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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

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    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

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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.

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