CPU culprit

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My mouse/sound had been sticking and when I checked task manager I
notcied that CPU usage is stable at 25% (normally 1%) when the system
is doing nothing. There are no visable applicatins running. What's
happening here? Would adding more memory help...but I still wonder what
the culprit is. Recented added Zone Alarm and a wireless card. And
updated with windows update. But that's it. Any help? Would be most
grateful.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Did you do what I told you yesterday, in your original thread? Not only
    programs use up CPU cycles. Background services also use up cycles. Do as I
    said and you WILL be able to determine what is bringing down your
    performance.

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban

    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


    "lee walters" <pepplewickTAKEAWAY@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns967A85B002AE6pepplewickhotmailcom@195.92.193.157...
    > My mouse/sound had been sticking and when I checked task manager I
    > notcied that CPU usage is stable at 25% (normally 1%) when the system
    > is doing nothing. There are no visable applicatins running. What's
    > happening here? Would adding more memory help...but I still wonder what
    > the culprit is. Recented added Zone Alarm and a wireless card. And
    > updated with windows update. But that's it. Any help? Would be most
    > grateful.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Could be the wireless card.

    Uninstall it from Device Manager, power down,
    remove card, see if problem goes away.

    If it does, you're probably the victim of hardware that doesn't
    play nice with shared IRQ's.

    You could spend many, many hours following advice
    trying to resolve it OR you could take it back and
    try another brand of card, hoping for better behavior.


    "lee walters" <pepplewickTAKEAWAY@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns967A85B002AE6pepplewickhotmailcom@195.92.193.157...
    > My mouse/sound had been sticking and when I checked task manager I
    > notcied that CPU usage is stable at 25% (normally 1%) when the system
    > is doing nothing. There are no visable applicatins running. What's
    > happening here? Would adding more memory help...but I still wonder what
    > the culprit is. Recented added Zone Alarm and a wireless card. And
    > updated with windows update. But that's it. Any help? Would be most
    > grateful.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi Lee,

    I'd check you don't have some malicious program running. If you bring up
    Task Manager, on the "Processes" tab, is there any program that looks odd?
    Also check the CPU column to find the process thats eating your processor.

    Good luck...
    Alain

    "lee walters" <pepplewickTAKEAWAY@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns967A85B002AE6pepplewickhotmailcom@195.92.193.157...
    > My mouse/sound had been sticking and when I checked task manager I
    > notcied that CPU usage is stable at 25% (normally 1%) when the system
    > is doing nothing. There are no visable applicatins running. What's
    > happening here? Would adding more memory help...but I still wonder what
    > the culprit is. Recented added Zone Alarm and a wireless card. And
    > updated with windows update. But that's it. Any help? Would be most
    > grateful.
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