Edited by N3cr0n0mIV, 31 January 2006 - 11:16 AM.
CPU pegged at 100%
Posted 31 January 2006 - 11:18 AM
Would you mind, download
Run it, go to view amd make sure SHOW FRACTIONAL CPU is checked, then FILE > SAVE
and then attach the text file to your next post?
Posted 31 January 2006 - 11:37 AM
Under Processes in task manager, end process on aim.exe
problem go away, if so
Shut down AIM, Uninstall AIM, rename the c:\program files\aim (or it is AOL Instant Messenger)
I think you have a corrupt AIM file....you didn't patch it or anything to block ads or anything like that, did you.
Posted 31 January 2006 - 11:50 AM
Posted 31 January 2006 - 04:36 PM
Now PLEASE TURN OFF AIM. I want a clean boot
Run process explorer, save log as log1
Do not quit
Save log as log2
Load Windows Media Player
Do not quit
Save log as log3
Now, select AIM in Process Explorer, right click, kill process
Save log as log4 (only Media player is running)
attach all four
The odd thing about this scenario is that you said even though you quit explorer, the problem persists--but AIM is a subprocess of Explorer...it should not persist
Posted 01 February 2006 - 08:34 AM
Oops, made an error in my post about closing EXPLORER.EXE. I seem to have confused it with IEXPLORE.EXE. But yeah, when I close EXPLORER, AIM does shut down, returning the CPU to normal. I remember doing this when AIM (or other various applications) would freeze my computer. Sorry for the mix-up!
Edited by N3cr0n0mIV, 01 February 2006 - 08:38 AM.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:23 AM
OK, glad to know the problem goes away when explorer.exe is killed. It does not clear things up, but at least it makes sense.
So, SOME sub processes to Eplorer.exe cause this issue (note the process explorer does not)
What about Internet Explorer? Closing AIM and WMP, load IE and process explorer...does IE consume close to 100 Percent?
Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:31 AM
Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:47 AM
IE and WMP definitely use some of the same files.
Kind of interesting.
OK, in process explorer
VIEW menu, go to LOWER PANE, choose DLL instead of handles
Now, load AIM, then SELECT AIM in the list
File > SAVE AS > AIM.txt
Now, load Windows Media Player, then SELECT Windows Media Player in the list
File > SAVE AS > wmp.txt
Attach both posts...
this will give us the list of all the dynamic link libraries these programs access...perhaps we can see a common DLL and see what is causing the issue
Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:14 AM
68 joint files--the ones I highlighted are interesting (see list)......so lets try this first
start > run
scroll down to INDEXING SERVICE...double click, set the startup type to MANUAL, and press the STOP button.
Try loading AIM
Same or different (I feel like an optometrist giving an eye exam)?
Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:21 AM
Edited by N3cr0n0mIV, 01 February 2006 - 10:22 AM.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:27 AM
Get your Windows XP cd ready and put it in the CDreader
start > run
This will take some time, then reboot
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