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Windows 7, excessive RAM usage after idle period

Question: Windows 7, excessive RAM usage after idle period

I?m running Windows 7, 64bit, with 6GB RAM. When I boot up, the physical memory usage starts out at 25-40% (which
seems high, but doesn?t affect the speed THAT badly). It tends to remain at about that level as long as I keep working. BUT, if I leave the machine idle for a while,
the RAM usage goes way up. After about three to four hours, the usage ends up going over 90%.

I understand that services and tasks are still running, and that it is expected that Windows will
use available RAM; however, when other programs need it, Windows doesn?t seem to give it up, and my system comes to a screeching halt. Sometimes I?m lucky enough to be able to reboot, but often the system crashes, sometimes requiring me to run a repair before
it will boot.

I?ve tried a clean boot?although it seems to take a little longer for the problem to manifest,
it still occurs.

I?m a busy mom and I don?t have the time to reboot every time I have an interruption and need to
take a few hours away from the computer. BUT, I'm also hoping to squeeze a little more time out of this computer before taking on the expense of buying something
that's a little less obsolete... J

Any ideas?

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IN recent weeks I have commenced experiencing what appears to be a "hogging" of my resources. It first manifested itself during typing of simple email messages. One or 2 lines of type on the monitor screen would follow in sync with the keyboard and then, suddenly, the cursor would stop even though I continued to type. Sometimes it would approach as much as a minute before it would catch up to where I was on the keyboard. I also noted these interruptions in scrolling, in backspacing, etc. Today I was in Task Manager and noted that there were 51 processes listed and even though no programs were running the CPU usage indicator for one of the processes, "System Idle Process", was jumping back and forth between 00 and 100% (all the others were holding steady at 00 or thereabouts). I am networked (2 computers) with a router and builtin firewall. I'm also using Norton Anti-Virus and Zone Alarm Pro. Frequent scans for viruses show up nothing. I also frequently run Spybot & Destroy, Spy Sweeper, and Ad-Aware. So I don't believe it's a result of hacking. What else could it be? Can someone tell me what the "System Idle Process" represents and what kind of readings should it be showing when nothing is running? I have a fairly fast processor (1.5 Gb), 256 MB Ram, and am running XP Pro.
 

Answer:Excessive CPU Usage When Idle

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This is an odd problem. This has been happening for a few days now and I'm at a bit of a loss about what the problem is exactly. It seems to have started after a recent Windows update, but I'm not sure exactly what specific element has screwed things up for me and it may have taken a bit of time for me to notice the problem due to the nature of it. I wouldn't know when to roll back my system to even if I was willing to try, and I'm not at this point.

If I leave Windows 10 alone for more than a few minutes, it freezes. This happens without fail and it's consistent. Any more than five minutes give or take a minute or two and it's frozen hard and requires a hard reset. Ctrl alt del doesn't work, alt tab doesn't work, nothing but the power button or the reset button on the case has any affect.

There is no error message, there is no spinning wheel mouse icon, the mouse pointer doesn't move. It's just frozen and no input does anything. The screen just has a still image of whatever was displaying when it happened and audio is also dead, no system sounds or anything. There was sound once, but it was when I had a game running and left it too long, and it was just that locked up audio buzzing sound. It's a hard lockup of my system and not just the video getting stuck.

It also doesn't matter if something is running. If I have a video or game running, it still happens. As long as I'm not actively inputting something with an input device such as the keyboard, mouse, or a gamepad it lo... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 hard freeze when Idle for a short period.

Hi, some thoughts and a possible temporary 'fix' to get you by for now.. while you research the many threads there are on sleep issues on the forum, and some questions that may help anyone looking at this.

First, have a look at this and see if it relates to your situation:
Solved Win 10 Unattended Sleep Timeout - Same as Vista, Win 7,8[.1] ? - Windows 10 Forums

If not fixed:
1. If you put your PC to sleep or into hibernation manually, can you resume successfully?
2. Have you tried a clean boot - what happens?
3. You can also use shellexview (freeware) to disable shell extensions (hide all MS items first, the disable the rest) and see what happens- should not need to restart to try.

Finally, to keep you going for now: try downloading and installing 'Don't Sleep' (freeware).
Running this may stop your PC going into this odd state.

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This is an odd problem. This has been happening for a few days now and I'm at a bit of a loss about what the problem is exactly. It seems to have started after a recent Windows update, but I'm not sure exactly what specific element has screwed things up for me and it may have taken a bit of time for me to notice the problem due to the nature of it. I wouldn't know when to roll back my system to even if I was willing to try, and I'm not at this point.

If I leave Windows 10 alone for more than a few minutes, it freezes. This happens without fail and it's consistent. Any more than five minutes give or take a minute or two and it's frozen hard and requires a hard reset. Ctrl alt del doesn't work, alt tab doesn't work, nothing but the power button or the reset button on the case has any affect.

There is no error message, there is no spinning wheel mouse icon, the mouse pointer doesn't move. It's just frozen and no input does anything. The screen just has a still image of whatever was displaying when it happened and audio is also dead, no system sounds or anything. There was sound once, but it was when I had a game running and left it too long, and it was just that locked up audio buzzing sound. It's a hard lockup of my system and not just the video getting stuck.

It also doesn't matter if something is running. If I have a video or game running, it still happens. As long as I'm not actively inputting something with an input device such as the keyboard, mouse, or a gamepad it lo... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 hard freeze when Idle for a short period.

Hi, some thoughts and a possible temporary 'fix' to get you by for now.. while you research the many threads there are on sleep issues on the forum, and some questions that may help anyone looking at this.

First, have a look at this and see if it relates to your situation:
Solved Win 10 Unattended Sleep Timeout - Same as Vista, Win 7,8[.1] ? - Windows 10 Forums

If not fixed:
1. If you put your PC to sleep or into hibernation manually, can you resume successfully?
2. Have you tried a clean boot - what happens?
3. You can also use shellexview (freeware) to disable shell extensions (hide all MS items first, the disable the rest) and see what happens- should not need to restart to try.

Finally, to keep you going for now: try downloading and installing 'Don't Sleep' (freeware).
Running this may stop your PC going into this odd state.

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I own an E-Machines with Windows Vista Basic edition. I have 2 GB of ram and 160 GB of hard drive. I can't remember exactly when the problem started, but my computer is only 4 months old so it has not been that long ago. Basically, usually after a period of idle (and even sometimes while I am surfing the web) my computer will "freeze up." I cannot open up Mozilla or such programs as CCleaner. I get an error message that states: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." When I hit CTR ALT DELETE I get a message that states: "Failure. Security options." The Zune software seems to be the only program that opens up. Almost everything else gives me an error message or does nothing at all. I can restart my computer or shut it down. It just stays in it's current state for about 30 minutes, then everything usually comes back to normal. I can't restart it or log off, nor can I properly shut it down. My mouse scrolls fine and I don't get that what we used to call an hour glass icon like others on these forums. I have searched but I could not find a problem that resembles mine.

On a side note, I have AVG Free and Zone Alarm Pro. I run my anti-virus every night and I reguraly update everything including Windows. I am very safety conscious and I don't download much or go to harmful sites. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows Vista Basic freezes up for about 30 minutes after idle period

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My windows 7 64bit PC is using 45% of my 12gig of RAM. Any suggestions? I'm sure you'll need me to provide more information, I'll provide any information you need.
 

Answer:Windows 7 excessive RAM usage

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I'm not sure if this is the problem, but I was advise to come here by one of the helpers in my other thread.



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Originally Posted by AiiNZ


Recently, my computer has been using a lot of memory when idle. Mainly after a night of leaving it on, but I used to leave it for a week at a time and they never got so out of hand.

It get's to the point were it's using 3GB out of 4GB of my RAM, and things get sluggish. This is with no programs open by the way.

Any suggestions as to what may be causing my problems?

Home Premium, x64.




http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ge-531337.html


Moderator's Note:

You've attached the Attach.txt only, please post the DDS.txt too.

Answer:Excessive Memory Usage. [Windows 7]

I couldn't find the option to edit my previous post, so I'll have to make another. The other file is in this post. Sorry about that. I thought I'd done both.

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Recently, my computer has been using a lot of memory when idle. Mainly after a night of leaving it on, but I used to leave it for a week at a time and they never got so out of hand.

It get's to the point were it's using 3GB out of 4GB of my RAM, and things get sluggish. This is with no programs open by the way.

Any suggestions as to what may be causing my problems?

Home Premium, x64.

Answer:Windows 7 Excessive Memory Usage

Hi -

System Services and apps always running in the background.

Check in with the Resource Monitor to see what is utilizing the RAM -
START | type perfmon /res

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I am a pensioner who has a special telephone/internet package for those of us on limited incomes. This package only allows 10GB of bandwith usage per month after which we have to pay ?5.50 for each block of 5GB over the 10GB limit.

When I was using Windows 7 Pro my average monthly usage was +-6GB - safely within my limit. I installed Win 10 Pro at the end of July and my usage for August has soared to 12.57GB, more than double my previous average. I have not changed the way I used my computer before the advent of Win 10 at all and I have no doubt that the OS is the cause of my problem.

I am not knowledgeable when it comes to things computer and, quite frankly, I found the setting up of Windows 10 - when compared to previous versions - extremely complicated. Win 10 also forces users to have things on their computers which are of no interest to them and which they don't want and I feel very sure that it is all the apps and other stuff that I have no use for which are causing the increase in my bandwith usage. From what I have seen when I do a disk cleanup every night before I shut my system down Microsoft Edge is a major culprit but my research on the web indicates that this is one part of Win 10 that you have no option of getting rid of.

