Originally posted by Xshare What do you have running at that same time? and btw: That doesn't look like windows XP... not even the classic skin.
That looks exactly like windows xp with the classic skin. What you smokin man?
As someone else pointed out, take a look at blackviper.com he has a list of a ton of things you can disable at startup, and it's not recommended you disable them with msconfig. You want to turn them off in the services area.
after having problems several times I developed a method to establish whether there was a bogie program running on my computer and that was the reason why processor and hard disk usages were so high...
the method proved to indicate a security breach with 95% accuracy... that means that after I used the method I could be sure whether my computer has been compromised or not...
there were a couple of cases that included viruses and worms... I realized there were problematic programs thanks to my method...
now, about the method... it is really simple when you get to it, but it seems rather odd when you just think about it... ...the initial thing is that you have to open your disk and processor usage monitoring tool and then... ...well, the thing is that these malicious programs want to communicate using the Internet connection... ...so you have to take care of it... you reach with your hand to the back of your computer and detach the Internet or LAN cable abruptly without braking anything... voila! if you can se that in the next 2 seconds usage considerably fell, you can be certain there's something wrong with your system...
Originally posted by Trifolic I was almost able to give mine a heart attack just by moving the window around in circles on the screen.. Only running 31 processes.. I stop moving the window and it drops to 1%
I'm curious which process is hogging all the CPU use. Explorer.exe?
Originally posted by CTG I'm curious which process is hogging all the CPU use. Explorer.exe?
The Taskmanager itself.. I opened it switched it to view the processes.. And it sat at 1% with a few little jumps.. I then clicked on the top of it and held down, and just moved the mouse frantically around the screen and it kept the CPU at 100% or close to it..
Ok here is a free task manager. This is enough to proiritise the processes of different applications loaded or even kill any. Use it with caution or it may free your screen or stop some applications altogether.
in my attach there is a 34KB zip with a small free proggy (doesnt even have an installer, just run it) very handy tool for everybody, try it.
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