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Frequent unresponsiveness, 100% hardware disk usage, 0% software usage

Q: Frequent unresponsiveness, 100% hardware disk usage, 0% software usage

Every 10-40 minutes, the application I'm currently working in [whither it be skype, L4D2, or firefox] becomes unresponsive, and after a minute or two, the window turns white, notifying me that it's not responding. This unresponsiveness quickly spreads to other open processes, rendering them frozen as well. I can still use the mouse, and it appears rainmeter still responds [updates, showing barely any CPU usage].

Steps I've taken to try and resolve this:
Using only one main program, still does it
turning the computer off and on again
Memtest is clean
chkdisk passes
MBAM/MSE scans return nothing
defragged
no memory overflows that I can see

While troubleshooting, I noticed that during the 'fit of unresponsiveness' the disk usage light on my tower is solid, but when I looked at the disk usage in the resource monitor, no processes whatsoever were using it [screenshot related]

If any more specifications are needed, I'll be happy to elaborate.
Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Frequent unresponsiveness, 100% hardware disk usage, 0% software usage

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A: Frequent unresponsiveness, 100% hardware disk usage, 0% software usage

It could be indexing. What if you turn off indexing just as an experiment?

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I recently just changed my Motherboard, Processor, Ram, and Power supply.

MotherBoard: ASUS STRIX Z27OH Gaming MotherBoard
Processor: Intel Core i5-7600K CPU 3.8GHz
RAM: 16GB Corsair

After putting my PC together and getting everything up and running, My disc usage has been in the upper 90s.

Another thing to note is that on startup I get a popup saying only "EAccessViolation" With only okay as an option. When I click okay nothing happens.

I am updating windows10 right now as much as I can.

Any Insite on this problem would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks.
 

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Hi guys, hope you can help me please. I'm not too computer savvy so sorry if I'm missing something important or I say something dumb. I'm really frustrated and I'm trying my best to learn and solve this problem.
So I bought this Vaio with Core i5-3210M, 4Gb Ram, Windows 8 64 bit. I had really high hopes for it, coming from an i3. For the first few weeks it worked fine, but then it started to freeze while watching movies. Then it started happening all the time, and the cooling fan became consistently noisy for working at full capacity.
I was used to opening task manager on older systems when this happened to see if there was a non-responding program and force it closed, so I noticed Task Manager offers some more features in Win 8. Here, I see that CPU usage is high, staying always around 70% and from time to time reaching 100. At this moment, the process taking the biggest slice is called VCS System Tray with 58%.
What's perhaps more concerning, is that Disk usage is almost constantly on 100%. And by this I mean it reaches 100 and stays there for long periods of time, perhaps up to 20 minutes, then it falls down a few seconds and up again to 100. During this time the computer is excruciatingly painful to use. To even open a program takes forever. When this happens, it seems that Chrome is at the top of the list of processes with most disk usage, with about 1-2Mbps, but this sometimes changes and the list can be led by System, Utorrent, Octoshape, VCS System Tray, Communication... Read more

A:100% CPU usage, 100% Disk usage, cooling fans full speed

Hi, welcome to the forums,
Go to Device manager(right click bottom left corner), uninstall the "VAIO care" driver, get the new driver from Sony support:Sony eSupport - Computers - Support
Install and see whether it helps, check your system for virus infections with Malwarebytes as well.

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Hi all,
 
My old trusty laptop of 3 years has recently showed some weird symptoms.
 
I am able to use it normally till about 30 minutes or so (If I'm lucky I get it to function for a longer time), before everything hangs.
 
Display still shows, and during the initial stages of the freeze, the cursor still moves around but can't click on anything.
 
Wait further, the cursor stops moving and then I have to do a hard switch off with the power button.
 
May I know what the issue is?
 
 
Thank you in advance. 

A:OS hangs after approximate half an hour of usage.. Hardware or Software issue?

Possible overheating?
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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Hey my disk usage has been running constantly at 100% and i don't know why and i can confirm that no recent changes have been made to the hardware or the computer itself.
 

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exactly as title, curious as to if there is a software that allows me to monitor disk usage?

say for example, using firefox browsing internet, or during encoding a video with movie maker or playing games, I want to see the reads/writes made by those softwares in both random and sequential read/writes on targeted disk.

A:A program to monitors other software on disk usage?

Some tools within Hiren's BootCD may help you with what you want.

Two tools to note are Process Monitor and Process Explorer. For Process Explorer you can click on the top right graph for the hard drive and it will display much more detailed information about read/write.

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hey all! ever since i upgraded my laptop's win8 to win10 im getting these usages... and the machine is runnig REALLY SLOW....
i saw that it's a common problem so i looked up some solutions and tried the following:

1- i changed the registry - ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management? and changed ?ClearPageFileAtShutDown? value to 1
2- adjusted windows 10 to "best performance" in system settings
3- i disabled many startup programs
4- i defragemented the C drive
5- uninstalled all the programs that i could
6- I disabled "Show me tips about Windows"
7- changed the power settings profile

NONE OF THOSE WORKED. PLEASE HELP!
here is the sys info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: ??Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4007 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 453 GB (404 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M9V4C
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hello, I have been trying to overcome this issue of 100% disk and CPU usage for quite some time before but no solution has worked. It is especially bad when i start my laptop or when i turn it on after hibernation. I tried using this https://chaladi.me/2013/10/11/how-to-fix-windows-8-100-disk-usage-issue/and i have also resetted my laptop to factory version so now its empty, but it is still facing this issue.  How can I stop this problem? Much thanks!! 

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Hi,
 
History
 My senior neighbour was having problems using her computer.  I am not an expert user of one, but know the basics. She had her copmuter online with NO protection- nothing, and 100% of cpu usage was showing along with 80% + of hardware usage and nothing could be done with it.
 