Can anyone tell me what I can do to get rid of all the stuff I don't want and/or what I can do to reduce the excessive amount of bandwith I am using.

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Answer:Excessive bandwidth usage since installing Windows 10 Pro

How to stop Windows 10 from using your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems | PCWorld

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I am a pensioner who has a special telephone/internet package for those of us on limited incomes. This package only allows 10GB of bandwith usage per month after which we have to pay ?5.50 for each block of 5GB over the 10GB limit.

When I was using Windows 7 Pro my average monthly usage was +-6GB - safely within my limit. I installed Win 10 Pro at the end of July and my usage for August has soared to 12.57GB, more than double my previous average. I have not changed the way I used my computer before the advent of Win 10 at all and I have no doubt that the OS is the cause of my problem.

I am not knowledgeable when it comes to things computer and, quite frankly, I found the setting up of Windows 10 - when compared to previous versions - extremely complicated. Win 10 also forces users to have things on their computers which are of no interest to them and which they don't want and I feel very sure that it is all the apps and other stuff that I have no use for which are causing the increase in my bandwith usage. From what I have seen when I do a disk cleanup every night before I shut my system down Microsoft Edge is a major culprit but my research on the web indicates that this is one part of Win 10 that you have no option of getting rid of.

Can anyone tell me what I can do to get rid of all the stuff I don't want and/or what I can do to reduce the excessive amount of bandwith I am using.

Failing this I will just have to go back to Windows 7 Pro which gave me everything ... Read more

Answer:Excessive bandwidth usage since installing Windows 10 Pro

How to stop Windows 10 from using your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems | PCWorld

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Anyone else having a problem with excessive CPU usage from TiWorker.exe after todays Windows Updates? 

After installing todays Windows 8 updates, when Automatic Maintenance is run TiWorker.exe just permanently sticks at around 50% CPU usage until the computer is turned off (Automatic Maintenance doesn't finish either).  After rebooting, as soon as Automatic
Maintenance runs again, it does the same thing.  If I manually stop Automatic Maintenance from Action Centre, after about 30 seconds the CPU usage goes back to normal.
All the updates seem to have installed OK, although the .NET update (KB2836947) initially failed, it showed as successful the second time.
I went to uninstall the Servicing Stack update (KB2821895), but unlike the other updates, it doesn't give any option to uninstall it.  I'm not sure if this screenshot means anything,
something about cbscore.dll?

Answer:TiWorker.exe Excessive CPU Usage After Windows Update

ok, the TrustedInstaller/Windows module installer tries to cleanup the WinSxS folder by compressing some files:
wcp.dll!CCSDirectTransaction::Scavengewcp.dll!ComponentStore::CRawStoreLayout::DeltaCompressComponentsmsdelta_dl.dll!compo::PseudoLzxSearch::Lookup

The LZX compression takes some CPU power.
Just let the service run and enjoy more free space.
"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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Hi ? Am hoping someone might be able to help me with this problem ? I?ve spent days trying to sort it out, and seem to be no further forward!

SYSTEM
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Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (version 6.1.7601; build 7601)
Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version: 6.1.7601
Service pack: Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer version: 9.11.9600.18097
Model: Precision M6500
System type: x64-based PC
BIOS: Dell Inc. (version: A10; date: 04/06/2013)
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Version: A10
Date: 04/06/2013
Motherboard: Dell Inc. (0R1203)
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Product: 0R1203
Version:
Chassis: Portable
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 820 @ 1.73GHz (architecture: x64; 1734 MHz)
Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 820 @ 1.73GHz
Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
Max clock speed: 1734 MHz
Architecture: x64
Level 2 cache size: 1024 KB
Socket type: Microprocessor
Version:
Physical memory: 15.9 GB.

The main symptom of the problem(s) is a very slow, unresponsive laptop ? The problem seemed to start ?out of the blue? ? i.e. Not after any new hardware/software installations or Windows Updates etc.

Using a combination of Process Explorer and DPC Latency Checker I can see that the CPU Usage is frequently hitting 100%, and even with minimal no?s of programs running will be around 40% plus. Am guessing from the number of Hard Page Faults which DPC Latency Checker is showing that this is the ... Read more

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Sometimes when I leave my computer on while I go do some other stuff I'll come back to see my computer is off and I had an BSOD. This is happening for a couple months now on and off, it only seems to happen if my computer is idle for to long and goes into sleep mode. According to the minidump and WhoCrashed the BSOD is caused by ntoskrnl.exe but I couldn't find out by what driver exactly this problem is being caused. See the minidump down below for more info. I would appreciate any suggestions of help on this issue.

Thank you very much,
Siraz

Answer:DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE when computer is idle for a period

Run Display Driver Uninstaller in safemode. Display Driver Uninstaller Download version 13.5.2.0 Click on your Graphics card and then Press Clean and restart.
After that goto your manufacture website and download your manufacturer graphic drivers again. If it is a custom PC goto your graphics card manufacturer website and download it there. The BSOD should have been fixed. Report if something happens. That helped me when i had DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE.

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My friends computer has excessive hard drive activity while idle.

I'm sure there could be other explanations than malware, but I have not been able to find another explanation as of yet.

OS is Windows XP.

McAffe is the the main virus scanner used; I have never seen it find anything.
I also tried Trend Micro online scan; nothing showed up with this scanner either.

When I look in Task Manager (while the hard drive light is almost steady on) there are no applications open. When I look at the processes I see several instances of SVC Host.
Again, this may be perfectly normal, but I was looking for what uses more memory and this seemed to be where a good portion was going.

So what should I do first?
 

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I have a homebuilt PC running Win 7 Ultimate 64 with an i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. I built the system using a refurbished ASUS P7P55-M mobo. The system works fine and will run about 95% of the time under constant use. However, if I leave it for an hour or so, it will BSOD. After the BSOD, about 50% of the time it runs a hard drive consistency check, but otherwise seems no worse for wear.

I've attached SF zip file as requested and I'm hoping someone can help me decipher this.

I'm trying to avoid a new mobo and CPU...

Thanks a million for any/all help!

Steve

Answer:BSOD - After extended idle period - Win 7 Ultimate 64 8GB RAM

Welcome

Sound like hard drive is on its way out






Quote:
STOP 0x00000034: CACHE_MANAGER
Usual causes: Insufficient physical memory, Indexing, Device driver

STOP 0x0000001A: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
Usual causes: Device driver, memory, kernel

STOP 0x00000024: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
Usual causes: Disk corruption, insufficient physical memory, Device driver, Indexing, Resident antivirus, backup, defrag programs, Disk/Drive failing/failure


Lets start with testing your hard drive

First do disk check for file system errors and bad sectors on it

→ Disk Check

Hard drive test both short and long with
→ SeaTools for Windows

You may also take a hard drive test from the hard drive manufacturers website

Let us know the results

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I have two win7 Pro x64 machines configured very similarly. One has four hard drives (1 SATA for OS and 3 U320 SCSI on Adaptec 39320 adapter in PCI slot) and one has five hard drives (2 SATA and 3 U320 SCSI on 39320 adapter in PCI-X slot). Two different motherboards (ASUS P5Q3 and Supermicro C2SBX). SATA and SCSI drives are all running as individual drives, not RAID. Hard drive Partitions on both machines provide drive letters C-O (with interspersed CD and USB drive letters as well, on both machines).

For some reason, under Win7 none of these hard drives on either machine ever spins down for me as I believe they should, after the 15-minute idle period I have specified in the Advanced Options of the "Balanced Power" plan I'm using.

WHY AREN'T THEY SPINNING DOWN??

I used to be all-SCSI before Win7, and used Adaptec's EZ-SCSI software under Win98 in order to support the same idle-period based automatic spin-down/spin-up (when subsequently accessed) functionality since Win98 itself did not support this feature. It worked perfectly.

In WinXP the feature was first supported by the OS (plus EZ-SCSI was not usable on WinXP), and it also worked perfectly... exactly as it had under Win98. I had assumed this was a combination of both OS and Adaptec driver capability, but whoever was responsible the function worked as expected.

However in Win7 automatic spin-down after the specified idle period is NOT working. I don't know if it's because I now have a mix of SATA an... Read more

Answer:Why won't my hard drives spin down after idle period?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber


Now, just today I discovered that there is a wonderful utility named HDDScan that provides all kinds of very nice tests and functions for all kinds of hard drives. In particular, there is the ability to manually spin-down and manually spin-up hard drives of all kinds (both SATA/IDE and SCSI).


What a terrific change... to finally have the unused inactive drives spun down, even if I have to do it manually myself. It's so much quieter!

Also, these older U320 10Krpm SCSI drives are less energy efficient than the newer SATA drives. So just spinning down 3 of them on one machine reduced my power consumption by almost 40 watts (as measured by my UPS).

What a pleasure. Even if I never figure out why Win7 itself is not doing what it's supposed to do, this HDDScan tool is my new solution.

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Hello,
I have a R500 since March and it as a very annoying problem: when it is idle and I start working, the PC "wakes up" and everything is fine. But after a short while (1 minute, more or less) it shuts down automatically. I disabled the hibernation mode and it still happens.

A collegue with the same problem advised me to up grade bios from 1.5 to 1.6 (which I already did) and I still have the same problem. My helpdesk says the PC should be sent to Toshiba, but another coleague with the same problem did that, and the problem remains. What should I do???

