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Why does task manager always show CPU usage at 100%? It's

Q: Why does task manager always show CPU usage at 100%? It's

Hi!

I bought a new desktop last year to run high-end software used for my degree; I installed Windows 8 on it, having got on with it on my laptop. I did notice though, after venturing into the Task Manager, that my CPU usage was at 100%. All the time. Even when idle. In fact, resource monitor says it's working at 108% load! I thought this was rather odd, so investigated further:

It appears that task manager divides the 100% usage proportionally between the processes using the CPU. So for example if Firefox, Word and Notepad were using 5%, 3% and 2% respectively, Task Manager would report 50%, 30% and 20% usage. I was initially concerned that my processor was going to take some serious damage to its life expectancy if it was being constantly loaded - but the performance monitor in Norton Anti-virus shows the CPU load to be much, much lower - where I'd expect it to be.

My system is an 3.4GHz i7, with 16GB RAM running 64-bit Windows 8 Pro. People have suggested a fresh install, but it's an almighty pain backing everything up and re-installing VPN servers and software through various security measures, so I'd rather not...

Any clues?

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A: Why does task manager always show CPU usage at 100%? It's

Here's my task manager. I have two browsers open (sitting idle). Is this what you are looking at? If so, screenshot please:

Attachment 23950

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See the picture
How can I fix this?
Thanks!

A:My Task Manager Doesn't Show RAM Usage each Program.

Hello RingofCola, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can also check to see if Resource Monitor will show you this under the Memory tab instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit. On reboot, I want Task Manager to start automatically, as early as possible, ideally in the Processes tab, showing processes from all users, and sorted by CPU usage (with max CPU usage on top).

If that's too specific, then I just want Task Manager to start automatically on reboot, as early as possible, regardless of its focus.

How can I do this?

If it's helpful, I have autoruns, but I've never used it to make a new startup program.

Thanks.

A:How make Task Manager start automatically on reboot & show CPU usage

Copy the Start menu's task manager shortcut to your startup folder.

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Win 7 64 bit Dell Optiplex 780. 4G RAM.
 
A few days ago the system went sideways and now I have very high (but fluctuating) CPU usage and memory usage.  Processes in Task Manager  are running wild and some are showing multiple instances where I wouldn't have expect them to be so. Using Chrome to make this post but IE repeatedly crashes and allowing the crash to search for a resolution to the problem does not produce results. Details have shown issues with various dll files. 
 
I've temporarily removed avast. Installed and run malwarebytes, adware, jrt, ccleaner. Did a scan disc. All these come back clean.
 
Thinking this is a windows issue but not sure where to start. 
 
Any thoughts?
 
Thanks,
Dawn

A:Win 7 64 bit; cpu usage high; processes show multiple times in task manager

Hello chasingstillness
Please start with this program.
 
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (A.K.A. MBAR) from HERE
Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain.
If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log.txt and system-log.txt
 
Thank You

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I went into Control Panel>System>Advanced>Performance/Settings>Advanced>Virtual Memory/Change>

That brought up a dialog box called Virtual Memory. In there I selected the radio button: "No paging file" and then hit OK. But Task Manager still shows paging file usage.

Does anyone know what's going on?

royeo
 

A:Why does Task Manager show paging file usage when I turned off paging file

Why would you turn off paging - you are just asking for problems
 

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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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I press Control Alt Delete and the Taskmanager won't show up. It shows up in the system tray, but i can't do anything about it. I pree Control Alt Delete again and another green icon shows up in the tray. But it won't show up. It's driving me crazy. Any help guys?
Here's my Hijackthis log:

C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YPager.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mnmsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\SmartClose\SmartClose.exe
C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\avant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\&#26700;&#38754;\HiJack This\HijackThis.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,,
O2 - BHO: PCTools Site Guard - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdsg.dll
O2 - BHO: IeCatch2 Class - {A5366673-E8CA-11D3-9CD9-0090271D075B} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
O2 - BHO: PCTools Browser Monitor - {B56A7D7D-6927-48C8-A975-17DF180C71AC} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &#25910;&#38899;&#27231;(&R) - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: FlashGet Bar - {E0E899AB-F487-11D5-8D29-0050BA6940E3} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\fgiebar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-00... Read more

A:Task Manager Won't Show UP!

is anyone going to help me out???
 

