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Windows Media Player & Cpu Usage.


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#1 Dirt13

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:43 PM

I have recently reformatted my computer. Everything has been really smooth with the exception of WMPlayer 11. For some reason unknown to me just opening the program is causing constant 100% CPU usage. I was thinking that it could be an update in progress or a similar download but giving it time to complete the task results in no change. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 01:51 PM

Try uninstalling WMP11.

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 02:21 PM

Well it appears that the bulk of the bog down was due to the library adding files from my hard drive. Oddly this task only took a short time to complete once I left the library screen open but wouldn't complete at all if I switched over to the now playing screen. The CPU usage has dropped down to 0-10%. I am still a bit curious about this usage though as I have only opened the player and am just letting it sit idle. Are there any update checks or similar that cause this minimal CPU usage while idle?

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:02 PM

I believe that the Windows indexing function might, along with the System Restore function.

Those two functions are the only routine ones which I believe are constantly trying to update for system changes...

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