Does this happen to anyone else?
Thanks in advance for your advice!

Answer:Portege R500 shuts down after idle period

Sounds like software to me.

I would run Recovery to reinstall Windows back to its factory state.

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I need some help in creating a task in Task Manager that will automatically force stop programs and shut down the computer after it has been idle for one hour. I have created a task that will shut down at a specific time, but I need something that can run multiple times throughout the day. I need the task to be automated every time the computer is rebooted.

For example, my wife boots the computer, logs onto to facebook, leaves the computer with facebook pages open (I have checked after she has walked away from the computer and have found as many as 43 facebook pages open at one time). I want a task that will then force stop facebook, then shut down the computer after it has been idle for a short period of time, then, if she logs back on later in the day will again run the routine and shut down again.

With her oversight of leaving the computer with facebook open and multiple pages open, I am afraid of someone hacking my system. I have already had as incidence of someone hacking our joint checking account and making $2800 in withdrawals. We finally got this resolved and the withdrawals reinstated.

Do I need to set up separate tasks to run every hour or so throughout the day to accomplish this task, or is there some argument or command that I can insert in the basic task that will reactivate the task to shutdown after the current session is idle for an hour?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
Ed Wood

Answer:Auto Shutdown Computer after idle period

Just create a task to activate after one hour idle. Use the shutdown program you already have. Best to change group to Users.

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Hi there, I normally leave my computer on overnight so I could do things such as defragging, virus scans and sometimes downloading.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, which I installed 3 days ago as I got a new hard drive. The system was blue screening since then, so I'm guessing it's not a faulty hard drive, OS or memory (Replaced memory and done 20 hours of memtest86+)

I bought this machine about 7 months ago, but since then I have replaced the motherboard, memory, graphics card, CPU cooler and hard drive.

It only seems to bluescreen when idle, like when all it's doing is downloading on uTorrent or has finished doing a defrag.

According to bluescreenview, it has been caused by dxgkrnl.sys, atikmpag.sys and dxgmms1.sys . It was these causing it before the reinstall as well.

Answer:BSOD when idle for a long period of time.

Quote:
"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps


STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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Please help! My Windows Vista Home Premium continuously freezes after a short period of not using it. It can vary from 30 minutes to an hour or two. I do not have screen savers and turning off monitors or hard disks on.

I've checked a couple of the forum threads here, and I noticed someone helped somebody else with a similar problem (Windows freezes in idle time). I did all the actions "usasma" suggested in his post, so hopefully I can get some much appreciated assistance.

I'm uploading these files that the user "usasma" said to upload, in hopes that someone can help me fix the issue. Oh and I am using a laptop, so upgrading the hardware would be difficult for me.

Thank you all very much!

Answer:Help! Vista freezes after a short period of idle!

I've tried to use the disk check, and virus scanners. I haven't had any luck finding any problems. I tried defragmenting, but the computer freezes before I can finish defragmenting.

Please help!

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Router: D-Link DI-604
provider: local cable service with Roadrunner

We were using an ethernet hub and network, and everything was fine. Then for security purposes we got a D-Link DI-604 router and installed it. Everything worked OK out of the box, we upgraded the firmware, etc. THEN--we find that if the computer sits idle for a while, it can no longer connect to the cable modem service. Rebooting the computer is the only thing that reconnects mine; we can reconnect another computer by trying to hit a website, selecting "work offline", then trying again and getting an option of "reconnect?" and if you select Yes, then everything works on that PC again (I never get that option on mine though.)

Note that if I'm downloading from binaries for an hour or more, no disconnect even though I give no keyboard input etc. This indicates to me that there's a software idle timeout somewhere along the line, and not a hardware problem.

Rebooting is NOT a good option as I have programs that call out while I'm at work and do various things and they can hardly reboot my PC! I contacted D-link and the tech guy had me change the MTU from 1500 to 1492 and claimed that would solve this problem but it's still happening.

Below I am listing everything I can think of in the way of settings that might give a clue to anyone who can suggest a fix. This is really ticking me off. Before this, I could run my PC a week at a time without rebooting. Now I have to reboo... Read more

Answer:Disconnects after an idle period - router and cable modem

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friends
I have a rig I use occasionally, as HTPC and occasional mule work, file service, etc.
I would like to not have it simply sleep when I have left it running and not returned, but rather have it shutdown properly.
Is there a way to do this within win7 controls, or is there an aftermarket, shareware, or scripting way to do so?

thx
z

Answer:Power Mgmt: Is there a way to Shutdown after idle time period?

Create a batch file and link to it with Windows Task Scheduler and have the scheduler run whenever the computer has been idle for xxxx seconds/minutes.

In the batch file:
shutdown /s /t 300

Shuts down the computer in five minutes forcing all applications to close. You can change it to less time if you want. 300 seconds is five minutes arbitrarily chosen.

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My XP Pro SP3 PC is connected to a Netgear DG834N modem/router via Ethernet. If the PC is left for say 4-5 hours the ability to connect to websites disappears. The browser just hangs and it's the same with IE and Firefox

The odd thing is I can still ping websites by domain name without trouble. So the interenet connection is actually still in place.

Retstarting the PC fixes the problem - in fact it seems to be the only solution.

The problem is consistent and repeatable.

Throughout this I have a second XP Pro SP3 PC also connected to the router via Ethernet and it works perfectly.
 

Answer:Lose ability to access website after idle period (XP Pro)

What firewall or security suite is on the machine?

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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My dad's computer regularly crashes/freezes after standing idle for any length of time. The usual Ctrl + Alt + Del doesn't work so the machine has to be turned off at the mains. Occasionally, the system freezes on start-up. There are no error messages, or anything like that. Don't know whether this is significant or not, but the fault is sometimes accompanied by the light on the CD-RW drive shining red, as if it's engaged. (The drive itself appears to be faulty, but that's a whole other story, I think).The computer is five, maybe six years old. A Gateway (Pentium III, iirc, 256Mb RAM), running Windows ME (4.9 ote).Please bear in mind neither my dad nor myself are particularly technical (well, my dad isn't technical at all).Thanks.

Answer:System crashes/freezes after period standing idle

A common cause is a clash between a screen saver and a monitor automatic standby setting.Old motherboards with intel 810 graphics on board were particularly prone to this. The latest driver for the chipset, from the intel site may help.Or it may be easier not to let the monitor go into standby - see the power settings.

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

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

Answer:Windows 7 CPU Usage @ 50% idle

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

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

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

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

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Ran Malware Byes Anti-Malware scan and Toolwiz Smart Defrag (when at worse). Defrag helps slightly but problem still persists (updated: intermittingly), doesn't stop completely.
I run Adblock too so not sure what the issue is?
Help please?
 
Updated: Does not run 100% cpu entire time bu

Answer:Windows 7 CPU usage at 100% after idle

Hi msims7 My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Do you know what process(es) is/are using the most CPU when 100% of it is being used? Also, follow the instructions below please.MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the file to your Desktop;Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator (for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 users);Check the following options:Flush DNS;Report IE Proxy Settings;Reset IE Proxy Settings;Report FF Proxy Settings;Reset FF Proxy Settings;List content of Hosts;List IP Configuration;List Winsock Entries;List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;List Installed Programs;List Devices - Only Problems;List Users, Partitions and Memory size;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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I'm wondering if my idle ram is normal for Windows 10. It's using about 1.2-1.5GB on idle without any programs running.

On Windows 8 it my idle usage was 900MB - 1.1GB with no programs running and with all the same programs installed.

So is that a normal amount for windows 10? Does W10 just utilise more ram?

How much memory is windows 10 using for you?

Answer:Windows 10 Idle RAM Usage

JOGAN said:



I'm wondering if my idle ram is normal. It's using about 1.3-1.5GB on idle without any programs running.

On windows 8 it my idle usage was 900MB - 1.1GB with no programs running and with all the same programs installed.

So is that a normal amount for windows 10? Does it just utilise more ram?

How much memory is windows 10 using for you?



My system uses around 1.6 GB while at idle.

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

Answer:Idle Ram usage in Windows 7?

Hi

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

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ever since i have updated to windows 10 i have had nothing but problems with memory usage,
on idle recently i have seen anywhere from 5-10gb of of my memory on standby.
if i try to run a game or memory intensive process it will often crash the whole computer or force the program to close if there isn't anymore free memory to put on standby even if the actual in use ram is less then 30%
i also cant seem to find anyone else with the issue

pic related current usage, memory usage - Imgur

Answer:Excessive amout of standby ram on idle. bluescreens and program crash

Welcome to the forum.

The screenshot shows nothing unusual or abnormal. A high value for standby memory is not a problem but is in fact a good thing. This is a major contributor to good performance and a big reason why having a large amount of memory is beneficial. There is no need or benefit in having free memory. Windows was designed to work this way.

Highly doubtful your problem is related to standby memory.

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I am not quite sure where to start...as it is not a hardware issue, so me mentioning the hardware would more than likely not make the difference.

A few weeks ago, after a security update came down from Windows update, my home setup mysteriously started password locking when the remaining idle for a period of time. I do not have any other user accounts on my computer, just the Administrator account that I normally use. This same thing happens on my networked office computers, even if you aren't an administrator.

I have made sure that my screensaver is off, and I have also even messed around the power options, making sure that it was not the "one wake-up ask for password option."

I am not quite sure what caused this function to turn on, perhaps it was the security update, perhaps it was not.

Does anybody now how to turn off this function?

