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Windows 10 100% Disk Usage, constant spiking

Question: Windows 10 100% Disk Usage, constant spiking

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

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 100% Disk Usage, constant spiking

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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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Background:
For the past few weeks or so I was on W8.1 on my SSD and Arch Linux on my SSHD. However now when loading up Arch I get a { DRDY } error presumably on the SSHD, and W8.1 crashed very soon after logging in. I noticed that sometimes that the computer does not freeze until I open up a game (Total War 2). TW2 had been working fine previously. I would go ahead and reset/refresh my main W10 drive but I'm not sure if that's the issue. I have never gotten a BSOD just a freeze then sometimes black screen with a mouse.

What I've tried:
I consistently virus scanned with Malwarebyte's and Defender to find nothing.I hoped upgrading to W10 would fix the issue, but it did not./sfc scannowSMART check (no issues)check Task Manager/used Proc Explorer (or variants) can not see cause of disk usage spike

What I believe could be the issue:
I want to say the drives are failing, but I'm honestly dumbfounded.I've read it's possible to the SATA cables.

Any ideas?

EDIT: Tried creating another user account, and so far no issues with the new account. Also added some logs, if more are needed I can add them.

EDIT 2: TW2 crashed it again

Answer:Not BSOD but constant freezing with drive spiking at 100% usage

Partounian, welcome to the forums. It is difficult to say without the proper documentation. It could be your hard drive, or several other things.

Please upload the BSOD Posting instructions BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums. Upload them here. This will tell you how Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums - Windows 10 Forums.

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HP envy 14
- 2.4 i5
- 4gb ram
- 500gb hard drive
- ATI 5650 video card
- formerly windows 7, now windows 10

I reinstalled Windows 7 on my computer a few months ago thinking that reinstalling the OS would eliminate all of the problems on my computer by resetting it to factory settings.
from that point my disk keeps spiking from 1% to 99% usage. the processor spikes too because of the high disk usage making my computer very slow.
i thought that it might have been the version of winodws 7 that i installed, so i upgraded to windows 10 from the microsoft website. didnt work.

im doing a virus scan right now and see that there are a crap load of items on my computer


this doesnt really agree with my c drive being empty though


disk drive is at 98% despite nothing running according to the task menu

can anyone tell me how i could see if the computer backed up everything from my last os? im thinking that the computer is basically trying to "run" 3 different computers right now. how could i completely wipe my drives and reset the computer to factory settings? thanks for the help
 

Answer:Disk spiking to 99%-100% usage

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Yes i know there are several posts about this but i need specific help. I had resolved the constant 100% disk usage by disabling windows search index but now the disk usage spikes and drops randomly non stop. here are some pictures with it running fast then slow and extreme lag half the time. Taking the screenshots sometimes catapulted the Disk usage to near 100%

Answer:Disk Usage randomly spiking

Hello Sicex,

From your screenshots, it appears that the siscore64.exe file for the SuperAntiSpyware program is the one that is the most active on the hard drive.

It's most likely scanning your C: drive for malware.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So yesterday for some unknown reason i began experiencing uncontrollable frame loss in games like arma 2 and CS:GO (games i can usually run fine on max settings). I searched around for the problem and after a while of finding no answers and trying several anti virus programs i resorted to a factory reset.
After the reset and re-installing arma 2, i started arma and was running a graceful 70fps on max settings. This morning i woke up and got on arma just to see the frame loss i had yesterday back to bite me in the ass. I have searched my entire computer and the only thing that seems wierd is two things, when i go to backup files it says that i don't have a drive (i have backed files up before and it has never told me that my drive is gone), and that for some reason my disk usage will randomly go up to around 99% for a period of around 45-50 seconds.
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PC Specs:

Disk: http://puu.sh/iJWdz/f1ac907212.png

CPU: Intel i5 4690 3.6 GHz

GPU: gtx 660

RAM: 2x 4GB (8GB total)

Power Supply: 750w Corsair
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Programs Installed after factory reset:
uTorrent (uninstalled problem still occuring)
Steam
Teamspeak 3
Skype
DayZ Commander
Avast
Google Chrome
Arma 2
Arma 2 OA
Arma 2 DayZ Mod
Counter Strike : Global Offensive
Dirty Bomb
Terraria
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Answer:Disk usage randomly spiking to 99%, causing lag etc.

check and fix bad sectors on your disk. In the command prompt, type in the following command: chkdsk /f /r and press enter. “/f” means to fix errors on the disk and “/r” means to locate bad sectors and recover readable information. After this process is done, try system restore again.

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Good day. Every now and then my hard drive disk usage in Resource Monitor goes 100% for a few seconds(sometimes a minute or two). Then it comes back and everything runs fine.
The CPU and memory use are both low. According to Hard Disk Sentinel my disk health is at 53%, and the temperatures are fine. I thought that it might be file indexing so disabled that and it still happens.

I attached a JPEG of a time when it happened. As you can see it is only one file(the currently playing avi file) that is causing the huge reading. This also happens while gaming or playing music.

I really hope this is a minor issue. Thanks for your time!

Answer:Periodic disk read usage spiking

I should probably add why this is a problem:
When this happens the files playing get very 'stuttery.' As in plays a bit, stops, plays a bit and so on. Games will also stop for a while and suddenly come back and stop and go.

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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 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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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My laptop has been running horribly, i'm getting spikes from 0% to near 100% just about every second or two. I ran a scan with hijackthis.
Here's my log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:49:42 PM, on 9/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Ventrilo\Ventrilo.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cust...ch/search.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\In... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage Spiking 100%

Hello, joshd
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.
Save it to your desktop.
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Question: CPU Usage Spiking

I've recently did a clean install of XP on my system. I installed all my programs and everything's apparently running great. However, I noticed an intermittent stall that repeats every 4 seconds, mostly whenever i'm playing games. A look at task manager shows a process called "SYSTEM" spiking cpu usage to about 40%, then back down to zero. This repeats at intervals of four seconds. I have no clue what is causing the problem. Can anybody please post a solution?

Cheers!
 

Answer:CPU Usage Spiking

Thanks for your help, everyone.
 

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Question: CPU usage spiking

My computer suddenly started running slow and i noticed cpu usage was spiking like mad, just opening google chrome it goes from 1% - 18%+, Also if i open another tab it spikes into the 40's and so on, most ive seen it at is 80s. which is bad, i know. Does anyone know how to reduce or fix this problem?, thnx
 

Answer:CPU usage spiking

its not exactly bad to have it in the 80's, won't hurt it.
What are your computer specs?
 

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Question: CPU Usage spiking

When I open up folders in explorer, the usage in the task manager goes up to like 40, then 60 to 100 then back down again. Even when the computer is idle it sometimes spikes up to 15 or so and comes back down

System specs : 2.66 ghz Intel processor
1 gig RAM
Radeon x850 xt
350 gig hd

In games its constantly 100% also

And this is still happening after I reformatted last night. I thought it might be bad drivers that I installed but it was still happening after the reformat.

Any and all suggestions are welcome, and I'd be happy to supply more info if necessary.

keep in mind that I have just recently reformatted just a few hours ago and I am sure that nothing has happened since then.

Answer:CPU Usage spiking

welcome

do you have the latest bios release for your motherboard?

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Question: spiking cpu usage

something is causing my cpu usage to spike. how can I figure out what it is? xp pro dell d600 latitude laptop. no software running other than outlook with franklin plan plus add-in.
 

Answer:spiking cpu usage

only way i can think of is just watch cpu usage and see what processes are running. if only windows stuff is running, you might have a problem. otherwise, just look in processes (task manager) and try to find a pattern. there are better ways to do it, that's just the quickest.
 

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Question: CPU Usage spiking

Hi All, I hope somebody can shed some light on this situation.

I have a notebook that spikes to aywhere between 15-25% usage every 2 or so seconds. I have formated thinking it was software but the problem is still there. I have run a burn in test but that cme back with no problems.

This machie is 2.4ghz, 256 mb ram and running winxp.
Any help or suggestions would be great.

