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ajdupont

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Here's my opportunity. About 10 minutes or so after rebooting my cpu usage goes to 100%. This just started about 3 weeks ago. I've had this computer for a year and a half and have never had this happen. I've always monitered CPU usage, that's why I'm aware of this. The programs I have running in the background are the same ones I've always had.I've even tried to close those programs and still show 100% cpu usage. One strange thing is that if I open a program e.g. Word Perfect or something, the cpu usage drops back off to virtually 0 where it normally runs.No screen savers are running. I'm running a Pentium III 600 with 256 mg of ram. Also no new hardware installed in the last 6 months.I did install Microsoft Office 97 about a month ago and thought that might be it. Uninstalled it and it didn't help.
Any help woud be appreciated.

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hi aj.........click start/run.type "msinfo32"(without the quotes) double click "software environment" and then "running tasks"cut and paste the info here and someone will take a look at whats running on your system....and i would make sure your virus program is updated(we all have these dont we?) and run a scan.
 

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Sorry it took so long for me to reply. Had to go to work.
$teve thanks for your input. I appreciate it.
WhitPhil I took your advice and found the problem.I downloaded and ran Taskinfo2000 (very good little program) and it showed STMGR.EXE was the culprit. I removed it from my Registry and everything is OK. I must have overlooked it in the Registry before. Although I don't remember it being there. Maybe some other program put it back there. I don't know. In any case I'm OK. Thanks again $teve and WhitPhil.

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You are running WinMe? Yes?

STMGR is part of the windows architecture. For one thing, it appears to start the System File Protection feature.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q260/1/95.ASP

It would also appear to get involved in the Restore process.
"When a specific restore point is chosen and the restore process starts, the command is passed to the State Manager, which accesses the System Restore change logs"

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnwinme/html/winmesr.asp?frame=true

It could be windows taking a control point snapshot. And perhaps your restore area is too small and it has to flush it, in order to complete the task??

(Perhaps a WinMe person can comment)
 

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WhitPhil
You're right about stmgr.exe being part of System Restore. I've used System Restore before. It's a very useful feature of ME. And I do have enough space to do a restore if I need to.
After going to the links you provided for me, it seems that the installation of some programs triggers ME to create a System Restore date that could be used at a later time. I think that's what happened when I installed Office 97. It puts it in the registry and activates stmgr.exe. I don't really need this as I periodically create my own System Restore date.
Thanks again for your reply.

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