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

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

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, Communications Service...I think it's not related to any process by itself, but its nearly ALWAYS at 100%.
Finally, memory usage is also pretty high at 78%, but I guess this may be because 4Gb is not too much for this computer. I'm hoping to upgrade to 8 soon. Out of the 10 processes consuming most memory, 9 is Google Chrome (how's that even possible?).
In case it helps, here's a capture of the Disk Usage stats: http://imgur.com/AMqcxYS

And one of the processed with the most disk usage and the Resource Monitor at the side:http://imgur.com/tHSjymC

Thanks a lot for the help!

Preferred Solution: 100% CPU usage, 100% Disk usage, cooling fans full speed

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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In Task Manager, I see that my laptop has a total of 2038 MB of physical memory, but 0 of it is free. The only thing that I am running is Firefox with 4 tabs, Spybot, my touchpad program for my mouse and Open Office QuickStarter. My CPU usage is always above 80% and the fan runs at max nearly all of the time. Here's some more specs:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit
Laptop Brand and Style: Compaq Presario C700
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2390 1.86 GHz

A:Fan running at Full Speed, CPU Usage at 100%

Could you open up your task manager click the processes tab make the window as large as you can and make a screenshot?

...I guess the real question in that is what is eating all the cpu?
It should show it in the process tab.

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Wouls anybody know if there is a good utility out there for monitoring in realtime the read and write speeds/data throughput of my IDE HD's?

Simple, and yet for some reason, seemingly elusive. I know there's probably an option in XP's system tools, or some manner of snap-in for it, but it would bve nice just to have something quick, easy, accurate, nice and easy on the eyes, and above all, specific to look at.

A:disk usage/load/speed monitor?

Pick your choice from these utils: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/

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Hey everyone,

So I've been fairly busy lately, and just recently started using my laptop again. It runs 64-bit Windows 10 and on startup, the system seems to be somewhat sluggish but nothing alarming. Once everything boots up, the system runs at what I would consider a normal speed. I noticed the system fan making more noise than usual and opened the task manager to find that 100% of the disk is being used. I have done the following things based on what I found through google:

Turned off the "Show Me Tips About Windows" feature
Quit Skype
Currently running a virus scan

What puzzles me is that it appears that most other people who encounter this issue experience a system wide slowdown after the machine boots, but I do not have this issue. I am hesitant to disable Superfetch as I do not fully understand what it does and it appeared to be more of a fix for users with a SSD, whereas I have an HDD. To go along with the disk usage, my battery life seems to have diminished, however I attribute this to the disk usage.

I haven't posted here in a long time, and have forgotten how to submit a machine log or system stat log. I can post one later if it would help.

Thanks in advance. I really appreciate the help and insight.

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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
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.

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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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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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

here is the sys info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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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Switched on the pc this morning Fans running at full speed ... switched off and restarted two or three times with the same effect. Looking inside the pc the cpu was clean and virtually free of dust and connections were fine.I started the pc again and ran pc wizard to check temperatures (quad core ) all threse were fine, however noticed that one of the Hardware monitors was reading 90 c.(TMPIN1).

The pc is not very old
Hp Pavillion HPE h8-1170uk desktop pc
IPISB_CH2 (chicargo) mother board
16 G memory

Thinking that the pc is still under warrenty thought I wouldn't start taking things to bits, so put the side on andthought I'd try it again ... I haven't really done anything , but it started fine and several reboots have been ok.

The only thing I did different was to disconnect the power lead and press the start button a couple of times ( discharge the caps).

Any ideas ?

REgards Roy

A:Fans running full speed

Yes, one idea. Sometimes a device in the system does not "enumerate" correctly during the BIOS boot. Put simply, the BIOS "names" each connected device and keeps a list (checksum). When you boot the connected devices are checked against the list. If one of the devices on the list does not respond correctly then the system has to try and resolve the discrepancy. The BIOS will not completely release the system to the OS until it has done so. If it gets stuck in a loop then it will search forever.

