100% cpu usage Problem

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The system is an HP Pavilon 6553 running Win 98se. I was trying to get it
to network with a win XP computer so I used the network comfigration thing
(sorry, I forgot what it was called) on Win XP. It said that I could make a
configuration disk to put on the other computer and use it to comfigure the
other computer to share files and printers. I never could get it to work so
I disabled file and print sharing on both computers. Ever since I ran the
configuration disk on the Win 98se system it has had a problem with
freezing for no apparent reasion and running sort of slow. Turnning down
the hardware accelleration solved the freezing problem but according to
freeramXP Pro its still is running at 100% cpu usage. I have run
avast!,AVG, Ad-aware, and TweekNow RegCleaner on the system but all come
up empty. I elimited a number of unnessary programs from running and used
wintop to see what was using the CPU but it says that the system idle
process is using the most percentage. What should I do. What is the system
doing that could use the cpu that much?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    System Idle Process means the percent of the CPU that is IDLE....that means NOT
    being used. In other words, if the System Idle Process is a high percentage, that
    means that a high percentage of the CPU is available. Look up the word "idle" in a
    dictionary.

    I suggest you get rid of that "freeram" program as they do no good and cause much
    harm, BTW.
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    "MadMatt2024" <madmatt2024@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:f18f4845980fa494a3732e57a0dc49a9@localhost.talkaboutsoftware.com...
    > The system is an HP Pavilon 6553 running Win 98se. I was trying to get it
    > to network with a win XP computer so I used the network comfigration thing
    > (sorry, I forgot what it was called) on Win XP. It said that I could make a
    > configuration disk to put on the other computer and use it to comfigure the
    > other computer to share files and printers. I never could get it to work so
    > I disabled file and print sharing on both computers. Ever since I ran the
    > configuration disk on the Win 98se system it has had a problem with
    > freezing for no apparent reasion and running sort of slow. Turnning down
    > the hardware accelleration solved the freezing problem but according to
    > freeramXP Pro its still is running at 100% cpu usage. I have run
    > avast!,AVG, Ad-aware, and TweekNow RegCleaner on the system but all come
    > up empty. I elimited a number of unnessary programs from running and used
    > wintop to see what was using the CPU but it says that the system idle
    > process is using the most percentage. What should I do. What is the system
    > doing that could use the cpu that much?
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    MadMatt2024 wrote:
    > The system is an HP Pavilon 6553 running Win 98se. I was trying to get it
    > to network with a win XP computer so I used the network comfigration thing
    > (sorry, I forgot what it was called) on Win XP. It said that I could make a
    > configuration disk to put on the other computer and use it to comfigure the
    > other computer to share files and printers.

    That is intended for other Windows XP computers only I'm afraid. It's
    where you say configure sharing and then select "I have a floppy" or
    something.

    > I never could get it to work so
    > I disabled file and print sharing on both computers. Ever since I ran the
    > configuration disk on the Win 98se system it has had a problem with
    > freezing for no apparent reasion and running sort of slow.

    Only thing I can think of related to sharing would be that there are
    some maped network drives that aren't connected to anything and you're
    experiencing timeouts (30 second waits).

    > Turnning down
    > the hardware accelleration solved the freezing problem

    Sounds like it has nothing to do with the networking issue.

    And turning down hardware acceleration for what? Graphics? Sound?

    > but according to
    > freeramXP Pro its still is running at 100% cpu usage. I have run
    > avast!,AVG, Ad-aware, and TweekNow RegCleaner on the system but all come
    > up empty. I elimited a number of unnessary programs from running and used
    > wintop to see what was using the CPU but it says that the system idle
    > process is using the most percentage. What should I do. What is the system
    > doing that could use the cpu that much?

    Idle is idle as idle. Look it up in a dictionary.

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  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    I turned down the graphics acceleration one notch and that fixed the
    freezing problem. When all this first started happening I thought it was a
    virus but as I said before no antivirus programs I tried found anything. I
    even ran avast! in safe mode and it found nothing. Also, the cpu usage is
    at 100% even in safe mode. I used the freeram program just to checkout
    what the system was doing. If you have doubts about freeram reporting the
    corect information I have tried several diffrent system moniters on the
    system and thay all report the same thing. The system ran fine since it
    was bought new and only recently has had the freezing problem.
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    MadMatt2024 wrote:
    > I turned down the graphics acceleration one notch and that fixed the
    > freezing problem.

    Sounds like something is wrong with your graphics driver. I strongly
    recomend trying to fix it.

    > When all this first started happening I thought it was a
    > virus but as I said before no antivirus programs I tried found anything. I
    > even ran avast! in safe mode and it found nothing. Also, the cpu usage is
    > at 100% even in safe mode. I used the freeram program just to checkout
    > what the system was doing. If you have doubts about freeram reporting the
    > corect information I have tried several diffrent system moniters on the
    > system and thay all report the same thing. The system ran fine since it
    > was bought new and only recently has had the freezing problem.

    Again, if the idle process is 'using' all of the CPU that means your CPU
    is mostly I.D.L.E. period!

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    Device manage showes no problems with the graphics driver which the system
    has been using for almost a year. I have reinstalled the driver but still
    no change and there are no more driver updates avalable for the intel 810
    integrated graphics.
    What do you mean by "if the idle process is 'using' all of the CPU that
    means your CPU
    is mostly I.D.L.E. period!"? My Win XP system uses 0-4% cpu and another
    less powerful Win 98se system I have uses 2-6% but the one with the
    problem is running 100% all the time with no fluctuation at all.
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Not sure *how* you are measuring you processor usage, but try using a known-accurate
    utility and post back with the processor usage:
    Process Explorer:
    http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html
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    "MadMatt2024" <madmatt2024@nospam.com> wrote in message
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    > Device manage showes no problems with the graphics driver which the system
    > has been using for almost a year. I have reinstalled the driver but still
    > no change and there are no more driver updates avalable for the intel 810
    > integrated graphics.
    > What do you mean by "if the idle process is 'using' all of the CPU that
    > means your CPU
    > is mostly I.D.L.E. period!"? My Win XP system uses 0-4% cpu and another
    > less powerful Win 98se system I have uses 2-6% but the one with the
    > problem is running 100% all the time with no fluctuation at all.
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

    Boy do I feel stupid. According to process explorer the system runs 4-5%
    cpu. I don't get it, the other programs worked fine on two other systems
    but give an incaurate reading on this one, oh well. I never knew about
    Process Explorer, what a grate program!
    It's like having the Win XP task manager on Win98.
    Now all thats left to solve is the freezing problem
    with the graphics acceleration at full.
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