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Y400 constant 100 % disk usage

Question: Y400 constant 100 % disk usage

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

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Preferred Solution: Y400 constant 100 % disk usage

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your time.

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Constant low disk usage in idle

I would scan with MBAM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Constant 100% disk usage freezes Windows 10

can nobody help? the computer is practically unusable..

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

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

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

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

Answer:Windows 10 100% Disk Usage, constant spiking

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

Disconnect any network connections.

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

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

Run chkdsk on D:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daniel
 

Answer:Constant Freezing High Disk Usage

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

Answer:constant disk usage(suspected virus)

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

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

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

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

How much free space you have in C?

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

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Question: y400 disk burner

hi guys , can anyone help me is y400 has a  disk burner, or i need to purchase seperately?  if so , do i need to have a specific app to use the disk burner thanks in advance

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About a month ago my Y400 started freezing up and then after a couple mins it would resume as normal. It started getting worst so I checked the task manager and it was pushing 100% in disk usage of which I noticed a couple of problem processes that it would get caught in mostly during idle those being:SuperfetchWindows SearchBITS Background Intelligent Transfer ServiceExpressCache So I have turned these off, I also have set my virtual memory to 8gb and a max of 16gb like some have suggested when they are hitting 100% disk usage, that worked for another couple days but now I am still having the issue. I went ahead and updated all of my drivers and got microsoft up to date and in some cases that helped like for my audio drivers which had a process "windows audio device graph isolation" which would hit 100% disk usage when running any programs that used the mic, but I noticed after a couple of days these processes would again have trouble almost like they got corrupted. Finally on one of the freezes right before the computer came to a standstill I got an alert from the intel rapid storage technology program that the "sata drive was removed", which is were the OS is stored. Any thing I have yet to try that you think would help? I am at the point were I am stepping on glass to keep this thing from freezing (no running any programs, games, or any apps) just to keep it running.










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Answer:Y400 100% disk, freezes

I solved this problem on my new Z70-80, because pagefile.sys would hog the system for 40 seconds or more at a time. Bottom line, I disabled my page file and upgraded my memory. I hope this helps.



"There is no such thing as a foolproof system. Someone will make a better fool, tomorrow." @LoneWolffe

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Hello. I recieved my Ideapad Y400 laptop today, and I have been stuggling for hours to make a working factory reset disk in case my HDD fails in the future. So far I have had no success in creating one. I have made 2 different types of images of the HDD and neither of them are bootable. I have also made a repair disk and that is only to fix corrupted files, not to reinstall the OS on a new HDD if my old one fails. I have also tried using the OneKey Recovery software that came with the laptop, however it cannot burn to DVDs, and from what I read it doesn't work properly off of the USB either. How can I make a working factory reset disk? Thank you for your time.

Answer:Factory Settings Recovery Disk Y400 Windows 8

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
We are really sorry to hear about the issue you are facing,
 
To create a recovery disc using the One Key Recovery 8.0, you need to:
 1. Type "Recovery" on the start screen and click One Key Recovery
 2. On the One Key Recovery application, select System Backup
 3. Follow the screen instructions (you might need a flash drive or external drive to save the backup)
 
You may also like to check:

How to create a Windows 8 Recovery Image  http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT076024
How to refresh your PC

 http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2293-refresh-windows-8-a.html
 
 
 http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Valueline/Recovery-Disk/td-p/931203
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/Buyer-Beware-Don-t-format-your-windows-8-disk/td-p/922487/page...
 
 
 
 
 
Do give this a try and let us know  
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
 
 
 
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Hi,I just got my Y400 today with a 16gb ssd as a cache drive.What should be the brand of your 16gb ssd that it comes with? Mine is Samsung, but i heard that someone has a Sandisk one who ordered it a month ago....Does lenovo switch the 16gb ssd to a Samsung one from now on?I also noticed that the transfer rate of my Samsung 16 gb ssd is 3gb/s,But the transfer rate of the Sandisk 16gb ssd is 6gb/s....Does this matter when you use it as a cache drive to boost up the 1TB Sata which has a transfer rate of 3gb/s only?Thanks!