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Why won't my "Task Manager" window display when I enter (ctrl + alt + enter)?
When I do enter (ctrl + alt + enter) I get a CPU Usage/CPU Usage History window display.
I am running Windows XP version 6.0.2800.1106
 

A:Task Manager does not show. . .

Use Ctrl+Alt+Del
 

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when i right click the taskbar and click taskmanager nothing shows also using the ctrl alt del nothing appears i tried to using the regedit tool to find under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion
no key for taskmanager

I also confirmed that the DisableTaskMgr value is ZERO (as it should be) at:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System


what could be?

A:Task manager will not show up

Try this:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ng-377302.html

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Why won't my "Task Manager" window display when I enter (ctrl + alt + enter)?
When I do enter (ctrl + alt + enter) I get a CPU Usage/CPU Usage History window display.
I am running Windows XP version 6.0.2800.1106
 

A:Task Manager does not show. . .

Use Ctrl+Alt+Del
 

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I have a strange issue. I have a couple of processes that do not show in task manager at all. The strange part is they do on my other PC's.

If I start Word I don't see word.exe if I start some games I don't see their *.exe's I find it to be strange that htings aren't being listed in here. Uninstall and reinstall of offending softwares is not changing anything.

Mind you Process manager is not empty it has a fair amount going on... just some never show up.

Also no rhyme or reason as far as application opening times I can start up word first and it not show up but then start up internet explorer and see the iexplore.exe.
 

A:Processes run but don't show up in task manager?

Have you tried this:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

#113 on the left

Hope this helps.
 

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when i right click the taskbar and click taskmanager nothing shows also using the ctrl alt del nothing appears i tried to using the regedit tool to find under
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion
no key for taskmanager

I also confirmed that the DisableTaskMgr value is ZERO (as it should be) at:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

it is there under system 32 but same doesnt function
what could be?

i installed several antivirus nothing found

please help

A:Task Manager will not show by any command

Re-enable:http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Re-E...oad-137300.html

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Over the past couple months my Windows 10 machine has gotten picky about what applications it will run. For example, I just installed the program Bins (http://www.1upindustries.com/bins/), which is reputable, but when I attempt to start it nothing happens. When I check the task manager, it shows up, eating up between 7-9% of my CPU. If I attempt to start it again it creates another identical iteration of the program in the task manager. When I end the tasks, nothing happens.

When I run the programs as an administrator, nothing changes. When I run the program in compatibility mode, nothing changes.

While not all programs react this way, many do. I have tried disabling my anti-virus/exploit programs (HitmanPro.alert, MalwareBytes, and Bitdefender), and still the programs will not function.

In addition to Bins, I've experience this with:

- Saent (https://www.saent.com/)
- Ninja Download Manager (https://ninjadownloadmanager.com/)

and many others.

Does anyone know what's going on here? How might I fix this problem?
 

A:Many applications won't run, but show up in Task Manager

Here is my system 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) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 63 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 12
RAM: 49049 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 893 GB (333 GB Free); D: 3725 GB (3714 GB Free); M: 1909 GB (1907 GB Free); W: 931 GB (907 GB Free); X: 7451 GB (4265 GB Free); Y: 3725 GB (384 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, X99A SLI PLUS(MS-7885)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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if i turn uac off i see much more processes in taskmanager compared to the off setting . but i still use the same account.

is there a way to see "all" processes in taskmanager even if uac is on?

what is this whole thing about and where can i find more info about this topic?


thanks alot for hints or links : )

A:why does task manager show more processes with uac off?

Welcome to to Forum Robin

Bottom left, click show process from all users. This will show all the process being used.

