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Process "system" is running at 100% of cpu

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by meaallen, Feb 11, 2007.

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  1. meaallen

    meaallen Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2007
    I was told I should start a new thread, so here it goes.

    Under windows task manager - processes, image name "system" is taking up 99% of my cpu.

    I downloaded process explorer and narrowed it down to "ntoskrnl.exe".

    If I suspend this process, every thing goes back to normal until I reboot, then it's slow again.

    I tried to delete this file, only to have it regenerate while rebooting.

    I ran spy sweeper and mcafee virus scan, neither find any problems.

    I am running a dell dimension 2400
    windows xp sp2
    2.66 gh
    640 mem

    Any help?
  2. bbearren


    Jul 14, 2006
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