! What a name
On to the problem. You're not alone, even I had this issue and still do from time to time, but it doesn't last as long as it used to..
Try the solutions provided here: How to fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10 - Microsoft Community
And afterwards if needed: 4 Tips to Fix 100% Disk Usage & Improve Windows Performance
Keep us updated on your progress, kay? :)

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3554 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 688199 MB, Free - 607188 MB; D: Total - 25963 MB, Free - 3091 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1849
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus 2014, Updated and Enabled
Click to expand...
Hi guys,

I recently used your Malware Removal section of the forums to clean off a friend's laptop from a few issues. I've found that even after cleaning the system completely, getting startup entries culled, and uninstalling some bloatware, the system is still running very sluggish. The task manager is showing a constant 100% disk usage and the main culprit seems to be "System." She does have indexing turned on, but I wouldn't think that would cause it to be running 100% disk usage even at idle.

I have done a disk defrag using Defraggler, but it wasn't too fragmented to start with, so not much changed after that operation.

Any suggestions on getting this under control? I feel like the disk usage is the main cause to the laptop running slowly.

Thanks!
Edit: I've attached a screenshot for y'all to see.
 

Answer:High Disk Usage, Very sluggish laptop

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Hi Team,
I have recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 13 5378 2-in-1 model laptop running with Microsoft Windows 10 Home OS and from the moment it has been started, I have been observing extremely slow performance issue being caused by 100% disk usage showing in "Task Manager".
There isn't anything being installed on the system yet, and still its taking ages to open any utility window (task manager, system properties etc.) with really poor performance. I am continuously observing 100% Disk usage without even running anything. This doesn't seems to be an healthy scenario.
I am already done through diagnostics test rub and clean boot, however nothing has helped me.Kindly assist as this laptop is completely unusable for me.

Thanks,Saurabh

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Hi,
I've had my laptop for about a year now and hardly ever use it. I've installed Google Chrome, CCleaner, AVG on it and that's about it.
Startup takes just over a minute. It's fairly loud (not something i'd expect from a fairly new laptop), I've factory reset it twice, yet disk usage on start-up is always 100% but the programs don't actually appear to be using much MB/s in the task manager window. CPU and Memory are okay and don't use much, but disk usage is a big problem. The disk usage does go down to 0-5% within a few minutes of startup but then once i start opening up programs like Chrome, the disk usage goes back up again and becomes sluggish. 
I came across an article on "drivereasy.co.uk" and did everything the article said like: Disable Windows Search, Disable Superfetch service, reset virtual memory, disable antivirus software and windows defender, change the settings in google chrome and skype. 
Nothing has worked. 
I've also used Seagate Seatools to test the HDD and it has passed every test. 
Perhaps this is normal, but I don't think it is because my older Dell Vostro 270 desktop computer works absolutely fine, and can have several programs open at once and disk usage never gets above 20%. Also worth mentioning the Desktop has lower specs than the Laptop. 
Any help appreciated. 

Answer:Inspiron 15 5559 Laptop - 100% disk usage on startup

The only thing I can suggest is AVG is causing HD to spike. I use Malwarebytes and it has very little or no impact on disk usage.

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My Dell laptop has been operating on Window 10. In recent days, each time I turn on the laptop, Disk Usage showed 99% about 10 minutes then back down to level below 20%I killed many start up process. However, when I started up my laptop, Disk Usage was around 95% to 100% with processes in turn Microsoft Compatibility, Antimalware Service Executable, Window Modules Installer Worker, then they winded down and later System, Service Host Network Service,...were up so that and Disk Usage had stayed around 80% to 100% And I did full scan Window Defender with result no threat but Disk Usage had stayed around 80% to 100%Although currently it did not make my laptop too slow, I doubt my laptop got virus or malware.Please instruct me how to remove the virus?I'd appreciate your instructions.Best Regards,Truc C. Nguyen

Answer:Disk Usage shows 99% for 10 min each time I boot laptop

I've sent a message to Johnw. It obviously depends on whether he is available, so watch this space.DerekAlways pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I bought a x360 pavilion awhile ago, and I even spent extra money to get more ram (6GB)It was pretty fast when I first got it, but now it's super slow. I just use it for writing word documents and internet browsing.The disk usage is always 100%, even when it it just sitting there with nothing open.I've tried all kinds of things to fix this, like defragging, updating all dirvers, etc...Nothing has worked. I'm wondering if someone here can help me get this resolved, as it slows my productivity. Details:Model: 13t-u000P/N: T5M33AV Thank you for your time.

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

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

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

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

Is there anything I haven't tried?

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

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

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Recently my HP laptop (64-bit Windows 10) has started running slow, with frequent freezes.
I've scanned it with 360 Total Security, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, AdwCleaner, CCleaner, and a few others but I'm not getting any threats detected. I've tried some system scans (like SFC) but the process will get so far and just hang - this also happened with Spybot S&D.
I'm regularly having to reboot the laptop to download or run what I need before the system grinds to a crawl. Task Manager confirms that some process is hogging the disk at 100%, but it's not obvious what it is as it cycles through a number of processes when I order it by the disk column.
I sometimes get the error message: "Microsoft Windows. The application is not responding. The programme may respond again if you wait. Options: END PROCESS or CANCEL." On one occasion when I selected end process it actually stopped the mystery process but it returned as soon as I rebooted.
Note that I have also restarted in Safe Mode (with networking) but it was still as slow.
Looking for any help or suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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I desperately serious problem - 100% disk usage new lenovo edge 540 laptop windows 8.1 64 bitits something likr that(i found this in google) :http://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-ed050f6b9e84f77ac7...(not allways on 100% ...)And that part of it has been tried:1-new drivers2- install windows again3- clean boot 4- live tile off5-windows search service (disable upon startup via 1.Run 2.type msconfig, 3.uncheck it in services tab)6- remove anti virus7-The virtual memory is set to 4000mb initial size and 8000mb maximum sizeplease if someone can helpp

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It's an Acer Aspire E5-572G. Just got it one week ago.
These are the specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3987 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 840M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 468077 MB, Free - 420918 MB; D: Total - 468077 MB, Free - 467341 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, EA50_HWS
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
Playing Lol in normal settings either has me dropping connection and frames either once every hour or once every minute, download ETAs can vary between seconds and days. Browsing the web gets slow after opening a few tabs.
Ran a speedtest check:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3897653931

