"SYSTEM" alway at 100% cpu usage

By katchin
Oct 24, 2007
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  1. hi,
    My other PC suddenly started working extremely slowly, so I used CTRL+ALT+DEL and looked at what was going on there. All processes seemed ok, except the SYSTEM one which was 100% and wouldn't lower.

    Any idea's?

    This PC is running Mcaffey.
  2. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,711

    look at the processes list and click on the cpu column - click again to move the process using all the resources to the top and then tell us what you see.
  3. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    have you installed any new software since this started happening? you could have a software conflict that is making this process use up all the cpu

    is that one process is constantly at 100% then there's definitely something wrnog

    you could try booting into safe mode and see what it's like then, then you could eliminate processes that could case the conflict
  4. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,423   +7

    I have read this many,many times and find it hard to believe.
    Please post a snapshot.At 100 % you'd be shutdown long before that.
    No one did so be the first,I have to see this.
    After that we'll work on memory management.

    Lets see yours.

    Attached Files:

  5. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl Newcomer, in training Posts: 668

    Hi,

    The most common cause of computers suddenly slowing down,

    is spyware.Go HERE if you think spyware is a possiblity
  6. howard_hopkinso

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

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Go and read this thread HERE and post a HJT log as an attachment into this thread.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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