Answer:Vista will password lock when computer is idle for a period of time

Hello,

Right click on your Desktop and click on Personalise. Click Screensaver in the new window. In the Screensaver window, uncheck "On resume display logon screen", click OK and the problem should be fixed!

Richard

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Everytime i leave my laptop idle for around 1-2+ hours it would BSOD and shut down. This problem started occuring about 2 weeks ago. The only time i get the BSOD is when i leave it idle, no other random BSOD. Please help me take a look and solve this persistent problem. Thanks for the assistance in advance.

Operation System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM

What is the age of system (hardware)?
June 2010 (15 months)
What is the age of OS installation?
June 2010 (15 months)

Answer:BSOD when leaving laptop idle for an extended period of time.

It looks like pci.sys is causing the issue. Please update the drivers for your nvdia chipset drivers
and network adapter..

Also please download the attached certificate and unzip then right click on it and click install ctl and import the certificate you have many errors in event manager concerning this..


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads\BSOD files\Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2\091011-17472-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

DbsSplayTreeRangeMap::Add: ignoring zero-sized range at ?fffff800`03ff14c0?
Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16841.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110622-1503
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a0e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c4be70
Debug session time: Fri Sep 9 15:54:40.517 2011 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 19:40:55.499
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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Is it just me or does the CPU usage of Windows Defender ramp up to an absurd level when you leave your system idle? AFAIK, when your system is idle, Windows Defender will execute a number of tasks that range from scanning to updating itself.

I literally could not go to sleep the other night because my fans would continuously start up every time I got back into bed. Eventually, I figured out it was msmpeng.exe, and the only way to stop it was to disable real-time protection in Windows Defender. Even disabling all of the related entries in Task Scheduler wouldn't stop it.
 

Answer:Windows Defender CPU Idle Usage

No it's not unusual. It glitches out quite a bit with the high CPU usage that basically never goes down. I've since disabled it and relied heavily on its true successor MSE which does a much better job than Defender ever has. It can be tricky disabling though. Been a long time since I've done it but I remember I had to go through some hoops.

Really is an annoying glitch.
 

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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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Hello, from time to time my computer get kind of slow and the internet don't work (the internet connection is ok) and when I check the taskbar the explorer.exe using 20% of the CPU even when I'm not using any program. Sometimes it gets normal, but this problem keep hapening. A days ago I had a Malware.packer.gen but it was deleted with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, it may have some relation? If this is not the right place to this post, just say to me and I will fix it. Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7: Explorer.exe 20% cpu usage when idle

Hello and welcome to the forum HDL,

Could you upload a snapshot of Task Manager and Control Panel?



   Note
Upload a screen shot: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Greetings people I was wondering if you consider as normal or an excess of RAM usage by the system to be using 1.7GB of RAM in idle with 21%.

The very least I have seen is 20% but occasionally I could see a maximum of 30% which equals 2.4GB of RAM.
I'm using Win10 64bits.

I added 12 pictures in the next link so you can see either Task manager or Resource monitor, so then would appreciate a lot if there is something additional I could do for optimizing as much as humanly possible the memory RAM usage since I can imagine everything loads faster when required for working. Just being a little enthusiast. Thanks by the way for all your info.

RAM usage task mang/ ResMon - Album on Imgur

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Hi guys! Just to fill you all in, i had some issues with my pc so i eventually formatted it completely, using a disc to freshly install the OS. Now after many days of messing around trying to figure out what is going on I see that with steam open(not downloading) and 4 chrome tabs, my memory is 5.5gb of 7.1gb but i have 8gm DDR3 Ram. I've noticed whileplaying some games that it is not much higher but applications like chrome and windows start bar are really slow or will freeze too. could this be related?
If anyone has any ideas, please feel free to help. I'm desperate!

Answer:Windows 10 memory usage for idle too high

Hi, FWIW with 2 tabs Firefox open, and a lot more small startups than you have, I'd bet, my RAM usage is around 3.4Gb of 8.

Could you please post a screenshot of your task manager showing the top 10 processes organised
a. by highest CPU use first
b. by highest RAM use first
(click the appropriate tab to organise)

Unfortunately your screenshot doesn't give this info.

What is gyazowin.exe? Guessing sthg you're using for the screenshot? And what's 'windows start bar' - do you mean the start menu, or some sort of program launch bar?
Thanks

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Hi guys! Just to fill you all in, i had some issues with my pc so i eventually formatted it completely, using a disc to freshly install the OS. Now after many days of messing around trying to figure out what is going on I see that with steam open(not downloading) and 4 chrome tabs, my memory is 5.5gb of 7.1gb but i have 8gm DDR3 Ram. I've noticed whileplaying some games that it is not much higher but applications like chrome and windows start bar are really slow or will freeze too. could this be related?
If anyone has any ideas, please feel free to help. I'm desperate!

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I just installed Windows 8 Pro on my X220. It is a clean installation + the latest windows updates.I also installed all the Windows 8 device drivers published by Lenovo on the X220 device driver web site. I installed only the device drivers, not the utilities.I have no applications installed. When the system is idle, the 'System' process uses always 9% (more or less) of the CPU. This has big impact on the battery that now lasts only 2 hours. Previously, on Windows 7, it lasted more than double. Do you see the same problem? Any fix? Thanks!













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:~9% CPU usage on X220 Windows 8 Clean Install while idle

Hi asig, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
 
Try this:
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X220-Ricoh-Media-card-driver-high-system-cpu-u...
Tell us how it goes!

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Ok here's a short run down of my problems, sorry if this gets wordy but my head's a little scrambled since I've been reading conflicting/irrelevant information for the past 12 hours or so.  My computer runs at 87% memory usage at idle.  The running processes don't equal up to this at all. When I run a game or even just a web browser it shoots up to 97% usage.  Some sites I've read actually say this is normal for Windows 7.  I'm running Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1. Other problems I've run into are services.msc will open but immediately goes to not responding no matter how it is opened, and windows update apparently can't search for updates anymore.  That was working just yesterday.  I've run virus scanners/malware scanners like crazy but all that was found were highlighty registry keys.  System Restore won't open either.  I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic tool and it reported that I had memory errors.  So I began to look into hardware problems.  I killed my overclocking, made sure the ram was set to the right voltage, updated my mobo's bios and it has made no difference.  Windows troubleshooter will not load either (not responding) not that I expect much help from that.  I'm probably leaving something out but that should be enough to get some help.  I'm thinking about doing a System Repair to see if that might fix some of these problems. sfcscan said everything was ok.  The computer runs a little on ... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 troubles/high memory usage at idle

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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as subject states l get random high cpu usage while idle... the moment l move the mouse and start using the system things seem to go back to normal.. the only reason its noticeable is because my temps rise between 5 and 10C higher...

originally l thought it was down to indexing however since its disabled now it cant be the issue.. however one thing l have noticed is the issue only tends to appear after a reboot when windows update has been run and l install new updates as lm unable to check to see what process is causing it... reason being that leaving my system idle with the performance monitor running seems to not constitute as idle hence lm unable to determine the problem process so l can only assume its down to windows update since it only generally happens one reboot after installing updates (after a couple of reboots, touch wood things seem to be ok)

Answer:High cpu usage only while idle [generally after windows updates]

There is CPU usage because your computer is not idle.
It is doing work while you are not using the computer.

...Why is that a problem? Do you want it to do it while you are working or playing a game?

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For the past week and a half, I've had issues with my CPU constantly being used to full capacity. Upon looking at the Task Manager, it appears that my computer's System_Idle_Process has been using up everything. I've done a small amount of research and it would appear that this is a common sign of a virus. I've tried Rootkit scans, but they only discovered legitamate files- and a couple of unhidden ones as well... I'm not sure of what to do about this. I've run several antivirus scans, including antivir and malwarebytes, but the PC's not clean yet...I've done a hijackthis log to examine my computer's current state. Hope this helps.Thanks in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:58:49 PM, on 7/29/2009Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:D:\Program Files (x86)\geswall\gswserv.exeD:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exeD:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exeD:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeD:\Program Files (x86)\a-squared Free\a2service.exeD:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeD:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exeD:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\ctfmon.exeD:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\HPZipm12.exeD:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\ps... Read more

Answer:Windows Idle Process CPU Usage > 95% - Suspicions of Virus

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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This issues has been plaguing me for months and I couldn't sort it out. When laptop is idle (after 5 to 10 mins), the CPU usage spikes to a steady 25% and stays there for ever until some interrupt is genereated (ie i start using laptop again). fans go crazy and tho whole experience is quite annoying. I read some posts that wlan drivers could cause such scenarios. After a reboot the issue disappears sometimes for a day, however it comes back again as a taxman does.  I also checked device drivers in the control panel and there is no  single faulty driver. At the moment I disabled wlan and I'm using cable in a hope to isolating the problem in case it is due to the wlan driver as many said (Intel Centrino R Ultimate-N 6300 AGN). I used process explorer by Sysinternals and tracked the issue down to a kernel/device driver function with an exotic name ExEnterCriticalRegionAndAcquireResourceExclusive. Too bad we in the linux world don't have such functions with extraordinarily amusing names. I've attached the Process explorer snapshot. Any help is highly appreciated! 

Answer:T430s ntoskrnl.exe high CPU usage when idle on Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

I've just noticed that Intel COM4 appeared as a faulty driver in the device manager. I tried to update it however Windows thinks that is up to date. I also tried to remove it but it came back. Does anyone know how to solve this issue? 

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Hi,

I just bought a Samsung NP900x3c and am puzzled why it is using so much ram. A clean windows with nothing open consumes 3GB of the 4 that are in it. Which leaves not much space for software.