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Ok, I think some program I downloaded installed created a fake Steam client. For those of you who don't know what Steam is, search it up. Anyway, in the normal client you log in and such, but this client looks dodgy and I cannot close or press anything apart from login. Now it doesn't show up under the task manager, its just a uncloseable window. Its already taken my account, (Only worth $80 USD) but it won't leave, how can I remove it permanently. (I am virus scanning right now.)

A:Program that does not show up in task manager?!

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Hi guys,

Last week, I tried to install GoToMyPC (a trial version) and the computer started running really slow, so I deleted all the files associated with it (from Program Files) after uninstalling. I didn't delete anything else (or so I think) but my Limewire kept restarting itself, and I had to uninstall it too and delete all the files associated in Program Files bc I would keep getting an error that Limewire cannot start. Now, the sound was gone too, several of the windows updates were deleted, and now the task manager won't show up. I got the sound back, and did all the windows updates. I have also ran Ad-Aware 2007 and have tried everything that I could to get the task manager back. Here is my HiJackThis log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:20:24 PM, on 8/12/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\PRISMSVR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.... Read more

A:task manager wont show up

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Is there a way to make it so Task Manger will always Show Processes From All Users WITHOUT turning off UAC? It seems like every time I open task manager and want to check the running processes I have to click the button in the bottom left. With UAC off, it seems to always show all users, but with UAC off I can't use my gadgets..

A:Task Manager Show Processes From All Users

What build are you running? Becase in mine, with UAC fully enabled, I can see a button that reads "Show processes from all users" in the "Processes" tab.

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Hello,

For some reason the task manager in Windows Vista isn't what it usually is. Instead of seeing the regular task manager screen I get the screen shown attached.

How do I set the task manager back to normal?

A:Task manager doesn't show properly

Double-click the border.

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Im using Windows XP professional SP2, and ive just installed a new monitor on my PC, when i had finished installing the monitor, i reset the PC and went off using IE to check through some web sites. When i tried to open the task manager, (CTRL + ALT + DEL ) it showed something i had never seen before. It was showing the service Tab, but it didnt show the tabs on the top, and i couldnt change the tab.I tried closing the task manager and opening it again, but it acted the same. Then, with the task manager open, i hit CTRL+ALT+DEL again, and it opened a new task manager.I rebooted the PC and it made no difference. I would really appreciate some help, cause because my PC is slow and tends to get jammed, its hard to work without the Task Manager....Im adding a screenshot of the problem, where it shows 3 task managers open, and no tabs on any of themThanks in advance

A:Task manager failing to show tabs

Simply double click somwhere on the frame of the taskmanager. The tabs should return.

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I only have a few examples of this, but Mozilla firefox is a big one. I am currently typing this forum post in the application, while at the same time I have the task manager up on the app history tab. Firefox is no where to be seen. I think the only apps that show up there, are Metro apps... Is this true, and if it is, is there a way around it?

A:Why don't some apps show up in Task manager, app history?

I see it under processes, but not under app history.. I am guess that is because it is not a metro app..

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I used to be able to see the Image Name just fine and I haven't changed anything. Now, the box is greyed out and apparently should be showing it. Any support would be much appreciated!


Thanks!
 

A:Task Manager unable to show Image Name?

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I unlocked my AMD Phenom II X2 CPU to 4 core, but the Windows not show it.
The Task Manager not show it and CPU-Z show only 2 cores. But the Device manager and a BIOS shows all the 4 cores.

I found this solution for the problem, but it is not working. When I do these steps the Windows restarts, but nothing happens. Maybe because I use a Windows 8 and a never version of EasyBCD.

What can I do for working 4 cores?

A:Task manager doesn’t show all CPU cores

You could try opening msconfig, boot options tab. Click advanced and ensure that the "Number or processors" checkbox is unchecked. This is the default setting but sometimes people change it based on misguided advice.

Unlocking CPU cores is always a gamble. In many cases the cores were locked for a reason, such as being defective.