I believe what you accomplished was some sort of "soft" ClearCMOS. By cutting power and draining the caps you allowed the system to refresh. It found all it's parts and you are good to go.

This type of behavior does not need to indicate any failing parts. It can happen simply due to a minor power fluctuation or data logjam. One time does not make a pattern. Keep your eye on it and if it happens more often then you may need to look into it further.

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I have purchase a Z1 and one week it works without any noises.But at one moment - it seemed to be that all funs are running full speed. A lot of noises! it is very clean inside it. The temps are not so hi. See pic belouw. 

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX 280 medium tower with XP Pro. It was working great and I sent it to my son via UPS. When it arrived. It wouldn't boot at all. I now have it back here.

When you push the power button, I get a yellow light and the fans turn on but run at a very high speed. On the inside I get a constant yellow light which indicates a hardware failure.

I have disconnected and reconnected everything several times, changed the memory, cleaned the processor and added Arctic Silver 5 to the CPU and Northbridge.

The CD-ROM tray works but won't read anything. It won't start in safe mode and won't bring up "set-up" or "boot sequence". The screen never shows anything.

I found a couple of problems similar to this on Google but have tried everything that anyone suggested.

My question: Is there anyway to isolate the problem. It's an older computer and not worth the expense of just replacing parts at random.

Any suggestions appreciated.

A:PC won't boot, fans at full speed

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I've encountered an usual problem... I recently had to pull 1 of the 2 video cards in my PC because it appears to have failed. Ok, not a big deal - not the first time I've had a video card die on my. (GTX 460's). Not sure if that's related to the problem or not, but thought it was worth mentioning as it's the only recent hardware change I've made.
A few days later - when I boot the PC, 2 of the case fans are running at maximum speed - the rear-facing case fan, and the fan mounted behind the motherboard - roughly behind the CPU. The CPU is liquid cooled. All temperatures are running under 50 degrees C, and this is from a cold start after hours of non-use, so no built up heat. The fans persist at maximum speed and never slow down.
I tried the trick I found online re: unplug and disperse any current to get the BIOS to reset, and it worked the first time but has not since.
Anyone have any ideas? The system still loads and appears to be running normally - no problems running any applications (including gaming) - but these fans are very loud at this speed.

A:PC fans running full speed

How are they connected controlled?

If they are attached to motherboard headers (not recommended), verify the BIOS configuration. Depending on the motherboard brand/model, there may be options for how they are controlled.

If that has no effect, the onboard controller could be faulty. You could simply install a fan controller, which is the recommended way to control fans anyway.

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I have to force shut down in order to continue. If I hibernate, my PC just resumes correctly. Shut down worked fine last time I checked and this only happens on Windows 10.

A:After hibernating/sleep my fans go at full speed, and HDD is off

Originally Posted by mvilcis

I have to force shut down in order to continue. If I hibernate, my PC just resumes correctly. Shut down worked fine last time I checked and this only happens on Windows 10.

Device Manager, Mice, rightclick on HID-compliant, power Management,
uncheck "allow this device to wake the computer"

(I'm not 100% sure on this but this worked a few months ago. Fans came back on recently, and I see the box became checked again - probably due to a Windows 10 update, so I unchecked it again. So far so good)

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Not sure how best to describe this, also confirmed by others who have updated to BIOS 1.1.3
since installing the BIOS update the fans will rev to full at various times, rebooting is one time, they are forced to 100% with no ramp up, this causes a high pitched noise as the fans cannot cope with being revved up so fast.
When the fans kick in they will not kick in at 2500rpm (minimum), they will ramp up about 1000rpm faster then settle down.
This has never happened in the time I have owned a 9550 and 9560 until this new BIOS update.
I have reset the BIOS to defaults a few times, reflashed the update and it still does it.

Changing Dell power command doesn't help either.

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Hi Dell, you seem to be ignoring my other topic of the same subject 
This needs fixing before it starts taking out the fans or blowing the motherboard fan controller, ie motherboard replacements.

