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Hard Drive Racing - CPU at 50 percent usage when no applications are running

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by THEECAPTAIN, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. THEECAPTAIN

    THEECAPTAIN Thread Starter

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    My computer normally sat idle with 2% of the CPU being used. For some time now, the computer sounds like the hard drive is racing, and the CPU is being used 50% of the time.

    I'm attaching a screen shot.

    I think I understand that if the system idle program were at a high value, that would mean exactly that, the system was idle for most of the time.

    The System is showing about 50 on the CPU tab (mem usage is 36k)
    The System Ide Process is showing about 50 on the CPU tab (mem usage is 28K)
    At the bottom of the Windows Task Manager it states the CPU Usage is 50%, with 55 processes running.
     

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    THEECAPTAIN Thread Starter

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    Also cannot get my computer to shut down it just hangs, so I have to unplug it to get it to shut down. (I"ve left it on all night to see if it would shut down, and it won't)
     
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    THEECAPTAIN Thread Starter

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    Here is one more screen shot - I let the system sit and stabilize for this one
     

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    Click the Processes tab and post back with the name of the process that's using the CPU the most.
     
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