Vista serious lagspike problem.

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Maarcis9

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Hello, everyone!
My name is Martins. I'm from Latvia.
Here is my problem. I have newly installed Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit. 1 week it is running smoothly then suddenly its starting to lag for 1 minute when i was playing Race Driver: GRID. Process repeated after every 3 minutes. I tried to find the cause for this... failure. It was defragmented, unnesecary net programms been shutdown, but nothing. Its still lagging after 3 minutes. Started to search in internet i found out that is infamous lag spike. Read many solutions that i tried: Anti-Lag, Windows Optimizer, WLAN Autoconfig disabled. None of them worked because i realised that was for Wi-Fi devices not for mine Huawei E230 USB Modem device. Its driving me crazy that i cant play any games because im spending most of the time pausing it because of lagging.
If anybody have solution or hint how to STOP it, it will save my ***.
My specs are:
AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Core Processor BE-2350 2.10 GHz
2,00 GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce 8600GT Videocard
300 GB HDD
 
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Did you install any new programs, espcially those that auto-start when you login ?

Run msconfig and look at the startup tab. Those are the programs that auto-start. Leave your antivirus program alone, and try disabling others.
 

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No, i didn't install any new programs. At msconfig/startup there is only windows defender, MS-OS, anti-virus and windows update. Which i should disable?
 
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In my Vista Business, I only see Windows Defender and my anti-virus. I don't see any MS-OS ? Nor do I see Windows Update in the startup tab of msconfig.

Windows Update does not have to be set to auto-run, so you can uncheck that.

I don't know of anything that remotely looks like MS OS in the startup tab, so you can uncheck that.
 
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Go here and download HijackThis 2.0.4:

http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/

Run it and it will open notepad with a log of what it finds. Copy and paste that into your next reply. Don't ask it to fix anything yet. Somebody who knows more about reading HijackThis logs will come along and help you.
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:13:54, on 2011.01.18.
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18999)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\LMT Internet\LMT Internet.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Users\GURU\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgssie.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_TRAY] C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{8541A6EE-A419-48E8-9256-84B2B97715AB}: NameServer = 212.93.96.2 212.93.96.4
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgpp.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\Windows\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: AVGIDSAgent - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
O23 - Service: AVG WatchDog (avgwd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service (Stereo Service) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
 

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after long and painful journey into my computer i found the culprit- it's the system idle process- it's suddenly jumped from 5 to 99% of CPU usage. Problem is that i can't turn it off in task manager it's says "the operation could not be completed. The operation is not valid for this process." If somebody can tell how to turn it off it would be great.
 
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The System Idle Process is just the amount of time that had nothing doing anything - hence the name 'idle time'. You cannot do anything to it.
 

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it's showing 95 in CPU section and i can't do anything to it. How much i have wait for it?
 

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here's my taskmanagers processes list: audiodg.exe avgchsx.exe avgtray.exe csrss.exe DTLite.exe dwm.exe explorer.exe firefox.exe (my current browser) LMT Internet.exe(USB Internet modem software) lsass.exe lsm.exe nvSCPAPISvr.exe nvvsvc.exe(2 of them) NvXDSync.exe plugin-container.exe SearchIndexer.exe services.exe SLsvc.exe smss.exe SMSvchost.exe svchost.exe (13 of them) system System Idle Process winnit.exe winlogon.exe WUDFHost.exe Which would be the culprit? I know that not all of them are the real culprits.
 

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If System Idle Process is at 95%, I'd say you surely don't have a CPU problem. The higher the better, for that process.

It's perfectly normal to see spikes whenever you're running programs. When other processes show an increase in CPU, System Idle Process will go down accordingly. Example: if svchost.exe goes up to 25%, System Idle Process will go down roughly to 75%. The total stays at 100%.

From lunarlander:
The System Idle Process is just the amount of time that had nothing doing anything - hence the name 'idle time'. You cannot do anything to it.
 
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