Answer:CPU Usage spiking

CTL+ALT+DEL, you'll see a process named System Idle Process, it has something to do with windows giving the chip something to run.. it can't just sit or something.. regardless, this process is there for your benefit and I asure you your system is fine...

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Question: CPU Usage Spiking

My computer is running slow and stalling...I noticed that I have a searchindexer running even when no programs are open. My CPU usage continually jumps from 4% to 50% or 60% constantly.Any advice?.DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Jonathan Miller at 23:07:35.59 on Mon 05/16/2011Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2039.980 [GMT -5:00].AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* .============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsc:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\drivers\audio\r213367\stacsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Dell ControlPoint\Connection Manager\SMManager.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\AESTFltr.exeC:\Program Files\DellTPad\ApMsgFwd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Con... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage Spiking

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The CPU Usage (as seen in Task Manager) on my Compaq Presario laptop (2145US running Windows XP SP2) keeps spiking from around 4% to around 40%. The touchpad jumps wildly and sometimes doesn't recognize button clicks (a result of the CPU Usage spiking, I suspect). Occasionally, if I reboot, the problem disappears, until the next time I reboot. I notice a great deal of activity in the "I/O Other" column of Processes under Task Manager as well as considerable activity in “I/O Read Bytes” and “I/O Other Bytes”. Also, the CPU column numbers change at each update showing different processes getting CPU, when I wouldn’t expect that they’re doing anything. The System Idle Process entry ranges from around 65 to around 87. My other laptop (on which I’m writing this note) doesn’t see much of any of this activity.

I recently added 512 meg of RAM for a total of 1 Gig. I also recently had a replacement hard-drive installed and installed Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 and AOL Instant Messanger.

My virus list is current (Norton Anti-Virus 2003) and completed a system scan on 10/28. My Zone-Alarm Anti-Spyware is current and ran a full scan yesterday (11/11).

I tried removing everything from startup but that did not solve the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

Answer:CPU usage keeps spiking to 40

First, download HijackThis Make sure the program unzips into a permanant place on the hard drive (ie. C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe).

Next, Download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite:

http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

· Install Ewido.
· During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
· Launch ewido.
· It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen.
· On the left side of the main screen click update.
· Click on Start and let it update.
· DO NOT run a scan yet.

Restart your computer into Safe Mode(tap F8 when your computer starts up).

Perform the following steps in Safe Mode:

Run Ewido:

Click on scanner
Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK.
When the scan is finished, look at the bottom of the screen and click the Save report button.
Save the report to your desktop.

Reboot.

Next, Perform an ActiveSCan:

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

Save the report to the desktop.

Post a HijackThis log and the results of the Ewido and ActiveScan reports.
 

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I just reinstalled windows because of a virus on my PC and now in task manager my CPU usage can spike up to 40% and my ram stays at around 40-45% usage...
Also my taskbar and start menu stop responding sometimes...
Thanks.

Processes:
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Services:
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Performance:
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Resource Monitor:
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Sorry, I didnt have time to upload the screenshots :3

Answer:CPU and RAM usage keeps spiking?

You need to complete your "specs", else we have no idea at all what your machine looks like.

Also, when you take a screenshot of say "processes" or "services" that you want us to look at, be sure to spread the columns so that we can read all the text that's in each cell and which might be useful to see.

Also, when a big "list" (like processes or services) is posted, sorting it (by clicking on that column heading) into some user-friendly order (or to demonstrate what you want to demonstrate) is recommended. For example, alphabetical "name" sequence is very very useful.

Also, your "performance" screenshot didn't show any of the graphs, if that's what you wanted to show us. Each pane was absolutely black. If you wanted to show just the numbers at the bottom, why not take a screenshot of just that area instead of the entire window? And the numbers on "performance" are very similar to the numbers on "resource monitor", so one or the other would probably have been sufficient if you wanted to convey memory usage (since the graphs are all black anyway).

But just from looking at what you've posted, I don't know that using about 40-50% of your 8GB memory is wrong or problematic or unusual. I have similar number percentages, but of course it will vary widely depending on what you're running. Certainly you seem to have 11 open Chrome windows (and processes), so that's got to take up some storage. ... Read more

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Hi. I just wanted to tell you guys that for the past few days my computer's usage % has been spiking and jumps from 10-15% to anywhere between 60-100% for some unknown reason. I'm not sure if this is a bad sign or not, but I'd like to have it checked out anyway. Also, my computer's performance has been sluggish on and off, even when little to no programs are open. I've attached gmer.txt, and here is my HJT log, but I can't do DDS because I have Windows 2000. Many thanks :)



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:22:51 PM, on 12/3/2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\tp4mon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6... Read more

Answer:CPU Usage % Spiking/Low performance

Bump!

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Help!

I am having some crazy issue with my CPU usage. It seems to run in cycles of three percentages, where the first number is low (around 2%), the second is around 100%, and the third is low as well - BUT THEN - the second one starts decreasing by a point while the third increases by a point. They meet at 50%, then pass each other on the way up/down.

My computer doesn't seem to be any slower than usual, and it's not freaking out or anything, but this is a pretty worrisome problem.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
JR
 

Answer:CPU usage keeps spiking repeatedly

Do you have any programs running in the background, things like auto-updates for programs? If so that is probably why. Try disabling them and see if that fixes it.
 

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So I've recently decided to take action on this problem. My CPU usage is very tempermental. Sitting idle the cpu will spike from 0-60% usage. Starting a simple program will spike it to 100% for long periods of time. Extremely slow, especially playing video in firefox (youtube) and gaming. I also close down ZoneAlarm firewall every start and let windowsfirewall take over (Lags bad when skype or something of high bandwith is used.) Nothing in (task manager - processes) shows using as much CPU as is really being used. Also checked hardware temps and everything is normal. please help. thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:34:56 AM, on 9/9/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Asus Probe\AsusProb.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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Answer:CPU usage 100% - spiking, slow, help!

Here are visuals for what I am talking about. Nothing in processes is using up what is shown in CPU usage history. And yes the cpu is definitely spiking as shown because I have a considerable loss in performance, very slow. any ideas appreciated

 

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any way to help fix this problem with be greatfull

Answer:LSASS.exe spiking CPU usage to 80% and up

Hi chocobaba and welcome to TSF !

Some virus or trojan can disguise themselves as lsass.exe. Please download and run process explorer, right-click the lsass.exe process => properties. Tell us what's the command line and user in the image tab. If there's more than one lsass.exe process tell us about it.

Is there any other process that's taking some cpu usage ?

Have you installed anything new recently ? Are you loged with an administrator account ? What antivirus, firewall and anti-spyware do you use ? Have you installed all the latest critical updates from Windows update ? Does the problem also happen in safe mode (repeatedly press F8 while the computer starts) ?

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I Built my computer about 2 months ago and recently in the last two days my computer started having high CPU usage. I realized this when i tried to play league of legends one day and i couldn't even log in. It all started i believe when my computer turns off by itself. This repeatedly happened for the whole day then i finally got it to work again. Once i got back on everything i did cause high CPU usage.

I did the disk fragmentation. Downloaded avg to scan and the anti malware bytes to try and see if it would work.
I deleted a bunch of games and Pando media too see if that would fix it.
At first when i uninstalled league of legends everything seamed to work again but now i can't do anything.

Computer specs:
I5-2500k 3.3ghz
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Gigabyte hd 7870
8gb ram
2 terabyte hard drive


I would greatly appreciate anyone who helps thanks :)

Answer:Help! My Cpu Usage is constantly spiking to 100%

Greetings gerbs, to TSF.

The symptom that you are describing points towards either your Graphics Card, or Power Supply Unit.

To determine the problem, we would ask you to go here, and download a free utility program called Speccy.
Install the program; then, at the top of the page go to "File" > Print/Publish, copy and paste the URL in your next post.

One other program we would like you to use no download needed is a PSU Calculator available here, just input all the components listed, and tell us the results.

Finally, this article about RAM and Power Supply Units is worth a read, you can view it here.

