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100% CPU usage constantly with no apps running

Q: 100% CPU usage constantly with no apps running

I get a lot of "not responding" in various windows and find CPU usage almost always at 100%. Even with no apps running. The Processes tab in Task Manager shows various processes running but 00 for most of them in the CPU usage column. One or two processes will show 02 in that column, but I don't know how to find out what is using 100% of my CPU.

A: 100% CPU usage constantly with no apps running

Hi Joyce,

Have you ticked "Show Processes From All Users" at the bottom of the Windows Task Manager "Processes" screen? That will show you more processes, and possibly what is eating up your CPU.

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I recently installed McAfee Virus Protection on my computer. Not long after I started having periods of erratic cpu usage and when I did ctrl+alt+delete I noticed that the mcshield.exe was running extremely high. I google this and found that it could mean that there was a problem and that HJT could help. So below you will find the results of my first run and I hope that someone can help.Thanks.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:55:45 PM, on 1/21/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

A:HJT log - mcschield running constantly @ 60-95% cpu usage

Hi My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.We 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 description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you do not make a reply in 5 days, we will need to close your topic.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic. The topics you are tracking can be found here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we... Read more

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Hi there.
I'd love some help from you guys into getting to the bottom of this problem.
For about the last 3-4 days my PC has been running slowly. I've been unable to do any online gaming due to this.
Explorer.exe seems to be always running at around 50% usage.
I've tried running AVG anti-virus , Malwarebytes, SpyBot and Ad-aware. The problem still persists.
I use ZoneAlarm firewall and also use Spywareblaster.

Here is my HJT log file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:53:58, on 28/01/2011
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\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Explorer.exe constantly running at 50% CPU usage

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.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 your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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For reasons which are unknown to me, the system process never goes below 50% CPU usage nonstop. I made sure my drivers were up to date, as well as running my AV and so far have had no luck lowering the CPU usage. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:System Process Running at >50% CPU Usage Constantly

What AV program are you running and does your CPU usage go down if you shut it off?

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Hi, I noticed when I opened Everest Home Edition the other day that 70% of my 512mb of RAM was being used up. I found that unusual because I wasn't even running any apps. I am anal about keeping my computer clean of spyware and viruses. So I ran my spyware programs and AVG free antivirus. Nothing was unusual there. I then looked at the Services running in the background and I noticed alot of them. I am guessing most of the memory being used up is by these Services running in the background. I use bleepingcomputer.com to tell me which startup programs are unnecassary to run at startup. I am not sure however, what services I really need and don't need. What is the best way to take a snap shot, so I can show you all the services running? I would do it via Administrative Tools/Services but there are way too many Services in that box and you will not see them all if i do a Print Screen.
 

A:High Memory usage with no apps running!!!

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I have a problem, i have an application (a Game), and my computer is completely normal before i run it, CPU usage is fine and everything, then i go to play the game, and the Windows task manager say i am at 100% CPU Usage, and this program is taking the most memory, out of anything else.

i can play this game for about 30 minutes or so, and then i crashes, and it also crashes other applications i have running, just as Ventrilo, and AOL Instant messager.

i have tried to change the priority level from normal to low, in hopes that it would help, but no luck. It wont even let me change it, it says you do not have permission, access denied.

does anyone know how i could fix this problem?

A:process running at 100% usage, and crashing others apps

anyone know?

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_ca&c=91&bd=Pavilion&pf=cndt
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start P... Read more

A:Hard Drive Constantly Running, High resource usage

Anyone?
 

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Hi there, in the past week, I've started to notice my laptop behave more sluggishly and become quite slow when it would have otherwise handled the amount of applications open etc without any problems.

Scans with antiviruses over the past few weeks have flagged up removed so called viruses/ trojans , so I'm not sure whether this may have lead to my laptop suddenly becoming quite slow?

Please help :) Below is the DDS scan result and attached are the other logs requested.


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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by JKGill at 2344 on 2011-09-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.4058.2761 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimal... Read more

A:Laptop starting to run slow&constantly running at high CPU Usage ,frequently AT 100%

Also just to let you know, when I opened gmer , all of the top boxes were greyed out from system to libraries. so I performed the scan like this

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Hello All

I upgraded from Vista Ultimate 32 to 7 Ultimate 32.

The only quirk I cannot solve is that I see no apps on my task bar. ANd when I minimize a window it does not go to the task bar as it should. It look like a small minimized window. See attached snip.[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Tim/Desktop/Web%20Sites/Capture.JPG[/IMG]

Any ideas?

Tim
http://www.thebartman.com/Capture.JPG

A:Minimized apps and Running apps not on task bar

  
Quote: Originally Posted by twasmer


Hello All

I upgraded from Vista Ultimate 32 to 7 Ultimate 32.

The only quirk I cannot solve is that I see no apps on my task bar. ANd when I minimize a window it does not go to the task bar as it should. It look like a small minimized window. See attached snip.[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Tim/Desktop/Web%20Sites/Capture.JPG[/IMG]

Any ideas?

Tim
http://www.thebartman.com/Capture.JPG


Hi! Welcome to SevenForums!

Have you tried locking the taskbar? Try it.

If that doesn't work, right click the taskbar and click properties. [See Screenshot Called Properties]

Then under Notification Area click Customize. [See Screenshot called Customize]

Then tick the box at the bottom and click apply. [See Screenshot called Notification Area.]

Try that and report back!

ZeshanA

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hi all,

have a problem with a laptop. It has vista business on it and will boot up fine, but most apps I try to run crash!

in event viewer the cause of the crashes appears to be lpk.dll which is to do with language packs but for the life of me i cant work out how to fix this without a full re-install!

searching on the internet i have found replacement lpk files, but they all seem to be version 5 instead of 6 so i assume they are XP files (as xp build number is 5.1xxx etc) and replacing with those dll's makes nothing at all work!

renaming the file in command prompt wont even let explorer open on boot and i dont know what else to try

any and all help would be greatly appreciated

cheers
 

A:apps constantly crashing

try a repair install...!!!
 

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Hello everyone,
 
How can I know which apps is using internet connection constantly even when I'm not on the internet? (For example, I'm sure the weather app requires internet connection)
 
Is there a way to "disable" them??
 
I don't want to exceed my bandwitdh :/

A:How can I know which apps is using internet connection constantly?

A firewall that controls outbound connections should work for you.  By blocking them with the firewall you would essentially disable them.
 
I do not have a firewall software program to suggest.  ZoneAlarm used to be the preferred software, back in the pre XP SP3 days.

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Good day all,

This is the first time I actually starting a thread. Love the board all! Really excellent source of info.

Anyway, I have a Win98 machine that is constantly loosing it's ability to use the Net, be it the browser, several games, IM, so on. I continuous try to connect to this computer to determine if it is hub/cabling/NIC problem, but am successful with connecting and get responses back from this machine so I don't feel that it is a "connecting to the LAN" problem. It would even be more disconcerning if she didn't contect to anything at all, but that's not the case. It is just intermittent. Brief moments of lost connectivity, but enough to annoy the living daylights out of the user.

Any idears?

Thanks a bunch,

Matt
 

A:Several apps constantly loose Net connectivity

I would simply start by reinstalling the nic card , check for driver updates for nic as well. It never hurts to just put a new cable on there . Make sure the nic is securely in slot , I have seen this many times.
 

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hi, i have been having problems with my pc. my apps and games crash at randon moments. the event view says its an error with the igd10iumd64.dll file. i have tried uypdating my driver software but it has no effect. can anyone help me on how to fix this

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I have noticed that the weather app crashes every time that I try it now, and other apps crash sporadically. Just wondering if anybody is witnessing the same troubles.

A:Weather crashes constantly, along with other apps

Now 100% of the apps are crashing. Not sure what's happening but I will restart. Obvious bugs in this early build.

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Smaller applications like Ventrillo and AIM REFUSE to keep a connection, yet I have NO problem keeping a connection to world of warcraft. anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Smaller Apps constantly lose Connection

any help would be much appreciated, this is really starting to frustrate me.
 

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hello sorry if my post isnt great im a newbie here but for some time now ive been getting BSODs and finally figured out how to debug it with WinDbg (x86) and set the symbols for windows but i cant read the text. ive tried reinstalling my GPU and Java but no luck. when i try to run intel driver update utility as soon as i run it i get a BSOD ive got the minidump here if anyone knows how to read it, so here you go.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.8400.0 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\kalye\Desktop\081212-36504-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16988.x86fre.win7_gdr.120401-1505
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82a37000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82b7f810
Debug session time: Sun Aug 12 20:25:10.542 2012 (UTC - 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:07:15.119
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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*******************************************************************************
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A:BSOD running when running intel driver update utility and more apps

hi

Could you follow this instruction and upload the dumps and other files here so we can have a look

And please do update your system profile..

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When I was running Windows 8.1, I had this same problem. Upgraded to Windows 10, issue persisted, until I reset the PC (August).

