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Disk Usage Jumping to 100% When Idle, Sometimes At Random

Question: Disk Usage Jumping to 100% When Idle, Sometimes At Random

Basically exactly what the title says. I've been dealing with this for about 8 or 9 months now and it seems to come and go, and I've tried a lot of different solutions I've read around the internet. I've turned off all notifications and tips and tricks. I've completely disabled Windows Search. I've defragmented my hard drive. I've turned off Superfetch (and turned it back on when it's done nothing to help). I've run ScanDisk through the command prompt to search for and fix errors.

I'm at my wit's end here because outside of my hard drive starting to be on the way out, I can't really figure out on a software/OS level what could be causing this or how to stop it, but I never had the problem before upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and it seems to be a common complaint with 10, so I'm hoping there's just something here I'm missing.

Now, barring the rare case where my disk usage will jump to 100% out of nowhere while I'm using my computer, this mostly only happens when I leave it idle for 20 or more minutes, say to do the dishes or something. If I don't have something constantly running in the background, like a game, or suitably semi-weighty program, my disk usage will, after a certain point, skyrocket.

At that point, there's nothing I can do but A.) Force a shut down of my computer, since it will move so slow it can't even shut down or restart properly, or B.) Bizarrely, open up a disk monitoring program. This may or may not work because sometimes it's so bogged down it won't open, but, I have a program called CrystalDiskInfo, and the second it opens up, everything goes back to normal. It's like Schrodinger's Glitch, or something.

But, if anybody here has had a similar problem or can shine some light on what could be causing this, it would be *very* greatly appreciated. It's starting to get out of hand.

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Answer: Disk Usage Jumping to 100% When Idle, Sometimes At Random

Welcome to the Tensforum @Toast

Have you seen this article? It too mentions Superfetch as one item.

FIX: 100% Disk Usage by “System and Compressed Memory” in Windows 10 - Appuals.com

I believe this was originally posted by @TairikuOkami ( I think, hopefully I got this right.)
Ken

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my laptop usage is constantly jumping around when idle and cant even play music or movies when i have any other program open because it sounds horrible very choppy and makes this like screeching sound and i cant take it off of the high performance setting because it slows down so much that it almost freezes here are some shots of the processes when it was actually almost running decent i use spybot search and destroy and Regcure and avast

thanks for your advice and help!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Laptop usage constantly jumping around when idle CPU

@Moderators
Please move this thread to Virus and Malware Removal forum.

@jut
Please follow 8-steps defined in Virus and Malware Removal Forum and report back with your findings. Regards
 

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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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System Info: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. Intel Core I5 H55M-E33 motherboard 4gb DDR3 Ram Asus engts250 GFX Card.

Problem:
- Half the time, system hangs during boot up (after BIOS loads)
- When system is idle, it randomly hangs
- System hangs randomly even when it is in use

Tried memtest and no problems found so far.

Any idea what's happening?

Answer:[win7 x86] Random freezing during startup, usage and idle.

Are you using memtest86+?

When you run memtest86+ you are looking for bad RAM cards, bad motherboard slots, so you need to follow the testing procedure in the tutorial.
Sometimes errors from these tests can be corrected by adjusting the settings.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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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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Hello,

I've had this problem for a while.

After I stop using my computer, at the 4th minute mark of being idle something sets off. I always notice it when I work next to it because the vents rev up, it becomes loud, which means more wear and tear, etc.

So first things first, open up the task manager and process explorer to see what's going on. However, as soon as I move my mouse (or give any input really) everything calms back down to 0% or 1% and I can't really see what's driving it. I still managed to snap this screenshot though.

As you can see from it, BitDefender seems to be the culprit. But I don't understand why because even when I turn idle scan and auto-update off, the problem is still here. So it might not be BitDefender after all.

I've also thought of Windows indexing and defragmenting services which were set to run at idle. Nothing is solved after switching both to off.

I'd like to know how can I find out what process exactly is causing the CPU to rise, that is, high disk usage.

Thanks for any help!

Answer:High idle disk and cpu usage

Just sounds like normal windows maintenance to me, mine starts off automatically after being idle for a few mns, they should settle down after a while, but as soon as you use the machine windows pauses the process

Event viewer might also give an idea of what it is doing

A way to see what process is doing it
Disable screen saver if it comes on after a few minutes
open up task manager on the process tab sorted by cpu

sit and watch it for 4 mins and you should see which process is running

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi, thank you for taking a look at this.

Since I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 (who knows when, within the week of first release) I've had a plethora of issues, and recently I found the source of the problem. My computer spikes to 100% disk usage randomly, even with nothing open and will suspend all applications on the computer. A couple of random things can set it off (sometimes when I open the "Search the web and Windows", open an application, Ctrl+Alt+Del, and ALWAYS when I boot my computer)

I've tried every. single. thing. that I have seen on the internet including but not limited to: superfetch, registry stuff, Unistack thing in task manager, Windows defender, uninstalling programs, defragmenting my 1TB Western Digital HDD even though it says 0% fragmented, cleaning up my HDD, checking if my HDD died which it hasn't, and updating my drivers, stopping all startup programs, disabling unused Windows apps, though nothing has seemed to fix the problem permanently. I also used to get this "Display driver AMD has stopped responding but has recovered" though I edited something in the registry and it doesn't show this anymore but I still experience the same problem. I'm quite fed up with this, and I'm thinking about buying Windows 7 in an attempt to downgrade.

Thank you for all the help.

Answer:Random 100% Disk Usage [even with nothing open]

Hi, some basic ideas.
1. Does this happen in Safe Mode? (Hopefully it doesn't!)
2. Does this happen if you do a clean boot?
If not, a process of elimination follows where you enable more things, log off, on, check and repeat this.
3. To identify the cause, you might be able to use Sysinternals Procmon (free) (Process Monitor).

The log can be very long, so you need to identify where to look.
e.g.
a. by the time at which this activity takes place (if occasional)
b. by using its filter e.g. only view Readfile, Writefile

Finally, you could do a clean install of Win 10, if the problem is some leftover issue from the upgrade- something previously installed.
(This would reregister automatically- no license code needed).

Noted you are talking about going to Win 7. That seems to indicate you were either unhappy with Win 8, don't have a license for it, or didn't take a disk image of Win 8 before upgrading, (Disk imaging is VERY strongly recommended), or are past the 30 days from installing Win 10 to revert to '8.

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Hi, thank you for taking a look at this.

Since I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 (who knows when, within the week of first release) I've had a plethora of issues, and recently I found the source of the problem. My computer spikes to 100% disk usage randomly, even with nothing open and will suspend all applications on the computer. A couple of random things can set it off (sometimes when I open the "Search the web and Windows", open an application, Ctrl+Alt+Del, and ALWAYS when I boot my computer)

I've tried every. single. thing. that I have seen on the internet including but not limited to: superfetch, registry stuff, Unistack thing in task manager, Windows defender, uninstalling programs, defragmenting my 1TB Western Digital HDD even though it says 0% fragmented, cleaning up my HDD, checking if my HDD died which it hasn't, and updating my drivers, stopping all startup programs, disabling unused Windows apps, though nothing has seemed to fix the problem permanently. I also used to get this "Display driver AMD has stopped responding but has recovered" though I edited something in the registry and it doesn't show this anymore but I still experience the same problem. I'm quite fed up with this, and I'm thinking about buying Windows 7 in an attempt to downgrade.

Thank you for all the help.

Answer:Random 100% Disk Usage [even with nothing open]

Hi, some basic ideas.
1. Does this happen in Safe Mode? (Hopefully it doesn't!)
2. Does this happen if you do a clean boot?
If not, a process of elimination follows where you enable more things, log off, on, check and repeat this.
3. To identify the cause, you might be able to use Sysinternals Procmon (free) (Process Monitor).

The log can be very long, so you need to identify where to look.
e.g.
a. by the time at which this activity takes place (if occasional)
b. by using its filter e.g. only view Readfile, Writefile

Finally, you could do a clean install of Win 10, if the problem is some leftover issue from the upgrade- something previously installed.
(This would reregister automatically- no license code needed).

Noted you are talking about going to Win 7. That seems to indicate you were either unhappy with Win 8, don't have a license for it, or didn't take a disk image of Win 8 before upgrading, (Disk imaging is VERY strongly recommended), or are past the 30 days from installing Win 10 to revert to '8.

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My display starts shimmering when left idle. Say I am reading a text document, then the text gets fuzzy. This stops if I scroll or move my mouse. It appears that the display is jumping as after checking there is a grey line appearing at the border. I cannot explain more clearly without a picture. The device is Microsoft Surface Pro 4, with graphics Intel 520.