Actions Taken
 
I put it into safe mode, installed:
 
Spybot search and destory - free
Malware bytes - free
Super anit spyware - free
Emisoft anti malware - free
Avast -free
 
Ran the programs and it found all kinds of malware including several trojans. I didn't keep track of what they were.  Running these programs took several weeks, because her life is all medical appointments so I had to do it between medical appointments, at her place
 
I told her NOT to use her computer and to call me when I can come over next. It was my INTENTION to update the programs and re-run them in safe mode.
 
Instead she calls me and says the computer is slow again and not working. She had been using the comptuer online with no protection again. Even though I told her there was still stuff on her computer.
 
I went over there and re-ran everything in safe mode and this time it didn't help and there is no way to update those programs.
 
An observation:   when her computer was on, and basicly all seized up, the internet lights on the moden were looking like the lights on a christmas tree, like there was a lot of activitiy.    Zombie... Read more

A:100% of cpu usage and 80% + of hardware usage

boot into safe mode. save copies of all her personal files.  run belarc advisor and get a list of programs that are installed on her computer. it should also show the keys for the programs,  backup her bookmarks etc etc.  then recover or format the computer. it sound like a nightmare.  this is going to be a lot easier for you and better for the computer in the end

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Hi, I'm having an issue that has almost conflicting parameters.

Every 15-30 seconds or so (though it can be every few seconds or once every 10 minutes) my FPS will plummet and my CPU usage will suddenly drop dramatically. This is confusing to me because I'd think that normally FPS would drop when resources are capped out, but apparently not.

I'm on Windows 10 64-bit and this has been going on for about a week. It isn't game specific, though I've only tested on Dota 2 and League of Legends, I don't think it's an issue with the programs. I've attached a screenshot of Dota 2 with the fps shown and Task Manager's Resource tab. The fan also goes crazy, which doesn't make sense since supposedly the CPU is being used less.

I know this probably isn't a lot to diagnose off of, but could I have some tips for the types of tests I should run and things I should look for?

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Here is my log


Quote:




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:22, on 07-09-22
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit\bin\SRVANY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit\bin\SCTThresholdMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\3dsMax8\mentalray\satellite\raysat_3dsmax8server.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
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A:Frequent CPU 100% usage jump while idle

bump?

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Hello all,

I'm having some problems with my computer. It frequently pauses, or stutters, especially when using the internet. I've found this problem to be most problematic when playing World of Warcraft online, but also when juts checking a few internet pages, or even when not using the internet at all. When I'm just doing normal routine, Outlook, or Mozilla will freeze for a bit, nothing will move, then it will all seem to catch up. When playing WOW, my character will freeze, music will loop, then it will go forward. I've tried this with multiple internet connection cards, and using both Comcast internet and Sprint Mobile Broadband, so I don't really think it's actually the internet connection, it's just worse when using the internet.

I've attached a spec sheet and a HJT log. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Complete spec list from Belarc : http://www.mediafire.com/?wxn1nd9yrmt

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Windows XP SP2
2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
250.06 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
146.15 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

ATAPI DVD DD 2X16X4X16 [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST3250620AS [Hard drive] (250.06 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 6QE0P775, rev 3.AAK, SMART Status: Healthy
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co... Read more

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Hi all,

I'm having a bit of trouble with Windows 8 on my laptop (I've named my laptop Romulus for future reference in this thread). First off, let me give you a brief history on Romulus' journey thus far:

1.) Bought pre-built from ACER with Windows 8 64-bit installed.
2.) After playing around with it for a bit, I formatted the C drive (deleting all partitions) and installed Windows 7.
3.) Hoping to test out the new Windows 8.1, I reinstalled Windows 8 (a clean install from Microsoft this time... not the original bundled version from ACER). I have yet to install 8.1.

This is where I've noticed a few problems. Specifically, my CPU and Disk usage keep spiking to 100% for no apparent reason. Literally right after booting Romulus, before running any programs/apps, I see these spikes. I boot up, go straight to the desktop, fire up Task Manager, and watch sadly as the performance graphs tease me with those tall lines. The CPU spikes only last for a second or two and usage generally stays pretty low, but I'd still like to know why it's jumping like that. Disk usage spikes to 99-100% more frequently and stays there a bit longer. I've noticed perhaps very slight performance problems and some mouse lag, but I haven't been able to prove a correlation here.

Regarding drivers, these problems arose without any drivers installed (straight Windows 8 installation). Thinking the obvious, I installed all of Romulus' drivers listed on the ACER web page for this model, but the problems persist... Read more

A:100% CPU Usage & 100% Disk Usage

Couple of ideas till the brains show up with better ideas :-) Find and shut off indexing and see if it stops. If not go to task manager and shut down running items one at a time and see what happens.

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Alright, so here's the lowdown:

This started yesterday, and before this began my laptop ran normally and I like to game a lot. I use my laptop mainly for playing League of Legends, and the occasional web browsing. I have been running my laptop nonstop for the past couple of weeks or so, as a rough estimate. The night of the day before yesterday (which was this past Wednesday), I decided to put my laptop to sleep. The following afternoon on Thursday, I turned on my laptop right after coming home from work. I suddenly noticed my Internet was going slower than usual, so I ran some tests on Pingtest.net. My results were 1/5 - 1/3 packet loss, and highly variable pings and jitters. After some time passed, the BSOD came up. Frustration set in, and decided to just restart it. After rebooting, it started happening about every 45min to every hour. I decided to reboot to my Windows 8 Release Preview that I have partitioned on my drive. I haven't used this OS in quite a while, so I thought this would ameliorate the problem. Nope, it didn't. I switched back to Win7 and decided to do a System Restore to this past Wednesday. It didn't work, so I went to restore it further back, and that didn't work either. And now, I'm here. I would love some insight on this problem. It's frustrating and annoying to keep seeing this. This is my first time posting on these forums, so I hopefully followed the protocols on here correctly. If not, I'd like to know any mistakes I have made, any important inf... Read more

A:Frequent BSOD's (athr.sys) during normal usage.