After I reset, CPU usage was normal.

A few weeks ago, though, CPU usage has jumped right back up to 100% (per Task Manager).

I've tried running malware/virus scans, updated SSD firmware, looking for resource-hogging processes, and none of it has been conclusive.

Any help ya'll can offer would be very much appreciated!

A:CPU Usage Constantly at 100%

From personal experience, this usually has to do with drivers... and both Win8 and Win10 have a nasty habit of automatically updating them. Try setting device installation settings to NO. Then find the most recent Win10 released drivers from your computer manufacturer's website to install.

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Hi everyone.
Just to let you know, I know hardly anything about computers but desperately need help.

All programs on my laptop have been responding badly or not at all for quite a while. Today I wanted to see if there is anything I can do about it.
I noticed that the CPU usage is up to a 100 % almost constantly. First I used QuickClean, then I ran a full virus scan... nothing detected. Next I googled about this problem and found information about performing a system file check which I did... again nothing detected. Next I have done a disc scan ... and again nothing detected.

When I check under processes in the task manager I cannot see anything suspicious but as I said before I am not that familiar with computers.

Is there anyone who knows what I could do to find the problem??? I am using Windows 7 by the way. I urgently need my laptop to run effeciently to use it for work. And before anyone suggest to resrote it to an earlier backup... I can't because it has been going on for a long time (and I wouldn't know how long back to go and probably loose a lot of files). Also completely rebooting it, isn't an option because when I bought it new it came with windows 7 and Microsoft Office pre-installed and I haven't got any recovery cd's.

If anyone can help that would be fantastic (please don't forget to not use technical language but for normal pc users like me ;-)) Thank you very much
 

A:CPU usage constantly 100%

Caty80 said:





Hi everyone.
Just to let you know, I know hardly anything about computers but desperately need help.

All programs on my laptop have been responding badly or not at all for quite a while. Today I wanted to see if there is anything I can do about it.
I noticed that the CPU usage is up to a 100 % almost constantly. First I used QuickClean, then I ran a full virus scan... nothing detected. Next I googled about this problem and found information about performing a system file check which I did... again nothing detected. Next I have done a disc scan ... and again nothing detected.

When I check under processes in the task manager I cannot see anything suspicious but as I said before I am not that familiar with computers.

Is there anyone who knows what I could do to find the problem??? I am using Windows 7 by the way. I urgently need my laptop to run effeciently to use it for work. And before anyone suggest to resrote it to an earlier backup... I can't because it has been going on for a long time (and I wouldn't know how long back to go and probably loose a lot of files). Also completely rebooting it, isn't an option because when I bought it new it came with windows 7 and Microsoft Office pre-installed and I haven't got any recovery cd's.

If anyone can help that would be fantastic (please don't forget to not use technical language but for normal pc users like me ;-)) Thank you very muchClick to expand...

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About two weeks ago, I was online when an ad popped up.? I attempted to close it and accidentally clicked the upper portion of the ad.? The c: prompt window opened, then porn pop ups followed.? It froze up my entire system as each time I attempted to close several new windows came up (mostly porn sites).? I manually shut down the computer and restarted. My homepage had been changed.? Because of the hi cpu usage my virus scan would not complete, I let it run for over 24 hours and it has barely scanned 50,000 files.? I also got many of the fake virus scan or messages indicating my computer was infected.I also could not redirect my browser to any other site.? If I tried, it would either give me an error message or redirect back to the porn sites.? Using another computer I began to try some of the free malware/spyware scans and a number of things were detected.? I cleaned them up.? I also used several of the free online virus scanners suggested on this and other forums.?? Currently my connection has returned but the cpu usage is always at 100%.? It makes it nearly impossible to do any multitasking.? I am a relative novice at this and just need to figure out if I need more ram or if I have something malicious on my system.The following is the most current Hijack Log.? Any help would be greatly appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 22:32, on 2008-03-31Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: Norm... Read more

A:Cpu Usage At 100% Constantly

Hello goherd27 Welcome to Bleeping Computer! Sorry about the delay. We're all volunteers here, and it's been very busy. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log <--link And I'll be happy to take a look at it for you. I also need to see a different type of log from Hijackthis: Run Hijackthis.Click on "Open the Misc Tools section".Next click on "Open uninstall manager".Press the button 'save list'. It will open a Notepad file.Place the content of that file here in your next reply.Thanks, for your patience.

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My HDD is brand new. i have XP with only some games, all the Norton products, adaware, spybot and a few app's installed. Just suddenly recently the CPU just won't calm down. At startup, at best usage will hover around 30-50% at the slightest use, such as opening the browser to even clicking up the start menu, the usage will shoot to 100% and stay at 90-100 no matter what/how many tasks i have running. Closing all non essential startup processes and disconnecting my internet connection doesn't ease anything, as does starting up in Safe Mode.

I've run all the said system tools. They say its fine. I've looked at this site, so maybe my Hijackthis will help. Please help. I'm desperate to check out any suggestions.

Thanks...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:11:06 PM, on 10/08/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Keymaestro\Multimedia Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Pr... Read more

A:100% CPU usage almost constantly. HELP!

In Task manager switch to the processes view. Click on the CPU column title to sort by CPU usage. What processes are using up all the cpu time?

~GICodeWarrior

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hello, i have been having this problem where my CPU usage goes to 100%.
It mostly is constant
i do not know what has caused this problem?? it runs at 100% when i run basic apps like internet etc but when i run my games also it affects it badly?? the FPS drops too low because of the CPU

any help will be appreicated! thanks

btw, my operating system:
Windows XP SP2
Media Center Edition
Vers 2002

A:HELP! My CPU Usage is at 100% constantly!

whats the proccessor speed? and wut is it AMD64? or dual core? or intel you need to post your proccesor info

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It's just like the title says, my computer starts up sooo slow and takes forever to perform tasks because it is always running at 100% usage. Anyone have any ideas that could help me out before i reformat?
 

A:My CPU usage is constantly at 100%

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So this Packard bell laptop i have with AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core QL-65 2.1 Ghz processor, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OS is constantly going to 100% CPU usage even when there's only a browser open. It is connected to internet through wifi and the most time when it goes 100%, it disconnects from it so i need to turn off wifi and turn it on again to reconnect because the wifi spot doesnt even appear in the wireless network connection list. Not sure if this is related to the problem. In the pics i added it goes from like 70% to 100% but in most cases it's from like 10% to 100% in one second.
Does anyone have a clue what might be the cause of this?

A:CPU constantly goes on 100% usage

You're Resource Monitor window is sorted by "Threads".
Click on the "CPU" column heading to show the list sorted by CPU descending, displaying the largest numbers at the top of the list...
If the top entries show 0%, click the column heading again to switch between displaying the list ascending or descending.

In your screen print avguard.exe is using 44% CPU usage.
So, that is one program you have that is using a lot of CPU.
Sorting by CPU descending should show what other program(s) are using a lot of CPU.

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Hello guys, I hope someone can help here, I've registered on purpose!

A close friend of mine has problems with the hard drive, I reckon. His disk usage it's always close to 80% reaching 100% several times, making impossibile to accomplish even the easiest things like listening music or watching SD videos. I've checked the processes and eveything seems right, cpu usage is very low. I can't figure out what's the problem. The notebook is new, 2 weeks...

I'm attaching a screenshot of a crystal disk report, it's in italian but you should be able to understand it!

Thanks

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jkcxtclnns...si%20disco.jpg

A:Disk usage constantly (almost) to 100%

Hi there
Check out things like -- Page file, Hibernation (Sleep) options, Virtual memory and paging file sizes etc, start up services.

HDD on laptops can be poor performers but that is another issue.

Your computer should really have a minimum of 4GB RAM these days but some machines will work OK with 2GB if you don't want to run more than one or two applications together.

If you are editing large photo files (photoshop) check the use of the scratch files.

I don't speak Italian but from your illustration it would appear that your HDD is a SLOW 5400 RPM one with ZERO cache size which will be a really rotten performer.

I'd swap that for an SSD -- but you need to provide more info of your machine set up first to fix the current problem.

Cheers
jimbo

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I've been dealing with this problem for the last few weeks, and have spent nearly this entire weekend trying to diagnose the problem; My computer is a Dell Dimension 2400, 2.2 GHZ and 256 RAM.is constantly running at 98-100% CPU usage in task manager. I have run ad-aware, spybot, AVG, microsoft antispyware, checked my HJL for an strange occurences, ran chkdsk, etc..... This seems to be a pretty large problem, since i've been spending considerable time on the internet trying to find solutions, but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot out there. If anybody can give me any guidance on this problem, I would greatly appreciate it
 

A:Explorer.exe constantly at 100% CPU Usage...

If you find an explorer.exe not in the WINDOWS folder or subfolder, get rid of it 'cause it's almost definitely malware.

This is just my guess, but with a badly fragmented disk, and "only" 256meg memory, explorer.exe might be kept very busy swapping stuff. So, check for fragmentation.
 