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I have an Emachines T6414 with a new videocard and sound card, neither of which require a seperate power connector than their slot on the mobo. THey were both in the machine for a few months when I decided to update my BIOS. I was updating my bios, and everything appeared to have worked. At the end it said: "success...press f1 to reboot" so I did. Then the problem started.

When I rebooted the PC the computer did not post, it only had all the fans (CPU, Main and Videocard) going full blast and the hard drive made a little noise, but nothing booted. I reseated the CPU, same thing. I called Emachines tech support and decided that the bios process actually didn't work. So, I bought a replacement bios from an online vendor, Biosman. I gave them the BIOS that the tech support had emailed me. I switched out the bios for the new one, and the same process happened still-no post, full fans and the hard drive warming up. At that point I bought a new PC and got the Geek Squad to transfer the data over.

So now I have come here for a last gasp attempt to revive the POS. I just read that the power supply could be the culprit. How should I determine what part has become faulty?

Thanks in advance. :dead:

A:PC doesn't POST, fans at full speed

Well when it boots up are you getting any signal on the screen?

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I am unable to post a reply on this thread:

So I just want to say that I am observing this fan behavior.

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Hi I've bought the HP Spectre 13-v018ca a few months ago. Upon reading the reviews for this product, I found that some of the critics reviewing this laptop have stated that the fans were annoying at times. Once I bought the laptop, it became a really apparent issue. The fans would spin at high speeds under low cpu usage. Usually they would spin when using Chrome or using the laptop with cpu usage higher than 30% for a sustained amount of time. I've read other forums regarding the HP Spectre x360 but not the HP Spectre 13 so I wanted to know if other people with the HP Spectre 13 also had the same issue. I expect a lot from this because this is a business laptop at a high, high, high price. I hope that HP can acknowledge this issue and try to, at least, release a software update through HP Support Assistant. 

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Starting about two days ago both my case fan and CPU fan have been stuck running at full speed  constantly. I doubt it has anything to do with heat because the fans run at full speed at boot up even if the computer hasn't been used for over 12 hours, and the room it is in is kept at 70 degrees F. I have already attempted updating drivers and updating windows but nothing has resulted in a fix, i'm not sure what else to do

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Hi all I have a HP Compaq DC7800p Convertible Minitower. The cpu and chassis fans both run at full speed all the time after I switch the pc on, whether I boot into windows or just enter the bios settings. I have reviewed an old thread which suggested updating the bios, which I have done. Unfortunately this has not solved my problem. I have tried blowing out the dust, reseating the memory and cards, reseating the CPU and applying new thermal compound. Problem remains. I have double-checked the bios setting for the fan idle speed. Changing this setting does not help. I have also installed coretemp and both processor cores do not exceed 37 degrees Celcius. Anyone able to assist? AJ.

A:COMPAQ DC7800 Fans keep running at full speed

Hi, You might get better assistance on the HP Enterprise Business Forum since you have a business class PC.

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Hello guys this is my first post in this forum.

I work in IT support, and I came across a problem with someone I work with.

Guy called Tony, had a USB stick in one of his front USB ports on his computer, he accidently kicked it and broke some of the USB off in the port.

He has 2 ports on the front, and now when he plugs something into the one that isnt broken, a cooling fan at the top of the computer goes crazy, and it cant be stopped until the computer is shut down, and the USB doesnt register on the computer.

Is this a problem with wires? Or is it just a problem where the ports at the front need replaing all together?


A:USB ports makes cooling fan run full speed?

Powah said:

Is this a problem with wires? Or is it just a problem where the ports at the front need replaing all together?Click to expand...

Hard to say at this state.

By "a piece broken off", do you mean Mr. Tony broke the flashstick so that the USB-male is still plugged in, but the drive itself has been detached? Have you removed the piece which is still inside? (It helps ) - also, which OS is the computer running? This is sort of important, as different OS's works (a little) differently regarding the USB-ports.