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Hello, so the topic title is pretty much straight forward. When I open the Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), it opens to the Processes tab initially. The problem is that I don't use this tab at all, I click on the Details tab to the right, since I'm more familiar with that. I would like to automatically open the Details tab every time I open the Task Manager. What can I do? Also, rearranging those tabs would be perfect.
(Microsoft should allow you to modify stuff like this easily and simply to best suit you and your work for best productivity. We're in 2016. Someone mention that to them please.)

Thanks

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I'm not sure how to fix the problem, adaware doesn't see anything nor does spybot. Here is my hijackthis report. Do you know what I should do???

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 6:31:23 PM, on 8/1/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\PhilipsRemote.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~1\MM_DIR~1.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Handspring\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILLA.ORG\MOZILLA\MOZILLA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drt6.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drt6.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Dave\LOCALS~1\Temp\kndh.dat
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-aware 6\Ad-aware.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Dave\Desktop\hjtlog.exe
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A:pop ups, wierd applications that only show in task manager, help me please!!

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I can open Task Manager but it doesn't say "Task Manager" at the top or have the red X to close or the menus (File, Shut Down, etc.) It also doesn't have the processes tab but it has the three buttons at the bottom. Does anything in my HijackThis log suggest what might be doing this or anything else I should fix? Thanks very much for any help you can give.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:14:00 AM, on 03/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

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:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Image Editing\vmount2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnat.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnetdhcp.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\vmware-authd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program F... Read more

A:Task Manager won't show processes or menus.

Hi, BlackAngusYoung

Welcome.

Open Task Manager. Doubleclick on one of its borders. That should bring the Menu back.
 

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I know I only posted about this a couple months ago but I've been away from my PC for some time due to personal issues and haven't been able to follow it up, now ever since I installed a new MOBO, CPU and RAM I didn't know you're meant to format your HDD after installing the parts, so now my PC is all types of buggy, startup takes forever, some of my USB ports take forever to register, that includes my internet thumb stick thing so no internet whatsoever, for a long period of time while the HDD is reading at 100% it is slow as a snail, after a long while it goes pretty much back to normal like now while i'm typing this.

I'm on Windows 10 at the mo, I was wondering if it is as simple as backing up files on to a external HDD, I also heard you may have to put the OS on the external HDD too? But I have no idea about that, does it mean the OS as a whole? Or does it mean the OS setup, If it is the OS as a whole I've no idea of how to transfer/copy that, I really am clueless.

Long story short: HDD at 100% usage, is it as easy ( I say easy like I know how, I don't know how lol) as backing up HDD with files along with OS file(s) on to External HDD and formatting said internal HDD?

Any extra details needed give us a shout, thanks in advance.
 

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Hello,
I'm currently running two computers via modem through my cable company. My TV Cable and home phone run through this modem as well. The internet between the two computers is shared via LINXSYE router.
The first computer has Windows Professional XP from last year. The second has Windows XP home edition which came preinstalled on the computer 2-3 years ago. In 'windows task manager' on the first computer, under the processes tab, the 'image name/and user name' columns list "System/System" as the highest user of memory, under the 'Mem Usage' column. It's currently at 75,000K. My second computers settings for this is 250K. Is this correct ???? I appreciate the help.
 

A:Task Manager 'Mem Usage'

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well now that i look at the task manager, i see that something that i never seen before using CPU usage is now going to like 5-15% cpu usage, the system task. i never seen that ever go high

heres my hijack log if it helps

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:38:06 PM, on 5/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\program files\valve\steam\steam.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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A:task manager, something using cpu usage

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DL them (they are free), install them, check each for their
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Hello, I've seen this problem posted repeatedly in SevenForums (CPU stuck @ 100% unless task manager is open Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums) and the like. I have the same problem, but I don't have the igfxupdate.exe files in my System 32 folder or SysWOW64 folder. When I open the task manager, I see the CPU usage go from 90-100% down to it's usual 10-20%. When I look on Process Explorer, I see that my 'System Idle Process' is at 70-80%. It looks like I have this virus, I have the main symptom, but I don't have the file in my folder, and I can't use the "sc delete SearchIndexer" that people type in because I get a 'Open Service FAILED 1060: Specified service doesn't exist as an installed service' error code. When I catch the CPU going down after I open it, it shows that task manager is using 65% CPU, than goes down like nothing happened, returning to normal. How do I fix this? Why do I have man of the symptoms of this virus but not others?

