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TASK MANAGER "SYSTEM IDLE PROCESS"


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#1 MUUKOW

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 09:47 PM

I have a DIMENSION 3000 with windows XP home. This thing runs slow! I checked my task manager and found a procces called "system idle process" it looks like a heartbeat on the performance meter! It goes 00 to 100% of CPU usage then back to 00 It gums up everything ! What is it and can I remove it or turn it off ? Any help would be appreciated! THANK YOU! :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 10:02 PM

Slowing problems can be hard to find sometimes, they can be related to adware &/or malware, overheating, file &/or driver corruption, or just need to run Check Disk & Defrag.

System Idle Processes are the amount of resources available for use.

Open the case and see if the is an excessive amount of dust buildup on the fans, of course shut down the computer first. Start the computer with the case open & make sure all the fans are running at what looks like normal speed.

Then:

See this article:
Taking out the Trash

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtutorial=62
Try these free tools.
Trendmicro (free virus scan only)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Adware SE (update after installing)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot S&D (update after installing)
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Dest...4-10122137.html

Let us know your progress.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 01:55 AM

:thumbsup: I found it! The earthlink spyware program was the little bastard causing the trouble! I turned it off and :flowers: full speed ahead! I will use "computer health " to keep my windows clean! thankyou :trumpet:




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