CPU and memory hogging by various processes

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Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect

Sometimes, a process named MSKDetect.exe starts running and pegs one core,
giving 50% total utilization. What does the process do, how to prevent it
from running?

Save.exe uses huge amounts of RAM, as do DWM and Sidebar (which also does
gigabytes of disk reads, all this just to run a clock?).

Killing these 3 processes has no effect on system operation, so what do they
do and why are they invoked. It would be nice to have the clock, but not at
the expense of continual disk churning.

I think I've got Search under control; it just looks at Outlook, so it's not
running frantically every time I load a Web page.
 

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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Could you tell us your system specs, it could diagnose the problem.
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"Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect"
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> Sometimes, a process named MSKDetect.exe starts running and pegs one core,
> giving 50% total utilization. What does the process do, how to prevent it
> from running?
>
> Save.exe uses huge amounts of RAM, as do DWM and Sidebar (which also does
> gigabytes of disk reads, all this just to run a clock?).
>
> Killing these 3 processes has no effect on system operation, so what do
> they
> do and why are they invoked. It would be nice to have the clock, but not
> at
> the expense of continual disk churning.
>
> I think I've got Search under control; it just looks at Outlook, so it's
> not
> running frantically every time I load a Web page.
>
>
 

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Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect

The system in question is a Toshiba P25 S507 laptop, with 512 MB RAM, 100 GB
disk, 2.8 GHz hyperthreaded Pentium.

"Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" wrote:

> Could you tell us your system specs, it could diagnose the problem.
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> --
> Andre
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>
> "Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect"
> <[email protected]> wrote in
> message news:[email protected]
> > Sometimes, a process named MSKDetect.exe starts running and pegs one core,
> > giving 50% total utilization. What does the process do, how to prevent it
> > from running?
> >
> > Save.exe uses huge amounts of RAM, as do DWM and Sidebar (which also does
> > gigabytes of disk reads, all this just to run a clock?).
> >
> > Killing these 3 processes has no effect on system operation, so what do
> > they
> > do and why are they invoked. It would be nice to have the clock, but not
> > at
> > the expense of continual disk churning.
> >
> > I think I've got Search under control; it just looks at Outlook, so it's
> > not
> > running frantically every time I load a Web page.
> >
> >

>
>
>
 

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Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect

And helppane.exe also uses 50% CPU...

"Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" wrote:

> Could you tell us your system specs, it could diagnose the problem.
> --
> --
> Andre
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>
> "Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect"
> <[email protected]> wrote in
> message news:[email protected]
> > Sometimes, a process named MSKDetect.exe starts running and pegs one core,
> > giving 50% total utilization. What does the process do, how to prevent it
> > from running?
> >
> > Save.exe uses huge amounts of RAM, as do DWM and Sidebar (which also does
> > gigabytes of disk reads, all this just to run a clock?).
> >
> > Killing these 3 processes has no effect on system operation, so what do
> > they
> > do and why are they invoked. It would be nice to have the clock, but not
> > at
> > the expense of continual disk churning.
> >
> > I think I've got Search under control; it just looks at Outlook, so it's
> > not
> > running frantically every time I load a Web page.
> >
> >

>
>
>
 

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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Well, you possibly seeing a temporary performance issue since the focus of
BETA 2 and on forward is to optimize the performance of the code. I would
use the Feedback link located on the Vista desktop and use the appropriate
link to send in feed back to Windows Team about the issues you are
experiencing.
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"Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect"
<[email protected]> wrote in
message news:[email protected]
> The system in question is a Toshiba P25 S507 laptop, with 512 MB RAM, 100
> GB
> disk, 2.8 GHz hyperthreaded Pentium.
>
> "Andre Da Costa [Extended64]" wrote:
>
>> Could you tell us your system specs, it could diagnose the problem.
>> --
>> --
>> Andre
>> Windows Connected | http://www.windowsconnected.com
>> Extended64 | http://www.extended64.com
>> Blog | http://www.extended64.com/blogs/andre
>> http://spaces.msn.com/members/adacosta
>>
>> "Nicholas Bedworth, CTO, DigitalDirect"
>> <[email protected]> wrote in
>> message news:[email protected]
>> > Sometimes, a process named MSKDetect.exe starts running and pegs one
>> > core,
>> > giving 50% total utilization. What does the process do, how to prevent
>> > it
>> > from running?
>> >
>> > Save.exe uses huge amounts of RAM, as do DWM and Sidebar (which also
>> > does
>> > gigabytes of disk reads, all this just to run a clock?).
>> >
>> > Killing these 3 processes has no effect on system operation, so what do
>> > they
>> > do and why are they invoked. It would be nice to have the clock, but
>> > not
>> > at
>> > the expense of continual disk churning.
>> >
>> > I think I've got Search under control; it just looks at Outlook, so
>> > it's
>> > not
>> > running frantically every time I load a Web page.
>> >
>> >

>>
>>
>>
 

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