CPU 100% please help

By predict00
Aug 20, 2008
  1. I had this problem before, My cpu is running at 100% and I dont know why. When I do ctrl Alt delete nothing under processes is running high. The highest is iexplore.exe. When I click the "Performance" tab and click "Resource Monitor" I can monitor my cpu and it shows "system "PID 4" "Threads 105" "cpu 95% avg", so the "System" is running at 95-99% avg. This all started when I was trying to boot unreal tournment 3 and it wasnt booting, so I had to restart comp.

    Running vista 64bit
    New hard drive
    6400 amd cpu

    Also I cant do end task on it and restarted comp or running in safe mode dosnt help. No virus also. I have fixed this problem before by installing windows on a diferent hard drive.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  3. predict00

    predict00 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    To bad that dosnt help one bit. Has nothing to do with my problem.
  4. uapak

    uapak TS Rookie Posts: 29

    that was happening to my computer a few days ago, cpu was at 100% the whole time, and when i looked at my processes, it was the file csrss.exe.. supposed to be a system file.. but it was taken over by a virus.. even if i disabled it in msconfig.. it would keep coming back, had to go and delete it from the main windows directory where it shouldn't even be there.
  5. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    Scan with Avira AntiVir to determine if your PC is infected.
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  7. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    You could go to system config and shut down applications that you suspect...(one @ a time) and see if you can find the power gobbler: or you could disable all Non Microsoft services and see if it's any of those apps. You could try uninstalling that game and check your cpu % (if you have it installed on your hard drive, that is). Then reinstall if it turns out to be the culprit.
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I guess you didn't read the whole link :(
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