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CPU usage when idle = 49-52 % :-(


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#1 JollyKid

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 10:57 AM

Hi guys,

 

I've tried Google, but without luck - hope you guys can help.

 

I have an old laptop, which is fine for what I use it for. Did a clean install of Windows 7 yesterday, but CPU usage is high - around 49-52 % even with no programs open. My fans er always on and extremely loud - the laptop is terrible to use in this condition.

 

I have installed Process Explorer, but do not know what to look for?

 

Can you help me?

 

 

Appreciate it!

 

Regards,

Lars

 

Edit:

Core2Duo T7100 1.80 GHz

3 GB RAM

Lots of free HDD space


Edited by JollyKid, 15 August 2015 - 10:59 AM.


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#2 JollyKid

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 11:20 AM

I'm gonna try reinstalling Windows.



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 05:08 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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Posted 15 August 2015 - 07:15 PM

hamlius can help you, but if you just did a fresh install, your pc is probably trying to download Updates?  Or did you already to that?  Set to Automatic Updates and let it go!  If not then follow hamlius's directions.

 

I would do all Updates before installing anything, imo.


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 03:20 AM

Thank you for your help so far, Louis and pcpunk.

 

I tried reinstalling and in the beginning CPU load was normal and I was happy. And the laptop's fan was happy as well. Then I installed a couple of updates including SP1 - and now CPU load is around 50-60% again. And Windows Update is stuck at "Checking for updates...". The only program I installed right away is Google Chrome.

 

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 25-07-2015 01
Ran by HP (administrator) on 16-08-2015 at 09:45:40
Running from "C:\Users\HP\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate  Service Pack 1 (X86)
Model: HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
========================= Event log errors: ===============================
 
Application errors:
==================
 
System errors:
=============
Error: (08/15/2015 07:10:18 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Windows Modules Installer service terminated with the following error: 
%%16405
 
 
Microsoft Office Sessions:
=========================
 
=========================== Installed Programs ============================
 
Google Chrome (HKLM\...\Google Chrome) (Version: 44.0.2403.155 - Google Inc.)
HP Quick Launch Buttons (HKLM\...\{34D2AB40-150D-475D-AE32-BD23FB5EE355}) (Version: 6.50.14.1 - Hewlett-Packard Company)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver (HKLM\...\HDMI) (Version: 8.15.10.1930 - Intel Corporation)
Intel® TV Wizard (HKLM\...\TVWiz) (Version:  - Intel Corporation)
Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem (HKLM\...\SMSERIAL) (Version: 6.12.25.06 - Motorola Inc)
QLBCASL (HKLM\...\{F1D7AC58-554A-4A58-B784-B61558B1449A}) (Version: 6.40.17.2 - Hewlett-Packard) Hidden
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver (HKLM\...\{F132AF7F-7BCA-4EDE-8A7C-958108FE7DBC}) (Version:  - )
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver (HKLM\...\SynTPDeinstKey) (Version: 15.3.29.0 - Synaptics Incorporated)
 
========================= Memory info: ===================================
 
Percentage of memory in use: 55%
Total physical RAM: 3062.43 MB
Available physical RAM: 1373.45 MB
Total Virtual: 6123.14 MB
Available Virtual: 4266.66 MB
 
========================= Partitions: =====================================
 
1 Drive c: () (Fixed) (Total:111.69 GB) (Free:96.14 GB) NTFS
 
========================= Users: ========================================
 
User accounts for \\HP-PC
 
Administrator            Guest                    HP                       
 
 
**** End of log ****
 

 

 

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 10:42 AM

Do you have a valid license to install Windows 7 Ultimate on that system?

 

System dates back to XP/Vista era and HP offers no Win 7 driver support.  In fact, the only support offered is for Vista.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:55 PM

Yes, I do have a valid license for Windows 7, but it is not the OS that the computer had installed when I bought it.

 

I hadnt't though about missing drivers at all, but it makes sense.

 

Thanks for pointing out the driver issue, Louis. It should not be hard to find a cheap XP or Vista, now that most computers run Win 7 or 10.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 12:57 PM

It's a great forum you have here.


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Posted 17 August 2015 - 05:01 PM

:thumbup2: , some of the members share that thought :).

 

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