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Moving Windows Around Causes Cpu Usage To Jump To 100%


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#1 Razu

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 01:12 PM

Hello all... i have a bizarre problem that baffles me. It started recently where I when i would move a window, or scroll in a program, that the CPU usage would jump to between 90-100% usage and slow the computer down terribly. I've run every type of scan i could think of. Virus, malware/spyware, defragmented the drives, ran disk cleanup and scandisk. Nothing helped. The process that takes up the CPU is whichever one i am moving or whichever one i try to scroll in. Say for instance I try and scroll while looking in the C:/WINDOWS/System32 folder, the shell (i use both Windows default and Litestep) takes up the CPU, whereas if i were to move the window or try to scroll in Firefox, or another type of browser, the process for that browser would begin taking the CPU and the computer slows down. It only happens when scrolling or moving around windows and anything else is fine even watching movies and playing games works fine. Please help...

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 12:25 AM

I would try reinstalling your video driver.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:05 AM

I would suggest uninstalling LiteStep to see if the behavior continues. If it does, then I'd suspect that Windows has become corrupted - if not, then it was the LiteStep that was at fault.

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