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Computer will shut off with no warning, Disk usage will jump to 100%. Webpages will not load even though all internet bars are full. Webroot and Malwarebytes do not pick up any problems. The system is Windows 10 and I have run disk cleaner, defrag and deleted cookies, cache and history to see if clearing up space helps the problem but it hasn't. Not sure if it's something with the system or some malware I can't find..... Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you!!!!

Answer:Random Disk usage and CPU spikes, running slow,

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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Hi,

I've a new computer, bought in January this year. Things have been fine for the most part, but recently I've been experiencing intermittent periods of extremely high disk usage, lasting for about 20-30 seconds during which my computer is completely unresponsive - including the taskbar.

Opening up the Task Manager/Performance Monitor supposedly gives the culprit:

But I don't know how to go further. I've tried disabling all error reporting and solution-checking in the control panel, but I still experience this problem.

I suspect something bad going on in the background; any and all assistance will be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Frustrating random periods of high disk usage & associated freezing

this topic on Microsoft answers is surprisingly similar to yours http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...sage-and/cd787f8d-e7b4-4872-aecb-6f0cd15ad942

You might find some suggestions there to help you
I very much doubt this is malware related so I have moved this to W8 forum
 

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Occasionally I'll be watching a movie with VLC player, and then suddenly everything freezes temporarily for 40 seconds or so.

Before everything else becomes fully frozen and unusable, I am able to see Task Manager showing disk usage pinned at 100%, but I don't hear the hard drive chugging.

I can't determine what is causing the disk use spikes.

Any ideas?

Answer:Random 100% disk usage spike causing frozen system

Hi, first absolute basics:
1. Please run a check on your disk (s).
Download and run Hard disk sentinel (trial) and post a screenshot of its GUI.

Ideally when or just after you have such a problem:
2. Please post a screenshot of your task manager, organising any columns of interest high to low by clicking on the relevant column tab. Repeat for different columns if useful.
(Ideally when you notice problems)

3. Please post a screenshot like this:
4. Compare performance after a clean boot.

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

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

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

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

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

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In resource monitor, system interrupts jumps from 15 to 22% usage like every 3 seconds. Since i already had razer game booster installed, i was told to use the diagnose option it has. And to fix any error that it shows in the event log, which should fix my problem... But i have no idea what any of this stuff means let alone know how to begin to fix any of it. So any help would be much appreciated.

PC specs
3.3 GHz Intel i3 2120
500 GB Serial-ATA-III Hard Drive
8GB DDR3-1333 MHz
NVIDIA GT520 1GB
ASRock H61M-HVS
Windows 7 Home Premium(64-bit)
480 Watt Power Supply

Razer Game Booster Diagnostics Report Event Log
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1201 - Time : 12/31/2012 7:03:05 PM
1202 - Source : Application Error
1203 - Description : Faulting application name: nvcplui.exe, version: 6.9.840.0, time stamp: 0x50b991e2
Faulting module name: NVCPL.DLL, version: 8.17.13.1070, time stamp: 0x50b984ed
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000005a217
Faulting process id: 0x102c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cde74668861d42
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client\nvcplui.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\NVCPL.DLL
Report Id: a636886a-5339-11e2-b490-002522e5aaf1

1201 - Time : 12/31/2012 7:02:47 PM
1202 - Source : Application Error
1203 - Description : Faulting application name: nvcplui.exe, version: 6.9.840.0, time stamp: 0x50b991e2
Faulting module name: NVCPL.DLL, version: 8.17.13.1070, time stamp: 0x50b984ed... Read more

Answer:CPU usage jumping up to 20%

here is some info i found that may be important.

http://processchecker.com/file/nvCplUI.exe.html

Description: nvCplUI.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 794,624 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 753,664 bytes or 801,312 bytes.
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. NvCplUI.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. nvCplUI.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you run into problems with nvCplUI.exe, you may also uninstall NVIDIA nTune software

Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nvCplUI.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder.

Have you run a complete virus/malware scan? I would start there. Then maybe uninstall nvidea drivers and programs and reinstall fresh.

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Question: CPU usage jumping

Hi there,

My computer got infected with a trojan which I have gotten rid of but it has left some stragglers. I have had to download firefox as a browser as every time i use IE i get a load of IE pop ups advertising things which relate to the searches I am doing. Also my Cpu usage is constantly jumping up to 100% every time i open a new program and just scrolling down a page can make it jup to about 50%. I have done a HJT log and posted it below, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:31:58, on 10/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
K:\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
K:\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1... Read more

Answer:CPU usage jumping

sorry just realised have posted to wrong page...Duh! will repost on appropriate page. Thanx
 

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I'm using a Dell laptop with Windows XP which is unbelievably slow.

The CPU usage is fluctuating every second between 10% - 100%. This starts as soon as I boot the computer up. Under task manager there is nothing suspicious. The process that seems to be responsible is 'System' which I believe encompasses a lot of things? I've ran a virus check which found nothing.

Any suggestions as to other things I could try to solve this would be very welcome. I basically can't use the thing at the moment.
 

Answer:CPU usage jumping between 10 - 100%

This might be a virus. But, first try starting the PC in safe mode ands see if there is any improvement in performance and report back.

What anti virus did you use?

What Service Pack level are you on?
 

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I have a new dual opteron computer and it's been fast and working perfectly. This last week it has been chugging and the CPU has been jumping up and down like crazy from 0-10-5-30-10-60, ect.
I've updating XP again and used 3 different anti-viruses and 4 different adawares, found a few minor ad wares but nothing to be causing this problem. Finally I used Norton Utilities which found over 700 issues, fixed those ad restarted and the CPU isn't spiking up as high but it is still going up and down, what's going on??

thank you

Answer:CPU usage jumping around

With Task Manager open, click on the Processes tab and then click CPU.
Now with each spike the guilty party moves to the top of the list.

Regards,
JF

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Hello,

Lately I'd been experiencing some trouble with my CPU usage, every time I start a "taxing" application the usage of the CPU starts jumping periodically, reaching 100% or so, this causes that the mouse jumps positions and the image to move inconstantly. This may not be a critical problem but I'm getting tired of it, and don't want for it to get worse.

Extended Problem Description

I use the task manager to see the performance and processes while using three different applications. The fist one was an application in facebook, while using this application I took 4 snapshots, the first one



shows the task manager seconds after the CPU "jumped back" to a normal usage, the second



shows the task manager while the computer is slowed down. This second image shows that the Audiodg.exe process start consuming a lot of the CPU resources, so I finalized the process (sacrificing the sound of the computer) and took images of the performance



and worst case scenario of the task manager



this apparently "solved" the problem in this case, the computer didn't slowed down anymore but the usage still jumped.

The second application I used was Runescape game, this one is a little more taxing that the last one in this case I took also took 4 snapshots, the fist 2 with the audiodg.exe executing, and the second 2 without it. The performance



and worst case task manager



with the Audiodg.exe executing, I tried to ... Read more

Answer:Vista CPU Usage jumping

Temporary fixes: One of the things you should try to make the PC usable when one app is taking 100% CPU usage is to change its priority to lowest (right-click) (if you have a single core processor). if you have a multicore processor, you can set it to use another core
http://www.dacharts.org/archives/Hum..._WindowsXP.htm

I noticed your firefox was taking a lot of processing power. i can think of only two things. a page with a lot of javascripts (like those horrendous web pages with glitter and fancy mouse cursors), or you're using the block reported attack site, and block reported web forgeries features. the latter seems like a bug, and it got so bad on my system i had to turn it off altogether (it's under tools, options, security) to make firefox usable. high cpu usage and lots of disk reading and writing were the main symptoms.

i see audiodg.exe also has high cpu usage. i googled a little and found this
http://technicallyeasy.net/2009/03/f...igh-cpu-usage/
you can try it out and see if it makes a difference

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I've seen a few threads about similiar problems, however I think mine differs a little from the rest that's why I opened my own thread.

Here's the deal: My cpu usage jumps to 100% when I do usual actions like page refreshing, starting windows media player, starting task manager and so on. On the other hand when I'm watching let's say youtube it's on 4%-20%.

I have:
win7 professional 32bit
2GB of RAM DDR2
dual core 2ghz processor
Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT
According to microsoft my pc meets the requirements so I thought it might be the graphic card, I asked about it in graph card section and seems that should be enough as well.

I'm gonna guess the first question you will ask is what processes use most of the cpu, and the answer is the ones I actually use at the time (i.e. I refresh google chrome page chrome.exe uses a bunch of cpu.
This wouldn't be much of a problem but I play some video games as well that don't require much (warcraft 3 for example) and there this high cpu usage causes trouble.

I hope someone can help me thanks in advance I'll be checking daily so if anyone needs additional information just ask.

