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CPU Load problem

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#1
Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
normal?

[P4HT/3GHz/1GB]

TIA
 
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#2
Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
--
John

PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
Mem 1 gb
processor P4 3.4
Video ATI 9800 256 MB
Vista RC1 build 5600
Base score 4.3


"Yoavb" wrote:

> Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
> even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
> process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
> around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
> normal?
>
> [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
>
> TIA
>
 
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#3
"JJ" wrote:

> Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
> Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
> --
> John
>
> PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
> Mem 1 gb
> processor P4 3.4
> Video ATI 9800 256 MB
> Vista RC1 build 5600
> Base score 4.3
>
>
> "Yoavb" wrote:
>
> > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
> > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
> > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
> > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
> > normal?
> >
> > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
> >
> > TIA
> >


I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is using
up any spare CPU time available.

XPS Gen 2
2Ghz Pentium M
1GB Ram
NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra
 
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#4
I'm seeing the same problem. I hope somebody has an answer because
explorer.exe just jumped up to 45-50% today, causing my system to run at 100%
CPU load all the time.

Intel D865GBF MB
Intel P4HT 3.2 gHz
Nvidia FX5200
160 Gb Eide Drive
--
Bert


"Albert Gross" wrote:

>
>
> "JJ" wrote:
>
> > Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
> > Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
> > --
> > John
> >
> > PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
> > Mem 1 gb
> > processor P4 3.4
> > Video ATI 9800 256 MB
> > Vista RC1 build 5600
> > Base score 4.3
> >
> >
> > "Yoavb" wrote:
> >
> > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
> > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
> > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
> > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
> > > normal?
> > >
> > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
> > >
> > > TIA
> > >

>
> I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is using
> up any spare CPU time available.
>
> XPS Gen 2
> 2Ghz Pentium M
> 1GB Ram
> NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra
>
 
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#5
I have an issue that is mind-blowing: I did an upgrade to Vista over XP Pro,
SP2. I have word 2002. I have a document that has tables in it. When I open
that document, my cpu utilization jumps to 100% and I get a rapid flashing of
wait/cursor while the document is open and it is word.exe that is causing the
spiking jumps. If I open a menu, which takes focus off the document, then,
after a delay, the cpu monitor drops down into the low teens and high single
digits again.

I did some experiments today and opened a bunch of different documents. Only
a small handful cause this strange behavior and to nowhere near the cpu jump
my one document with all the tables in it has. In one instance that I did not
repro, when I closed Word, I still had 99% cpu, and checking processes it was
explorer. I ended the process and cpu meter dropped right back down.

Further experiment: I can open Word with just a blip on the meter. I just
happened, with a blank document, to open the Page Setup and as soon as I did
so, I started getting the cpu cycles jumping up and hitting 100%.

I need to uninstall and reinstall my Office XP small business edition but
have been holding off hoping I would get some answer from someone before I do
so.

"Bert" wrote:

> I'm seeing the same problem. I hope somebody has an answer because
> explorer.exe just jumped up to 45-50% today, causing my system to run at 100%
> CPU load all the time.
>
> Intel D865GBF MB
> Intel P4HT 3.2 gHz
> Nvidia FX5200
> 160 Gb Eide Drive
> --
> Bert
>
>
> "Albert Gross" wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > "JJ" wrote:
> >
> > > Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
> > > Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
> > > --
> > > John
> > >
> > > PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
> > > Mem 1 gb
> > > processor P4 3.4
> > > Video ATI 9800 256 MB
> > > Vista RC1 build 5600
> > > Base score 4.3
> > >
> > >
> > > "Yoavb" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
> > > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
> > > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
> > > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
> > > > normal?
> > > >
> > > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
> > > >
> > > > TIA
> > > >

> >
> > I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is using
> > up any spare CPU time available.
> >
> > XPS Gen 2
> > 2Ghz Pentium M
> > 1GB Ram
> > NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra
> >
 
J

Jane C

#6
Have you tried a repair of your Office suite?