Currently, it looks like you simply need to remove that piece stuck inside. Although if that doesn't fix the problem (or if there is no piece stuck inside), then probably a connection or two inside the port broke when the flashstick was kicked - resulting in a need for changing the entire port .

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When i plug in the power cord all the fans spin full speed but it doesnt boot or produce any visual output.HP 6005 Pro

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I got a R850 and complete random the laptop lockups. When it locks up fans begin to spin full speed and windows is locked up. I need to poweroff the laptop and start again.

This can happen three times on a evening, but it can also occur only ones a week.

Its complete random.

A:Tecra R850 - sometimes OS stuclocks-up, fans spin on full speed

On this virtual way it is not easy to say what happen exactly.
Every new notebook is delivered with clean preinstalled OS and something like this should not happen. Later when you start to install updates or own applications it can happen that some background application ?blocks? the system.

In my opinion either you must check preinstalled stuff, processes that run in the background to see which one can be responsible for this, or you must install recovery image again and check how it works with ?factory settings?.

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when I boot my PC, the monitor stays blank, the gpu cooler runs at full speed and I get the 1 long 3 short beep code from bios indicating malfunctioning RAM. Nonetheless, the system boots, but without a video signal. After shutting it down and restarting, the system fires up just fine and runs smooth as ever. That happens only if I leave the PC turned off for some while.

Before that, I had sudden powerlosses while playing games. Therefore I replaced the PSU. After that the troubles described above began.

The operating system is Windows 7 64 bit

My hardware:

Mobo: ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe
RAM: 4Gb Corsair XMS
CPU: Phenom II X6 1090t
Power: Enermax Revolution87+ 550W
GPU: XFX 6870

I have read, that several others had similar issues, but none could come up with a solution. The best solution I found, was replacing my GPU, which is a PCI-E 2.1 version, by a GPU that uses PCI-E 2.0. But that's what I'd like to do least. Especially since there should be no complications between PCI-E 2.1 and 2.0.

I am desperate for suggestions.



A:Solved: System starts without video, CPU fans run at full speed

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The laptop was put to sleep and after about 30 minutes when i tried to switch it on, it showed no response. So i put the power cord in. As soon as i kept the power cord, the fans ran full speed. This behavior repeated whenever i pressed the power or recovery key. Eventually the battery drained out and now its totally unresponsive except for the battery light glowing brown (red plus white) Help !

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Hey there, i changed my computer case about 3 days ago, all went well, only a few minor issues that were fixed, PC was running fine all day today, went out then when i came back turned it on and all is fine, after about an hour i decided to start a game (League of legends) all was fine until the loading screen came up, suddenly i heard my computer fan getting faster and faster and louder, before i knew it the fan is running extremely fast and the PC just shutdown instantly.

Now whenever i try to boot the PC the motherboard beeps and windows will load, but the fans are going at maximum speed, and again the PC will eventually just turn off after about 30 seconds (i believe its my GPU fan) i have tried replugging the wires and my graphics card but this has not worked.

Please help

A:[URGENT ] [HELP NEEDED] Computer turning off FANS full speed

It sounds like the system is overheating and shutting down.

I would check and make sure the CPU heat sink and fan are still properly attached and have not been knocked loose during the chassis change.

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When I boot up my T7500 I get the following messages.
Alert! Unable to initialize fan controller, Alert! Front chassis fan failure, Alert! Rear chassis fan failure, Alert! CPU 2 fan failure, Alert! Hard drive fan failure, Alert! Air temperature sensor not detected.  Select F1 to continue, F2 to run setup or F5 to run diagnostics.
If I select F1, the workstation boots up and the fans are running at full speed.
I've updated the bios & made sure all of the components are clean.
Any suggestions?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16330 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1862 GB (1234 GB Free); D: 2794 GB (1121 GB Free); E: 899 GB (899 GB Free); F: 931 GB (55 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, 3642
Antivirus: Norton Security Online, Enabled and Updated

I did the following steps:
Updated BIOS - Made sure the Quiet fan setting was selected
Replaced all ram. Now 16 GB
Reseated and reapplied thermal paste and fans
re-installed windows 10 PRO on a New HDD
Installed a New 650 Watt Photon power supply with all new cables.
Checked thermal cable for connection on mainboard
Installed new Nvidia Graphics card. Even a new Scepter monitor.

