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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:48 AM
Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:55 AM
Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. You never know when one will leave you.
Posted 25 August 2010 - 01:39 PM
Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:52 PM
Are you running two AV programs?
I have done full AVG virus scans, Malwarebytes, Spybot, Adaware, and also installed Avira
Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:54 PM
Yes- I should have described the Task Manager list. When it really peaks at 100%, it is usually Firefox that is hogging most of that. (Or Chrome when I tried that instead.) After some time, if it goes down a bit, Firefox is usually one of the top users, along with a constantly changing mix of other suspects that each may use 5-10%. Sometimes an AVG related thing is one of them. These multiple offenders apparently add up to enough that my machine never recovers. I'll try to grab a screen or two next time it happens so I can look at them carefully.
Right now, though, it has been working fine for the last couple hours, with total CPU usage hanging around 2-4%.
I may uninstall AVG and see what happens. It irks me that I paid for the paid version on three computers, and now I may be dumping it in favor a a better free one. Oh, well.
Posted 26 August 2010 - 10:24 AM
Edited by fohaba, 26 August 2010 - 10:25 AM.
Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:02 AM
Did you try disabling all of your Firefox extensions to see if Firefox still sucks cycles? Then you can selectively re-enable them one by one to figure out which extension really slows things down.
system idle process 26% (I understand this is OK)
At 23%, your system should be usable. Look at the red LED on your case to see if the hard drive is being accessed. If the hard drive is getting throttled (continuous read/write activity), then your system indeed would be sluggish even without much CPU usage.
A few minutes a snapshot showed the total dropped to 23% (but computer was still crawling and almost unusable)
Windows Explorer is always running. It is responsible for the taskbar, notification area, the Start menu, all explorer windows that you use, and plenty more. Itís normal for Explorer to use a few percent now and then even when you are not doing anything. In fact, it uses idle time to update some things, especially if you have shell extensions installed.
I assume explorer is Windows Explorer? It's odd to me, because it wasn't open during any of this. I had opened Thunderbird at this time.
Iím guessing that after the reboot you did not run Firefox?
This is so baffling to me. A cold shutdown and reboot and everything has been working fine for a couple hours now.
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