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Hi, Couple of months ago, I have managed to install fedora 18 on my son's Y400 laptop (model December 2012) and enable UEFI dual boot, with secure options. Before the installation, I have created an USB recovery stick as per the instructions from  Microsoft. Couple of days ago, I tried to make a fresh install of fedora 20 over the existing partitions and messed it up. To make things worse, in an attempt to recover, I have managed to delete Windows Recovery Environment partition from HDD. At the moment the laptop is unbootable. The thing is is that I don't have the proper USB recovery stick anymore, but the images of it (both in ISO and .img extensions) stored on another box. I am trying to recreate USB recovery stick from the image stored on another box. My questions are: 1) Would that be possible at all?2) Does anyone know specifics about the partition table layout of the USB stick on which the recovery image should be written? Does it have to have GPT Partition Table written on? Mind, I am formatting it under Systemrescue Linux, since I don't have windows 8 handy (but formatting it under windows 7 would be easy for me).3) Does anyone know which filesystem the USB stick should be formatted before writing the image on it?4) In the case I try to recover the deleted partition by testdisk, which files I should particularly look for? What's the name of the backup file which will enable lenovo recovery tool to do the job? Many thanks in advance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scott

Answer:CPU Usage at 75% to 100% constant

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

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Question: Constant HD usage.

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

Answer:Constant HD usage.

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Hello,

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

RK Report
Malwarebytes Log
Hitman Log
MGTools Zip Fille

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Constant CPU usage 25-50%

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

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

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

Answer:constant 50%+ RAM usage

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

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

Answer:CPU Usage at constant 98-100%

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

Answer:Constant 90% Ram usage

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

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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

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

Answer:CPU usage constant 100%

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

Answer:Constant CPU Usage... 20%+

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

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

Any ideas? Maybe spyware?
 

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

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

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

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Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Constant CPU usage 25-50%

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

Does Dropbox.exe launch on startup?

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

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

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

Answer:CPU constant 50% usage?

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

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

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

Let us know what you find.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks,
Alex

Answer:Constant 100% CPU Usage

Hi, Welcome to SF

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

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

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

Thanx. in advance guys.

Answer:constant 100% CPU usage

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

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

Under the processes tab, find the busy process.

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

Regards
Jernel

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

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

Hi boffeeen and welcome to TSF.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many thanks,
Alex

Answer:Constant 100% CPU Usage

Hi, Welcome to SF

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

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


Quote:




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




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

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

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

Hello Wurmple,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Constant 1.5-2g memory usage.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Tayron


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Answer:CPU usage at a constant 100% after upgrade

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

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Hi everyone, I'm having stuttering problems on my workstation:

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

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

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

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

What I've tried:


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

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

Answer:Constant CPU usage from nvlddmkm.sys

Welcome to the forum!

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

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Hi Everyone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Constant CPU Usage flucuation

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

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

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

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

Answer:Constant bandwidth usage

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

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

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

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

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Hijack this Log: constant 100% CPU usage

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

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

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

Additional Info -

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

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

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.

Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired

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

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

supported in offline servicing scenarios.DISM.exe CMD:

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

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

Version: 6.3.9600.17031

Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031

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

The component store is repairable.

The operation completed successfully.

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

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool

Version: 6.3.9600.17031

Image Version: 6.3.9600.17031

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

Error: 0x800f0906

The source files could not be downloaded.

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Answer:ntoskrnl.exe Constant CPU Usage

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance, Lee.
 

Answer:Solved: Constant 100% CPU Usage

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Firstly, thanks to anyone willing to take a look.

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

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

Thanks again for any help anyone is able to give!

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Constant CPU Usage - Have tried so many things

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

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

Answer:Aspire one 725 -Constant cpu usage

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

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

Answer:Constant Processor Usage

Yes
 

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

Answer:CPU usage constant, won't shutdown

Hi
i would suggest 2 things to start...

