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Processes 8% CPU 100% why

  1. #1


    ato_zee Guest

    Processes 8% CPU 100% why

    In Task Manager in the CPU column, processes
    total around 8-9%.

    Yet in Performance tab CPU useage shows 100%,
    and the HD light is almostly stadily on,when I am
    doing nothing.

    Why so much cpu useage?
    And why isn't the cause shown in Processes
    in the CPU column?
    There seems to be no associated network activity,
    I might assume it's something to do with indexing,
    it's not malware scanning, as I've turned these off.
    I'd like to know what's going on.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Charlie Tame Guest

    Re: Processes 8% CPU 100% why

    ato_zee@xxxxxx wrote:

    > In Task Manager in the CPU column, processes
    > total around 8-9%.
    >
    > Yet in Performance tab CPU useage shows 100%,
    > and the HD light is almostly stadily on,when I am
    > doing nothing.
    >
    > Why so much cpu useage?
    > And why isn't the cause shown in Processes
    > in the CPU column?
    > There seems to be no associated network activity,
    > I might assume it's something to do with indexing,
    > it's not malware scanning, as I've turned these off.
    > I'd like to know what's going on.

    Right click on any disk drive icons to get properties and uncheck "Index
    this drive" - see if that stops the light.

    Seems some machines are bad, some are not, no idea why.

    If you find this slows searching then adjust the parameters in search
    but I don't use search much so the time is simply wasted.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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