This is weird because it is supposed to be more lightweight than 7 and my desktop PC with Win7 and 16GB ram consumes only 2.2GB when almost nothing is open.

Below a shot of my taskmanager. It seems like the ram is consumed by nothing, so it must be windows behind the scenes, or maybe some problem with it (?).

thanks for ideas...

Answer:Excessive RAM usage

What does the Process tab show you?
How many programs are starting when you boot?
I have 51 and use about 1.3GB (out of 4GB) after boot, before starting anything else.

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Not sure how many of you gurus will be around over a weekend, but here goes!
I've done a recent install of XPpro SP3 which went without any difficulty but soon after I got a popup complaining that a USB device was malfunctioning. After a short while the CPU usage rises to 100% making the computer virtually unusable.

Task manager shows explorer.exe to be using 100% CPU resources.

Unplugging the USB keyboard and mouse restores usage to normal levels.

Running in safe mode gives normal CPU usage with mouse & keyboard connected.

Replacing keyboard and mouse does not solve the problem.

I've uninstalled the USB devices in Device Manager and eventually deleted the relevant USB entries from the registry to allow Windows to do a new install, but the problem persists.
It seems to me that this is a software issue and I'm probably facing a new Windows install, unless one of you kind souls can offer some better advice?
Grateful thanks,
Martin

Answer:Excessive cpu usage by usb

If it runs in safe mode, but has problems in normal mode, it's more than likely 3rd party software causing the problem and not XP or a hardware issue.

Launch Task Manager and see if you can see what process/executable is using all the CPU.

Also, Start>Run>(type)"msconfig" and turn off all non-MS Services and all Startups and see if the problem goes away. Then, turn things on selectively until you (maybe) find the one that is the cause of the problem.

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All right, up front, I am a newbie. I already screwed up & posted this in the wrong place. Mea Culpa.Recently my computer's fan motor sounds like a jet engine ready to take off. Checking Windows task manager to see what is making my computer run so much, I find msmsgs.exe is running continuously @ 50% of total CPU. It does'nt do this when I first boot up, but usuallly starts sometime later. I ended this process, and thought the problem was over only to come home this evening to find CCAPP.exe now running @ 50% CPU. I have Norton AV running, as well as Windows Defender, and am immunized with Spybot S&D 1.3. Yesterday, following instructions on your forums, I went through my Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs(no suspicious programs), ran Ad-Aware, Counter Spy 2.0 Beta, Crap Cleaner, Norton AV and scanned for root kits, but can't find the problem. No spyware, malware, viruses, or trojans were detected. My knowledge & bag of tricks are exhausted. Can anyone help me before my computer blasts off for parts unknown. Also, when ccapp is running excessively, I can't download my e-mail via Outlook Express, but G-Mail works.I am enclosing 2 separate HJT logs: before & after running all the detection/cleanup programs. Help would be greatly appreciated.ThanksMikeylikesitLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:35:20 PM, on 11/28/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32&#... Read more

Answer:Excessive Cpu Usage

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

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This morning when I logged on to my computer I found that Mozilla had downloaded and installed the latest version of Firefox. After a lot of messing about, I got rid of v33 and went back to v28. Please, don't anyone yap at me for using an out of date browser. That is the one I prefer.

My current problem is that since then, CPU usage is running between 85 and 100% and the mouse pointer is permanently showing the hourglass icon which suggests the computer is trying to carry out a task, although I don't know what that could be. This has never happened before. I've been through task manager looking at the running processes but I can't see anything out of the ordinary or anything that shouldn't be there. I've run VIPRE anti-virus and CCCleaner. Nothing in the way of threats is showing up.

Does anyone have ideas as to why this might be happening all of a sudden? I'm sure it's just a coincidence with the install of FF 33.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Excessive CPU usage

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I am using windows 8 on my laptop (samsung np550p5c-s03)
The task manager shows memory usage around 70% (5.6 GB of 7.9 GB) even when I have no apps running, please help

Answer:Excessive RAM usage

How much ram does it show is available?

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My computer is running very slow for the last few months.  I bought hitman pro on the advice of a friend and I have run free version of malware bytes, all without any change.
 
When I look at my CPU usage it is pegged between 90 and 100 percent most of the time.
 
Can anyone help or steer me to a program that may help?

Answer:Excessive CPU usage

Can you identify which processes are using the most CPU? Just look at Task Manager.

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Hi,

I just bought a Samsung NP900x3c and am puzzled why it is using so much ram. A clean windows with nothing open consumes 3GB of the 4 that are in it. Which leaves not much space for software.

This is weird because it is supposed to be more lightweight than 7 and my desktop PC with Win7 and 16GB ram consumes only 2.2GB when almost nothing is open.

Below a shot of my taskmanager. It seems like the ram is consumed by nothing, so it must be windows behind the scenes, or maybe some problem with it (?).

thanks for ideas...

Answer:Excessive RAM usage

What does the Process tab show you?
How many programs are starting when you boot?
I have 51 and use about 1.3GB (out of 4GB) after boot, before starting anything else.

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I am trying to speed up my performance, I am sure I have too many programs running, but not sure what processes I need to have and which ones I can kill, I have a pentium 4 2.6ghz and it seems like it runs like a kmd6!! Please help! Here is my hijackthis log!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:07:34 AM, on 6/24/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Photo\appsrv\PhotoAppSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\SV_Httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated Server\Platform\UPnPFramework.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
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Answer:CPU Excessive Usage!!

Have you looked in Task Manager to see what is using up the CPU?
First you need to unzip (extract) Hijack This and move it to a permanent folder. It will not function properly when run from the zip folder or the Temp folder.

You need to create a new folder in My Documents and name it Hijack This. Right click on the HijackThis.zip file and choose "Extract all" and extract it to the Hijack This folder you created. That way it can create and restore backups if needed. HJT will store the backups in the same location that it is run from.

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

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = about:blank

O16 - DPF: {DDFFA75A-E81D-4454-89FC-B9FD0631E726} - http://www.bundleware.com/activeX/DS3/DS3.cab

Restart.
 

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Roughly 1 hour after rebooting, with nothing running besides MSN, xfire, and mozilla, my CPU utilization goes to 78-90% with no let down. AMD Phenom X4 9550 w/ 6gb ram, nvidia 9500, install is 2 days old. This is very disappointing because it means that even youtube videos hitch, and games get 2fps. Sad to say I had better performance in xp sp2 on a 3.2ghz P4 w/ 2gb ram and an ATI x800xt. Not counting games even. Although sadly SWG get roughly the same or worse performance, which is likely split between equal perf being poor engine on SWG (SOE)'s part, and the 2fps on Win 7 (when I launch after having been up for 1 hour or more). I've shut down obviously non-essential services (anything HP installed, my media sharing services) and used msconfig to take out services that aren't MS provided. Even Vista provided better performance, although I still had hitching on youtube videos (i've got high speed cable 3whatever and get downloads at 500+k/sec). Any ideas? This is very disappointing. I would rather get the benefits of Win 7 but I'm at the point where I'll install XP on this new pc. And I'm leaving out UI problems I have w/ Win7. Any tips are appreciated. I've done malware scans as well and dont have a virus scan running realtime (unless it's built into Win7).
Thank you for reading this, and ty in advance for any suggestions.
rht

Answer:excessive cpu usage

And yet you have not told us what all is running in Task Manager....

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Don't understand since yesterday and now today my cpu mostly running at or around 100%. Yesterday, unit got so hot it crashed and I had to do a restore/fix. Right now I have 95 processes running. I have scanned for any malware/virus but nothing came up. I hear the fan running so I am assuming the cooling is not shut down. Any comments would be appreciated. Could it be my browser? Using Chrome. Yesterday there were about 30 files from MS download/installed. Today around another 15 files. What's going on here?
 

Answer:Excessive CPU usage

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recently I have come up with system processes draining insane amounts of CPU power such as:

csrss.exe
spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
lsass.exe
rundll32.exe

and some other ones, and other programs that I would usually run with others now just lag so bad to the point that when I drag the windows around, there is a visible train of them, and closing windows are so slow that the taskbar at the bottom lags showing that they are closed.

thats my primary problem, now everytime i reboot my computer i get this installation thing, on something that I orginally had on my computer, but it keeps saying that my computer is trying to install that program, and it takes multiple cancels before it stops asking me to install, any ideas guys, thanks.

Answer:Excessive CPU Usage

Now...I just did a system restore and its fixed, now my fans don't turn on, and my GPU is begginning to overheat.

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My PC seems to be using quite a bit of RAM it says page file is always about 500-600 mb of RAM. I just built this PC in May and it is pretty stout. E6600 chip and 2 gb of RAM. The RAM usage gets as high as 750-800 mb and it seems like I always have about 50 processes running. This seems high as I dont really do anything more than with my old computer that only had 768 mb of RAM. Sometimes the new PC says I am using 2.7 gb of RAM and then I look in task manager and nothing seems that high in the processes. I do have an excesive amount being used by HPZipm12.exe something like 110 mb. So I know that is an issue in itself. I have updated everything with stupid HP with no luck. I am running AVG anti spyware and anti virus. I also tried running spybot S&D. I also tried CCleaner. I think I tried something else, but I cant remember I will look when I get home from work.

So any ideas? I dont know much about this stuff, but I know that it seems I have to many processes running and I have to much RAM being used. Thanks

Answer:Excessive Ram Usage?