(Testing a different PC on the same connection gives me an 85 Mbps Download speed)
Some pictures of the task manager I took while performing mundane tasks:
http://i.imgur.com/BclTXF0.png?1 http://i.imgur.com/LK419Iw.png?1 http://i.imgur.com/cnnKm3r.png?1
Disk usage goes up to 100% and back down to 0 even when I'm barely running any programs, here is the performance tab after doing nothing for a minute:
http://i.imgur.com/SH9eQwo.png?1
As I said, the laptop is new. I haven't done anything out of the ordinary (Removed some bloatware). I only started noticing there was something wrong with the laptop a few days after buying it (Though I hadn't exactly been paying much attention). My first couple intense gaming sessions presen... Read more

Answer:Help me identify what is wrong with my new laptop (Slow internet, Disk usage 100%)

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My laptop is running slow. everything in task manager i.e. ram usage, processor usage are fine. but the hard disk usage i think is very high. Please look for attached pic.

Is it problem with hardware or any software related?

plz help me. should i change my hard disk.

Answer:Very high disk usage keeps laptop slow in normal operations also.

Look at the Task Manager Resource Monitor to see if you can tell what Processes are causing high disk activity.
Resource Monitor is a button the the Task Manager / Performance tab.

Here's an example of the window I'm talking about:

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Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to start the thread, but I didn't know where else I should post it, so.

My laptop has become extremely slow during booting and regular use. I can easily get a cup of coffee across the street during booting time and by the time I come back, my laptop might still not be ready...

The booting itself is not the problem; the login screen shows up in about 40 seconds (in comparison to everything else, this is really fast). After logging in, actually, it takes almost 10 minutes before I can normally use the laptop. I tried opening programs earlier than the 10-min wait, but the laptop simply doesn't respond or opens the program 2 mins later (which immediately says 'doesn't respond').

Some specs:
Dell Inspiron 15 N5050
bought July 2012 (Windows 7), upgraded to Windows 10 in 2015
Processor: Intel (R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60 GHz
RAM: 3 GB
Hard Disk: 320 GB
64-bit Operating System

I ranAdwCleaner which had no result. I have AVG Free 2017 installed as AntiVirus program and ZoneAlarm as Firewall. I also ran Malwarebytes and the Sophos Virus Removal Tool; No threats were found.

Maybe the laptop is just getting old and I simply need to buy a new one? I hope someone can help me get the old thing back on track again, 'cause it still looks decent and other than the speed/performance issue, it always has worked fine!

Thanks in advance.
Jissie14

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Hello,
First post. I found a post that had similar problems to my own but it was very old. I did notice the poster was asked to download "mini tool box" and check four lists--I did this and will include with post. The Problem computer is HP Pavillion g6. Thank you,
thom
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 21-07-2014
Ran by Thomas (administrator) on 29-09-2014 at 13:55:26
Running from "C:\Users\Thomas\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\0088V89E"
Microsoft Windows 8.1  (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (09/29/2014 00:52:54 PM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: HPPU.exe, version: 1.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x50079e34
Faulting module name: d2d1.dll, version: 6.3.9600.16473, time stamp: 0x528d9db8
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0022b268
Faulting process id: 0x68c
Faulting application start time: 0xHPPU.exe0
Faulting application path: HPPU.exe1
Faulting module path: HPPU.exe2
Report Id: HPPU.exe3
Faulting package full name: HPPU.exe4
Faulting package-relative application ID: HPPU.exe5
Error: (09/29/2014 00:50:25 PM) (Source: Application Hang) (User: )
Description: The program IEXPLORE.EXE version 11.0.9600.17278 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the probl... Read more

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I have a brand new laptop (2 weeks old) that randomly freezes for as long as a minute in which nothing works. I have 8gb of ram and a 4th gen Intel processor so I can't imagine why this would happen. At first I was afraid of malware/spyware and was helped out on another forum in which it was determined my machine should be clean. They have directed me here now. The computer is virtually empty. I haven't transferred any of my old files from my previous pc over. 
 
The freezing happens randomly, generally while online. Chrome will indicate that it's waiting for the cache.It is not however specific to Chrome, happens with firefox and IE too. Sometimes I will be in Microsoft Word and it will freeze. We did hard disk checks and everything showed fine. 
 
Any help you can offer is appreciated. Thanks so much in advance!

Answer:Brand New Laptop Randomly Freezes Task Manager Shows Disk Usage At 100%

That sounds very much like a heat problem.
Are all of the vents clear so that airflow isn't obstructed in any way? Can you hear the fan running when you turn the computer on?
Try installing this one and post the results
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/speccy/
Keep us posted

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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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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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After a lot of browsing; I have found that a common issue for getting a high CPU Usage even when the computer isn't undertaking any strenuous work is because of the Automatic Update. A lot of people suggested to disable it, and thus, I did. My Computer was fixed for a bit, my CPU Usage returned to normal and I was able to go about my general tasks. After 30-45 minutes, the high CPU usage returned, and thus, I turned to a friend of mine who's relatively good with computers - he advised me to run an Malwarebytes full scan, in which I did - I fixed all the infected files, and the computer seems to be running fine at the moment. He also told me to do a HiJackThis log after the full scan to make sure everything is alright - he's yet to reply to me - so I was wondering if you guys could give me any information on preventing this happening again; I'll post my HJT and let me know if you see anything out of the ordinary! Thanks heaps guys Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:52:54 AM, on 17/05/2011Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkNGUI.exeC:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\OSD\RtVOsd.exeC:\... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage at constant 98-100%

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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For the past couple of days, my idle CPU usage is at a constant 20%+. I open up Task manager, and see that Sidebar.exe is using the most cpu usage, so I close it. Doesn't work... I do that, until there are no more processes that I can actually close. Still yet, there's CPU usage at 20%+. Core 2 is showing loads of 50%+. Any ideas? It's about to make me go insane. I have done the normal scans, and found nothing.

Answer:Constant CPU Usage... 20%+

I'd throw up a hyjackthis log. It'll show whats running too.