Welcome Alanisette

I see one of our resident BSOD experts is analyzing your zip file now.

Have you rebooted your cable modem & router ?

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I suppose I should say hi first. Hello. I'm having a bit of a problem with my computer. I'm running WinXP Media Center Edition with SP2 and after getting rid of a holiday season trojan/malware/spyware fiesta from my computer I'm now experiencing huge slow down which, as far as me and my antivirus (Avast 4.8 Home Edition) can tell nothing is wrong. But I'm having High CPU usage from a Svchost.exe file and System Idle Processes. Each of them using 50% constantly according to Process Explorer.

I also feel I should tell that there was a Registry Booster involved in trying to fix my computer. That might have had something to do with this too. Any idea what could have went wrong?

A:High CPU usage causing frequent crashes?

Hello Mojinr

Svchost.exe is often used by malware so I think you still have remains of the infection on your system.

We cannot help you with malware removal in this forum.
Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.

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I’m having an ongoing problem with frequent, short system “lags”. By this I mean my PC will momentarily freeze up for 2-10 seconds, and then unfreeze and continue as normal. This happens anywhere from once every 20-30 seconds to once every 5 minutes (although more frequent is the most common).
 
This all began a week ago. We had suffered a thunderstorm while I wasn’t home and lost power. My PC had been on at the time. It booted up fine, however.
 
The next day, though, when I attempted to boot it up, it got stuck on the initial BIOS screen for 15+ minutes. I had to hold in the power switch and try again. After a second failed boot, I turned it off, unplugged, and started testing things. I reseated all of the RAM and tried booting with each stick independently. I checked to make sure I had no blown capacitors on the mobo. All fans were working as normal (and I’d last blown it out maybe a week earlier).  After performing all of these checks, I tried one last time to boot it up and the computer booted fine.
 
However, since that time I’ve had these reoccurring lag problems. As I’m writing this, I’ve experienced maybe 6 “freezes” since the beginning of my post.
 
When the lag occurs, one or more windows will freeze and show “Not Responding” in the title bar. The mouse is still responsive (to movement – I can’t click anything), and audio doesn’t always cut out. I̵... Read more

A:Frequent system "lags" during all types of usage

StarmanTTLB Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download SecurityCheck.exe from Here. Run SecurityCheck and follow the instruction from inside the code box.. When the scan is finished, a notepad will automatically open as check.txt   Please copy and paste the contents here on your next reply. Download MiniToolBox and run the program. SelectList Last 10 Event Viewers, List Installed Programs and List Users, Partitions and Memory Size then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply.

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Hi...In addition my HJT log below, here are some descriptions of my problem.I've been experiencing quite a number of computer (laptop) problems lately. My PC is running slow because of frequent 100% CPU usage (at least twice a day). In addition, in normal operations, it takes longer now to open programs (even MS Word) than before.I've got a resource usage meter (Freemeter.exe) on my taskbar which shows CPU usage. Everytime it turns red (which shows CPU usage is 100%), i open the task manager and see what's eating up that much.Usually, no single process would consume the entire 100%. Among the processes which consume CPU include:explorer.exe (username), winamp.exe (username), firefox.exe (username), explorer.exe (username), Freemeter.exe (username), acs.exe (SYSTEM)ACU.exe (username)svchost.exe (SYSTEM), system (SYSTEM), This usually happens when I'm running winamp (v5.31) and firefox(v2.0), which I do most of the time.When this happens, i usually end winamp and/or firefox and somehow CPU would drop down and average at the 30-50's level for some more seconds, until finally down to 0%.But still, there are other cases when no applications are open and CPU usage is soaring at 30-60's level, which usually should not be. The processes listed above are some of those which consume this.However, there are also instances where dumprep.exe (sometimes 2 processes of it at the same time) consumes the entire 100%. I don't know what exactly is causing my PC to behave undesirably this way, ... Read more

A:Slow Computer Due To Frequent 100% Cpu Usage - Unidentified Culprit

Hi mykz78,Before we do any more scans for malware, let's do a quick check of your resources.Press <Ctrl>-<Alt>-<Del> to open Task Manager, then click on the Performance tab. The key numbers here are in the Commit Charge box -- The Total and Peak figures; and in the Physical Memory box, the Total figure. Make a note of these three numbers. Post them to a reply here.I also need the following numbers. Click Start, My Computer, and then Right-click on your C:\ drive and select Properties. Write down the following numbers: Used space, free space, capacity. Post those numbers to your reply also.Dave

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Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002, Service Pack 3 A few months ago I started a thread about the same problem. Turns out I had way too many stuff running in the background under "Logon," so disabling some of them solved the issue. However, now it's back and greater than ever. I figured it might just be with certain high memory-usage programs I'm using, but that is clearly not the case. Basically, when my computer decides to go into freeze/unresponsive mode, whatever program I'm using just halts. Heck, I can't even ctrl+alt+delete. 1-2 minutes later, it unfreezes, only to do it again a few seconds later most of the times. It's really frustrating and I want to know what's behind it. I've already tried all sorts of scans, disk cleanup, checked to see if there's any more startup programs I can disable..... still nothing. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: Frequent freezes and unresponsiveness

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Hi. I recently purchased my laptop a couple months ago and I frequently (more and more as time goes on) have internet explorer go really slow and become unresponsive. (Not linked to any particular website from what I can tell) I'm not sure if other programs are affected by this because I primarily use this laptop for internet access. I also experience difficulty shutting down sometimes and have to select to force shutdown because whatever program is running is fighting the task manager or whatnot from ending the process.