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

if the above does not help try Registry Mechanic

cheers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Extremely high constant CPU usage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi there, I've been trying to get rid of this ridiculous high cpu usage that my explorer.exe was producing. I've cleaned my system of viruses and spyware, yet explorer.exe cpu stays high. Any help would be nice. Here is the HJT log that I produced.
-Thanks in advance

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:34:55 AM, on 9/7/2005
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Chaim and Clara\Desktop\asdwtf\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp_adbe/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp_adbe/defaults/sp/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
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Answer:Explorer.exe constant high CPU Usage HJT log

bump
 

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Extremely high constant CPU usage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm looking for a program that can constantly monitor on how much i use every time i connect the internet. My ISP only updates my usage twice a day. If a program is suggested and it requires to be bought, i don't know mind about the prices but i will try it first before i buy it.

Answer:Constant internet usage monitoring

Hi killerx525, I'm not too sure just exactly what you are looking for, but you might want to give "This Page" a read.I didn't check any of them out as I don't have to keep track of my bandwith usage, but one of them might just be what you are looking for.Wendy

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

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I have recently been having some problems with a Toshiba Tecra 9100 laptop I have. The machine is running, like all machines in the house, Windows XP Pro, with Service Pack 2.

The machine was working fine one evening, when it was turned off. The next morning, when it was booted up, the troubles began. There were no hardware or software chances during this time.

When we boot it up, the Welcome screen informs us that this copy of Windows needs to be activated. It already was, but - okay. That in itself isn't much to worry about. I've seen it before. I try to log in. It takes forever. The machine is no light weight thing, and had been running really well. But now it is as slow as anything I have ever seen. Using the Process Viewer, I see that the total CPU usage is running at 100% constantly, with svchost.exe taking up more than 50% of this.
Even more interesting is the fact that the request to reactivate Windows is now gone. But all of a sudden, Norton needs reactivating.

Like I said, this came overnight, without any hardware or software changes. And it is now a constant problem - it happens every single time I boot the machine.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

~Codplay

Answer:Reactivation request, and constant 100%CPU usage

Personally I'd be looking as to infections, there may be other factors that can cause this but I would scan with everything I had and maybe some online scans as well and see what came back, try that while waiting for other replies, but it's my first thought.

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Hi all,

Was wondering if one of you guys would be kind enough to offer me some guidance on my laptop.

For about 2 weeks i have noticed the general speed of my laptop has decreased and the internet in particular has become very slow even sometimes freezing which leads me to having to restart my laptop in order to continue what i was doing.

I have looked at the cpu usage and it is at a constant 80-100% which i'm sure isn't right.

Have tried many virus removals however to no avail.

any suggestions will be met with great appreciation

Regards

Daryl
 

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

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




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

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

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

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

Answer:Firefox V3.0.10 constant high CPU usage

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

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hi, a few days ago i found increasing noise in cpu fan and decrease in processing speed so i checked task manager and found, that there is a constant cpu usage between 35-50% and some processes constantly appears and disappears from the list which are conhost.exe and mgusb.exe.
         i tried antivirus and anti malware scans but no luck. there is no such problem in safe mode.
dds logs are-
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by sushant at 22:46:23 on 2013-10-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3071.1008 [GMT 5.5:30]
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AV: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled/Updated* {C3113FBF-4BCB-4461-D78D-6EDFEC9593E5}
SP: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled/Updated* {7870DE5B-6DF1-4BEF-ED3D-55AD9712D958}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
FW: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Firewall *Enabled* {E6380B7E-D4B2-19F1-083E-56486607704B}
FW: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled* {FB2ABE9A-01A4-4539-FCD2-C7EA1246D49E}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Progra... Read more

Answer:Malware cause constant cpu usage and slowing pc

I think i have found the culprit. a few days ago i installed mobogenie software and when i uninstalled it all problems gone away.
admin can close this topic.
thanks

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Hi guys

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

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

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

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

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

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I am unable to use my PC lately without constantly getting a BSOD. I managed to finally catch an error message that popped up just before(I am not sure if it is this all the time):



And also the BSOD message:



I read that there is a log file usually created at c:/windows/minidump but that folder does not seem to exist for me.

What are the first steps in resolving this?

Thanks

Answer:Constant BSOD after a few hours usage

Hello Martyn,

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. Someone should be by afterwards to further help.

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

Answer:CPU usage constant 100% whenever a 3D application is open

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

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

Is this malware related or something else ?
 