--
Jane, not plain ;) 64 bit enabled :)
Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation :-)
"Insight Driver" <InsightDriver@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:96D33359-ABD5-4DD9-B201-C779D814FCEB@microsoft.com...
>I have an issue that is mind-blowing: I did an upgrade to Vista over XP
>Pro,
> SP2. I have word 2002. I have a document that has tables in it. When I
> open
> that document, my cpu utilization jumps to 100% and I get a rapid flashing
> of
> wait/cursor while the document is open and it is word.exe that is causing
> the
> spiking jumps. If I open a menu, which takes focus off the document, then,
> after a delay, the cpu monitor drops down into the low teens and high
> single
> digits again.
>
> I did some experiments today and opened a bunch of different documents.
> Only
> a small handful cause this strange behavior and to nowhere near the cpu
> jump
> my one document with all the tables in it has. In one instance that I did
> not
> repro, when I closed Word, I still had 99% cpu, and checking processes it
> was
> explorer. I ended the process and cpu meter dropped right back down.
>
> Further experiment: I can open Word with just a blip on the meter. I just
> happened, with a blank document, to open the Page Setup and as soon as I
> did
> so, I started getting the cpu cycles jumping up and hitting 100%.
>
> I need to uninstall and reinstall my Office XP small business edition but
> have been holding off hoping I would get some answer from someone before I
> do
> so.
>
> "Bert" wrote:
>
>> I'm seeing the same problem. I hope somebody has an answer because
>> explorer.exe just jumped up to 45-50% today, causing my system to run at
>> 100%
>> CPU load all the time.
>>
>> Intel D865GBF MB
>> Intel P4HT 3.2 gHz
>> Nvidia FX5200
>> 160 Gb Eide Drive
>> --
>> Bert
>>
>>
>> "Albert Gross" wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >
>> > "JJ" wrote:
>> >
>> > > Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on
>> > > mine.
>> > > Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
>> > > --
>> > > John
>> > >
>> > > PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
>> > > Mem 1 gb
>> > > processor P4 3.4
>> > > Video ATI 9800 256 MB
>> > > Vista RC1 build 5600
>> > > Base score 4.3
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > "Yoavb" wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60%
>> > > > CPU load,
>> > > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel &
>> > > > System)
>> > > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle
>> > > > process is
>> > > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same
>> > > > hardware). Is this
>> > > > normal?
>> > > >
>> > > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
>> > > >
>> > > > TIA
>> > > >
>> >
>> > I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is
>> > using
>> > up any spare CPU time available.
>> >
>> > XPS Gen 2
>> > 2Ghz Pentium M
>> > 1GB Ram
>> > NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra
>> >
 
J

Jason D

#7
I am having the same problem I have a Core 2 duo and constantly have about
80% of one of my cores at load. All I can find is that the kernel is taking
up all this processing power


"Yoavb" wrote:

> Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
> even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
> process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
> around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
> normal?
>
> [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
>
> TIA
>
 
D

drinkdrive

#8
Same exact problem, I'm glad i read this, I was very close to opening up a
new processor. Mine also started all of a sudden, 3 or 4 days ago I guess.
Even in basic mode I can barely watch tv, whereas before I used aero and a tv
window in the background of whatever application I was using. Ive been
jacking with the visual options for a few minuites with little success.

"Bert" wrote:

> I'm seeing the same problem. I hope somebody has an answer because
> explorer.exe just jumped up to 45-50% today, causing my system to run at 100%
> CPU load all the time.
>
> Intel D865GBF MB
> Intel P4HT 3.2 gHz
> Nvidia FX5200
> 160 Gb Eide Drive
> --
> Bert
>
>
> "Albert Gross" wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > "JJ" wrote:
> >
> > > Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
> > > Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
> > > --
> > > John
> > >
> > > PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
> > > Mem 1 gb
> > > processor P4 3.4
> > > Video ATI 9800 256 MB
> > > Vista RC1 build 5600
> > > Base score 4.3
> > >
> > >
> > > "Yoavb" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
> > > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
> > > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
> > > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
> > > > normal?
> > > >
> > > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
> > > >
> > > > TIA
> > > >

> >
> > I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is using
> > up any spare CPU time available.
> >
> > XPS Gen 2
> > 2Ghz Pentium M
> > 1GB Ram
> > NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra
> >
 