I read the introduction thread stating what to do before posting below are the results of the hijackthislog, DDS logs (I ran it although I have no idea what a script blocker is or how to disable them. Please let me know if it matters I didn't run into any problems), and GMER log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:31:44 PM, on 8/26/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton AntiVirus\Engine\17.7.0.12\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

A:Solved: Frequent unresponsiveness with internet explorer

You provided a very long list here but there is one important piece of information that's missing: How unresponsive IE8 on your laptop compared to Firefox on the same laptop?

This can help isolate the problem to whether it is in your system+connection or something specific to IE8 itself.
 

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Hello Everyone,

I've come for help. Recently my computer has been very slow, with CPU usage often at or just below 100%.

I recently downloaded and installed Process Explorer and I've determined what seems to be causing the problem: Whenever the CPU is required to perform a process, it seems that hardware interrupts use from 40-90% of the capacity of the processor, effectively slowing the computer to a crawl .

I've also run through the 5-Step list but did not pick up anything.

Thanks in advance for any assitance,

Interrupt

My log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:48:12, on 19/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hummingbird\Connectivity\9.00\Exceed\HumDisplayServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Private Folder 1.0\PrfldSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
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A:CPU usage at 100% - hardware interrupts

Futher to this,

Today I recieved a pop up that indicated a script error for the site view.atdmt.com/d2.... I have blocked this site in the security section of IE7 for now while I invesitgate futher.

This appears to be spyware, and I'm surprised that ad-aware and the others did not pick this up during their scans.

Interrupt.

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I've had this problem with abnormally high cpu usage when I have no programs running. I like to edit video and play an occasional game and it prevents me from doing anything smoothly, even while meeting necessary requirements. I have used process explorer and come to find out it's due to "hardware interrupts". I have no idea what could be causing this.

My specs are ...

Windows XP Home Edition SP2
AMD Sempron 3500+
2 ghz
2 gig ram
geforce 7200 GS

A:85-100% Cpu Usage, Hardware Interrupts

Rather than have me try to explain...take a look at the following links:http://homepages.uel.ac.uk/u0219091/Interrupt.htmhttp://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread7297.html I agree with Comment #2.The best advice I can give is: Check Event Viewer for errors, in particular driver/hardware items.I don't think I've ever seen this one, so I have no experience to draw on...and I believe that troubleshooting these at the normal user level is probably going to prove impossible.The one thing I can think of that might be involved is a system which needs to have chkdsk or defrag run on it...and I always tend to start my hardware suspicions with a good check of the hard drive.Louis

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I have an HP Pavilion dv6830us Laptop with Windows XP SP3 installed. I have updated my driver to the latest versions and also did a BIOS update. I experience hardware interrupts only when running a game. If I browse the internet, stream movies, download files all is well on my machine. The interrupts only seems to occur when a game in running, it can be 5 min or even an hour after I start playing. I have to do a reboot or standby my system for things to be back to normal.

This is a clean install on Windows XP so viruses and malware should not be a problem. I believe it has to be a driver issue. I have dual boot of Windows 7 on this PC that runs completely fine. The game plays "okay" without interrupts (less FPS then in XP) but no CPU spikes.

The following is a report generated with KrView.

With Interrupts

Code:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

E:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>E:\Program Files\KrView\Kernrates
'E:\Program' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

E:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd E:\Program Files\KrView\Kernrates

E:\Program Files\KrView\Kernrates>kernrate_i386_xp.exe -m -s 60
/==============================\
< KERNRATE LOG >
\==============================/
Date: 2011/05/02 Time: 20:15:15
Machine Name: NOT AVAILABLE
Number of Processors: 2
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE: x86
PROCESSOR_LEVEL: 6
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My hardware ram usage is 2310mb?! im pretty sure this isn't right, ive asked my friends how much there's is and all of theres is around 250mb
Im using a HP pavillion dv6-3130us laptop with 4gb of ram and a AMD n640 II processor (2.9Ghz dual core)

A:Hardware ram usage = 2310mb

Hardware reserved is generally being used by the graphics chip in laptops. You can reduce the amount in the bios on most occasions.

There is a tweak that might also help windows to take advantage of more of your memory. It involves messing with the bootmgr though and I'm going to have to do a little reading before I suggest that method on a laptop as the hardware reserve is different with them than a desktop.

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Hello all!

I am fairly ignorant when it comes to PCs, so I finally broke down and bought a Cyberpower PC off of Newegg for my online gaming. I noticed my first BSOD shortly after purchasing it, but thought nothing of it since I had no idea what it was. Then about 6 months ago, they started to get worse and more frequent.

The issue tends to come and go, but finally I am at the point where I simply cannot take it anymore.

For a brief history:

I reformatted my C: drive yesterday. I used my provided Win7 CD and installed my Motherboard drivers via the disc I was also provided. I then went to ATI's website and downloaded the latest drivers for my video card (ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series, 11.5).

I then proceeded to allow Windows to update itself. It seems like I have gotten most of the windows updates out of the way, but as I speak I am currently downloading another one that just popped up.

I am STILL getting BSODs. Whether it be while playing Rift, WoW, or simply browsing the internet or doing miniscule tasks, they just keep happening. Usually it is associated with an annoying sound (the sound looping into just an awful noise) along with lines running across the screen, quickly followed by a BSOD doing a memory dump.

Again, this is all after reformatting. I am not sure what all my Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 folder will contain, so I will include the following 3 dump logs:


Code:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.... Read more

A:Frequent BSODs--Hardware or Software?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ramennoodleking


Hello all!

