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Windows 7: need some help... sky high cpu usage after clean install. read for inf

02 Jun 2012   #31
gregrocker

 

Brian -

What exactly did you do to fix high CPU use?

Did you Clean Reinstall?

There wasn't much reported back after Startup Repair failed.


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02 Jun 2012   #32
brianjohnstone

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

aah sorry i thought i had posted... like i said when it started i have very limited services, so i launched startup repair and no better, the version of windows i purchased needed the sp1 installed as an update, all problems in that day seemed to be coming back when i updated, so i clean installed with the iso in your sig... (great link thanks!!) that already had the sp1 included... booted, updated everything and all was fine and dandy.... i am still testing but i did really stress it whilst at work last night and it was flawless.
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02 Jun 2012   #33
gregrocker

 

Good work, Brian. Glad it's working out well.

Keep us posted on anything else needed, although you can mark the thread Solved at any point at the top.
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03 Jun 2012   #34
brianjohnstone

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

i will do, thanks again for the help
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08 Jun 2012   #35
brianjohnstone

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

ok guys, i had marked the thread as solved, but have had to remove that, here's whats happening:

the laptop ran ok for a couple of days, however now once again the cpu just jumps right up when trying to multi task anything, i thought it may be a fault with the ssd so i removed it and put in a normal hdd, but the problem still continues.

im thinking there could actually be a problem with my processor, i3 350m, could there be any truth to this, a replacement isnt too expensive and if need be i'll buy another, but i'd like to know first.

also, when i use the oem clean install from gregrocker's sig all is good untill i try and update. then all goes pete tong with idle cpu at 50/60%

any ideas, let me know. brian.
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08 Jun 2012   #36
gregrocker

 

Can you System Restore to before the updates which caused the problem?

The procedure is then to install the Updates in small groups with Restore points, until you isolate the group with the one causing the problem. Then System Restore to reinstall those singly with restore points to isolate the exact update causing the problem.

Start with optional Updates Drivers.

If you cannot SysRestore to before the problem begins, then reinstall and set Restore points before each group of updates to do them in small groups starting with optional Drivers.
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08 Jun 2012   #37
brianjohnstone

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

i'll try mate, it did 79 updates :P probably not the best thing to do at once, ill reinstall again and then just install updates one by one. then ill report back
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08 Jun 2012   #38
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When doing that many updates, multiple months worth, I find it best to start with the oldest (in small groups as previously mentioned). Newer updates sometimes depend on older updates being installed. Whenever the machine reports that it needs to reboot after a group of updates to finish let it do so. Don't try to install more just to save on the number of reboots you have to do. If you go through a number of installs and it doesn't request a reboot, do one anyway just to ensure it's all going okay.

And, as previously mentioned, make sure restore points are being automatically created. It may be worthwhile to increase the space available for restore points when you're going through this, just in case. You can reduce it later if you want.
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