Answer:CPU usage jumping to 100% win7

A spike in CPU usage is not uncommon when starting some programs. If it stayed at 100%, then I'd be concerned. What does it settle down to?

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When trying to acsess a Web Page IE Jumps to 100% CPU usage Seems To Bring up Most other Sites With no issue, When trying to acsess This site it says in the Bottom Left Corner Downloading Pictures but never gets Past That.. Website Loads on Firefox and Google Chrome Perfectly. I have already Deleted All Temporary internet Files, Tried Compatibility Mode, Disables Smooth Scrolling.. My next Step is to set all IE Settings To Default.. WOuld you guys Recommend Anything Else Just FOr Reference The Website is www.Govdeals.com.. trying to acsess The Advanced Search Feature.. Hope You guys can help!!!

Answer:IE Jumping to 100% CPU usage The Freezing

Only thing I see is Advanced search is heavily dependent on Java so make sure JRE is most current version.

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I just bought an HP Laptop and the CPU usage seems to be jumping around completely at random. The only program running is IE, and it will jump from 3% to over 90%. I have rebooted, tried removing multiple programs and nothing seems to work. Anyone have an idea?

Answer:CPU Usage jumping sporadically

Quote:





Originally Posted by Yeti Bobbins


I just bought an HP Laptop and the CPU usage seems to be jumping around completely at random. The only program running is IE, and it will jump from 3% to over 90%. I have rebooted, tried removing multiple programs and nothing seems to work. Anyone have an idea?




Hi. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista!

You will absolutely notice spikes both CPU and RAM under Vista, especially with a new system. There a number of tasks that Vista is trying to accomplish which you can take a look for yourself in Task Manager. Right-click on a clear area at the very bottom of the screen, select Task Manager.

You'll see the Applications, Processes and Services tabs which will show the programs currently executing. The processes can contain a number of Services under them and can be viewed by right-clicking on the process then selecting "Go To Service(s)". One process that catches most eyes is svchost.exe, which is the Generic Host Process for Vista Services. Each svchost runs multiple times - don't be surprised to see around 8 or so at times - and running within each svchost will be multiple system services.

From boot-up to desktop, somewhere around 100 programs/services run and most remain either in a state of execution or in an idle state waiting to execute when called upon to do so.

regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hello,

I'm experiencing an issue where after the initial boot-up, after about 5-10 mins of using a program or IE or anything, eventually the computer starts moving extremely slow, to the point where the TaskMgr takes about 5-7 minutes open when pressing alt+ctrl+del.

When it opens I notice that CPU usage is at 100% mostly with explorer.exe, and usually stays that way.

Does anyone know a way to troubleshoot or trace what is the cause of the jump of usage?

The computer is running XP home.

thanks in advance for any help given!
M.O.

Answer:Explorer.exe Usage Constantly Jumping To 100%

How much RAM do you have (right click My Computer / select Properties / under the General tab, how many MB of RAM do you have)?How much free space do you have on your harddrive (double click My Computer / right click C: drive / select Properties / under the General tab, Free Space)?Have you installed any new hardware/software recently?Have you updated, and run your antivirus?Have you done any online virus scans?Have you run any Spyware/Malware programs?What Spyware/Malware programs do you use?

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I bought a Toshiba Satellite C650D 2 months ago, and I used the Windows 7 that came with it thinking it was all fine and dandy until some days ago, it started getting random lag spikes.

At first it just occured when watching movies (tried 4 different programs, reinstalled all driver, scanned for malware, defragged, you name it) then it started happening outside the movie-viewing aswell. That did it for me, and I installed Windows XP. I've done so 3 times now, clean installs of Windows XP. At first it seemed fine. For some hours, then it started lagging really bad, not like in Windows 7, but CPU usage is jumping around in the boundaries between 1% and 99% randomly, but there is no processes taking it!

It lags whatever I do, just opening notepad can make it jump. I figured it would work with a clean format, but noo, of course the problem reoccured. It could perhaps be drivers, seing as the problems in Windows 7 and XP are somewhat different. I'm at my wits ends here on what to do, anything would be helpful.

Answer:Satellite C650D - CPU usage is jumping around

Anyone?

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

Here's a screeny:


Anyone got any advice?

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

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

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No matter what I do, what processes I kill, or anything like that, I cannot get my CPU to stop jumping arround. Every second or so the usage goes from 0-10% to 60-100% than back down. It's making my usage graph look like VVVVVVVVVVVV except squeezed alot closer together. Iknow I have alot of processes going, but I've googled them all and apparently they're all required in someway or another.

Also, I used to have this problem - it was caused by Norton's Antivirus. I uninstalled that and thought the problem was fixed. My computer stoped doing it for a wile, than started it again.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:42:53 PM, on 08/06/23
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.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\cisvc.exe
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Answer:Performance Issues (CPU usage jumping every second) - HJT log included

Am I allowed to bump unanswered theads that fall to page 4?
 

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After removing some viruses and reinstalling windows, my computer has had jumping cpu usage from 2-30 percent, and high physical memory use under performance tab in task manager.
 
I never had this problem before, and my processes in task manager don't take up a lot of memory, could this be from some kind of virus or a hardware problem... wasn't sure where to post.

Answer:CPU usage jumping and high physical memory use

How did you reinstall Windows? You might have gotten infected already- could you provide some more details about your system and what you did? I'm not as expert as some folks on here but I'm sure somebody will help you
Mark S.

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I have run the the Hijackthis program but I don't know what I am looking for exactly. Something is using up all the physical memory and cpu usage but I can't figure out what is it. When I first notice the problem I figured it was remnants of norton conflicting with avg. I completely removed norton with a norton removal tool this didn't solve the problem. Below I have post my hijackthis finding. Also hijack this mentioned "System denied write access to the host file C:\windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts ." I am not sure what this file does so I didn't delete or alter it. If any one can help I'd greatly appreciate it THANKS.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:16:43 PM, on 5/29/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA USB Sleep and Charge Utility\TUSBSleepChargeSrv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Web Camera Application\TWebCamera.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9 ... Read more

Answer:Cpu usage and physical memory are jumping ridiculously

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

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Im going mental, i use my pc running xp for music production and the web, for some reason my mouse keeps stuttering and locking up, and the cd writer keeps trying to burn and read from the drive when theres no disk and this is causing programs to crash, ive hit control, alt, delete to check the processes etc when it happens and it shows my cpu jumping from around 3 or 4% to about 53% (very quickly), i could really do with some help with this as im a bit of a novice.

Also can anyone tell me why the my documents folder keeps openong at start up??

Cheers.

windows xp
1.8ghz amd athlon
768 mb ram
 

Answer:Cpu Usage Keeps Jumping From Around Zero To Fifty/sixty Percent And Causes Crashing!!

I'm not sure as to the cpu issue, I am experiencing a similar issue myself. I may be able to help you with the my documents issue though.

* Check the startup folder in Start>All Programs>Startup
If you see 'My Documents' in there, then just delete it. It will go away.

It could also be something in the registry, or maybe a utility that you used to make My Documents open every bootup, but you have forgotten that you did it.

The only other thing I could think of is that maybe you are using the hibernation feature and you left My Documents open when you restarted your PC.
 

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As was the cause in the other thread, the primary IDE channel of my Toshiba was running on Pio-mode making the computer unusable. Uninstalling and reinstalling seemed to work, as it started using DMA-mode, for a couple of hours. Now it started lagging again, and it started using Pio-mode again.
Tried reinstall/uninstall and its good for a while until it decides to go back into Pio again.

What can I do to keep it in DMA-mode, and what is causing the Pio enforcement?

Answer:Satellite C650D - CPU usage is jumping around, Follow-up problem

Also, where can I find Toshiba drivers for the IDE-thingies?

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My memory usage jumps to almost full when I run a game installation. It wont go back to normal when the installation is finished. I don't find any processes that could use all this memory. Its like coming out of nowhere.
This doesn't happen when I install programs. And its only fixed when I restart the laptop.
I update my OS regularly.

Answer:Physical memory usage jumping to the skies when installing games

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab when this happens.

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After a format, I began having this problem, and the size of my windows 7 folder is 26 gb, somehow. I think it is slowly increasing in size.
 
FRST log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-02-2016
Ran by Lenovo (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (26-02-2016 07:20:00)
Running from C:\Users\Lenovo\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Lenovo (Available Profiles: Lenovo)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Skype Technologies S.A.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
(Gadwin Systems) C:\Program Files\Gadwin\Gadwin PrintScreen\PrintScreen64.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxEM.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxHK.exe
() C:\Windows\System32\igfxTray.exe
(Brother Industries, Ltd.) C:\Program... Read more

Answer:High Physical Memory and Jumping Cpu usage under performance tab in task manager

Hi belthagor My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Please give me a few hours to review your logs and prepare a reply.Thank you!

