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cpu usage

by Dan-n / September 23, 2004 2:29 AM PDT

This is an add on to my post on 9\20\04 (cd-rom)
I think i know what my cd-rom trouble is,another
problem!im getting a message that tells me my recorces
are low.so I installed a program that tells me how much
cpu usage im using and as it turns out im using 100%
all the time.I have tryed shutting down everything
possable but still @100%.so do i have a bad HDD or
could it be some kind of software problem.also this
is the same problem i had on my old system,thats one
of the reasons i upgraded.This is what im running, new 2.5 celeron and new mb, 256mb ddr333 and from my old
system wd 40 gig hd and a dvd\player\burner with win
ME. Thanks for your help.............Dan-n

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Re: cpu usage
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 23, 2004 2:43 AM PDT
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Its my choice to not chase people across postings.

Best of luck finding it.

Bob

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Re: cpu usage
by doodman / September 25, 2004 12:10 AM PDT
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If your cpu suage is at max a lot of the time it means there is something hogging resources. Sometimes virii are responsible, other times its the fault of adware disguised as utilities that help you out. If you are using XP do the ctrl-alt-del and click processes. If you have more than 35 or so running processes try turning them off one at a time. dont turn off explorer or any that are used by SYSTEM. You can use any search engine and type the process name in to determine what the process does and decide if you really need that. If you dont need it find the appropriate program and remove it from your system.
I'd chec for virii first. Pandascan and Housecall are free online scanners that can help you search for any infections you may have.

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Re: cpu usage
by Dan-n / October 3, 2004 1:08 PM PDT
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Thanks to all for replying to my post,but i have tryed
everthing everybody sugested,all kinds of spyware
programs virus scans and just about everything i can
try,but nothing is working.I think a new hard drive
is in my future.If anybody has another idea ill try
it.At this point ill try anything.
Thanks

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Re: cpu usage
by billzhills / October 1, 2004 6:50 AM PDT
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Re: cpu usage
by kevinyork / October 1, 2004 10:16 PM PDT
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you better check you hard driver again, perhaps there are some flaws on it

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