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Major computer slowdown in past day


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#1 zacscott77

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 06:44 PM

I have had a major computer slowdown in the past day, with CPU usage pushing towards 100% when nothing is open.  I need help solving this, as I don't know what is causing this.  No viruses are showing up in any scans.  Thanks for the help in advance.



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Posted 21 December 2014 - 07:56 PM

Hi Zacscott and welcome to BC. You can try clicking alt, ctrl del to open the file manager, click on processes and it should show you what is using your CPU.



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 02:24 AM

If I may just complete what KingdomSeeker said, once you are under the Processes tab, you can click on the CPU column to display the processes by CPU usage, from the highest to the lowest. If you see a process called System Idle Process you can disregard it as this process doesn't use your CPU, it insteads display the % of CPU that is still free to use :)

From there, if you could take a screenshot using the instructions from dc3 here and attach it to your next reply, it would help a lot.

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