Answer:Constant CPU usage by WMI Provider Host

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Never mind i found the problem

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: CPU usage constant 25% at idle

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Alright, I have some pretty bad spyware. Usually spyware and viruses aren't an issue for me, but I guess I've been kinda slackin off lately.

Today I noticed that Counter-Strike Source was running rather laggy for me. First thing I thought was maybe it was due to some programs I had open. After a little bit of an inspection I noticed that my internet was constantly going, even when I wasn't doing anything. I've ran Ad-Aware, Spybot, MS Defender at least 6 times, and NOD32 twice. Half of the times I did them it was in safe mode. Everything is up to date, except for MS Defender which says there are no new updates. I thought that would have gotten rid of it, but nope, my internet is still being used constantly. It's not as bad right now however, it goes for about it a minute then stops for a little while, but starts again. I rad a HijackThis and heres my log:


Quote:




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:25:29 PM, on 3/2/2006
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Config\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS... Read more

Answer:Spyware, constant internet usage

svchost.exe - this process is not running from the System32 folder as it is supposed to be.

Delete 'svchost.exe' from the following directory -C:\WINDOWS\Config\svchost.exe.

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

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

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

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

How puny is your CPU--make and model?

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

We need more complete and accurate hardware info.

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

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

I'll tell the specs first

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

running Vista Ultimate 64-bit.


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

core #1 gives 100% while others retained normal.

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

Internet turns into limited and won let me connect.



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




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


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

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



Regards,
ZERO2
 

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

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

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I've suspicions about what's causing it...however, they're just that: suspicions. Can't confirm anything. Sad thing is that I've had this box less than six weeks! Discovered Auto-Update was hitting my CPU incredibly hard (100% usage every 2-3 seconds for up to three seconds each time) so was forced to disable it.

One of the very first things I took off this box when I plugged it in was AOL 9.0. I despise AOL, and that comes from someone who was an AOL 1.0 beta tester!

Yes, I've run antivirus and anti-malware scans (AVG, Comodo for antivirus; aČ, AdAware, SpySweeper, Spycatcher for anti-malware) before I resorted to asking this help. (Bit of a note: Free RAM Optimizer cannot run. Whether this is a symptom of the same problem or not, I don't know. It's seriously annoying, though.) Typical free RAM is ~225Mb; current is well under 100.

Response on loading a new program is incredibly sluggish (2 seconds to over a minute before the program appears) and this is absolutely insane.

Last program (suite?) installed was Comodo Firewall and Comodo Antivirus (although I disabled the parts of CAV that would interfere with AVG's mail scanner.) Reverting back to ZoneAlarm Free will be almost a joy compared to what I'm going through right now, if that is what it'll take to fix this.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 07:19 ct, on 2006-06-11
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2... Read more

Answer:Problem with constant heavy CPU usage.

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

Answer:Slow computer with constant 100% cpu usage

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

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Hi everyone,

I'm posting because I have a strange problem with windows 7 in recent days. I have a NAS on my network (D-link 323) and recently windows is constantly transferring either to or from it. I'm not sure what's going on and the level of utilization seems to vary. I've included a screenshot of resource monitor which shows that it's a system process transferring to the NAS. Any ideas would be much appreciated because I'm not sure how to go about finding out what's causing this problem.

Thanks for your help!
Sano

Answer:Unwanted Network Activity - Constant Usage

Sidebar.exe has to do with Windows' gadgets. Any gadgets running?

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Hi,

Approximately 12 months ago I purchased a Toshiba Qosmio F60 6GB laptop.

When in explorer using facebook games etc, I am constantly getting an alert from my Norton advising that there is High CPU Usage.

I have been asking around locally and was advised to remove Norton as this could be the problem. I am not keen to do this as my subscription is still current.

I was also told the other day that it is a common problem with Toshiba laptops using 'Explorer' and that I should use 'Mozilla Firefox' instead which would rectify the problem.

I am in the process of organising this.

Can you please advise if this is a regular problem with Toshiba laptops and your opinion on the above options to try and rectify this problem.

It doesn't really seem to effect my computer, it goes slower and when in task manager it is contantly fluctuation between 5 - 35%

I look forwards to your response.