I would certainly try killing any unneeded processes running at startup (you can refer to the tab above the BC pages "StartupList" which will indicate what is needed, optional, or should be killed). Under normal useage, 50 processes seems a bit high unless you never close a window.
Regards,
John

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Question: Excessive PF Usage

Hi everyone!

I recently bought a new Dell XPS M1530 laptop. It's running Windows Vista Home Premium. I uninstalled the programs I didn't need that inevitably come with a new system, but noticed that my PF usage is running at 1.13 GB! I'm running 65 processes (I exited out of everything but Task Manager and Mozilla of course). This seems excessive. My previous computer with Windows XP SP3 ran maybe 28 processes at a total of ~250MBs. Is there a way of decreasing my PF usage? This being my first post here, should I include a Hijackthis logfile? Any tips/ suggestions would be welcome!

Thanks,
Mike

Answer:Excessive PF Usage

Are you referring to CPU usage or amount of memory being used?
If it's memory usage, Vista by design uses as much available memory as it can to improve performance.
That's why you want to max out the amount of installed memory that your system can handle.

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Answer:excessive CPU usage

Windows XP Pro, 1024 M ram, 80GB hard drive (7200)Recently, my computer has been running very slow, although I cannot recall having made any significant changes. Programmes take a long time to open, and sometimes the mouse feels "sticky" (not dirt).The Task Manager shows constantly high CPU usage 70-100%, most of it under "system" process). What progrmmes hog this "system" process.

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I have a serious problem with my computer, in tuesday of this week when i was playing a game my computer froze nothing i did worked, even after 5 minutes without issuing any order, so i decided to press the power button. When i restarted it there was a blue screen and the computer just started looping, safe mode didn't work(because when i pressed f8 a red screen would appear with a GRUB command line and some other option that didn't work) , system restore would just sit in a black screen with the mouse pointer, so i decided to use the cd the pc came with to restore it to the company configurations, but it just it would just sit again in a black screen with the mouse pointer. Then i downloaded Seagate Tools and managed to format the hdd, but after 45% it would just stop the format but it was enough so i could use the company cd to restore the system( I did this 3 times, making windows updates only at the third try). When i finnaly managed to restore it the computer worked perfectly so i decided to reboot it two to three times to see if the problem would happen again, it didn't but it started another problem, when booting the system would just load for 5 to 6 minutes, if not more, and then i was finally able to use it but my hdd ligh was solid so i went to the task manager, resource monitor and saw that svchost.exe was quite heavy on the system.
 
(2nd Install)
I disabled windows indexer because it was being used a lot, but still the problem continued. I decided to update ... Read more

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Thanks to this forum and in particular, HijackThisLog Help, I was able to resolve a sudden excessive CPU usage with my laptop.

I was using I.E. 6.0 on my XP Toshiba Laptop and working on an administrative program with many scripts and printing out pending orders. I rarely use I.E., usually Firefox. When my computer bogged down to a crawl and I saw 100% CPU usage, I immediately thought spyware because I distrust I.E. even though I have anti-virus/spyware programs running.

I followed your directions for HijackThisLog, scanned my computer as a first step--no virus/malware. In the searches I did to learn about the wmpisrve.exe culprit, I found one comment that in a network environment, network cards or even bad chips could cause wmpisrve.exe to malfunction. The last thing I wanted to do was have to take my laptop to a computer store, but the idea of something else causing excessive CPU usage led me thinking since I had recently installed a HP2605dn color laserjet network-capable printer and although I hadn't used that printer for the task, it had been connected. I had used an older HP2100 laserjet that continues to function without problems.

Running msconfig, I changed to selective startup and unchecked all my HP programs. CPU usage was normal! I unistalled the HP2605dn printer and have since found on the HP forum site concerns that the HP Toolbox software that goes with HP printers is causing such problems. I went back to normal startup and CPU usage was back to... Read more

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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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Hey all. So I upgraded to 8.1 from 7 and I faced this issue where I have the same exact programs opened that I had back on windows 7, but now they are generating alot more CPU usage. I can't find any solution to this, other than installing 7. That fixes
it. On win 7 with the same exact enviroment (same programs opened, same page on google chrome opened, same exact everything) I get 1-4% cpu usage which is great. On win 8.1 however, with again everything the same, I get 18-30% cpu usage.
And it's all caused by windows' processes and stuff. Can't really shut them down because things won't work then.
I kinda like win 8.1 so I don't wanna go back to 7, but since my performance is crippled, I might have to. Any suggestions are much appreciated! I've tried some things that I found on the internet, but nothing seems to fix it.

A friend of mine has the same mobo and cpu as me, but when I did a test and created the same exact enviroment as on my pc, the usage doesn't go above 5% when idle.
I dunno what to do at this point.
Here's some screenshots of my task manager:
http://i.imgur.com/K3le1cX.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/x0qxCaw.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/FfV6ZBH.jpg
On this last one you can notice that there's a misterious difference between the user cpu usage and the overall, idk what causes that.
I tried doing clean install and have absolutely nothing installed and it still stays at around 15%

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BTW upgrading my Flex-2 15 to Windows 10 Home went smoothly, all working after some minor manual driver updates ( WLAN, Graphics)................
However since upgrade I am experiencing one annoying symptom, which has been reported by users of other brands as well.
Athough I already followed most of the related tips (killing known unnessary processes, change reporting), CPU usage is still constantly around 30%, causing the fan to run continuosly and even more unsatisfactory: extremely reducing battery life !!! Using processexplorer I found out, that svchost ( or one of its processes ) is causing the problem, not any of the applications. As I am not able to dig further I wonder what measures have been taken so far by Lenovo to have Microsoft fix this problem.
 
Attached: screenshots 'notification', 'processes', 'system'
 
Further tips are appreciated.

 
 
Mod's Edit: Added disclaimer about large images for those with slow Internet service.
 
UPDATE Oct10:
Went to manually checking Lenovo Support tile and was offered update of SystemInterfaceFoundation.exe.
Run update and believe it or not: CPU usage is nearly back to normal (around 4%) with FF browser open and AV SW running. svchost down to less than 2.5% usage. Fan turns down to 'off' or low speed.Can someone pls. confirm? Will watch out situation for the next days.....
 
Update Oct11:
No idea, how to mark this thread 'solved': System runs stable like a charm. Silent as before, low CPU usage ... Read more

Answer:Flex-2 15 CPU usage 30% when idle after upgrade to Windows 10 * Contains Large Images *

No further Text. Problem solved. See above

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I'm unable to do a windows update. There are 10 available updates I can do but whenever I start it up it stays at "(0KB total, 0% complete)" all the time. I googled searched this and read up on a Microsoft community thread that it could be malware(http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-update/windows-update-wont-download-just-stays-at-0/8e858a10-9629-4bb0-bf8f-4c27ef4e8ce5?auth=1). I'm not really sure how to remove this problem as well as I noticed that I get significant high CPU usage from svchost.exe which almost takes up about 400,000 K upon starting up and having steam which  leads to about 20-25% CPU usage while idle. 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 24-07-2016
Ran by ZetoX (administrator) on CA-HOME-01 (25-07-2016 11:15:55)
Running from C:\Users\ZetoX\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: ZetoX (Available Profiles: ZetoX & DefaultAppPool)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
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.exe
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Hello

Ive upgraded my system with new motherboard, cpu, ssd, ddr4 and psu. installed windows again but it seems to use fairly high amount of ram even if everything is disabled from msconfig (except the avast antivirus) as it didnt get disabled even if marked.

with all currently installed programs are enabled the ram usage is 6.8gb/16gb and with all disabled is shown on the picture that ive attached.

If i remember right, when the windows was just first time started the ram usage was much lower. but after installing the programs that i had before and will need, it raised quite alot. But i cant seem to add up where all those gb's are used.

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This was an accidental double post, I'm not sure how I did it. My apologies. I'm not sure how to delete this thread either.
I'm unable to do a windows update. There are 10 available updates I can do but whenever I start it up it stays at "(0KB total, 0% complete)" all the time. I googled searched this and read up on a Microsoft community thread that it could be malware(http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_other-update/windows-update-wont-download-just-stays-at-0/8e858a10-9629-4bb0-bf8f-4c27ef4e8ce5?auth=1). I'm not really sure how to remove this problem as well as I noticed that I get significant high CPU usage from svchost.exe which almost takes up about 400,000 K upon starting up and having steam which  leads to about 20-25% CPU usage while idle. 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 24-07-2016
Ran by ZetoX (administrator) on CA-HOME-01 (25-07-2016 11:15:55)
Running from C:\Users\ZetoX\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: ZetoX (Available Profiles: ZetoX & DefaultAppPool)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
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/
 
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Hello.  I'm running Windows 7 32-bit with AVG Free and the Windows Firewall.
 
I'm really not having any problems save for my processor constantly running at 40-50%, sometimes up to 80%.  Even when I kill all of the programs that I'm aware of, the CPU continues to "spin up."  It would really be nice to have that processing power available to actually do things.
 
I've scanned my computer with any number of anti-virus, anti-malware and anti root-kits but generally they only return "suspicious" files that I don't know, or files that really, really seem like they should be there (as in, looking at other forums, and they're supposed to be there).
 
Can anyone give me a helping hand on this one?
Many thanks.

Answer:Excessive CPU usage - infection?

Hello, lets look a little farther. Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size. Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed. >>>>>Please Download TDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan results.  Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.•Close all open programs and internet browsers.•Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.•Click on Delete.•Confirm each time with Ok.•You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.•Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.•You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.>>>>Now I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the   button.For alternate... Read more

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My mother's computer is using a heck load of memory for very simple processes. This has even almost halted the computer's internet access.

Here's a screen cap.
The bit beside the Task Manager is the 'weather', 'clock' and the yellow sticker thing I haven't an idea. But these aren't the most complex programs to run.

Does anyone have any ideas about what's going on?

She's running Windows Vista on a HP TouchSmart. Original installation.
 

Answer:Excessive Memory Usage

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Hi everyone, I'm new to this place, so please excuse my noobness
(I hope this is in the right place)


Anyways, my problem is this.
Whenever I open up a folder that has video files in explorer, it ends up that explorer occupies 99 percent of my CPU capacity according to the task manager, and my computer slows to a crawl until I close explorer and start it up again. This happens almost every single time I open a folder with videos.

I'm not sure what specs to give to you on this, but my CPU is an Athlon 64 3000+, i have 1024 mb ram, a 6800 nu AGP, and am running Windows XP Service Pack 2.

If you could help, Thx very much!
If you need any more information about my computer to help me, please tell me what you need to know.

Thanks!

Answer:Explorer excessive CPU usage

This bug was fixed in SP2, so if you havn't got it, I suggest you get it.

If you want to fix it without SP2, try this:

Well windows seem to have a REALLY big problem when it comes to reading AVI files. It seems that when you click on an AVI file in explorer, it'll try to read the entire AVI file to determine the width,height, etc. of the AVI file (this is displayed in the Properties window). Now the problem with Windows is that if you have a broken/not fully downloaded AVI file that doesnt contain this info, Windows will scan the entire AVI file trying to figure out all these properties which in the process will probably cause 100% CPU usage and heavy memory usage.

To solve this problem all you have to do is the following:

1. Open up regedit
2. Goto HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shel lex\PropertyHandler
3. Delete the "Default" value which should be "{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}"

Voila! Please not that this will no longer provide you with the windows properties displaying the AVI file information such as width, height, bitrate etc. But its a small price to pay for saving you resources.

NOTE: Please use caution when using regedit. Improper usage may cause windows to behave imcorrectly. Also, I cannot be held resposible. Backup your registry first.



More info here from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822430

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Hi, I think my laptop is using a bit to much of its memory. Using msconfig I would normally have 46 processes running. This would be using up on average320mb of the 512mb. A couple of the svchost.exe files would run very high. One at 50mb the other at 35mb. I would normally only be left with approx. 80-90mb available. This I'm taking from task manager. Is this correct. I asked in the Windows Xp forum and it was suggested I try this one one. I have followed the 5 steps and the Laptop is as clean as a whistle. 1 cookie should up on the scans. I've also ran regcleaner an d that only showed up one fault. Is there any thing you can do for me. Many Thanks. Here's my logfile.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:53:28, on 17/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
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Answer:Excessive Memory Usage?

Bump.

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I know this has been an ongoing issue with BD for along time ,but it surprises me that no official fix has been forthcoming!
There was a user created fix for this that worked well,however now it seems that it has been blacklisted by Bitdefender as a trojan(the file is safe).
Can someone shed any light with regards to this problem as the BD team are not very responsive to questios concerning this very frustrating problem!!

http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=42438
 

Answer:Excessive bandwitdth usage!

If the BitDefender team will not fix this issue then you only have a few options:

1. Deal with the issue until they fix it.
2. Use another Antivirus (if you want BitDefender might give Bullguard, Emsisoft, F-Secure or G Data a try since they all use BitDefender's engine).

As it has been mentioned many times on this forum and many other online forums, blogs and user commits on download sites, etc. BitDefender appears to have many issues that makes it not worth using.

If this is the only problem you are having with BitDefender then you might be able to just deal with it. If not there are many other options to choose from.

Thanks.
 

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When I put my computer together, I decided that an 80 GB drive would suffice for the C: drive as the only stuff to be stored would be the operating system and programs. However, the size of C;\Windows seems to grow without bounds - it is currently consuming 31+GB, which is simply ludicrous.

How can this directory be put on a severe diet?

Answer:Excessive disk usage

Before we go further, could you just tell me how you got that number?

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I was running a couple of programs (Chrome, an IP scanner and Putty) when I noticed  the laptop was getting really laggy. It took me an age to figure out what is going on, but the issue apppears to be excessive cpu usage from the intel dynamic platform and thermal framework utility application. Has anyone else seen this and is there a fix for it?

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I have noticed one machine in our office has always had excessive fan noise, and when I looked into it further I found that one of the svchost.exe processes listed in Task Manager runs with at least 13% CPU usage at all times, constantly. Sometimes it's much higher. The CPU never gets down to an "idle" state with 98-99% resources available, like my machine and every other one I've seen does.

I checked the processes in use by that particular instance of svchost, and found the ones in the attached screen shot. I also ran a check with an updated Malwarebytes and it found nothing.

Any ideas? Is there anything on that list of services that should be disabled?

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Hi there I have a problem which looking at processes seems to be related to the RPS.exe This process seems to take over the cpu continuously going upto 100% particularly when the machine is turned on in the evenings. Virgins PCGuard is installed. I have seen a thread on here in respect of this that appears to have sucessfully have been resolved. I have run anti-malware and run and created a hijackthis log and would appreciate any help in curing this problem.

The log;-

C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 802.11g Wireless PCI Card Configuration Utility\utility.exe
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 2 SE\CalCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\rpsupdaterR.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\Hijackthis\alternativ.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = [url]http://www.techsupportforum.com/
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Answer:RPS.exe excessive cpu usage particularly evenings

Hello, snakewizard
Welcome to TSF

Please ensure in the future the entire log, including the header (Logfile of TrendMicro HijackThis) is posted :)

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

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I have internet explorer 7 on my windows XP desktop. Lately, I noticed the computer slows down considerably in the middle of surfing when the Task Manager indicates that the iexplore.exe process is running anywhere from 50% to 100% usage. It sounds like a jet plane is about to take off. Everything is at stand still until the usage drops. After a few minutes it starts all over again. I've run windows defender and my malware program and anti virus programs and they all indicate that there are no issues. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Excessive CPU usage - iexplore.exe

Do a reset of IE, read the article carefully.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
 

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Hello all,
I recently purchased new a Lenovo Flex 3 1130 (80LY), 2 in 1 laptop. I'm aware it's a entry level machine and it's purpose is primarily just for school. Definitly not going to run my server.....lol.

Everything is as expected with the machine except the CPU usage peaking at 100% every time a browser or new tab is opened. It freezes up the machine and a major pain in the a** until time is allowed for it to "calm down". Even on Pandora, assigning a thumbs up to a tune makes the audio choppy for a couple seconds.

It does this with Chrome, Firefox and Edge equally, (viewable in Task Manager). I've disabled any extra elements within all browsers and nothing unnecessary is running in the background (I always disable any "junk" from running on any of my machines).

I have another Lenovo with a slightly better processor that doesn't struggle at all. When I mean slightly better, I'm implying the difference vs the CPU usage, compared between the two machines, isn't even remotely close.

If this is the "nature of the beast" then it will get returned. Due to the pain in the a** of re-setup, I'd prefer that this one be adjusted, if able.

Any help/advice would be very welcomed.
Thanks so much!!!!!

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Hi, this week I had a message from my ISP saying I was reaching my usage limit.
We normally use about 10Gb a month, some days this week we have used over 10Gb in web downloads.
Wednesday we were out all day, the computer was on and we used 7Gb.
I have isolated it to this laptop and have now disconnected it from the web, usage is normal again.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Robin
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 09:34:17, on 13/12/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16428)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Users\New\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.uk.msn.com/CQNOT/2
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://feed.snapdo.com/?publisher=TightropeYB&dpid=TightropeYB&co=GB&userid=1698ef7f-1724-0a6f-d990-79926a014efd&searchtype=ds&q={searchTerms}&installDate={installDate}
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://feed.snapdo.com/?publisher=TightropeYB&dpid=TightropeYB&co=GB&userid=1698ef7f-1724-0a6f-d990-79926a014efd&searchtype=ds&q={searchTerms}&installDate={installDate}
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - H... Read more

Answer:Excessive Broadband Usage

Just a bump, thanks
 

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When my Laptop is running idle the memory usage seems rather high. I've been through the Hijack Log forum and the Laptop was clean. I can be left with as little as 80mb of my 512mb of ram with nothing running. Is this normal or is there something that can cause this.

I've included a Hijack log so you can see what is running. What can safely be closed down using msconfig?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 09:14:12, on 20/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TCtrlIOHook.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
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Answer:Excessive Memory Usage?

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I used Dell's Optimize System program on Sunday.  On Monday my computer used 15 gigs of data and I had nothing running other than Firefox.  In one hour this morning it has used almost a gig.  If this is what optimization is I don't want it.  Any suggestions on how to disable it?

Answer:Excessive data usage

Amount of data used on 4g network has nothing to do with Optimization.
If your 4g is full speed you can use up your data limit in as little as 45 minutes of use.
 

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I'm running Windows 7x64 on a Toshiba laptop, third-generation i3 processor, 16 GB. I'm having problems with Internet Explorer 11 not releasing memory and closing tasks. It keeps building up to the point where Internet Explorer freezes and I have to either close it completely or use process Explorer to kill some of the erroneous tasks.
 
I've tried running IE 11 without any add-ons and I have the same problem. I've also completely remove IE 11 all the way back to the base IE 8 that comes with Windows 7 and install everything from their up and still have the same problem.
 
