cpu high usage and running slow

hop February 5, 2009 at 02:07:19
Specs: Windows XP

my laptop was performing very slow including switching it on,shutting down,hibernating and transferring file to pendrive.the cpu usage is also very high when i open 1 program or 2 programs at once n it will hit 100%.

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#1
February 5, 2009 at 04:27:38

How much RAM do you have ????
Which Process is running CPU high ???

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
Computer Speed and Performance May Decrease

When you open, then close programs,
programs may not free up RAM memory.
That is called "Memory Leak".
Restarting computer will clear out its RAM memory.
OR
install more RAM memory.

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
How to Defragment Your Disk Drive Volumes in Windows XP

To have more RAM available at startup,
You can do Start, then RUN, then type
msconfig
Then uncheck items in the Startup tab.

To find out what each Startup(or Process) item
does or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Task...
Task List Programs
OR
http://www.processlibrary.com/
The Process Library

Most Virus and Spyware scans are likely to work better in Windows Safe-Mode.


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#2
February 5, 2009 at 06:00:03

It was slow, or it is slow? Like Chuck said, how much RAM do you have? What's your HDD capacity and free disk space? What's your pagefile set to?

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#3
February 5, 2009 at 23:33:20

my laptop has 1GB RAM and HDD capacity is 60GB.i got 24GB of free disk space.I can't defrag my laptop because it says access denied.there's a message saying C:\Windows\system32\dfrg.msc

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#4
February 6, 2009 at 05:06:11

You might try the following on that dfrg.msc file that is in the system32 folder ---
http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

OR
You try doing
defrag.exe
in the RUN box.

I run such things while in Windows Safe-Mode.
Far fewer programs running in the background.


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#5
February 7, 2009 at 04:05:53

I've defrag my laptop and now it was back to normal.

thanks a lot 4 helping.


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