Thanks,

Melissa

Answer:Qosmio F60 - Constant High CPU Usage Alerts

Hi

This is not a notebook problem buddy?
The Norton antivirus is a good antivirus program but it use a lot of hardware resources and from my experience locks the CPU.

I removed this antivirus software and now I?m using Avira Antivir and the avast Free Antivirus software. Both are freeware software.

But I still use Internet Explorer. Of course I installed also the firefox and chrome. All these three internet browsers are great.

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hello everybody
im having a really nasty problem here
a few days ago i started experiencing slowdowns and sluggishness on my PC
even when nothing too resource hungry running
then i experienced a few crashes, in situations where there wasnt an apparent reason
so i checked resource monitor and was horrified to find my memory usage around 90%
and constant, with no processes running except the ones that start with windows

dont know if it has anything to do with this, but shortly before this problem started i had trouble with booting my PC from my system HD after installing a new HD
i got help in this forum and solved my problem
here is the thread if it has any connection
change system hard drive
although the problem didnt start right away after this, i cant think of anything else that changed

i would appreciate any help coming before my PC explodes
here's a screenshot of my Resource monitor and my processes in task manager

Answer:constant high physical memory usage

Have you had a look at startup & background services.?

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I have recently been experiencing popups and internet traffic when I'm not actually doing anything online.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:42:51, on 14/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.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\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
D:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\KEMailKb\KEMailKb.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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Answer:Hijackthis log - popups and constant internet usage

Hello rednaxling, and welcome to TSF


Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools,
then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.


Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Please ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this
webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.


IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DON'T MISS A STEP & PERFORM EVERYTHING IN THE RIGHT ORDER.

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The fixes we will use are specific to your problems and should only be used for this issue on this machine.

Please only use this topic to reply to. Do not start another thread.
If any other issues arise let me know.

The process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine is clear.
Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear. So lets do this to the end!

Please make every effort to reply to my posts in a timely manner. Malware breeds malware and the longer an infection remains on a system, the more
likely additional infections will result.

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I've been noticing constant HD usage for a few days now; also, the system cache increases in size until it takes up all available RAM and makes Windows unusable. I used a tool called CachemanXP to clear the cache, and it quickly filled up again.I use AVG, don't use IE and don't download questionable programs so I don't think I have a malware problem. I didn't notice any strange processes/services.Using Process Monitor I discovered that the system is constantly accessing various system files, the page file, and the MFT, I'm not sure if that is normal or not.

Answer:Constant HD usage/system cache leak

i can tell you that windows writes to the pagefile when ram fills up. windows normally reserves hard drive space the same size as your ram. a malware scan won't hurt. you can be infected just surfing the web today and not download anything.

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Hi, you all have been so helpful in the past so I am coming once again for help with another PC. This is my family member's computer and there are numerous problems: upon starting up the computer, I get several error messages reading 'The instruction at "0x005406b7" referenced memory at "0x005306b7". The memory could not be "written". Click on OK to terminate the program, Click on CANCEL to debug the program'. I have to click CANCEL about 10 times to get it to go away, then asks me for a windows password (?!) which I just leave blank and click OK to start up Windows. I get several popup ads when Windows finally loads, and error messages including a RUNDLL error (Error loading c:\windows\system32\hayupjie.dll) and "Data Execution Prevention: To help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program: Windows Logon UI". Once I am able to close all those (which takes about 30 minutes) the computer seems to be constantly trying to use memory, I can't bring up the task manager, and neither IE nor Firefox will let me browse the web (occasionally I can see my homepage but it takes forever to load, and I can't visit any other sites). I tried running Spybot S&D but once it finally gets going, it locks up soon after and I have to re-start.

I'm transferring these logs from the infected computer to my laptop in order to post them, since I can't access this site from the problem system.

Thanks!
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01... Read more

Answer:Constant memory usage, popups & passwords?