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Hello,

I thought I might have malware, but I didn't and was referred here from the Malware Removal Forum (http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=262752)

Problem
My CPU seems to be working really hard, sitting at 23-25% when I have no programs open and I'm not doing anything, and it jumps to 30-50% when I simply open Google Chrome. The air from the fan feels quite hot and stays that way, even when using "balanced" or "power saver" power plans.

I am not exactly sure when this started, I'm thinking in the past couple of weeks. I just sort of noticed the fan being hot, and I keep Windows Task Manager minimized to the tray at all times, and I noticed it was/is steadily glowing a more brightly than usual. I started looking at my processes, but nothing appeared out of the ordinary.

When I'm not doing anything, I see that dropbox.exe is using the "most" memory at 45MB, which is about the same on all my computers that run it, so that seems normal. When I end its process, there's negligible difference in the CPU percentage.

Other than this, my computer seems to be running normally. I can open all programs I typically use, and can browse the internet as usual. The computer does not even take a long time to startup or login. I guess this doesn't really sound like a "problem", but I know this is new, different behavior for my machine and it began quite recently.

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Answer:Constant CPU usage 25-50%

Look near the bottom of the list of processes in task Manager and see what NT Kernal & System is using.

Does Dropbox.exe launch on startup?

From my experience that 23-25% on startup with no apps launched seems high. I've seen programs that grab CPU cycles and don't let go, so you might start by running msconfig from the run line and select the startup tab and see what you're set up to run on boot.

One at a time set them to not launch at startup and see if you get that number down a bit. As an example, I'm running 2 browsers now, an idle bit torrent client and my CPU is running 3-5%.
 

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Hello there, I am new to this forums and was unsure of what category this classified as, so please forgive me if I am doing something wrong

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with an AMD Sempron 145 at 2.80GHZ. I built my PC back in 2013, and was on a limited budget, so I had to choose wisely, hence the low end CPU.

I have had this problem for a few weeks now. My computer CPU usage (even if I'm not doing anything) will just stay at 100%. When I boot up my PC, it will spike up and down but then spike up to 100% and just stay there.

It is locking up and crashing quite reguarly. I upgraded the RAM from 2 gig to 8 gig and my PSU in hope this would make a difference but it hasn't.

This is a clean install of Windows 7. The only programs I have installed are the following: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, CPU Thermoeter, and my Nvidia driver.

I am in despair at the moment, and I am considering just building a new PC. Any help will be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Alex

Answer:Constant 100% CPU Usage

Hi, Welcome to SF

Try:
press ctrl+alt+delete
click "start task manager"
go to the processes tab
click "show processes from all users" (on the bottom)
click the top of the CPU column to sort by what processes are using the most CPU
google what that process is and/or post it here

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My computer has recently been alot slower than normal, it is loading things extremely slow, and programs often chrash, even though its a beefy pc. I figured out that my ram was the problem. The ram usage can sometimes hit 100% even though i've closed almost all processes in the taskmanager and only chrome is open. If i restart my computer, my ram usage is around 50% but increases to 90% in less than 30 minutes. I have really no idea what to do, since i have 8GB ram installed;( Can anyone help me? I know that chrome often uses alot of ram, but i've tried completely shutting down all chrome processes, and i didn't work.

Answer:Constant 90% Ram usage

Open Resource Monitor and switch to the Memory tab, sort by Working set, expand the list a bit but make sure the chart below is visible. Take a screenshot and post here please.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hello there, I am new to this forums and was unsure of what category this classified as, so please forgive me if I am doing something wrong

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with an AMD Sempron 145 at 2.80GHZ. I built my PC back in 2013, and was on a limited budget, so I had to choose wisely, hence the low end CPU.

I have had this problem for a few weeks now. My computer CPU usage (even if I'm not doing anything) will just stay at 100%. When I boot up my PC, it will spike up and down but then spike up to 100% and just stay there.

It is locking up and crashing quite reguarly. I upgraded the RAM from 2 gig to 8 gig and my PSU in hope this would make a difference but it hasn't.

This is a clean install of Windows 7. The only programs I have installed are the following: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, CPU Thermoeter, and my Nvidia driver.

I am in despair at the moment, and I am considering just building a new PC. Any help will be appreciated.

Many thanks,
Alex

Answer:Constant 100% CPU Usage

Hi, Welcome to SF

Try:
press ctrl+alt+delete
click "start task manager"
go to the processes tab
click "show processes from all users" (on the bottom)
click the top of the CPU column to sort by what processes are using the most CPU
google what that process is and/or post it here

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Question: Constant HD usage.

This is driving me nuts. The hard drive is constantly being accessed. In task manager I get usage from,
services.exe
zlclient.exe
taskmgr.exe
explorer.exe
ycommon.exe
vsmon.exe
system idle process at 98%
There are 70 processes from all users.
Is this normal or what?
I'm very diligent about running Ad-ware and Spybot at least twice a week. I have Avast antivirus and Zonealarm firewall and Windows defender running. I defrag once per week.
Windows XP professional, 250 g hard drive, 2g memory.
 

Answer:Constant HD usage.

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I don't beleive this is a virus or malware type issue, I am going to try a ystem restore, but I found this link also and I was wondering if anyone here can validate that it is a likley cause...

http://m1.2mdn.net/1509625/Sun_Tryn...w.geek.com/forums/topic/cpu-100-usage-problem
The Ram is also constant and looks near my max, I know I don't have much RAM but this is not the issue as it worked fine before...unless there is a hardware failure starting to creep up.
Thanks
 

Answer:CPU usage constant 100%

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:50:52, on 28-01-2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Programmer\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe
C:\Programmer\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe
C:\Programmer\Launch Manager\OSD.exe
C:\Programmer\Launch Manager\Wbutton.exe
C:\Programmer\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Programmer\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programmer\F?lles filer\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Programmer\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programmer\F?lles filer\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Programmer\F?lles filer\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\Programmer\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Programmer\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Programmer\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Filer\HiJackThis.exe
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Answer:Almost constant 100% cpu usage

Hi boffeeen and welcome to TSF.