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I Built my computer about 2 months ago and recently in the last two days my computer started having high CPU usage. I realized this when i tried to play league of legends one day and i couldn't even log in. It all started i believe when my computer turns off by itself. This repeatedly happened for the whole day then i finally got it to work again. Once i got back on everything i did cause high CPU usage.

I did the disk fragmentation. Downloaded avg to scan and the anti malware bytes to try and see if it would work.
I deleted a bunch of games and Pando media too see if that would fix it.
At first when i uninstalled league of legends everything seamed to work again but now i can't do anything.

Computer specs:
I5-2500k 3.3ghz
Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Gigabyte hd 7870
8gb ram
2 terabyte hard drive


I would greatly appreciate anyone who helps thanks :)

A:Help! My Cpu Usage is constantly spiking to 100%

Greetings gerbs, to TSF.

The symptom that you are describing points towards either your Graphics Card, or Power Supply Unit.

To determine the problem, we would ask you to go here, and download a free utility program called Speccy.
Install the program; then, at the top of the page go to "File" > Print/Publish, copy and paste the URL in your next post.

One other program we would like you to use no download needed is a PSU Calculator available here, just input all the components listed, and tell us the results.

Finally, this article about RAM and Power Supply Units is worth a read, you can view it here.

The requests and reading ought to keep you busy for a little while.
Once you have all the information at hand, write back with the details.

Kind Regards,

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Just starting yesterday my computer is continually at 100% cpu usage. I have 768mb of ram, and it is not be completed used by computer so its not due to lack of ram. The computer is running very slow after this problem started. How can i possibly fix this?
 

A:Help! My computer's CPU usage is constantly at 100%

Look on your task managers process tab and see what process is taking the most cpu cycles. Let me know what you find.

Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

Regards Howard
 

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My CPU Usage is constantly high and yet nothing in the task manager seems to be using much or any of it. The picture below will show what I meanhttp://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a237/The...pg?t=1257218963Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:22:59 PM, on 11/2/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18319)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exeC:\bbLean\blackbox.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gametap.com/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\... Read more

A:CPU Usage constantly high

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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Hey guys,

I'm new here and just came on to ask this question..

My Dell Inspiron laptop has been playing up recently. Its new favourite game is to have the CPU usage jump between 60-100% then stays on 100%. It makes my laptop lag and is very slow. Often get not reponding errors.

Any idea what I can do to fix this??

Cheer :)

A:CPU showing 100% Usage Constantly?

Might be a virus/malware, just a thought. Go into task manager, see
what is using all of the cpu cycles, to enter hit ctrl alt delete, look for
the list of whats running and using what % of cpu cycles, this will help
you narrow it down..

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Been happening for a while but its getting to the point where my computer is almost unusable at multiple times throughout the day.
 
CPU Usage bounces from 65-100% most of the time.  My machine sounds like its constantly doing working.
 
I've run malware bytes and ccleaner and have Ghostery running on Chrome.... doesn't seem to help much.
 
svchost.exe seems to be always working extra hard even though I track it back to system32.
 
Any help?

A:Constantly high CPU Usage

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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The harddrive usage on my pc is constantly at 100% and it's causing the pc to be really slow. Surely this is not normal right? I can't find a solution anywhere... If someone can help me that would be amazing! Specs: i5-4670K, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, GTX780

A:Harddrive usage constantly at 100%

That happened to my hard drive a few months before I finally decided to replace it - it started to fail but I managed to extend its life over several months.
There can be at least three causes for constant high disk activity, however:
1. Your file system is highly fragmented - action: defragment your hard drive. You can check the fragmentation status of your PC using the Windows defrag utility.
2. Your system is actively copying files, such as when installing an application or when something is heavily being downloaded. Action - check if your system is downloading something... or just simply restart your PC.
3. Your hard drive is starting to fail. You can check this with Command Prompt* - Action: if bad sectors are detected, backup all your files and replace the hard drive as soon as you can.
*- Type chkdsk for a quick scan or chkdsk /r for a full scan and attempt recovery of bad sectors. The second option will take a lot more time (several hours) and will require you to restart your PC before being able to run a full disk scan.

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Hi all, really hope someone can help with this.

For about 3 weeks now my CPU jumps to 100%, and then sliding between 2-60 while running various things, and i'm getting a considerable slowdown in most applications - even loading the start menus. Media player will stutter in the lst 20 seconds of songs, games are unplayable since the sound stutters, and loading times have become huge, even in the intro movies. Internet xplorer is regularly crashing.

According to the task manager, iexplore.exe is the main culprit, jumping up to 50-60 sometimes, but i'm getting 100% usage sometimes even when i'm not running internet explorer, or iexplore.exe is showing only 1-5.

Also I checked Process Explorer while attempting to run a game, the game would take around 50% cpu, and audiodg.exe would jump to 20-30.

I've run spyware search and destroy, and virus scans, nothing has come up. Various free online scans have shown alot of problems, such as http://www.liutilities.com/products/campaigns/plib/rbplib/, and AVG, but unsuprisingly they want me to purchase the full version to actually fix them, so i'm sceptical as to what they've actually scanned. I've got Macafe, which showed nothing, but its now out of date and i'm in no position to purchase another years worth :/

I've run the laptop in safe mode, and I didn't seem to get the problem

Thanks for any helpI'll post my dxdiag and hijackthis in a seperate post since there's a char... Read more

A:CPU usage constantly peaking at 100%

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CPU's Constantly at 100% usage Startup takes over 1.5 hours
Thanks!

Alex

A:CPU's Constantly at 100% usage(not sure infection)

Hello AlexHsieh22,My name is Mas_pogi(mark,mp) and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.As I am still in training I will be helping you under supervision of our expert teachers, so there may be a delay between posts.Please do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please reply to this thread, do not start another!Please tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Please tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Please try as much as possible not to run anything while executing a fix.If you still need help, please follow the instruction below;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.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)With Regards,mas_pogi

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Recently I've noticed that my computer has been running very slow especially on start up. I looked at my task manager and noticed that my cpu usage is constantly around 85+ percent. The two things using it the most are svchost.exe and cmd.exe. I'm running windows 7 ultimate.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cpu usage constantly high

Quote:





Originally Posted by drgentile777


Rmy cpu usage is constantly around 85+ percent. The two things using it the most are svchost.exe and cmd.exe...




Hi -

cmd.exe = command processor - should not be running unless you have a cmd/DOS screen open. Is there one open on the Taskbar?

svchost.exe = Service Host - runs multiple system services. You will usually find > 12 of these

RIGHT-click on the svchost.exe in Task Manager and see what services are running under it

Also check the Resource Monitor - CPU tab -
START | type perfmon /res

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,

I am new to this forum. Thanks in advance for any help people can provide. My computer started slowing down last night. I believe it has to do with an installation of Photodex ProShow Gold. Doing a little research I am also concerned about csrss.exe file.

Some processes I manually closed becuase they were slowing down the computer so much I couldn't get into a web browser:
ntmulti.exe - for Lotus Notes
scsiaccess.exe - for Proshow Gold
nslservce.exe - for Lotus Notes

I am using the program to create a slideshow for a wedding so do not want to remove it unless absolutely necessary. Below is my attached DDS.txt. Thanks!!!
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by WANGA at 12:06:54.53 on Wed 06/03/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1534.810 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\nsl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\NetMotion Client\messerv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\Evt... Read more

A:CPU usage constantly spiking up to 100

Hello McMonk84,NOTE: If you have downloaded SmitfraudFix previously please delete that version and download it again! Also delete C:\rapport.txt Please download SmitfraudFix Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present). Please copy/paste the content of the SmitfraudFix report into your next reply. Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user. http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm

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Hi guys, I think I may have a virus. When I am running a program, sometimes it jumps to 50% usage and then just hangs. Once I end it, another program jumps to 50% and this keeps going on and on. Mostly it hit explorer.exe, firefox.exe and msnmsngr.exe however I have managed to make it cling on to a "dummy" program which I dont use but still it will lag my computer on a whole. I have created the necessary logs and hope that you guys can help me. As you can see there are 2 cfp.exe running now as one of them is my "dummy". The other is my firewall (Comodo).Here is my HijakThis file and I have attached the other 2 files , DDS.txt and Attach.txt however RootRepeal.exe wont run for some reason, it just hangs at the initializing stage.Thanks,JonathanLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:45:42 PM, on 8/22/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:Different Programs Constantly Occuping 50% Usage

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.We 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.My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I wouldbe grateful if you would note the following: Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order.
Copy and paste all logs requested in you reply, Do not attach them unless asked too.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask before you proceed with my instructions.
Please continue to work with me, until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If I do not hear back from you within 5 days of my last post, then this topic will be closed.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereNote: If you already have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, just update then run it.Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest ve... Read more

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Currently only ancellary program running is IE64 and CPU usage monitor. Just scrolling up and down on the page causes CPU usage to spike from these ranges

Core 1: 0%-33%
Core 2: 2%-66%

CPU temp showing no issues either @ a steady 24-29*C

open iTunes, anything from the Adobe suite, outlook, and the usage problem only gets worse. (nearing 90+%)

have run defender, MS security essentials, trendmicro

all reported no threats.

is 64 bit 7 just an unstable OS? My machine is NOT cluttered with sketchy programs. Seldom have anything more than iTunes, IE, Outlook, Word or Excel running...

running a program that's actually somewhat intensive would be cringe-worthy


my far less powerful Macbook runs Windows Vista 32 with much, much less effort.

