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CPU at 100% at idle.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Adieg, Jun 28, 2012.

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  1. Adieg

    Adieg Thread Starter

    Sep 14, 2007
    My CPU is running high. I have run windows defender, AVG and Adaware but still no response to it.
    Occasionally it drops back low but as soon as I open any form of explorer window or plug any USB in it wheels round to 100% again and I get constant "not responding" messages.

    last week my email account was hacked and all my contacts got **lovely** emails supposedly from me and I am assuming that this CPU problem is part of that issue.

    I cannot restore as I can't find any older restore dates.

    I wanted to re-install windows7 but cannot sort out how to remove the "unattend" so I could put the key in that I have on the box.

    I have run Resmon. And the hungrier processes show as

    Resmon 25%
    Explorer NR
    Chrome. 15
    Sidebar 10
    Dwm. 15

    This is at idle with chrome not connected to Internet. There arer a few other processes but they are only running at 2-3% each and are all recognisable (system svc host. Etc.)
    Closing side bar and other smaller processes does not help it simply makes more space. Simply touching the mouse generates 18% movement.

    Any advice welcome.
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