If they are in the thousands you see the CPU spike along with sluggish responses. Sadly a lot of techs miss this one. Here's how to share a link to the report for members to look at it for you:
I have 5 laptops at various stations but only one gives me trouble. It has a meter which shows CPU and RAM usage. Unlike the other machines, this one is "topping out." Even after a reboot, it's background programs are sucking up 100% of it's resources. I certainly don't have the wherewithal to locate and delete anything not absolutely necessary, but as it stands the response time to a new input is frustratingly ridiculous. What did this W7
HP 17" pick up along the way?? Of course I've run every diagnostic I could find.