I ran SpeedFan and All temps were good except
PCH CHIP has 0C,
SMBus Thermal Sensot 0: 0C
TD0P current mode is 128C
TD1P current mode is 122C

Fans will not go silent or quiet.

Please Help Me.

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This is for my HP laptop with XP.

I'd like one similar to the Asus Probe that I've got on my desktop.

I looked in downloads but there are so many similar ones that it's
impossible to pick one of the better ones without knowing anything
about them

Thanks for your experiences good and bad.

A:Best utility to monitor temps, fans, SDRAM usage, etc?


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Keeping this as short as possible here is my issue. This laptop is going on four years old, normal wear and tear is expected. I've kept it quite immaculate throughout though. Every week defrag, every day clearing caches, anything you can name to keep this thing as up to date as possible I've done. My wonderful wifey downloads and never looks back so this thing would've already set fire if it weren't for me retracing her steps;)

But, right now, just tonight actually, I closed every program down and ran tuneup utilities to game mode to shut down unneeded services. Even still with all of the specs you see, I noticed that as the game progressed, maybe I played two hours or so making sure to keep all vents free and clear (and I've modified the stock vent covers to allow much more direct air to the fan which has gotten bi weekly cleanings since it's been getting louder), well the computer kept getting slowly louder and louder. It was easy to see that it was beginning to strain for some reason. So I checked the cpu usage and it was normal, the program was pulling about 400,000k though which I think is a bit high......and the fan never ceased. Even with extra air blowing onto the underside it seems that it just went faster and faster as if if was being overloaded, but this couldn't have been the case. I even turned off wifi....maybe it would help a bit. But, the pc does not and has never overheated. All drivers are up to date as of last week minus a BIOS flash, which is still sto... Read more

A:Laptop heating/cooling/fan noise/cpu usage inquiry! (All in one)

I had the same problem with my Dell desktop computer. granted it was 8 years old, but the fan would be really overloaded as the evening went on. I put it down to overheating (as it was a slim-line case).
I have heard that laptops are never actually designed to last more than about 4 years, partly due to the manufacturers design (cos they want you buying another one) and partly because a lot of power/hardware is crammed into a tiny space.
Even after cleaning it out, removing dust, and all the things you do to keep it running perfectly its possible it was only designed to last around 4 years. and therefore there is very little you can do about it.

Obviously i might be wrong with this option...and there may actually be a reason for why its struggling (please inform me if this is the case, or if im wrong on any point). but it is possible it was never ment to last....sorry :/

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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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Hi All, I had some motherboard problem so I replaced the motherboard with the same model as the desktop was under warranty. Since then, the chasis fan runs on the maximum speed creating noise like a car engine. I tried updating the Bios , tried replacing the CMOS battery but nothing works . Kindly please share your thoughts and ideas so to help me out on this issue. 

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I have a KT333LITE mother board with a AMD ATHLON 2100+ CPU, I don't think my computer is running at the CPU's full capacity. When I go to "properties" on my computer, it tells me that I have a 1500+ CPU. Does that mean that there is something wrong with my configuration of my bios or something???

HELP!!! HELP!!!! HELP!!!

naa it's not that bad!!
"BUT", your help would very much be appreciated~!
Thanks in advance

A:Is it possible that I'm not getting my cpu's full usage?

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For the past few weeks I've noticed my CPU usage is up full yet when I look in task manager, the processes running seem normal. Could this be a virus?

I have a laptop with a Intel C2D T5750 CPU.

A:CPU usage up full

In task manager, did you click "View processes from all users"?

Also check the "Resource amnager" button on the performance tab of the task manager and select the CPU tab and sort by CPU use there and see if something shows up.