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I dont know what it is... But my CPU Usage is constantly at 100%... It makes it very agrivating to run VC++ or Adobe PS.. On a 2.53 ghz p4.. it makes no sense for it to take more than 3 seconds for a drop-down menu to appear after you click it..
I'm asuming its because of my CPU usage..
I've eliminated all possible processes and running applications, but it still remains at 100%..

Any ideas? Maybe spyware?
 

Answer:Constant cpu usage of 100%?!?!

do you have kazzaa? several pictures ar small programs and movie files have things that will do that to uyour comp.and the bad thing is,v-scan usualy wont pick them up,though id advise going here http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

and running one anyway. once you find and delete the file causing it,it should stop.hope the v-scan helps,but with your comp,it may take a looooong time to finish.and download hijack this and open it,click scan,and then save log and paste the log up in here,so people can look at it and assess better what the prob is.hope this helps ya
 

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I went to use my PC the other day and was running painfully slow. Checked the processes and saw CPU usage was at 100% but could not see where it was being used. I even expanded the list to show Microsoft processes. There is about 50% CPU usage missing from the list when it is pegged. I tried running in safe mode and still the same. Checked the physical memory and it checks out. Tried running anti-virus and malwarebytes and they picked up on nothing. I then backed up my data to an external drive and reloaded the PC back to factory image. It is still not any better. I left the external drive seperate so if any data was corrupt with a bug it would not affect the fresh load. CPU usage is still pegged with no indications of what is causing it. I even went into msconfig and dropped half of the list of bootup processes and still no joy. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!

Scott

Answer:CPU Usage at 75% to 100% constant

Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspxUnzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.Attach the file to your next reply.

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Hello,

I'm not certain that I have any malware, but I have followed the steps and procedures in the guide. I am attaching:

RK Report
Malwarebytes Log
Hitman Log
MGTools Zip Fille

My CPU seems to be working really hard, sitting at 23-25% when I have no programs open and I'm not doing anything, and it jumps to 30-50% when I simply open Google Chrome. The air from the fan feels quite hot and stays that way, even when using "balanced" or "power saver" power plans.

I am not exactly sure when this started, I'm thinking in the past couple of weeks. I just sort of noticed the fan being hot, started looking at my processes, but noting appeared out of the ordinary.

When I'm not doing anything, I see that dropbox.exe is using the "most" memory at 45MB, which is about the same on all my computers that run it, so that seems normal. When I end the process, there's negligible difference in the CPU percentage.

Other than this, my computer seems to be running normally. I can open all programs I typically use, and can browse the internet as usual. The computer does not even take a long time to startup or login.

I am running an Asus K52Jc Series Notebook, not quite 2 years old, here are it's specs:
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Intel Core i5 CPU
8GB RAM
500GB Hard drive

Thank you in advance for taking a look for me.
-Billy
 

Answer:Constant CPU usage 25-50%

I am not finding any malware in your logs. I suggest you pursue this in the software forum.

Since you are not having any malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase them, they provide no real time protection. They do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.We recommend them for doing backup scans when you suspect a malware infection.
Go back to step 6 of the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
If we had you download any registry patches like fixme.reg or fixWLK.reg (or any others), you can delete these files now.
If running Vista, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis.
Goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
If you are running Win 7, Vista, Windows XP or Windows ME, do the below:
Refer to the cleaning procedures pointed to by step 7 of the READ ME
for your Window version and see the instructions to Disable S... Read more

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For the last day and a half my comp has been at a constant 50% usage rate (at least) and the hard drive is constantly being accessed even while in idle not doing anything. I've run virus scans and spyware scans and both turned out clean. I've also eliminated processes one by one, and it still does the same. Because of this the sound is also real choppy while playing music. Anybody know anything about this kinda behavior?
 

Answer:CPU constant 50% usage?

Well first off, did you open Task Manager and look at the CPU column? If you click the column header a couple times, it will sort the list of processes by most cpu usage. Then you can see which process is using the most.

Next click the Performance tab. In the "Physical Memory" box at the bottom, what is the value of "Total"? And in the Commit Charge" box, what is the value of "Total"?

Next you might want to post a Hijackthis log as an attachment.

Let us know what you find.
 

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Wont do search or open windows explorer and goes straight to 100% usage on CPU and stays there making it useless. Tried updating spybot and norton 2005 but there is still something there severely stuffing me up. some running processes I wasn't sure about were WinAdTools.exe
lstsvc.exe
yjbiclfi.exe

If anyone can give me an idea as to what to look for so as I can eradicate this problem I would be much grateful.

Thanx. in advance guys.

Answer:constant 100% CPU usage

You must find the process which is using all of your resources.

Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the task manager.

Under the processes tab, find the busy process.

You can end the process now. But if it is unfamiliar to you, search your computer for its name to discover the application to which it is associated.

Regards
Jernel

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Hi,I recently bought a HP Mini 110-3110 (N455, 250GB HDD, 1GB RAM) which is running Windows 7 Starter. The computer was loaded with programs I did not need/want so after removing them I have managed to get the number of processes running down to 40 (which still seems a lot compared to the 28 on my desktop): it was running 83. However, the amount of RAM being used is still 50%+ (at the minute with only this open it is at 591MB or 58%).I am regrettably not as computer savvy as I possibly should be so I am not sure what is going on, although I am pretty sure it should not be using that much memory when doing so little. CPU usage is fairly low but erratic: ~10-40%, mainly due to Google Chrome from what I see in Task Manger. I have attached a HijackThis log: although it did mention that the program could not access host files.EDIT: I removed HJT log, no evidence of malware issue...problems seems to be resolved ~ Hamluis.If anyone could give me a few pointers I would appreciate it. ThanksP.S. I hope this is in the right forum section.

Answer:constant 50%+ RAM usage

Are you having any problems with the computer? If not, don't worry about how much ram is being utilized... The more ram being used, the more efficiently the system is managing the memory.

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Hi Everyone

I thought it time to be smart about solving my computer issue and register at this forum and seek some help.

I have a Dell Dimension desktop Pentium 4 Processor at 2.8gh with 3 GB of Ram.
The computer is running windows XP Home edition 2002 with SP3

I had been noticing that the computer has been running slower and slower over the past few months and when ever I was hooked up to it remotely through Logmein it seemed to take forever to come out of screen saver mode etc.
I opened up windows task manager and noticed that with no applications running that my cpu usage was constantly fluctuating from a low of 4% to a high of 85%.

within the task manager "processes" window the cpu usage was constantly in and out of the following.