J

Jason D

#9
Hey I think I found the problem Apparently the high cpu usage is from
hardware interupts. I am still researching on how to fix it though


"Jason D" wrote:

> I am having the same problem I have a Core 2 duo and constantly have about
> 80% of one of my cores at load. All I can find is that the kernel is taking
> up all this processing power
>
>
> "Yoavb" wrote:
>
> > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
> > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
> > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
> > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
> > normal?
> >
> > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
> >
> > TIA
> >
 
J

Jason D

#10
I have finally figured out the problem. It appears to be a driver conflict.
To see if this is the problem on your system download "Process Explorer
v10.2" from sysinternals.com. If you see 30-40% to Hardware Interupts. A
driver is your problem. This took me forever to figure out. My conflict was
with my sound card. Well good luck to the rest of yall. thanks for all your
help.

"drinkdrive" wrote:

> Same exact problem, I'm glad i read this, I was very close to opening up a
> new processor. Mine also started all of a sudden, 3 or 4 days ago I guess.
> Even in basic mode I can barely watch tv, whereas before I used aero and a tv
> window in the background of whatever application I was using. Ive been
> jacking with the visual options for a few minuites with little success.
>
> "Bert" wrote:
>
> > I'm seeing the same problem. I hope somebody has an answer because
> > explorer.exe just jumped up to 45-50% today, causing my system to run at 100%
> > CPU load all the time.
> >
> > Intel D865GBF MB
> > Intel P4HT 3.2 gHz
> > Nvidia FX5200
> > 160 Gb Eide Drive
> > --
> > Bert
> >
> >
> > "Albert Gross" wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > "JJ" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Only see 2-4% cpu load (with some background services active) on mine.
> > > > Physical memory is around 50% utilized though.
> > > > --
> > > > John
> > > >
> > > > PC: (XPS Gen 1) laptop
> > > > Mem 1 gb
> > > > processor P4 3.4
> > > > Video ATI 9800 256 MB
> > > > Vista RC1 build 5600
> > > > Base score 4.3
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Yoavb" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Vista RC1 - When launching Task manager it constantly shows 40%-60% CPU load,
> > > > > even when no other application is running. System (NT kernel & System)
> > > > > process takes around 10%, svchost takes 20%-30% and System Idle process is
> > > > > around 50% (this one takes no less then 97% on my XP, same hardware). Is this
> > > > > normal?
> > > > >
> > > > > [P4HT/3GHz/1GB]
> > > > >
> > > > > TIA
> > > > >
> > >
> > > I am also receiving 100 precent CPU usage. the ZCfgSvc.exe process is using
> > > up any spare CPU time available.
> > >
> > > XPS Gen 2
> > > 2Ghz Pentium M
> > > 1GB Ram
> > > NVIDIA Geforce Go 6800 Ultra
> > >
 
D

drinkdrive

#11
Well i updated my video card driver and my problems have stopped. Im back to
watching tv, using aero, and surfing with no problems. About 60% or 70%
processor when doing all these, but considering the amount of work going on
its quite reasonable. Hope this helps someone else, and here are my comp
stats.

ECS RS400-A mobo
2.66ghz P-4
ATI Radeon X1600 pro
2gb DDR
ATI HDTV Wonder tv adapter
 
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Billmc

#12
i installed windows vista on another pc then found it was too slow so i went
back to windows xp pro, deleted and formatted the hard drive, now the cpu
like others is at 100%, (while doing nothing on the pc), can anyone let me
know how i can find out which piece of hardware (if it is) is causing the
prob.
Bill

"drinkdrive" wrote:

> Well i updated my video card driver and my problems have stopped. Im back to
> watching tv, using aero, and surfing with no problems. About 60% or 70%
> processor when doing all these, but considering the amount of work going on
> its quite reasonable. Hope this helps someone else, and here are my comp
> stats.
>
> ECS RS400-A mobo
> 2.66ghz P-4
> ATI Radeon X1600 pro
> 2gb DDR
> ATI HDTV Wonder tv adapter