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Busy CPU usage

tibboh

Arte et Marte
#1
My daughter's Toshiba P4 2.8GHz laptop (A60, I think) seems to be performing ok, but I noticed that if it has a number of programmes running it boots up to 100% CPU usage, then even after shutting down all progs it still runs at max usage (until reboot).

Is there anyway to rectify this settings wise?

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Hipster Doofus

Good grief Charlie Brown
#4
Get a hold of enditll & use that to kill all processes. While doing so have the task manager open & locked by enditall to see if you get the desired result. If so reboot, open enditall & kill the processes one at a time till you find the trouble maker.

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Weasel

Define 'Cynical'
#5
Run Adaware and Spybot, then go through Run on the start menu, thrash anything you don't need. Fire up Regedit and go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and nuke some stuff that you clearly don't need. Should help with the initial windows load somewhat.
 
#6
Also make sure she didn't install something like "Folding at Home" or "SETI". They will use 100% when the machine is idle but when you run something they go to sleep.
 

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