Hi,I have bad news for you I see you're dealing with Virut on top of the other nasty malware you are dealing with. I see some malware is already present for years which doesnt suprise me since you don't even have an Antivirus installed.I'm having a hard time to find legitimate entries in your log, because 90% of it is malware.Anyway, in your case, it's unfortunately a lost case - Game over situation and a format and reinstall is the fastest and especially the safest solution.You may want to read this why:Virut and other File infectors - Throwing in the Towel? So, I suggest you to start backup all of your valuable data/documents/pictures/movies/songs/etc.. Do NOT backup any applications/installers and Do NOT backup any .exe/.scr/.htm/.html/.xml/.zip/.rar files...This because these files may be infected as well. If you back them up and replace them afterwards, it will infect your computer again.Read here for instructions how to format and reinstall Windows: http://web.mit.edu/ist/products/winxp/adva...all-format.html

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A few days ago i was working at my computer, not doing anything to exerting, and suddenly i started hearing clicks from my tower. A few clicks later and my computer crashed out, going to the screen that says if its the first time thats happened then restart. I restarted and it came to the very first loading screen, it wasn't moving at all. I then restarted my computer again and it finally booted up correctly. When i signed in the windows login sound was very distorted and playing slowly. I am running XP Home SP2 by the way. And still every sound from the speakers is distorted and slow. Now on to my issue, i use a program called speedfan to check my Comp's temps every so often, and especially after what happened i wanted to. It says my cpu is at a very hot 131 degrees F. Now i'm not a doctor, but i can't imagine that that temp is a good one to be running at.

Now all at the same time my computer, since i logged in, has been running way way slower then what is normal for it. I pull up windows task manager and it shows that my computer is staying in between 70% and 100%, more towards the 100% area. And this is just when i have task manager running, along with the antivirus software that i have.

My question about all this is can anyone maybe shed some light on the situation.. or anyone who has had similar to the same experiences with this comp. Thanx,

Lucassster
 

Answer:EMachines T2824 cpu running at 130'f, 100% constant cpu usage

You need to find out what in Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) is using so much CPU
 

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Hello.
My problem is with the System: NT Kernel & System using a constant 25% CPU even after restarts. I have tried googling the problem and found people saying to uninstall all Network adapters, try using sfc /scannow, change the page file and scan for Rootkits. I have done all these with no success. I done a system restore which managed to solve the problem but then I had to restart to update AVG(v2012.0.2221) and Nvidia drivers(306.02). The restart brought the problem back which makes me believe that it may be one of these that is causing the problem but both are essential to the use of my laptop.
Using ProcessExplorer I have narrowed the problem to ntoskrnl.exe KeReleaseInStackQueuedSpinLock+0x1e0.
Can anybody help me solve this problem? I might not answer until 24 hours after this posting time as I have work tomorrow which is a long shift but if somebody replies quickly I should be able to get it. Thanks in advance.

System Specs:
Intel Core i5-2450m
Nvidia GT 540m (Optimus w/ Intel HD 3000)
8 GB DDR3 RAM

ProcessExplorer Screenshot:

Answer:[SOLVED] NT Kernel & System Constant 25% CPU Usage

I just tried another System restore using the same restore point but this time the constant 25% started right after I logged in. Some additional information that I forgot to mention: I first noticed the high usage while I was trying to play Skyrim. I plugged in my usual controller and loaded the game but found that it was running sluggish.

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I know this seems like I lot to read, but bear with me please, it needs explaining (or at least I think so.)

So, it seems my computer has decided it hates me.

Ok, in all seriousness, here's the situation: I'm running Windows XP SP2 on a Dell Dimension 3000. Prior to this problem, I had been getting blue screened rather frequently with some page about a DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error (or something along those lines). It told me that I should uninstall any new software/hardware to resolve the problem, and something about sysaudio.sys and another audio-related file at the bottom. I can't remember exactly, I haven't had the problem for a couple days now. Below that, it said "Beginning dump of physical memory to disk" with a timer counting up, as most blue screens do. I just ignored this screen any time I ran into it and rebooted, seeing as I hadn't installed any new hardware or software that I could think of.

Anyway, I got a new RAM card, as I had been wanting one for a while, and followed the instructions. Turned the system off, discharged it by pressing the power button again after unplugging the power cord, installed the RAM in the slot (I got gyped, they gave me two 256 cards instead of one 512...anyway) plugged everything back in and powered up.