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1st off I have a Gateway md2614u laptop, os Win7 home 32bit. Sometimes when I am typing (I could be in the mail reader, note pad, word pad, or anywere else that I type more then a few words) without any warning the cursor will jump to a different line and my typing will continue on that the new place if I don't catch it. Like in an email prog the cursor has jumped down to the end of the auto signature (when I start a new email in the email reader will auto place a pre-made signature on the blank page) and the typing will go on from there. Also sometimes the cursor will jump completely out of the Windows box or the prog I am in and back to the desktop. So far it has been no more than a minor annoyance. I would like to know why it does that though.

Steve

Answer:I have a random cursor jumping around when I type

Hi reble,


Please try (if you havent already):


Start > Control Panel > Hardware and sounds > Mouse > Pointer Options > and uncheck hide pointer while typing
Click Apply. A Restart might be in order.

Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.

Cheers

Dave

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Hi,
I just got this computer& usred. The cursour jumps around, won't let me tyrpe. I was told to scan it fist with malware bytes. tred to. didn't remove the problem. Please help.
Not sure how to be clearer. it's hard to ty pe this with this jumping around thing.

th
anks
,
Jenn

Answer:Cursor jumping around. Was going to random sites.

Are you saying that you got used computer?

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So I've been working on my friend's computer for a couple of days now. She had been running a virus scan using AVG because the computer wouldn't let her get online and was running very slow. It found some infections and went to quarantine them when her computer froze. On a reboot, she got a blue screen about a Fatal Error.

I was able to get the computer into Safe Mode and then running again using the most recent configuration that worked. The CPU usage is still at 100% with no programs running are aoltsmon.exe (AOL top speed monitor), csrss.exe, and winlogon.exe. I set the priority of them all to low and the AOL executable was no longer a problem. The other two continued using about 50% of the CPU. After doing some reading, I found that some viruses disguise themselves as these executables. The blue screen was most likely due to AVG deleting one of them, right? Is it possible that these are not caused by viruses and is there any other way I can make them stop being such resource hogs? Unfortunately I didn't think to copy over the Hijackthis Log, but will the next time I have access to the computer if needed. Thanks for reading
 

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Question: CPU Idle usage

My CPU usage when it is in idle stay between 5% and 10% most part of the time...with some peaks of 20% some times(NOT really often at all)...

Is it normal? I have many svchost running background...I dont know if I can disable than...anyway...

My CPU is an core 2 duo E7500 at 2,9Ghz
One more question: I bought GTA IV and it drains very much from CPU(benchmark say 98% of CPU usage)...in msconfig, in the part of services, can I disable than all? One guy told me that I can and after doing to reboot...than the windows will only iniciate the services needed for the functioning of the PC...than when I start some task that need a service that was disabled this one will start again...is it true?
Thx!

Answer:CPU Idle usage

Hi there.....

dont disable all services... , just leave them if your not sure about it, there's a few links on the web which will help you ascertain which services you require & those you dont

here's one of them

in regards to CPU usage, head over to ''task manager'' via (ctrl/alt/delete), when the window opens select ''processes'' here you'll see what apps are currently running & the amount of CPU power is being used.

you could post a screenshot of the processes box here & we'll see if anything looks abnormal...

GTA4 is a rescource hog....its that simple.

top end machine still struggle with this game, & its pretty poorly coded for the PC.

looking at your specs, as long as you can play with some degree of fluidity & your not getting 10-15fps (like a lot of ppl do), then i'd be happy

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Hello,
Before i give up and just delete this process all together, I thought I would ask people who actually knew what they were doing.
My CPU usage is constantly between 60-100% (almost always 100%) even when I'm doing nothing. In Processes, ftgrrifc.exe from AppData-Roaming takes up 40-50% of my CPU usage. Also, System Idle Process can jump anywhere from very low to near 50%. Skype.exe can also jump from nothing to 50% for a few seconds.
I would like my laptop to go to the good old days where i could actually play games/videos on my laptop. I am the only user on the laptop.
Microsoft Security Essentials says the laptop is clean, and Malwarebytes says I have no malware.

My operating system:
Windows Vista Home Premium 2007
AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-77 2.30GHz
RAM: 4.00GB
32-bit Operating System

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-77, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2941 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 291612 MB, Free - 146134 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, KSWAE
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:CPU usage 60-100% when idle

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Hi,
I notice the last few days my PC has been running slow. When I looked at the Windows task Manager my CPU Performance seems to be at 20-30%...Mostly 25%...Even when Idle with no Applications running in the background.
This isn't normal is it? In the past when I have looked at my CPU Performance it was always under 5% when Idle.
My Blue Hard Drive light on my case seems to be on most of the time as well?
Thanks
Uly.

Answer:CPU Usage at 25% even when Idle?

Hello and welcome Uly5 for starters I would run these if you haven't already

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with themalware scans

(NBIf one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it ordisable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)
Also check in msconfig - Start > type msconfig and see what is starting up in the Start up tab and I would look at the running processes in the task manager.

Lets do that first then move on.

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Hi
My Win 7 Acer RAM (3GB) is running at 46% idle? This seems to be alot?
Though it does not increase that much with windows open, even when I open WMP and play music it only goes up to 49-50%.
I use the gadget on screen and double check it with task manager, they are the same.
This is more than the previous Vista Basic machine, which I returned, it ran at 40%?
Is there a way to adjust or sort this?

Oh, this morning it went up 99% and I could not switch it off, I had to hold the button to switch off?

Any help.
Thanks.
Neil

Answer:Win 7 RAM usage at 46% idle?

Open Task Manager > Processes tab > click on "Memory". There you will see which processes eat your RAM - ordered by size. Maybe you have too many startup programs. Have a look in msconfig and disable those that you do not need (which are probably all). On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with the system using all the RAM. I assume it's all paid for - LOL.
But when you have excessive usage (like the 99%), you can also kill the culprit process in task manager. No need to shut off the whole system.

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Firstly, I'd like to say hi. After reading many posts (and finding many solutions to my vista questions) I now have a question/possible problem.

At idle, I have 50% cpu usage at times. It seems to be msiexec.exe. I have absolutely no idea why. Is this a normal Vista behaviour?

Second, at startup I have 67 processes running, then it jumps to 72, then back down to 67. I had this amount on my XP pro machine, but had probably over 60 different programs installed, as it was a shared machine with CAD programs, graphic design software, etc. Now I only have vista, adobe cs3, blackberry, and office...

And for my final question, Why does eSata not able to "hot-swap"? Is this normal as well (sorry, I've always used firewire for my external drives, but now I'm trying to use eSata)

My machine specs are as follows:

Gigabyte GA-x38-DQ6
BFG 8800GT OC2 512mb
4gb Kingston HyperX 1066
Intel E8400
LG SuperMulti-Blue DVD/BD/CD/HD
Antec Sonata III case
Antec 80plus 550Watt PSU
Seagate 7200.11 HDD (three 750gb)
Vista64 Ultimate
Kaspersky A/V
CS3
Blackberry client desktop
Inventor
iTunes


Any help is greatly appreciated...

I have run 3 full-system A/V scans (and since this is a clean install with no internet downloads on this system including no mp3 downloads, etc) it has come up clean as expected...

Answer:50% CPU usage at idle...help (please)

Why would the Microsoft Installer Component be constantly active on your system? That should only be active when you're trying to install a new program, so obviously something is trying to install on your computer that you don't have any idea about.

If not, then vista also defrags constantly when idle so you don't have to run the defrag program. You might want to see if disabling the auto defragmentation helps any.

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Question: CPU usage at idle

I'm having an unknown issue with a computer...when idling, with no background services or programs running, it jumps between 40-60% CPU usage in the task manager Performance tab. Under Processes, System Idle Process is at 99%, with nothing else showing up that isn't part of the operating system. In normal use, it acts like its doing something else so I'm betting the Performance tab is more correct than the Processes one. Scanned for viruses and ad/spyware with nothing showing up. Anyone know of anything else to try?

The processor queue is a bit higher than it should be at 2-3 nonstop, never dropping below 2

The system is a Duron 1GHz with 768MB ram, external video, sound, etc on WXP Pro/latest SP and hotfixes

edit:
diagnostic startup doesn't help
 

Answer:CPU usage at idle

This has to do most likely with the DPC Time Placeholder, or Interupts Time Placeholder.