AGENT.exe
ISUPSM.exe
TMBMSRV.exe
MCCITRAYAPP.exe
There were occasional blips of other processes

I did a search on these files and was led to a tech forum site (not this one)and I read a post about running a "hijack this" scan which I did.
The info that this scan provided is well beyond my abilities to understand.
Is there anyone who could help me with this issue?

All I ended up doing by attempting a suggested fix is making matters worse as now everytime the computer starts it gets stuck on trying to install a Photo Gallery" program that I don't ever remember installing and have no disk for and for me to be able to get the computer to finish "starting" is using Windows Task Manage... Read more

Answer:Constant CPU Usage flucuation

Go Control panel and click on Add&remove. Remove any progs you don't want. Then
download Ccleaner. Run it twice. After the 1st time run Diskclean followed by Defrag . Then Ccleaner.
If you copy n paste your Hijack results onto here someone will tell you what the probs is.

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For starters, I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit. 6 ggs of ram, intel i3 3ghz, nvidia 8800 gt video card.

Okay, basically the short of it is, for whatever reason, my computers using a constant 1.5-2 gigs of memory.

Now, I know Windows itself uses a good deal...but up until, oh, 2-3 days ago, it never seemed to factor that into the mix. Starting about those 2-3 days ago, now my task manager shows a constant 25-30% memory usage. Even in safe mode, there's a constant 1.25g being used, and the things that show up under the resource monitor don't account for most of it.

Needless to say, considering this is a new development, it has me concerned, mostly cause I don't know why it's doing it.

I've already done all the various scans, be they virus, spyware, etc. Did them while running windows, did them in safe mode, even got a clean boot disk from a friend and scanned it via that. To no avail...

Needless to say, I can post more information if necessary.

Answer:Constant 1.5-2g memory usage.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Tayron


For starters, I'm running Windows 7, 64 bit. 6 ggs of ram, intel i3 3ghz, nvidia 8800 gt video card.

Okay, basically the short of it is, for whatever reason, my computers using a constant 1.5-2 gigs of memory.

Now, I know Windows itself uses a good deal...but up until, oh, 2-3 days ago, it never seemed to factor that into the mix. Starting about those 2-3 days ago, now my task manager shows a constant 25-30% memory usage. Even in safe mode, there's a constant 1.25g being used, and the things that show up under the resource monitor don't account for most of it.

Needless to say, considering this is a new development, it has me concerned, mostly cause I don't know why it's doing it.

I've already done all the various scans, be they virus, spyware, etc. Did them while running windows, did them in safe mode, even got a clean boot disk from a friend and scanned it via that. To no avail...

Needless to say, I can post more information if necessary.


Any chance you can upload a screen shot of task manager performance tab sort by memory?

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Sorry not exactly sure if this should be posted in Operating Systems or Hardware or another forum so all you moderators out there might need to move this.

Well anyway I'll get to the point. My processor is constantly on 98%-100% usage even when Idle. I could understand if I was playing a game or had lots of things open but I don't. It would be alright but the laptop keeps turning itself off if it's been on for longer than about 2 or 3 hours.

Instead of giving you all alot of useless info just tell me what I need to post for you to know why this might be happening.

Thanks in advance, Lee.
 

Answer:Solved: Constant 100% CPU Usage

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Hi all,I recently acquired an Aspire one 725. I am beginning to notice some problems, like the cpu usage is always 90-100%. I have done some googling and tried terminating cpu-demanding processes, however either it doesnt work or it will state that access denied.This problem is making my laptop constantly slow and is beginning to drive me nuts.Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Aspire one 725 -Constant cpu usage

What specific process(s) seems to be consuming the most CPU resources in Task Manager? Jack E/NJ

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Firstly, thanks to anyone willing to take a look.

Onto the problem.
I recently clean installed a copy of Win 7 Ultimate onto a SSD.
Now, the problem is that the Physical Memory being used is always high for some reason.
For the first few seconds after start up, the usage is usually around the low teens. Then afterwards, it would spike up to 80% usage, staying at that rate for a good minute after which time, it would drop down to a steady 46-56% usage for the duration of however long I use my PC.

It's a clean install and I haven't done anything with the install yet except install a few portable applications. And this is what boggles me. Shouldn't clean installs not use that much Physical Memory, probably at most use maybe in the low teens?

Thanks again for any help anyone is able to give!

Answer:Constant Physical Mem. usage. Never goes down.

Ah forgot, here's a pretty picture of what I meant if it helps any.

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Task Manager, with nothing open on the taskbar, constantly reports my processor usage at 4 to 6%, Is this normal when I have nothing open?
Windows XP Home v5.01.2600 SP1 | Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1 | eMachines T2042 | 2GHz Intel Celeron Processor | 512MB RAM | 40GB Hard Drive | Intel 3D AGP Graphics | 10/100Mbps Ethernet (3mbps) | CD-RW 40x Write | DVD 16x Play | Free AVG Antivirus | Free Kerio Firewall
 

Answer:Constant Processor Usage

Yes
 

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Hi,
So i have a program that measures bandwidth and its reporting that i am downloading at full speed (1.2 mb/s ) all the time, and i think its accurate as my internet feels really slow. I double checked i wasn't downloading anything, and that all of the updates were on idle, but there is still traffic. What should i do?

Also, i noticed a ridiculous drop from 250 GB to 217 GB of free space.
Thanks,
Alex.

Edit: The free space drop is gone, its showing 250 GB but the bandwidth is still a problem

Answer:Constant bandwidth usage

Do you run any P2P software like Kaza, Bearshare, etc? Do you have a Torrent client installed?

Any of these can use a lot of network bandwidth,m even when you are not actively using them.

How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

Advanced startup options - XP
Advanced startup options - Vista
Advanced startup options - Windows 7

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7

Click on Start then Run, type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.

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Hello, for the last 2-3 weeks i have noticed that ntoskrnl.exe uses constantly 12%-16% CPU.http://i.imgur.com/KYahr3E.png
I don't think that it should "behave" like that.
I have tried a lot of things such as:
sfc /scannow
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
sfc /scannow CMD:

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.

Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired

them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For

example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not

supported in offline servicing scenarios.DISM.exe CMD:

C:\Windows\system32>DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

Version: 6.3.9600.17031

Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031

[==========================100.0%==========================]

The component store is repairable.

The operation completed successfully.

C:\Windows\system32>DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

Version: 6.3.9600.17031

Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031

[==========================100.0%==========================]

Error: 0x800f0906

The source files could not be downloaded.

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Answer:ntoskrnl.exe Constant CPU Usage

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.

 
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Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark only the following checkboxes:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Hey Guys,
I'm going insane over here. I initially noticed today that my PC fan was running like there was a load on the CPU. After looking at the task manager, I found out the CPU had a very constant usage of about 40% when everything was closed and the cursor had that little circle by it the entire time like it was waiting for a process. I went into processes and closed just about everything I could possibly close and it was still a constant 30-40% on all 4 cores (I have a Phenom II X4 965). First thing I tried was a restart and that works for about 5-10 minutes. After that, something starts up and the 30-40% CPU utilization comes back. I scan for viruses and malware with Security Essentials and Malwarebytes (only two programs I use) and they both find nothing.

So I started doing tons of google-foo on just about every process I can find on the top of the usage charts/resource monitor. I find a forum suggesting it was Security Essentials so I uninstalled it, nothing. Forum suggesting it was Windows Defender so I disabled it, nothing. I found forums suggesting to do this and that with no avail. I did a system restore to a point a few days back and it still happens. I checked the memory and the hard disk for errors and both passed. I literally cannot figure out how to solve this beyond just doing a format and reinstall, which I don't want to do if possible. I have quite a bit of stuff on this computer that I'd like not to have to lose or move around.

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Answer:Constant CPU Usage - Have tried so many things

Scan with Malwarebytes
Run a full antivirus scan. Although you said that you did this. Update and try it again
Scan with Eset online. This is really a good one finds a lot.
Then when in task manager, be sure that the box that says show for all users is checked in lower left.
If that does not help try a clean boot
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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So some weeks ago my friend's computer started freezing after i checked i realized his CPU usage had constant peaks (around 90-100%). I scaned for a virus but i found nothing. Apparently this happens from times to times, maybe one day it works OK and the next day he can't even turn it on (It also freezes on startup). I installed Ubuntu so he could still use his computer while i tyried to fix the windows partition ( it only happens on windows).


Quote:




Rootkits that alter critical/legit Windows files are becoming more commonplace. To facilitate a more rapid cleaning of your system, also tell us whether or not you have/have access to a Windows Install disc, or a Boot CD




We do not have acces to a Windows install disc or a Boot CD.

Here's the log:
If i did anything wrong please tell me and i'll re do it.

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Usuario at 14:47:13,65 on 07/04/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.54.3082.18.1790.1151 [GMT -3:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
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Answer:CPU usage has constant peaks

Hello Wurmple,

I'm not seeing any malware here. When the cpu jumps to 90 - 100% use, what process seems to be taking up most of the cpu?

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CPU usage constant at 50% - all checks with AVG, Asquared, Ad-aware, Spybot, Spywareblaster, WINDefender all negative. CPU usage not attributable in task manager. Won't shutdown/restart with power off. Updated all drivers. WinXP home with SP3 and all updates correct as per Belarc advisor. Intel Core2 [email protected], 3gb memory. Removed/replaced all memory sticks, removed/replaced all video and PCI cards. Only error in device manager was USB audio device associated with terratec cynergy hybrid usb stick which now removed. PC wizard 2008 show no problems. Hijackthis log attached
 

Answer:CPU usage constant, won't shutdown

Hi
i would suggest 2 things to start...

start>run>
type this: sfc /scannow (this will check the file system, if errors are found will replace with original, most likely will require xp cd)

if the above does not help try Registry Mechanic

cheers

PS: have you tried running the system in "diagnostic startup" ... start>run>msconfig
 

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I find that my CPU usage is high nearly all the time. I'm not sure the root cause but I have tired disabling as many non essentials. I have been through the "slow pc/browser" section and it hasn't seemed to have helped.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Jay at 11:48:15 on 2012-12-19
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1187 [GMT 7:00]
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AV: COMODO Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {043803A5-4F86-4ef7-AFC5-F6E02A79969B}
AV: Emsisoft Anti-Malware *Enabled/Updated* {0F8591BB-342B-4493-91C3-4E948ED21255}
FW: COMODO Firewall *Enabled*
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Program Files\Common Files\Comodo\launcher_service.exe
C:\Program Files\Zentimo\ZentimoService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
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Answer:Constant High CPU usage XP SP3

Greetings Jayman007 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 ... Read more

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:28:57 PM, on 3/21/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketDock\RocketDock.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\Ctxfihlp.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\CTXFISPI.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = R0 - HKLM\Software\Micr... Read more

Answer:Hijack this Log: constant 100% CPU usage

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

Windows 8.1 64-bit
ASRock H77M
Intel I5-3470
GeForce GTX 650

When I boot up my computer it runs fine for a while (sometimes 10 minutes, sometimes an hour.)

At some point, the CPU starts running consistently at about 6-7% which is causing performance issues for movies/games. Once it starts,it never goes away until I reboot or uninstall the video driver.

I've used the Windows Performance Toolkit to analyze the issue and looks like nvlddmkm.sys is causing the issue.

What I've tried:


Using the latest NVIDIA video driverRolling back the video driver to the default one used by Windows 8.1Unplugging all USB devices. Also checked to see if there's any IRQ conflicts.I've checked the event viewer to see if anything special happens when the CPU starts racing,When I uninstall the NVIDIA video driver, the CPU goes back to normal.

I'm not sure what to do next. Thanks for any help you can provide
Richard

Answer:Constant CPU usage from nvlddmkm.sys

Welcome to the forum!

What model of computer exactly? Have you tried the graphics drivers from the manufacturer site? Also see if there are chipset drivers there that may need updated.

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I've recently installed a Lite-On Combo Drive (52x32x52x CD-RW & 16x DVD-ROM) and everything seems ok except that my CPU usage is at a constant 100%. My PC meets all the specifications it requires so I'm a bit lost :(My system is AMD-K6-2 500mhz CPU, Win98, 192mb RAM, 32gb HD, ASUS MoBo.Any suggestions?

