CPU Idle process = Windows unidentified processes?

CPU idle process. I have a graph of my CPU on my computer showing CPU usage, when my graph shows 100% CPU usage, my task manager shows 100% idle process. Yet my computer will not respond until the "idle process" is using less CPU, and I can hear my hard drive actively working at those times.

Yes, I have read on the net 100s of times. "the idle process does nothing, other than a few behind the scenes programs that are small"

I think they are wrong.

Let's look at it another way. If the 1000's of people on the net who have complained about the same thing are correct and for some reason Windows lumps these other processes under the heading "idle process" then how would I prove it? The Windows task manager does not show the process or its usage. We need something that shows exactly what the CPU is doing while in the "idle process".

And perhaps, once the processes are identified, how to stop them from using up our CPU's usage. Then of course, we spread the word.

Any help would be appreciated, that is any help other than the conventional wisdom" it's not doing anything, leave it alone".
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  1. mrdennis888 said:
    CPU idle process. I have a graph of my CPU on my computer showing CPU usage, when my graph shows 100% CPU usage, my task manager shows 100% idle process. Yet my computer will not respond until the "idle process" is using less CPU, and I can hear my hard drive actively working at those times.

    Yes, I have read on the net 100s of times. "the idle process does nothing, other than a few behind the scenes programs that are small"

    I think they are wrong.

    Let's look at it another way. If the 1000's of people on the net who have complained about the same thing are correct and for some reason Windows lumps these other processes under the heading "idle process" then how would I prove it? The Windows task manager does not show the process or its usage. We need something that shows exactly what the CPU is doing while in the "idle process".

    And perhaps, once the processes are identified, how to stop them from using up our CPU's usage. Then of course, we spread the word.

    Any help would be appreciated, that is any help other than the conventional wisdom" it's not doing anything, leave it alone".

    UPDATE
    I received a response "Go into MSconfig click services and see what is running. If you click the hide all MS services it will leave you with all other services running. Shut them down. "
    I did this, there were a few small programs running, nothing to explain the 100% CPU usage.
  2. I would run a virus Malware scaner, Normally a service from windows will not runn the CPU to 100% unless its like .net framework 4.

    Try these just to make sure, (they are all free)
    Malwarebytes = http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    TDSSKiller = http://support.kaspersky.com/5350 (Rootkit remover)
    kaspersky virus removal tool = http://www.kaspersky.com/antivirus-removal-tool-register (Enter email and name and check email for download link)

    None of these run in the background and are free, But make sure that you hide aeverything, Passworded Zip files it wont scan (cough s**b ʎǝʞ)
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