Hello, I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a Dell Vostro 1310 (a few more specs in my profile) and the problem is the following:
After doing something that uses the CPU more intensively than usual (like watching HD videos—both regular and in YouTube) I get a 100% load, which shouldn't happen obviously. Sometimes it even happens with regular (as in non-HD) videos if I have some "heavy"-load programs like 2 Firefox instances with several tabs each. I tried several codecs (no codecs after formatting the C partition, K-Lite, CCCP) but it seems it wasn't the problem (because the problem persists with regular and YouTube videos).
The other weird thing is that the 100% load persists after I close the resource-hog application (sometimes several minutes after). While this happens, when I open Process Explorer, the load switches randomly from program to program. For example, if I have Firefox open it will sometimes show 50% load on Firefox, or if not 30% on Metapad (which doesn't even have a file open), or 40% on explorer.exe, etc.
As I said I tried several codecs, I don't have automatic updates (but update Windows manually every time an update comes up), I tried formatting the C partition and I think that's about it.
Here are some screenshots I took after I got it to hit 100% load and closed the video player:
I hope you can help me because this is driving me nuts, otherwise I guess I'll have to go back to Windows XP :S It's worth noting that this started to happen some time ago randomly, I was using Windows 7 without any issues for several months before this started to happen. I am open to any suggestions and if you want me to run any tests, please tell me and I'll gladly do it. Thanks in advance.
As you'll see below, I opened two HD videos and got a BSOD with this info:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 11274
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Files that help describe the problem:
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Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? Windows 7 Ultimate x64
- the original installed OS on the system? No, a retail
- an OEM or full retail version? Retail
- OEM = came pre-installed on system
- Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer
- What is the age of system (hardware)? Almost two years
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) July 14th 2010
Hardware specs on my profile.