The machine is certainly set up to run 64 bit 7...

4gb ram, E6600, GeForce 9 series graphics card, Gigabyte GA-EP mobo

CPU is NOT overclocked or overheating.

A:CPU Usage constantly spikes -- even at idle. 64 bit.

found the problem.

IE64 is a complete joke.

downloaded chrome and changed the target line around to run with 64 bit architecture

cpu usage issue solved.

machine runs at ~6% with itunes, chrome, outlook, resource monitor, cpu monitor sidebar, and several office clients up and running.

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Hey i got a new laptop 3 days ago, and i noticed my RAM usage was high so i looked up some things to end processes and end startup processes that weren't important, and my RAM usage is still at a constant 1 to 1.2 GB usage. Even with no applications open and my task manager only shows about 20 processes running, it's still this high. Can anyone please help me out? is this normal? I'm running Windows 7 and my computer is supposed to have 3GB RAM but i only am ever able to have 1.7GB free. thanks in advance.

A:[SOLVED] New laptop, but my RAM Usage is constantly over 1GB! please help!

Win 7 will prefetch programs in unused ram, if the ram is be needed Windows will free it as necessary, laptop's often also share ram or have dedicated system ram for Video.

From Task manager in the physical ram box what are the Total, Cached, Available and Free numbers

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I have got a windows 7 home basic 64bits laptop with 4gb ram. At windows startup my ram usage is around 30%..and it remains so even if my laptop remains idle for an hour or so...but as soon as i open windows explorer or my computer,my ram usage starts increasing and even after closing windows explorer it goes on increasing till 85 to 90%.....but if after startup i run my antivirus scan or open my web browser it increases to around 40% and goes down on closing these..and starts shoot up again on opening windows explore...well i did run kaspersky pure 3.0,malwarebyteand housecall scan but to no result....i really need a solution to this as all i can do is run any application that does not require opening of windows explorer

A:Memory usage constantly increasing

This could be a memory leak.  
 
Use the Task Manager to see what programs are using your hdd.
 
1)  Right click on the Taskbar to open the Task Manager.
 
2)  Click on the Performance tab.
 
3)  Click on the Resource Monitor button, then click on the Disk tab.
 
4)  When the Process with Disk Activity opens you will be able to see which programs are accessing your hdd.  Watch to see if there is a process whose usage increases.  If you find one, post it back here.

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Hello,

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

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

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

The computer is running XP home.

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

A:Explorer.exe Usage Constantly Jumping To 100%

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

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Hey guys,

I'm new here and just came on to ask this question..

My Dell Inspiron laptop has been playing up recently. Its new favourite game is to have the CPU usage jump between 60-100% then stays on 100%. It makes my laptop lag and is very slow. Often get not reponding errors.

Any idea what I can do to fix this??

Cheers
 

A:Solved: CPU showing 100% Usage Constantly?

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HP pavilion dv5-1235dx laptop always saying, "high cpu usage by internet explorer" even when I only have 1 window open...windows recently promped me to install recommended updates and since then it's been worse then ever.  Before that it would happen, but not as often.  Now it seems like everytime I'm on the web it says it.  Should I just do a system restore back to before I installed updates or should something else be done?
Thanking you in advance.

A:computer constantly says high cpu usage by ie

Hello jmichaels9999
Please try to download these few programs to desktop, and Copy and Paste any logs.
Please update us if you notice any change in computer operations (good or bad)
 
Note : All programs are free, and so is all help .......... Try to keep them in the order I have asked for them, and take your time.
 
First -
Download Screen317 Security Check from Here or Here and save it to your Desktop.
Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
Please Copy/Paste the contents of that document.
Note 1:: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to
Note 2. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message, (or similar) restart computer and Security Check should run
 
 
 
Next -
Please download MiniToolBox  to desktop to run it.
 Checkmark the following boxes:
List content of Hosts
Flush DNS
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
 Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)
 
 
Next -
Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<= Full Directions Here (only Copy / Paste the link)
 
 
Next -
Please download and run RKill by Grinler.
 A black DOS box will appear for a short time and then disappear.
 This is normal and indicates the tool ... Read more

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Hello there,

I have been facing issues with explorer.exe. It is consuming 50% of cpu usage according the windows task manager. I restarted my PC several times, but no luck.

I used Process Explorer to explore the process explorer.exe and see what is taking high load but there isn't any process which is. Only explorer.exe is consuming CPU by itself.

I have also deleted everything inside 'Temp' folder.

What should I do now? How would I solve it?

Advance Thanks.

A:explorer.exe consuming 50% CPU Usage Constantly

did you check for any spyware or any running back round processes

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wont display my cpu speed in control panel and games are showing a never before steady cpu usage of 100, system restore doesnt do nothing and all virus/spy/ad progs are up to date
dell latitude d500
intel pentium M 1300mhz
640mb ram
windows xp pro sp2


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 126 AM, on 5/4/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
E:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFAGENT.EXE
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\SigmaTel AC97 Audio Drivers\stacmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\MemoryBoost\MemoryBoost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MMTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MMTray2k.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MMTrayLSI.exe
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A:cpu-gone and usage maxes out on apps

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Please print out or copy this page to notepad for easy reference when carrying out the instructions. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order they are listed. If you have any questions feel free to ask before carrying out the fixes.

Show Hidden and System files:
Go to My Computer >Tools >Folder Options >View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing / visible. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files option.

For the options that you have checked/enabled, you may uncheck them after your log is clean.
If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad, but you want to keep).

Please download all of the following programs before trying any of the fixes:

This is mainly for my benifit, im assuming quicktime put the file here, but on recent versions of Quicktime it puts the file in its own folder so I just want to check, can you do this for me before running an online virus scan.
Goto http://www.kaspersky.com/remoteviruschk

In the box under online virus scan enter C:\WINDOWS\system32\qttask.exe and press submit

Post up the results of the scan at the end.

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online scan at Trend Micro or RAV Antivirus.
Please select the autoclea... Read more

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I'm using a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop that's been in use since 2006 (was originally my brother's, but I've used it after a hard drive reformatting since 2010).  I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition with Service Pack 3 with about 2-3 GB of free space on the hard drive and 1.49 GB of RAM (I don't really have the rest of the specs available at the moment, since I'm using a different computer right now).  
 
I normally browse with Google Chrome, and at times I have as many as 10-15 tabs open at once, but now I'm only have three (and usually I open Chrome's Task Manager and kill some of the tabs I'm not using).  Browsing the Internet with Chrome or Firefox while navigating Windows Explorer has never been problematic until some time recently (about a month or so ago), when I've had to either shut down/restart, hibernate, or leave the computer idle for several minutes for it to run somewhat smoothly again for a while, before it goes back to being slow.  This is especially noticeable when I'm watching Flash videos, because I often feel like I need to stop and restart the video with hopes of watching it smoothly, but it continues to be choppy, and even scrolling up and down while browsing the Internet gets troublesome.
 
I've already disabled Pepper Flash and a few other Chrome plugins that I'm not using, and the only extension I'm using for Chrome is AdBlock Plus.  I've also installed an older Flash player on the computer, but that didn't he... Read more

A:CPU usage constantly at 100%, navigating gets incredibly slow

You don't have enough free space on the Windows partition.
 
You need to reflect approx 15% of the Windows partition as free space.
 
My suggestion would be remove all video files/games from the C: partition to either another partition or other storage media.
 
Once you have provided at least the minimum free space percentage...run the chkdsk /r command on the Windows partition.  Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter.  Type Y in new screen and hit Enter.  Reboot...the command will execute...upon completion, the system will boot into Windows.
 
A potentially useful tool for finding your largest files:  WinDirStat - http://download.cnet.com/WinDirStat/3000-2248_4-10614593.html .
 
Louis

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Hello,

I'm running Windows XP (don't know which service pack). I'm also running AOL 9.0. I know that AOL isn't in vogue anymore, but it does ok for me. My problem is that when AOL launches, it starts running in about 27 meg or so. But then, and without me doing anything, it just continues to increase memory size and after awhile, when I check Taskmanager, it's typically using over 100 meg. By this time, I can usually hear the internal fan running faster, and at that point, I typically have to kill the process and restart it. I've reloaded the AOL software, but that doesn't help.

