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Why is CPU cycling between 0% and 99% usage

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Anonymous
October 5, 2004 7:24:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

I have a Dell 1 GHz computer running Windows XP
Professional. I have Norton Anti-Virus 2004 Professional
which is enabled and I've run the latest version of Ad-
Aware to remove spyware / malware.

My computer usage cycles between 0% usage and 100% usage
every few seconds even when I just rebooted. I pressed
Ctrl-Alt-Delete and I clicked on the Applications tab and
there were no programs running. I then clicked on the
Processes tab. There was a long list of programs listed
few of which I recognize, but most were not functioning.
Four, however, showed life. They were:

Taskmgr.exe ranged between 00 to 01
SAVScan.exe ranged from 00 to 99
qbupdate.exe ranged from 00 to 03
System Idle Process ranged from 02 to 99

I have my screen saver set to display my photographs. I
have noticed that the images begin to appear, freeze for
a second, and then continue to appear. I suspect these
problems may be related.

I would be very grateful if someone would inform me if it
is normal for the CPU usage to be cycling from 0% to 100%
usage every few seconds. If not what can I do to correct
the problem ? Also, is there anything I can do to stop
the screen saver from freezing every few seconds ?

Many thanks for any help you can give me.

Sincerely,
Michael 987

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Anonymous
October 5, 2004 11:41:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Mike, I have had some problems with Savescan using high CPU cycles also.
But I want to say that since I installed SP2, my high CPU usage and
laggyness has all be disappeared if not 100% better. I am thinking that
the Savescan is a Norton problem and play to check Symantecs site about it.
Mike


"Michael987" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3bfb01c4ab2a$1402cb00$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>I have a Dell 1 GHz computer running Windows XP
> Professional. I have Norton Anti-Virus 2004 Professional
> which is enabled and I've run the latest version of Ad-
> Aware to remove spyware / malware.
>
> My computer usage cycles between 0% usage and 100% usage
> every few seconds even when I just rebooted. I pressed
> Ctrl-Alt-Delete and I clicked on the Applications tab and
> there were no programs running. I then clicked on the
> Processes tab. There was a long list of programs listed
> few of which I recognize, but most were not functioning.
> Four, however, showed life. They were:
>
> Taskmgr.exe ranged between 00 to 01
> SAVScan.exe ranged from 00 to 99
> qbupdate.exe ranged from 00 to 03
> System Idle Process ranged from 02 to 99
>
> I have my screen saver set to display my photographs. I
> have noticed that the images begin to appear, freeze for
> a second, and then continue to appear. I suspect these
> problems may be related.
>
> I would be very grateful if someone would inform me if it
> is normal for the CPU usage to be cycling from 0% to 100%
> usage every few seconds. If not what can I do to correct
> the problem ? Also, is there anything I can do to stop
> the screen saver from freezing every few seconds ?
>
> Many thanks for any help you can give me.
>
> Sincerely,
> Michael 987
>
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