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Anonymous
June 16, 2005 11:38:03 AM

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It seem very often when my computer is running slowly or seems to be frozen I
hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and check my processes. Most of the time the System Idle
Process is showing 94-99 % of my CPU. Is there a reason for this or a fix
for this. Thanks.

GoldChen007@hotmail.com

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Anonymous
June 16, 2005 2:49:51 PM

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

Hi / Bonjour *GoldChen* :

> It seem very often when my computer is running slowly or seems to be frozen I
> hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and check my processes. Most of the time the System Idle
> Process is showing 94-99 % of my CPU. Is there a reason for this or a fix
> for this. Thanks.
>
> GoldChen007 hotmail.com

Idle : when your system do "nothing" ...

System slow ? or freezing ? Don't stay "idle" :-D


Check those Windows Explorer parameters

a) To used the multi-thread in Windows explorer:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Create this key:

DesktopProcess
Reg_DWord
value 1

b) Change the value of the "Windows priority separation" :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\PriorityControl
Create this key

Win32PrioritySeparation
Reg_DWord
Value 26 in HEX

c) Modify those folders options :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Do not hide file ext.
HideFileExt
Reg_Dword
1

Open folders in separate process
SeparateProcess
Reg_Dword
1

A good maintenance of W xp is required from time to time.

Here some hints:

1- Use chkdsk to check the integrity of your hard disk:

Windows explorer | right click on disk icon |
properties | tab "tools" | "check errors" | check both options
ok and restart your computer

or

Start | Run | cmd | chkdsk X: /F /R /V ,
Where X= disk volume

For the results un applications log:
Souce : Winlogon
ID : 1001

2) Clean the temporary files:

Start | Run | cleanmgr.exe

3) Defrag the volumes of the HD :

Start | Run | Defrag.msc

For multiple volume defrag use this:
http://www.dougknox.com/utility/scripts_desc/defrag_all...

4) Check devices and drivers and upgrade them if needed

Start | Run | devmgmt.msc

a)
Devices error codes:
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=310123

b)
To find recent drivers

www.driverfiles.net


5) Check the services configuration:

The mandatories services must be started and in automatic mode
The others in manual...or disabled....

More info on W xp services:
http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm
If you understand french:
http://climenole.serendipia.net/archives/3-La-Configura...

6) Check the applications started at boot and keep them
to the minimum.

instead of using msconfig used Starter from CodeStuff...
http://codestuff.mirrorz.com/

Check for applications in your account and All users
(from an admin account...)

7) Control what's running on that PC with those tools:

Autorun
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/autoruns.sht...
*Don't delete anythings unless you are absolutly sure of what's you're
doing*

Process Explorer :
(an enhanced Task Manager!)
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtm...

8) Defrag the protected files ( Registry , hiberfil.sys, Pagefile.sys etc.)

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pagedefrag.s...

9) Optimize the prefetching

Run this command :
%windir%\system32\Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
usefull only when the computer is idle...
The service Task Scheduler must be running and in automatic mode.
Check this value:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
Management\PrefetchParameters
The keyEnablePrefetcher REG_DWORD must be set to 3.

10) Check the warnings and errors in the application and system logs
and fix the problems :

Start | Run | eventvwr.msc

Some hints : http://www.eventid.net/

11) Safe & Cool ...

A)
Keep your system free of malwares (virus, worms,spywares, etc.)

Some tools and links:

"Mini- antivirus" to be runned in safe mode:

Stinger :
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

Avast cleaner :
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_cleaner.html

MS:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Kaspersky:
ftp://ftp.kaspersky.ru/utils/clrav.com

Anti Root-Kits
F-Secure (beta)
http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

Online scan:

Anti-trojan:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/

Anti-spy:
http://www.spywareguide.com/txt_onlinescan.html
http://store.ca.com/dr/v2/ec_main.entry25?page=FindOutW...

Anti-virus:
www.trendmicro.com

B)
Keep your PC free of dust and check the temperatures with those tools:

Everest:
http://www.lavalys.com/

SpeedFan
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

No more idea....

Let us know...


N.B.:

Don't show your email adress in clear in a news group.
Your email address can be collected by a Spammer Bot ...

You can hide your address like this:
GoldChen007AROBAShotmailDOTcom

or use a service like this one:
Cerbermail
http://www.digipills.com/cerbermail/intro.php

Your email adress will be legible by a human being
but not by the spammer-bot...

:) 

--
Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)

«My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
http://climenole.serendipia.net
Soon on www.msmvps.com
Bientôt sur www.msmvps.com
Anonymous
June 16, 2005 4:37:00 PM

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

System Idle Process is exactly what it sounds like.
It is the % of processing power you have waiting for something to do,doing
nothing.

If you are having problems, this is not the cause.
Follow this link:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"GoldChen" <GoldChen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A504F960-9450-41DE-A739-63DD53593270@microsoft.com...
> It seem very often when my computer is running slowly or seems to be
> frozen I
> hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and check my processes. Most of the time the System Idle
> Process is showing 94-99 % of my CPU. Is there a reason for this or a fix
> for this. Thanks.
>
> GoldChen007@hotmail.com
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