A:CPU Usage 100% when not in Task Manager

You need to click on the CPU column in task manager to find out what Process(s) are exactly eating up CPU resources. Your process Explorer snapshot only shows 44% CPU use.

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hey guys, does anyone know what this means? i see it when i hit ctrl alt del.

i always thought it stood for the amount of RAM being used, but i'm not sure?

thanks guys
 

A:What does 'PF Usage' in 'Task Manager' mean?

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Hey guys,

I am having trouble solving this issue, I dont know that happened but when I press CtrlAltDel and go under processes all CPU usage readings say 00. Does anyone know what is happening?

I am running Windows 7

Thank you,
Alex
 

A:In task manager all CPU usage is 00

if nothing is using the cpu when you check 00 is normal

run a a/v scan and then check it while it is running
 

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Hi there,

This is my first post. This looks a good forum, I hope I can help.

Or maybe somebody could help me with the task manager.

In Xp when I used the task manger it told me how much CPU is being used. this was very helpful because if one particular process was taking up to much power I ended task.

Yet in Vista x32, even when the cpu is going at full pelt, it only register a few % on the odd program. Something is running, but I do not know what. This has been an ongoing problem for years, and I have installed and reinstalled, and run ant viuses and malware and root kits. Yet when running fully loaded, it never shows what is running, even when showing all users.

My laptop is a Dell inspiron 1720.

I would be grateful if somebody could shed so light on this upgrade from Xp.

Many thanks

Ceira

A:Task manager. Why does is show only a few processes running at low power?

Go to view in task manager and check the infomation that you want to see

For much better information, download process explorer from your search near start up button.

In task manger you have to check show all users, also.

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I was working on my Dad's laptop and started a task manager. All that was displayed in the task manager was the list of programs running. This is what would normally be displayed on the Applications tab. There were buttons for "new task", "end task". But all of the other tabs were missing (Processes, Performance, Networking, Users). There was not even a way to close or minimize the window.

Does anyone have any idea what is going on with this?

LMHmedchem

A:windows 7 task manager does't show process list

try double-clicking the edge of the window (not the aero glass border, but near them) - it should bring everything back.






Quote:
Task Manager has two different views. To see the view that includes menus and tabs, double-click the border of the Task Manager window. To switch back to the view without menus and tabs, double-click anywhere in the border around the tabs.


source

i have to admit that i don't understand the purpose of this 'feature'.

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Hey there, and thanks in advance. I'm on windows XP home SP3

The problem:
When I hit "switch user," then welcome screen comes up fine, but it does not register me (Patrick) as logged in (attached picture "problem1").

If i try to click another user, the logged in user's background flashes and then i'm thrown back to the welcome screen.

After poking around i discovered that if i hit ctrl+alt+del, it does not show any users as being logged on (attached picture "problem2").

What I've tried:
I've checked the normal settings for fast user switching as well as any services involved with it. I do not know if you are supposed to be able to start terminal services manually (going into services.msc and clicking "start" on it), but I can't. instead I recieve an error message that reads:

"the terminal services service on local computer started and then stopped some services stop automatically if they have no work to do"

I cannot for the life of me figure out what's going on, any ideas? (without reformatting of course)
 

A:Solved: Task manager does not show user as logged in.

