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Originally Posted by noxious89123
In the processes tab it shows you the memory and CPU use of every single thing that is running.

My sisters lappy used to do something similar. It would try and open up its wireless setup utility upon boot, but it would never open, it would just sit there in the programs list, using up 50% of the cpu. I just disableed the program and it was sorted.

Ropey, what he means, is if you look in task manager -> processes tab, scroll to the bottom you will see a process called 'idle' that apparently uses 100% of you cpu (when infact you are using none)
No, that just means it is uping up 100%time of your cpu. not 100%resourses. the performance tab in administrative tools can tell you this.
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post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by Ropey
Can you explain what you mean by this statement because as it stands I can't even dimly grasp the concept.



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Think of it this way: You have X amount of computer "power" and you have to use it, it has to go somewhere as it doesn't disappear (like laws of thermodynamics, but of course it doesn't have anythign to do with that). This extra "power" is dumped into the system idle process. If you go to Task Manager>Processes and scroll down you will see "System Idle Process." It "uses" all the cpu usage that would go to waste. It does virtually nothing on a surface level. Let's say your cpu usage was at 14%, your System Idle Process would use up 86%. This is normal. If it isn't functioning like this then something is wrong and needs to be corrected. System Idle Process is a not actually a process (and cannot be terminated). It merely determines the idle capaticy of your processor, occupied memory and the Windows virtual paging file. Some spyware programs take advantage of the SIP in ways I'm unfamiliar with. All I know is that this can sometimes cause an "RCP stack error." Don't worry, you probably don't have that.

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Originally Posted by LembasBread
System Idle Process is a not actually a process (and cannot be terminated).
If you read up you will see my prior post regarding the system idle algorithm. An algorithm is another word for process and yes, the system idle process can be considered at its most basic workings as a process. The reason it can not be closed is that it is integral to the system.

Think of it this way. The system idle process is the process that the CPU queries when programs request its time slices. It is the index of "Work In Progress" and as such is integral to the system.

You certainly have a way with explanation that confounds me though. Lead on Mcduff....



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post #24 of 27
to put it simpler...system idle process is your UNUSED processor power
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The " wuaclt.exe" Auto Update can be disabled by Right Click on MY Computer, Left Clk on Properties. In the Auto UP Date tab, uncheck the "Keep my computer up to date" box.
1 less thing running.
If you suspect a Trojan, Worm, etc... get AD-Aware and scan in Safe Mode. F8 on reboot to access boot options for Safe Mode. If you do have Trojan, worm, etc... and they return you will have to remove some/all of the Restore files in Safe Mode and rescan.
    
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actually, Ive had this hd for a long time and its been irritating me that I spent money for a 200 gig, and it was only runinng 137, so I went into

Control panel>administrative tools> computer management> Disk management
and where it showed my unallocated 60 gig I clicked create new partion, and made it the (G:/)...

process explorer is downloading as i type
I believe Xp can only handle 137GB, so drives larger than that must be broken up into seperate partitions. The same thing happened with my 300GB Maxtor.
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Originally Posted by Namrac
I believe Xp can only handle 137GB, so drives larger than that must be broken up into seperate partitions. The same thing happened with my 300GB Maxtor.
Errr...my 160GB Maxtor (secondary HDD) runs just fine without being divided into different partitions. 152GB...anime... <3 <3 <3
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