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I've done a complete format/reload of a friends computer and the PC is running at 100% usage with hardly any software on it and no programs open. Very slow, draggy performance. XP Home, 512 of ram, 2.4 P4, service pack 2. Could use some more RAM but should not be anywhere close to this slow in performance.

Thanks for any help.


A:100% CPU usage after full reload

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Ok.. I was bored so I installed 4 new games; Battleforge, Battleswarm, World of Tanks and Sudden Attack SEA on or around 9/22/10. Its the last one which I'm concerned about because it disabled Microsoft Security Essentials on startup, and ever since random full CPU usages would occur, looking in the task manager than process explorer it came to be schedsvc.dll in a bundle of svchost.exe -netsvcs but virscan.com showed it was fine. Hence my posting here;DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Whitewizard at 20:47:49.61 on Sun 10/03/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1238 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssc:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroupC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Dis... Read more

A:Random full CPU usage

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My computer is gets lag even i dont do anything. I disable all startups using ccleaner and stopping non sence netscevs services and processes. The only using my CPU is the "System Idle Process"


my spec

AMD Sempron(tm) 145 Processor

2.8 GHz

Number of Cores

2.0 GB

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a

GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a

Dedicated Memory
250 MB
Total Memory
889.6 MB
Driver Version

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 32-bit
Service Pack

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i have 16GB of RAM ([email protected]) but when i left my PC over night on without any task, in morning it has message that my RAM is full and i have to shut down programs to not loose data. But In Task Manager i see programs like Firefox using at max 500MB, the overall usage of my account on PC is about 1200MB out of 16GB. But the graph is showing usage 15,4GB / 16GB. There is no program visible in Task Manager showing that kind of RAM usage. I have Samsung 640 SSD driver (120GB). Is it problem with that or how can i solve it? The RAM builds up over time if i do anything but its not cleaning herself, for example after 4 hours of using PC:

Task Manager:
In Use 7.0 GB
Available 8.8GB
Comitted 7,3/18,8 GB
Cached 4.6 GB
Paged Pool 405MB
Non-paged pool 4,9GB
Speed 2400MHz
Used slots 2 of 4
Form factor DIMM
Hardware reserved 114MB

It builds up and than at about 15,5GB it tells me i have to shut down programs. It doesnt matter what programs i use, it doesnt seem to be specific memory leak from 1 program.

A:Win 8.1 RAM full usage without apparent programs using it

Sometimes background tasks of "Metro Apps" takes a lot of resources if they are not controlled properly... that's the only thing I could think of with that issue! :/
I think you must use a Memory Optimizer software to help you resolve the issue! Hope that helped!!!

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First of all I apologize if this is in the wrong thread I was in two minds where to post it as i'm not 100% sure what my problem is.

Here it goes; For the past month or so my PC has been going crazy, in the sense that when I play music whether it be through my browser or media player/itunes. The sound crashes and and then my CPU rockets up I know this because I have a CPU meter gadget on my desktop and I see on the graph it is very irregular always at the highest peak of usage.

This can occur at any time, even as as I googled 'Seven forums' my PC lagged like crazy and the mouse cursor was moving many second after I moved my mouse. This mainly happens when I am playing music and/or using my webcam on Skype whilst talking to friends. I thought it was a flash player bug as I found that on google I tried downgrading it and that didn't work I then changed browsers from Firefox to Chrome, but to no avail.

I checked the 'Performance' tab under task manager and It shows also in the graph the CPU usage is at it's highest and the % of usage is usually 99%, it also tells me I have 1.72GB of memory. Also checked the resource manager various times and under the CPU tab I see multiple processes can vary at being at the top of the list, A few on these are 'Avastsvc.exe' 'Perfmon.exe' 'system interrupts' also flash player and firefox have been at the top a lot when I was using that browser. I'm sorry if i'm vague but this really isn't an area I am familiar with.

