Why does my PC uses so much CPU when Idle in Vista? Tags: AMD Windows Vista Windows XP CPUs Radeon Last response: August 30, 2009 3:16 AM in Windows Vista Share ladic February 18, 2007 9:24:52 PM [/img]specs: amd xp 2500 2gig pc 3200 ram radeon x800pro 256mb vid card this picture is of my pc right after booting up and checking on task manager More about : cpu idle vista Alpha_Magnum February 18, 2007 10:06:02 PM Quote:specs: amd xp 2500 2gig pc 3200 ram radeon x800pro 256mb vid card this picture is of my pc right after booting up and checking on task manager [/img] I have 65 processes running now w/ 5% CPU useage on each core. Here is what I would do.... Go to reg edit you know START\RUN regedit the enter then go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run see if anything is running there that can be deleted then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and see whats running there. I had one a while ago called SERVER.EXE and yes it was a VIRII. You can look at your running services in the service admin control snapin and see what happens when you turn things off by stopping them. Run SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY (update it) and see if it finds a boogy man. ladic February 18, 2007 10:42:37 PM here are pics for the first thing and second thing you meantioned, what can i delete from there? Related resources Games just don't uses multiple CPU cores? - Forum Why do I have 64-bit Vista ? Is this a waste of a x64 system? - Forum Raidmax RX-700AC 700W 80 Bronze - Why so much hate? - Forum 20 Percent CPU Usage Showing At Idle...Why ? - Forum CPU @ 61Celcius at idle - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Alpha_Magnum February 18, 2007 11:09:44 PM Quote:here are pics for the first thing and second thing you meantioned, what can i delete from there? The FSTOP thing is your Antivirii backround scanner.... Try HIJACKTHIS Rob423 February 19, 2007 12:58:42 AM Quick Question... How is steam running with vista? im guessing you play counter strike? That's the only game i play on PC... i would like to knowhow it runs before i load vista. Anonymous a b à CPUs August 29, 2009 11:46:07 PM go back to xp, it is still the best os, vista sucks balls, microsoft can kiss my ass btk1w1 August 30, 2009 3:16:24 AM ladic, you can control startup (and delayed) items with winpatrol by BillP studios: http://www.winpatrol.com/ The log makes it easy to identify which ones are necessary and which aren't. It also adds an extra layer of security by monitoring resident. It is also very light on resources. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumHow much does room temp affect PC cooling? ForumC2D CPU FULL LOAD Temps - Why worry So Much ? ForumTesting OS with dual and Quad CPU , why does the performance not double ForumCpu temp and fan speed is much higher in BIOS than in windows 7, why ? ForumIdle Chit Chat... ForumHard Drive uses too much resources, system unusable. ForumCPU temp spikes at idle ForumWhy does my AMD Athlon II X4 630 seem slow to start applications? ForumWhat does the PS4's 8 core CPU mean for PC gaming? ForumWhy does my computer run slow at points? Forum[Solved] Vista busness 32 product key free Forum[Solved] Would I lose XP license if I do full installation of Vista? Forum[Solved] help: Vista painfully slow on "fast" machine Forum[Solved] Vista Upgrade Installation Question ForumVista Madness (PMP, DRM, WHQL & More) More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !