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Background Resources

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.

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Let's check the HDD SMART values 01 and 07.
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Background Resources

I'm afraid I don't understand your answer. At all.

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Let me be clear.

Supply a Web Speccy report as noted in that link. That way CNET members can look it over for you.

I called out something specific to look for but not everyone knows what this is. By supplying the report, folk can do the work for you.

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Speccy

What part are you having a problem with?

Download speccy.
Install speccy.
Run speccy.
Click on file and publish a snapshot.
That will provide you with a link.
Copy and paste the link into a post.

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Re: background programs

- What background programs exactly?
- What resources exactly?

Task manager and resource manager can tell.

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I'm running into the 01 and 07 issue more and more often.

Maybe because we know to look for that. If you go about this in task and resource manager you would miss this issue.

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