I am fairly ignorant when it comes to PCs, so I finally broke down and bought a Cyberpower PC off of Newegg for my online gaming. I noticed my first BSOD shortly after purchasing it, but thought nothing of it since I had no idea what it was. Then about 6 months ago, they started to get worse and more frequent.

The issue tends to come and go, but finally I am at the point where I simply cannot take it anymore.

For a brief history:

I reformatted my C: drive yesterday. I used my provided Win7 CD and installed my Motherboard drivers via the disc I was also provided. I then went to ATI's website and downloaded the latest drivers for my video card (ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series, 11.5).

I then proceeded to allow Windows to update itself. It seems like I have gotten most of the windows updates out of the way, but as I speak I am currently downloading another one that just popped up.

I am STILL getting BSODs. Whether it be while playing Rift, WoW, or simply browsing the internet or doing miniscule tasks, they just keep happening. Usually it is associated with an annoying sound (the sound looping into just an awful noise) along with lines running across the screen, quickly followed by a BSOD doing a memory dump.

Again, this is all after reformatting. I am not sure what all my Windows_NT6_BSOD_jcgriff2 folder will contain, so I will include the following 3 dump logs:


Code:
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I've been experiencing some serious sluggishness lately, and browsed around and found that a process called Hardware Interrupts is frequently taking up all my CPU usage. The only changes I've made lately are installing World of Warcraft patch 3.02, changing my mouse (which I changed back), and reinstalling Steam. All the previous answers to this issue dont seem to apply in my case... and I'm in need of some help. Worst part is, I just bought this computer off of my friend, and already it's messing up. Here's what my Process Explorer looks like right now, with almost no processes running.

Any advice would help.
I'm currently running Window XP, not sure of all my specs for this computer tho...
 

A:Hardware Interrupts causing 80%+ CPU usage

Oh, I also ran SmitFraudFix in case it was some kind of reg error.
 

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Hi, I recently bought a computer (8 months ago) for my university research and occasional gaming. Its a very fast i7 core based system. I have had no problems whatsover up until last week (Please see system specs)

I recently received a free upgrade to windows 7 because I purchased my pc after june 2009 where you get a special offer from the store. I really like the new OS. Its elegant, fast and looks good. I have had windows 7 for about 1 month. However, just last week I noticed the CPU usage was between 25-30%. Core 3 was completey loaded while others are partially coping. Three are still parked at idle (see attached) . The PC still runs fast but I have noticed slight performance degradation occasionally as the CPU load fluctuates. In addition, whenever I restart the system appears to HANG, after a delay it resumes its normal cycle and the OS starts.

I therefore proceeded to try every trick in the PC book (including hitting the desk!) to try and resolve the problem. This is what I have tried so far as well as the facts to this point. The bold points are the problem areas. Are they related?? I wonder.
Memory test (OK)
CPU temp (OK)
Graphics card temp (OK)
Drivers (Up to date however the driver scan reports and error on the keyboard and mouse not being fully installed or bad ACPI driver error)
Ran in safe mode. Problem still there.
Turned off all unneccessary services and strartup tools. Problem still there.
ChKDisk (OK but reverts to BSOD driver_power_state_failure, is ... Read more

A:Hardware Interrupts causing 25% - 30% CPU usage

Any takers guys?

Will pay ?50 through paypal if anybody can sort this out, its an annoying problem. Just to update when I plugged the computer in and turned the switch at the socket the computer turned on straight away. I get the feeling the signs are pointing more to hardware than drivers.

Hope you can help me.

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so like the title says i have been using Brinks method to reset Data Usage by deleting the SRU folder contents , now somehow the SRU folder decided to stop rebuilding data , so i would like of all who has any sort of knowledge about this topic to supply tips regarding :
1 - If there is an MS Fixit app dedicated for that issue ?
or
1 - Appropriate folder permissions for the SRU folder
2 - Registry entries related to data usage and folder
3 - Services that regulates/operates data usage
to help me trouble shoot that issue ?

thanks in advance !

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Hijack log below

Two weeks ago my Quark 7 stopped working - it will start and come up with the splash screen, but then will not go any further - a list of processes shows it's running at 50 cpu usage and 78944 memory usage. I have tried uninstalling reinstalling and have ran Norton's Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy and CCleaner to no avail. I have attached my HiJack log below.

The main programs that I use daily (and yes Quark is one of them) are the following

Adobe Photoshop CS3, ACDSee 9, Outlook express, Quark 7.0, Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver 8

Thank you for taking the time - I'm pretty frustrated!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:07 AM, on 10/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Maxtor\Sync\SyncServi... Read more

A:Quark 7 stopped working - high cpu usage-memory usage ? Virus??

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Hello,Here is the problem i recently bought an L460 with an hdd 500go but i decided to go for an ssd sandisk plus 120Go, i've installed windows 10 pro N and all the drivers needed with the Lenovo Service Bridge, but somehow ma computer crash after some time using it a have a blue screen and it reboot and don't recognize the ssd, i've looked at the performance and there are spikes of disk usage at 100% before computer freeze , i've tried many things it seems that the sata driver is having trouble, can someone help me ? Germain

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Hi I have a Portege z10t and I use to be able to see my data usage in the setting. I use to tell what I had used in my billing cycle.. I can't even get the billing cycle date to change now.. Not sure if it is a hardware issue or a software issue.. Any help would be appreciated Thanks

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My friend, who has a very low income was given a Dell Optiplex GX240 running Win2K Pro. 512MB RAM

To help her out, I got rid of porn, viruses, and spyware using:

Ad-Aware, AVG spyware and AV free versions, Trend Micro House Call, Spybot

I checked the task manager, and has constant 100% CPU usage, avg memory usage

The system runs, but apps open slow, so I tried some freeware reg cleaners:

CCleaner, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, Wise Registry cleaner

After hours of searching on web, the fixes I found don't work, so I give up. Can someone help. My friend doesn't have the money to pay someone to fix this, and she was so happy to get a new computer.

