PC usage stays at 100% for the first 30 minut

September 22, 2011 at 07:00:34
Specs: Windows 7 Home
When I switch on my computer the PC usage stays at 100% for the first 30 minutes at least then reduces...... some times later it increases again... Iv tried changing the anti virus but to no avail.

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September 22, 2011 at 07:26:24
1- was windows 7 the factory install or is it an upgrade?
2- Have you checked to see what doesn't have to run using msconfig?
We know nothing about your specs, why not list that and also let us know WHICH anti-virus you are using?

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September 30, 2011 at 21:45:31
Disable the amount of services running in the background-- You can do this by altering your computer configuration. Take everything down but Windows services. Then build back to find out which application is causing the spike.Here is how:
1. Open your Start menu.
2. Click Run
3. In the command screen type "msconfig.exe"
4. In the "system configuration utility",click either "service" or "startup" tab
5. Uncheck all programs that your are no longer using.
6. Click "OK"
Check out this link to find out which programs are necessary.

It could be a virus/spyware so run your anti-malware software


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September 30, 2011 at 23:10:20
Turn off Indexing on all the hard drives and partitions.

Open Computer.
Right-click on the HDDs, C:, D:, etc.
Click Properties.
There you can turn off indexing.

Restart your computer and check if you still have high CPU usage at the beginning.


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October 1, 2011 at 01:08:11
also make sure u have enough power in ur pc to handle windows 7, if u have a pentium 4 and 1GB of ram then the 100% usage is normal if not, run a malware scan using malwarebytes for any viruses that ur AV have missed

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