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MS Content Index Service - 100% CPU usage on Windows Task Manager.

It is caused by MS Content Index Service 'cisvc'. It will not stay deleted. It reappears in less than 30 seconds. Seems to be an integral part of the Window OS?
I had the Windows Search installed and uninstalled it.
The ‘cisvc’ file remained along with four others 'cisvc' files all in different folders.

Rebooting Windows: loads and runs normally, then a bit later the 'cisvc' program activates the runs at 98% of the CPU usage. Task Manager goes to 100% and stays there. Commit Charge: less than 500M out of 3421M.

I have Win XP, 1.5GB Ram, SP3, Norton Internet Security 2009.
50% free Hard Drive space. It is currently using just 35% of my available RAM.
I just reinstalled the OS.
This is on a Gateway 6022GZ Laptop.

I can end the process in Task Manager every time I reboot, but that is something I do not want to have to do every time I restart my computer.

Got any ideas on how to deal with this problem?

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  • David Lagesse
    David Lagesse Oct 18, 2008

    Joed911 - It is the process in the Task Manager that has a high number next to it.

    98 (%) in the CPU column.

    If you would have spent a bit more time reading my post you would know that.

    When I disable (End Process) the cisvc the Task Manager goes from 100% to around 5% of CPU usage.

  • gruvnfunk Dec 30, 2008

    My PC keeps maxing out at 100% CPU Usage. After running multiple mal-ware, spy-ware and registry scan programs i cant seem to reduce the CPU Usage to a normal level. The one thing that seems to work is if I pause the idexing feature from the control panel. I also just found out a way to disable indexing by right clicking on the C: drive and unchecking the indexing box at the bottom of the screen. I am really at a loss right now and cant figure out what the problem is.........any suggestions would be appriciated.

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    cisvc.exe is a process that belongs to the Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is used to monitor the memory usage in CIDAEMON.exe and prevent low memory problems. This is an essential system process and should not be removed. This program is an essential system process and should not be removed.

    There must be something else affecting your resources.

    go to the Task Manager and look at what process has a high number next to it.

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