Can anyonre help???

I have a HijackThis log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:15 PM, on 11/1/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
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A:MY PC is slow, High CPU usage, moderate memory usage , I'm stuck

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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
==================
Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: Het verwijderen van de te... Read more

A:MOVED<<High cpu usage, low gpu usage with gtx 1070, temps fine...

anyone, please?

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Hi all, hope you can help.

Every so often, when listening to online radio streams/playing games etc my computer just goes crazy. I get a lot of hard drive 'chatter' and lots of fan noise and everything slows to a crawl. My music will start jumping and skipping and there is a long delay between me clicking the mouse and the action happening. It happens when no other programs (for example, my AV/AS) are due to scan. When I look at my Task Manager the two biggest eaters of memory usage are fm.exe (game, it normally eats a load but makes no substantial difference to the comp speed) and ekrn.exe (something to do with my AV, not quite sure what it actually does though)

I am running Windows MCE SP3 and am using NOD32 anti-virus and Sunbelt CounterSpy anti-spyware. The definitions on both are updated daily and both scan daily. I have also defragged the comp and do so weekly. The other programs I use are CCleaner and Glary Utilities, both fairly regularly to clean up my comp when I was working as an internet researcher, but less often now.

I do not get any error messages/BSOD's or actual freezes. Everything just slows right down. Could I have picked up a form of malware/virus that my AV/AS isn't picking up? Could one of my previous spring cleans have been too aggressive? Or is it simply too much load for my comp (2 year old Dell)? It is 3MHz, 1G RAM, kinda your bog standard media comp from 2007.

Your thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated as it's starting ... Read more

A:Computer is apparently being scanned - high CPU usage/memory usage

When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes in Task Manager.Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.List of common system processes found in XP's Task ManagerCommon system processes found in XP's Task ManagerTop System ProcessesAnytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexFile Research CenterProcessLibrary.comDetermining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.Tools to investigate running processes and gather additional information to identify them and resolve problems:AnVir TaskManager FreeProcess ExplorerSystem ExplorerProcessHackerProcess MonitorsvchostViewerThese tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its path location If you right... Read more

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Greetings,
 
I formatted my computer, and after installing windows 7 again, my physical memory in task manager is very high, and cpu keeps jumping up and down.
 
I looked at the processes tab, but noticed absolutely nothing taking abnormal memory (private working set.) Then moved on to performance tab> resource monitor, and found svchost (I think it was netsvcs in parenthesis,) hogging all the memory. After ending the process, I still have had high memory usage, and surprisingly, do not see a process anywhere in task manager with high numbers next to it, so I have no idea what's happening.
 
I have noticed that my windows 7 folder keeps increasing in size, currently about 26 gigs, and a helper told me that it's normal because the updates in windows 7 have a different compression method than windows 8 and after, however when I had previously installed windows 7, fully updated... my folder size was normal, so I assume it can be done?
 
I originally posted in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section, however I did not find malware on my computer, so unless it's very new malware, I am certain windows 7 is causing this problem.
 
For antivirus, I am currently using a free trial of Norton.
 
Advice?
 
P.S. This is probably better for the hardware section, but can constant high physical memory, and cpu usage ruin my hardware? I am avoiding using things that take up high cpu and memory right now, and it's currently about 1.2 g... Read more

A:Windows 7 Jumping Cpu Usage, High Physical Memory Usage

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

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Edit: Posted this on the wrong forum! DOH. Reported as this is for Windows 8, not 7.

Windows 10's message was typically IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, suspecting a driver issue I reformatted to 8.1 which I am on now. The message I'm getting now is PFN_LIST_CORRUPT.

Hardware/full build: Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G, Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker

My strongest suspect is memory, however HeavyLoad ran for 4+ hours maxing both memory and CPU before the system decided to restart. I also ran a Memtest86+ which passed multiple times. I still suspect a memory problem though as I am unable to boot the system with 4 sticks installed unless I have the XMP profile already activated. 3 sticks is fine, 2 sticks is fine, 1 stick is fine, different ports are fine. I tried different sticks in different slots and no change.

Tonight I am getting a lot of the following errors in the event log. This is while the computer was remaining idle on the login screen. I'm running WoW now and there are none to be seen.


Code:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.

Component: PCI Express Root Port
Error Source: Advanced Error Reporting (PCI Express)

Bus:Device:Function: 0x0:0x1D:0x0
Vendor ID:Device ID: 0x8086:0xA118
Class Code: 0x30400

The details view of this entry contains further information.
I can run Furmark with seemingly no issue, Prime95 is stable, IntelBurnTest is stable.

Windows is fully updated (and was when on Windows 10 ... Read more

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Hi,

I just bought my brand new laptop and have loaded Vista Ultimate 32bit onto it for about 5 days. I noticed something unusual about Vista's CPU usage while idle in the task manager as well as the Resource monitor.

I have attached two pictures to show my problem. Notice that my CPU usage is always at about 40-60% on both of my cores. However, the average CPU usage per process shows that it should actually occupy about 15% to at most 20% (by adding up all the highest average CPU for processes in the first picture). The second picture I attached shows the current CPU usage sorted by max usage, and again it does not add up to 41%!

Although at 40-60% usage, I do not notice any major performance impacts, as both cores are not loaded to the max. However, I do notice Vista chewing up more battery than needed when I have my laptop running off batteries. Because the max frequency for the processor would always need to be raised to around 60% even when idle (instead of say... 10-20%).