This on my system is also giving me an annoying 4-7% idle jump in CPU while system idle process is at 99..

http://www.iarsn.com/ EDIT: Taskinfo download that to confirm this..Only thing that helps me is a reformat :\
 

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i bought a new pc, and installed windows 7,
and in the ram usage gadget thingy. it shows 60% ram usage.
and the pc is idle, nothing is on, and i checked the proccesses and didnt see anything suspisios..
why is that?

i got 2g ram DDRII

Answer:60% Ram usage on idle.

Because you have 2GB of RAM and are running x64 windows

Post a snip of resource monitor on the RAM tab, and we can break it down for you.

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ook my computer is running idle and nothing is going on, i am just staring at the screen and it seems like a lot of ram is being used up...and i dont know whats eating it...is 51% a little too high for an idle..if so, can u guys help me point down whats eating it all up? thanks and theres an image below

Answer:Might be too much RAM usage on idle

Depends on what apps you have running ,even if the PC is "IDLE".
I see "Firefox" running ,that is consuming around 40MB.There maybe other apps like these.

As far as possible disable/remove all UNWANTED apps from startup.Will help a lot in reducing RAM usage.

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My CPU usage hovers between 25-30% without any programs (except explorer) running. This is causing my sound, CD playback as well as any other media etc. to skip/stall dramatically. A serious problem for me since this system is my DAW (and only source of income!) I have done complete scans with AVG, Spybot and Ad-aware. Nothing found by AVG except to note a change in the MBR?, though Spybot and Ad-Aware both discovered and eliminated 'threats'. As suggested in this forum under another thread, I tried unsuccessfully to install Livecare, but it errors out when trying to uninstall dotnet2.0. The 'Processes' tab under task manager is apparently no help as it shows 'system idle' at 99% at the same time the CPU usage is at 25% under the 'performance' tab. The CPU usage is a normal ~0-2 percent when I bootup in safe mode with networking. Words aren't adequate to describe how much any help will be appreciated.... Base System: AMD Athlon64 3200, 2 Gigs RAM, Primary HDD 2 Raptors Raid 0.

Answer:Cpu Usage At 25% At 'idle'

There's a lot of services and programs that are not turned on when you go on safe mode compared to normal mode.
Take a comparison between safe mode's task manager and normal mode's task manager

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This is not an issue but more a curiosity. I have the old Windows cup / ram monitor running as a gadget on Windows 10. When the PC is idle for a few minutes I notice the cup usage always spikes to around 10-13% and stays around that mark. As soon as I touch mouse and move it it then plummets to 0 or 1%. Is this normal? I wonder what it could be doing. It's not as if I can use task manager to see because as soon as I move the mouse or go to use the PC the usage returns to 0 or 1? I presume Windows is doing housekeeping stuff and it's a non issue?

cheers, Wayne

Answer:CPU usage when PC is idle

Ok, I left task manager open and waited for a few mins in front of computer not touching anything. The service that starts up is system and compressed memory. It's always about 13% and seems constant when machine isn't in use. Like I say, as soon as I touch the mouse and move it the service reduces to 0. The actual memory amount this service consumes is only about 50 mb.

UPDATE - so I left it idle quite a while, about 20-25 minutes. Long enough for my screensaver to kick in. Of course when I touched the mouse to resume desktop cpu usage was at 0. What was interesting is I looked at c: drive (SSD) which had consistently been 247 Gb free but it had risen to 252 gb. And when I left the machine idle again for about ten mins the cpu usage stayed at 0. So maybe whatever the system was doing got enough idle time to finish. It'll be interesting to see after shutdown tonight whether this cpu usage rises again when I switch on again tomorrow - am hoping not. I guess it's similar to what I saw on Windows 7 (still faithfully on my older laptop) where I would notice the available free space, on occasions, fluctuate (mainly rising) after a decent amount of idle time. I'm not one to leave my machine on for prolonged periods when not using it and as the Windows 10 desktop is newish and I'm almost always doing stuff/installing stuff at the moment to bring it to similar functionality to my other laptop (mainly games) it gets very little idle time for more than a few minutes at most. So I wond... Read more

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my dad's computer has 80%-90% cpu usage while idle.

in task manager, the process using the cpu is not there, so I had to run process explorer.

There's 2 processes using all the juice: Hardware Interrupts and Deferred Procedure Calls.

Everything's fine in safe mode, though.

anyone knows what's going on?
 

Answer:cpu usage at 80% when idle

I have moved your thread to the software forum as this would not appear to be a malware issue.
 

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I have an AMD Quad 965BE, and i've noticed that when the computer is idle and i'm not using it, the CPU fan speeds up a great deal due to heavy CPU usage. I'm wondering if this is due to some service running in the background on Win 7 64-bit only during idle periods. It's a clean install so it shouldn't be anything i've loaded on that is doing it.While i'm using it, my CPU runs at about 86F and the CPU fan is inaudible. But when i'm away from the computer for a while, I can hear the CPU fan making a lot more noise due to being higher RPMs. When I get back on the computer, I check the temp immediately and it shows 105F. But immediately after I start using the computer again, the CPU load dies down, the temp cools, and the fan speed slows down again.I don't like this because the stock fan makes a noisy whine at high RPMs and I also don't like the thought of my computer running overtime when i'm not using it. Anyone know what the culprit could be?

Answer:CPU usage goes way up during idle in Win 7

They have a built in resource monitor to see what is causing it. Use it to see what is going on.Playing to the angelsLes Paul (1915-2009)

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This is not an issue but more a curiosity. I have the old Windows cup / ram monitor running as a gadget on Windows 10. When the PC is idle for a few minutes I notice the cup usage always spikes to around 10-13% and stays around that mark. As soon as I touch mouse and move it it then plummets to 0 or 1%. Is this normal? I wonder what it could be doing. It's not as if I can use task manager to see because as soon as I move the mouse or go to use the PC the usage returns to 0 or 1? I presume Windows is doing housekeeping stuff and it's a non issue?

cheers, Wayne

Answer:CPU usage when PC is idle

Ok, I left task manager open and waited for a few mins in front of computer not touching anything. The service that starts up is system and compressed memory. It's always about 13% and seems constant when machine isn't in use. Like I say, as soon as I touch the mouse and move it the service reduces to 0. The actual memory amount this service consumes is only about 50 mb.

UPDATE - so I left it idle quite a while, about 20-25 minutes. Long enough for my screensaver to kick in. Of course when I touched the mouse to resume desktop cpu usage was at 0. What was interesting is I looked at c: drive (SSD) which had consistently been 247 Gb free but it had risen to 252 gb. And when I left the machine idle again for about ten mins the cpu usage stayed at 0. So maybe whatever the system was doing got enough idle time to finish. It'll be interesting to see after shutdown tonight whether this cpu usage rises again when I switch on again tomorrow - am hoping not. I guess it's similar to what I saw on Windows 7 (still faithfully on my older laptop) where I would notice the available free space, on occasions, fluctuate (mainly rising) after a decent amount of idle time. I'm not one to leave my machine on for prolonged periods when not using it and as the Windows 10 desktop is newish and I'm almost always doing stuff/installing stuff at the moment to bring it to similar functionality to my other laptop (mainly games) it gets very little idle time for more than a few minutes at most. So I wond... Read more

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hi again

well, this doesnt happen to me very often, but sometimes (maybe 1 in 20 boots) i get 50% (or near enough) cpu usgae when my pc is idle, i normally notice it when im playing a game and obviously i can clearly notice a decrease in performance.

If anyone knows why this is happening and if its meant to be happening could ya let me know :| and if needed could someone tell me how to fix it

ps- if its norton im soon gonna remove it and get avg anyway!

ty!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:26:38, on 25/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
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Answer:50% cpu usage when idle

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Hi,
I notice the last few days my PC has been running slow. When I looked at the Windows task Manager my CPU Performance seems to be at 20-30%...Mostly 25%...Even when Idle with no Applications running in the background.
This isn't normal is it? In the past when I have looked at my CPU Performance it was always under 5% when Idle.
My Blue Hard Drive light on my case seems to be on most of the time as well?
Thanks
Uly.

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The only real problem I have is when I am playing a video or movie, it jumps up to 100% and causes the video to freeze up for a few seconds. I've gone through msconfig and turned off a bunch of start up stuff that I didn't need. I went from having about 50 processes to less than 30 and have seen no difference. I then changed the performance options from the Control Panel to optimize the system for performance. I have defragged, scanned with AVG and Ad-Aware and still have the problem.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:48:25 PM, on 9/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

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\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTXFIHLP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:50% CPU Usage at Idle

ttt
 

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My Laptop was never run into this problem. My laptop (axioo PICO DJV) is became REALLY slow and laggy this very day. When i open the taskmgr it always said that the CPU Usage is 100%, even when windows is idle at the desktop with no any program running. I've tried many repairing utility (cleanmgr, defrag, uninstalling rubbish programs, readyboost, even System Restore) and none of them worked. The processor became really hot and always at the limit spot of 1,666 GHz, even when the windows is idle. Is there any way to fix it? since I can't use my laptop now because all programs will gone not responding. (sorry about my bad english, I didn't knew much)

Answer:CPU Usage 100%, even when idle

Work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 especially focusing on establishing a Clean Boot, using Process and Resource Monitors to monitor high usage patterns. If you'll report back results of each step we may have others.