I don't understand this, and I hope that someone can help me with it. Why would ANY software launch in one amount of memory, then continuously increase its usage of memory, especially without anyone interacting with the software?

Thanks,
Louis

A:Why is my process constantly increasing memory usage?

Okay hate to say it, but AOL is going to be the problem. Yes it's "comfy" etc... but it's also bloaty, slow and full of gunk that hawgs up the System Resources. When I do a computer, I uninstall every single thing that has the letters "A", "O", and "L" in them, and make the customer put effort and time into slowing their system back down to what it was when they first gave it to me.

It was a good question, as to why a software would continuously increase it's size, etc... and I haven't the technical answer, but in general it simply a matter of who is using your computer, and for what purposes. It's a philosophical question that I think everyone should consider. There are TONS of "freeware" programs (Google, Adobe, Java, etc...) that "do things" we know about and like, but they also "do things" we don't know about and wouldn't like if we knew what it was that they were doing.

Such as hawging up System Resources while constantly "updating" for no reason that benefits (me) the User. I make a point of deleting almost all "updaters" from the registry of every computer I work on, and no one has ever complained. (However, iTunes will make a great fuss and refuse to work if you kill it's "updaters".)

For no reason other than it is coercing you to allow it's useless (to you) existance to continue on your computer. If you remove it, iTunes will stop working as punishment.... Read more

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I accidentally went forward with the latest updates last night, and ever since then I've been having problems. Everything works for a very short period of time, maybe a minute, and then it freezes. I can't click any links, I can't exit out, nothing. After a few seconds to a minute or so I can again do whatever, but shortly after it once again freezes.

In the period of time that it's froze up, I can get it working again, but only by having the Windows Task Manager opened up on the screen with Firefox.

It seems to instantly hang up every single time I switch from one tab to another. When I switch from one tab to another one, once in the new tab I can't do anything unless I open Task Manager, put it on the front, then once I go back to the Firefox screen it works. Ugh! Regardless though, even when I'm working in a single tab, like I said, the problem starts after a very short period of time.

Please let me know what to do, even if I have to go back to the former version of Firefox. Right now though, it's practically unusable.

I've never had this problem before with Firefox, not like this. I know it is indeed Firefox since I'm not having the same "hangup" issue with any other program. It's only in Firefox. If anyone can help me, please do so. I only use Firefox on my computer, and I really don't want to have to switch browsers. Thanks!
 

A:Firefox constantly freezes, pushes my CPU Usage to 100%.

I just went back to 2.whatever, the last one of 2.x, and it's not having the same problem.
 

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

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

A:Laptop usage constantly jumping around when idle CPU

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

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

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This recently started after my second harddrive died and I removed it.

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Hi,

My computer memory usage is at 27% and very slowly climbing up. I noticed that a lot of svchosts.exe using a ton of physical memory with one at around 162k. Is this normal?

This issue all started when my computer would automatically turn off whenever I would watch a video on YouTube or on a Java Chat. It didn't before, and my computer would run pretty quietly with physical memory usually around 1-2% used. I have 8 gigs of ram and have a Gateway LX6810-01 model desktop. Anyways, I first tried to fix what I could (ex Windows Update, rebooting computer, etc). It still didn't work. I spoke with Gateway tech support (since my computer is still under warranty). They went through some basic stuff then one person had me flash my bios. After this, the problem of shutting down went away, BUT now my computer's fan is constantly on and the physical memory is used around 27%.

Please help and advise if possible. I've attached the copy of the HJT log as well as pasted it below. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:44:00 AM, on 9/21/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartCopy\SmartCopy.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartLauncher\SmartLauncher.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast... Read more

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Hi there,
a couple of days ago my laptop (with Windows 7) started to use all the available RAM (8 GB), although not a single application was started. The task manager showed that the windows explorer (explorer.exe) is using almost all of the RAM. It begins to raise continuously the used amount of RAM until there's no more memory left and then the explorer crashes and restarts itself. Then the process repeats again until the RAM is fully used and so on...
I've searched for a solution online, but found none that worked for me.
So I've looked into the resource monitor and found that there's some serious network activity coming from/to the explorer.exe and this is related somehow to my problem. I've reconfigured my firewall and created a new rule that forbids both the incoming and the outgoing connections from/to the explorer.exe. That seems to work and now everything is back to normal. But if I turn the firewall off, then the problem comes back immediately.

So the question is: what is causing this problem? I've ran the windows defender to scan the system, but it came with no results. Is it some known virus/malware etc. or is it rather some kind of memory leak?
 

A:explorer.exe - memory usage constantly rising

Try using CurrPorts from Nirsoft. It will give you plenty of information. No installation required. Just run the executable file.
 

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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum so hopefully I've posted this properly. I also don't know much of the ins and outs of computers but can follow instructions.

My issue: I recently updated my graphics driver from ver.310 to ver.314 and since then my computer's been restarting itself at various times. The graphics driver my not be the source of the problem but it just was the time when the issue began. Since then I've done various system restores and also one system reformat on instructions from another troubleshooting mission (have been to many forums prior to this).

Some times my computer will force restart before the log in screen appears, sometimes after i've logged in but before I've opened programs, sometimes once I've been browsing the web for 5 mins, and sometimes after 4 hours. It is really random and as it's happened so often I haven't thought to log each time (i'm in the middle of uni semester and haven't had the time to fully investigate the issue so i've just gone with it for the moment).

Sometimes the screen goes black, then reappears, and it says the graphics driver stopped working. More often than not though it'll just shut down and start it's cycle of restarting multiple times (sometimes without even being able to turn back on and me having to force shut down and walk away for an hr).

I've attached the zip file as per instructions and I hope I've given the right information. Am happy to answer any other questions to the best of my ability.

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A:BSOD constantly at various levels of computer usage

Security App

Crashes indicate Norton being a possible cause. Remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials to see if it provides more stability. Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes, both recommended from a strict BSOD perspective.

Microsoft Security Essentials, Free antivirus for windows

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free


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All your BSOD's are consistent of Bug Check 116, go through this link for more information on troubleshooting the error code. STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting








  
Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen


What you are experiencing is a TDR event (Timeout Detection & Recovery). There are many causes of these events, mostly hardware related. Please read my checklist below and see if you can diagnose your particular cause.

A couple of things jump out immediately. Your specs say you have 5GB of RAM, an odd number. That suggests that you added some RAM at some point. Mismatched or failing RAM modules can cause TDRs. You might want to test those sticks one at a time in Slot 1 before anything else. RAM problems can explain some of your other issues too.

Looking at some of your other posts I see you are running dual monitors also. This could be exposing a defect in y... Read more

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Hi, this if my first post, so please forgive me if I leave out any important details. I just came across this site after trying to figure out what was wrong with my girlfriend's computer. It's a Dell Inspiron 1521 running on Vista, and she has had it for about a year and a half now. However, soon after she got it, she has had trouble with it being extremely slow on startup and while running normally. CPU usage when doing absolutely nothing can range anywhere from 10-35%, and when actually doing stuff, it'll hit 100%. Currntly, physical memory is 1917 MB total, 1326 MB cached, and 12 MB free. There are currently 60 processes running for all users, which strikes me as a bit high.

I read some forums a few months ago and thought that perhaps the McAfee that came pre-installed was the problem, so I uninstalled that an installed AVG Free edition instead - which I think helped slightly, but it still feels extremely slow. I downloaded HiJackThis tonight and gave it a run after reading about it on some other sites, and so I'm attaching the log. I know there are some worms/Trojans among these, but I'm not sure exactly which ones I should remove and how I should go about removing it. I read the guide for HiJackThis, and it said to post on one of these forums if I had no clue I was doing, so here I am.

If there's any other information I can provide that would be helpful, please let me know, and thanks for your help in advance.
 

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A couple of weeks ago I installed a driver an M-Audio fast track audio interface i purchased - at the same time, i was afflicted by the following problem:

occasionally, when i tried clicking on any program (anything from paint to games to photoshop), the hourglass would appear before the program would suddenly stop loading. If I left it loading, it would finally load about 10 minutes later. I checked the CPU and was perturbed to find CPU usage often spiked to 50-60 or even 100%, and RAM to similar outrageous levels. I have several programs running at once (yahoo messenger, skype.etc), and closing them seems to help...HOWEVER, these episodes have been getting more frequent, and it has got to the point where I boot up the system, and can't open anything. If I try to click on anything the same thing happens, even if I try to open task manager to close the offending programs. I'm not even sure if they are to blame completely. Any idea what the problem is and how to fix it? I don't want to have to reboot and re-install everything yet again. Btw, how do you disable programs from automatically starting up when you boot up again? Anyway, help is much appreciated!

A:High CPU Usage Apps Won't load

It's possible you have some malware on your machine. Try running AdAware and SpyBot to check. To stop programs loading at startup Click Start>Run then enter msconfig in the box and press OK. On the startup tab you can deselect those programs you don't want to run at startup. You will be prompted to restart your machine. See if that makes any difference.

