cpu high,low pc and system idle proceess 90%

By itaosl
Aug 27, 2007
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  1. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

  2. itaosl

    itaosl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 38

    Thanks Howard
  3. itaosl

    itaosl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 38

    I have formatted and all works fine!
    I just want to ask if there is a program for XP to stop some programs running in the background permanently without unistal them?
  4. JJ77

    JJ77 Newcomer, in training

    Cpu usage will go up and down due to images (programs)loaded to the RAM The percentage can vary when you are using a thirdparty software so the system dlls will not be in use and those handles and threads remain idle it keep on informing CPU that we are here - If you seems your problem arises after you loaded some program you can uninstall it otherwise you have to increase the ram capacity to run your present program structure. Also certain Trojan virus can increase the cpu usage
  5. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    I'm not sure what you want to stop, but maybe the following simplified explanation will help:
    Most application software (example Word/Excel/Internet Explorer) does not
    run until you call it. Some software has a preload routine which loads when you start the PC so that when you do call the application, it starts faster.
    You can use the Services Page (Control Panel > Admin Tools > Services) to stop things loading but I would not recommend this unless you have a good idea what you are doing!
    You can also use msconfig (Start > Run > [type] msconfig > OK to change what is loaded in the Startup section. There is also a tab for Services which is like the first one I mentioned above.
    Does this cover what you wanted?
  6. itaosl

    itaosl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 38

    Actually I need a such kind of software to stop most of the processes running unless I call them.You see I did a recovery of my laptop using the recovery tool.All data and programs were gone(of course I backed them up before) and Windows were re-installed.,

    Soon after the recovery, I was curios to check how many processes were running in the background .I was surprised to find that already around 65 processes were running with just 7 pre-installed programs.
    Of course, I added more programs and now the processes are more.
    I am worry not to have again the same problem with the cpu. Hence,I would like to use a program to stop most of the processes running unless I call them
  7. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    65 processes is far too many. I would also add that a new install to ex-factory settings will install all the crap that you get bundled with machines nowadays - for example I saw a new Acer the other day with 3 pre-enabled toolbars (Google/Yahoo/MsnMessenger). All this rubbish will add processes. Some programs have to load a start-up so how you manage this will depend on what programs you want to control.
    I don't know of anything like you mention - sorry.
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    itaosl,
    in what part of the World are you located? I'm just curious...

    Download and install RegscrubXP and Ccleaner. Run them now, and then run them once every month. Don't worry about how many processes you are running. Go into Add/Remove Programs and look at all the stuff you have loaded. Remove any multiple toolbars. Select only one to use... Make sure you run Microsoft Update and download and install all the critical updates
  9. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    "Startup Inspector for Windows" will do this. I do not have a link but u can give it a Google and find it.
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

  11. JJ77

    JJ77 Newcomer, in training

    Cpu usage will go up and down due to images (programs)loaded to the RAM The percentage can vary when you are using a thirdparty software so the system dlls will not be in use and those handles and threads remain idle it keep on informing CPU that we are here - If you seems your problem arises after you loaded some program you can uninstall it otherwise you have to increase the ram capacity to run your present program structure. Also certain Trojan virus can increase the cpu usage please check with an antispyware or antivirus
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