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#1 .Connor

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 04:51 PM

I recently bought a laptop, But within the last hour my task manager has started to use 100% of my power, I have scanned for spyware and viruses but none have been found :huh: Any help?

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:45 PM

Click on the processes tab in Task Manager and see which ones are hogging all of the CPU cycles
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:44 PM

You can also download Process Explorer. This will give you a better idea as to which application is being the 'hog':
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:28 AM

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Just thought i would add that i have 2GB ram.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 08:04 AM

If the process is the System Idle process, that's a good thing
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:56 AM

But its running really slow?

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 11:37 AM

Click on the button in the lower left that says "Show processes from all users" and post a screen shot of that.
Also, what is the exact make and model of your laptop?
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:21 PM

Is their anyway to find that out? Also it seems to get slower the longer i am on the internet?

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 04:43 PM

Well heres the task manager viewing all users

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 05:58 PM

Open up Spybot Search and Destroy and disable Teatimer and see if that's an improvement
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