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Hey folks, I need your help troubleshooting here.

This is with a clean install of 8.1 from a MS ISO, downloaded and installed on Nov 14th. It is fully up to date.
This behaviour was not present with Windows 8, but I have done 3 clean 8.1 installs with the same outcome.

When I first power on my laptop, after windows is loaded, Core 0 on my CPU (i7 4700MQ) idles at around 90%, with task manager showing 11-15% CPU usage. System interrupts shows the most usage of all items on the list.

I have changed the minimum usage in power options to 5% for all power profiles. This behaviour is present under low power, balanced, and high performance power modes and doesn't change if I change them. (See Windows 8 task manager and 4th gen i7 ). In low power mode the usage is slightly less but is still present.

This processor usage continues as I run other programs, or as long as I let it idle without going to sleep.

If I put my computer to sleep, and then wake it, after idling for a short while..
all is as it should be!

I have the latest drivers for my chipset, GPU, WiFi, and Intel graphics (laptop has switchable graphics). This behaviour is present even with the OEM 8.1 drivers for these items.
All my other drivers are the ones released by my laptop OEM (Sager) in the last couple of weeks, specifically for 8.1.

There is a new BIOS that is being released by Sager (Clevo, which is the company that makes Sager branded laptops, has already released their "8.1" BIOS, I am... Read more

Answer:8.1 Pro idle CPU usage

So, I figured something out today..

If I unplug my monitor from the HDMI to my external monitor, the usage stops! Also if I boot without the HDMI in, there is no mystery usage. ALSO if I disable and then re-enable the ATI HD8970m, the usage stops!

This laptop has switchable graphics between Intel HD4600 and the ATI.

Anyone ever seen this before?

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my cpu usage is fluctuating from 75% up to 90% when sitting on idle. when i attempt to do anything it takes forever and a day.

i have only just installed an HIS Iceq3 turbo, on a clean install of windows xp and the essential drivers, the cpu usage seems to be far too high.

although i know the card may be a little overkill for my system i didnt think i would have this amount of problem.

system specs:
NZXT Zero case (more than enough fans to keep system cool)
Asus A8R-MVP Motherboard
AMD 3700+ Sandiego Edition (Stock)
2Gb Corsair XMS CPT2 Memory running in dual Channel mode @ 2-3-3-6
2x WD Raptor 36Gb in running in stripe mode with 4Kb Stripe Size. (SATA)
1x WD Tb (SATA)
1x WD 250Gb IDE (IDE)
1x Pioneer 215 DVD Writer Black (SATA)
1x NEC DVD Writer (IDE)
1x Standard Floppy Drive
1x Creative Live! 1024 With Live! Drive Attatched
1x Realtek Ethernet Card
1x Enermax Liberty 620W
and now 1x HIS IceQ3 turbo HD3870

anybody know why i should have so high CPU usage when the only things installed and running are the drivers for all the components??

cheers
 

Answer:Cpu usage over 75% when idle

wrong forum.
 

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hello . i used eset smart security before this . then , i uninstalled it and use avg9 free instead . installed advanced system care too . but the problem is , my laptop get heat up faster and cpu usage is more than 70% when idle , and one application cost my laptop cpu usage never less than 90% . im using intel core i3 2.14ghz . 2gb ddr3 ram . i dont really know what details should i give , because i dont know much about this . it happens suddenly . hope anyone can help . thanks .

Answer:cpu usage over 70% on idle .

Many things run in the background in Windows 7. Your Task Manager can tell you, but it's probably nothing to be concerned with.

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Hi guys,
 
I've tried Google, but without luck - hope you guys can help.
 
I have an old laptop, which is fine for what I use it for. Did a clean install of Windows 7 yesterday, but CPU usage is high - around 49-52 % even with no programs open. My fans er always on and extremely loud - the laptop is terrible to use in this condition.
 
I have installed Process Explorer, but do not know what to look for?
 
Can you help me?
 
 
Appreciate it!
 
Regards,
Lars
 
Edit:
Core2Duo T7100 1.80 GHz
3 GB RAM
Lots of free HDD space

Answer:CPU usage when idle = 49-52 % :-(

I'm gonna try reinstalling Windows.

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Question: CPU usage in idle

Hello,
I have question regarding CPU usage when my laptop has not have any application up and running (at least not by my request).
I have changed some of the Start Up in msconfig. Everything that I don't really need on immediate Windows start up I have not selected. That is fine.
But still absolutely randomly I will have my CPU usage going up and down from 1% to sometimes over 40% if not even more. Recently what has happened is that I left task Manager up (only, nothing else) in order to monitor CPU usage. While I was watching CPU usage was as I would say normal. 0%-7% up and down. After let say 45 minutes I got back to check again. I log on and much to my surprise I have noticed that my CPU usage in last, at least 10 minutes was constantly around 40%-50%. Strangely enough few second after I log on CPU usage has dropped down to the previous percentage.
I am talking over here about Acer 5378Z
4GB RAM
T4300 Dual Core
WD320GB 5400
Intel Graph (up to 1.8GB share memory)
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium (with latest updates)

Do you have any idea what it could be?
I also scanned computer against viruses and malware. All clear.

Answer:CPU usage in idle

Hello bokiboss -

Do you have indexing enabled? Do you have antivirus program running a deep scan during idle times? Have you looking into the scheduler to see what gets triggered during idle time?

Regards,
GEWB

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Hi, just got this T400s laptop and this problem of cursor jumping around at random times while typing is a pain in the neck. Can someone guide me some solutions how i can resolve this? It keeps jumping to various places and i have to delete and retype whatever i had done... thanks in advance!

Answer:Cursor on keyboard jumping around at random times.. help!

burningacid wrote:
Hi, just got this T400s laptop and this problem of cursor jumping around at random times while typing is a pain in the neck.
 
 
Welcome to the forum!
 
If the touchpad is active, make sure you're not brushing it accidentally as you type.

 

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

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

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

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

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


Code:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.

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

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

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

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

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


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



I can run Furmark with seemingly no issue, Prime95 is stable, IntelBurnTest is stable.
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Ok, I am literally KILLING myself over this!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Code:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.

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

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

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

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

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Hi

I have an issue with my CPU where CPU1 will stay at 60-100 % work rate when idle, and CPU2 is staying at around 20-60%. The rest are staying low at around 0-10% with a few minor spikes here and there.

I have unparked all my cores to try and get the latter ones to take some of the work away from number 1 and 2, but it doesn't seem to help much. I'm wondering what could be causing this. Im gonna give you a picture showing how this doesnt add up from my point of view, and i'll write my specs down.

Fyi my main problem is when i try to run games like Arma 3 (which has pretty horrible single threaded CPU usage as i understand it) and it doesnt have any juice to work with as it's only using my already overworked CPU1 and maybe a bit of CPU2.

Another odd thing to note is that the game runs smooth sometimes, and other times the FPS is so low when i enter the game and throughout the game that it's basically unplayable.

Specs:
- Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @3.40GHz
- 16 GB ram, 1600mhz
- 2x AMD Radeon HD 6900 crossfired
- 800W Cooler Master silent pro gold
64 bit windows
 

Answer:High (idle) CPU usage

First....I see you are using MSI afterburner, turn that off and see what happens. Next...I see you have and AMD 6900 series GPU and you're running the Crimson driver package for it (is that the BETA driver)....not possible as those 4xxx, 5xxx and 6xxx series GPU have been labeled as Legacy cards and no further support is available and the last known driver for them is the 15.7.1 package. That might be your issue right there.

I'd start off with turning off AfterBurner and then installing the correct GPU driver and then check your results.

http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=legacy3&os=Windows 10 - 64
 

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So for some reason my CPU is always at around 50% idle. It says there are 54 processes running yet I can only see around 15 in the Processes tab... Anyway to fix this?

Hmm i used Temp Files cleaner, restarted, ended the process like LCORE for keyboard, razer, hamachi, poweriso and alike and it was 5% idle. Anyway, Firefox also tends to freeze up quite often too. I think my HDD could be failing but I am not sure, anyway to test HDD health?
 

Answer:Windows 7 CPU Usage @ 50% idle

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...toid=720bd20cacdec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD links to SeaTools, which can deep-test several makes of HDD, not just Seagate.

