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Windows 7: cpu usage 100%

05 Feb 2011   #1
alive063

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
cpu usage 100%

Hi,
Often when watching a film or using an audio app like live or cubase my laptop locks up and the cpu meter shows a solid 100%! I can slowly get into task manager but no processes show high cpu usage. all I can do is a cold boot but even then sometimes it restarts at 100%.
Any help would be much appreciated.

It is a dell latitude e6400 win 7ultimate 32 bit less than a year old.


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05 Feb 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Run a full anti virus scan
Download and run malwarebytes full scan
If they are both negative, post a pic of your task manager that shows the process showing usage
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07 Feb 2011   #3
alive063

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi Rich, sorry for late reply-credit ran out!
I ran malwarebytes, avg, spybot- all clean but still the cpu usage goes up to 100% and stays there with no programs running , in task manager processes there is nothing using more than 5 or 10% and the total of the cpu column is about 15 or 20% but at the bottom of the window it says cpu 100% (I couldn't get a snapshot to post)
It never does this when I am running linux from its own partition, only in windows.
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07 Feb 2011   #4
diehrd

Ultimate 7
 
 

Go to the free software sections of this forums and DL this LookInMyPC - It will show you all running processes ,, which may show you whats it consuming the processor resources ,,, while there scroll down to the P area ( It is alphabetically) Organized .. Look at some of those process tools
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07 Feb 2011   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

In task manager click on show all users.
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07 Feb 2011   #6
alive063

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Now I have processes from all users showing and audiodg.exe is using 40%
Can I disable 'Microsoft HD Sound Driver for HDMI' or fix it?
I'm not sure if I have ATI GPU or even what one is!
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07 Feb 2011   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

How about a screen shot showing all the processess'
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08 Feb 2011   #8
alive063

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi, Here is a screenshot attached-capture.png
hope it helps.


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08 Feb 2011   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The big user is tea timer, what is that?
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08 Feb 2011   #10
diehrd

Ultimate 7
 
 

I am guessing your from Briton and tea time is so important you built a dedicated computer to let you know when it is time for tea



TeaTimer.exe Windows process - What is it?
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