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hi friends,
my system working very slow. if i click taskmgr, its showing cpu usage 60-70% constantly. i am using avast home edition. i checked it thoroughly in safe mode its not found any virus. its showing 60% usage even in safe mode also. i have formatted the hard disk entirely and i installed xp professional os only. eventhough its showing only 60-70% of CPU Usage. i have nothing installed except xp professional. i am totally confused. plz help me to solve this issue.
specification:
Windows XP Professional SP2
Intel DG33FB MB
CORE2DUO 2.33GHZ
1GB DDR2 RAM
160gb seagate hard disk
thanks&regards
Rajesh

A:CPU Usage showing 60 - 70% constantly & system getting slowly process

Quote:





Originally Posted by rajesh_g


hi friends,
my system working very slow. if i click taskmgr, its showing cpu usage 60-70% constantly. i am using avast home edition. i checked it thoroughly in safe mode its not found any virus. its showing 60% usage even in safe mode also. i have formatted the hard disk entirely and i installed xp professional os only. eventhough its showing only 60-70% of CPU Usage. i have nothing installed except xp professional. i am totally confused. plz help me to solve this issue.
specification:
Windows XP Professional SP2
Intel DG33FB MB
CORE2DUO 2.33GHZ
1GB DDR2 RAM
160gb seagate hard disk
thanks&regards
Rajesh




Hi Rajesh,

If you go to the processes tab - which image is using the the most cpu %??

Thanks,

Scott

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Hi All...First post so hope it will be easy for someone!

Long story short, was given some new components so upgraded my PC. New to me but old technology perhaps..

Anyway, Clean install of windows XP pro, noticed PC was running very slow. ( no access to net at this time, clean install so no spyware or virus worries )

Got her protected and online, did a few updates and problem got worse.
CPU usage spike at 100% for alot of time because of a svchost entry. Did a search and it would appear to be a problem with the latest version of Microsoft Update. Went to the Update page and changed my settings so as not to use this and that stopped the 100% usage.

Now, reason why PC was slow in first place....CPU usage in task manager is constantly running at anything between 35-55%!! wtf? No processes are shown in task manager using this. In fact, I can show all processes reading 0% with perhaps one or two flicking between 0-2% but the total usage is still 35-55%.

Any ideas how I can find whats using the CPU so much? Was going to do a reformat and start again but wondered if I could get some help here first.

If I have left anything out or you need more info, please ask.
TIA.
 

A:CPU usage constantly around 35-55%, no process shown using in task manager

OK, not sure if this hinas anything to do with it but just checked my Event Viewer and in the system error log, there is a huge lis containing the same error... EL2000

I believe this to be something to do with my on board 3com lan controller. Have updated the driver from the Abit site but still same error.... driver has encountered an internal error
 

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My parents have a virus infestation that is worse than anything I have ever seen. Directly off of startup, explorer.exe takes up 100% cpu usage regardless of what is running in the background or if the internet is disconnected. I tried manipulating startup processes using msconfig to see if there is anything funky going on there, removed what I didn't recognize...no effect. I tried using the virus scans that are proposed at the pre-posting introduction to this part of the forums, none of them were able to run without the computer restarting somewhere in the middle of the scan, so I'm afraid I can't provide you all with any information about what the problem may be. When I scanned the computer with avast security suite 4.1, I saw that it detected some kind of a worm and some Trojans, one Trojan-Gen and three other ones... however when I went to view the detection history, they weren't available for reasons that are beyond me. All I do know is that I'll be reformatting their hard drive if nobody can offer me a solution. Here is the log file: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:47:40 PM, on 12/20/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\... Read more

A:Explorer.exe Takes 100% Cpu Usage Constantly, Viruses Unknown

Hi, Our apologies for the delay--we're really swamped with logs and people needing help. Did you reformat? If you still require help, please post a new fresh log so I can see if anything has changed.If you have not done so already, please do the initial cleanup steps in the following instructions before posting your new log: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThen instead of just posting an HijackThis log, please only do the following that will include one:Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts. If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimizedCopy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt and the extra.txt in your next reply. If you have any problems with the logs, both can be found in C:\Deckard\System Scanner.Your log shows you are infected and we will work on that once you post back. In addition your log shows that you are running two antivirus programs--this will cause more problems and may account for some of your symptoms. Never install more than one antivirus. The protection they provide is necessary, but having more than one running in the background at t... Read more

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Hello wonderful analysts,

My laptop's issues began a couple of days ago, and I've spent a number of hours trying to fix it, to no avail.

SYMPOMS:

1. The most troubling and obvious problem is that the commit charge (as I watch in the Task Manager) rises about 1 M every 2 seconds while the computer is idle / no open programs. Memory use continues to rise until the system runs out of memory, at which point it automatically increases the Virtual Memory.

Then total memory usage slowly rises to the new limit. When it is reached, programs randomly shut down and I can't open new programs. It becomes nearly impossible to even bring up the Shut Down Windows dialog.

None of the processes listed in Task Manager list a Memory Usage stat that comes close to explaining the huge total usage.

2. A secondary problem is that the system will not shut down properly (even if I try to turn it off while there's still plenty of memory available). The shut down process proceeds as follows: Individual programs are automatically stopped, desktop icons and the task bar disappear. Remaining are my wallpaper and cursor (Which still moves around when i move the mouse), but the process stops there. The computer never actually shuts down, and I'm forced to do a manual power off (holding power button for 8 seconds).

3. Also, when I try to run sysedit from the Run dialog, I get an error message: "sysedit // The handle is invalid." I've never tried to use sysedit before this... Read more

A:Constantly rising memory usage - unknown infection

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

We'll begin with ComboFix. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

**Note: It is important that ComboFix is saved directly to your desktop**

Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console. This will help us restore your system in the event of a serious crash. It's very simple to complete and will only take a few moments. A quick guide is detailed below.

Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
See here for a guide to... Read more

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Hey guys.I have a fair few scanners and such on my pc as you should see in the hjt log, but even though when I look at that speedupmypc3 program from uniblue, everything is "high" BUT... my computer doesn't get below 50% cpu usage. I can't find the problem. I have ran uniblue spyeraser and registry booster, spybot, reg mech, reg cure, c cleaner stuff like that, and it all comes up clean... besides a few bad registry keys and such, unknown files, missing files and what not.Any help would be HIGHLY appreciated.ThanxDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by w0lfm4n on 2008-06-06 21:18:58Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --75: 2008-06-06 11:19:17 UTC - RP139 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point74: 2008-06-06 10:44:48 UTC - RP138 - SpyEraser 06_06_2008_20_44_3873: 2008-06-06 08:45:27 UTC - RP137 - Uniblue RegistryBooster72: 2008-06-05 08:14:35 UTC - RP136 - Unsigned driver install71: 2008-06-05 08:11:35 UTC - RP135 - Installed Speed S8800i-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-04-15 05:47:09 UTC - RP65 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as w0lfm4n.exe) ---------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis ... Read more

A:Svchost.exe Not Sure What It Is. Comp Hits 100% Usage Constantly. Don't Know How To Solve It

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days, please post a new HijackThis log. Thank you for your patience.If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped.

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My CPU usage meter runs real high, sometimes all the way up to 100%, even when the PC is idle and not doing anything! This is really slowing my system down. I'm thinking it could be some kind of virus or spyware. Please help! Here are my scans.


DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Krish Sincere at 18:43:53.54 on Fri 07/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18783 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.765 [GMT -4:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081219-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081219-0] *enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:CPU Usage Meter Running High & PC Running Slow!

Still seeking help!!

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It just keeps going back to this setting. I know about it and regularly adjust now, so it's more of just an annoyance now. But it caused me to reinstall windows twice before even thinking of this problem.

I'd really appreciate any advice, and sorry if this isn't the correct subforum.

A:Disk space usage for system restore constantly resetting to 50% of HD

This is a known problem that is sometimes caused by third party software, I just cant remember the name of the program that causes it, hopefuly someone else will fill us in

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hey everyone! i've been having this issue for a while now and well Firefox simply uses A LOT of CPU usage
and my Adobe Flash keeps constantly crashing so often this had never happened before

Things i've tried
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Used CCleaner to clean out everything on my browsers (except passwords and saved user info)
anti virus program etc....
Things i don't want to do
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completely make firefox fresh (as in deleting all my add ons etc)
use other browsers.

A:Firefox taking a lot of CPU Usage + Adobe Flash constantly crashing

Hi:

To a large extent, RAM (memory) is there to be used.
Firefox will use what it needs, especially on content- and graphics-heavy sites.
That is done to provide you with the optimal browsing experience.
Re: CPU usage: you don't provide any data as to how much is "a lot", as far as your CPU usage is concerned?

It's not recommended to use CCleaner or other utilities to "clean" Firefox -- such cleaners and tweakers can actually damage a program.
The power users and experts over at forums.mozillazine.org suggest that one should let Firefox clean up after itself.