Heavy CPU usage can indeed mean a HDD is dying (slowly). I expect it is something else though. Look at the the processes tab and click the 'show processes from all users' checkbox. Update your networking driver software to the latest version. Don't allow install of the singing-and-dancing bits of networking software. (The monitoring in other words - networks work or dont work in a pretty obvious way)

Also look at the services tab for most of what is going on.

This link http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic172991.html#post1103669 is for similar but not identical problems, and worth looking at for the techniques involved in sorting the problem out. Especially note Process Explorer post#4
 

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Hey guys I'd like to know how to be able to minimise the RAM my system is using to be able to save more ram for games. Anyone have some ideas? I've got 1gig but without anything running I'm sitting at around 300mb of RAM at idle. With Windows XP SP2 Home Edition.

Thanks

By the way why does this forum have such a nice font compared to other sites? I just copied it into Word and it's saying it's Times New Roman but it looks so much better than other sites using Times New Roman.

Cheers guys
 

Answer:Minimising idle RAM usage?

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Hi all, have this problem for a while now. I have 16GB of ram and usage is extremely high while PC is in idle. 99% ram usage and 70-80% quite often.When i start the computer it's fine and then it starts slowly to increase to as i said 70-80 and finally 99%. Computer doesn't lag or lacks of performance even when 99% of the ram is used ?! If you know how to fix that s..t pls aa and that happens in win 10 and win 7 also
I checked task manager to see which process uses that much memory but nothing appeared to be out of order. Could it be some kind of virus ?

Answer:RAM usage too high in idle ?

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory info.

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Hi there,
 
I found this forum when my laptop was infected by qvo6, and I've removed that hijacker successfully using the instructions here (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-qvo6.com-browser-hijacker), thanks very much to all the volunteers!
 
Not sure if I'm being more sensitive to my laptop's changes because of the qvo6 incident, but recently I've found that my CPU usage is always high - at least 50% even when I'm not running any programs.
 
When I open Windows Task Manager the numbers in CPU never add up to 50%, so I'm not sure what process is hogging it. Once I open Chrome, it can go up to 80-90%, which hasn't really happened before (I usually can use Chrome, Firefox, iTunes, Microsoft Word simultaneously without any problems).
 
Would someone be able to help me with this? As mentioned, when my laptop was infected with qvo6, I ran iExplore, adwcleaner, malwarebytes and the scans are clear except for a "##### C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\XX_clean\prefs.js"
 
Appreciate any advice, thanks in advance!
 
ETA: First time user here, so please let me know if it's not the right forum for this issue.

Answer:High CPU usage (50% even when idle)

Please post a screenshot of Task Manager...which reflects this high usage.
 
Louis

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For some reason I have 2GB (out of 4GB) of RAM being and my laptop is slow in general. Even typing this it's lagging.

I take it this could be a virus?

Answer:High RAM Usage at idle

or you're antivirus... LOL

can you post a list of softwares you installed?

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Hey can anyone help me i thought formatting would help ..i changed my psu even that didnt help.i use windows7 ultimate..even when my system is idle the CPU utilization is 60% when i run additional programs the system restarts...i tried killing processes which occupied high cpu but some other process would occupy 50% again
i uploaded the screenshot of my task manager.....
Please help me..
TQ..

Answer:Cpu usage high even when cpu is idle

click on show from all users maximize the box and post another screeshot

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Didn't find an answer in forums so will post. All applications closed and system is idle but ram is always over 50%. What's up with that? I'm between beginner and intermediate.
When I go to task manager there are tons of stuff listed that I have no clue what they are, most have 00 so I guess they aren't doing anything.

Acer Aspire 7720
Windows Ultimate
2GB RAM
250GB HD
Intel Core 2 Duo, T5250, 1.5 GHz, 667 MHz
Temp. is 112 - 115

Thanks, Don
 

Answer:Solved: ram usage over 50% when idle!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Idle System RAM/CPU Usage

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

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

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Hey guys,

Here is my rig:
Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
4 GB of ddr2 at 1066mhz
Intel Core 2 Quad G9450 2.66ghz, 12mb L2
Nvidia Geforce 9800 gx2, 1gb
EVGA 750i FTW SLI motherboard
antec 900 case

Here's my problem:

I will be running Vista Ultimate with few processes and only using about 25%-30% of my 4gb of RAM. However, randomly, the RAM will skyrocket to at least 77% and there aren't any programs which could possible be utilizing that RAM that are on my pc. (Seriously what program could initialize taht would use 2 gb of memory off the bat).

I figured it might be some gay spyware or crap, but I have Kaspersky Anti-virus 2009, and a 64 bit operating system. Plus, I do not go to promiscuous website which would attract that crap, so I have no second thought of this being spyware.

Another thought. The RAM only caps out when the pc has been powered on for over an hour...

This is sucks and I have to restart the pc to reset the RAM, and I would just like to fix this. Please help.

~Kyle
 

Answer:Solved: RAM Usage While Idle is over 77%

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Hello, here is my problem. Starting on Friday (the 13th... go figure), my virus scanner (McAfee) detected the trojan "generic PWS.y" and tried to delete it, and then computer suddenly started to lag a lot and the temperature was a lot higher than normal, so I opened the task manager and found out that around 50% of the CPU was being used at all times (this fluctuates; rarely it dips to the 30% range but it is almost always at 50% or slightly higher when idle; when applications are running, obviously it goes much higher). From an online database I determined that none of the running processes were known viruses/worms/whatever.

Since then I have tried dusting out the inside of the case, running McAfee virus scan, running Lavasoft's Ad-Aware, defragging, running McAfee again in safe mode, running Windows Defender, using CCleaner, and running BitDefender's online scanner, but nothing changed. BitDefender did find the Generic PWS.y worm again, located at C:\Windows\system32\sdqnike.dll (but it could not be removed). This same path was labelled "suspicious" by Panda ActiveScan.

Since then I have done the five steps (with the exception of downloading IE Spyad, since the links provided did not work for some reason). The CPU (an Athlon 64 X2 dual-core) is still using around 50% when idle, and I'd greatly appreciate any help you can provide. Please be aware that I am not particularly good with computers, so if more information is needed, please tell me what it... Read more

Answer:CPU usage always around 50% when idle, may be due to malware

BUMP, please.

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What may cause this to happen? my gpu usage sometime stays at 0, and sometimes it goes all the way up to 99% and stays there for 10-20 secs. sometimes it spikes and goes to 50-0-35-0-70-0 a.s.o and then it stops, and goes on like that. Im just afraid that it'll ruin my gpu since it does really heat up much more (up to 60 C) when the gpu usage goes up. And my normal idle is around 27-30 degrees. Is there anything wrong with my drivers? or may my cpu be the cause of this? i dont think it should unless i have any incorrect drivers installed. I'd be happy if you could respond with a proper answer that will make me realize what the problem is.

Gpu: Asus GTX 560 TI 2GB GDDR5 TOP OC: 985 Core Clock
CPU: Intel I5 650 3,33 GHZ W Boost.
RAM: 8 GB Kingston Ram
HDD: Hitachi 1TB HDS721010CLA332 7200 RPM
Case: NZXT Lexa S

Answer:GPU Usage Shifting on Idle

What are your background programs that are running when this is going on?

Also, it wont hurt your GPU at all.

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Hey everyone, I have a fairly new computer I built with these specs.

Asus P8 Z77-V Pro
Intel Core I5-2500K 3.30 GHz running at 4.33GHz right now. The OC is very stable.
Asus GTX 670
16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 2133
Crucial M4 512 GB SSD
Win7 64bit OS

This computer was built mainly for gaming, but I have noticed BF4 crashing lately and found a lot of processes running, (over 100) and my CPU usage going from 0 to 5% at startup and then jumping to 50% or more later on. It then stays about 45 to 50% CPU usage even at idle.
I know most will say shut down processes in Windows Task Manager until you find the one hogging all the CPU cycles, but i've tried that without any luck. The computer runs fine so maybe i'm blowing this all out of proportion. But my CPU usage is always around 50% and nobody else i have compared it to has CPU usage of over 8% at idle.

Malware Bytes and MSE did find a Trojan or two last week but it tests clean now.

Does that amount of CPU usage sound normal and what can i do to figure out what is using it all?
 

Answer:CPU usage running at 50% or more even at idle

Your system is infected. Clean install.
 

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I found out that my computer uses 58% ram when idle. I would like to know how I fix this and what is causing it to be this high. My computer currently has 16gbs of ram. Here are some screenshots from task manager. http://imgur.com/a/aKsMZ
 

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How do I decrease it ?
Of all the PCs I have seen, mine seems to be the highest. Generally it is around 800mb to 1.3gb on average IMO.
I have checked Task manager and no program is using this much ram ? So what's eating it so much ?

