wat is this Rscmpt on task manager.

March 8, 2011 at 03:31:17
Specs: Windows 2000
Hello Dude..

I am running Win2K Pro. and recently I Installed this OS. after few days my sys is slowing down, I checked with Task manager. I found that the Rscmpt was taking 89% of CPU usage. when I End the precess of it, than my system runs normal as usual.
I also checked this on GOOGLE. but No such good answr I got.

What shoukd I do to fix it....... Plz suggest me..

Thaks in advance,,,,,,,,,

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March 8, 2011 at 06:01:43
That process is related to the Nvidea chipset and has know to cause problems with Win 2K. I don't have time to research a solution, but if you can install XP or later OS, I would suggest it.

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March 8, 2011 at 08:36:28
Apparently rscmpt.exe using too much cpu time is a lot more of a problem in 2000 than it is in XP and up.

A typical "hit":

What is rscmpt.exe?


I found a link to the following in a "hit" regarding rscmpt.exe........

FAQ from the NVidia web site:

CPU usage is at 99% (rscmpt.exe)


After installing the NVIDIA display drivers which came bundled with my graphics card, my CPU usage is at 99%. The file 'rscmpt.exe' seems to be the cause. When this file is removed, my total video memory is lower than what it should be. How do I fix this?


The file "rscmpt.exe" is not part of the NVIDIA Forceware unified driver package. This file has been found packaged with drivers for other graphic card vendors. The file doubles the amount of video memory reported by Microsoft Windows and consumes around 99% of a computer's CPU. We do not know the source of this file but if it was installed on your system, it should be removed. If your graphics card video memory drops from specs listed by your graphics card manufacturer, please contact the retailer where you purchased your graphics card.

So what you do is..........

- get the NVidia video drivers / software installation file you need for your video chipset from the NVidia web site.

- See response 3 regarding disabling resident modules of anti-malware software:

- uninstall the video drivers you installed previously in Control Panel - Add or Remove programs

- Restart the computer - DO NOT install drivers when Found New Hardware pops up !!

- when the desktop screen has fully loaded, run the NVidia supplied video software installation file

- if you disabled one or more resident modules of anti-malware software, enable it / them again

If your total video memory is then lower than what it should be, you will have to make do with that, if you don't want to load the software that came with the card and run rscmpt.exe and slow down your computer.
Or buy a card with a newer video chipset.

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