System taking up CPU
Posted 22 March 2007 - 08:24 AM
Posted 22 March 2007 - 02:24 PM
Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:10 PM
ALSO- System only goes down if I leave it on for 10 hours or so (its down now)
Thanks for the help.
Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:51 PM
No installation required. If you save to Desktop, it's just a double click. When configured in "View" to "show process tree," it will reveal what is going on under "System." Note especially "Interrupts." Often this results from hardware, if high, and can be caused by faulty/improper drivers as well as actual hardware malfunction. Note: A double click on any process entry in the Process Explorer will bring up a "Properties" dialog with even more options. Perhaps this will help to identify what is responsible.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 10:39 AM
Edited by Famoustar, 24 March 2007 - 10:39 AM.
Posted 24 March 2007 - 11:09 AM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 03:10 AM
Posted 31 March 2007 - 02:29 AM
All this hasn't been about the "System Idle" process, has it? System Idle should be high. That's what is left over after everything else. It's only a concern when it's very low, and then something else is hogging the processor. Post back a shot of Process Explorer after sorting the processes. That will be even clearer.
Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:30 PM
Also, I think I should tackle something else while I'm here. My computer time someitmes (acually very often) slows down by a few seconds/minute and eventually gets off every day. Sometimes it won't move for a full minute. What should I do?
Posted 09 April 2007 - 07:13 PM
I don't really see any evidence of high CPU usage in the system processes. (pink) Both Interrupts (hardware issues) and Deferred Procedure Calls seem a little high against the time since boot, but I don't know your system. You may discover that although it was not active at the time of your screenshot, CTF Loader may be acting up. If you don't use the language switching function or the languages toolbar, just turn it off: Control Panel>Regional and Language Options>Languages>Details>Advanced, and check the box that says "Turn off advanced text services." If that creates problems, go back and turn it back on. Ctfmon can use a lot of CPU time.
It will be interesting to see what results from replacing the battery. Timekeeping will correct, but perhaps other things as well. In the meantime, have you ever done anything about your "Services?" Good information here: http://www.theelderg...vices_guide.htm If you have doubt about how to set a service, use "Manual." That way the system can start it if necessary, but it won't just start at boot and run continuously. As I'm sure you know, Services appear under svchost, and are included in the "System" tree. Some of them may be resposible for your symptoms.
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