CPU Usage at 100% even though nothing is running (Win XP Home)

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Smokin, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. Smokin

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    CPU Usage on the Performance Tab of Windows Task Manager is pegged at 100%.
    even when I have no applications running. When I look at the Process Tab I
    see that a process called "system" is using between 80 and 99%. Another
    process called "system idle process" is using 0%.

    In the past when the system was lightly loaded system idle processes would
    show 99% free. I am not sure where this system process came from.

    I jsut ran windows update a few days agao and pulled down the high priority
    updates. I have diasabled all my utilities like Zone Alarm, etc but with no

    I am very careful and have up to date firewalls, anti virus and anti spyware
    software running. There is no network traffic to suggest that my PC has been
    Smokin, Dec 17, 2005
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