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system idle process problem

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dan W, Dec 29, 2003.

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  1. dan W

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    this thread was ment for the windows xp topic.
     
  2. dan W

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    also, when i try to end the process a window comes up and says "the operation could not be completed The operation is not valid for this process"
     
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    Lately my taskbar freezes frequently and i cannot use uit for about 15 minutes and today i opened the windows task manager and proceded to the tab process and on the bottem there was a process named "system idle process" taking up 97 cpu. Is there anything i can do about this because im thinking that process taking up lots of cpu is the cause of my taskbar freezing. pplease reply with any tips or answers.
    also, when i try to end the process a window comes up and says "the operation could not be completed The operation is not valid for this process"
     
  4. Zyrix

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    Actually, that CPU process is fine, it means that your CPU isn't busy doing anything. As for your problem, please include a Hijackthis log.
     
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    In regard to your first post, the idle process is exactly that. A process that runs when your PC is idle (doing nothing). So a reasonable percentage is approaching 100.

    I'll ask that your second post be moved to the XP forum.
     
  6. Saint Anger

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    As said, System Idle Process is a completely normal and necessary function, and it can't be shut down.

    This page is for Win2k, but it's basically the same for XP

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=263201&ID=263201

     
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