Answer:CPU usage at a constant 100% after upgrade

it maybe software because i dont know why a cd writer would cause it. go to msconfig by going to run and type that in and see whats running

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Hi.The problem I am having is that my CPU is running at 100% constantly, more spicifically explorer.exe runs @ a constant 95 - 99%. This is leaving my system very slow. The problem started 2 days ago for no apparent reason. I have tried system restore and run all relevant spyware/virus scans etc. My PC is a Packard Bell with 2.6 GHZ P4 and 512 RAM. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 17:07:15, on 08/10/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MSMPSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Belkin\F5D9050\Belkinwcui.exeC:\... Read more

Answer:Explorer.exe @ Constant 99% Cpu Usage.

Additional Info -

When I have a program open such as Windows Media Player is shares the CPU usage about 50% each, as soon as Windows Media Players is closed the CPU all goes to explorer.exe, some times System Idle Process take 99% of the CPU power. But generally explorer.exe uses 99% CPU even with no user programs open.

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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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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 do hope some of our FF experts can help me.For the past 2 days, on my desktop, FF has been running at 51-52% with total CPU usage constantly at 53%. No problems on my Notebook with CPU, FF usage.Have checked with Malware AntiMalware - none found.Should I uninstall/reinstall FF?Many thanksChillie

Answer:Firefox V3.0.10 constant high CPU usage

Maybe remove any add ons that you have and see if it makes any difference.If so you can always enable them again one at a time to see if you can find the culprit.

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Heres my HijackThis Log. Before I ran Hijack this though, I deleted some process including nerocheck.exe, kenotify.exe, rthdvcpl.exe, syntpenh.exe, smoothview.exe because they all seemed to eat up cpu and were only using 300kb of ram each. So heres my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:48:06 AM, on 10/15/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16830)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\syntpenh .exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\tpwrmain .exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exeC:\Program Files\PowerISO\pwrisovm .exeC:\Program Files\ltmoh\ltmoh .exeC:\Windows\system32\Taskmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Windows NT\Accessories\wordpad.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\msc\mcuimgr.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.... Read more

Answer:Slow computer with constant 100% cpu usage

Heres my HJT log after a startup without my manual deletion of processes:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:13:20 AM, on 10/15/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16830)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\syntpenh.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exeC:\Users\Mohamed\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\Windows\system32\Taskmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\syntpenh .exeC:\Windows\System32\rthdvcpl .exeC:\Program Files\ltmoh\ltmoh .exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Utilities\kenotify .exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Saver\tpwrmain .exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\FlashCards\tcrdmain .exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\SmoothView\smoothview .exeC:\Program Files\PowerISO\pwrisovm .exeC:\Windows\System32\nerocheck .exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree�... Read more

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So up until this morning my Windows 10 desktop has been performing really well. When the machine is idle the CPU use is only in the 1-3% range.

For some reason my idle CPU use is now CONSTANTLY 30-40% (even after a reboot)! Task manager says its "Service Host: Local System (15)". If I expand this process in task manager it lists:

Why is this happening all of a sudden? Can anyone help please? I have all Windows Updates installed and I run an i7-3770 CPU.

My machine is now slow/sluggish with 30-40% being hogged by these services!

PS: I don't have any Malware installed as I run Malwarebytes Premium and the scan comes back clean. Some goes for a full anti virus scan.

Answer:Extremely high constant CPU usage

If you have ever or currently have more than 1 antivirus programs (excluding MBAM completely), please double-check if you still do, and uninstall all but one of them.

Run this: DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image - Windows 10 Forums
Then this: SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums (RUN ONCE MORE AFTER A COMPUTER RESTART IF IT FINDS ANY FILES IT HAD TO FIX.

Check to see if anything else is running high.. check startup in Task Manager and disable anything that you don't want starting up with the OS, and check details to see if multiple instances of NON-windows processes are running, such as java, etc. For example, Java on my computer created more than 45 individual processes and slowed my PC to a crawl, had to restart to clear it, and updated java.

Update your computer, and any applications you have on it. Let MBAM and/or your antivirus program do a FULL scan (i.e. NOT a smart scan).

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Hi, im running windows xp on a computer i built myself:

2.4ghz quad core pentium processor
2 gigs of ddr2 ram
nvidia 9800gt graphics card

I noticed a problem when running World of warcraft. I recently bought this card and was expecting to see around 70 fps with everything maxed out no problem. instead im seeing around 30-40 and the system seems to hang quite a bit. However, the computer runs farcry 2 quite exceptionally.

I started looking around for problems and noticed that in the task manager, my cpu usage was a constant 25% with no programs running. and i cant find any programs that are using even 1% of my memory. Anyone know what might be going on? thankyou in advance
 

Answer:Solved: CPU usage constant 25% at idle

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Hi guys

Just joined the forums, although I've lurked here for a while and I knew if someone knew the answer to this, it'd be you guys.

I searched on google and on this forums and didn't find a relevant answer so here it goes:

I've been running 7 x64 pro for a couple of weeks now, and WUDFHost.exe keeps a constant 10% cpu usage. I don't think it was like that when my install was fresh, but I'm not actually certain. 10% counts to me since my cpu is not all that powerful and is limiting my fps in certain games when it gets to 100% usage.
So is it normal for this process to act this way? Is there a safe way to turn it off when not needed? (or am I constantly needing it and am too dense to notice?. I tried stopping it with the task manager but it insta-starts up again.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:WUDFHost.exe constant 10% CPU usage normal?

One of your hardware devices it using a User mode drive, WUDFHost.exe is required for that driver to communicate with the hardware.

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

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This ONLY happens with my MRI PCI modem.I am getting constant network usage, that's the only way to describe it. Then send/recieve numbers on my modem connection icon will shoot to over 1 million in no time, it seems the "sent"number is twice as much as the "recieve" number.This does not happen with my Intel USB modem, only with my MRI PCI modem.What could be the problem? I really want to know.

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i have nowhere to seek out this problem, so i tell my problem here (if this under wrong section, feel free to move the thread.)