The requests and reading ought to keep you busy for a little while.
Once you have all the information at hand, write back with the details.

Kind Regards,

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How's it going. You guys helped me to fix my last problem, so I'm hoping you guys can help me again. For some reason it keeps spiking up to 100%, and at times, it just stays there, and the computer will go at incredibly slow speeds. I already ran CWShredder, Spybot, and Ad-Aware in safe mode. Here's my log. Any help is much appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:58:27 PM, on 11/4/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUNOTIFY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

Answer:computer keeps spiking to 100% usage.

Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close ALL windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"


R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: SDWin32 Class - {DA1504A4-B602-4169-AF37-DA6BCCA8E68C} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ggxwb.dll (file missing)


go here
http://www.pandasoftware.com/actives..._principal.htm
do an online virus scan .

reboot
post a new log.

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Hi,

I am new to this forum. Thanks in advance for any help people can provide. My computer started slowing down last night. I believe it has to do with an installation of Photodex ProShow Gold. Doing a little research I am also concerned about csrss.exe file.

Some processes I manually closed becuase they were slowing down the computer so much I couldn't get into a web browser:
ntmulti.exe - for Lotus Notes
scsiaccess.exe - for Proshow Gold
nslservce.exe - for Lotus Notes

I am using the program to create a slideshow for a wedding so do not want to remove it unless absolutely necessary. Below is my attached DDS.txt. Thanks!!!
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by WANGA at 12:06:54.53 on Wed 06/03/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1534.810 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\nsl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\NetMotion Client\messerv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\Evt... Read more

Answer:CPU usage constantly spiking up to 100

Hello McMonk84,NOTE: If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously please delete that version and download it again! Also delete C:\rapport.txt Please download SmitfraudFix Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present). Please copy/paste the content of the SmitfraudFix report into your next reply. Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm

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Hi, I have been noticing my cpu usage in the performance section of task manager has been spiking probably once ever 10-30 seconds.

It says that it is only spiking up to about 20-30 percent each time, but it actually causes the computer to lag for about 1-2 seconds then goes back to normal.
Every time it spikes, I notice if I am playing music, the music loops for the same length of the spike.
Also, if I am playing a game, the game will lag badly for the same ammount of time as the spike lasts.

Memory/Ram usage has never gone past 50%, and I have used various Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware programs to check for any kind of malware, or hijacking software that could be hiding its process, and causing these spikes, but I have found nothing...
There was also one case where I went to launch a game, and it said I didnt have enough virtual memory to run the game, when I had HEAPS Showing in the task manager...

"Hijack this" reports show no significant problems, Trend Micro internet security and Antivirus, show no infections or dangers,
spybot search and destroy showed no infections, webroot antivirus showed no viruses,
I have not run all of these programs simultaneously, I have uninstalled and installed each one separately to avoid conflict.

I cant seem to see what the problem could be in relation to software, so
I'm wondering if there is some kind of hardware issue I could be looking at?

Could it be a harddrive on its way out?
Could it be my ram perhaps?
Or maybe... Read more

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when first turning my computer on it it really slow. look at processes and wmiprvse.exe is cause the cpu usage to spike to 100% i end the process. when going on to the internet it will sometimes spike this back up and slow everything down. i have checked for viruses using Symantec antivirus and it found nothing wrong. i have also used spybot s&d to check for any adware or spyware and have found nothing. what should i do to end this from spiking?

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Hi, I am having an issue with my cpu usage dropping to almost 0%, and then spiking to over 80%. This happens all the time, and I have to wait for it to return to normal before proceeding with any thing I'm doing. I am on Facebook a lot, and my email, which is yahoo.
I have run Malwarebytes, a virus scan with Avira and SuperAntispyware, and a HiJackThis log. I have emptied my temp files and my recycle bin, to no avail. I have disabled a few programs that I really do not use anymore and deleted games that I don't play anymore.
The specs of my pc are E Machines Intel D 3.0G, Vista home premium, 32 bit, with 1014 mb of ram. Yes, I know I need more RAM, but can not afford it at this time.
I would like to note that I love to play the pc games, so have quite a few installed. The cpu usage dropping and spiking only seems to do it when online. I am using a USB wireless internet connection, which is usually at 2 bars.
Any help with regulating my cpu usage would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Answer:Cpu usage dropping and spiking

Hello, you could open task manager and look at Performance Tab, and open up the Resource Monitor to help identify the process running. Another thing , i like this one. is Process explorer program, it lets you see all processes and identify them , you can also stop them with it . same as task manager, cept it is way more detailed. Process Explorer and it is free.

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I have noticed my machine has been moving a little sluggish latley and i took a look at my CPU Usage and every once in a while it will spike to 80-100% then go back down to average of about 10% while just using the internet, i have also noticed an increase in the MB used in my PF Usage as well being on average 500MB i don't no if thats normal or not . . . and while using some programs my PF Usage as gone to 1.5 gigs and CPU usage stays at 90-100% for a while and freezes up everything. i'm running 50 processes on average any suggestions?
 

Answer:CPU Usage Spiking All Over THe Place

Download and run CCleaner...
 

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Hello,

I have a Dell Dimension 4300 PC at work running Windows XP Pro SP2 (1.5 Ghz/256MB RAM) on a domain network with Windows Server 2003. We are running Symantec Endpoint Protection Version 11.0.2000.1567. This users PC runs very slow and freezes. When I go into Task Manager, I see the Rtvscan.exe process spiking at 60-80% CPU usage. No other PC's on the network seem to be doing this. I googled this to death and other than increasing her RAM, is there any other solution? I ran a virus scan, and spyware scans and did not find anything.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Rtvscan.exe spiking CPU usage

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Hello, ive recently noticed my computer was spiking when i was playing a game and my ping was going from 40-90 every 2seconds.

I dont have anything running except ESET nod 32 , xfire , ventrilo and the game its self.

Ive scanned on alot of anit-malware,virus and stuff and it said my computer was clean.

Heres the picture of my computer spiking like crazy ..


Note; Im not good at computers i basiclly got this piece of sht computer to play a game so your gonna probally baby feed it to me.

Sorry if this is the wrong section, Just help me please!

Thanks.
 

Answer:Cpu usage Spiking like crazy

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Hi guys, great forum by the way.
I'm having serious trouble altely, I clean sweeped my pc from spyware earlier but im having serious millisecond-freezes. I was trying to play FEAR and it spike-freezes, then igo back to windows, same thing. In the processes thing it's totally zig-zag, 25-35% cpu usage spikes, in the processes window the only thing that uses cpu kinda spikey is something just called System, I feel that isn't a system file.

Help me out here, I'm depserate, thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:07:48 PM, on 10/21/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\WINNT\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\low.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\internat.exe
C:\program files\steam\steam.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\mIRC\mirc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firef... Read more

Answer:Cpu usage spiking 25-35% steady..

Sorry, I restarted, heres the proper log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:29:01 PM, on 10/21/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\Apache2\bin\Apache.exe
C:\WINNT\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\mdm.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\internat.exe
C:\program files\steam\steam.exe
C:\Program Files\BitLord\BitLord.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = ftp=www-proxy.spidernet.net:80;http=www-proxy.spidernet.net:80
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 192.168.5.*; www.spideradsl.com ; www.i-choice.com.cy
O2 - BHO: DAPBHO Class - {0096CC0A-623C-4829-AD9C-19AF0DC9D8FE} - C:\Program Files\DAP\DAPIEBar.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Cl... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:31:02 PM, on 8/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\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\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6066\SAService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6066\SiteAdv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
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Answer:Solved: CPU usage is spiking... also i have a jkkjk.dll

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First time I've ever posted. I was told you all are the best so here goes...
Windows XP professional
Pent 4
2.4 Ghz
1.0 Gig RAM
For months this thing has been locking up randomly. I've ran Spybot, AVG, CA, Malware, Combofix (No viruses). Altered my start up programs. Upgraded fom 256mb RAM to 1.0 Gig.
I have started watching the Task Manager and noticed the performance spiking to 100% and staying there then....Locked up! I have to hard reboot the system to get control back, just restarting will lock up in 30-40 sec.
After reading this forum for a while I ran Hijack and will post the log. I hope that's not presumptious. Thanks for your advice and help!!!!

ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:58:44 PM, on 1/24/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Googl... Read more

Answer:Whole computer lockes up/ Spiking CPU usage

You could download and run the free Process Explorer. You'll be able to precisely identify the culprit. By right-clicking on the process showing high CPU and selecting Properties… > Threads tab, you'll be able to pinpoint the thread that's hogging CPU within the process. You'll need to slide the bar left of CSwitch Delta in order to see the CPU values.

Process Explorer doesn't require any installation. Simply run the executable file once downloaded. Then, configure the Process Explorer window to your liking. You can even replace the Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL) by clicking on Options > Replace Task Manager. You'll get a lot more features and details than with the Task Manager.

To determine which Process might be hogging CPU, click on the little graphs located at the top right of the window. A new window with four graphs will open, the first one being CPU. Click inside the window and press the spacebar to freeze the display. This will make it easier to hover your mouse cursor over the CPU peaks in order to read which process(es) is/are creating them. ​
 

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The page file usage is increasing at the rate of about 1.2GB per hour. The CPU usage meter, when no applications are open and nothing is being touched, spikes at about 20% every 5 seconds, then drops back to 0%

This is happening on a Dell Latitude D620 running Windows XP with 2GB of memory.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Good afternoon,
Can anyone look at my HijackThis below and tell me if anything is abnormal?

I have for a long time now had very high readings from task manager. I was running with 1GB of RAM but have now just replaced 1 of the 512 chips for a 1GB chip so I'm now running 1.5GB RAM. My task manager says 1278MB with 658 Cached

I do have several items which I used frequently "Cleanup!", "ATF cleaner", "CCleaner", "Privacy controls (paretologic)" and "Regcure".

I would just like my hard drive to stop chuntering away for no apparent reason and for it to use less resourses so I can open files and generally used my computer quicker.

My HijackTHis log follows :-

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:49:51, on 20/04/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\csrss.exe
C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Windows\System3... Read more

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My computer is definitely slowing down at an alarming rate especially when chrome is active may be caused by flash but did not always do this. I have checked my task manager and my cpu usage goes way up and down like its on a trampoline have tried to figure it out but am running out of ideas well I did not have that many in the first place but would REALLY appreciate some sound advice!! Thank you!!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD C-50 Processor, x64 Family 20 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2662 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6200 series Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 223140 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Chrome is spiking my cpu usage!

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We've got some kind of interesting Network phenomenon going on here, I've never seen it before.

All of a sudden on Tuesday, one guy's computer started taking up 90-97% of the network's bandwidth... we scanned him for viruses, none found. When we took his computer off the network, somebody else's took over with the bandwidth soaking. Everytime we take another computer off the network, a new one starts sucking up the resources.

None are showing any viruses when scanned, and the computers themselves are not running slow, or incorrectly.

Anybody ever see anything like this?


Thanks!
 

Answer:Network usage spiking at office

Hi

Just a thought are these PCs doing a Windows update? as last update was a big one or possible 13+ updates depending on PC spec, maybe try running a LAN monitor on one of the PCs and seeing whats connecting http://majorgeeks.com/TCPView_d599.html < this one should do,its basic but may tell you what remote host is connecting perminently.
 

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i have this problem.. whenever i move my mouse cursor around any program it will spikes up the cpu usage of that program.
eg. if i have firefox by simply moving around my mouse cursor around the firefox it will spike up the cpu usage, same goes with any other programs like itunes etc.
i've searched around the net for this solution but i cant find any.. i have the exact same problem with this post.

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Originally Posted by Doompa


This problem started occuring about 3 days ago. Whenever I move my mouse cursor, the CPU usage of whatever program the cursor moves on causes that particular program to spike to 100%

For example, if I have firefox up, simply moving the mouse cursor around the firefox interface causes it to spike in my taskmanager.

If I have Windows Media Player running, if I move the mouse to rewind or fast foward the program, WMP spikes in my taskmanager.

Hell, if I move my mouse over taskmanager, taskmanagers usage suddenly goes up to 100%.

This problem doesn't occur if I move the mouse over a program that is not in the forefront (IE, moving it over a background firefox while taskmanager is in the forefrount does not cause firefox to spike.)

I have scanned for malware and viruses and turned up nothing. I have also switched mouses and ports and the problem still occurs. Some help would be nice.

Thanks




ive also scanned for virus and malware, and ive found nothing at all.
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Answer:cpu usage spiking because of mouse cursor

what are you using to monitor your cpu the task manager?

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Hello. I just got my motherboard replaced as the old one was not installed correctly. Ever since, even doing the smallest thing like rolling the mouse wheel will make the computer go up to 70, 80, even 90% computer usage. Also, I cannot seem to run games now because my Direct3D is apparently not activated. Any ideas on how I can fix these problems?
Thanks very much for your time.
 

Answer:New motherboard problems.. CPU usage spiking -.-

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Hi, I have a Gateway Laptop with an AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Processor 1.60 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM.

My problem is that in the last couple days, my HD disk light on the computer is constantly on (not flashing, just always on) and the CPU Usage frequently is spiking causing my computer to be sluggish and unresponsive, even if I am not running many programs. Ad-aware, Spy-bot, and Symantec fail to find any problems.

Can anyone here possible point me in the direction of what might be wrong and how I may be able to go about fixing it?

I've posted my Hijackthis log below in case that may be of use.

Thanks in advance!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:36:48 AM, on 9/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
c:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Comm... Read more

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Hi Guys,

This is my hijack this log. Apparently, my cpu usage has been spiking, and it stays at 100% some times. This happens even in Safe Mode. Ive look things up and it seems that I have a csrcs.exe process which could be the problem.

In addition, my adaware now fails to start up with the error message "failed to connect to service.

Any advice is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:02:22 PM, on 05-May-10
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\PowerKey.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.ex... Read more

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What are some ways to diagnose resource-usage in Windows 7?

Specifically, I'm curious to find any programs or services that are "spiking" in resource usage behind the scenes, which might not necessarily get spotted on a cursory and momentary peak at Task Manager.

It'd be great if there was some sort of system-wide logging possible, with the ability to show per-app/service spiking of a particular resource (disk, mem, cpu, gpu) over time.
 

Answer:Finding/Tracking resource usage and spiking?

This:

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

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Every time I reboot, my explorer.exe jumps up, causing my CPU usage to spike to 100%. Is this an attempted hijack? How can I stop this?

I have been ending the Explorer.exe process, and restarting it with FILE > NEW TASK.

Two other problems:

* When I have IE open, new windows keep opening on their own, directed to such places as -- http://ad.cs102175.com/desktop/redi...=h&SiteID=ADSI.3236&nocat=3540&nokey=mortgage

* Every time I reboot, my homepage gets reset to MSN.COM.

Here are my current HijackThis log and FizWare log. I have also run Sophos anti-virus, AdAware, Spybot, and CleanUp.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:45:29 PM, on 4/27/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Sophos Anti-Virus\SAVAdminService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Management System\ManagementAgentNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Management System\AutoUpdateAgentNT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sophos\AutoUpdate\ALsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Management System\RouterNT.exe
C:\Program Files\WebDrive\wdService.exe
C:\WINDOWS... Read more

Answer:Explorer.exe spiking on boot up. Usage stays at 100%

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I've had mobile broadband for nearly a year, and since Monday 13th Sept I've been noticing issues with my data usage.

I bought a new Toshiba Satellite C660 laptop with Windows 7 on Sept 1st, and had no problems at first with the mobile broadband. However, on Monday 13th I noticed massive spikes in the data usage. After browsing the internet for around an hour I decided to check my usage randomly, and it was at 350mb!

Since then, there's times when I don't even have my browser open and in the space of 5 minutes it will reach 150mb of usage. There's also times when it works absolutely perfectly for hours on end (including today, where it was working fine up until around an hour ago!)