I have searched online for various problems relating to high CPU usage, and most of the responses are about tracing down which process is the culprit. Well, this is where I'm stumped because it all does not add up! According to the process view, everything is normal but my system resources are still get constantly chewed up by something invisible it seems.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated at this point!
 

A:Vista Ultimate 32: high CPU usage does not correspond with process usage

Posting two more image to show this problem from the task manager...

Notice that the system idle process is 84, and yet CPU usage is 42? I always thought that:
CPU usage + idle process = 100?

Perhaps things are done differently with dual core processors? This is my first dual core so I'm not sure. The second image shows how both my cores are being used roughly equally, at around 50%.
 

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Ok, I am literally KILLING myself over this!

I installed Windows 7 64Bit over XP around a month ago and it was so good that I recommended it to my brother who was previously on XP too. We got him a copy of the 32bit version as he has only 2gb of memory, and he installed it on his machine. However, he constantly had high CPU and RAM usage (Even though no programs were obviously taking it all up in his task manager) and it was making his computer sluggish and slow. Everything was freezing and hanging and it was a nightmare.

I spent a day looking all over the net to find out the problem, but could not fix it at all, no matter what the hell I tried. So he reverted back to Windows XP. (A nice waste of money on Windows 7.) His Windows XP now runs smoothly and is all as it was.

Suddenly today, after my brother connected to my Windows 7 homegroup (or workgroup rather) through his Windows XP machine, my computer got the EXACT same problem as he had ages ago! I have been browsing Google all day downloading s**t, changing things in my computer, trying EVERY possible fix that people have suggested and that sound legit. Nothing works!

So now all of a sudden, my computer is sluggish, games are jumpy and jittery, video rendering times are slooooooow.

Here is a picture of my resource monitor:
You can see the physical memory usage being at 45%. I've ordered the memory usage of each service in highest to lowest.
I just CANT see where the problem is!
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A:Windows 7 random CPU usage and high physical memory usage!!!

I can tell you what is probably causing your problems. AVG.
When you are looking at memory, do not sort by Working set, sort by Hard faults.
Hard faults is what causes things to slow down. Plus you have plenty of memory not to worry about usage.

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Hi,
 
Just yesterday I realized that my computer was acting super slowly and I even received a blue screen of death out of nowhere. Upon checking my processes list,I found many suspicious processes that continued to multiply when I tried to end them. These included: PresentationHost.exe, msdtc.exe, dllhost.exe, prevhost.exe, cmd.exe, msiexec.exe, conhost.exe, and even a notepad.exe that seems to be invisible. A malware is most likely behind this, and is causing my computer to perform very slowly and be almost unusable, I have managed to run FRST, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not even opening for me. In addition, this multiplying issue seems to only occur when I am connected to the internet. I would highly appreciate some help!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:25-10-2015 02
Ran by Christopher (administrator) on CHRIS (27-10-2015 16:51:11)
Running from D:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Christopher (Available Profiles: Christopher & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(SUPERAntiSp... Read more

A:CPU Usage in Task Manager Very High - PresentationHost.exe memory usage

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM\...\Run: [New Value #1] => ctfmon = CTFMON.EXE
HKLM\...\Run: [hTew6txG55AD] => regsvr32.exe /s "C:\PROGRA~3\hTew6txG55AD.dll"
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Chrome] => [5120 2015-10-27] ()
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [Chrome] => C:\ProgramData\taskhost.exe [5120 2015-10-27] ()
AppInit_DLLs: prio.dll => No File
AppInit_DLLs-x32: prio32.dll => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3839431373-621308647-2831785862-1000 -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @nexon.net/NxGame -> C:\ProgramData\NexonUS\NGM\npNxGameUS.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86... Read more

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Edit: Posted this on the wrong forum! DOH. Reported as this is for Windows 8, not 7.

Windows 10's message was typically IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, suspecting a driver issue I reformatted to 8.1 which I am on now. The message I'm getting now is PFN_LIST_CORRUPT.

Hardware/full build: Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G, Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker

My strongest suspect is memory, however HeavyLoad ran for 4+ hours maxing both memory and CPU before the system decided to restart. I also ran a Memtest86+ which passed multiple times. I still suspect a memory problem though as I am unable to boot the system with 4 sticks installed unless I have the XMP profile already activated. 3 sticks is fine, 2 sticks is fine, 1 stick is fine, different ports are fine. I tried different sticks in different slots and no change.

Tonight I am getting a lot of the following errors in the event log. This is while the computer was remaining idle on the login screen. I'm running WoW now and there are none to be seen.


Code:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.

Component: PCI Express Root Port
Error Source: Advanced Error Reporting (PCI Express)

Bus:Device:Function: 0x0:0x1D:0x0
Vendor ID:Device ID: 0x8086:0xA118
Class Code: 0x30400

The details view of this entry contains further information.
I can run Furmark with seemingly no issue, Prime95 is stable, IntelBurnTest is stable.

Windows is fully updated (and was when on Windows 10 ... Read more

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Hi,
I have a i7 3770k at 3.9 ghz, so stock with turbo boost.
I tried oc'ing to 4.5 ghz, didnt fix the problem.
Basically, in some games i get high cpu usage and at the same time low gpu usage.
My system is i7 3770k, gtx1070, 16 gb ddr3 ram, corsair hx850i psu.
In witcher 3 novigrad, which is cpu heavy, i sometimes get gpu usage at like 70% which causes stutter, at the same time cpu usage is around 85%.
When i leave town i get 95-99% gpu usage again and my cpu usage drops.
Dying light same, if cpu usage is high my gpu usage drops.
Battlefield 1 is normally fine in 95-99% gpu usage, except st quentin, but others reported this too.
What can this be? My cpu shouldnt be bottlenecking. Like i said i trid overclocking, didn't help.
nvcp is set to prefer maximum performance and i'm playing at 1440p 144hz.
Any help would be appreciated.http://speccy.piriform.com/results/JMT3Ky4vYTHwXILMO6NViGa
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 17-06-2016
Ran by Power4Pc (administrator) on 26-10-2016 at 22:11:40
Running from "C:\Users\Power4Pc\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M. Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Boot Mode: Normal
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Error: (10/26/2016 09:30:01 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-LoadPerf) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
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A:MOVED<<High cpu usage, low gpu usage with gtx 1070, temps fine...

anyone, please?