I'm thinking this is what you've tried - please confirm:

Go to Start => Run and type in "services.msc" {without the quotes}
Maximize the window.
Locate 'Remote Procedure Call'
Set the Startup type to Automatic and click Apply.
Click the Start button to start the service.
Locate 'Terminal Services' and double-click on it.
Set the Startup type to Manual and click Apply.
Click the Start button to start the service.
Locate 'Fast User Switching Compatibility' and double-click on it.
Set the Startup type to Manual and click Apply
Click the Start button to start the service.

You could also try setting Terminal Services to Automatic and rebooting.
 

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Hi everyone

I'm facing a problem with the task manager. Suddenly both of my HDs stopped showing any activity in the task manager and are constantly show 0% although there is activity and despite the fact that in the resource monitor activity is shown properly. Any ideas what the fault might be?

I think they've stopped after I connected an external HD. But I am not sure though so don't rely on that being the issue.

A:Disk performance show 0% all the time in Task Manager

Solution anyone?

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Hi everyone

I'm facing a problem with the task manager. Suddenly both of my HDs stopped showing any activity in the task manager and are constantly show 0% although there is activity and despite the fact that in the resource monitor activity is shown properly. Any ideas what the fault might be?

I think they've stopped after I connected an external HD. But I am not sure though so don't rely on that being the issue.

A:Disk performance show 0% all the time in Task Manager

Solution anyone?

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(Note: This may not even be an issue, but it worries me all the same)
(May as well start this off with a log)
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:40:06 AM, on 7/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\WINDOWS\System32\PackethSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://start.earthlink.net
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A:CPU Usage (XP Task Manager) (moved from XP)

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First of all, hello to you all.
This has been happening since a few days and i couldn't come with a solution..
What's happening is everytime the task manager it's closed my CPU usage goes up to 99% and sometimes even the disk, but once it's open it goes down a lot in 1-2 seconds (That's how i noticed)..
Something it's hiding that's where i put my money on, but not normal at all.
I'll be waiting for a solution, thank you so much for taking the time to read this, if needs any logs or anything just ask and by the way i have windows 8!

A:99% CPU usage unless task manager is open

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I seen this issue in another thread posted a few days ago, (I cant post in that topic so i made this one)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/476969/100-cpu-usage-unless-task-manager-is-open/
I have this problem around 1 month, my laptop fans start running constantly. Since I was not actually using the laptop, When I did look at it, I noticed the CPU widget I have in my desktop was showing 30-40% CPU usage across all 8 cores(some core more than others). I immediately opened Task manager to see what was causing it, at which point the CPU usage immediately drops back to normal(around 1% at max). Close Task manager, and CPU usage immediately returns to 30-40%.I have ESET smart security as antivirus(registered and up to date).
and it doesn't show any problem.
and my laptop is hp pavilion dv6 6190us
 
btw, I thought this problem is because of my windows (7) and I used hp recovery system to restore my pc to factory configs.
ofc after restore, my whole HDD deleted.
 
But problem didn't solve.
 

A:(30-40%) CPU usage unless task manager is open

ops, sry i didnt check the forum's guide,
 
here is my dds result:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16483
Run by Majid at 0:10:35 on 2013-05-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1256.981.1033.18.8140.5334 [GMT 3:00]
.
AV: ESET Smart Security 6.0 *Enabled/Updated* {77DEAFED-8149-104B-25A1-21771CA47CD1}
SP: ESET Smart Security 6.0 *Enabled/Updated* {CCBF4E09-A773-1FC5-1F11-1A056723366C}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: ESET Personal firewall *Enabled* {4FE52EC8-CB26-1113-0EFE-8842E2773BAA}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2011\TrueSuiteService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k WbioSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe
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I apologize if this topic exists. I could not find it by searching.

My Sony Lap Top will begin to slow down and seems to click a lot. When I go to the task manager, WAOL is using up to 300k of my memory, which seems high. It is not always that high. Sometimes under 100. I have searched for malware, viruses, worms, all of the mess that could be in here. Do I have a leak, and how would I check for that? I run norton 360, adaware, I have pest patrol and malwarebytes or something like that. Also have registry cleaning software.

Thanks for any hints you may have.