I phoned the mobile broadband company twice last week, the first time the person told me that it was a computer issue and to go to an IT repair place. I decided to ask someone I know who is more computer savvy than I am if they could figure out what is causing it. So after sending him screencaps of Windows task manager processes/applications/network he can't see anything that could be doing it. He advised me to do a full antivirus scan, and full malwarebytes and ad aware scans and they've all come up clean.

The second time I phoned the broadband company, they told me that there were some wrong settings, and that they've been changed now but if I have any more problems to ring customer care again. I started having the issues again but I didn't ring t... Read more

Answer:Mobile Broadband data usage spiking

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Ok, so let me explain my problem. Whenever I try to watch an HD video, be it streaming online or on my hard drive the video lags/stutters (obviously due to CPU use). In the task manager I notice my vlc player spiking in its CPU number (if I am playing a video off the hard drive, if it's online than Firefox is the process to spike) and the overall usage number under the performance tab quickly jumps up to 90-100% as well. This does not happen with SD videos, including streaming off of Youtube so I do not think it is something like a flash issue.

This problem also seems to be affecting my ability to play video games as the same problem occurs whenever I start a game up.

This laptop is a few years old now but I was able to flawlessly run HD video and new games like Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City in the past. The CPU usage did not spike and my computer did not "lag" (drop frames). I have been dealing with this problem for a few months now but I am not really sure what caused it. I don't really want to go out and just buy a new computer unless I absolutely have to, especially since this one was only purchased in 2010. I know that is already a while but considering it used to be capable of these things I am hopeful that there is a way to get it back to how it was.

So here are my specs:

Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1 (64-Bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU P8700 2.53 GHz
4.00 GB RAM
Nvidia GTX 260M (Driver Version 306.02)

I am using Avast! Free Anti-Virus. I have also r... Read more

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Not sure if this is the right section but o well. I guess I should get you up to date with my system. It was built in 2010, and worked like a charm for a very long time. Over this last summer is when problems started. I was having high heat issues I fixed the issue so I thought and went on my way. Now 4 months later I had higher heat issues and now they were also in my graphics card. Easy enough, I have a dust issue that is all resolved now and temperatures are steadily where they need to with the graphics card higher than normal but nothing crazy. Then another problem started, as explained in the link at the bottom of this post, essentially I noticed that the ram was idling unsually high. Right now it is at 58% of 4gb of ram. As i checked into the RAM issue i noticed that the cpu was constantly spiking between 0-20% and even as high as 100% at certain points.

So now more on system operation, i run two screen at high resolutions, and sometimes i get graphical bugs. If i drag a window across a screen every once in a while the edges will catch and there will be a ghost image of the window. When I play high performance games like SC2 it takes a rediculously long time to load games and frequently grays out with the not responding window dialog. It always comes back though. I was thinking that this could be do to the memory issues as well.

Now, hopefully you guys can help me out here is the link to a reddit thread that has links to the full history of my computer issues:... Read more

Answer:High Ram usage and CPU spiking, long ordeal still ongoing

Bump, Anyone know where i can get help?

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Good day. I seem to be having a problem with my data upload usage (which here in Australia, is typically limited). It seems to be skyrocketing past out 100GB monthly download/upload limit in less than 20 days, which is extremely out of place. A while ago we never went over our limit and now we break it easily.

Some more info, in our home we have 3 PC's that are used regularly and could be the culprit. I'll get around to posting the other 2 hijackthis logs in a bit.

Here's the log for this PC, lets just call it Laptop 1.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:55:37 AM, on 2/26/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\E_FATIEDP.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\Scrybe\scrybe.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicB... Read more

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Below is a HJT log for my computer. For awhile now it has been running very slowly and freezing whenever I attempt to look at/open a picture. I do not believe there are any viruses or other threats. I have attempted to stop unnecessary programs from opening at start-up but am still having problems. The CPU usage will spike (and stay at) 100% even when I have no programs running. Explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe both use a ton of memory/CPU. I do have McAfee which seems to take a lot of memory but I have always used it. The biggest problem is the computer freezing when I attempt to open a picture - it does this if I am trying to simply open out of My Pictures or if I'm trying to attach a picture to an email, etc. The computer also is finicky about whether it will show an image for thumbnails.... I do have a LOT of pictures on the computer. I have been considering getting an external hard drive to see if that will fix the problem. I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop, an HP Printer, XP Professional. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks, Erika
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:50:42 PM, on 2/10/2008
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\svchost.exe
C:\P... Read more

Answer:Slow Computer - iexplorer.exe and explorer.exe high CPU - CPU Usage spiking to 100%

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I've uninstalled the software(s) that the site asked me to install and scanned the computer using Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and ESET NOD32 Antivirus and the remainents of the software(s) installed were found and removed. But I am still getting spiked CPU usage - computer acting sluggish/unresponsive at times, and I checked to make sure it wasn't any of the things I have opened by restarting everything and not openining anything other than the task manager for observation. Let me know if there is any further details I need to provide.

Answer:CPU Usage Spiking after installing stream software for viewing the Olympics

Hi atcmonke,
Please provide the initial logs as required for this forum and we'll see what we can do.

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Ive looked all over for the cure, but nothing works.
When this first started, comp usage was 100% , SVCHOST.exe pops up in the task manager, so I d/l process explorer and looked what was going on.
Ill show you what I have ran across


I havent installed anything, it was just a sudden problem.
It seems to be explorer.exe related.

Hijack log:
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YAHOOM~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Elston\My Documents\HiJackThis_v2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\winservicehost.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Li... Read more

Answer:svchost.exe - explorer.exe computer usage spiking, hourglass constantly flashing.

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This issue has been plaguing my computer for a long time I just now found out what was causing it. The only issue now is that I honestly don't know how to resolve it at all.

Service - netprofm
Start Address - ntdll.dll!RtlSizeHeap+0x64e

That's the service that keeps eating away at the CPU constantly and before that it was a DNScache service. Any help would be grateful.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP Constant 50~100% CPU Usage

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Hello, I'm having a problem where windows utilizes 30% of CPU usage even when Idle.

The problem starts when i open a program like games or any intensive application that requires alot of CPU load. But after closing the program, i noticed in my taskbar that windows generates and continues to use up to 30% of CPU load on other applications for example Dwm.exe (desktop windows management) but if i stop DWN.exe from taskbar, another program or service will replace it and generates the same CPU load, if i stop that another will take its place like svchost or the taskbar.exe itself getting a 25 to 27 cpu load. Its like an ongoing cycle or Loop of CPU usage, its supposed to stop after closing programs.

I already have done steps i thought would clear this problem and these are:
Registry fix
ran Avast Anti-virus
reset BIOS
ran anti malware programs
ran Msconfig and disabled unwanted programs running on the background
ran windows 7 update
updated all my drivers

Summary:
The problem still persist. This problem doesnt occur after boot, everything is fine with my system idle getting 97%. it only starts after i ran a program that utilizes high CPU load but after closing it, the heavy CPU load continues by replacing the closed program with another either dwm.exe,taskmanager.exe,svchost.exe..etc

I hope somebody helps me resolve this problem, i greatly appreciate it. thank you

Answer:Constant 30% CPU usage in windows 7 when idle

Never mind i found the problem

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Hi all

New to the forums but am hoping I can get some help with this issue and make a few contributions too.

my problem is this: I have reinstalled windows, installed nothing except video card drivers, and my CPU usage is sitting at around 40-50%, flying up when asked to perform the simplest of tasks. Im thinking maybe its missing one or more drivers but I have no idea how to find out which if any.

Im running win7 HP 32bit on a 2.2ghz dual core, 2gb of ram combined with a geforce gt650 video card.

I tried another format and reinstallation of windows to no avail. Any advice/guidance will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

My comp spec is

Answer:constant 40-50% cpu usage after format and reinstallation of windows 7

Well since it's a new install its probably doing a lot of things in the background. Have you tried looking what processes/tasks are running the high usage?