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Windows 10's message was typically IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, suspecting a driver issue I reformatted to 8.1 which I am on now. The message I'm getting now is PFN_LIST_CORRUPT.
Hardware/full build: Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G, Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker
My strongest suspect is memory, however HeavyLoad ran for 4+ hours maxing both memory and CPU before the system decided to restart. I also ran a Memtest86+ which passed multiple times. I still suspect a memory problem though as I am unable to boot the system with 4 sticks installed unless I have the XMP profile already activated. 3 sticks is fine, 2 sticks is fine, 1 stick is fine, different ports are fine. I tried different sticks in different slots and no change.
Tonight I am getting a lot of the following errors in the event log. This is while the computer was remaining idle on the login screen. I'm running WoW now and there are none to be seen.


Code:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.
Component: PCI Express Root Port
Error Source: Advanced Error Reporting (PCI Express)
Bus:Device:Function: 0x0:0x1D:0x0
Vendor ID:Device ID: 0x8086:0xA118
Class Code: 0x30400
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I can run Furmark with seemingly no issue, Prime95 is stable, IntelBurnTest is stable.
Windows is fully updated (and was when on Windows 10 as well). I am using drivers from https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards...D... Read more

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I used HP Pavilion G4-2216TU, 2Gb DDR3 RAM, Intel HD 4000, and Windows 8 Pro 32 bit, x64 processor.
The usable memory only 935 Mb, fewer than hardware-reserved that take 1,1 Gb of memory.

Is that normal ? that hardware-reserved took more memory rather than usable ??
please if any explanation for what reason they do that ?

I've check the BIOS, no remapping setting that I can use for.
can I remapping / reduce those hardware-reserved usage in such other way ?
or how can i increase my usable memory close to installed RAM ?
I've not done any change or upgrade since I bought that new laptop, and its seem memory-load is too busy
(I've check with the performance-monitor).

please any assistant will be appraciate.
looking for your replies.

thanks, best regards.
irfan eb.

A:how to reduce hardware-reserved memory usage ?

Some of it is probably used by video. On the other hand 2GB of memory is just too little for today's computers.

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I was just wondering... is there a program or something that gives you numbers of power usage from each peice of hardware in your PC?

Poop... i'm starting to think i put this in the wrong forum... sowwie!
 

A:How do you find out power usage of computer hardware?

It can't be done using software because of the lack of sensors (on your hardware) that can be used to monitor the current supplied to each piece of hardware.
 

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I'm running Windows 7 on an HP pavilion dv4-2045dx.  My hard drive is partitioned and I am dual-booting with Linux Mint in the other partition.  Both operating systems were working fine for over a year until a few months ago.
 
A few months ago I started getting blue screens in Windows 7 with increasing frequency.
 
Now, in Windows 7 I am getting frequent blue screens, usually within 5 or 10 minutes of startup, to the point where I can't even use the computer.  I also sometimes just will get a hard freeze during, or after startup.  Sometimes, the computer doesn't even turn on at all, and my num-lock and caps-lock lights flash 4-times in a repeated pattern with a black screen.  According to the HP website this indicates a problem with the graphics card, but it only happens intermittently.  Sometimes, after booting up, I will get a Windows 7 message that says the graphics driver has crashed, but has recovered.  Typically, I will get a blue screen or a hard lockup within 10 minutes of this message.
 
In Linux Mint, I will often get a hard freeze within 10 minutes of startup, or it will stall during the boot process.
 
Since I am having similar problems in both operating systems, I am wondering if this is definitely a hardware issue or if there are viruses/rootkits/etc. that could infect both OS simultaneously.
 
I am running AVG in Windows 7 and it is up to date.  A couple months ago, something happened where it ha... Read more

A:Frequent blue screens - hardware or software issue?

Hi
Try safe mode in W7 and see if you experience the same issues ?

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Edit:  I'm removing this text here and re-posting to "Am I infected?"
 
Seems like the more appropriate forum.  Sorry!

A:CPU usage suddenly @ 100% / task mgr processes tab shows 10-30% usage

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Hello I have my sisters computer and it has a strange page file usage is currently running with 32 processes with 333mb page file usage memory with cpu usage from 3% to peak of 18 percent

Totals
handles 9302
threads 472
processes 41
Committ Charge
total 456392
limit 620056
peak 490920
Physical Memory (K)
total 253424
Avail 46,564
system cache 96184
Kernel Memory
total 45868
paged 38648
non paged 7220
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processes
hkcmd.exe john
alcxmntr.exe john
avgnt.exe john
explorer.exe john
firewall.exe john
taskmgr.exe john
notepad.exe john
firefox.exe "2" cpu usage flopping
ramfreer.exe kpjm
svchost.exe local service
wdfmgr.exe local service
alg.exe local service
svchost.exe network service
svchost.exee network service
system idle process "92" cpu usage flopping
system system
smss.exe system
csrss.exe system
winlogon.exe system
services.exe system
lsass.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe sytem
spoolsv.exe syste,
avguard.exe system
aawguard.exe system
sched.exe system
ctsvccda.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe system
winlogon system

what I dont understans is why the physical memory is
total 253,424
available is 49,272
system cache is 104948

its like i'm missing 75mgs of ram power
 

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