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System has high mem usage. Why?

Question: System has high mem usage. Why?

I somehow got curious on why System has high memory usage. I saw other people's screenshots and it's as low as another person's screenshot and it has less than 1MB in the usage of memory. Why so? If it may be possible, please explain. Thanks!

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About a year ago, I noticed that my computer was running slow (both online and off) and that the explorer.exe process listed in the Windows Task Manager was usually running very high. Windows Explorer seemed to crash a lot as well. A few months ago, I attempted to install Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 on my computer and before the install completed a warning window popped up saying something like 'there is already another instance of Kaspersky running' (which was not the case since this was the first time I had ever attempted to install Kaspersky software) and the install failed. When I rebooted my computer, I got the blue screen of death for a few seconds and then Windows booted with a message saying that Windows had recovered from a serious problem. Since recovering from whatever happened after the failed Kaspersky install, my computer is slower than ever and the Task Manager still shows a high CPU usage even though the System Idle Process is high and there isn't any processes listed that are using much CPU time at all.

I just scanned my system with the latest updated versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, and Avira AntiVir. All of them found nothing. I then cleaned my computer with CCleaner and ran HijackThis.

Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:30 AM, on 13/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C... Read more

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Hello,

I have read couple of threads about this System Interrupts thing and none of them really helped me. I think you can check the specs somewhere, I am not sure since I am new to the forum.

Basically when I start my laptop everything is good for a while when suddenly the CPU usage goes high because of System Interrupts (~25%) and System (~12%). I have tried using LatencyMon to track down the problem and it used to give me alerting messages but now it gives me messages that are all green and nice ("Your system appears to be handling(...)").

Can you guys help me figure out this thing please? Thanks in advance.

NOTE: My drivers ARE up-to-date, but I am not sure my BIOS is. I don't really know how to update the BIOS though, it's a really weird model I have here, that has become obsolete.

*update1* Upon thinking that it might be the wireless driver or the network driver I disabled both, but it didn't drop the CPU usage
*update2*Now I get disconnected from the internet randomly... it may be the wi-fi driver after all

Answer:High CPU usage caused by System Interrupts and System

CONCLUSION
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Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns appearing as drop outs, clicks or pops. One or more DPC routines that belong to a driver running in your system appear to be executing for too long. At least one detected problem appears to be network related. In case you are using a WLAN adapter, try disabling it to get better results. One problem may be related to power management, disable CPU throttling settings in Control Panel and BIOS setup. Check for BIOS updates.
LatencyMon has been analyzing your system for 0:21:10 (h:mm:ss) on all processors.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____
SYSTEM INFORMATION
____________________________________________________________________________________________________ _____
Computer name: VLAD-PC
OS version: Windows 8 , 6.2, build: 9200 (x64)
Hardware: K53SC, ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B950 @ 2.10GHz
Logical processors: 2
Processor groups: 1
RAM: ... Read more

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Hi Major Geeks,
Back once again trying to figure out why my CPU is running between 20-99 under the heading "system" (in the task manager)
Where do I even start to figure out what part of the "system"?
 

Answer:High CPU usage from SYSTEM

hmm, it shouldnt be.

have you tried any malware scans?
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407
 

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Since one week my system RAM is always around 1GB. It used to be around 300MB to 400MB. By looking into the Task Manager, I see the same amount of Process (between 34 to 45).

I suspect there is something hidden that is taking up this much RAM. Please Advise.

Here is the hijackthis log :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:17:20 PM, on 02/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
J:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
J:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
J:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\DJSNETCN.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
J:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
J:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
J:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
J:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
J:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
J:\Progra... Read more

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I'm running Windows XP Proo and after experiencing slow performance I checked the task manager and the process showing as "system" under image name is using 99% of CPU usage all the time. Is this right, if not how do I stop it ???

Answer:High CPU usage for "system"

Could be a trojan click here

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Well, my computer seems to have a bit of a problem lately. When my laptop is idling, everything works out fine, but whenever I start up an application, or use a full screen program, my system spikes up to some 75% of my CPU usage. It never did this before, and usually would work at 10-15% while programs opened. Even ten year old applications hang. Any ideas?

Answer:High CPU Usage by System

What model laptop?How old is it?How much memory do you have?How much free space is on the hard drive?Richard

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Thank you!

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Question: High System Usage

There is a program called "csrss.exe", which unknown to my knowledge has been using 90-100% of my CPU! This only appears to be a problem while playing games and if I am to exit the program I believe I will get a BSOD.

(I have exited a system program before and lets just say I was surprised at what happened!)

Answer:High System Usage

i have same thing running on my, its prob part of vista, but its only using 912k of ram and 0 cpu, at the time i made this reply,
but i do notice at times its up to like 60,000k,

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Hello everyone, I've been having a very weird problem recently, in which I BELIEVE is involving high physical memory usage. Sometimes I will be doing things such as playing a game, or watching a stream, and my computer will run fine for a little while. But at random times, my computer will majorly slow down and sometimes even crash. If it doesn't crash, sometimes it will get so slow to the point where I have to hold down the power button and manually shut it down. Every time my computer slows down I notice it is using a TON of physical memory. It's actually happening right now. My computer is going very slow and it's using 6.22 GB memory out of 8. There are no big programs running right now, so I don't understand why it's being slow. I hope someone is able to help. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Update: I just tried to open chrome, and the computer froze completely. It would not unfreeze. After leaving it frozen for a minute or two, the screen went black. This is becoming very frustrating.

Answer:Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab when the problem occurs.

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computer slow after being redirected to site-- "homesoftsaver9.com" did some research and im sure thats where my problems came from.

heres my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:08:34 PM, on 8/30/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxduserv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lxducoms.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
D:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
D:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
D:\Program F... Read more

Answer:high CPU usage and high page file usage, computer slow

bump. very slow start up. page file usage up to 768MB when its usually under 100MB and various processes running that i don't recognize. any one?
 

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Hello,
This is my first time i post on TenForums.

Here is my laptop specification:
- HP Pavilion g4
- Intel Core i3 2.2 GHz
- Radeon 6470m (but somehow got 7400 driver and worked) plus Intel HD 3000
- Windows 10 of course
- 2 gigs ram
- And latest drivers, checked with Uniblue's driverscanner and link on other subforum stickies.

It's high memory usage of this process, it starts with ~7mb then grows up to ~200mb on heavy use.
This happen with recently windows 10 update.

I saw many people got this problem and way they solve this problem, but i don't get any meaningful change when i follow them.
What i have done is, i do a restart everytime i made these changes:
- SFC /scannow
- Update driver (again)
- Turn windows 10 tips off
- Try disable Superfetch
- Malwarebytes scan
- Disabling High Definition Audio driver drops the process usage to normal 28kb, but this somehow rise again to ~100mb.

Feel free to ask, but i may not notice and reply fast.
Cheers

Answer:NT Kernel & System High RAM Usage

Hello Stereox Welcome to the Ten Forums!

By your system specs with only 2gb of memory I have to assume you are running the 32bit flavor of W10 and the 200mb of memory being used isn't any concern! On a laptop that saw 3gb of memory with the 64bit 10 Home edition at idle that would see about 800mb upto 1.5gb in use when opening a browser window or watching a dvd movie. The 64bit automatically preloads more data into the active ram there while the 32bit will do more swapping data out to the paging file found at the root of the C drive.

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After running my PC for a few hours, I often run into problems with CPU Usage. The "System" process will spike up once every few minutes once it gets going. This causes the screen and the audio on the PC to freeze momentarily. It will make a loud buzzing sound, because the audio freezes. It will recover after that, until the next spike. This makes watching videos/playing games pretty irritating. 
 
I find that rebooting my PC usually pushes back the issue a first hours for whatever reason. 
 
I'll give any information that is needed.

Answer:High CPU Usage by the "System" Process

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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Hello,

Since the past 3-4 days the process called 'System' has been constantly using approximately 35% of my CPU. The usage is pretty much constant all the time. Below you can find screenshots from task manager, resource monitor and process explorer.
In the past I've never seen this, leaving the PC idle dropped the usage down to almost zero, now the CPU is running at full clock 24/7, heating it up ~55C, which is mildly undesirable.

Attempts done so far to fix the issue, none has worked:
- Waiting. I leave the PC to run overnight, but it does not seem to help it.
- Restarting, done multiple times, no effect whatsoever.
- sfc /scannow, nothing found.
- Full virus scan, nothing found.
- The update settings has been set already to not to receive from other pc's. All updates are installed what windows update has to offer.

PC specs:
Acer VN7 laptop, running Win 10 Home 64bit. HW: i5-6300HQ, 16GB, GTX960M. All drivers up to date.

Answer:'System' process high CPU usage

Hi, you'll need to do some analysis e.g.
High CPU utilization by process

You can also try a process of elimination - does this happen after a clean boot/in safe mode?
If you can find a situation when it does not occur you may be able to work from there.

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Hi everyone

So i was just casually watching a video on youtube today and i noticed the audio started going all choppy and slowing down for like 2 seconds,then goes back to normal speed for about another minute,and then it happens again,so i check Task manager when it happened and to find 'System Interupts' Using around 35% of the CPU usage.

How do i get rid of this and to prevent it from happening? help is appreciated

heres a link of what it is,also Wmi provider host is doing it but that seems okay :/

Sam
 

Answer:System interupts=High cpu usage

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My cpu is allways showing 60% to 100% from last one month.I have tried several things registry cleaner , two times formatting but nothing chaged , I am using dell latitude d530 laptop powered by windows 7 enterprise.,

Answer:CPU usage high and system becomes slow

"cpu is allways showing 60% to 100%"Did you check Task Manager to see which program is hogging the CPU?"two times formatting but nothing chaged"That should mean that you completely erased the HDD & re-installed Windows from scratch, is that what you did?

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Hello, I am having same issues as others here, dllhost.exe, also noticed windows\syswow64 file appearing on the notification, I have tried running through a few of the various fix threads but I am missing something since the issue keeps coming back... Need Help! I have attached the FRST.txt and Addition.txt, I look forward to hearing form you and THANK YOU for taking the time and helping.

dustin2471
 

Answer:dllhost.exe/system fan/ high usage (like everyone else...)

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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HelloI have question about "Windows Task Manager"I show you image, I think it will be easier to understand my problem.Image adress: "  http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3851/errorreason.jpg   "Why "system" is using much "Mem Usage" ? When I reinstall windows XP, to make in one?s appearance this high "Mem Usage" using.How can I fix it, i think it's a problem reason why the computer it is slow?I'm using windows XP SP31024 MB  (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)RADEON 9600 SERIES - Secondary  (128 MB)Intel(R) Celeron(R)  CPU 2.93GhzDisk Drive 1 WDC WD1600AVBB-63SYA0  (149 GB, IDE)Disk Drive    2WDC WD1600AAJS-00L7A0  (149 GB, IDE)Thanks you!Regards

Answer:Problem with System (High Mem Usage)

I see nothing alarming in those numbers myself...Others may have different opinions though.

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Hello,

Since the past 3-4 days the process called 'System' has been constantly using approximately 35% of my CPU. The usage is pretty much constant all the time. Below you can find screenshots from task manager, resource monitor and process explorer.
In the past I've never seen this, leaving the PC idle dropped the usage down to almost zero, now the CPU is running at full clock 24/7, heating it up ~55C, which is mildly undesirable.

Attempts done so far to fix the issue, none has worked:
- Waiting. I leave the PC to run overnight, but it does not seem to help it.
- Restarting, done multiple times, no effect whatsoever.
- sfc /scannow, nothing found.
- Full virus scan, nothing found.
- The update settings has been set already to not to receive from other pc's. All updates are installed what windows update has to offer.

PC specs:
Acer VN7 laptop, running Win 10 Home 64bit. HW: i5-6300HQ, 16GB, GTX960M. All drivers up to date.

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My system has become very slow and sluggish, When i checked in the task manager, I see very high Pf usage upto 700-800 mb while earlier it was around 400-500mb.., cpu usage also goes upto about 100%and stays like that. is this because of any infection ,please help,thanks in advance.
Heres the HJT log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:20:01 PM, on 8/6/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAP7501\PACTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAP7501\GUCI_AVS.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\abc\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Micros... Read more

Answer:High Pf usage , system sluggish

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Hi I have high system usage when idle and do not know why this happening. Please help !

Thank you
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:12:25, on 22/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ACTIV Software\ACTIVdriver\ActivDRVservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Update\cachemgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\SMART Technologies Inc\SMART Board Software\SMARTBoardService.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos SWEEP for NT\SWNETSUP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sophos SWEEP for NT\SWEEPSRV.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Sophos\Remote Update\imonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:High System Usage when Idle

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i have a Dell inspiron 1520 laptop with windows 7 32-bit operating system

All my drivers are currently up to date and i've run various virus/malware/rootkit scans and checks

I have been having problems with high cpu usage (up to 100%) that the Resource monitor attributes to the NT Kernel & System process
the problem went a way for a few months but came back recently

i have found no definitive answer for problem tho it appears to be relatively common

i found a program called LatencyMon which lists drivers and associated ISR and DPC counts (i've also tried using xperf but dont really know what i'm doing)

This program identified the following drivers to be an issue with the associated counts after i ran the monitor for 46 seconds

Driver: ISR count: / DPC count:
afd.sys 0 / 1657
ataport.sys 88147 / 93321
dxgkrnl.sys 96598 / 0
ndis.sys 0 / 43460
NETIO.sys 0 / 5283
ntkrnlpa.exe 0 / 235298
nvlddmkm.sys 0 / 108744
tcpip.sys 0 / 8218
USBPORT.sys 8933 / 22167

Answer:High CPU Usage by NT Kernel & System

Welcome to bc. What are your specs? Exactly what virus scans are you running? You are only supposed to use one.

I just had a similar issue, here is the thread if you want to give it a read and try out what I was told: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic373266.html

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Windows XP system

Symptoms: High CPU usage... slowing down all programs... appears to happen once or twice a week. Appears CPU usage for ISUSPM and AGENT are causing the problems.

I usually have to delete ISUSPM processing to clear up the issue.

Have attached HIJACKTHIS log.

Any suggestions / help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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My computer has been very noisy and working hard recently after I removed the viruses/malware following the support's instructions on this forum.

I open the task manager and I find out System taking up to 60k-80k memory usage but only aorund 0-3 CPU. Image name is System. There's no .exe after. Username is System. I'm thinking these two maybe are the cause and effect. I try ending System process but nothing happens and I get an access denied warning when I try to set it to a lower priority. So I'm really wondering whats the problem here.

I'll be glad if someone could help me out here.
Thanks a lot.

Answer:High memory usage from System

Check the start up list of this forum, and check all the processes with the start-up list to see if any of them should or should not be there. Start-up ListHope that helps

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Happy Thanksgiving!!!My system started slowing a couple of months ago. Its a home built XP Home SP3, Celeron 2.4, 1.5GB RAM, 100GB system.I use Zone Alarm with Symantec (Norton) for antivirus.I've run Spybot and Ad-Aware and they run clean. I also have System Mechanic and requently run it.Can you please see if you see anything obvious in my Hijackthis log (below and attached)?I saw another post and they suggested removing Spybot Teatimer and rebooting and rerunning Hijackthis which I did.Thanks in advance for your help. --- SteveLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:00:55 AM, on 11/27/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

Answer:Slow system - High CPU usage

Help please!

Do I need to add more info?

Thanks---

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Hello,

I know it sounds a little bit strange, but:

When I open Task manager ->show process from all users, I notice that System Idle is uses about 95% of CPU.
But the overall cpu usage is lower than 20-30%. How is that possible? (windows 7)

Also, I have 2 os installed on the same computer. 7 and XP.
Windows XP 50%CPU load.-> Disable automatic updates=> Low CPU usage.
If I disable auto updating feature in Windows 7 too, and update it "on demand" weekly would that solve the issue?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:High System Idle CPU, but overall, low cpu usage

the easiest way to remove any resource hogs is to:
click start;
type run;
in run type msconfig;
hit enter;
click the startup tab;
untick everything non essential;
personally I untick everything (youd want to keep your virus scanner though)

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Hello,
This is my first time i post on TenForums.

Here is my laptop specification:
- HP Pavilion g4
- Intel Core i3 2.2 GHz
- Radeon 6470m (but somehow got 7400 driver and worked) plus Intel HD 3000
- Windows 10 of course
- 2 gigs ram
- And latest drivers, checked with Uniblue's driverscanner and link on other subforum stickies.

It's high memory usage of this process, it starts with ~7mb then grows up to ~200mb on heavy use.
This happen with recently windows 10 update.

I saw many people got this problem and way they solve this problem, but i don't get any meaningful change when i follow them.
What i have done is, i do a restart everytime i made these changes:
- SFC /scannow
- Update driver (again)
- Turn windows 10 tips off
- Try disable Superfetch
- Malwarebytes scan
- Disabling High Definition Audio driver drops the process usage to normal 28kb, but this somehow rise again to ~100mb.

Feel free to ask, but i may not notice and reply fast.
Cheers

Answer:NT Kernel & System High RAM Usage

Hello Stereox Welcome to the Ten Forums!

By your system specs with only 2gb of memory I have to assume you are running the 32bit flavor of W10 and the 200mb of memory being used isn't any concern! On a laptop that saw 3gb of memory with the 64bit 10 Home edition at idle that would see about 800mb upto 1.5gb in use when opening a browser window or watching a dvd movie. The 64bit automatically preloads more data into the active ram there while the 32bit will do more swapping data out to the paging file found at the root of the C drive.

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Hi, recently the process called System and compressed memory started acting up, when I'm browsing demanding sites CPU usage spikes to 20%-40% causing my sounds to get crackles and freeze for a split second. It's extremely annoying and was not happening before. It started this week when I came back after a few weeks and my PC updated many programs and the system too I guess. It happens when I'm using Chrome, Vivaldi, Steam, even when Gefore Experience is downloading new drivers... I don't know what this thing does and where it came from but I want it gone obviously it's not working the way it's supposed to. I haven't found much useful information on how to get rid of it and what I found either didn't apply or didn't work. Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:System and compressed memory high CPU usage

Hi, there is a number of threads on this topic, with a number of possible fixes. There is one current one here:
Problem with compressed memory process - Windows 10 Forums

I note you use Chrome: some have experienced problems with that and a fix/workaround has been posted which you will find details of in the above, if that's the cause of your problem.

It can be a difficult one to resolve.

Feel free to search for more by using the search box above and searching for
System and compressed memory

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i saw this process in task manager svchost.exe causing my system to have 50% cpu load at idle, after i end task it the windows gui desktop turns to classic and returns back to normal.
how to fix this

btw i have windows xp but i know you encounter or read some of this problems please help me fix it.

Answer:one of the svchost.exe causing my system to have high cpu usage

Hello nfsworldrace,

Do you have Norton Antivirus?

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After laptop is on for about 5-10 minutes I start getting insane lag doing anything.
Just trying to get screenshots and typing this in is taking 30 minutes.
Hopefully screenshots can explain better.

Answer:System Idle process high cpu usage

You want system idle process to be high. That means the processor is looking for work. 99 is better than 60. What is that 22% process--it is running at 0% on my PC.

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I suspect that my PC is infected with Vundo. Ran FixVundo (Symantec Trojan.Vundo Removal Tool 1.5.0)in safemode but was not detected.
Seeing gebyy.dll and pmnnnkk.dll in Hijackthis! but unable to fix (log attached). Is there another removal tool for this variant of Vundo or is it something else all together?
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 11:54:54 PM, on 10/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\PROGRAM FILES\PROCESS EXPLORER\PROCEXP.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\Documents and Settings\Buzz\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {837B45D6-BF85-457D-AABF-6D2E7815F791} - D:\WINDOWS\system32\pmnnnkk.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {CF3941B9-5A9D-4657-8E2F-D40E79C4AEDA} - D:\WINDOWS\system32\gebyy.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PinnacleDriverCheck] D:\WINDOWS\system32\PSDrvCheck.exe -CheckReg
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] D:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O16 - DPF: {0B79F48A-E8D6-11DB-9283-E25056D89593} (F-Secure Online Scanner 3.1) - http://support.f-secure.com/ols/fscax.cab
O20 - Winlogon Notify: pmnnnkk - D:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\pmnnnkk.dll
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Answer:Vundo?!? -->High DPCs (40%+) and System Usage (40%+)

I ran VundoFix V6.5.10 and it detected/fixed everything except gebyy.dll. DPC and system usage is still 40%+ each. Also see VRT3.tmp running via process explorer. Stings are attached.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 12:56:27 AM, on 10/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
D:\PROGRAM FILES\PROCESS EXPLORER\PROCEXP.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\TEMP\VRT3.tmp
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
D:\Documents and Settings\Buzz\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

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My new system has an unusually high level of cpu usage after startup. Windows was only installed a week ago and I haven't installed much software on this yet. Today was the first day I got it online and all I did was install the newest windows updates. The only things I've installed in it are nero, omega radeon drivers, videolan media player, winamp, and adobe.

I've looked at the hijack log and I don't see anything out of the ordinary. The odd thing is, the cpu usage isn't constant, it ranges from 30%-50% even when nothing is running.

I don't know if this has anything to do with it or not but my 2x 250gb sata hd's are inexplicably recognized as removable drives. I wouldn't mind getting this resolved but its not much of a problem.
edit: here are my system specs

EPoX EP-9NDA3J Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce3 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500BPBOX
SAPPHIRE RADEON 9600 256M Radeon 9600 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200)
2x WD 250gig (SATA) hds
1x Seagate 160gb ide hd
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:43:38 PM, on 1/6/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
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Answer:high cpu usage on new system (Hijack log included)

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Intro:
Hello, I recently did a system restore on my Windows 7 which resulted in saying it failed/encountered an error but seemed to work overall. However, ever since then my CPU has been running exceeding high for processes involving video.

Computer Specifications:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (latest Windows Updates)
BIOS: E16F2IMT Ver:3.0P ( brand American Megatrends)
Mother Board Model: MS-16F2 (manufacturer Micro-Star International)
Processor: Intel Core i5-2430 CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 cpus)
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Page file: 3526MB used, 12810MB available
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M (Latest WHQL drivers)
DirectX 11
Nothing has been over clocked now or in the past

Back story:
I had an old time friend come over the other day who works with computers. Apparently, he still thinks I am computer illiterate and unable to set my windows settings how I want them. The first thing he did was get on my computer and changed a bunch of options to what he seemed fit, despite my protests. After he left, I figured I'd get it all back by doing a simple system restore. I went to the system restore location and instead of seeing the usual calendar, I got a list which I don't recall. On the list, there was only 1 restore point, something I also found strange. Thankfully, it was a restore a few hours previous to my friend changing things so I selected it and left it do its thing.

Problem:
Upon the completion of the system restore, it gave me some error/failure and a code which I did not save ... Read more

Answer:High CPU Usage after Errored System Restore

Apportion more space for System Restore points so there are more and they last longer: System Protection - Change Disk Space Usage

Then work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I just installed Windows 7. The CPU usage since I have started running it is staying at 100% constantly. When I go into resource manager it says that the process "system interrupts" with description " deferred procedure calls and interrupt service routines" is taking up an average CPU of 90. I have read that this may be a driver issue or that it may be a conflict between onboard graphics and a graphics card. I have both onboard and a card. I think I disable the onboard through BIOS when I installed the card. Do I need to do this again. The windows automatic update said it successfully installed the video card driver. Not sure about any other drivers. Here are my specs (except that I have added 1gb of RAM for a total of 2gb and installed a ATI Radeon Saphire HD 3650 graphics card). http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...035&lang=en Thanks in advance for your help

Answer:WIndows 7 High CPU Usage - System Interrupts

Windows7 reads CPU differently to say XP,and nearly always at the high end of the Scale.

Go directly to Nvidia Website for latest Drivers.

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Hello everyone , well, for a while I 'm having problems with locking while I surf the internet after five minutes browsing the facebook the browser begins to catch and is impossible to do anything , I noticed that this occurs when the system and compressed memory reaches 15% use the CPU when closing facebook use immediately falls to less than 1 % and the browser back to normal.Is there any solution to this problem ? I never had it before and started to happen with these recent updates.

before:
after:

I'm sorry for my bad english.

Answer:High CPU usage - System and Compressed Memory

Make some AV scans. It could be a virus.

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Hi, recently the process called System and compressed memory started acting up, when I'm browsing demanding sites CPU usage spikes to 20%-40% causing my sounds to get crackles and freeze for a split second. It's extremely annoying and was not happening before. It started this week when I came back after a few weeks and my PC updated many programs and the system too I guess. It happens when I'm using Chrome, Vivaldi, Steam, even when Gefore Experience is downloading new drivers... I don't know what this thing does and where it came from but I want it gone obviously it's not working the way it's supposed to. I haven't found much useful information on how to get rid of it and what I found either didn't apply or didn't work. Any help is much appreciated.

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hi,

my system file usually runs around 344bytes. but, and i can't work out why it is doing this hence my post here, it keeps sticks around 115,000 - 150,000 bytes. the pc slows right down and it is only back to normal once i reboot.

i can't replicate the problem but am geting a tad frustrated having to reboot so often

its cpu usage stays at 0

any thoughts?
 

Answer:System Mem Usage high numbers and sticking

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Hi there, I've seen some posts about this, but nothing helped me.
I'm really asking for help here as my last resort.
I got an Asus laptop K53SC, intel core i7-2670QM with nvidia 520MX.
Problem is System Interrupts starts randomly eating up 1 core to 100%.
I've tried everything, I've contacted Asus support, but their technical level is below 0 (I'm surprised they haven't told me to buy another laptop).
All my drivers are from asus website, windows 7 is 64 bits Dream Spark edition.
Interrupts really start randomly and whenever they want (usually if I play a movie / play games / because of flash player etc...). The thing is sometimes they start after 5 min of movie play, others they did not start after 3 hours of movie play, which is making things harder. You got the ideea.

Technical informations. Ofcourse I've installed latency monitor / windows xperf.
Found out that acpi.sys / ntoskrnl.exe / hall.dll / I don't remember last 1, are causing highest DPC / Interrupts. The amazing thing is that only 1 is triggered at a time. Once is acpi.sys, once is hall.dll, once is tcpip.sys and so on.

I would appreciate really any real help that I might get here, because these interrupts drive me crazy. I've tried all versions of bios, I've tried to dissable audio HD, I've tried almost everything I saw on the internet but with no success. I don't even know what's causing it, I've heard it may be the audio / graphics / usbport (yes, I've remembered, sometimes usb.sys is causing it).

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Answer:System Interrupts high CPU usage windows 7 64 bit...

Hello and welcome Alin Mate I am no expert on these things and can only suggest some simple things to do unless you have tried these already.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Disk Check

Then these

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download ADW from bleeping computer

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Hi, yesterday I had a very bad lag while I'm playing, it was the 1st time to lag like that, it is not due to connection problem as I'm used to them and they are totally different (this one was with sound interruption).After I finished the game i restarted my pc, the restart took ~35 minutes!
The computer became too slow to be used for anything, I opened the task manager to see what is eating my process to find nothing, System idle process is at 99 usage, even when I run a program or try to play a video it stay over 80, I know system idle process means the computer has nothing important to do, and I think this is the problem.
I'm using windows 7 64 bits. My laptop is acer aspire4720 and there is a small green light which lights when it is precessing, after this problem began it is always green.
I had the same problem in the safe mode.
Opened msconfig but did not find anything new in the startup tab.
There is no new windows updates installed (the latest were before two days and the computer was fine).
No new programs installed, only updated skype.
Any suggestions?
As I'm not sure what is the problem I don't know if the title is correct or not.
Sorry for my bad English, it is not my native language.

Answer:System Idle Process High CPU Usage

Hello L_The_Legend & welcome to TSF

Have you scanned your computer for viruses lately?

Also, tap away at F10 as you start the PC to enter the BIOS menu. Under the Advanced or Diagnostic tab you should find the facility to run a test on the Hard Drive and Memory - run both test and post back with the results. Is the system overheating?

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Hi, usually my laptop had in fully idle state about 1-2% CPU usage. Currently I get approximately 8-10% CPU usage in idle state. From task manager, the most demanding process is System Interrputs consuming between 5-6% CPU.
I suppose this is abnormal high. Can I somehow lower this usage?
Because with 10% CPU the fan is already noisy even if I nothing is performed, annoying.

Answer:System Interrupts abnormal high CPU usage

If you are familiar with process explorer tools, you can pinpoint what process is causing the high load. I solved it by installing the newest graphics driver. But it may be any other driver in your system.

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Hey guys, few days back i had reset my laptop ( OKR ), now it works fine but the CPU usage is always above 35%, and most of the usage is by System Interrupts. While doing certain operations, it quite visible my system is slow, like moving a file or something like that.  Need help thanks.

Answer:High CPU usage on my Y560, cause of System Interrupts

Hi darkwish_Y560,
     Use the Resource Monitor, to view what is going on in your system.
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/open-resource-monitor
 
Cheers
 
DragonRider

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The process named System (no .exe) in my task manager is at a constant 100,088K. I dont remember it being this high. Is this normal?
The CPU is at 00.
I've attached a pic

 

Answer:Solved: System(no .exe) in tsk mnger High mem usage?

Well following the advice from another thread I found that AVG might be the culprit I disabled AVG and restarted but there was no change, so I ran spybot and anti-malware & they both found nothing. So I thought I will just uninstall AVG alltogether and see what happen. And instantly mem usage went from 100,088K to 240K.

WOW. No wonder my pc has been really sluggish the last couple weeks. The problems must've started when I last updated AVG.

Now I just have to find another good, small, simple, free, stand alone virus program. That isn't a memory hogg.
 

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Hi everyone,
in Task Manager, the "System" sometimes starts eating 14~20% CPU and that persists until a reboot.
"System interrupts" (which is a pseudo process?) seems to do the same.

It doesn't happen from boot, and I don't know what triggers it.

Google searches suggest a driver may be buggy.

But which one?

How can I find it out?

Could I debug the system process using a tool to see what function a thread is in, for example? Somehow?

thanks

Answer:System process - high CPU usage after some time

Anyone?

edit:
High CPU Usage - Microsoft Community

Strange workaround by "Byoung-GyuOh"

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Hello everyone , well, for a while I 'm having problems with locking while I surf the internet after five minutes browsing the facebook the browser begins to catch and is impossible to do anything , I noticed that this occurs when the system and compressed memory reaches 15% use the CPU when closing facebook use immediately falls to less than 1 % and the browser back to normal.Is there any solution to this problem ? I never had it before and started to happen with these recent updates.

before:
after:

I'm sorry for my bad english.

Answer:High CPU usage - System and Compressed Memory

Make some AV scans. It could be a virus.

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It's been a long time but I finally managed to install a new hard drive (and SSD) and install Windows 8.1 alongside my other hard drive with Windows XP. I had to use Easy Boot BCD to help sort out the dual boot and now it starts lovely.

However I have noticed that the CPU fan has been working super hard lately and at first I thought the sounds were hard disk related but after opening it up I can feel intense heat in the enclosure (measured around 47.9 degrees centigrade on the fan surface with a laser thermometer) and my cpu usage is pretty high a lot of the time.

This has only happened now I have a dual boot. Can anyone help as to why this is happening and what I can do? Should I be worried? When the CPU usage hits 100% windows XP freezes and otherwise is a bit laggy sometimes.

Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz Socket 775 800FSB 2MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor

Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H GeForce 7100 Socket 775 onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX Motherboard

Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Kit CL5 1.9V

Arctic Cooling AC-FRZ-7P Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 Processor Cooler
Qty: 1Cost: 14.21

OCZ Stealth Xtream 500W PSU - 1x PCI-E 6/8pin, 2x SATA 12cm Fan
Qty: 1Cost: 40.90

Coolermaster Elite 330 Black Mid Tower Case - No PSU

Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII *32MB Cache* - OEM (Windows XP installed)

Hitachi 120GB Hard drive SATA (Windows 8.1 Professional Installed)

OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-240G Agility 3 240GB SATA III 2.5 inch SSD

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Hi. Lately my laptop has been really slow and i don't know how to solve it.
Please help me detect the problem. Thank You! I'll provide as much information needed.

My System Log is in .docx
Screenshot of my CPU is in .jpq

Thank You guys for helping!

You can choose to Edit the word document and decrease the font size and spacefor easier reading. Thanks!

Answer:System Interruptions High CPU Usage and 100% Frequency? Help!

Welcome to SevenForums,

Please run the tool described in this tutorial so we have your full system specifications:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Regards,
Golden

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Every three to five minutes the computer bogs down, task manager shows the System process at over 95 CPU, the other 5 CPU swapping between the other processes running, but the amount of free RAM stays at around 60%, about 300MB. The PF Usage barely goes above 200MB even when it's bogging down. This happens even when nothing is going on, all programs are shut down, and the busy light on the front of the tower won't even flicker, nor do I hear the usual 'thinking' sounds a computer makes when it given to much to compute. Then occasionally I get a stroke of good luck and the computer runs perfectly for awhile. A friend told me it might be inadequate RAM for XP so I have minimized XP appearances to basic, everything geared for the best performance, I have restored my HDD, erased my HDD, defragged my HDD, and am about to blow up my HDD. I use Advanced System Care, SmartRAM, HijackThis, CCleaner, and TrendMicro Online Scan religiously, but other than some tracking cookies, nothing comes up. I really need a fully working computer in a very short amount of time so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Computer Stats:

Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
Compaq Presario
2.6GHz Intel Celeron Processor
512MB Ram, 120GB HDD
HijackThis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:18:42 AM, on 4/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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Answer:System Process with High CPU, Low Memory Usage

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I will be using my computer when suddenly something takes over the cpu comletely and I no longer can use the computer. This happens suddenly and without warning. I've tried ctrl-up-esc to see what is using the resources but cannot interrupt activate that untill the cpu is done.

Answer:system suddenly starts high usage of cpu

Is your drive indexing turned on?

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I'm not sure how long this had a been a problem but I'm currently using a desktop computer with Windows 7 ultimate that has frequent skipping and stuttering when using anything with flash, playing videos, and other things. When I check task manager it reads high usage in CPU for System Idle Process and Process Monitor says that usually 30-50% of the CPU power is going to System Interrupts. What could be wrong with the computer?
 

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can someone tell me . what is the solution of high PFUsage, resulting in system slowdown
This is the log of HijackThis.
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:09:50 PM, on 1/13/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\FsUsbExService.Exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\oracle\ora92\bin\omtsreco.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
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Answer:High PF usage , system running slow

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 ... Read more

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Hi All--

I've got an unusual high CPU issue issue I can't seem to pinpoint. I'm hoping someone has some additional ideas. This problem happens every couple days. The only way to resolve is to reboot (not that big a deal but still annoying). When it occurs the SYSTEM process uses an entire core (25% of CPU). I've tried stopping all software and services that I can but the problem still occurs.

I've scanned my computer for viruses, spyware, etc. I use Microsoft Security Essentials, Spybot, and HijackThis!. I even downloading and scanned my computer with Sophos Anti-Rootkit. All of them turn up nothing!

My PC is a MSI laptop running Windows 7 Home Edition 64 Bit.

Windows Update is current. My drivers are current but it doesn't appear to be a driver issue (IMO).

Any thoughts? Any steps I could take to dig further? Anything?





Summary
Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i5 @ 2.30GHz 45 ?C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
6.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. MS-16G5 (SOCKET 0) 28 ?C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
(Illegal Vendor ID)
Hard Drives
94GB KINGSTON SVP100S296G (SATA) 36 ?C
Optical Drives
ELBY CLONEDRIVE SCSI CdRom Device
Slimtype DVD A DS8A5S
Audio
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Answer:Intermittent high CPU usage by SYSTEM process

That is the NT Kernel that is causing the spike. That is a essential part of Windows. It is what drives Windows. While yes yours is high, it is also something that is mandatory to run the system. So either you got a nasty rootkit installed that isnt being detected or your system is corrupted by something else.

Have you run the scans in Safe Mode?

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I've noticed that a lot of the time the 'NT Kernal & System' process in the Task Manager goes on overdrive. It always happens when my Internet connection cuts out. It must be related because normally it's on (or close to) 0%. I then have to restart the PC sometimes every 10 - 15 minutes (unless I'm not using the Internet). It's driving me mad.
I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD. This problem has been going on for over a week now and I've tried all kinds of things.... uninstall/reinstall my Network card, update my Network card driver, virus/spyware/adware/malware scans, reinstalled Windows 7 (as an upgrade so I keep my files and programs. I'm stuck to just restarting my PC. I don't know what's causing it or how to fix it.

Answer:'NT Kernal & System' process high CPU usage

Take a look here CPU Usage

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Hello,
I'm a first time poster.
Recently as of a few days ago I notice in my task manager that both services.exe and system were using more than their normal amount of CPU usage.
Services.exe is using between 24to 36% constantly.
System is using between 12 and 25% constantly.
This is causing slow responses, freeze ups and complete lock ups.
Other symptoms have been:
Windows has crashed or restarted itself numerous times.

My first thought was an infection of some sort so I scanned with
F-secure Client Services v.9.(current updates)
Spybot Search and destroy (current updated version) and
Ad-Aware (current updated version)
Some Trojans, Malware, dialers and other suspicious items were found and deleted and repeated .
No joy.

Searched on-line for similar problems most were from 2004 and for Windows 2000.
I went through the services shutting them off and restarting them looking for any change.
No joy.

Checked the registry in the usual spots and no suspect listings were found in the RUN or RUN ONCE folders.

In my research I read in the Microsoft forums that some of the recent XP updates had caused some Services.exe/High CPU usage problems so I removed all Microsoft updates referred to plus I removed all updates from the month of February 2010.
No joy.

Two things that I have noticed that might be significant is that when I’m in “safe mode” both services.exe and system act as they should using little or no CPU.
However if I use “safe mode with networking” their CPU ... Read more

Answer:Windows XP Pro, Services.exe and System high CPU usage

I waited so long for a response that the second coming happened, hell froze over and several blue moons have past.
My hair and nails grew so long waiting for a response I had to have a K-9 assist dog trained to type this notice.
I know that I said there was no hurry but...
 

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right as u can see i am a bigginer so i will do my best in trying to describe my problem. first my system i have windows xp service pack 2 wiv 40 gig hd 23% left free space, 3 x 256mb ram, 64mb on bored graphix on bored sound its a hp compaq ex business desk top.

the probelm is that i reformmated about a month ago and my system was running great i had a pf usage of around 130mb as times gone by i have bulit up the programs on my pc to how i like it i dont think there is to many programs runnin i have 55 prossess runing now and a pf usage of 340mb and thats wiv aol as my only application running. if i start another application my pf usage goes up to 430mb and my machine thrashes and web pages display slow and its a nightmare.

the main programs i have installed on here r registry machanic, macfee internet security suite 2005, spybot search and destroy, adaware se pro, ad watch se, aol spyware, peer guardian, bit comest, lime wire, shareza, webroot window washer, pc bug doctor, and there are a few more but i dont think they r relevant

action i have already taken is to free up more disk space and delete progs i dont use clear out all temp files and internet content cookies etc... defragment, scan disk, disk clean up and i have limted some progs from startup on msconfig but i didnt really know what needed to be there it all looked important.
so is there anything else i can do othere than to stick a gig of ram in and buy an 200gig hd these r my last resort along with anoother ... Read more

Answer:pf usage high, system running slow

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Though this topic is quite old, I would like to point out that everyone saying 100% CPU system idle process is normal...is CORRECT. With the task manager list, higher numbers could possibly indicate slower functioning. However, system idle process CPU means something different due to its nature, as others have already explained. This does not make sense to some, and I feel compelled to encourage people to ignore the negative voting scores on these entries; and kindly overlook system idle when searching for explanations of slow computers or programs. System Idle Process is not the culprit.

Answer:High CPU Usage System Idle Process

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Hello,

I've run into a multitude of issues recently. I'm uncertain if they're all inter-related, so I will do my best to explain:

- Am using XP Pro in a domain environment / no viruses / no spyware.
- About a week ago, I noticed that when I shut down my computer, I receive an error re: connections tray and I am forced to click on "end now" in order to shut down the machine. I didn't see any major implications, so I just ignored it since I rarely shut down my machine.

- Yesterday, I noticed that mobsync.exe was using 50% of my CPU and winlogon.exe the other 50%. I would terminate the mobsync.exe process, but it would pop back up. I disabled mobsync.exe via msconfig and that problem is now gone, however, winlogon.exe still remains at 50%.

- Yesterday, in attempting to fix above, I also noticed that when winlogon.exe wasn't acting up, system would. Today, that does not appear to be the case, but the day is young

- Right now, my computer is functioning at 50% while winlogon.exe eats 50% cpu.

Has anyone encountered anything similar?

Answer:High CPU Usage: winlogon.exe / system / mobsync.exe

Hi .

IMO, the fact that the system is part of a domain...raises the possibility of issues that need to be addressed by designated IT personnel within the domain.

Or...am I not understanding? I've long ago become accustomed to the fact that I often misinterpret what is and what should be .

If this were a personal computer, owned by you...I would probably suggest initiating a post in the Am I Infected forum, as a precautionary measure...before invesigating or otherwise trying to negate what is currently happening with the system.

Louis

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Hi, I recently got one of my company's old PC's, and HP d530 with XP Prof (& i installed SP 3). Here's a summary of the things i've done since getting it last week: IE 8, AVG 2012 Free, Zone Alarm free firewall, Open Office 3, Firefox, all the windows updates available, Java, 7-Zip, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader X. I also ran CCleaner as part of my attempt to solve the problems described below.

There have been a couple issues that i've seemingly fixed, such as it asking me to reactivate XP (good thing the sticker with the key is still on the tower), AVG not recognizing the license (or something similar... had to reinstall). There are also 21 updates that keep failing to install for some reason. I've also tried the "patches" that are supposed to fix the common svchost.exe usage problem (WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU, & windowsupdateagent30-x86), but i get an error message telling me they're unnecessary b/c my current SP is more recent.

The main issue at this point is frequent freezes, seeming coinciding with svchost.exe using the majority, if not all, of my CPU Usage capacity, usually when I'm using either Firefox or IE. The first thing to freeze up is always bottom taskbar & start menu. I can usually still type things in my browser, open desktop folders, etc for a little while when this happens, but when i drag my cursor over the taskbar, i just see an "i-beam" cursor... can't actually select anything ... Read more

Answer:svchost.exe high cpu usage & system freezes up

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hEI TEAM,

I SEE A HIGH USAGE OF MEMORY BY PROCESS "SYSTEM". I SEE THAT IT HAPPENED FOR A FRESHLY INSTALLED OS WHEN AVG WAS INSTALLED. AFTER A WHILE THE MEMORY WAS FREE AND 'SYSTEM' PROCESS WAS USING 400K ONLY. pLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO FREE THE SYSTEM PROCESS MEMORY ?

tHANKS IN ADVANCE !!

Answer:hIGH USAGE OF MEMORY FOR SYSTEM PROCESS !

I would try to remove some of those programs, and can you list your system specs especially the amount of RAM you have and Hard Drive space.

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HiAll,I am not too big of a techie, but i am sure that on my Vaio (Win 7, i3, 4GB) even when my system is idle the memory usage shoots upto 40% right from the word go.tried going from pillar to post reading different forums but no help.Ran a spybot check, Avast antivirus (no threats), Finally heard of Hijackthis and attaching a log file of the same.All i have noticed that its not a specific process that takes up the memory, its any available process.e.g if its iexplorer that takes upto 45000+K Mem (evene with just 2 tabs) if i end the process, it shifts the load to Svchost.exe and it starts shooting up.I dont understand what is happening! and would really appreciate any help on this one.ThanksArifHijackthin Log File:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:40:18 PM, on 10/6/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\MoRUN.net\Secure Reminder\reminder.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\Media Gallery\ElbServer.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Sony Shared\SOHLib\SHTtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\NetWorx\networx.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel? Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:High Memory usage even with Idle system

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 I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as ... Read more

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why System IDLE Process in my PRocesses have a high CPU USAGE???
this is my HIJACKthis log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:12:43 PM, on 12/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd3.exe
C:\Program Files\WebcamMax\wcmmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Smart Keystroke Recorder\sma.exe
C:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\USBSafelyRemove.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.mi... Read more

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I am a 3d artist and know my fair share about computers. I keep getting these annoying pop-ups from Internet explorer 7 when I always use firefox. This is slowing down my internet browsing and also something is using up a lot of my system ram. I have ran just about every anti spyware, malware, spybot, c cleaner, registry fix program I could find and I've cleaned up a lot of mess, but I keep getting these annoying pop ups. I really need your help so I can get my work finished more efficiently without any slow downs or annoyances. If you can help me fix this, I would gladly make a donation to your site.

Thanks, Brad


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:14:04 PM, on 1/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
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Computer Specs:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Intel-i5 4670k 3.6ghz
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H
16gb ram (2x8)
670gtx 4gb
1tb hdd
Netgear N150 WNA1100 Wi-fi adapter
 
So recently I have been ecountering an Issue with my pc where it becomes unresponsive usually while playing games that require network access.The CPU will spike to 95-100% for about 2-5 seconds and then shoot back down to normal percentages with a bout a 20 second window of usability before it spikes again. Even when I kill the games via task manager the cpu usage continues to spike intermittently.  I at least able to run process explorer and the high usage pointed to system interrupts and DFCS. The one catch is that the issue isn't persistent and when it happens it usually gets worse as time goes on making analysis via process explorer hard.
 
Any ideas of what could be causing this issue or information I could provide to help out?

Answer:High CPU Usage - System interrupts and DFCS

Os windows managing your page file?

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Hi all, I am using a Windows 10 Home on an Acer Aspire F5-573G laptop. A proccess which is called 'System Interrupt' is using about 10-15% of CPU all the time. I've installed all the Windows updates and all the drivers as well but the problem is still not gone.When I'm running any "heavy" application like any pc game or Blender 3D CPU goes up to 99% and the system becomes really slow.I've also disabled all the sound effects and turned off the Microsoft Search service but it didnt help either.Would anyone have any suggestions of what should I do in this case?Thanks in advance. *(Aspire F5-573G: i5-7200U/GTX950M+Intel HD 620/8GB RAM/SDD 256GB+HDD 1 TB)

Answer:System interrupts High CPU usage on Acer Aspire F5...

UPD:When you disable the Realtek High Definition Audio in Device Manager System Interrupts CPU usage goes normal (0.5%-1%)

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Hi everyone. I am currently having issues trying to diagnose the system and compressed memory bug that causes slow disk operations. I am running a computer that I have built myself. i5 6600k, 16 GB of RAM, 2 SSD and 1 HDD. The slow operations only happen on the HDD. I can notice this when folders start to become slow and playing saved videos start to lag and drop frames. I can copy these videos and watch them just fine on the SSDs without any lag at all. I have tried multiple fixes such as disabling the notifications from windows and One Drive does not seem to be installed on my computer. I have also tried all of the solutions here BEST FIX: 100% Disk Usage by ?System and Compressed Memory? in Windows 10 - Appuals.com I just tried the second one now so I'm not sure if that's going to work. I'm just a little worried that disabling the second one will have some kind of negative impact on my computer. I also have the same symptoms as the user suggested fix as mentioned in that link, but I am not sure how to go about changing the settings like they did.

It is also worth noting that this hard drive is from a previous laptop that I put into my desktop. The system boots off of one of the SSDs and the HDD that is slow is side drive. I have tried repairing and checking the integrity of the system files, defragging the drive which I thought would help, but did not. None of the services I ran reported any problems including chkdsk. Lastly, I am still running on the 1511 version of ... Read more

Answer:System and compressed memory high disk usage

Hi, if you search the forum for
system and compressed memory

you will find useful information in several threads. It may not be easy or quick to resolve. Solutions are different for different users. This was much discussed about a year ago- hardly any reports recently.

Given that, I would suggest you manually update to the AU build from1511.
Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
Take due precautions, and create full disk images before you do so e.g. using Macrium Reflect (free) 0 disk images are strongly recommended here.

Why? People sometimes find the upgrade fails and their PC is unbootable, or they experience widely reported new issues with the AU esp. on older hardware. So your disk images (which you can then use routinely as good practice) can save you.

Could you please add your Win 10 build and Pro/Home to your specs.

Thanks!

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Hi

I'm a new member in this forum and i need some help with my windows vista operating system.
I' m experiencing a very high memory usage and too many processes. So I thought maybe someone who knows better than me can look in my hijackthis log and tell me what is going on.
Thank you

Answer:slow operating system, high memory usage

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.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.comDDS.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.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Hi,
Recently I have noticed that when my computer is idle (with no programs open (apart from Rainmeter which I use for my desktop)), my CPU usage is around or above 30%. this has not been an issue until very recently, as before it used to idle from anywhere between 0-10%.
In task manager, Service Host: Local System has 14 processes running, and using 15-20% of my CPU. I have tried several fixes on the internet to no avail. I have run all the recommended virus/malware checks as well (Malwarebytes, esetonlinescanner, JRT, Rkill, MBAR and my normal Norton 360 anti-virus scans).Any ideas on fixing this?
PC Specs:
OS: Windows 10 Home Edition (x64)
Processor: Intel i5 6500 @3.2GHz (3.6GHz boost)
RAM: 16GB HyperX Fury DDR4
SSD: 120GB M.2 SSD (OS)
HDD: 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200rpm
GPU: MSI Geforce GTX 970
Power Supply: EVGA 500B 80+ Bronze 500W
Motherboard: Gigabyte B150M-DS3H

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so as the title says the applications in windows 7 are using high cpu especially the browsers this is on a laptop and i have no recovery disk as this laptop have been discontinued i have dont scans with malware bytes anti-malware malwarebytes anti-rootkits rogue killer avast and avast boot time scan tdsskiller andadwcleaner none of which fixed the problem

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So after running perx and process monitor I was able to single out the reason my nt kernel and system was so high (10-12% usage). Everything goes back to normal when I unplug my wireless router or restart but restarts take too long and plugging my router back in causes the problem to appear within a minute or so again. Any permanent solutions?

Answer:How to stop athurx.sys from high cpu usage in nt kernel & system

Hi

First test your network adapters to see if they are at fault as athurx.sys
is a network/wireless driver:

Goto control Panel> System> device manager and disable your LAN first and then
monitor the processor status, does the CPU usage drop?
If so it means you have problem with Lan if not, re-enable the LAN, then try disabling the wifi?

If you find one of these is at fault then try the following or
update the drivers for the devices from your manufacturers website: ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)



   Note
Before you start please create a System Restore Point


1. Open Control Panel> System> device manager> Network Adapters, Expand and delete all network adaptors.
2. Click the computer icon under the help tab and refresh hardware by "scanning for hardware changes"
3. Adaptors should now be found and reinstalled. Reboot.

Does your issue remain?

Please post back some info and answers:

1. Processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key , hit Pause/Break key)
2. Hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
3. What Security programs are in use (antivirus, firewall)
4. What do you have plugged into your USB ports? Any external hard drive etc?
5. Have you recently update a driver and are seeing the higher CPU usage after the update?
6. Have you recently install any new hardware on your computer?
7. Is the Firmware/drive... Read more

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I only have 1 or 2 IE windows open and my pages are going soo slow, I have Cable, and full 5 bars connection right now. It has been slow the past couple weeks and I ran ad-aware and norton internet security av scan 2008 but still nothing really is showing up. I've copied and pasted my HIJACKTHIS.LOG

Please advise if you can!




Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:00:20 AM, on 2/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Toshiba\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPSMain.exe
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Answer:Internet Explorer using HIGH MEM USAGE in System Resources

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

I don't see any sign of infection in that log, however...

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool. It does not provide as much detail as the logs we request.

You may wish to pursue other areas of troubleshooting in other sections of the forum, as not all instances of a slow machine are malware related.

Please see this sticky topic:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f174...ow-247567.html


If you feel the machine is infected (popups, redirected searches, etc):

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




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Hi, the background on my brother's laptop was changed to some statement about a virus and a need to pay to fix it. Here is the pic of the wallpaper.
 
 

 
 
 
Also the CPU usage is almost always at 100% so everything goes super slow. I am not able to do a system restore and Malwarebytes protection monitoring can not be turned on. Not even Malwarebytes chameleon works. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
System Specs:
Toshiba Satellite L505
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
64- bit operating system

Answer:High CPU Usage. No system restore. Wallpaper Changed.

A repository of all current knowledge regarding CTB Locker and Critroni Ransomware is provided by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), in this tutorial: CTB Locker and Critroni Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ
Reading that Guide will help you understand what CTB Locker (Critroni) does and provide information for how to deal with it. Newer CTB Locker variants typically change the extension of encrypted files using a 6-7 length extension with random characters. At this time there is no fix tool and no way to retrieve the private key that can be used to decrypt your files without paying the ransom.
More information in this article: New Critroni variant offers free test decryption and now uses CTB2 extension. Unfortunately, there is still no known method of decrypting your files without paying the ransom.
There is also an ongoing discussion in this topic: CTB Locker or DecryptAllFiles.txt Encrypting Ransomware. Rather than have everyone start individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any questions, comments or requests for assistance in that topic discussion.
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Hi everyone. I am currently having issues trying to diagnose the system and compressed memory bug that causes slow disk operations. I am running a computer that I have built myself. i5 6600k, 16 GB of RAM, 2 SSD and 1 HDD. The slow operations only happen on the HDD. I can notice this when folders start to become slow and playing saved videos start to lag and drop frames. I can copy these videos and watch them just fine on the SSDs without any lag at all. I have tried multiple fixes such as disabling the notifications from windows and One Drive does not seem to be installed on my computer. I have also tried all of the solutions here BEST FIX: 100% Disk Usage by ?System and Compressed Memory? in Windows 10 - Appuals.com I just tried the second one now so I'm not sure if that's going to work. I'm just a little worried that disabling the second one will have some kind of negative impact on my computer. I also have the same symptoms as the user suggested fix as mentioned in that link, but I am not sure how to go about changing the settings like they did.

It is also worth noting that this hard drive is from a previous laptop that I put into my desktop. The system boots off of one of the SSDs and the HDD that is slow is side drive. I have tried repairing and checking the integrity of the system files, defragging the drive which I thought would help, but did not. None of the services I ran reported any problems including chkdsk. Lastly, I am still running on the 1511 version of ... Read more

Answer:System and compressed memory high disk usage

Hi, if you search the forum for
system and compressed memory

you will find useful information in several threads. It may not be easy or quick to resolve. Solutions are different for different users. This was much discussed about a year ago- hardly any reports recently.

Given that, I would suggest you manually update to the AU build from1511.
Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
Take due precautions, and create full disk images before you do so e.g. using Macrium Reflect (free) 0 disk images are strongly recommended here.

Why? People sometimes find the upgrade fails and their PC is unbootable, or they experience widely reported new issues with the AU esp. on older hardware. So your disk images (which you can then use routinely as good practice) can save you.

Could you please add your Win 10 build and Pro/Home to your specs.

Thanks!

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Hi,
Its my first post here. Greetings to everybody.


I run a Windows XP SP3 based system with all updates and latest drivers installed, and the software maintained for optimal performance (stuff like a clean and defragged registry, defragged file system, minimal background processes and disabling of non-essential windows services, no malware/spyware, absence of junk files, etc etc). The hardware config consists of an Core2Duo E6750 CPU, Corsair XMS2 2GB memory, Gigabyte X-38 DS5 motherboard, Gigabyte 8800GT based GPU and a Seagate 320GB HDD.

Since a past few days, I've been noticing abnormally high CPU usage under idle conditions. The processes "System Idle Process" and "System" occupy anywhere from 40% to 70% CPU usage. I have the Enhanced Halt (C1E), Thermal monitor 2 and Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology enabled in the BIOS - in case this information is relevant. Hardware Interrupts, Deferred Procedure Calls under System Idle Process seem to take up cpu cycles for most of the time, possibly indicating a driver bug. I have not installed/removed any software, hardware, nor updated any device drivers which would lead to such a problem suddenly. Normal workloads are not affected, however stuff like playing video with PowerDVD 10 and running the Milkdrop Visualization are badly throttled.

Please Advice.

Answer:Abnormally high CPU usage by System Idle Process

I'll think on your problem for a while, but I wanted to comment that Milkdrop is the best visualization software ever, and it can definitely take its toll on any processor or gfx card lol. Are any of your processes using more resources than normal? It would appear you have a firm grasp on what is usually running on your system, so is anything out of the ordinary?

Ideally though, the "System Idle process" should be as high as possible, as that is where your excess cycles are going. So, the higher the number, the less resources your usual operations are using (so 99% idle process means 1% in use) (Also, that is my understanding of it, if I am incorrect in this assumption, somebody please correct me, I have not really ever thought about that process before).

I don't think your bios settings will interfere with that, but I could be wrong, again somebody correct me if I am wrong (making another assumption).

Are you using a laptop? Sometimes slower processing can mean the battery is going bad (Though not always)

Try running some form of monitor to find out if your processor is running up to par (cpu-z works alright for quick checks). But I think it is probably something else. Gfx card going bad or underclocked perhaps?

I am not really sure what could be causing it, you seem to sound like you already checked for abnormally running processes, so I am at a bit of a loss. Perhaps it could be hard drive slowing down or something? I am sure MoM will come in here and cor... Read more

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Hello.

I have been experiencing couple of issues lately. There are currently two active users on my PC. One is my own and the other user is for other members of the house. Yes, I do have to share the use of this machine and yes, both have full administrator rights that I can do nothing about. Other users are quite inexperienced and tend to expose the machine to the dangers quite often. As I share the machine, I am not allowed to remove and files (unless they are 100% dangerous and not needed) without saying that they are dangerous beforehand. I was also made to grant Administrator rights to the other user for them to be able to install any applications needed without my supervision (which I am not happy about and as a result I am now having to post here...).

To start off I am reading pre-post sticky topics as I am writing this. So far I have remove UltraISO virtual CD/DVD mounting software. There are two P2P applications running on this PC as far as I am aware of it. I use uTorrent and other uses uses FrostWire (not happy about it again). I have read what has been said about P2P applications. I would just like to say that I will remove them if you say that it is necessary but I would like to avoid removing uTorrent if possible (if not I will remove it). 90% of the entries are are from hxxp://www.bakabt.com where all of the files are quality and there are not .exe, .rar, .zip etc files allowed (only video files). I can happily remove FrostWire if prompted, I just need a ... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] iexplorer.exe, high System + TeaTimer.exe RAM usage etc.

Hi,

Please do the following:


Download Combofix from either of the links below. You must rename it to combo.com before saving it.
Save it to your desktop. Change the save as file type to "all files"

**Note: In the event you already have Combofix, delete it, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved and renamed following this process directly to your desktop**
If you are using Firefox, make sure that your download settings are as follows:Tools->Options->Main tab
Set to "Always ask me where to Save the files".


Link 1
Link 2

----------------------------------------------------------- Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.

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NOTE: If ComboFix asks to install the Recovery Console, please ALLOW it to do so.

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Guys I need some guidance hunting the cause of high System Interrupts level on a freshly-installed notebook. This is a hp g4-1117dx, with amd llano/hudson, A4-3300m, 4gb, crucial ssd, etc. no external devices used at all.

at idle i have an unacceptably high level of system interrupts, around ~30% cpu utilization. I've checked drivers carefully, but as you know, just because its recent and sourced right is no guarantee of success :cry
I've tried disabling all USB hubs via Device Manager, no change whatsoever.
tried disabling and uninstalling WIFI, NIC, GPU... none of that had any noticable effect. tried uninstalling and reinstalling the IDT audio device. no effect.

I have never used Process Explorer 'til now so I dont' know what I'm doing with it. it shows the general problem but drilling down I can't find the item that is sourcing this flurry - but then I have no idea how to do so properly. I read about xperf but it looks more complicated. I have pretty decent skills so not afraid to give it a go but wanted some advice

I'm attaching one of my shots. this is pretty much the story despite many attempts

thanks
 

Answer:High CPU Usage @idle: System Interrupts. Source?

Does safe mode give the same issue?
 

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This started happening a little while back, i was gaming and noticed my fps drop dramatically, checked my cpu usage and it was at like 40-50%, 20-30% of that usage being system interrupts. So ive been doing tons of research for the past 3 days trying to
figure out what could possibly be causing this.
I found out acpi.sys was the issue so i did more research on that, I did some registry hotfixes, and other suggested things but nothing has seemed to work.
In process explorer the thread is named "ACPI.Sys+0x1af7c"
I've changed the acpi settings in bios, then reset them back to default, that did nothing.
I have literally ran out of ideas,

SPECS:
i7 920 @ 2.6ghz
9gb ram
XFX 5870 1gb
Windows 7 64bit Ultimate.


Any ideas at all?

Answer:acpi.sys causing high cpu usage (System Interrupts)

You can get them at ebay and best buy amongst other places like 8-20 bucks. Also consider getting a manual tester if you want real accurate readings but it is far more complx than just pluggin it into a device and looking for a green light.
Tom

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Hello,

I've been having this issue for quite a while.

When I use my PC with multitasking and playing games. Then, I close everything, the RAM usage stays at 65% and I can't get it to the original state which is; like, 18%.

That's of course cause more RAM usage when I want to open apps the next time.

System restart solves everything.

My system is windows 8.1 pro.

I have a new laptop with windows 10 and I don't have this issue.

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I been working on this for a month now and have had no luck looking in other posts. System interrupts uses one core of my computer 100%. I ran windows performance analyzer and it seems to be caused by ataport.sys . The problem happens periodically and will last for a couple of hours then go away. I have ran an AVG full scan and Malwarebytes full scan. I've tried to update all my drivers. I'm not sure what else to do.

I will attach some links to trace files if anyone would be willing to look at them.

This is a trace file with system interrupts using low to no processor.


https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=59359A7BEC936972!6165&authkey=!AEYzozwVA-uWqII&ithint=file%2c.zip


This is a trace file when system interrupts is using a high percentage of the processor.


https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=59359A7BEC936972!6231&authkey=!APKjDL-HQmvXTxU&ithint=file%2c.zip


This is the trace file when system interrupts is using a high percentage of the processer after uninstalling Garmin Express.


https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=59359A7BEC936972!6264&authkey=!AC457vuCo8tBXr4&ithint=file%2c.zip

Thanks in advance

Answer:System interupts causing high CPU usage, possibly from ataport.sys

This may be a driver problem Run this latency checker, it may give you a clue. Red bars mean that there is a problem.

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I have run multiple system scans with multiple virus protection programs. A few trojans were found in some downloaded mp3 files and deleted. Something must have slipped by, it is getting worse everyday. Now about every 1-5 minutes any applications I have running will minimize or be deselected as if something is being loaded or I am clicking on the windows taskbar. I don't know how else to describe it. Even right now as I am typing this message I have to keep clicking back into the text box to continue typing. When I first upgraded my RAM in this computer I could have World of Warcraft loaded sitting in Shattrath with hardly any lag, while in the background running Morpheus, Firefox with 8 tabs each different websites, AND have Warcraft 3 up in running as well, all the while running very smoothly and not even capping out my dual core cpu's at 75%. Now if I even try to open a website while playing World of Warcraft I risk bumping my CPU usage to 100% and the whole system freezes and sometimes I get a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD has occured multiple times so far). This poor performance has been going on for about 5 months now, haven't had much time and money lately to do anything though. Please help!Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:15:44 PM, on 8/18/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

Answer:Constant High Cpu Usage. Ie Pop-ups. System Freezes And Crashes Regularly.

Hello and welcome to BCApologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.
Note: If you are using Windows Vista, right click at RSIT.exe and select 'Run as administrator'.

Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)NextPlease do a scan with Kaspersky Online ScannerNote: If you are using Windows Vista, open your browser by right-clicking on its icon and select 'Run as administrator' to perform this scan.Click on the Accept button and install any components it needs.The program will install and then begin downloading the latest definition files.After the files have been downloaded on the left side of the page in the Scan section select My ComputerThis will start the program and scan your system.The scan will take a while, so be patient and le... Read more

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Hi folks,

Summary:

Clean install of Windows 10 ProBSOD' after 20 secondsRelaunched to desktop - few minutes then laggy/jolty mouse & high CPU & RAM usage (same for Chrome, Drive, Amazon) then another BSODAfter using BlueScreenView it turned out to be 'ntoskrnl.exe' on High CPU usage?

Also, Windows Performance Toolkit failed to install for unknown reason.

I've attached my files, so some BSOD KNOWLEDGE MASTER out there please check through my docs and see if you can find anything.

Best,
Juku
DOCS / ATTACHEMENTS:
DESKTOP-OM1NGQS-18_02_2017_224747_89.zip
And another BSOD

Answer:ntoskrnl.exe High CPU or System Usage on Windows 10 (LOGS POSTED)

The first thing I noticed it your Windows 10 install is very back level.


Code:
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version: 10.0.10240 N/A Build 10240

Please apply all updates to bring your system up to the current version which is 14393.693. If you have problems updating, see here:

How to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If you still have a rpoblem (another BSOD), rerun dm_log_collector and post the new zip file.

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After I returned from Holidays...I noticed that when I perform tasks that use considerable amount of CPU, the computer 'lags' and the sound seems to freeze. Each cycle being 1 sec long. It will continue to do so until I leave the computer and close CPU-consuming applications such as games, Media Players etc...It usually happens when I play games and watch movies though...

I initially thought that it was a virus so I scanned etc, then I thought it might be due to the CPU overheating, so I opened my machine and checked the CPU paste. It was fine no problems there. Then I checked the processes, nothing and finally arrived at System Resources where I saw that 'System Interrupts' was eating around 30 - 50% of my CPU. I have searched google and haven't come to a solution for this. I have updated my chipset drivers, graphic card drivers, sound drivers, Network card drivers, Motherboard etc. There is no effect whatsoever. It's really frustrating me as I can't even listen to music sometimes...I had used up all of my USB ports, so I tried taking some out, but there was no result...

