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Windows 7: Abnormal CPU running at 90-100%

17 Nov 2010   #1
issh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Abnormal CPU running at 90-100%

It has happened every now and then for the past week or so. I have ran a full virus scan, nothing came up and also i did not install any applications since it started doing it.
I do not know what's wrong with it.


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17 Nov 2010   #2
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hi issh

If you right click on your task bar and in the pop-up window click Task Manager the Task Manager window will open (you may have to scroll down) you should see what process is CPU hungry under the process tab, this will help you identify the problem.

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17 Nov 2010   #3
issh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thanks!
yep, i will report back to you when it happens again and we'll deal with it from there
Out of Curiosity, what should normal levels be and what would high levels that cause a high CPU usage be?
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17 Nov 2010   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

it depends on the applications running in the background normal pc usage for me is while writing this thread was like 2% not much and i have alot of proceses in the background
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17 Nov 2010   #5
issh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

just happened again with iTunes @ 10
as seen down the bottom, the CPU usage is at 94%


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17 Nov 2010   #6
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Look again at your Task Manager Your CPU is 94% but its none of the processes in the window you posted (your looking at Memory) if it happens again scroll down and keep looking in CPU
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17 Nov 2010   #7
issh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so what am i supposed to do?
because i put the CPU usage from descending order and it therefore the program using the most CPU is shown on top
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17 Nov 2010   #8
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yes, This maybe a problem with itunes its self (I had a similar thing on my XP Laptop with Pop Peeper it would hang and my CPU would run 100%) so this may help - uninstall itunes then reinstall it, I cant promise it will work but it may
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17 Nov 2010   #9
issh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yep ill try that now, and if it fails i'll report back
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!
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17 Nov 2010   #10
Ciara

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hope it works issh
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