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CPU usage goes to 100% when I connect to WiFi

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:42 PM

Equipment: HP athlon, 3.0GHz, 3.0GB RAM, 32 bit OS

All is peachy when when I boot up but when i connect to the WiFi system the cpu usage pegs at 100%, (at or close to) from then on. Don't have to even connect to the browser. I see pretty high usage on ihxype and cmd. This doesn't make use immpossible but it makes everything real SLOW. Unplugging the WiFi dosesn't help. I have to reboot to clear the usage.

I'm down to my very last nerve here so any help would be appreciated



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#2 Str8ahead


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:39 PM

You didn't say what type of wireless adapter your using. But as a blind guess, I would start by completely uninstall the wireless driver associated with your device, reboot and then install the most current driver available, reboot and try connecting to your AP. 

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:40 PM

Hello AAAVR,

I am Vanko.

Would you do the following:

Please download Process Explorer by Sysinternals HERE to your desktop.

UnZip.Start the application from procexp.exe.See what lades your CPU.Make a screenshot and attch it here.


Please download MiniToolBox HERE to your desktop to run it.
Checkmark the following boxes:
* List content of Hosts
* Flush DNS
* Report IE Proxy Settings
* Reset IE Proxy Settings
* Report FF Proxy Settings
* Reset FF Proxy Settings
* List last 10 Event Viewer log
* List Installed Programs
* List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)
* List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)


Thank you!

Edited by Alex&Vanko, 18 March 2014 - 02:41 PM.

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