In any event, standard troubleshooting for Firefox begins here:

Standard Diagnostic - Firefox
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Fix slowness, crashing, error messages and other problems

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Greetings, this just started today.
 
Windows 8.1 Dell Inspiron laptop here.
 
My Internet today is constantly saying that it is receiving at 7 Mbps, even when I'm not doing anything.  Looking in the Performance Monitor, the thing taking up the network is an svchost (netsvcs), but lists its address as "a23-216-11-90.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com" which I find suspicious.  There are other svchost.exe's; another one gives its address as "https-68-142-107-129.lax.llnw.net".  I am near that location geographically, but not sure what it is or why it's taking so much network. 
 
(While I was typing this the svchost taking up the most memory changed address to "cds1174.lax.llnw.net".)
 
Looking in the Details of Task Manager, I see many svchost.exe, but all are in C:\Windows\System32, so that appeared normal.
 
The Avast! icon in the tray is constantly spinning, which makes me nervous.  It just updated today, too.  I ran a Quick Scan with Avast! which returned no threats found.
 
Restarting the computer did not fix this behavior. 
 
I don't think this should be related to a Windows Update as I saw suggested somewhere else; a manual check for updates shows nothing is waiting.  But just in case:  also, looking through my Windows Updates, a couple of weeks ago, my Windows Defender said an update was cancelled.  Should I be alarmed by this; is there any way to make it update?  I use Avast! s... Read more

A:High network usage, Avast! constantly thinking, suspicious

Hello,
 
please download MiniToolBox by Farbar and save it to your desktop.
 
Run tool as Administrator and make sure that these options are checked :
 
Flush DNS
Reset IE Proxy Settings
Reset FF Proxy Settings
List Installed Programs
 
Post log here .
 
Step 2
 
Download TFC by OldTimer and save it to your desktop.
 
Run it as Administrator and click on Start button.
 
If programs need reboot, allow it to do so.
 
NOTE: IF your desktop disappears, don't panic, it's normal.
 
Step 3
 

Scan with Malwarebytes AntiRootkit
 
Please download MBAR and save it to your desktop.
 
Run tool as Administrator, tool will extract itself, and then launch.
 
Click Next to accept terms and conditions, and click Update to obtain latest definitions.
 
If malware is found click on Cleanup button , but make sure that Create restore point option is checked before proceeding !
 
Program will ask you to restart, allow it to do so.
 
Note: If you're experiencing internet connection issues or other anomalies after running MBAR and removal of rootkits, it is recommended to run fixdamage.exe located inside mbar folder. Run it as Administrator and press Y if asks you do you want to continue.
 
Step 4
 

Scan with Norton Power Eraser
 
CAUTION: NPE uses aggressive methods to detect and remove malware,so do not touch any of settings !
 
Download NPE by Symantec and save it to your desktop.
 
Run t... Read more

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svchost.exe constantly increases physical memory usage as it can reache 100 000K!
Can you see anything wrong? Thanks for your help in advance!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:16:16, on 08/06/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\Mixer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINNT\Datecs\Flex2K.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mdm.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\cidaemon.exe
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Ive looked all over for the cure, but nothing works.
When this first started, comp usage was 100% , SVCHOST.exe pops up in the task manager, so I d/l process explorer and looked what was going on.
Ill show you what I have ran across


I havent installed anything, it was just a sudden problem.
It seems to be explorer.exe related.

Hijack log:
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YAHOOM~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Elston\My Documents\HiJackThis_v2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\winservicehost.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Li... Read more

A:svchost.exe - explorer.exe computer usage spiking, hourglass constantly flashing.

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Strange problem that has cropped up on my fathers computer (not mine). We both use Office 2007 and Windows XP altho I believe he updated to service pack 3 and I decided not to.Basically any time he tries to save or print or access anything from the Office main menu in ANY Office 2007 application (including but not limited to Word and Excel) the program simply closes with no error message generated. This is repeatable 100% of the time. I can't even run the Office update tool without it crashing.I have read and reviewed the information found in the KB http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=918165 even tho the issue there is over 2 years old.I have gone through his registry and the suggested entries found in that KB are already there. I have also removed all HP programs, software, and drivers (and restarted) and disconnected his printer just in case, no improvement.I have added Verclsid.exe to the safe list of Norton 360 which is running on his system, no change.I have also started his computer in minimal safe mode, no improvement.We have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling Office 2007, no improvement.Any other ideas would be appreciated, thank you very much.

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This issue has been pointed out but mixed inside a bunch of posts. In the latest fast ring build 19476, it is worse and does not stop on its own. The major symptom is that the screen cursor on the desktop will flash a blue ring every second or two. Also the CPU usage is up around 8-10% while just idling. Task manager shows that the wsappx> appXSCV is using up the CPU cycles.
The solution is to turn off the Background Apps in the privacy button in settings. I think the new builds turn it back on every time there is an update in the fast ring.

here is the tutorial:
Background Apps - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I was wondering what would it take to find out why a CPU would constantly run?
 

A:Cpu Constantly Running

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I have a Dell.. with Windows Vista. The computer sounds like its constantly running even when I am not doing anything on it at all. I have scanned with Malware Anti bytes. I have mcaffee anti virus on the computer. when I do my task manager there is dwm.exe that uses 43,560K memory , explorer.exe uses around 53,800K, and iexplore is using 43,450K , I have 58 proccesses running, CPU usage is 52% and Physical Memory is 44%, that is with me just on here typing this, with mcaffee running...is that normal? I have looked up pretty well everything in that list and it all seems normal. I have included a HiJack this log to see if there is something in it can someone please let me know. I would appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:58:08 AM, on 15/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Users\Sweetc\Desktop\Programs\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microso... Read more

A:Constantly running

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I have a Compaq Presario PC, windows XP W/SP2 installed. Model # SR1503WM. The CPU constantly runs whether computer is being used or not. I have checked the task manager and it shows CPU as 0% and compaq connections agent as the only application running. I have 1.24GB of RAM installed. I have Norton installed and AVG and have checked for spyware and computer seems to be clean of any. The unit seems to be cool as it is not hot when felt or air from it, and also is free of dust clogging vents and inside of unit. What could be the problem. It is 2 years old this month. The noise runs me crazy after a while, thanks!
 

A:CPU constantly running

Hello Lutzlady. There maybe something at the end of this link that will help you out.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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Over the past couple of days my laptop has declined in its speed and is constantly running at 100% process. I have done a virus scan with AVG and have found no results that have caused a threat to my system and i have tried to delete a few program files but to no success. I am stuck at what to do really next? Any help would be great

Here is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:48:19 PM, on 7/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
D:\Microsoft Office 2007\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card Configuration Utility\utility.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Model: Lenovo S41   The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions?  Thanks 

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Model: Lenovo S41  
 
The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions? 
 
Thanks 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:S41 - Fan constantly running

That is usually caused by the vents that allow air to be drawn over the CPU heat sink being clogged with dust   Once the CPU gets hot, the system will slow down, and eventually just shut down to protect itself from a meltdown.     I would try using a vacuum cleaner hose and a can of computer cleaning air to blow/suck out the dust and see if that helps.     I that still fails, you may have to remove the base cover (see page 34 of the Lenovo S41/U41 Hardware Maintenance Manual) and clean the fan manually.     In rare case the heat sinks fail, or the thermal heatsink compund beween the CPU and the heat sink cracks and fails to transfer heat to the heat sink efficiently, mut most likely you will find the system is full of dust. Lenovo used to have a fan cleaning program in the Lenovo Energy Managment software, but I think it removed it for some reason.    It is supposed to run the fan backwards and forwards at high speed to try to clean the dust, but if it is really plugged, it probably will not work. Good luck. Lenovo S41/U41 S41-35 S41-70 S41-75 U41-70 Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_s41-35_s41-70_s41-75_u41-70_hmm_201503.pdf 

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In Windows Task Manager, under the Performance Tab, my CPU is showing at 100% permanently. I've tried closing down some of the high runner processes but nothing makes any difference.

I've run several cleaners (RegCure, CCleaner etc) but again nothing makes any difference.
My PC is constantly freezing, hanging, sputtering and is becoming unusable.

I also noticed that when I manage to perform a normal shutdown, everything goes normally BUT my screen stays on, and the power button light remains on, but I can hear the drives and fan stopping. I then have to perform a manual powerdown by holding the on/off button for about 8-10 seconds.

My machine is a 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 Compaq Presario, 18 month old, O/S is Windows XP Home Edition, with SP 2.
Anyone out there have any ideas?
Thanks in advance
 

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

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It seems I have had some lag of late, and I thought it was due to a loose connection in my CD-RW....but since I have completely removed the CD-RW, as it seemed to stop the lag for a day or so, i continue to get the same thing over again...CPU constantly running resulting in lag

It isnt spyware/or a virus, as I've check into that pretty thoroughly...

