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System Idle Process slowing PC down???

Question: System Idle Process slowing PC down???

Ok, I know what System Idle Process is, but a few days ago my PC started running very slow. While doing nothing. Winamp is slow, Firefox is slow, Yahoo Messenger is slow, everything is slow.

My OS is Windows XP Professional + SP2 & my configuration AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 2 GB DDRAM. I use Kaspersky AntiVirus 7, Comodo Firewall Pro & SpyBot Search & Desroy as real time protection. I looked in Task manager and with Firefox, Winamp & Yahoo not even half of my memory is used, but my CPU Usage is at 80-100% (actually System Idle Process is at 80-100%) most of the time and everything runs slow or freezes. I have no unknown processes running in background and I have scanned my system with updated Kaspersky, Ad-Aware, SpyBot & McAfee (removed it after) and found nothing.

What could be the problem???

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several times per day the system idle process will take up around 95% of my cpu. not sure why, it does go down eventually but only to around 65%. why does my system keep idling like that if i'm using it?
 

Answer:System Idle Process slowing me down!

When the CPU is completely busy, it will be running at 100%, and the total of all processes that are using it, will total 100.

But, when the CPU is not completely busy, it means there is CPU left over, that has to be allocated to something. That something, is the IDLE process. IE: Whatever percentage you see assigned to it, is the percentage that you PC is IDLE (or not busy doing something)

So, if you are experiencing sluggishness, it it something other than the IDLE process.
 

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My computer will sometimes run really slow and I notice that the System Idle Process is using 100% of cpu usage. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening?

Answer:System Idle Process slowing down computer?

The System Idle Process shows you the amount of time the CPU is NOT being used.

If process A is using 10% of the CPU, the other 90% it's not being used, it's idle. There has to be an item to show the 90%, and System Idle Process is it.

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Hello...After using my computer for a while, and visiting different web sites my computer starts to get very, very slow. I have downloaded process explorer, and when I check my system I see that my system idle process is at nearly 100% as well as my cpu usage. Nothing else is showing up as using cpu to any great extent, so I know it's my system idle....I double click on system idle process, and check the tcp/ip tab, and there are maybe 50 different web sites in there in different modes..some are connecting, some disconnecting, some listening, others in wait time mode......I reboot my computer to start over with a clean slate, and it will work well again until the tcp/ip area is clogged up again. I am using spyware doctor, and have run scans with adaware, spybot search and destroy.
any idea what is going on?
I am running windows xp..1 gig ram, 80g of hard drive 12g available, abit kr7a, amd athlon 1.3 gb..system is about four years old. I haven't added any new hardware or software lately.
Any thoughts greatly appreciated, and thanks.
Tom
 

Answer:System Idle process slowing my comp to a crawl

Hi

System Idle at 90-100% is a normal occurance it means your CPU is idle and not doing any tasks, sometimes you do gain TCP/IP entries in Idle Process, as many softwares do have idle processes listening to outgoing ports.

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On my friend's computer I am having this problem. Even when the computer is in use system idle process uses up 90%-100% of the CPU. This can be directly seen in the computer's overall performance. Does anybody know how to kill system idle process?
 

Answer:System idle process runs when system isn't idle

i think this is normal, i opened up my task menu and it take anwhere from 92-99 precemt of the cpu, now on you firends pc does the SIP (system idel pross) make his cpu usage high or just that its using 90-100 precent of the cpu
 

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Hey I just recently finished my new computer
amd x2 3800+
dfi lanparty sli-dr
evga 7800gtx
2 gig (1 gig x2) of ozc RAM
2x 250gb seagates

But for some reason recently the system process and no it's no the system idle process is using as much cpu as possible like 99% and really slows everything down and I have no clue as to whats causing it so if you have any ideas of what the system process is or why its using all that cpu please let me know because this stinks that a new computer is going this slow but it doesn't stay like that all the time sometimes it uses 50 or barely anything like 1 or 0

Edit: w00t 100th post :beard:

Answer:System (not the idle process) process use too much cpu

can you post a screen shot of your task manager please.

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The "System" process on my computer is slowing the system down.

It started doing this about a week ago, and I have been unable to find a fix anywhere.

According to taskmanager, it fluctuates between 0% and 30% CPU usage, and sometimes I've seen it jump as high as 99% and stay there - making the system unusable.

I've tried rebooting, chkdsk, defrag, virus scanning (AVG), and adaware scanning - I've done several re-installs of windows XP with no help.

My system specs are as Follows

CPU: Athlon64 3200+
Mobo: MSI - K8T-NEO
RAM: 1GB OCZ DDR-400 matched - pair
HDD: WD 160GB SATA
Video: MSI NX66000GT Nvidia geforce FX
LAN Cards: Realtek 8139 100mbps & Realtek 8169 1gbps
CD/DVD: NEC DVD Writer & Opto-rite Cd Writer (Both set as masters, one on primary IDE, the other on secondary, respectivly)
Sound: SB Live 5.1
PSU: 450Watt Unknown brand - but cost me over $150

All my drivers are updated to the latest revision as of May 5th. I've checked my bios settings and everything appears A-OK in there.

Any advice is welcome.
 

Answer:System Process Slowing Computer Down

Does it just have "system" as the process name, or does it havea file extension?
 

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[glb] sir,        sir iam using windows xp operating system and i have p4 with 256 mb ram with 80 gb hardisk. My computer was working fine and suddenly it has become very slow when i boot the system and the system is reading the hardisk for long time like 4 to 5 min and when i open up the taskbar its showing is "System Idle process" as 96% if i try to open any applicatio its taking long time to open. iam not keeping my system idle even though it shows "System idle process" as 96% how can i rectify this. please suggest me something. when i ever i boot my computer its taking *censored* lot of time to open some application. Thank you[/glb]

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The 96% is normal, look at the bottom of the task manager screen for CPU usage.

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my sisters pc which is an xp,is showing 97 cpu useage in the task manager "system idle process"her tower light is always amber instead of green ,all advice welcome.thanks in advance.

Answer:system idle process?

This is about normal, for XP it its exactly what it says the system is idling.

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 :DDoes anybody know anything more about a "System Idle Process" which appears to run when a PC is not doing anything with Windows XP?  In the task manager processes tab, this appears to be using 99% of my CPU resource and shows the user as "SYSTEM".  I am encountering significant slowing down of my system, and cannot for the life of me find anything wrong - ie no virus, malware, etc - and I think this might be the cause?

Answer:System Idle Process

Thats perfectly normal. What that is really saying is - You are using 1% of the CPU cycles and 99% are doing nothing. If your system is slowing down, something else is the cause. If you have Content Indexer running, turn it off. Also run Ad-Aware and Spybot. Spyware can eat your processor and bandwidth alive.

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How come this "Idle" Process is taking up 98-99 of my CPU space at some points? I wouldn't care but I think it might have something to do with the fact that my computer occassionaly starts to freeze every 30 seconds or so for a period of ~5 seconds!!!

Whats with this System Idle Process! Its NOT idle!

Answer:System Idle Process

System Idle Process has nothing to do with your PC freezing. this process just gives the CPU a loop to run when the computer is doing nothing and it takes up very little memory. it's supposed to take up the amount of CPU that is not being used so don't worry about it.

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Could someone please explain why System Idle Process... System alternates between 70-95 using only 16kCPU seems normal between 4-15%Im just curious as my system is functioning as good as ever with no problems to date.XP Home SP2 with Zonealarm Firewall and AVG AVRegularly run with updatesEWidoSpybotAdawareDefenderCcleanerRegscrubxp Thankyou for any feedback in advance

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My system idle process is fluctuates between 50/99 mostly it stops arund the 95 mark,this is normal as it will only go down as it is used so with 95 not a lot of processes are using the pc recources.

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sir,        sir iam using windows xp operating system and i have p4 with 256 mb ram with 80 gb hardisk. My computer was working fine and suddenly it has become very slow when i boot the system and the system is reading the hardisk for long time like 4 to 5 min and when i open up the taskbar its showing is "System Idle process" as 96% if i try to open any applicatio its taking long time to open. iam not keeping my system idle even though it shows "System idle process" as 96% how can i rectify this. please suggest me something. when i ever i boot my computer its taking *censored* lot of time to open some application. Thank you

Answer:system idle process

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My computer is so slow and i've noticed so many processes running in the background. System idle process seems to be a big one- do I need this? If not, how do I get rid of this. And what about all the others? I've googled them all and while most say they aren't spyware etc I'm not sure what to do with them nor what happens if I eliminate them. Can anyone help?

I'm running Windows XP on my HP laptop, have ad-aware, spy blaster, spybot, CW shredder so I think I'm pretty clean re: viruses etc. But this slow loading of webpages and other programs is becoming really annoying.

thanks

Answer:system idle process and others

Go to this site: http://www.blackviper.com/

He has done a great job on explaining what you can and can't disable. He also explains what each process does.

Cheers

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Okay, So I am quite stuck with this issue. I know that the System Idle Process is used when there's nothing to do and it will always be 99 around that. But the problem is that when I run a busy program or games which normally would instantly replace the CPU usage from System Idle Process. It doesn't now or it does only 50%, which makes my games lag and barely unplayable. My computer spec isn't that stone and I think spec isn't the problem because the game I always run are just Warcraft III, Starcraft, Civilization etc..I'm using WINXP SP3 with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.80 Ghz / 4 GB of RAM / Nvidia GeForce 9800GTI have tried scanning with Malwarebytes(the first time I ever used antivirus since I formatted it) and it detected 9 infected files, mostly are the keygen and stuff, so I removed them and restarted, hoping my comp will be back just like normal but still bad luck. :/ Could it be my hardware problem ? Graphic card ? Fans ? getting old and dusty ?or could it be any malware or virus ?It just happened today for no reason. I am now can't get a decent Warcraft III game going because all the CPU goes to System Idle Process instead of the game. I'm currently so desperate right now and my school break is almost over. Any helps would be apreciated. Thx D:If nothing could solve this then I think I will have to try my last trick, formatting my C: once again. D: D:Edited. I have checked inside my case if all the fans are working properly and all the fans... Read more

Answer:System Idle Process CPU won't go down

Hello.Would you post the MBAM log please?Please download DDS by sUBs from BleepingComputer.com or Forospyware.com and save it to your Desktop.Note: Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed. There shouldn't be any scheduled antivirus scans running while the scan is being performed. Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool.  No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results, click Yes to the Optional_Scan Please follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results. Post only the contents of both logs. There is no way to attach. Close the program window, and delete the program from your Desktop.

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I have been having a problem for about 2 weeks now, where my computer is permanantly at 100% CPU usage. when i check what processes are the cause of this problem, it is always System Idle Process using up 99% of the total usage! ive reinstalled all my drivers, scanned my entire pc thoroughly several times and deleted 37 viruses. The problem has not been fixed, in fact it is getting worse.
When ive been checking the forums, everyone says that System Idle Process is meant to be taking up 99% of the total CPU usage, but thats only normal when the CPU usage is hovering at 5%. Every thing is running completely slow, and i have no idea what to do! i am reluctant to format because i have over 50 gig worth of movies saved onto my E drive, And many other important things. I am unable to burn these to DvD's because it would take forever due to the CPU usage being at 100%.

Specs: (i cant get too in depth as i do not know much about computers)

Amd Athlon XP 64 3400+
Nvidia Geforce 6800gt
1 gig corsair ram
150gb hard drive.
GA-K8NS Pro Motherboard

Answer:System Idle Process

System idle processes should take up whatever is left from the cpu...so if you have a program using 5%, system idle processes will take 95%

It shouldn't actually slow down your computer at all...Have you checked for viruses and whatnot?

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/ente...all_launch.php. Just follow the instructions on the site to run the online scan. If any viruses/trojans are detected, try to delete or clean them in that site. You may use Panda ActiveScan also at http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

You may also have spyware installed without your knowledge. Download and install Spybot S&D http://security.kolla.de/. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available.

Now click Mode menu and choose 'Advanced Mode'. Next click on Immunize to your left. Click the Immunize button (green cross) on top to Immunize your computer - you should do this each time there is an update. Now go to Tools->Resident and make sure that TeaTimer is checked. What this will do is monitor any system/registry changes and will ask you for permission to change any of these settings.

Now click on the 'Spybot-S&D' option on the top left to go back to the main screen. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it... Read more

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hello every body
my system is slowed down
and when i saw in task manager system idle process is 90 to 98 percent
i v tried regcure but no way.
i m using avg antivirus for network
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the hijack log is as under
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:30:01 AM, on 3/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\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:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCMTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\DAP\DAP.EXE
C:\Program Files\WinEnhance\mfr\mfr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Vypress Chat\VyChat.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgem... Read more

Answer:system idle process 90 %

System idle process is the time your CPU is sitting idle so 90-98% is good.

Your HOSTS file contains garbage which needs to be fixed. You should open C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts with Notepad and delete everything in it following the "#" lines.

You also have a worm which you should ask the TSG malware experts to help with.
 

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helloooo, Everytime I start a big program or game, my comp locks up, and when I ctrl-alt-del, My sysytem idle process is going nuts! I have win XP home with sp2. Thanx for your help!

Answer:System idle process

Hi trevorveaseyThe System Idle Process at 9x% is normal - that means nothing much is happening in Windows.The program or game locking up is not normal. I assume it is not the whole system locking up as otherwise you would not be able to bring up the Task Manager.Please give us an example of the programs that fail.Can you give us more detail about your system? Do you access the internet on that machine? Do you have up to date Anti-virus and anti-spyware? Have you done a scandisk and defrag recently? What size and how many hard drives? How much free space do you have? How much RAM do you have. Etc. etc.

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im having trouble doing anything on my comp here's my hijack this, by the way im new to this so patients would be appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:19:24 AM, on 6/24/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.allmusic.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.... Read more

Answer:system idle process

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Ok iv'e been searching around for 30 minutes of what the problem could be but i have not found anything. iv'e been looking through msconfig startups and there is nothing wierd there, iv'e also been looking up my programs through ad or remove program if there is some random programs that is installed on my computer and i didn't find anything. When i open my task manager it is System Idle Process that is jumping around between 48-61 cpu usage, i don't know what SIP is for or what it do, so it would be nice if someone could tell me little about SIP and give me some tips over how to solve this problem with the cpu usage. I also found out that rundll32.exe is using about the same cpu usage as SIP 50-55 what is rundll32.exe?

I would be ever grateful if someone could help me to solve this problem and tell me some about these processes!

PS: sorry for my bad english, im only 15 years old...
 

Answer:System Idle Process 48-61 cpu

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Hi guys.

In task manager my system idle process says its at 99% (cpu usage) but the actual cpu usage says around 1-3 %.

Is this normal?

Thanks guys..

Daz.

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My PC frequently locks up when the "System Idle Process" is utilizing around 98% of the CPU. What is this process and why should it be able to take over my CPU?
 

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it does appear to have a directory in the FS i am confused

Answer:[System Idle Process]What is it? why does it use a ton of CPU?

system idle process is the amount of time your CPU is sitting idle and not doing anything.

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I recently built a new box (2.8C, 1024 Corsair ELL, Radeon 9800Pro, XP Home) and I noticed on the task manager in Windows I have a "System Idle Process" that appears to be using like 90% of my CPU at all times, with only 20K memory usage. I can't do "End Process" on it ("not valid for this process") and I checked services.msc and ran AdAware and SpyBot without finding anything notable. Also in the "Performance" tab in Windows Task Manager, my cpu usage idle is single digits and things don't run slow at all. Should I be worried about this tiny little System Idle Process that windows is reporting with like 95 in the "CPU" column (I'm not sure if that's percent?) Thanks for any input anyone might have.
 

Answer:System Idle Process

Craftish said:



I recently built a new box (2.8C, 1024 Corsair ELL, Radeon 9800Pro, XP Home) and I noticed on the task manager in Windows I have a "System Idle Process" that appears to be using like 90% of my CPU at all times, with only 20K memory usage. I can't do "End Process" on it ("not valid for this process") and I checked services.msc and ran AdAware and SpyBot without finding anything notable. Also in the "Performance" tab in Windows Task Manager, my cpu usage idle is single digits and things don't run slow at all. Should I be worried about this tiny little System Idle Process that windows is reporting with like 95 in the "CPU" column (I'm not sure if that's percent?) Thanks for any input anyone might have.Click to expand...

ROFL read the name of it "SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS" it shows when your cpu is not doing anything. It is not spyware or adware. Start up other programs and it will go down.
 

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I was on a computer at school today (windows 2000) and noticed that System Idle Process noted how long the computer had been on (841 hrs.) When I looked on my computer for it, System idle process didn't list the up time of my computer. How can I see my up time using system idle process? I remember seeing a thread about this a while ago, but couldn't find it, and I tried google, but didn't know how to phrase my search. Thanks.
 

Answer:System idle process...

In task manager, in the processes tab:

Go to view - Select Columns, put a check in the "CPU Time" box and hit "Ok". Theres lots of other stuff in here as you can see too .
 

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just a short one:

what is system idle process, and what does it do to deserve such a big CPU slot in Task manager? When nothing else is running it could go up to 90% CPU use.

Answer:System Idle Process

The processor always needs something to do. When their is nothing.... it processes the system idle process.

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i just reinstalled windows using a restore dvd to make my computer run like new again nice and fresh but imediatly after i boot up i notice its very sluggish and laggy. it cant be spyware/virus or anything like that because its fresh the only thing i notice under task manager is that SYstem Idle Process is using 99% of cpu. the computer will freeze up for 10 seconds somtimes then it catches up to itself like when i type somtimes no letters will show up then all of a sudden everything catches up its very frustrating. let me know if i should post any more information up thanks

Answer:system idle process

Hi 113H.

It could be that your computer is running updates for windows to bring it up to date after reinstall. This causes my computer to freeze and respond slowly.

I think high CPU usage on system idle is normal. System idle % is just whats not being used.

GG

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My System Idle Process seems to always have a high number in the CPU column. Is this bad?

I've done a bit of searching and downloaded the Processes Explorer and it said that the Hardware Interrupt was causing it... I took a screenie.

What do you think? Is this a problem? How can it be fixed?

Answer:System Idle Process using all CPU?

system Idle process is meant to be high, its when your system is well idle its not doing anything if you run another app u`ll see that cpu idle process usage go down and applied to that app.

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Hello!
    I have this problem with my laptop. 90 % of time i use it sytem idle process kills it, i can barely open and browse a pdf file. i read a lot about it, not to worry but i simply cannot use it any more. I tried scans, defragmantation, cc cleaner, process explorer to find smth, to get an improvment nothing works. now of course it's at 99% and going...
   Help me stop this it's a nightmare.
Dan

Answer:system idle process 99

Please post the make and model of this computer.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

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

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

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

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This seems to be using around 50 of my cpu and 28k of memory.Can someone please explain what it is.Thank You.

Answer:System Idle process

It is quite normal for System Idle Process to use approx 95-98% of CPU, this does not affect the running of the PC.

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What is "system idle process"? When I call up task manager it is using about 99% of my cpu power when nothing else is really running.

Just curious.

Thanks.
 

Answer:system idle process

It's an idle loop the OS is running when the CPU has no other tasks to perform, ie - whenever you are not using the full capacity of your CPU.

Daniel.
 

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Using Win XP, from time to time my PC fails to respond because the CPU resources are running in the 90% range by the system idle process. This typically happens right after I boot up and virtually nothing will run because the resources are being used up. What is causing this? How can I fix it? Thanks!
 

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since about 2 weeks ago i noticed this pc slowing down at just about everything it did and i went onto task manager and it said that the system idle process was taking up around 72% of the processor usage.

why has it suddenly shot up?
 

Answer:system idle process...

The system idle process is just the amount of "nothing" your computer is doing.
Mine is currently at 85% for instance.

That doesn`t mean to say there isn`t something slowing your PC.

Could be spyware or anti spyware or anti virus.
Get rid of Norton/Mcafee/ if you have them.
Uncheck everything in msconfig startup folder except firewall/av.

The spyware thread is here
 

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Hello! Haven't had an issues in months. Anyways... I have a malware/adware problem I believe. I used spybot search and destory and ad-ware se personal and they didn't find anything. Adware found some tracking cookies and spybot found nothing at all. It's even weirder because microsoft anti-virus is always set to I will monitor it myself because I have symantec and normally when I do a spybot check it pulls up the microsoft anti-virus override. It unforunately, didn't do it this time. I also ran symantec anti-virus and it didn't find anything. I then was like ... well i'll try running housecall just to double check that it isn't something wrong with my computer. I ran it twice today. Once I thought I closed the window which I didn't remember doing. Another one as I went to work and when I came home my entire iexplore was closed. I think it might be related to the problem I'm having. Anyways here are some of the symptoms:

Slow Loading Process of Windows XP
Slow Loading Process of Bootup programs
Slow Application Processes

It took me 10 minutes to boot windows in which it normally takes a minute at most. Then after logging in it takes another 10 minutes before I can even do anything on the computer. Normally this process takes 30 seconds. I checked my alt, ctl, del as well to see if there were any processes running in the background and I didn't notice anything. At first I thought it all looked normal. But when I reset the co... Read more

Answer:100% System Idle Process

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions. If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. Make sure that you are not still using MSconfig to control startups. This is mentioned in step 1 of the below.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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I've posted below on what i thought to be memory problems but I've definitely narrowed my problem search down to one thing. In my task manager list of processes I have the following:

System Idle Process System 99

I've seen this only once before and I had to completely reformat my hard drive. Reformatting is not an option because this is a business computer with very sensitive data that I can't backup. Does anyone know how to fix this problem?

Answer:System Idle Process

Repair your operating system.

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Hi there. I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 and I have a problem with it. The problem is that when opening a browser it takes more time than it should. It's kind of got like delay before it opens. Even switching between windows there is a delay. Basically it's slow and can't run as it should do and applications takes a long time to load. There's absolutely nothing like a virus in my laptop i've got a anti virus and spyware programs so it's nothing to do with that. I think it's to do with the System Idle Process that's making it laggy and causing that delay when opening applications.
 
 
Can anyone help me out and fix this problem?
 
Thanks

Answer:System Idle 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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My PC seems to have similar issues that others have had that have posted. My System Idle processes seem to run at times to 95% CPU. PC seems to be running slower than it use to. Any suggestions? I ran the Hijack This and here are the results
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:01:48 PM, on 11/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\SK9910DM.EXE
C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\rundll32.exe
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Answer:System Idle Process

While I will leave it to a more qualified person to comment on your log, I would advise the "system idle" is a good sign when it's high.

It means the CPU is not occupied with any process. Mine is 92%-98% at the moment.
 

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Thanks in advance guys.

Turned my machine on earlier today and just can't seem to figure out why the heck System Idle is totally killing my machine. Even if no applications running, my pc is still incredibly slow, out of the blue. I ran AVG...zero viruses.

here my my HJT

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:03:22 PM, on 6/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-B USB Network Adapter\NICServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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Answer:99% System Idle Process

Hi

Your log is clean.

Are there any other problems, pop ups, browser redirects, system tray messages etc?

Have you recently installed any software or updated any drivers?

When did you last defrag your hard drive?

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When I open up my task manager, whether or not im running any programs, it reports to me that "system idle process" is using 99 under the CPU heading. Im not sure what that heading means, i walways assumed it meatn CPU usage. is it bad that it is running at 98-99 even if im not doing anything, or all im doing is writing this post? Im running windows XP btw

Answer:System Idle Process

The key word is idle. Idle means not doing anything. So having a high Idle Process means nothing is being used.

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I was looking in my task manager and I have 40 processes running. Out of those 40, the process with the highest use of CPU is the 'System Idle Process' which hovers around the 95-100 range. What is it, and do I need it running?

I searched google for my answer but 1) I didnt understand some of the articles explaining what it was, or 2) it didnt even really explain it.
 

Answer:System Idle Process - What is it?

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trouble computer slowing down to 0 per cent cpu time. System idle process takes 98 of computer time . Affects only internet access. tried lokking up system idle process with help but no information found. scaned computer with avast antivirus software none found. tried deleting system idle process but was not allowed.
 

Answer:System Idle Process

gogeo said:


System idle process takes 98 of computer timeClick to expand...

It means that the system is idle - not doing much and is using 98% in doing so.
Or 98% of the system is free from running programs and applications.

What is the System Idle Process and why is it using most of the CPU?
http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_system_idle_process_and_why_is_it_using_most_of_the_cpu.html
 

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what in the world is system idle process? i have been having issues with my destop for the last several months and when i go to task manager and check processes i see that 98-99% of the cpu is being used by system idle process. the system is old (1.9ghz.), but the hard drive is only 66% full. the disk shows 2 hairline red sectors. what is the major malfunction?
 

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In Task Manager System Idle Process shows 48 in the column headed CPU. What does this mean?CPU indicates 53%

Answer:System Idle Process

basically means you have a lot of progs running at once...System Idle Process normally (at idle) runs above 90%

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Excactly what is system idle process and why is it taking up all my CPU stuff??
Just wanna know..
 

Answer:System idle process???

The System Idle Process runs only when no other processes are using the CPU. Thus, when the CPU is idle, the System Idle Process is in action, executing special halt (HLT) instructions that put the CPU into a suspended mode and thereby cooling the processor. It uses up quite a bit of CPU time but very little memory.

Basically, it's reducing the amount of potential harm being done to your CPU by being switched on
 

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I have a HP with a ADM 3000 2.16 GHz CPU. It was working fine until a few days ago. I brought up Windows Task Mang. and the CPU was running at %100 cap. It would do this for a few seconds and then drop back down to "normal" level. When I went to processes it was the System Idle Process that would randomly start using %93 to %97 of the CPU's total performance. What should I do. -Jeff

Answer:System Idle Process

Nothing.System Idle Process...is Windows' way of saying..."this percentage of your computer is not being used for anything by a program/process."The percentages for System Idle Process should normally be high...except that those percentages indicate non-use, rather than use of the system .What Is the System Idle Process?Louis

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How can I sop the SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS?? It will run for hours, and slows down any other programs I try to open and use. Thanks, Robt

Answer:How can I sop the SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS??

You can't it's a normal Windows process, and not the source of your problem.

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i have a question about my task manger. my system idle process is running at 94% of my cpu and slowing down my computer. when i come back and my screensaver is on just the ones that come with xp nothing fancy my moniter settings pop up asking to be reset? any suggestings? and why would my system idle process run so high i just did a scan for viruses i'm clean!
 

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well i've been having problems with the computer running slow, and ive noticed that the system idle process in task manager always says 99 under the cpu tab, is this normal? -----xp pro
 

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Alright well im not sure its a problem but its bothering me so i though i would come here and check it out.

I ALT+CTRL+DEL to bring up my processes and i noticed at the bottom of that window that SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS is taking up 80-99% so i watch it for awhile and it doesnt go down at all, the lowest i seen it was 77%.

Now i have about 30-40 things running in the Background not a problem for my computer. I have 2 Gigs of RAM should be more then enough. but this process is really slowing me down.

What is going on?

-Thanks
 

Answer:System idle process

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what does System Idle Process is? or what it's purpose? i'm asking this because when i check my Windows Task Manager i notice that my cpu usage goes to 100%.
also what are all the svchost.exe ones?
is there away i can turn some of this off?
(sorry if the pic comes out too big)

thanks in advance.
 

Answer:System Idle Process

Look under task list at this site www.answersthatwork.com
 

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Hello everyone, today i was checking my task manager and i noticed this system idle process is taking 90+ of my cpu anyone knows why? and how to fix it?
 

Answer:System Idle Process

Maybe wrong section, I don't know sorry
 

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what is System Idle Process ??? it is making my pc like freeze for like 30 sec when gaming , and when surfing the web,
System Idle Process CPU usage: LOW 41 HIGH 99 average: 84/94 (jumps)
it makes me want to throw my pc out the window !

i have has this PC for 5? years now and JUST now its doing this, I updated everything, even the BIOS still no help, HELP!?!

ASUS A8M2N-LA
AMD Athlon 64x2 4600+ @2.4GHz
COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520
2GB DDr2 @ 300.7 MHz
XFX GTS 250 CE 512MB
Thermaltake Black mouse
Ultra LS 600w

Answer:System Idle Process ???

The System Idle Process isn't a real process. For practical purposes it is simply a placeholder showing CPU time that is not being used. It cannot possibly be the cause of your problems. It is possible to have a system that freezes or becomes unresponsive while CPU usage remains low. One possibility is that the system is overheating. Be sure that all fans are operating, free of dust buildup, and external vents are not obstructed.

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Hi there,

My computer's start-up is pretty quick and no problems there. But right after, the computer sarts working, the fans power up and the whole computer seems to be processing something. When I check "Windows Task Manager" the process "System Idle Process" is using about 100% of CPU. This lasts like 5 mins and I can't do anything to stop the process. (if it helps, there is no signs of internet usage during this period). As far as I found out, it's not related to how the computer was shut down. Even after a safe shutdown, this process keeps my laptop busy for at least 5 mins. I'd appreciate it if you could help me. Ask me if u need more info. Thank you.

Answer:System Idle Process

It is Normal for the system idle process to be at 100% What is keeping your computer busy is something else and if the system ilde process is at 100% it more than likely is not a system process that is holding things up. It might be something that is still loading up or an infection of some sort.

You can download process explorer from sysinternals and run it and post a screen shot here:

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

Also Let's see if it is an infection Please to follow the next:

I recommend that you read this article? (Simply, click on the links to be re-directed.)

"Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? - First Steps";
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Please follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, in the
HiJackThis Log Help Forum.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

Please ensure that you create a new thread in the HiJackThis Log Help Forum;
not back here in this one.

When carrying out The 5 Steps,
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

if you cannot complete any of them for whatever reason, just continue on with the next one until they are all completed.
However,it is extremely important to make mention of the fact that you could not complete any of the steps in your post to The HJT Help Forum;
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/

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Whenever I pop in a CD, my computer freezes over, and if I happen to get into the Windows Task Manager screen, it tells me that the System Idle Process is using 99 of my computer. What is happening here?

This also happens when I leave the computer on for too long

Specs: Acer Aspire 5101AWLMi
AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology
ATI Radeon XPress 1100
120GB PATA HDD
1GB DDR2
Sorry for the brief post and awkward posting of specs, I am in a rush and I just read off the label quickly

Thank you~
 

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I noticed today in my task manager that 98% of system resources are being used my System Idle Process. I didn't notice that before, but is it normal? I only ask because my system seems to be running a tad slower than normal.

Thanks. :)

Answer:System Idle Process.

The time used by system idle is just that, time that the processor is idle. It's very good that's a high number, it should sit in the high 90's when you're doing nothing.

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As the topic says, I opened Task Manager (WIndows XP Home Edition) and the "System Idle Process" is listed and is using anywhere from 80-99 CPU! it's weird......cause my other Windows XP Home box doesnt have this (tho, the other comp is a HP Pavillion ) It only uses 20k memory, but that CPU number is worrying me, cause games tend to be really laggy

any ideas?

HiJackThis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:16:39 AM, on 5/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ZONELA~1\ZONEAL~1\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Pyrenean\eDexter\eDexter.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Bluetack\Blocklist Manager\BlockMgr.exe
C:\mIRC\mirc.exe
C:\mIRC\Files\Books, Programs, & Misc\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,AutoConfigURL = http://filtered.by.eDexter/eDexterAuto.pac
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acro... Read more

Answer:System Idle Process using 80-99 CPU?

The system idle process is what is refered to as a sentinal process. It basically gives the CPU something to do when it does not have any other processes scheduled (this allows nicer code in the scheduler, since it does not have to have special cases when there are no runable/ready processes). Also, this process can be useful from an OS cleanup point of view (looks for deadlocks, etc.)

It runs at the lowest priority, and so will get cycles when nothing else is requesting CPU attention. So if you are not doing anything, then it is perfectly normal for it to have high CPU usage

Essentially what this means is that #'s as high 99% are perfectly normal so if game playing is laggy you need to look elsewhere for the solution.I would look first at disabling startup items that you don't need to start on bootup.Having too much stuff in there can slow your system down dramatically.The only things I allow to start on bootup on my machine are my anti virus and firewall.

Also go here:http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
and check out the service configurations,there are a lot of services that you can disable to help your system run better and faster

And I would also look into new drivers.
 

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Hello,

I'm running Vista (business) on a Sony Vaio VGN-FZ190 (using Sophos as antivirus). Using Process Explorer I see that the system Idle Process is consistently taking up 90(ish) % CPU usage.

Looking at the threads posting I see two coming from the same Start Address:
ntkmlpa.exe!KiDispatchInterrupt+0x5a4

How do I calm down the CPU and/or kill the treads??

Answer:System Idle Process

Do you have the nVidia graphics processor?http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/199233/system-idle-process-ntkmplaexe-using-up-90-cpu-usage/

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My system all of a sudden got slower than honey in Dec. to put it nice. When I go to task manage I see "system idle process" usage at 60 - 100%. Looked system idle process up and this is the explanation I got:

When opening Windows Task Manager you may notice that the "System Idle Process" is high and be concerned about something using your system resources. When a computer or a processor within the computer is idle it will have a high System Idle process in the CPU column, often in the 50's to 90's. This is completely normal for a computer as it waits for something to do.

But this has been going on forever I would guess, why is it slowing my system down now and it never did before? it's so slow Xmarks normal take 15 to 30 sec. to sync. I stopped it at 2 min. As I am typing this ...I type 5 to 10 letters and everything freezes for 5 sec. then it fills in and freezes, then 5 sec. later I can type some more.

Something else is going on. Any ideas on this?

Thanks!
 

Answer:System idle process

Infection? What uses all the CPU in Task Manager? What are the highest users in the CPU Time column?

The idle process tells you how much CPU is available to you.
 

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The CPU is constantly running at capacity due to the "system idle process" using it up. I don't know how to resolve this issue. Virus and spyware from Zone Alarm have not found anything. I do not know file extensions well enough to remove unused files. Searching the internet for each extension is a pain and not always helpful.

Any suggestions? If this was a previous post, I wasn't savvy enough to locate it and apologize.

Answer:System Idle Process

system idle at 99% is good, that how much of your cpu is available to use, it's not in use

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This seems to be coming up in the Processes list of the Task Manager quite a bit, and was wondering if it was anything weird, because I haven't ever seen it before, and it is using 80+ CPU?
See image below.
Thanks,
Jordan.

Answer:System Idle Process

That process is exactly what it sounds like. IDLE.

That means how much of your CPU is not being used when you are doing nothing with your PC. If that number was at 10 or less i would be worried as your CPU is being taxed.

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Hi, I decided to ask for advice on this subject as i handle most things on my own, but i cant solve this.

Well, for the past week the System idle process has been hogging all my CPU.

Have done the usual investigative routes, scans, safe mode scans etc.

I have used my residential products: Malwarebytes, Superanti-spyware, Eset SS5 and have tried a couple of others being Hitman pro and Kaspersky on-line virus scanner.

Since the problem started i have been trying to think of any odd installations but nothing springs to mind, to that end i have already put two different OS's on the machine and the problem still exists even in safe mode! (Puzzled at this)

I have trawled all across the net trying to find a solution but keep going round in circles.

I'm Running Win 7 x64

Anyone with any id's would be great to have your input. Thanks if at all possible in advance

Answer:System Idle Process

The system idle process shows how much of the cpu is NOT being used. You want that number to be as high as possible.

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Hi
My pc has been a teeny bit slow lately. I have Microsoft Security Essentials. I try checking the windows task manager to see what was using up memory or CPU. 
I'm concerned with one of the processes I found on Windows Task Manager called "System Idle Process". What is it exactly and what does it do? Why does it use so much CPU? I haven't seen it before. I probably last checked maybe a week or two ago and it was never there until now.
 
It's image name is "System idle Process". It's User Name is SYSTEM. The CPU has a max of 98 and a minimum of 88 but lingers in the high 90's. The Memory (Private Working Set) is 24K. And the description says "Percentage of time the processor is idle".
 

Answer:System Idle Process CPU in 90s

System Idle Process is CPU NOT used so the higher the better.

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Can anyone tell me what System Idle process does please.I have found this under the task manager and it does seem to take a lot of processing power at times.ThanksMike

Answer:System Idle Process

This is not a process. It is the just the remainder left over from all the active processes.Most of the time, hopefully, it will show 99%.

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I just got a new E6550 computer yesterday and the Idle Process suddenly clogged up to 95%. Is it save to end it?
I just left it like that for a while and it disabled my wireless internet.

Answer:System Idle Process

Hi andrew.lvp,

the System Idle Process should be left alone..it's not really using your CPU, it's showing how much of its resources are available for tasking.

It's a little complicated but there's a great post here which does well to explain things:
http://forum.osnn.net/showpost.php?p=13824&postcount=1

Hope that helps

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Just wondering if it is normal that in my windows task manager it says my system idle process is using 88-99 CPU?
 

Answer:System Idle Process

System idle process is a measure of the idle CPU%. It's not actually 'using' any processing power and is perfectly fine.
 

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Will affect the computer if i end the system idle process in task manager, its having over 80% of cpu?

Answer:System idle process

When the computer is doing nothing, then that percentage is high.To find out what each Startup(or Process) itemdoes or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:http://www.answersthatwork.com/Task...Task List ProgramsORhttp://www.processlibrary.com/The Process Library

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Hi,I've noticed from task manager that there is no system idle process running. Is this a problem and if so how to resolve it?OS is Vista

Answer:no system idle process

I just looked Task Manager in my Vista laptop computer and it also shows no system idle process.  This appears to be a difference between Vista and previous versions of Windows, so I don't think it's a problem.