As for checking what drivers are missing, open Device Manager and see if anything has a yellow exclamation mark next to it. If it does, then it's a missing driver.

Things you'll want the newest drivers for either way: chipset, network (ethernet / wireless), GPU, and sound. As well as any peripherals that require special drivers. I would get them from the component manufacturers' websites, rather than HP if you can.

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My disk drive keeps spiking to 100% but it's not making any weird noises so I don't think it's dying and everything i've searched up so far hasn't worked :C

Answer:Disk drive spiking to 100%

What tool is reporting hard drive spiking to 100%?  Have you gone to task manager and seen what was running when it spikes to 100%?

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My disk drive keeps spiking to 100% but it's not making any weird noises so I don't think it's dying and everything i've searched up so far hasn't worked :C

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For past (roughly) 2 weeks, when playing games such as league of legends/world of warcraft I noticed occasional (seemingly constant) lag spikes throughout the game, and when I opened my task manager>Resource monitor, It showed high cpu usage when initially starting up different tasks, ranging from perfmon.exe itself taking up 25%+ CPU, or my Kaspersky AV taking up a large portion. Occasionally when opening internet explore, CPU also spikes to large numbers from it as well. In regards to gaming, the games themselves DO NOT spike over 25% CPU. I have just recently downloaded the Kaspersky AV, although the problem was happening BEFORE THE DOWNLOAD, and seems to be effecting my AVP.exe now as well, again spiking random CPU.
To add insult to injury, my Disk also seems to be spiking from programs as well, and in much greater effect (ranging from internet explore, AVP, curse client[WoW addon helper] etc) spiking to 100% randomly.

Answer:CPU/Disk spiking 100% from multiple tasks

Try turning AV off to see what happens. (back up system as much as possible first though.)

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Recently my Disk usage has spiked to 100%.  It appears that svchost.exe (netsvcs) is the culprit.  When I suspend svchost.exe (netsvcs) in Resource Monitor, the disk usage drops from 100% to 2%.
How can I fix this issue?  Thanks for any help you can provide.
Update - this is a Windows 10 issue.  Apologies for logging it in a Windows 7 forum.

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This will be a little lengthy, so I apologize beforehand. I have been having constant problems with windows 10 freezing. The problem started in the beginning of January, but it is possible that my computer was not used in the past two months. This computer is primarily a gaming computer and I was extremely busy for the past couple of months, so if I did use it, it would have only been a handful of times. When I started using the computer in the beginning of January the computer started out working just fine. Then windows installed a few updates and I installed a video game. Then I started having a few computer freezes, but they were few and spread out. I originally thought the problem was just related to the game because the crashes usually happened around the times when i was loading or closing the game. However, that was just about all I was doing at the time. The problem also became significantly worse very quickly. I do not know if a meltdown update was applied or not. The fall creators update was applied, but I have since removed that update during my troubleshooting ventures.

On to the actual problem. After booting my computer, my computer freezes after 12 minutes. I measured the time from when the log in screen first shows up until the computer freezes. It is almost exactly twelve minutes every time. The variation is small enough that it could just be a difference in when I hit the start button for the timer. The computer freezes, but I can move the mo... Read more

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RICOH Media Card Reader Driver version 2.22.18.01 has been causing the Windows kernel to constantly use about 13% on the CPU. I'm on Windows 8 x64. If the device is on battery, it forces the CPU to work at higher frequencies and eats up the battery so quickly. I spotted the issue using Process Explorer. Now I'm giving the beta driver a chance and I'll report back after I use it for a bit. Does anyone have the same issue? Finally, will the latest driver (October 2012) get an update anytime soon?

Answer:RICOH Media Card Reader Driver causes constant 13% cpu usage under 'NT Kernel & System' on Windows 8

The issue is still there intermittently. I had to uninstall the driver to preserve my battery and a decent cpu load. Does anyone know if there will be an update on this?

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Hello folks. So I've been having this problem for awhile now. My System process in the task manager spikes my cpu usage % from 0 to anywhere between 14-50% periodically. Even if I just watch the task manager, doing nothing at all, it spikes. This problem makes it virtually impossible to play any type of game, or do anything heavy.. so it tends to be a little annoying. I've ran all sorts of virus scanners, ad-aware, spybot, ect... not coming up with anything important, and cleaned up my computer as well as I could. I've followed alot of guides online with people with the same problems, and nothing seemed to help. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Heres my specs: Windows XP Home SP2, Pentium 4 3.00GHz cpu, 1gb ram, Radeon x1600

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:16:37 PM, on 10/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
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Answer:Having problems with "System" process spiking cpu usage. HJT log included.

Anyone have an idea?
 

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Usually I'm pretty good about how to track down issues with windows / what is causing them. But recently windows 8 has thrown a serious kink into my tech skills. I'm not certain what is causing my disk to constantly run all the time. Process Explorer is claiming the system itself is writing almost a meg every 5 seconds. (other procs are within reasonable and expected margins). 
I've recently uninstalled F-Security and for the time being have most everything I can think of disabled. DDS Log:
Any help would be appreciated. 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16660  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by zadmin at 16:57:55 on 2013-11-29
Microsoft Windows 8  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.7756.6649 [GMT -8:00]
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AV: F-Secure Client Security 10.00 *Enabled/Updated* {15414183-282E-D62C-CA37-EF24860A2F17}
AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: F-Secure Client Security 10.00 *Enabled/Updated* {AE20A067-0E14-D9A2-F087-D456FD8D65AA}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: F-Secure Client Security 10.00 *Disabled* {2D7AC0A6-6241-D774-E168-461178D9686C}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Answer:Windows 8 - Constant Disk Access

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Hello all,

I just recently upgraded my laptop from W7 to W8 a few days ago. Every since then, my hard drive light for activity keeps blinking constantly. This happens even while the computer is just sitting there and I'm not using it. This wasn't an issue in W7, the light would go dark if I wasn't doing anything. I tried to figure out if something was running in the background using task manager, process monitor, and process exporer, but couldn't come up with anything. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

R

Answer:Upgraded to Windows 8, now constant disk access

Hello silverpony and welcome to Bleepingcomputer forum.I'd suggest you provide a few items of information:Did you do the upgrade by use of a retail-box upgrade or via the online MS Win8 upgrade offer?Did you uninstall your antvirus program prior to the "upgrade"?What antvirus program is currently resident-monitor ?Is the system a notebook/laptop OR typical tower system?If you will run DDS, you can get & post a basic report back here, for review. Do these steps from the Desktop side of Windows 8.Download DDS and save it to your desktop from http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.com here or http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/dds.scr or http://www.infospyware.net/sUBs/ddsDisable any script blocker if your antivirus/antimalware has it.Then RIGHT click dds.scr & select Run as Administrator to run the tool.DDS will run in a command prompt window and will take 3 to 4 minutes or so.When done, DDS will open two (2) logs: DDS.txt Attach.txtSave both reports to your desktop.Please Copy & Paste contents of the following logs in your next reply:DDS.txtAttach.txt

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I am out of ideas on how to deal with this problem. I will be going along on my conputer and all of a sudden it freezes, or reboots for no reason. When I check eventvwr.msc under systems, I find numerous disk drive errors. I have run chkdsk /r about four times. I am still having the same problem. I did a system check for virus or malware and removed a lot of malware, although I don't really think this problem has anything to do with malware. Is there any solution to this problem short of installing a new hard drive? Please help. My computer knowlege is very limited and already exhuasted. thanks lots of help
 

Answer:Solved: Windows xp constant disk drive errors

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Hey, hopefully some1 can help out a little.. I've been researching this for probably 2 months now. I get 100% disk usage spikes constantly regardless of what I'm doing I.E.: open file explorer, IE, Control panel, Changing songs on Spotify, ect. Now I have tried troubleshooting this issue several times including actually shipping my Mobo and PSU back to their respective factories thinking it was a hardware fault - b4 I go too far here is my rig

OS: Windows 8 64-bit
Cpu: AMD FX-4130
RAM: Kingston HyperX Performance 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. M5A97 R2.0 (Socket 942)
GPU: 3072MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 7970
Hard Drive: 1863GB Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH164 (SATA)
PSU: Corsair TX650

I have tried updating all the mobo drivers, changing out SATA cables.. even changed out the hard drive - nothing has worked what so ever. In fact I am still getting spikes in safe mode w/o networking.
Also I have tried re-installing W8 and still getting this issue.

