100% CPU usage

Cicero
February 13, 2007 at 11:08:02
Specs: XP, P4 2.2Ghz 1.5 G ram

Hi,
My Cpu is showing 100% usage when I start up my computer? System idle is also close to 100 so I think this is good. After a couple of hours the % usage goes down. I scan my computer regularly. I also have all the lastest drivers. Any ideas?
Thanks

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#1
February 13, 2007 at 13:23:29

How many programs are running in the background? go to run and type msconfig then click on the startup tab. in there is a list of programs that are always running in the background some you need running in the background like anti-virus software etc, while other you don't need and can be started manully when you use them.

Toi find out what each ne means and whether or not you need them running all the time go here and type in each startup name to see what it is.

http://www.pcreview.co.uk/startup/

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#2
February 13, 2007 at 14:42:13

Crusher31:

I am confused it sounds like you are saying it is both at 100 percent CPU usage and 100 percent system idle process. 100 percent CPU usage and 100 percent system idle (on the processes tab of task manger) are opposites. Which one is it? If you are saying after everything loads then system idle goes to near 100 percent that is fine....it is normal for many computers to use near 100 percent CPU time on bootup as all of the ram-resident programs loadup. I am not saying this applies to you, but I have seen many people (and some default installs that came with computers) have over ten icons showing for ram-resident programs in the system tray. Usually at least 30 percent of these can be disabled with minimum to no effect on the system and in turn free up memory, cpu and network resources.


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#3
February 13, 2007 at 18:19:02

HI,
What I ment to say is in the cpu column the sys idle is at around 100 but the cpu % is saying 100%. When I start up there is about 47 processes. Is that too much??

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#4
February 14, 2007 at 08:03:39

The system idle is normally 99% which is good cause that means that your processing is only at 1%.

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#5
March 19, 2007 at 13:46:49

HI! My cpu is always at 100% I tried to make some place on the disk (now at almost 70% free space) I have scanned it and made a defrag but still at 100% any idea??

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#6
March 19, 2007 at 22:08:55

I think that I have found my problem. in my task manager in processes I looked at system that was using 99% of my cpu. I did not close it because I tought it could be something very important :P, but it was only a kind of spyware named system, I ended this processe and now my cpu is 2%!!


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