System idle process hogs cpu


S

Stevens

I am running XP and the "System Idle Process" is hogging
the CPU slowing everything to a standstill. What can I
do?
 
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N

Nicholas

1. Your computer may contain a virus.....

Perform a free virus scan: http://security.symantec.com/ssc/home.asp?j=1&langid=us&venid=sym&plfid=23&pkj=FHGUCVGZBZTVOGXFSTZ


2. Your computer may contain some spyware.....

Download Ad-Aware and run it: http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/


3. Your system may have incorrect or unsigned drivers.....

Go to Start > Run and type: SIGVERIF , and hit enter.

HOW TO: Verify Unsigned Device Drivers in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308514



You may wish to perform a "tune-up" that may help:

1. Perform a DISK CLEANUP:
(Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup)

2. Go to Start > Run and type: CMD , and hit enter. In the Command
Prompt window type: CHKDSK /F , and hit enter, answer "yes" and
reboot your computer.

3. Afterward, perform a DEFRAG of your hard drive.


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Nicholas

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| I am running XP and the "System Idle Process" is hogging
| the CPU slowing everything to a standstill. What can I
| do?
 
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J

Jason Haynes

What does idle mean? It means your processor is doing nothing and waiting
for something to do.
 

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