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Dell Inspiron1410 running 50% CPU usage with no other processes running in background. This after a nice repair install of Windows XP professional. High fan noise and heating up! Thanks

Dell Inspiron1410 running 50% CPU usage with no other processes running in background as indicated by the task manager. This after a nice repair install of Windows XP professional. High fan noise and heating up! Thanks

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Hello Saman Tarik,

Task manager may say there are no other processes running but if you look in the next tab, "Services" you will find there are many things running.
The processor will run at a lower percentage when it is not busy.
As for running hot, I would suggest that the heat sink fins need cleaning out, I was surprised at how much fluff had accumulated in them, preventing a good air flow.
I have upgraded my processor from 1.5Ghz to 2.5Ghz which runs hotter so I bought a ZALMAN ZM-NC1500 USB and the hottest my CPU has reached is 41 degrees when both cores are running at 100%.
I hope the above information is of use to you.


Kind regards,

Ron.

Posted on Jun 16, 2014

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SOURCE: Dell Dimension 8250 PC running Windows XP has CPU always at 100%

The cache is nothing more than a file on the hard drive, if it is missing Windows automatically creates it. If it was corrupt, formatting would have gotten rid of it. Try booting in safe mode (and afterwards safe mode with networking) to see if you have the same problem. This could also be a hardware issue, remove any cards that have been added (including video, I assume it has an onboard chip) and see if it helps. If any of this helps, it gives us the info to fixed it permanently.

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Whenever that happens to me, at least to the mouse pad I restart my laptop and it fixes it...
If not then perhaps it's a hardware or software problem, maybe you could reinstall XP over again, or you could, as a last resort crack it open and see what's goin' on inside or have someone check it out for you (I wouldn't go that far though).

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There are many options you can choose to increase the performance of your machine.

You can increase your virtual memory settings. To do this follow these steps:

Press and hold the Windows Logo Key + press "pause break" key to access System Properties, note the amount of RAM it states before continuing, you will need it for a calculation. (xxxmb)

Select Advanced Tab > Under Performance click Settings > Click Advanced Tab > Under virtual memory click Change button >

Set the Minimum and Maximum to a number 1.5 times the physical amount of RAM that you have. (Providing you have less than 512mb. 2.5x for 1gb or greater.) Hit set, Hit apply.

Before restarting, you may want to consider reducing some of the Visual Effects of XP to gain some resources back.

Manually un-check the boxes listed on the Visual Effects tab that you encountered right before setting the virtual memory. You can also click "adjust for best performance" for an automatic trim.

Also, it is still considered a good idea to defragment the drive after the installation do to how the installer tends to throw out information in a rush. On a clean install I got almost a mb of resources back.

Also, you can tweak the services. Visit this site:
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
Using the SAFE settings you will get around 5mb of resources, and picking and choosing after that can amount to another 7.5mb

This will solve your issue.
Let us know if you have anything else.

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Try pressing control alt delete, which should start your task manager..

Then choose new task

type in explorer

If it pulls up a window, then what you need to do is a system restore..

If it does not pull up a window, then you will need to locate a xp install disk or one of your recovery disks and try a repair install

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