XP Background CPU Usage



I have noticed a very strange(high) amount of CPU usage during idle time in XP-Home. Is this the index service running? It only runs if the system is idle for more than a few minutes. If i move my mouse, it stops. I can see the HD LED just flying away while this task(whatever it is), is going about it function. I eliminated the obvious, Norton AV, Network connections, Etc. . IF i am real careful, I can bring up Task Manager, put it on processes, and see "SVCHost,a 12 meg task" running the CPU at about 40 to 60 %. ONLY during idle time(mousewise). Any clues????? :confused:



You say XP does a partial defrag ever 3 days? Even if the file system is set as NTFS? If thats, so then it makes sense to me whats happening because I just purchased a new HD 3 days ago and instead of cloning, I did a virgin XP install and just kept my old "c" drive in as "d" to copy the files i wanted, then i removed it. So last night and today would be 3 days. If it(defrag) gets interrupted by system usage or app usage, then all its trying to do is finish what it started. I'm just guessing all this, of course!;)

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Also Hi EP and people. I found this place again while looking through a oooollllllldddd backup. I have filled over 10TB and was looking at my collection of antiques. Any bids on the 500Mhz Win 95 fix?
Any of the SP crew still out there?
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Impressed you have kept this alive this long EP! So many sites have come and gone. :(

Just did some crude math and I apparently joined almost 18yrs ago, how is that possible???
hello peeps... is been some time since i last came here.
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Rest in peace my friend, been trying to find you and finally did in the worst way imaginable.

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