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Touchpad & keyboard are timing out @2 sec with 1 sec out. Skipping, CPU usage shows a spike each second. Poss shadow running?

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My Dell Latitude D620 is constantly spiking at 100% cpu, the problem arises especially when running the mouse over any program, it basically locks down my whole computer and nothing will run, it always...

It sounds like there could be a virus on your computer that is using up all of your CPU resources. Try to monitor the processes and CPU usage, buy pushing Ctrl + Alt + Del at the same time. This will open up the Task Manager on XP, or show you a menu screen on Windows Vista and 7, and you can click on start task manager at the bottom. View all your processes and how much cpu usage is being taken up from those processes. Look for the process using the highest cpu usage when it spikes to 100% and please repost the process name!

In the mean time might I suggest running and anti-virus scan, scanning for malware, and spyware as well. If you do not have any of these programs, I would suggest using either AVG, or Avira Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes, and Super Anti-Spyware, all of which are free programs that can be downloaded here!

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Sep 13, 2011 | Dell Latitude D620 Notebook

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Seems my toshiba satellite lap-top is over heating, how do I get to the fan to clean it? Model number: psafgu-02k001 serial; x7253530q

If your fan is running OK, then it probably doesn't need cleaning.

I have a satellite A350 and it pumps out a LOT of heat but that doesn't mean it's overheating. It's more likely your CPU usage is very high, which makes it very hot.

Turn on the CPU Meter in the Windows sidebar and close all applications. Watch the CPU usage (the larger front meter) for about 20-30 seconds. If the AVERAGE level when running no other applications is over 40% or spiking up at 90 or 100% then you are probably running too much junk in the background, or you have a virus.

Oct 14, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A215-S5837 Notebook

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Hello ! .. My friend my computer is jerking means for 1-2sec the pc gets freeze mouse audio vdo gets **** and den resume after 1-2 sec but it has been anoying :( . this problem is happening since past...

it might be a cpu usage issue, some application might be consuming the CPU time and memory. Try to disable some of the startups on your computer and reboot.
goto start/run then type msconfig and press enter. Goto Startup tab and choose the startups by checking and unchecking the box. the lesser startups the better.

Aug 23, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I have a HP Compaq Presario SR2170NX (refurbished) and since we have had it, no matter whether we are using it (running programs etc), or not, the CPU will dramatically spike in % useage at times and also...

Have you run any anti-virus programs? Inexplicably high CPU usage is a tell-tale sign of virus infection.
Computers do have fans in them in order to coll the CPU. If you don't have any viruses, it could indicate that your CPU is frequently overheating. You could need to replace it, or possibly

Mar 23, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR2170NX (RK549AA#ABA)...

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I am on my own laptop but need to burn a disk with some form of laptop doctor so i can load it onto her laptop to work out why it is freezeing after 5 minutes

Start the laptop, and as soon as windows starts, hit the
CTRL-ALT-DELETE , buttons, this will bring up task MGR,

it will be on the process tab, click -show process from all users at bottom, Now watch the percentage usage of all the process's, its best if you make this full screen so you can see all of them, something is probably running and causing it to freeze, now at the bottom it says CPU usage, if this stays under 20% and the laptop freezes, something is wrong besides a program or windows program, usually.

You should do this first, its probably a program spiking the cpu and causing this.

Most disk's that you are asking about are for a specific problem.
They might not help for a freeze.

You can wait for someone to post something.

If you find the one that is causing the spike of CPU, restart it, and do this again, but this time right click on the process and pick end process, this will stop it from running. If you post what the process
is, we can let you know what it is and how to correct it, hopefully.

Sorry, That I don't have some cure all disk for windows, if there was one they would be the richest company along with microsoft.

Feb 11, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S2653 Notebook

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Mac book Pro high CPU usage with nothing running

I would worry the fan is not fulty, you may want to get apple to check the pc for you but they normaly charge a diagnostic fee.
The other possibility is your sitting it to close to a wall or your sitting it on the transformer (though i doubt it)
The incriment in system resorces would be in responce to the build up in heat but i expect thats only a short lived spike.
make sure you have it in a clean well vaccumed area away from carpet or other dust collecting surfaces.
if thats unavoidable then stick a vaccume to the air vents to clean any buildup you would be surprised what i have seen in dust buld up in fans after 4 months running a laptop on car seats uni benches & other less clean surfaces.

Aug 19, 2009 | Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with...

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CPU Usage jumps to 100% and down to 2% when I change websites

I'd say it has NOTHING to do with how or when you access Yahoo. In fact, anytime you see an extreme jump in CPU usage like have to consider that you may very well have a TROJAN VIRUS that's hogging up all your memory (among other things viruses do). If you don't have a good anti-virus program, then get one fast. Update all virus definitions, then.......RUN a FULL scan on your pc or laptop! Watch what you find.

Mar 31, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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I have a Dell Vostro 1700 with widows XP. when i play a clip from Utube it continually pauses, starts, pauses, starts, etc..

There could be a couple reasons for this:

1. Your comptuer has too many background tasks running to be able to keep up with decoding the video and playing it.

2. Your Internet connection is too slow - possibly due to virus on the computer? Also a virus would also increase CPU cycles giving rise to part of the cause in #1.

What I would do is right click to the right of the Start bar and choose task manager and click the performance tab. Look to see if your CPU usage hovers under 10% max while nothing is happening. If you see spikes, they may be normal but a constant usage over 10% is a sign something is consuming CPU cycles. Click on processes to see if you can identify the application.

To test your Internet BW or get a reasonable indication of it's performance, do a download test. Sites like offer such a test.

Last but not least, Windows XP should have at least 1GB of RAM as a bare minimum. Anything less will cause paging and if you have high CPU usage, your paging will go up causing a waterfall effect as paging increases demand on CPU as well as Disk I/O.

Mar 07, 2009 | Dell Vostro 1700 Notebook

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Dell xps m140

One of three things 1- virus, 2- failing processor, 3- failing motherboard component. Initially I would have said virus, but it would be constant, the mouse scroll wouldn't have any effect, and you've loaded a new operating system, so virus is out, then bad processor, but you've replaced it, so, we're left with bad motherboard component. This could be a component device that connects to the motherboard, or a chip, resistor, capacitor, etc... that is integrated into the board. You can determine which by disconnecting everything from the board except the screen and keyboard, then get the cpu usage level, if it's way up there, then it's going to be an integrated component, if not, then put the devices back, one at a time, until you see the usage spike, then you'll know which to replace. If it's an integrated component, then you can take it to a service center to have the exact problem component traced and replaced, or you can simply replace the motherboard.

Aug 14, 2008 | Dell Inspiron XPS M140 Notebook

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