Answer:1.7-1.8 gb RAM usage at idle [Win 7 64bit]

I wouldn't consider 800Mb to 1.3 GB RAM usage on startup with a 64 bit OS as either unusual or abnormal. I wouldn't be concerned.

Adding up the items in the memory usage column rarely provides meaningful results. The default numbers do not show full usage of the process and there are very significant users of memory that are not processes.

Memory usage in any modern OS is highly dynamic. The memory manager will always try to assign memory where it will do the most good to maximize performance. It will always try to find some use for as much memory as possible. Unused memory is wasted memory. Memory usage at bootup may seem high but that is only because there is currently no better use for it. Starting a large application will result in this usage being trimmed back as needed, drastically if necessary.

You could post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab but I really don't think anything is wrong.

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memory Addres... Read more

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

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

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

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

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Researching over the forums for this issue

Hi all, have this problem for a while now. I have 16GB of ram and usage is extremely high while PC is in idle. 99% ram usage and 70-80% quite often.When i start the computer it's fine and then it starts slowly to increase to as i said 70-80 and finally 99%. Computer doesn't lag or lacks of performance even when 99% of the ram is used ?! If you know how to fix that s..t pls aa and that happens in win 10 and win 7 also
I checked task manager to see which process uses that much memory but nothing appeared to be out of order. Could it be some kind of virus ?

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

Things I have tried...

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

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

Justin
 

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

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my ram usage is sky high on nothing have 6gig W7

if u need me to download and post anything pls just ask so i can fix the problem.

i uploaded my Task manager Processes, Performance and Resource Monitor memory.

Answer:High RAM Usage At Idle 80% on Nothing

Question : Do you oftely use software or games that are memory intensive? If so, Windows preloads them in memory so they load faster. That's the only explanation I have. The others will probably have more ideas though.

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Hi all, have this problem for a while now. Ram usage is extremely high while PC is in idle.I have 16GB and 99% ram usage and 70-80% is quite often.When i start the computer it's fine and then it starts slowly to increase to as i said 70-80 and finally 99%. Computer doesn't lag or lacks of performance even when 99% of the ram is used ?! If you know how to fix that s..t pls:) aa and that happens in win 10 and win 7 also:(

Answer:High RAM usage in idle ?

You might have the problem I had earlier in the year. BC helped me fix it with the microsoft link. The other link is my post last feb. Looking in task manager you should be able to find whatever it is that is hogging the memory.http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,153868.0.htmlhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2889748However its very odd that the issue affects Windows 10 as well on same system. Guessing you scanned for virus's and its clean.

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My memory usage is at 50% when no programs are running. I just downloaded several updates and I'm not sure if that has to do with it, but restarting after the updates was unusual and restarting generally now seems to take longer as if there's a delay in the process of getting to the sign-in screen.

I don't tend to look at my memory usage but I did a month ago in checking my virus scan. During that scan my memory usage was essentially flat at 500 MB or 25%.

Thanks

Added a shot of processes of all users while idle.

About 2.5 hours after posting I closed the installed programs window I was looking at and saw the desktop icons kind of flicker. I checked my memory usage at idle and it was down to 38%.

Restarted, back to 50%.

Answer:Memory Usage 50% at Idle

Sorry that you are having problem, but its easy to check
With system restore go back to pre update times. If memory is usage is back to normal that is the problem.
Now restore the updates one at a time, to find the culprit. Report back and lets see what we can do.
If uninstalling the upadates does not work, report back and we will test the memory and check for other possiblities.

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Are these number's normal? Maybe I'm just not used to this from XP using about 200MB of RAM. I have 2GB DDR2 RAM and my GPU has 256MB. I can see the now. lol.http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gMZPP...feat=directlinkhttp://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/4ckvY...feat=directlink

Answer:Idle Ram usage in Windows 7?

Hi

To me they seem right you might want to get more ram what bit are you running 32 or 64?

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Hey,

I have had this problem for a long time.
When I turn my computer on, I have to be lucky that it isn't in 50% CPU Usage mode. Most of the times when I turn my computer on the cpu usage is showing 50% on idle. Everything is lag, even surfing on the internet. And then I have to be lucky and restart my computer to make it normal again, to 0% CPU usage, I have reinstalled windows like 3 times, same result.
I can't remember anymore what programe I started, but it has the name explorer in it, it said that it was hardware interrupts that is causing the 50% cpu usage, but nothing more.


Here are my systemspecs:


Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz Northwood 478 Socket.
Motherboard : MSI MS-7042.
Videocard : ASUS V9999TD, also known as nvidia 6800.
Ram: 1 GB PC2700 333 Mhz Ram.
HD: Seagate 7200 RPM 200 GB.
Soundcard : Soundblaster Audigy 4.


Thanks.

Answer:50% CPU Usage on Idle, it depends though.

Please scan your machine for spyware, virus or Malware using AVG antivirus.

Perform the entire scan, then install HighJackThis...

Scan the machine with the HTJ(^) and post the log here.

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Hello,
Basically I noticed that my PC has a lot of RAM used but no program is using the RAM - see attached screenshots. Obviously it doesnt really affect me until I launch a game: eg GTA 5 which before ran happily at 60 and is now stuck on less than 1 FPS when I get into the game (even after spending like 20 minutes in lag hell to try to reduce all the settings to the lowest)
However Rainbow Six Siege runs at 120 FPS with no issues, so GTA may be an isolated incident.


(Also important to note I only have 8Gb of RAM, even though it says */16.0GB for the committed memory)

Specs are:
Computer type:PC/DesktopOS:Windows 10CPU:Intel Core i5 3570kMotherboard:ASUSTek P8H61-M LE/USB3Memory:8Gb(2x Corsair 4Gb 1600mhz Vengeance) DDR3 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9Graphics Card(s):NVIDIA GeForce GTX970Sound Card:Onboard 7.1 Audio (Realtek)Hard Drives:1Tb ST1000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device
1Tb Hitachi HDE721010SLA330 ATA DevicePSU:XFX PRO850WCase:Zalman Z11Cooling:Corsair H60 Water Cooler

Please help!

Answer:High RAM usage while idle

You might also want to post a screenshot of your start ups.

Cortana seems to be using a lot of memory for just being idle. If this is not being used, perhaps you might want to disable that. Your CPU also seems high for just being idle. I don't know if this 'jumped' while you took the screen image, but to me it appears that in these three images, your CPU load ranged between 15 - 36%, which seems high for your processor during basically idle time. You might want to boot into SafeMode and see what things look like. See HERE.

I would think you should see a noticeable drop in resource usage while in SafeMode. If that is the case, then it might be some software conflict.

You might have to disable one start up at a time, then test your system. If no change, go back and enable it, then disable the next one in line.

You might also be experiencing some memory leak some place, that might be the cause. However, you would have to identify which program or application. If you recently installed something just before the problem began, that might be a place to begin.

There is something that might help, at least until you get this sorted out. There's a free program called CleanMem.

I have used it for years, and I do have it on my Win-10 machine as well, although it does not indicate that it's compatible with win-10 (yet).

It will force the release of unused memory every 'X' amount of time. It's defaulted to every 15 minutes, but I have mine set for every five minutes. When... Read more

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It appears my HDD usage is very high even on idle. What information do I need to provide in order to receive help?

Answer:HDD usage very high even on idle

First bit of information we need. Are you facing any problems other than supposed "high usage" of [insert resource here].

Or is your computer running just fine and now we are chasing geese?

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Hello.

I have been having this issue for a bit of time now actually. My PC used to run between 0% and 5% idle, and it still does until it's finished loading everything from boot. It's almost as if there's some software running in the background or something that I can't see, because all programs shown in the Task Manager show 0% usage.

I recently cleaned out my PC and re-applied thermal paste to the CPU, and there was no change. I also did a ton of malware scans and such yesterday with Malwarebytes, RogueKiller, Eset online scanner, and Adware Clean. RogueKiller found a couple of PUP's and Adware Clean found a couple too, and they were removed. No change from that either.

So now I am stumped. As far as I know, it simply looks like nothing is making my CPU do that, but that can't be. There must be something going on, but I surely haven't a clue. Can anyone suggest something?

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Finally got my beautiful machine. There is a problem though. After a couple of minutes after boot hot air starts to blow and Lenovo PM utulity shows CPU usage around 115% (!). Nothing has really been installed, apart from newest Avast and VLC. Couple of SAFE websites visited. Task Manager shows svchost using up 85% of CPU and there are several unknown to me services attached to this process. Certainly not something I have ever known. Has anyone experienced this? 

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