Here's a link to a screenshot of what it looks like in process Explorer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/brhcwsk8v7zlq1l/IE%2011.JPG?dl=0
 
Any other ideas what I can trying to solve this problem?

Answer:Excessive memory usage IE 11

Try clearing the browser cache and history. You may also want to try resetting IE to its defaults, and check your settings. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/reset-ie-settings#ie=ie-11

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Hello, I've seen cases where excessive explore.exe CPU usage was linked to malware problems. I've been getting this seriously lately, usually while playing games that posed no problem before. I recently removed the BankPatch trojan as completely as I could manage. Here's my hijackthis...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:46:00 AM, on 7/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
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Hello all,
I recently purchased new a Lenovo Flex 3 1130 (80LY), 2 in 1 laptop. I'm aware it's a entry level machine and it's purpose is primarily just for school. Definitly not going to run my server.....lol.

Everything is as expected with the machine except the CPU usage peaking at 100% every time a browser or new tab is opened. It freezes up the machine and a major pain in the a** until time is allowed for it to "calm down". Even on Pandora, assigning a thumbs up to a tune makes the audio choppy for a couple seconds.

It does this with Chrome, Firefox and Edge equally, (viewable in Task Manager). I've disabled any extra elements within all browsers and nothing unnecessary is running in the background (I always disable any "junk" from running on any of my machines).

I have another Lenovo with a slightly better processor that doesn't struggle at all. When I mean slightly better, I'm implying the difference vs the CPU usage, compared between the two machines, isn't even remotely close.

If this is the "nature of the beast" then it will get returned. Due to the pain in the a** of re-setup, I'd prefer that this one be adjusted, if able.

Any help/advice would be very welcomed.
Thanks so much!!!!!

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I have been going through bandwidth like crazy the last two or so months. I really have no idea what's causing it. I have tried a variety of virus/malware scanners as I initially thought it was spyware. Turns out it wasn't. Next I disabled as much as possible via msconfig and turned off automatic updates. Still no change. I even reinstalled my entire OS and installed only the software I need to survive i.e. Alibre Design, MoI, Keyshot, Z88 (these are CAD programs), Firefox, Thunderbird and Mass Effect 2. Still the downloading continues...

Here the problem: if I connect to the internet to, say, send an email in Thunderbird I'll end up using approx 100Mb in 10 minutes without opening any other program, incl the browser. I can see from my network manager that something is being downloaded but it doesn't say what program is causing it. 500Mb cost me ZAR160... adds up when you purchase a new bundle every 3 days

I'm clutching at straws here. I have been to 3 different IT chaps and they are stumped too. I'm thinking (maybe hoping) that it is Alibre Design's update system that has something to do with this. No-one else has this problem though.

For interests sake, my laptop has the exact same problem. It is setup exactly the same as my desktop except it doesn't have Mass Effect installed.

Also, my wife's laptop is set up the same as both my PC but without the CAD stuff and she doesn't have this problem...

Help me please!!

Answer:Excessive bandwidth usage

Use Windows 7's Resource Monitor (type it in at the Start menu) and you should be able to see IP addresses you're communicating with.

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Ok, I posted this in Vista support area, and was directed here. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to run the scan things in the "NEW INSTRUCTIONS." topic.

The last virus reported on my pc was (from malwarebytes)

"Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\{NSINAME} (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Windows\System32\gaopdxcounter (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\setup.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully."

Avast! Found nothing.

Those, and the reason I even started the scan was because I noticed my letters repeated slow when a key was held down, (same for backspace, etc...) I scanned and found those. Hoped my pc was clean. The lagging keys problem is still here. (Even if I go check the settings in control panel, hey are all set to fast. I click "ok" without changing anything, and it will be fine for awhile. Then it goes back to lagging.

I decided to download a process explorer thing, and I see that I have 70+ processes running on my pc, and the RAM usage is from 900MB - 1GB +

Someone please tell me what I have to do next to get some real help here. I downloaded both scanner things from that read first topic. So I'm ready to scan if that's the next step.

Thanks.

Answer:70 + processes running and excessive RAM usage

Tried to edit my last post, but it wouldn't let me, sorry for a repost, but I think I found some problems. I ran the scan things that are from the first steps thread thing. Here are the results of the DDS thing and the others are attached as they are supposed to be. In the other one, it found a sys file with the same name (or at least part of it) as the last virus i had. It also found reg files with that name in them.

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by seth at 18:44:21.66 on Tue 03/31/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.1918.1174 [GMT -4:00]


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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
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 GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\TabTip.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
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Hello, so about 3 days ago my laptop began to run a lot slower than usual, I checked out the task manager and a file called "jp2launcher.exe" (this is packed in with java) was putting my CPU at about 75-100%, I don't have the best computer specs and I only really use my laptop for java based games and watching livestreams, nothing has changed really lately so I don't know what could be the difference. Since it's happened I've scanned for malware, freed up space on my hard drive, cleared my java cache, tried troubleshooting the compatibility of the exe, probably a good 10h invested trying many things but so far to no avail.

Here's a screencap of my task manager and resource monitor, I switched over to firefox just now to see if there was any improvement but it seems to even out the cpu usage between firefox and the exe, rather than the full 80%~ usage if I was on IE, not that it changes the speed of anything on my end.
http://gyazo.com/45848aec589e5a55eb778b9d09664b7a

My computer specs:
Intel core duo T8100 2.10GHz processor
2GB RAM
I feel like there's something left out but I look forward to your help
 

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I just bought Vista Ultimate this morning.  Installed just fine.  With one problem....  Even idle, it is always using at least 25% cpu.  The program using it is always different.  But most of the time is it svchost.  Any idears?by the way, i have an amd phenom quad core 2.3ghx, so it should be using much less.

Answer:Vista ultimate excessive cpu usage

  http://www.technibble.com/how-to-fix-svchost-using-100-cpu-memory-leak/

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I have a new computer, and have Windows Vista as the operating systerm. Since then, my ISP keeps telling me that I have exceeded my usage (download) limit, even though my usage is down, if anything. When I checked my usage meter on the ISP website, 100MB was downloaded on a day when I don't think I even used the internet/email.

Thinking that I might have a trojan, I ran a scan on Windows Defender, with no results. I also have McAfee running.

So, I have downloaded Hijack This, and although I got a couple of error-type messages, this is the log I saved:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:18:46 PM, on 15/04/2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPS\mpsevh.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Drag-to-Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\mskagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\EPSON\ISTM3\PG\E_L20IC3.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\Goo... Read more

Answer:Excessive Usage = virus/trojan?

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I am having a serious issue with email using a very large amount of data. According to data sense the culprit is my GoDaddy Email. I had it checking for updates every 15 minutes due to it being a business email. In a 30 day period it has used 3.5 gigs.
Here is the kicker, I has a 900 prior to this 920 and had it set up the same way plus I had location turned on with a weather app running in background and live tile and in a one month period I never used more than 1.0 gig?
My business partners who also use the same email with android only used 200 MB in the same period with the same configuration.
I am beginning to wonder if this phone has a defect of some nature, has anyone else experienced this issue?
Has anyone had this happen. Thanks for any input

Answer:Excessive Data Usage on Email?

Have you tried deleting and reconnecting the email account, just to see if that makes a difference?
Out of curiosity, is this email account pop, imap or eas?

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Hello. About a week and a half ago after downloading several files from some unscrupulous websites, i began noticing significant slowdowns in games that i normally have no trouble running. I attempted to remedy the issue with razer's gamebooster to no avail. I then did a repair installation of windows 7 to hopefully "start over". I did not format the data portion of my hdd as it contains a great deal of media. I ran microsoft security essentials and mbam to see if there were any issues, and found none. TDSS also showed no errors. I am, however, still experiencing significant slowdown and near 100% cpu and memory usage. I have attached logs from all scans. I run windows 7 64bit, intel core 2 duo, 4gb ram, asus g61vx laptop. Games experiencing slowdown include skyrim, borderlands 2, civ V, torchlight 2 and portal 2. Halp plx.

EDIT:: Also has a gtx260m graphics w/1gb dedicated memory.
 

Answer:excessive cpu cycling, memory usage

That's a very clean computer. I am seeing no malware whatsoever. You can post in the software forum if need be.

If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware.
If we had you use ComboFix, uninstall ComboFix (This uninstall will only work as written if you installed ComboFix on your Desktop like we requested.)
Press and hold the Windows key and then press the letter R on your keyboard. This opens the Run dialog box.
Copy and paste the below into the Run box and then click OK. Note the quotes are required
"%userprofile%\Desktop\combofix" /uninstall
Notes: The space between the combofix" and the /uninstall, it must be there.
This will uninstall ComboFix and also reset hidden files and folders settings back to Windows defaults.
Go back to step 4 of the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis. If you don't see it or it will not uninstall, don't worry about it. Just move on to the next step.
If running Vista or Win 7, 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.
Goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click ( if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 Right Click and Run As Administrator ) on this file to run this cle... Read more

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Hi there,
 
Recently I have began experiencing some really annoying RAM issues. It appears that most of my RAM is being used (Around 50 - 60% of 8GB total.) 
even with only the necessary programs running. I have posted snapshots of things that might be useful to help diagnose the problem.
 
Here is the Imgur album link as BleepingComputer wouldn't let me upload them > http://imgur.com/a/mfdDp
 
Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Excessive RAM usage with only most needed processes?

Hi CG_5 Is it possible to take new screenshots, but this time, click on the "Memory" column once to order the processes by RAM usage (from the highest to the lowest)?

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