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Strange Processor Usage and lag !

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cyclops548, Dec 22, 2010.

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  1. cyclops548

    cyclops548 Thread Starter

    Jul 22, 2009
    Hi there everyone .. Merry Christmas

    I am using windows xp sp2 .
    what has happened is since a few days my computer is starting to lag very badly.
    it's taking more than 3 minutes to startup.
    what's happening is my processor is being used but no program uses it, and the system idle process shows 99 %
    And all the programs that i use start very slowly. And when i transfer files from one drive to other it takes too much time.
    the games are also lagging very much.

    Can someone please tell me what might be problem and what can i do to solve it ?
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    It's normal for "System Idle Process" to be at 98 - 99% when your computer is sitting idle and you're not doing anything with it. Some people misunderstand it to mean the processor is running at 98 - 99% when in fact it's just the opposite.


    Why are you still using XP SP2 and haven't upgraded to SP3? You're not going to receive monthly security-related updates and fixes from Microsoft until you upgrade to SP3.


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    After it's been downloaded and saved, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to install it.

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