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I am running XP Home. In "Process" tab in Windows Task Manager there is a "System Idle Process" running that shows 96 to 99 readings in the CPU field. Is this a normal reading? My PC seems to be running slower than normal.
 

Answer:System Idle Process

That seems a little high (low 90's is normal for me) but it would depend on what else is running.
 

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My HP Pavillion became very slow suddenly. When checking processes in the task manager box, the system idle process is always running at values of 90 or more. Is this normal? I suspect this might be the problem but because it is part of the system, the computer will not allow me to shut it off. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:system idle process

yes that is normal figure to have when your CPU is doing nothing, mine is at 95~99% at present as all i'm doing is surfing the net with no other programs running apart from background tasks like AV, moving the mouse around quickly will change that figure as the cpu is doing something.

Have you defragged of late?

Also have you checked for Virii or Spyware? if not check this guide out READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal jsut to make sure its not a virii/spyware thats slowing your PC down.

What problems are you having?
 

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when i got to "windows Task Manager" why is "System Idle Process" high for? this slow everything down on my PC!!! How can i sort this problem out?
 

Answer:System Idle Process...

The System Idle process is simply accounting for all the unused time, it's not slowing you down. My System Idle process on this machine is hanging between 98-99% right now, system is working fine.
 

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could someone please explain to me the purpose of the "System idle process"
from what i can tell, it doesnt do a great deal, it starts up at the most inconveniant times, and takes up 99% of my cpu resources.

*is it possible to kill it?

any information on it would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:System idle process

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On task manager processes, this seems to be abnormaly high. Im pretty certain my pc has slowed down a great deal recently?Any ideas?

Answer:System Idle Process ~

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I installed the Webroot program after reading a positive review and becoming concerned that the sudden recent slight slowing of my system might be due to some virus or malware. It found no issues, although the regular Webroot program had found trojan and said it removed it. I attempted to install AVG, and when it asked me to reboot, I was confronted with a brief blue screen of death on reboot, then continued recycling attempts to reboot. Restarted using most recent setting that worked option, then UNINSTALLED AVG, and then rebooting with no incident.

On restarting, services.exe began running at between 75 - 95 percent of CPU.

When I try to access the Windows Firewall settings, I see this dialogue box: :Due to an unidentified problem, Windows cannot display Windows Firewall settings.

Below and attached are the requested initial logs:

DDS

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Robert Weil at 19:46:05.96 on Sun 10/16/2011
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Program Files\Webroot\WRSA.exe
C:\Program Files\WTouch\WTouchService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\WTouch\WTouchUser.exe
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Answer:Malware slowing system through services.exe (process)?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Download http://public.avast.com/~gmerek/aswMBR.exe (aswMBR.exe) ( 511KB ) to your desktop. Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it Click the "Scan" button to start scan. Upon completion of the scan, click Save log, and save it to your desktop. (Note - do not select any Fix at this time) <- IMPORTANTPlease post the contents of that log in your next reply.There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) folder. Please attach that zipped file in your next reply.===Please DownloadTDSSKiller.zip>>> Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application.Click on the Start Scan button and wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.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
If you are asked to reboot the computer to complete the process, click on the Reboot Now button. A report will be automatically saved at the root of the System drive ((usually C:\) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt" (for example, C:\TDSSKiller.2.2.0_20.12.2009_15.31.43_log.txt). Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If ... Read more

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I have a Compaq with Intel Celeron processor, 564MHz, 320MB of RAM, XP Pro, Serv. Pack 2. My System Idle Process mem usage stays at 16k. BitDefender, WinPatrol, and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware all scan clean.

Answer:very low System Idle Process mem usage

I'm currently at 28k and my other computer is also at 16k.Perfectly normal.

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hi , is this normal to have your system idle process to be over 90% thats what it stays over... im on a Intel Celeron D Processor 2.53GHz with 768MB Ram is this normal or not ??

Answer:system idle process allways over 90% ?

that depends on what you are doing.

If you are totally idle, not doing anything, with 90%, then something is messed up.

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If I understand the system idle process "connections" are other processes connections that are closing. They're all listed as time_wait.
Im trying to investigate a pair of IP addresses, which were utilising port 80.
146.255.39.1
23.239.16.243
I noticed these appear after running geforce experience. I believe they are related to nvidia, as nvstreamsvc utilises port 80, and some logs in search results for this show nvsteamsvc interacting with the 23.239 address.
However, im confused about the 146 address. A traceroute (which im not very sure of what the results mean) refer to secureserver.net, which I believe is part of akamai or something. Virustotal seems to have a page on it, with it being linked with odd websites.
My question is how can I find what process system idle process is refferring to, and is this a legitimate conection? Im pretty sure its nvidia, as it only appears when I mess with geforcr experience, it does not appear when doing anything else.
Thank you.

Answer:System Idle Process TCP connections

Hi according to who.is:The 1st IP address (146.255.39.1) is hosted by GoDaddy, and is allocated to an individual in Amsterdam, Netherlands.The 2nd IP address (23.239.16.243) is hosted by Linode in New Jersey, USA. A hostname for the IP is ipinfo.ioI've also come across information that a company called Digital Ocean may be behind both of these 2 mentioned since according to wikipedia they lease from data centres in New York and Amsterdam among others.

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For the past 2 or 3 days I have been getting 100% cpu usage and 0 on system idle process. It takes about a minute or longer for a program just to appear in processes before being launched. AVG and MalwareBytes come up with nothing. I have found a suspicious file in msconfig called 'myuwmyapicpg.exe' running in C:\Windows\System32.

ULCDRSVr.exe, slserv.exe, avgscanx.exe (I am currently running scans) and csrss.exe are taking up between 13 and 60% of the CPU.

I am running:
Windows XP Home SP2 32 bit (I am sure I updated to SP3...)
3 gb of ram (I actually have 4)
2 Intel Pentium 4 CPU's at 3.06GHz
nVidia 8800GT gfx card
Onboard sound

Ask if you need any more info

Answer:100% CPU constantly and 0% system idle process!

Both validULCDRSvr.exehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/U...r.exe-7639.htmlslserv.exehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/s...v.exe-8245.htmlmyuwmyapicpg.exeMore than likely malware

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Hi,Anybody tell me what System Idle Processes do in Processes in Taskmanager,Under CPU it is running at over 80% at times.Or over 80,Is it supposed to be that high.

