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Process Exploerer found a Hardware Interrupt

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dawndd, Mar 14, 2007.

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  1. Dawndd

    Dawndd Thread Starter

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    Hi -
    As it probably says on the little box in the corner I'm pretty much of a beginner. I can follow instructions, though. As I was looking to resolve a problem which I posted some time yesterday (if I get no responses I'll post it tomorrow again - or point new people to it) I may have stumbled across a bigger problem. I was reading about Process Explorer and gave it a try. Sure enough, the 2nd entry that it came up with was Hardware Interrupt. I have no other information except that it was on the second line under System Idle Process. It showed nothing else under any columns. I know I need to get rid of it. Can someone help? Please keep in mind that you have to give me relatively simple direction. Computer isn't even my second language.
    Thanks,
    Dawn
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Why do you consider this a problem? That is a normal entry there.
     
  3. Dawndd

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    I was reading some other posts about a couple of minor problems that I'm having and the post I read gave me the strong impression that a hardware interrupt was a bad thing. I guess to a novice it sounds bad. :) I suppose it was probably more specific to the poster's problem, which I believe was a really slow running computer. The expert who responded even told the poster how to get rid of the hardware interrupt, but it was too technical for me to follow.
    So thanks for the information and easing my mind. Sorry to post erroneous info.
    Dawn
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    I've seen and responded to a couple of those threads -- and both were unresolved "performance" issues -- I am yet to be convinced that the interrupts are the real source of the problem, if one exists. And that would be the case only if you opened the "threads" tab in the properties for System Idle Process and saw that the interrupts themselves were a very high percent of the total.

    Even so this seems to be the norm on AMD 64's and I don't know if it really affects performance.
     
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