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CPU 100% usage

By Rathien
Jul 12, 2005
  1. I am not sure That I am posting this to the right thread but here it goes.. My computer as of late has decided it wants to jump to 100% usage alot.. It looks to be that the system idle process is the offender. It is constantly at 85 to 100%. IEXPLORE also jumps to 30% or so.

    Whilst wandering about looking at hardware I noticed that "mother board is listed twice, I am somewhat comp. lit. But is this perhaps the problem.. I have the HJT log of which I shall post.. I am not sure what is going on but hate the freezing thing, though all i have to to do is CTRL ALT DEL and open the task manager to make the thing go back to normal and that is WITHOUT haveing to shut anything off from the the task manager.

    Also when I am away from my computer it tends to rt click things while i am away ill come back and there will be a selection list sitting there as if i have rt clicked the desktop..

    all virus scans say neg. and so do the spy ware ones..
    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 1:57:57 PM, on 7/12/2005
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.LIVINGROOM\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: PCTools Site Guard - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~2\tools\iesdsg.dll
    O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
    O2 - BHO: PCTools Browser Monitor - {B56A7D7D-6927-48C8-A975-17DF180C71AC} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~2\tools\iesdpb.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Lexmark X1100 Series] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmgr.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Spyware Doctor] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe" /Q
    O4 - Startup: Morpheus.lnk = C:\Program Files\Morpheus\Morpheus.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Spyware Doctor - {2D663D1A-8670-49D9-A1A5-4C56B4E14E84} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~2\tools\iesdpb.dll
    O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
    O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966


    Welcome to TechSpot

    If I'm understanding you correctly,
    an optimized system should run "system idle" +or-
    90 to 100 cpu useage. This is the norm on my machines.
    This means very few resource inuse in the background.
    System idle is how task Mgr reports it.
    We need more info on the freezing thing and your system details.
  3. Rathien

    Rathien TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The Freezing is not actually freezing it is more like you cant click anything until you open the task manager and see the cpu usage drop to 2% or so under system idle. It does this even when useing the pc I dont know if that is normal or not. (system Idle Process).

    You are right it is not actual freezing it is more like pauses where you cant do anything till the system slows down. even when youa re running just one thing or only have a window open as now i just had to do it to keep typing.

    In anycase here is what i have as far as my system is concerned

    Win xp home edition SP2

    Intel Celeron CPU 2.60GHZ

    2.59GHz, 512 or ram

    I am not sure of what else you might need to know, sorry to be kinda vague
  4. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    How long have you been runnin
    this install of XP?
    It almost sound like you may have some registry problems.
    I use "TuneUp Utilities 2004" to optimize, defrag and fix reg prob's.
    There are many such proggy's.
    Maybe some of the other members can make a suggestion..

    also, motherboard type will be helpful..
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