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High CPU beginning after startup

Hello,
My Acer laptop is continously running on high cpu.
When I go into the task manager I see that it is one CPU that is almost all the time running on 100%
In safe mode this cpu is running normal.
Please help

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  • Tubbax Jun 14, 2008

    Nothing, The system Idle Process.
    That is the strange thing.
    After an acer recovery, al runs normal again for a few weeks.
    Greetings


  • Tubbax Jun 15, 2008

    Hello oldnovii,
    Yes I just did a recovery and now everything is working fine again... for a couple of weeks.
    Like I said, it is the system Idle Process that takes cpu resources, so there is no clue of what is happening.
    running XP, I already had 2 AV's (Norton and MS-onecare, because I also thought it was that)
    It starts after a few weeks and then it doesn't stop anymore. It is always one of the 2 CPU's that is on approx 100 %. So in total 50%CPU average
    Greetings


  • Tubbax Jun 17, 2008


    1. still running OK

    2. Do you mean Windows Automatics updates?

    3. Yes, this gives no problems (I mean the first weeks, after that... who knows)

    4. Acer Aspire 9410

    Thanks for helping me
    Hans


  • Tubbax Jun 27, 2008

    Still running OK...
    Currently using Windows Live OneCare. Live Update is on and doesn't give any problems.
    thx
    Hans


  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    Did you recently do the recovery? What operating system are you running? What anti-virus software are you using? When you noticed that your cpu was at 100% usage, any chance you looked under processes at that time to see the name of the process that was using up your resources? Is this usually happening when you're online? What's your browser and version ? I know it's alot of questions but I have to have something to work with. Thanks.



    Jeff

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    Hi tubbax - if you go under processes in task manager, what is taking up the majority of your cpu usage?

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    Hey tubbax - still going ok? Unless we see something in processes in the task manager we may have to wait until it starts slowing down. You mentioned you had used several anti-viruses. What one are you using now? I looked back at our notes and yes I did mean Windows automatic updates. Do you have it on? Do you have any problems with the updates? Be sure to answer all these questions please. I'm keeping my eye on you. Just kidding. Thanks.



    Jeff

  • Jeffrey Pemberton
    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    Hey Tubbax - still running ok? Do you have auto updates on? After you run the Acer Recovery do you re-download all the updates each time? Could you please tell me what model# laptop you have? 4 more questions, no answers. I know. If your machine was doing it right now we could fix it fairly fast. It's happened to me. Just so you know where I'm headed, if you look at processes in task manager, you'll see about 6 svchost.exe processes running. These load DLL's and other things and I'm guessing it will be one of those. There may be one or several things loading that you don't need. If this is the case they can be uninstalled or just told not to load at startup. Let me know if you think I'm going too slow. I'm just not sure how familiar you are with this and I want you know how to fix it later (after we fix it this time of course) just in case it pops up. Let me know the answe to the questions please. Thanks.



    Jeff

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