several processes in task manager causin computer to run slow


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boxerdanny

Both lsass.exe and system idle proceses in task manager is makin my CPU Usage
up to 100%,causin my pc to run slow. Also making slow videos on youtube etc.
plz help:)
 
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Daave

boxerdanny said:
Both lsass.exe and system idle proceses in task manager is makin my
CPU Usage up to 100%,causin my pc to run slow. Also making slow
videos on youtube etc. plz help:)

System idle is not a process; it's merely telling you what is *not*
being used, so it's nothing to be concerned with.

Regarding lsass.exe, have a look at:

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist_l.htm

Do a file search for lsass.exe. Where is it located? If it's in
C:\Windows\System32, then it's legit. If it's elsewhere, you have a
malware infection.

Also, how long has your PC been running slow? Can you pinpoint it to a
particular time when you made any changes?

What programs do you use to detect/remove viruses and spyware?

What are your PC's specs (processor, amount of RAM, size of hard drive,
amount of free space on hard drive)?

Finally, when you are in Task Manager (accessed by Ctrl + Alt + Del),
select the Performance tab. You should see three figures under Commit
Charge (K): Total, Limit, and Peak. What are they?
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

Both lsass.exe and system idle proceses in task manager is makin my CPU Usage
up to 100%,causin my pc to run slow. Also making slow videos on youtube etc.
plz help:)


"System Idle Process" is not any problem at all. That's just the name
for what the system is doing when it's not doing anything. It's there
to make the total add up to 100%

Whatever is making your system slow, this isn't it. Look elsewhere for
your problem.
 
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lucien.jaegers

Both lsass.exe and system idle proceses in task manager is makin my CPU Usage
up to 100%,causin my pc to run slow. Also making slow videos on youtube etc.
plz help:)

Have had trouble with slow PC and high "system idle" percentage.
Install Process Explorer (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/
sysinternals/bb896653.aspx) and see what happens if you copy a large
file (to the same folder). Normally the Hardware Interrupts should
stay between 0 an 5 % roughly...
If they go up skyhigh, then you may have the same issue as I had. In
that case take a look at:

http://frazzleddad.blogspot.com/2006/03/lousy-performance-high-hardware.html


Good luck.
 
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boxerdanny

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by dannyp needin help


Daave said:
System idle is not a process; it's merely telling you what is *not*
being used, so it's nothing to be concerned with.

Regarding lsass.exe, have a look at:

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist_l.htm

Do a file search for lsass.exe. Where is it located? If it's in
C:\Windows\System32, then it's legit. If it's elsewhere, you have a
malware infection.

Also, how long has your PC been running slow? Can you pinpoint it to a
particular time when you made any changes?

What programs do you use to detect/remove viruses and spyware?

What are your PC's specs (processor, amount of RAM, size of hard drive,
amount of free space on hard drive)?

Finally, when you are in Task Manager (accessed by Ctrl + Alt + Del),
select the Performance tab. You should see three figures under Commit
Charge (K): Total, Limit, and Peak. What are they?
i searched using 'Start' search and found nothing , searched many times. Any
other ways of searchin?

I would say my pc has been runnin slow for about 1 week. added to my search

I only use 'Pc Tools antivirus', a free antivirus

my pc has;
PROCESSOR= Intel Pentium 3 processor
RAM= 256mb
HARD DRIVE SIZE= 20 gig
FREE SPACE= 6 gig

on task manager my COMMIT CHARGE(K);
TOTAL= 203336
LIMIT= 633080
PEAK=245740
this keep changing which is normal ay it?

Write bk plz
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

i searched using 'Start' search and found nothing , searched many times. Any
other ways of searchin?

I would say my pc has been runnin slow for about 1 week. added to my search

I only use 'Pc Tools antivirus', a free antivirus


No anti-spyware programs?

With the combination of no anti-spyware software and your using what
is probably not one of the better anti-virus programs around, you are
very likely infected with malware. I recommend that you begin
troubleshooting by going to MVP Malke's malware removal site at
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Removing_Malware and
following the instructions there.
 
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Daave

Comments inline.
i searched using 'Start' search and found nothing , searched many
times. Any other ways of searchin?

Correct method, except you need to expand your search:

When you click on "All files and folders" on the left pane, click on the
"More advanced options" at the bottom. Make sure that Search system
folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are
checked. See:

http://tss.oregonstate.edu/cn/soft_tips/docs/search_folder/?page=search&type=normal

Also, if you wish to use Windows Explorer to go to C:\Windows\System32,
first try:

Tools | Folders | View tab

Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and
folders.

Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.

Also recommended: Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types."

Click Yes to confirm. Click OK.


Remember, when you're finished diagnosing, you can always go back to the
original settings.

I would say my pc has been runnin slow for about 1 week. added to my
search

Do you recall anything in particular that happened one week ago? What
does "added to my search" mean in this context? If you are able to do
so, use System Restore to a date before things started slowing down. See
"How to restore system settings to an earlier date" on this page:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/support/sysrestore.mspx
I only use 'Pc Tools antivirus', a free antivirus

Sometimes, antivirus programs don't catch all viruses. Furthermore, in
addition to viruses, you need to also scan for *non-viral* malicious
software (malware) such as spyware. Try SUPERAntiSpyware Free:

http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

You may need to run another antivirus app as well. I personally like
AVG:

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/

Download the free version on the right.

A last resort if you still suspect malware is to install and run
HijackThis:

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/programs.php

and post the log to an appropriate forum:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html

Here's a helpful tutorial:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial42.html
my pc has;
PROCESSOR= Intel Pentium 3 processor
RAM= 256mb
HARD DRIVE SIZE= 20 gig
FREE SPACE= 6 gig

256 MB of RAM is on the low side, but if you use XP in a non-demanding
way, it may be enough for you.
on task manager my COMMIT CHARGE(K);
TOTAL= 203336
LIMIT= 633080
PEAK=245740
this keep changing which is normal ay it?

256 MB is equivalent to 262,144 KB. Your Total figure (amount of memory
you used at that moment) and your Peak figure (the highest amount of
memory you used since last bootup) are both below 262,144 KB, which is
good; it means that you are not relying on your pagefile, which can
definitely cause sluggishness. If you ever want to look into memory
usage more deeply (IMO, not necessary to do this right now), you could
eventually run Page File Monitor for Windows XP:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_pagefilemon.htm

But, the very first thing I would want to rule out is a malware
infection, so make sure you address that first.
 
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boxerdanny

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by dannyp needin help

all done now m8 thanks alot, i intalled dat superantispyware, scaned and
it works gd. agen thanks alot :)
 
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SB Mull

Your response causes me to have a related question. If System Idle is only a
measure of what is not running, does that mean the the CPU Usage % number is
the sum of all processes including system idle? In that case, it would seem
that 100% (which I thought was bad) would be the norm.
 
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