A little more info on my RAM so you guys can actually look at it - Just google KHX21C11T2K2/16X and it should come up with exactly what I have. Also I have run http://hcidesign.com/memtest/download.html which is just a RAM test and all seems fine - No errors + I had borrowed a few sticks of DDR3 from a buddy so we can essentially rule out hardware.
If you guys/gals need anymore information please let me know I will provide w/e is needed.

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Since I got my pre-installed laptop my disk usage has been 100% on the system.
I've tried disabling the superfetch and windows search services to no avail. I've read somewhere online that these services could potentially be the cause, sadly that didn't work.

So now I'm installing the windows performance toolkit in order to gain more system information.
I'm running the windows performance recorder.

After it's done I'll update the thread with the new information.

Anyone has the same kind of issue or knows a solution to this issue? Please comment.

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So the laptop updated (1607) and surprise surprise it's been sluggish since.

I think I may move over to Linux, this is beyond a joke.

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Hey

For some reason, my disk, when i open my computer and at some other point, always spikes up to 100% for a few minutes.
This happens when :

at the start, Something called System and compressed memory always make my pc go to 100% disk usage. Later on, there are all those Service Host going up to 100% and something called RzStatsManager

When i open norton or when i download something new it also goes to 100%, each time I open google chrome too and Steam make the disk go to 100% at the start and every time i open it it goes to 20% and the system memory goes to 80%
All these times, the disk spiked at 100% for a few minutes.

I disabled all my notification, each time i open my PC i disable Windows search and superfetch but it spikes up every time. What can I do?


Thanks

Answer:Windows 10 Disk Usage 100%

First thing I would recommend would be filling out your system specs so we can more efficiently help you. Follow this tutorial here, if need be: System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums

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I got the free upgrade to Windows 10 back when it was available through Windows Update on my Dell Optiplex 780 and ever since, when I open the task manager, it always shows "Disk 100%" and that column is always red. Even when sorted high to low with 'More Details' showing, there is only one 1.0 MB and everything else is 0.0 or 0.1. The Disk usage always remains 100% as long as the machine it turned on.

Does anybody know what the problem could be?

Answer:Windows 10 always 100% Disk usage

Hi, as ever when posting questions about usage, please post a screenshot of your task manager showing the relevant processes using your disk.

If it's system or svchost.exe, please download process explorer (free) and post a screenshot showing those.

Thanks!

Meanwhile please feel free to search the forum where you will find a good number of threads on high disk usage which may help you as you can see: (I searched for "100% disk usage")

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Can anyone explain why Windows 7 is eating up disk space?

I multi-boot and below is a picture showing free space then total space of my partitions. I don't have very many programs installed on Win 7 yet it's showing about 100 GB more usage than Win 8.1 or 10.





TIA.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Disk Usage

If you run something like Tree Size you will be able to see what it is.
 

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Hi All,

I'm not very technical with these problems at all, but I've recently upgraded to windows 10 and fount that my disk usage was spiking up and down to 100% (gradually building up over time)

I thought this was a windows 10 bug, so I downgraded back to windows 8, did a factory reset and everything.

I'm happy at windows 8, for what I use my PC for it's perfectly okay but I thought i'd give it a try.

-I will be able to provide more information later, along with pictures so sorry if this is a little vague, but wanted to get something on here cause it's bothering me! don't really want to trawl through support hotlines etc.

*if there's anything you guys need to help me out let me know and i'll post all relevant information later on

Some game applications that I run, trigger the spike. Just sat on my desktop everything looks okay

I have an alienware X51 - Purchased back in 2012

*Another thing that might be worth adding, after updating to windows 10 I had net framework errors on trying to shut down, these have gone now but I'm not sure if these had anything to do with it? it's all come on from nowhere, my browser seems slow and will crash every so often.

My PC is relatively clean, I have no music, no videos or ANYTHING; just a few apps here and there.

I'm just stuck! I've had a Google around, there's so many different fixes and options; i'm hoping it's something so very simple.

Thankyou!

Answer:Windows 8 - 100% Disk Usage

Hi Lewis1337,

Welcome to the 8forums.

For me this isn't vague, only thing we need for now is a screenshot of your taskmanager to see what is taking the disk usage

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Hello all
My wifes work computer seems to suffer from a disk usage bottle neck. Most of the time its tje indexer. Does this service need to be active to search properly? Also i was under the impression that the indexer doesnt run while the computer is in use. Is this true and could there be any other culprits causing this?
Thank you

Answer:windows 8.1 100% disk usage.

Indexing will make some searches faster but no, it is not required. In fact, I never use Windows built-in search function. I use "Everything" search (http://www.voidtools.com/). It's free (donationware) and absolutely outstanding.
 
Having said that, the indexing service shouldn't run at 100% cpu (I assume you mean cpu usage and not disk usage). Go ahead and disable it and see if the problem goes away. But you might also want to run full scans with both your installed anti virus app AND with MalwareBytes.

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I have lenovo g480 with 750gb hdd and 6gb ram. when i installed y windows 10 it worked fine for me for 4 months but now its lagging due to 100% diskactive time. i tried disabling superfetch, windows search, BTS , notifications , antivirus , chrome and skype pre-fetching but nothing worked for me. Then i run smart test of hdd it was also fine. what should i do now ??? plz help.

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After a system restore on my laptop, the Disk Usage has been stuck at 100%. I've browsed the internet and tried every-which solution to no avail. Would anyone happen to know a way of fixing this without solutions like "disable BITS" or "check the Resource Manager" - I've never had to deal with the resource manager and find it somewhat intimidating to say the least.

Thanks for any and all help.

Answer:Windows 8.1 Disk Usage 100%

First go to Disk Clean up right click and run as Administrator and when it's done place a check next to everything and clean your system (it can take quite a while). Then go to Defragment and Optimize Drives and defragment everything... shut down(not restart) and reboot 3 times This cleans and organizes your disk. The 3 reboots lets windows put all programs and start files to the beginning of your C: drive on the outside of your disk.

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I have lenovo g480 with 750gb hdd and 6gb ram. when i installed y windows 10 it worked fine for me for 4 months but now its lagging due to 100% diskactive time. i tried disabling superfetch, windows search, BTS , notifications , antivirus , chrome and skype pre-fetching but nothing worked for me. Then i run smart test of hdd it was also fine. what should i do now ??? plz help.

Answer:Windows 10 100% disk usage

Hi, please make sure Windows services are set to default.
If unsure, use Tweaking.com's cautious free repair tool and only repair 27.

That's if you can use your PC!

Please post a screenshot of your task manager (or clear photo). Click the Disk tab to make sure processes using most disk are at the top.

Are you using Windows Defender or another AV? Are you using any cloud services like Dropbox?

Please try a clean boot, then repeat the screenshot of the task manager.
Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums
(1st section)

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Hi! So ever since I bought this laptop on Dec. 31, 2016, I've always noticed that the service called "System and Compressed Memory" will have a disk usage of 100%. It's unbearable to do anything with my NEW laptop and I've searched far and wide to fix this like disabling superfetch, notifications etc. May I get some help here? I am even thinking of just doing a factory reset if that will fix this bug. I can't do anything with the slowness of my laptop. Even if I'm just surfing the web with Chrome, Disk Usage is still at 100% with "System and Compressed Memory" being the cause.

Answer:100% Disk Usage on Windows 10

Did you turn off all Notifications- and restart the laptop?

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Hello! I just upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 and realized that this disk issue hasn't been fixed. I had some problems with it in 8.1, so this issue is technically a continued one.