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A:Full CPU usage for no obvious reason

First of all run a full antivirus scan (I recommend malwarebytes)
If results are negative, click show all users. Now you can see what is taking up most of the CPU.
Post a picture of it or type in the most CPU-intensive program there.

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Hi all,

Recently installed the 64 bit Windows 7, and my CPU usage is constantly at or near 100% whenever I open WMP. Just to give a quick run-down of my system, I have:

-- Intel Duo E8400 3GHz
-- ECS G31T-M mobo
-- 2x2GB RAM
-- XFX nVidia 8800 ultra

I searched on Google and found that somebody said it caused by WMP Network Sharing Service, so I disabled this service but the problem still remains. I tried on other player like iTunes or Real Player, it was fine, the CPU usage always belows 10%.

Does anybody have the same problem or know how to fix this?

A:WMP causing full CPU usage in Wins 7

please can somebody help me?

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I have a Dell AMD 3800 2gh 2g RAM 240g HD and something is filling my hard drive to capacity and I cannot find out what. I recently installed Carbonite and it appears to be running fine. We noticed that some recorded TV shows suddenly disappeared and when looking found the hard drive within 3g of being full. I started backing up and deleting video and picture files and I will notice that space being freed up on HD but then it fills back up again without us saving anything. This morning after deleting files I had 9.4g free but right now it only shows 5.97 free. I did empty recycle bin. I tried to run CHKDSK but could not as it said I needed higher security. I am the Admin on Vista Home Premium so should be able. Can someone help me through the steps to check what is happening. Thank you in advance.

A:Hard drive usage full

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hello everyone..over the past 2 weeks,my pc has been behaving strangely..upon startup,my cpu usage is 100%(with no applications running) and no matter what i do,it dosent go down..i uninstalled all programs i had installed during that peroid..i ran rkill,then kaspersky root kit,then used malwaye bytes and then avg(in the same order) in the normal mode..didnt catch any infections..then i did the same in the safe mode..same result..what should be my next step?any help would be appreciated..thanks

A:Need Help:full cpu usage inspite of no programs running

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I wish to be able to control the speed/rate in which Internet explorer accesses/downloads sites.

I want to able to slow Intrenet Explorer yet keep Mozila Firefox at its normal rate.

So i don't wish to slow all applications and their access to the internet, just Internet Explorer.

What i am trying to do is to limit the usage that IE uses, e.g. max of 5MB/hour, but i don't wont it to reach the limit then just stop working, I want it to be constant so that it can keep working yet not exseed a limit.

Is this possible?

If so how can this be done?

Thank you to all who contribute to this question i appreciate it!


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My computer's speed has dropped pretty drastically over the past month or two. Firefox has been shutting itself down almost regularly now and when I search from google on IE almost everytime I click on a link it redirects me to some other site. I've tried all my spyware numerous times, my Norton, CCleaner, etc. but nothing seems to help. Any help would be appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:49:40 AM, on 12/9/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.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\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
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A:Sharp Decline in Speed/Usage

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Download FixWareout? by LonnyRJones and save it to your desktop

Double click on Fixwareout.exe
Click Next, then Install, then make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish
The fix will begin; follow the prompts
You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so.
Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.

When your system reboots, follow the prompts
Afterwards, HijackThis will launch. Please click Scan, and check the following items:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AlcWzrd] ALCWZRD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{294F84B6-10F8-41F5-B492-D34824AD0153}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3EA20DAD-E3BB-422D-8463-C895D4A1A93E}: NameServer =,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =
O17 - HKLM\System\CS3\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: NameServer =
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It's probably apparent, but I used the KRC HijackThis Analyzer
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks guys!

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 6/3/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Realtime Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\Realmon.exe -s
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:25:15 AM, on 6/24/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Drag'n Drop CD\BinFiles\DragDrop.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.toshiba.com/search
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.toshiba.com/
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A:HijackThis Log: problem with speed and CPU usage

Just bumping this up.

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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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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A:Quark 7 stopped working - high cpu usage-memory usage ? Virus??

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