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CPU usage at 100%

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#1 AllNightDawn


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 03:23 PM

I'm having trouble figuring out why my CPU usage constantly spikes to 100%. I'll hear whining like a scan is being run but I don't see what's causing the problem. It happens even when I don't have open applications. Also, my recovery partition is redlined. What is the significance in that?

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#2 dpunisher


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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:40 PM

Well, go into task manager and see what is eating up CPU cycles, and we can go from there. While in task manager, click on VIEW>Select Columns and check I/O Reads and I/O writes to see what is accessing your hard drives.

What operating system, how many processes are being shown running in Task Manager?

Generic stuff applies, run your antivirus scan etc.

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