To me, it sounds like the CPU is constantly running and is somewhat loud during gaming...causing lag...
Anyone's help would be appreciated?

ty, Justin
 

A:CPU constantly running...

right click the task bar and open the task manager, click the processes tab and look at the columns for both CPU and for memory usage. Use the msconfig.exe to check what apps are starting up with bootup too. or try this; http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
 

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Hi,

I have two computers, one computer runs smoothly at a cpu level of around 10%, and has less RAM, hard drive space, and runs more cpu related tasks, it has a duel core 2.4, my other computer, however, runs at 100% all the time, no matter how many processes I kill in tskmgr.exe, it runs incredibly slow, it has a duel core 2.2.

I've ran malwarebytes, CCleaner, registry cleaner, defrag, and it still runs at 100%, it didn't used to do this, it's happened for at least two months, but it keeps getting worse.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 232273 MB, Free - 71833 MB; D: Total - 232275 MB, Free - 58090 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, SJV50TR
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled

Please, if you know what I need to do to get my CPU running healthily, please tell me.

The highest process (CPU) Is Hamachi with 20%.
 

A:CPU running at 100% Constantly

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Hi,

I hope you can help with this problem. My friend computer is running at 100% virtually all the time and the computer keeps freezing up. I have attached the "HiJackThis" report.

Kind regards

Tony Farthing
 

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I justed did a clean install of my operating system now my cpu is constantly running at100%. My system specs are for the cpu 3.0 ghz with HT and 512mb ram.
 

A:my cpu is constantly running at 100% help me

Maybe you have a virus

Could be that you have a virus, Last time I did a clean istall, i got one doing windows update.

Hey, buy another 512! too, :hotbounce
 

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My CPU usage is always running at 50-55%, which it wasn't doing a week ago. When I check the "Processes" tab under Task Manager, there isn't any application/browser/programs that are taking up that cpu usage. I also ran a virus check with TrendMicro and it came up with nothing. I'd like to be able to know what is running in the background and stop it. It's making work related programs and browsing more slow.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:23:17 PM, on 10/31/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
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A:CPU Constantly Running at 50-55%

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Hi, posted yesterday re the fan on my HP running all the time, dusted the fans as per the reply but it's still blowing.

Someone who came over last night looked at a performance table somewhere on the computer and said that alot of the programs were running 99% thus setting the fan off. He didn't know any more and I can't remember how he got to that info? Help please!
 

A:CPU running fan constantly?

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Hello,Pasting in contextual information from another topic ~ OBHere is a little history.March 30th A Windows problem first became evident as the CPU spiked to 100% and on reboot, Windows would not boot up stating it could be a hardware or software problem. At that time I thought it was the motherboard and had it swapped out because the error I had was different but the symtoms were the same prior to the system not booting.April 6th got the laptop back from HP and put in my HD to boot from. It worked for a day and then the CPU spiking issue was found, only this time with no failure to boot.Since that date I have tried to isolate the issue but to no avail. I have tried various restore dates and images, as well as manipulating the data on the master image (delete WoW before issue is active and reinstall it from scratch). None of it has worked.My latest attempt was to restore from my oldest image available [the other night]. It was left restoring and hasn't been tested yet. I am not sure if the "issue" will be visible on it. I tested one last night 3-4 weeks later (Feb 16th date) and it was but apparently never became active for close to 2 months...End of added material. ~ OBThis is in reference to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic219056.html and http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/218815/cpu-runs-at-100-constantly/.I have attached the log files that you requested. I had to run this from safe mode however. It still took close to 10-15 minutes to create.I have re... Read more

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

Hello All,

I wanted to provide an update to this. I blew away the image last night hoping to restore from the factory settings and get it up and running. That worked for about an hour before the symptoms came back. That normally leads me to think that there is something on my home network that is passing a virus along before I can patch windows, but to add further confusion to this topic, the same situation has occurred on my work laptop. Both are HP NC6400. That is the only similarity. The work laptop is running XP and my home machine Vista. I had both machines rebuilt and the work one without ever stepping into my house exhibited the same issue on a fresh build. Is it possible that there is something resident in the BIOS of these machines, or that a Virus screwed up the CPU's?

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my cpu ? or red led light on my tower permantely flickers and the hard drive permantely runs. when i look in task manager the only file running is aolsoftware.exe. it runs even when iam not on aol. here is my hijack report.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:03:46, on 26/06/2007
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.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\avgemc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Voyager100Test\fts.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gsicon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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Hi, i just got my Lenovo 501S-14IKB today. Everything is working fine, its super fast in comparison to my old laptop. Only problem is, that the fan seems to run all the time and is making noticable noise. the temperature of the cpu aer all in the range of 20 only the hd was at 34. so normally that are not temperatures where cooling is needed. If i let the notebook idle for 2 min it goes dead silent but starts again even if i just scroll down a homepage. And even if i start programms whicht take more resources, the fan does not get louder. Is there anyway to controll the fan? Help would be really appreciated, Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english  

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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.

A: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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My computer has been acting really crappy lately.
Really slow
I can get on the internet but the links take forever or the no response
cpu is running at 100%
We get a microsoft no response and have to reboot or if you control alt delete it says that there is nothing it is working on even though you have click on a program. Programs freeze constantly and take forever to get to another excel sheet as an example.
I have norton internet sercurity, I have done iolo system mechanics 6
we have run our adware
I have run pc pit stop on the computer which said it found trojans. Are all my problems caused by these and can you suggest a product to take them off.
If it is not a trojan that is slowing down the computer what other suggestion do you have for me. I really don't understand what is making the cpu run a 100%
Thank you for your time and help
 

A:cpu running at 100% and constantly freezing

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I just received a new HP 22-b052 AIO yesterday and as soon as I started it up, I could hear the fan on the left side (or right side from the back) constantly running. The sound from far away is unnoticeable but when I'm in front of it, it is loud. Is this normal for HP AIO (All in One)? I called HP tech support and spent hours recovering and reinstalling BIOS, running hardware tests but to no avail.  Also, could I replace the fan? Is this PC customizable, would I be able to switch out the mobo and CPU (and of course fan)? 

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Have run Spybot, CCleaner, Malwarebytes AntiMalware and defragged - no problems found. As of the last week or so the cpu load is almost always 50%, sometimes it flicks up or down 1 or 2%. Only other problem I seem to be having is that Windows media player network sharing has not been working with my xbox 360. It tries to access the connection and keeps timing out. TVersity runs fine over the same connection.HIJackTHis and root logs follow:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:00:44 PM, on 10/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:explorer.exe running at 50% constantly

Is there any other info I can give to help?Hello Last 10 Posts [ In reverse order ]jarofpants,We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The reason we ask this or do not respond to your requests is because that would remove you from the active queue that Techs and Staff have access to. The malware staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.That is why I have made an edit to your last post, instead of a reply. Please do not multiple post here, as that only pushes you further down the queue and causes confusion to the staff.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.Thank you for understanding.Regards,The weatherman (Moderator)

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Can anyone off assistance? I have a dell laptop and a friend of mine was using it over the weekend. This person was accessing 'myspace' and 'myspace im' which I think surfaced this problem. When I started up my computer I got this STOP error: IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL

So I inserted my windows xp pro OS disc and tried to re-install. Well now, the egg timer is constantly running when I start up the system and when I look at the performance, it's at about 45% when I have nothing running. And sometimes the STOP error comes up at start up.
 

A:Egg Timer Constantly Running

Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to the XP forum for more response

Regards

eddie
 

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I am running WinXP Pro SP3 and I have had an ongoing issue with my rundll32.exe suddenly spiking to 50% and then fluctuating around there. I use all the usual suspects (Spybot, CC Cleaner, Avira Antivir, Malwarebytes) and my system is clean of viruses and malware. I have prepared a HJT log file, a task manager screenshot and a system32 screenshot. The rundll32.exe icon is not the standard white icon or icon with a symbol, but looks more like a piece of paper. Is this normal for this icon?I will provide any other information to anyone who can provide me some assistance.Thank you in advance for you time and advice.

A:RUNDLL32.EXE is Running at 50% CPU Constantly

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Have slight problem. Want to set upone of my own photos as desktop background.
Have a couple of my own photos saved in My Pictures, under My Documents.
Worked briefly. Now, when I boot up, my A drive runs constantly, until system comes
up completely. But, as soon as I click on anything on desk top, A drive starts running
again, apparently searching for needed background file?
How/where do I save my own photos for desktop background so that A drive isn't running all the time?

I'm running a Gateway 1GHz, 40GB HD, CDRW, Iomega Zip drive and Windows ME.
If I keep a Zip disk in, with photo I want on it, Drive A is quiet.
Problem began when I tried to change desktop background.

Appreciate any information!!

Please move to correct topic location if I posted under wrong topic!

Thanks

[Edited by KHahn on 07-21-2001 at 10:24 PM]
 

A:A drive constantly running?

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