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Conflicting CPU usage reports

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by superboer08, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. superboer08

    superboer08 Thread Starter

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    Hi

    How do I know exactly what my CPU usage is? In task manager / processes, if ordered by CPU "system idle" is consistently over 90%. However, when looking at task manager / performance, the graph is hovering at 50% all day long. If "processes" won't list the usage, how can I find it??

    I get the same ~50% usage when viewing computer management/performance. adding a counter for "idle" gives me the matching ~50% idle now, but how do I find what is using all that processor time?...taskman still doesn't show it. I am looking at both windows at the same time...management says 49% idle, taskman says 95% idle.

    I have a machine with windows XP and AMD 3800. Freshly installed, I do not specifically remember this issue on previous identical installation.

    Thanks,
    Jon
     
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  3. superboer08

    superboer08 Thread Starter

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    Tony,
    Nice Link!

    I forgot the first rule of fixing computers...reboot! For the time being, the processor appears to be responding normally. I will keep an eye on it, though. Maybe a process was hung and cleared from the process viewer, but somehow stayed running in the CPU?

    Thanks,
    Jon
     
  4. superboer08

    superboer08 Thread Starter

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    Well,

    The problem has returned. I now have to try to figure out the problem. Here is the Hijack log requested:

    Thanks,
    Jon

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 4:25:10 PM, on 9/27/2008
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvraidservice.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update 3\LMonitor.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\SnapStream Media\Beyond TV\BTVAgent2.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSI\Core Center\CoreCenter.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSI\DigiCell\DigiCell.exe
    C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\KWorld Multimedia\ATSC 110 Utilities\HMP3XCtl.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
    C:\Program Files\SnapStream Media\Beyond TV\BTVSettingsService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
    C:\Program Files\SnapStream Media\Beyond TV\BTVTaskManagerService.exe
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
    C:\Program Files\SnapStream Media\Beyond TV\BTVNetworkService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\SnapStream Media\Beyond TV\BTVSchedulerService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdncoms.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2600 Series\ezprint.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxdnserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2600 Series\lxdnmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\SnapStream Media\Beyond TV\BTVRecordingEngine.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\infocard.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVRaidService] C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvraidservice.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LiveMonitor] C:\Program Files\MSI\Live Update 3\LMonitor.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVIDIA nTune] "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" clear
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lxdnmon.exe] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2600 Series\lxdnmon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EzPrint] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2600 Series\ezprint.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Beyond TV.lnk = C:\Program Files\SnapStream Media\Beyond TV\BTVAgent2.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: CoreCenter.lnk = C:\Program Files\MSI\Core Center\CoreCenter.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: DigiCell.lnk = C:\Program Files\MSI\DigiCell\DigiCell.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Logitech SetPoint.lnk = ?
    O4 - Global Startup: TV Remote Control.lnk = C:\Program Files\KWorld Multimedia\ATSC 110 Utilities\HMP3XCtl.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Windows Search.lnk = C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
    O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msgslang.dll,-61144 - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
    O18 - Protocol: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: dimsntfy - %SystemRoot%\System32\dimsntfy.dll (file missing)
    O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
    O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
    O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
    O23 - Service: lxdnCATSCustConnectService - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\\lxdnserv.exe
    O23 - Service: lxdn_device - - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdncoms.exe
    O23 - Service: nTune Service (nTuneService) - NVIDIA - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
     
  5. speed_hog

    speed_hog

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    superboer08,
    Try this program;
    Version 2.2 of What's Running released!
    http://www.whatsrunning.net/whatsrunning/main.aspx
    see if it will give you the info you are looking for and then tell us the names of the ones that are CPU hogs.
    *You don't have an excessive amount of running processes.
     
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