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Vista running at 50-100 percent cpu usage, no programs


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#1 kowasaki23

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 11:20 PM

Hello,

 

My computer is currently running at 50+% with nothing open, making even basic operation painstaking.  Vista Home Premium 32 bit, SP 2.  I have Microsoft Security Essentials installed; other antivirus programs used in the past and uninstalled: AVG free and full trial, Malwarebytes, McAfee Virusscan.  I have run cleanups using CCleaner.

 

This is a relatively recent problem, I have had virus issues in the past but not operation issues like this one.  I tried HP support (wanted a boot disk, ended up paying for a tech to download Revo Uninstaller & MSE).  Uninstalled many non-essential programs.

 

Any suggestions on what to try next?


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:22 AM

Right click on a free space in the Taskbar (in the same space as the clock) and choose Task Manager.

 

Click on the Processes tab to see what is hogging the CPU.  


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#3 kowasaki23

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 01:20 PM

Thanks, but there are no CPU hogs among the running processes.  The problem persists with only system processes running, all less than 2,000k.



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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:14 PM

Most likley cause for high cpu usage is "searchindexer" in win/sys32. It is not reccomended to delete this app.






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