I booted up to a nice, faster running computer than before. I ran msconfig and edited some of the startup entries (took some processes out, checked them all out and verified they weren'... Read more

Answer:CPU at Constant 100% Usage After RAM Upgrade and Blue Screen

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My computer has consistently high CPU usage often at 100%. I am running Mcafee Security Center on my computer (rest of the specs about my computer are below). When Mcafee begins looking for updates and installing them (automatically around start up) that is when anything I'm doing on the computer either slows down to a crawl and can become unresponsive.

The processes that seem to be taking over my CPU are:

mcshield.exe (up to 99% CPU and 130,000 K memory usage. prevents my other programs from running smoothly)
mcinsupd.exe
mcods.exe

Even at startup the Mcafee icons take a long time (atleast a couple of minutes) to load in the bottom right corner of my screen by the time. And then the update process seems takes long as well (sometimes as long as 30 minutes). Its always taken this long, but recently I lost some valuable information due to my computer becoming unresponsive so that's when this became personal.

Is it possible to limit the CPU usage by Mcafee so that my other programs aren't affected noticeably?

Thanks in advance. I really appreciate the time and efforts of all of you here.
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OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
System Manufacturer: 75V80
System Model: 775VM800
Processor:x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4 GenuineIntel ~2666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date: American Megatrends Inc. P1.00, 6/3/2005
Total Physical Memory: 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory: 55.76 MB
Total Vir... Read more

Answer:Solved: constant high CPU usage by mcafee

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Hi all

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

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

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

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

Cheers

My comp spec is

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

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

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

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

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Hello,Here is the problem i recently bought an L460 with an hdd 500go but i decided to go for an ssd sandisk plus 120Go, i've installed windows 10 pro N and all the drivers needed with the Lenovo Service Bridge, but somehow ma computer crash after some time using it a have a blue screen and it reboot and don't recognize the ssd, i've looked at the performance and there are spikes of disk usage at 100% before computer freeze , i've tried many things it seems that the sata driver is having trouble, can someone help me ? Germain

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I kept getting freezes when (it seems like) I used alot CPU, graphics card or RAM activity. It often starts warning me with screen going black for a second, then going back to normal, windows graphics sticking on screen or icons turning black. Ending in a freeze with what seems like a video issue (screen distorted horizonticaly, loads of pink cubes or just a basic freeze).

The freezes came a while back, whitout any real reason it seems. Plus it seems to freeze when I scroll in internet explorer with loads of flash stuff (not in firefox o_O), and also freezes quiet quickly in maya, a 3D graphics program. So generally I guessed just heavy use of anything

Now to try to solve it I've installed pc probe, which kept giving warnings of around and occasionally below 2.9v for the 3.3v rail. I've tried a clean version of windows xp which didn't work, changed things in my bios a bit, with no effect, and in the end removed some ram (I believe I read here that this could be an issue aswell).

Having removed 512 ram, the problem seems to be solved, but it doesn't really matter which one of the two I remove, and in which slot I put them. As long as I use 512mb instead of 1gig. Now pc probe hangs around 3,1v, and no weird video freezes so far. Anyone that can give me any info or suggestions on this would be great, thanks!

My system is a;

P4 2.6
ASUS p4c800 deluxe motherboard
1 gig ram (512 now)
Geforce FX 5600 128mb (newest nvidia drivers)
Windows XP h... Read more

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Hello,
NOt sure if this could be an infection of some sort, but thought maybe some kind soul could take a quick look and offer some suggestions.  Even with nothing running and a fresh restart my CPU usage (via task manager) hovers at around 30%, processes start and stop over and over,  computer cooling fan runs constantly, programs run sluggishly.  This machine is relatively new and fairly robust.  Problems started a short while ago out of the blue.  Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated
 
Below is a FRST log and attached is the Addition.txt file per the forum instructions. 
Please don't hesitate to ask if more information is needed!  Thank you again for any help.
 
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 21-08-2016 01
Ran by User (administrator) on DESKTOP-FX (25-08-2016 12:04:30)
Running from C:\Users\User\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: User (Available Profiles: User)
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.)
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.e... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What anti virus and anti malware programs are you running?
 

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