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Usually my hard drive is quiet, but lately is whirring along, so I investigated Task Manager to see what might be causing the activity. I examined all the Processes carefully and the CPU Usage. Over time, what I will describe is using 10-40% CPU Usage and goes as high as 50-70% usage briefly at times. The items that are creating this usage are:


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They are in 'SYSTEM' and 'Microsoft'

Can you tell me what may be going on, why these processes are active, and what I can do to correct the situation. Also giving me the full names of the processes listed would be appreciated. Thanks.
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I believe this article explains it: http://www.mydigital...-in-windows-xp/
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