Answer:System Idle Process in Taskmanager.

click here

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Can someone tell me what the System Idle Process does, and why it seem to use up alot of my cpu ?

Answer:System Idle Process Question

the more it is shows,the better it is .
it shows the free energy of your computer.

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Howdy, My computer has been running slow alot lately, and most of the time the processor sound is on.   I went to the Windows Task Manager, and found that the System Idle Process is taking up most of my CPU Space, I see from other posts and articles that say it is normal, but doesn't System Idle Process running at high levels make my processor have a shorter life/ or could overheat?   Is there a way to unistall the System Idle Process or disable it?

Answer:Problems with System Idle Process

Also, I have Windows XP Home, 2.7 Ghz Celeron Processor with 128MB DDR PC2700 Ram.

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I have 6 svchost.exe running each with different mem usage one of them is using 35,000!!!! And what is the system idle process because the database said that it is undsireable. PLEASE HELP Also my windows firewall keeps turning off.This is an undesirable program.[b]This file has been identified as a program that is undesirable to have running on your computer. This consists of programs that are misleading, harmful, or undesirable.If the description states that it is a piece of malware, you should immediately run an antivirus and antispyware program. If that does not help, feel free to ask us for assistance in the forums. Name: System Idle Process Filename: System Idle Process.exe Command: \System Idle Process.exe Description: Added by the Trojan.Syginre Trojan. Trojan.Syginre is a Trojan horse that disables the Windows Firewall and may delete some files from the compromised computer. File Location: %SystemDrive% Startup Type: This startup entry is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the registry. HijackThis Category: O4 Entry Note: %SystemDrive% refers to the drive on which Windows is installed. By default, this drive is the C drive. Removal Instructions: How to remove a Trojan, Virus, Worm, or other Malware

Answer:svchost.exe and system idle process

A high System Idle Process is desirable
6 svchost is not that many at all

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Hi, can anybody explain what `System idle process` means in windows task manager?? Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: System idle process???

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Simple question. Maybe not a simple answer.

"Why is my System Idle Process hogging my CPU *even when* I'm trying to use demanding programs?"

It started yesterday. I've tried rebooting to no avail. I also can't think of anything significant I've done to my software setup the last few days.

As I understand it, the System Idle Process is putting part of my CPU 'to sleep' so save power. The problem is- when I run a game, it keeps doing it, and I end up with 10 FPS.

Answer:System Idle Process bad behaviour!

Problem solved.

...I flipped the power switch. Clearly there was something lingering in my... RAM?

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How can I stop the System Idle Process, while the computer needs to be working at other tasks.. At times it will run for hours, and slows to a crawl all of my regular usage of the computer. Thanks
 

Answer:How can I stop the System Idle Process??

http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_system_idle_process_and_why_is_it_using_most_of_the_cpu.html
 

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Hey guys,

I have made other posts about my horrendus cpu lag that has been occuring lately, it is still here after much scanning and cleaning of possible malware, i am fairly confident my computer is now malware free.

after looking at my running processes ihave noticed that it is "System Idle Process" that is eating up roughly 95% of my cpu at any given time, i tried ending the process but it wil not let me and it belongs to SYSTEM so i am sure it is importance, could it be corrupt or is there something horribly wrong i am missing out on.

any help would be much appreciated

Answer:System Idle Process Eating Up Cpu?!?

ok after some research i realise that system idle process is supposed to take up that much cpu...MY BAD! but as for the lag it is still here, after some playing around with task manager i have noticed that whatever applicatoin i have running e.g. "visualboyadvance.exe" (gameboy emulator) it will instantly eat up all my cpu and ther are massive spikes on the performance chart always at or right near 100% usage. the programs that i normally use should not be eating up all of my memory. i have an acer aspire laptop with 1 gb memory if anyone else has had problems with acer laptops and cpu. i suspect some foul play possibly, i will post an updated hijackthis log this just in case there is still malware on my computer.this lag is proving to be extremely annoying and once again any help would be MUCH appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:13:51 PM, on 20/05/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EX... Read more

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http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2145/cpu4rx.jpg

I get that weird effect when running Media Player Classic, playing the song at a fast rate.

What's all the extra cpu coming from/wtf?
 

Answer:system idle process+cpu usage!=100

that is perfectly normal, the idle process shows how much of hte cpu speed is left.
 

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CPU usage reads 100% whereas System Idle process is consuming more than 90% of my CPU. i am unable to install or uninstall any application. It is dead slow.
please help me

here is my HJT log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:56:22 AM, on 3/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
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\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Juniper Networks\Common Files\dsNcService.exe
C:\Program Files\lotus\notes\ntmulti.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\program files\marimba\tuner\Tuner.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Notepad.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ltmsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
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as u my system idle process takes way too much cpu and im woundering if if there is any way to lower it. Iv ran a hell lot of spyware and stuff to remove virus and maleware. Thanks in advance.

Answer:System Idle Process High Cpu

system idle process is always high if your not doing anything I believe.

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hey, i was just searching the internet for some games and guess what
after about 5 mins after i shut Mozilla Firefox down

windows explorer shuts down then it keeps saying in processes

System idle process SYSTEM

i try to open up explorer.exe it just keeps shutting down ive done spyware/virus scan's ive tried almost everything im about to throw computer out the window because i lost the freaking restore disk
please! help me find a solution Without RESTORE disk thank's

Dan,

ps:this thing will not show Icons or the Start bar so please help

Answer:System Idle Process on start up (help!!)

bump
because no reply's :(

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Dont know why but System idle process is randomly using so much CPU !

Anyone know what mabye the problem that causes so much CPU usage .

Answer:System idle process uses alot of CPU

This is a joke right? System Idle Process is when the CPU is idle not doing anything. The higher System Idle Process is the more unused your CPU is. Your CPU is idle 98% of the time of that screenshot.

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Hi,
After a recent win xp pro sp2 install, a system idle process always remains on. It doesn't take more than 16kb usually, so is not a big problem but it does manage to keep my PC's busy light flickering constantly! It is really annoying, but it did not come with the install either, it started a little after it.
In my opinion, it was not triggered by any kind of a software or program, but is another one of those "unfortunate mistakes" that windows keeps us entertained with. I probably could fix it with a windows wash, but I was wondering if anyone has any other ideas.
My CPU is 700 mhz, celeron B (or the old one, from 97). I have enough disk space, ~ 100gigs, so I am sure it has nothing to do with the page file either.

thnx for any help in advance...
 

Answer:System Idle Process Problem

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