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System Idle Process

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Adrenalineflash, Apr 22, 2007.

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  1. Adrenalineflash

    Adrenalineflash Thread Starter

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    Whenever I pop in a CD, my computer freezes over, and if I happen to get into the Windows Task Manager screen, it tells me that the System Idle Process is using 99 of my computer. What is happening here?

    This also happens when I leave the computer on for too long

    Specs: Acer Aspire 5101AWLMi
    AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology
    ATI Radeon XPress 1100
    120GB PATA HDD
    1GB DDR2
    Sorry for the brief post and awkward posting of specs, I am in a rush and I just read off the label quickly :p

    Thank you~ :)
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Syetem Idle Process is just that... the time your computer sits doing nothing. So 99% is good (nothing to worry about). Your problem is more likely related to the way Windows trys to access the Internet and retrieve album data related to music CDs everytime you insert one (even if it isn't a music CD).
     
  3. Dan O

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    What application starts when you insert a CD?

    Try selecting another application for auto play.

    As a test depress hold down the SHIFT key while inserting any disc to bypass the normal auto-start rule.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    How come you guys get all the easy ones? :D
     
  5. Dan O

    Dan O

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    Hey John,

    Just lucky!

    I have been so busy with work projects I have no free time to help others.

    Take care.
     
  6. Adrenalineflash

    Adrenalineflash Thread Starter

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    Yeah, it always tries to find that when I use Windows Media Player, but for game CDs, it doesn't load the picture, and just freezes over if i click on it :|

    And when the System Idle Process is at 99%, why is my computer running slower?

    And should it be going from 0-99 because i clicked to open a CD?
     
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  8. Dan O

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    System Idle Process is not 100% reliable. Try changing the auto play to Windows Explorer and let us know what happens.
     
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