Whenever I turn my laptop on, it always runs between 95-100% disk. If I do a quick defrag (takes about 5 minutes), the disk issue goes away; however, I have to do it every time I turn my computer on, or else the issue comes back. What should I do for a more permanent fix? I don't like constantly defragging my computer, since I usually turn it on and off multiple times a day.

Thanks in advance for any help! I wasn't sure where to post this, so I hope I'm in the right place.

Answer:100% disk usage in Windows 10. Help?

There are 2 solutions in this thread that might apply, here is the one I might try first, after making sure your drive is de-fragmented.


I had this same problem, my lenovo laptop would be left idle for ~15 minutes then come back, 100% disk usage but not tagged to any process.

The issue was a scheduled task to defrag.
Open Task Scheduler -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Defrag
Disable or delete the task.
Hope this helps someone else.
I thought it was hard disk issue as the computer would be unusable without restarting using the power button.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-performance/windows-8-keeps-slows-down-to-100-disk-usage-and/cd787f8d-e7b4-4872-aecb-6f0cd15ad942

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Hello, My friend has a windows 8 64 bit laptop with a disk usage of 100%! He cant do anything on it without it taking forever, brought it back to the store to fix and the problem is still there.Has anyone encountered this problem and what did you do to fix it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Hi,

My Toshiba Satellite laptop sometimes goes up to 100% disk usage for no apparent reason. It typically happens 2-3 times per day and for around 5-15 minutes each time. Here's a screenshot of what I'm seeing in Resource Monitor and Task Manager (side by side, respectively):

As you can see, "System" is the culprit here. So the whole "end process" thing isn't going to help me here.

This issue usually happens when I'm playing Minecraft, but not always. The apps I'm using do not appear to impact the duration or frequency of the issue at all, but if it helps I generally have Skype, Minecraft, and Google Chrome open. Sometimes, this issue occurs when I have nothing but a webpage open. Closing apps does not appear to help.

My laptop's otherwise in great shape; I treat it well, update whenever it asks me to, browse carefully, etc. This has been a problem since I bought it a year ago and has neither improved nor gotten worse.

Anyway, I spoke with someone tech-savvy about this and she said it's a "known Windows 8 issue" and that there isn't anything I can do. After several updates, however, this is still a problem. Any information would be nice, including an explanation of exactly what this mysterious "System" is doing.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Windows 8 - 100% Disk Usage

In Resource Monitor, put a check mark by System to filter the entries in the window below. Then in the windows below, expand the column that shows what is being written to or read from.

Do you see anything that stands out? Does the list slowly shrink as the process continues?

Have you tied it to an event, such a time of day or time between occurrences? Do you ever leave the machine idle for a period of time and if so, does it go into any type of maintenance process?

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Hello! I just upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 and realized that this disk issue hasn't been fixed. I had some problems with it in 8.1, so this issue is technically a continued one.

Whenever I turn my laptop on, it always runs between 95-100% disk. If I do a quick defrag (takes about 5 minutes), the disk issue goes away; however, I have to do it every time I turn my computer on, or else the issue comes back. What should I do for a more permanent fix? I don't like constantly defragging my computer, since I usually turn it on and off multiple times a day.

Thanks in advance for any help! I wasn't sure where to post this, so I hope I'm in the right place.

Answer:100% disk usage in Windows 10. Help?

There are 2 solutions in this thread that might apply, here is the one I might try first, after making sure your drive is de-fragmented.


I had this same problem, my lenovo laptop would be left idle for ~15 minutes then come back, 100% disk usage but not tagged to any process.

The issue was a scheduled task to defrag.
Open Task Scheduler -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Defrag
Disable or delete the task.
Hope this helps someone else.
I thought it was hard disk issue as the computer would be unusable without restarting using the power button.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-performance/windows-8-keeps-slows-down-to-100-disk-usage-and/cd787f8d-e7b4-4872-aecb-6f0cd15ad942

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Hi there, I encountered a problem a few weeks ago after I refreshed my laptop when it started refreshing the desktop constantly to the point where I couldn't do anything. After the refresh, the desktop was back to normal, though I noticed my disk usage in the task manager was constantly at 100%. I've been troubleshooting this problem by upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1, I've run chkdsk.exe /f /r, I defragged the disk, ran a virus scan, etc. The only thing that helps this is disabling the service 'superfetch' and/or 'Windows search', though the problem can still arise after doing so. Every now and then the disk usage goes back to it's regular 2-8% but then randomly shoots back up to 70-85-99-100%. It's causing some occasional slowdown and I have no idea what the fix is.

Here's a screen cap of my resource monitor when it's at 100%:
And here are the specs of my laptop:
-Model: Acer Aspire V5-552
-CPU: AMD Quad-Core A10-5757M @2.5GHz
-RAM: 6GB DDR3 Memory
-HDD: 1000GB
-OS: Windows 8.1

Please help me resolve this as it's driving me nuts trying to fix this once and for all.
Thank you in advance.

Answer:Fix for Windows 8/8.1 100% disk usage?

I would probably put a check mark in the svchost.exe (LocalSystemNet...) entry in the Resource Monitor and see what it shows as being used. Maybe that will give you some insight. Mine only runs occasionally and seems to be writing to a log file and one other thing.

Since I don't use OneDrive, is yours set up to sync, are you using the Microsoft user ID for your system or a local user?

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My computer always has extremely high disk usage no matter what I'm doing, I just factory reset it but it's still doing this I've tried many solutions online that I could find but none would work. As for my "Sysinfo" it is as followed.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8190 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (906 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, 760GM-P34(FX) (MS-7641)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
As for solutions, I am currently trying to solve it with a previous mention on another thread using "Process Monitor" but am currently unable to find a solution. If able to help it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

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Hi all,

My laptop has been progressively getting worse with its responsiveness after startup. Icons take ages to load on the desktop, programs launched are lagged or sometimes fail to respond. The culprit is 100% disk usage that lasts for almost 5 minutes after a boot. Unfortunately, this disk access seems to be spread randomly among multiple programs and services, meaning I can't isolate what specifically is causing these massive spikes that are crippling my computer after startup.

Things I've tried:
All the latest Windows updates as of December 10th.
Full scan with Malware-Bytes detects no viruses.
Ran CCleaner on the registry and cleaned up unnecessary files.
Disabled Superfetch as a test, saw no improvement.
Checked the SMART readings on the drive, everything showing as "Good."

The lack of responsiveness reminds me of an old Windows 95 install chugging along after a few years. It's really quite bad and I can't isolate it at all since it's spread among a ton of services.

I don't have many extraneous programs installed, nor any real-time anti-viruses besides Windows Defender. Has anyone else experienced this problem lately with Windows 8.1? Eventually the disk access settles down but I feel like load times are still poor... even browsing folders after the disk access goes down, icons don't load instantly, but I see them load over time. Just a sense that everything is not running up to speed. :/

Thanks for any help or suggestions people may have.

Answer:Windows 8.1 100% Disk Usage

i had the same problem with mine it was a combo of services trying to catch up to there tasks all at once, had performance set to programs( the background stuff took 5 times longer to complete their tasks) to many start up items and other services i didn't need running. i set all the auto maintenance tasks to run when i'm not on and changed services to manual if they were not needed at start up( try 1 by one so you notice if it affects anything and check the dependency on other services in it's property menu).

Then there is the paging file i'm not sure if services use it but you would think if say defrag was running and something started that required the page file on the same disk then times that by how many are lined up to do there task, i had 15-20 backed up at a time with 100% disk use for 10-20min after boot.I also had a problem with the services that run the search function not starting to top it all off. But with the performance setting in my opinion the quicker the background tasks finish what they have to do the better and i think i seen a setting that makes them run 1 at a time.

I run a desk top now so there is plenty of resources to go around but my old HP DV6, Which actually run good now after i fed it a copy of boot n nuke and done a fresh Win 7 install is now my test computer for things i dont want on my better one it even has it's own live lunux and Win 7 usb with a lan cable to the desk top to keep it clean.

There is the last resort of a sys image restor... Read more

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