Cpu runs continuously at 50%

May 9, 2012 at 08:31:46
Specs: Windows 7, 1.83GHz/4.00 GB
Hello,

I have a Gateway p-6860fx windows 7 ultimate 64-bit Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz and 4 GB RAM and when i start my laptop it leave it doing nothing one CPU is running 100% and the other normally at 0% - 5%. Does anyone knows what causes this?

Thanks a lot.


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#1
May 9, 2012 at 08:38:20
Well, let me look at your Task Manager and see.

. . . I can't quite make out what's on your screen from here. Sorry. Maybe you could tell us instead?

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#2
May 9, 2012 at 08:47:16
ok! :)

When I open my Task Manager at applications is only open the browser and when I go to processes, I click on the option that says "show processes from all users", I see System Idle Process uses 50%-63% of CPU and second at my list is System that uses 28%-41%.
At Performance My overall CPU usage is 50%-60% and RAM at 1.76GB of 4GB

If you need more information let me know.


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May 9, 2012 at 09:00:43

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#4
May 9, 2012 at 09:16:57
download malwarebytes anti malware and perform a full system scan delete what it finds

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#5
May 9, 2012 at 09:32:15
System Idle Process is the free CPU time. It should be ignored.
System is best described as OS stuff, drivers, and whatnot.

I assume System hits 50%+?

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#6
May 9, 2012 at 09:40:47
system processes should run at system startup thats normal but they should not be running when the pc is at idle unless there is an infection or something is performing an update. try with malwarebytes and delete what it finds

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#7
May 9, 2012 at 09:47:52
Side question: Does the high usage go away if you close Firefox and kill any errant plugin-containers?

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#8
May 9, 2012 at 09:52:38
System hits 30%-40% and not only at startup but continuously as many time I leave my pc on.

here is a print screen of my task manager shoing the Processes By CPU usage

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#9
May 9, 2012 at 10:32:03
Yeah, I agree with the Malwarebytes suggestion. If that doesn't pan out and it isn't Firefox, let me know. 'Cause things will get technical.

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#10
May 9, 2012 at 14:39:32
I have delete all Malwarebytes suggestions and restart my pc but the problem still exist.
I have close Firefox and some other processes and neither does this help.
I forgot to say that few weeks agoI had that problem but it was repaired by itself. Now i have the same problem again.

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#11
May 9, 2012 at 15:18:04
Here is my task manager with all the left processes. Please let me know if i have to remove any other process, that probably is responsible for the problem.

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#12
May 9, 2012 at 15:19:22
Just to clarify - you downloaded & installed Malwarebytes Antimalware, updated it, then ran a FULL system scan from Safe Mode?

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#13
May 9, 2012 at 16:20:59
I have just finished my second scan with Malwarebytes Antimalware (updated) on Safe Mode and none object was detected.
I have the trial version if this mean something...

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#14
May 9, 2012 at 20:26:45
After running Malwarebytes, update your antivirus program and run that also, Safe mode is best if you suspect a problem.
UNinstall programs you never use, especially those that were included with the computer that you have no use for.
Run msconfig and go to the Start Tab, Uncheck all except Microsoft and your antivirus program, Apply and Restart the machine.
Run Disk Clean Up - repeat monthly.
Clean out your browser's History, Cookies, Temp Internet Files, Etc. - repeat weekly.
Disable or delete browser add ons you really do not need.
Install Process Explorer (from Microsoft) to better monitor your running processes.

If all else fails, back up and do a factory restore and updates again.
Better yet, reinstall from a new Retail version of Windows 7 and only install drivers from Gateway's site. Most factory installs, you would be doing good if your idle reaches over 85% but with good maintenance a clean install should be capable of idle processes of over 98%. If there are not any updates waiting in the background, my system typically will sit between 98% and 100% idle until I launch something.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#15
May 9, 2012 at 22:35:30
Well, that's a drastic way to deal with a buggy wireless driver.

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#16
May 11, 2012 at 08:54:03
Okay, so let's go over your options:
1) Ignore it - Valid choice, but not a valid solution.
2) Nuke it from orbit - If it's a virus/malware, it'll get rid of your problem, and it's the only way to be sure you got rid of the malware. If it's a bad driver, the problem will come back if you don't upgrade do a non-buggy version of the drivers.
3) Believe in my physic powers - I don't, but that doesn't mean you can't! Download the latest Intel driver for your WAN. (I'm assuming your wireless chip will work with the generic Intel drivers. More physic powers.) If it is the driver, you should notice an improvement as soon as you reboot. If not, you'll be wasting time and there's a (small) risk that you knock your laptop off-line. Make a System Restore point first.
4) Get technical. This starts with downloading the Win SDK 7.1 installer and installing the Common Utilities -> Windows Performance Toolkit. Be warned, the installer is as brittle as the steel in the Titanic. If it refuses to install WPT, uninstall any Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributables you happen to have installed.

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#17
May 11, 2012 at 13:10:50
ok i will try all these.
thank you all for you advises. :)

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#18
June 8, 2012 at 15:24:25
I can see two things using lots of CPU resources -system and system idle process' so it has to be something to do with those.
You can try ending one of the processes or both to see what happens but i would recommend you research both of these things to see what they do.

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