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HIGH CPU Usage... can anybody help please...


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joey0-0

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my computer keeps coming up a warning of a high cpu uasage i really dont know what to do!
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Hi and Welcome -
Can you press CTRL + ALT + DEL and look at the Task Manager, then see if there is any process with a lot of CPU usage.
Also do you know how much Free Space there is on your system ?

Thank You -
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Also, please post some information about your computer.

Manufacturer and model number
Processor speed
Amount of memory
Hard drive size and how much free space it has

When did this start happening?
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Compaq presario cq61 notebook pc Proccesor celeron ® dual core cpu t3100 1.9 GHz installed memory 2.00 GB System type 32 bit operatinmg system.... there is so many things running in the task manager i dont know what should be their or shouldnt be their... there are a few which stick out with numbers they are between 5-12 ccSvchst.exe = symantec service framework, System idle process= 96-99 percentage of time the process is idle.. physical memory is at 41 percent... my computer has 286 GB, 183 GB used. i hope this can help you help me thankyou very much.....ive only noticed it getting really slow with in the last couple of months and didnt know what to do....
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How does it behave if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? If better then something (or things) is starting at boot that is causing the problem.

More info on the Advanced Boot Options menu here: Advanced startup options (including safe mode).

Use msconfig to determine what is causing the problem

These are good tutorials on using msconfig in XP, Vista or Windows 7:
How to use msconfig in Windows XP
How to use msconfig in Windows Vista
How to use msconfig in Windows 7

Press the Windows key and R to open the Run dialog. Type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Startup tab, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Reboot and see if it runs better.
If yes then use msconfig to enable several items at a time till you find the culprit.

If no, start msconfig and click on the Services tab.
Check the Hide All Microsoft Services box, record what is currently starting then click the Disable All button.
Again, do a regular boot, see if it runs normal.
If yes then use msconfig to enable services till you find the culprit.

Once you've found the culprit, uninstall it or find out how to eliminate it from your system. Simply disabling it in msconfig is a temporary fix at best.
Enable everything else you disabled.

In your case it may be several things that are causing the problem. You need to be patient and walk through them and see which ones are causing the performance problem.

Also, using msconfig, you are not removing anything, just stopping it from starting when you boot your laptop.
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thankyou very much ill give it a go...
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