When I restart it kind of calms down, but then it comes again. Even when I type in my password to enter Windows, the welcome sound freezes momentarily again. I have recently bought this system (custom built myself) so I'm really frustrated and cant think of a reason why this happens so suddenly

Any help will be greatly appreciated

Answer:Laggy performance during high usage - caused by System Interrupts

Welcome to SF, msjamalan!

If it's a virus or malware problem, please reboot into safe mode and run your scans. Malwarebytes should be your malware scanner.

If you have a lot of applications open at one time, you may want to bump up your memory.

You can also run msconfig and see if you can uncheck startup items. Be careful with this one.

Still, I wonder why this change has occurred after you have returned from vacation. Can you think of anything different before and after holidays?

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This has been going on the fast few days
 

 
and lately when I search on Google, I receive unusual traffic from your network and I have to enter capcha (Sorry I do not have a screenshot).
Am I infected?

Answer:System Process high disk usage and unusual traffic

Hello, let's see how it is after a few scans.MiniToolBoxPlease 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.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool. Vista... Read more

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During my work concerning with IT help desk service management, i observed with task manager in windows 10 a typically high disk usage together with a typical 100% long time disk usage at windows startup.
I think of an intrinsic windows o.s. problem.
I have seen hundreds of cases, from old desktop to brand new machines.
I think that the problem is not connected to common and discussed workarounds as windows defender / automatic windows update / windows search disable, bit service and so on.
I have seen that windows paging activity contributes to disk load and slowsdown performance particularly on small systems. Not only disk load but also process execution is affected if the disk subsystem response is slow.
So i think that it's important to really explain us the problem from a technical point of view.
I speak as an 30 year work old windows technical fellow and supporter.

Answer:Why windows 8 to 10 operative system came with typically high disk usage ?

As a fellow IT Tech, I have learned that an upgrade doesn't always give you the best results. Various versions of the same OS (OEMs, retail, customized versions of each) and installed applications could all have an effect on how the now upgraded OS would react. At previous employers (5000+ users, 2000+ users) it was easier to deploy a fresh OS rather than upgrade and deal with possible issues like the ones you mentioned. The nice thing with 10, you can do a refresh, have a clean install and keep your data.

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I've got a Port?g? Z930.
A process called "System" appears on the task manager when I unplug the PC from the AC.

I'd like to know why is it using high CPU (from 9% to 18%) and keeping my temps above 70?C.
It's very annoying, not only because of the temperature that hits the PC itself, but also because of the battery life, that can't go above 1 hour and 30 min because of this process.

It's not a virus, already CHECKED, don't ask.
Also, I don't know when it started or why, so please don't ask.

Thanks in advance,
Nicol?s.

Answer:Portege Z930 - "System" process: high CPU usage when on battery

Before we start discussion can you please tell us if you use original preinstalled OS that you got with your notebook and do you use Toshiba eco mode when notebook runs on the battery power supply?

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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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I have been trying to fix this computer for a while now with no luck
sytem 
Windows Vista Home Premium
 
I've scanned with malwarebytes, finds nothing....ran ccleaner to get rid of thousands of temp files, 
 
kaspersky scan found trojan.multi.regrun.ba and bb  but could not clean them
 
100% cpu usage, 70-80% physical memory usage...system is soooooo slow
 
high cpu processes change constantly
 
I am trying to avoid formatting the drive if I can.  I would appreciate help if I could get it.  
 
Thanks,
George

Answer:Malware infection unknown high cpu usage system very slow need help!

Hello!
I am having the same problem.
NOTE: I NOT a trained malware removal technician, so i can not tell you to remove anything, however i can help you check what it is that you have.
I have the poweliks backdoor, with similar side effects to those that you have mentioned.
You can download a poweliks scanner/remover here http://download.eset.com/special/ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe
I would recommend that you ONLY SCAN with it, do not enter yes.
Once it says "poweliks detected" close the program and create a post here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/ and wait for a trained technician to actually do the removal.

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the laotop specs are as follows on windows 7 home premium
Processor:
Intel Core 3rd Generation i7 3630QM 2.4GHz (3.4GHz w/Turbo Boost)
OS:
Windows 8 Home Premium x64 & Reinstall Disc
Display:
17.3 Inch Full High Definition (900p) LED Display with Anti-Glare
Video:
2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 650M DDR5
Memory:
8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz (2 DIMMs)
Hard Drive(s):
1 TB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive +500gb 5400 rpm second sata hdd
i constantly hit 100% disk usage from initiating small things opening chrome spikes the usage to 100% in an instant. Ran installer for borderlands 2 constant 100% disk usage. Normally i used to be able to run 2-3 installers like dead space 3 + 2 other games simultaneously and still only hit about 75% disk usage. The software is the same as i always install so nothing changed there all drivers are up to date. Now any small processes spike my Disk usage to 100% causing even web surfing to lag. I put in a second HDD without formatting it or doing anything to it besides just putting it in. COuld this be the cause of all my troubles?

Answer:Great System High Disk Usage fresh install

Does the problem cease if you unplug the other HD? If so wipe it with Diskpart Clean Command.

You might need to wipe the OS HD before doing another perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Type Resource Manager in Start search box, click on HD to monitor usage patterns.

Other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Good day all,
My task manager is showing an unusually high CPU usage by the system, anywhere between 20-30% when the computer is idling. I've run the sfc /scannow utility and it found some corruptions, which were then fixed by the DISM utility. However the task manager is still showing that super high CPU usage and no amount of restarts is changing anything. Any ideas? I've attached an image of my task manager.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows task manager showing high system usage

WMI Provider Host constantly disrupting performance of my CPU, - Microsoft Community discusses Conduit causing CPU issues.

Windows Management Instrumentation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia discusses WMI running scripts. My WMI Provider Host is at 0%. The CPU is around 7%. Perhaps something on your PC is taking over one of the cores, and this accounts for 25%.

Have you tried closing applications such as google to see if the idling issue goes away?

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So I have a fresh install of Win8.1 LEGAL copy (it's about 2 weeks old)

I noticed yesterday abnormally high CPU usage. ~40% in task manager when the computer is doing nothing.

After some investigation, most google searches are telling me it's a driver issue, run a trace this or that. It looks like the process is simply "SYSTEM".

Okay -- so a few more details. When I do a fresh reboot, the issue doesn't exist. Super low CPU usage 1 to 3%. Wifi works, everything is working as it should. If I don't do anything, i.e just let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, CPU usage will spike to 70%, soon as I move the mouse it will fall down to 50% then to 40's. Another byproduct of this problem, is when I do a restart or shutdown, it will go to the restart screen with the rotating circle thing and sit there, not a hard crash, but will just sit there spinning forever. (I'm forced to do a hard reboot). This issue does NOT happen if I reboot in the first few minutes of starting windows, before this unknown process/thread takes root. Did a full virus scan, and malwear scan, even uninstalled Acronis.

I've disabled my wifi adapter, all the normal programs I use (dropbox, evernote, afterburner). Just reinstalled the latest video drivers.

Still confused as to why this is going on. I've used process explorer to poke around but still can't get to the root of what's causing it. There doesn't seem to be detailed instructions I could find... Read more

Answer:Help me trace a system process please? fresh Win8, high CPU usage @ idle.

Try using the Sysinternals Process Explorer to start off. It can dig into service & system processes with more info.
 

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Hi,
 
After a search online for the extentsion names of "BrowswerProtect" and "cuonutuiinuetyosaavee". I was directed here by a thread on Norton website regardings similar issue that I've been having. My problem/issue has been going for some months now so any assistance is greatly appriecated. I am performing a System Backup and copying all documents and photo's 1 - 2 per week
 
First signs was HD noise increasing over time; system freezing when only IE and Outlook running; constant crashing on Facebook and FB game; Windows Update issues of downloading and installing updates - however still showed as needing to update/install; Blue screen "crash dump"?
 
Multiple sweeps with AV Trend Micro Titanium; online 'House Call' - some minor issues found and deleted. Contacted Microsoft Help Desk who assisted in the Windows Update issue.
 
I have word documents with  screendumps of 'Task Manager' and other systems - however was unable to upload to here 'not permitted this kind of file'?
 
Kind Regards
Garry

Answer:Extreme High CPU usage - System freezing, crashing, blue screen

Any feedback is every much appreciated - even the smallest detail may lead me to a final solution

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System is hogging my memory, how do I fix this? It makes other program slows down. Any help would be great!

Answer:[Asus Q501LA] High System memory usage slows down my laptop

Hi ranbir2010,

Welcome to the 10forums.

Does this problem occur at startup?

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Hi,
i have this problem for some time... Xp is running slower, it shows high cpu usage by System Idle Process (over 70%)... also have trouble with popup witch leads to Error Protector home page... Had some problem with Troyan Virto but i used Symantec FixVirto or something and it shows clean report...Here's my log...and tnx in advance for ur effort

Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by ManUtd on 2007-10-11 19:17:05
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
25: 2007-10-11 17:17:20 UTC - RP288 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
24: 2007-10-11 12:01:39 UTC - RP287 - System Checkpoint
23: 2007-10-10 11:59:35 UTC - RP286 - System Checkpoint
22: 2007-10-08 21:19:39 UTC - RP285 - System Checkpoint
21: 2007-10-07 19:57:20 UTC - RP284 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-09-29 15:53:15 UTC - RP264 - Removed Counter-Strike 1.6


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 256 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
System Drive C: has 0.41 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis (run as ManUtd.exe) ----------------------------------------------

Unable to find log (file not found); running clone.
-- HijackThis Clone -------------------------------------------... Read more

Answer:System idle process high CPU usage, error protector popup,

Sorry...vundo problem not virto...my fault...i used fixvundo by symantec to resolve this problem....

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