A:over usage of cpu showing in task manager

You've tried uninstalling the AOL software...and then reinstalling?

Louis

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Hi there, .. I dont know why my task manager is show that my cou usage is that high..
Even tough I have nothing runnung, ..
I check the processes and I don't see anything running there, . and the System Idle process is in 93% (for example) while the task manager is showing CPU usage: 30%...

What is this?

Thhanks a lot

PS:Cpu usage in task manager goes even higher when absolutely nothing is running

A:Task manager showing 20-30% cpu usage...

System Idle is free process space - in other words only 7% of process pace is used. It's an idle number, it is normally the highest number.

You might have nothing running, but the system has lots of stuff. 20-30% isn't that bad, mine for example shoots up to 61%, juts because I launch Task Manager, then it settles down to a lower number.

you might see some improvement by trimming down the number of services and startup items in System Configuration.

Press the WinKey+R and type msconfig in the Run box
Press the Services tab
Hide all Microsoft services Make sure the box has a check mark in it.
Press [Disable all]

Press the Startup tab
Press [Disable all]
Enable your Antivirus (if present) and touchpad (if present) - a tick mark in the box means enabled.
Press [OK]
Restart your machine.

See if the CPU usage is lower.

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When im running a ewido scan my task manager shows cpu usage around 90- 100%, should it be this high? The PF usage is around 270mb, is this high?

A:Task Manager-high Cpu Usage?

As long as it's only happening while running the scan, this is OK. Just keep an eye on it. High usage is normal, increasing usage over time isn't.

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Hey there, When i open my task manager, it shows 30-40% CPU usage but instantly drops to 0-3%
I've seen problems like this before, could possibly be a virus, I've ran scans but they have came up with nothing, i know its not "normal" for this to happen, as it hasn't happened before
Any help is much appreciated, apologies if I've posted in the wrong place!
cheers

A:CPU Usage 30-40% open task manager 0%

Hello, seems perfectly normal. Exact same behavior here, on several different pc's, no virus or problems.

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Hi
so as the title states my pc currently uses 72% of my 4GB RAM.
it says that its got 79 processes running , 30-45 CPU Usage and that leads to 2.87GB Ram usage at the moment.
WHAT ... THE ...?????
My highest current ram user is Facebook Messenger .exe *32 , 168k
svchost.exe 162k
explorer 116k
and the rest are chrome with 12 processes ranging from 2500 to 113k

What information do you need for diagnosing this ... issue ... and what should i do ?
I currently use avast prime and i doubt any virus could have got in since i dont go on any "fishy" websites.

Looking forward to solutions
Thank you.

A:Task manager shows 72% Ram usage.

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab and Processes tab, sorted by memory usage.
Be sure to check "Show processes from all users".

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Hi. I've got a question about my current CPU usage. I've tried googling around to find some sort of answer on this scenario, but I've found various answers that haven't really helped me out, so I thought I'd try this.

About a week ago, I noticed that my CPU usage has been hovering around 55%-60% with really no processes running, except for the system tasks. I noticed this when my computer will often restart when I have more than one application running, due to the CPU usage being so high. This has just recently started being a problem. I've tried to figure out what process it might be, but to no avail. I'm wondering it might be a hardware problem. I realize this whole 'CPU Usage' problem, is probably very common, and probably has several upon several causes, but I thought I'd post a screenshot of my process explorer, to see if that gives any clues.

Let me know if there's any other information I could provide to help find the solution.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Question About CPU Usage In Task Manager

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Hi as the title says my CPU seems overloaded all the time until i start my task manager, then i can see for a few secs that the computer CPU usage is 100% but it falls down pretty quickly to a standart value. I know there are already some post about this here but none of the answers helped me. So far i know trojan viruse can cause this. I have found that its usually hidden as igfxupdate.exe in system32 folder but i have nothing like this there. I scanned the computer through avas and it removed a few potentialy dangerous files but it didnt help. Thx so much for every suggestion.

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