I built my own PC 3 months ago, and Ill loving it, but there this one problem, so irritating, i haven't found a good solution, or at least don't know where to start finding this solution. Can anyone help me on this?

I'll tell the specs first

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9550 2.83 GHz
Asus P5N72-t premium
ASUS nVidia GTX 280
Cooler Master 850W

running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.


Any internet apps, MOST notably deluge, when I run the software, suddenly, my CPU process gone haywire (constant ~25%).

core #1 gives 100% while others retained normal.

sound will be scratchy through there are no problems on speakers.

Internet turns into limited and won let me connect.



it wont happen normally but it is frequent on Deluge. even when i don't run deluge, itll happen at times.




I thought it was virus or malware, but i scanned it using bit defender and its clean.


I tried finding it on task manager, but can't find anything that might caused this.

I appreciate the most if anyone can help me on this one ..or at least give me a hint on these..or anything that can log these? it started to get annoying.



Regards,
ZERO2
 

Answer:CPU process spiked (~25% constant CPU usage)

Take a look at the processes tab rather than performance and see what process is using the most.
 

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Unknown problem, CPU usage constant at ~60%, only program using CPU is ?system?. Have run spybot, adware SE, Trojan hunter, spyware doctor and spyware blaster with no luck.

The ?system? runs at ~30-50% and the ?System Idle Process? runs ~ 50-60% and overall CPU is ~ 60% all of the time. Nothing else shows any CPU usage. Here is my hijackthis log.
Mahalo in advance for any help,
Tre




Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:18:31 AM, on 9/5/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
C:\Program Files\Greetings Workshop\GWREMIND.EXE
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Answer:Unknown problem, CPU usage constant at ~60%

I can?t figure out why I got a warning for posting, I started a new thread and I thought I registered completely. I looked at the FAQs but couldn?t find out. Please let me know so I can fix my post.
Mahalo

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Hi there, I was a lurker for sometime now and now I need assistance. I am a PC gamer, so I'm no stranger to some computer processes and what some do, but lately every time i launch a program, be it a game or just chrome, my cpu usage spikes to 90-100%, which hasn't stopped, even after running a with malwarebytes and MSE, zero results. Here is my DDS log
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16464  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.15.2
Run by SynthSy at 1:11:40 on 2013-02-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.8106.4821 [GMT -8:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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Answer:CPU usage constant 100% whenever a 3D application is open

Hello SynthSy Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at yo... Read more

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So up until this morning my Windows 10 desktop has been performing really well. When the machine is idle the CPU use is only in the 1-3% range.

For some reason my idle CPU use is now CONSTANTLY 30-40% (even after a reboot)! Task manager says its "Service Host: Local System (15)". If I expand this process in task manager it lists:

Why is this happening all of a sudden? Can anyone help please? I have all Windows Updates installed and I run an i7-3770 CPU.

My machine is now slow/sluggish with 30-40% being hogged by these services!

PS: I don't have any Malware installed as I run Malwarebytes Premium and the scan comes back clean. Some goes for a full anti virus scan.

Answer:Extremely high constant CPU usage

If you have ever or currently have more than 1 antivirus programs (excluding MBAM completely), please double-check if you still do, and uninstall all but one of them.

Run this: DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image - Windows 10 Forums
Then this: SFC Command - Run in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums (RUN ONCE MORE AFTER A COMPUTER RESTART IF IT FINDS ANY FILES IT HAD TO FIX.

Check to see if anything else is running high.. check startup in Task Manager and disable anything that you don't want starting up with the OS, and check details to see if multiple instances of NON-windows processes are running, such as java, etc. For example, Java on my computer created more than 45 individual processes and slowed my PC to a crawl, had to restart to clear it, and updated java.

Update your computer, and any applications you have on it. Let MBAM and/or your antivirus program do a FULL scan (i.e. NOT a smart scan).

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OS: Vista Home Premium 64 bitStorage: 586 total              230 used              355 freeRAM: 4 GB DDR2Processor: ADM Phenom X4 9100e Quad-CoreI've had this computer for about 6 months. About a week ago, it started to slow to a crawl. Particularly Windows Explorer, the control panel, etc. would take forever to load. I've noticed that Firefox alone seems to be unaffected by this. When I bring up Task Manager I see that the process responsible is svchost.exe (service Dcom Launch). I can't end process or stop the service, but I know this is definitely not normal. When I did end the process, my computer behaves like it once did, for a few seconds before it automatically logs me off. When I end process, it also mutes my computer before logging off. I've tried searching for solutions online already and each case of this seems to have it's own cause and solution. I have the HiJackThis log if that would help.Please help me, I can't stand having to wait 20 minutes for something that should be instantaneous. The way my computer is behaving is unacceptable. Thank you for your help.Here's the log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:22:03 AM, on 11/28/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\MHotKey.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files... Read more

Answer:plugplay svchost.exe constant 50-90% CPU usage

http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlplease go to above and complete and post the other 2 logs an expert will see them

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I have this annoying problem in Windows 8.1 N Pro x64. CPU usage is always up 30% in idle, and sometimes it slows system down, you can see in picture below:

Is this malware related or something else ?
 

Answer:Constant CPU usage by WMI Provider Host

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...srupting/8e1ead34-d25f-4ee5-8eb1-7a6afe3c0696

This could help you, this person found that it was malware related for him.
 

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I bought a new laptop about 4 weeks ago and ever since I've had it I keep getting high CPU alerts. I've been watchng my CPU usage and it's almost always running high, over 40%, sometimes even when Internet Explorer isn't open! I've done lots of research and have tried all the suggestions I can find. Such as, disabling just about everything on my start up, running virus/malware scans, multiple times, and they come up clean every time, looked through my files and made sure nothing odd showed up, from from what I can tell everything there looks fine. I'm out of ideas, and searching the web hasn't helped me at all. Is there anyone out there that can help me solve this problem? It's driving me crazy!!! HELP!!

Answer:Constant high CPU usage alerts..tried everything..HELP!!!

Have you looked at task manager and/or resource monitor to see what particular processes are using the CPU?

How puny is your CPU--make and model?

Your specs say you have an AMD E-450 hard drive. As far as I know, AMD does not make hard drives.

We need more complete and accurate hardware info.

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