a little problem that I seem to have resolved once before but it's back and my last fix didn't work this time around. When at system idle I look @ task manager the CPU Usage is running @ 30%. Enabling a view of the kernal times shows that the kernel time useage is VERY close the total CPU usage. This I was told before can indicate a driver/hardware problem but everything seems to be
really busy and when I check task mgr I notice the process that is consuming all the CPU time is the system idle process. I've tried unplugging the wireless adapter which connects me to the internet and still it continues so it is not an intruder or a spyware program calling home to the mother ship. Most of the time I have to reboot the system to get it to stop. Today I let it run and
the problem is that when i did that, the monitor would switch off indeed after set idle time, but then when i press the keyboard it fails to switch back on, i know the machine is still on, 'cos any adverse affects. What you apparently heard is untrue.if i leave it on all the time, with the screensaver on, won't that reduce the life of the LCD considerably No, I've been
I installed a couple of software programs in the last few days. You indicate that automatic restore points will not be created if the system is not idle. Does the system decide to create an automatic check point at a p[articular time or after a certain amount of idle time? The other odd thing I noted with restore is that when one is typing in a name for a restore point, but maybe wants to
stops 20 or 30 minutes later SIP starts calculating again Is there any blessed way to control this beast?What is your issue, actually? When you have free resources, the System Idle Process shows you how much free processor time you have - hopefully that is close to 100%. When you are running other processes (like you say - photoshop) - then there is likely to be less free processor
severe slowdowns. When I use Ctrl+Alt+Del to call up the task manager, I verify that no programs are running, and no unusual processes. When I do this, I find that the "System Idle Process" is using 60 to 90% of the CPU cycles! I have up-to-date antivirus, I frequently scan for Adware/Malware, I defragment regularly, and I don't run excessive items in the taskbar (Norton
(system idle process) uses 100% of my cpu. Why is this happening?System Idle is exactly what it sounds like, the % of processing power doing nothing, available for work, waiting for something to do. If you are having problems, System Idle is not the cause. High 90s% is normal.
the spybot, ad-ware, and spy doctor scans. and it comes up clean. What else should I try? Thanks for any help you can give me.I, myself, am idle most of the time. :-D System Idle Process reference [[Note The System Idle Process indicates the unused percentage of the CPU.]] Task Manager may not calculate CPU usage correctly on Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, or Windows XP http://support
PC sluggish even after running Norton 360. Task Manager shows over 90% System Idle Process AND %CPU Usage at bottom of dialog at 50% at the same time! I believe the %CPU number because other applications send it to 100% and everything crawls, (and %Idle still showing 80-90% Idle!) No other processes listed in Task Manager consuming over 1-2%, perfmon shows same stats. Any ideas?Tyler Are we
stopped. How can I tell Windows (my version is XP Home, with all critical updates and service packs installed) to get backHi Charlie, If Task Scheduler is disabled, automatic restore points cannot be created. Additionally, SR requires idle time to create restore points. If you are turning your notebook on for short periods of time to do work and then turning it off, there isn't enough
sdram. I have nothing in the start up. why would the CPU be 100 % all the time? Is this a hardware issue?? There is nothing running in the back ground that is out of normal, what exactly out of the list of processes in task manager is using the cpu ? Remember that "System Idle Process" measures your SPARE cpu, that is, cpu not being used. PaulI replyed to this ? on the post
Recently, I have found that Windows XP is taking a long time to start up and that the hard drive light is ALWAYS on with 'system idle processing' taking up a huge amount of CPU even when I am running and working with programs. Scandisk has revealed some bad sectors. Can this have anything to do with it? I have tried GO Back and system restore..
the bottom of the task manager window. But when it is acting as described above the "System Idle Process" usage does add to the total and will hog all your resources and bog your machine. I another thread.You and others don't know what you're talking about.System Idle Process is the amount of the CPU that is *NOT* being used. It does not bog down your computer or hog
Regarding System Restore in Microsoft Windows XP:
"Scheduled System Checkpoints (every 24 Hrs by default) are also only created at system idle time so that their creation never interferes with any user using the machine"
Note from Mr.Anshul Rawat [MS]
"If the machine has been continuously up and
't get rid of it because I use it at work. It lags and comes almost to a complete stop when I open it. Help would be greatly appreciated please ~C.J.~Go and look the word 'idle' up in a dictionary, and then post back and tell us why system IDLE is causing you a problem. I wish my system idle registered 100% all the time
sits at around 60% at almost all time due to the System Idle Process running at very high levels at all times. Anytime I go to open a program, or heaven forbid, run 2 programs at once, it pegs out at 100%. Anyone seen this and know why it might be occurring. Any help to fix this would be appreciated. Thx.System Idle Process represents the time your CPU is waiting for something to do
mention anything regarding user inactivity. After all, the task should still run when no user is logged onhmmm, my problem is that we are setting up a scheduled task to restart machines after x hours of Idle time. If the machine is in the middle of receiving an update from SUS, and the xth hour is reached, according to what you are saying the task will still run, the machine will restart, ev
. Funny though, the windows default alt/ctrl/tab program doesnt say that much cpu is being used. Anyway, is this my problem and what exactly is the issue please ? :)System Idle is the percent of time windows has spare. IE 95% of the time windows does nothing waiting for you to issue an instruction. This 95% is normal.
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Why on earth Idle processing take 97 % of my CPU power every 5 seconds. I Ctrl Alt Del to see why my Comp. when play DVD keep slow down every 5 ~10 second and see this Idle processing shot up. Can some one explan?? Tnahks, //Sl HP W335A P4 2.5 1g mem.The Idle Process time is the time spent doing nothing. If something is slowing down your DVD, the idle process isn't the cause. Jim
disc is very busy with CPU use diving between various processes but AAW Service.exe which I believe to be Ad-Aware disabled in msconfig, is always shown as working and sometimes takes over from System Idle with up to 99% CPU usage. What is going on? Other than completely re-installing Windows, can anyone please suggest what I can do to speed startup?It makes no difference how many '