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Windows 7: CPU activity at 20% after cloning a new hard drive

30 Sep 2012   #1

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CPU activity at 20% after cloning a new hard drive

Last night I used Acronis to clone off a brand new 1Tb drive. All went well and I fired it up this morning. The only thing I noticed is that my CPU activity is at about 20%. Is this normal? I looked at the resources monitor for CPU and it says its doing deferred procedure calls for the 20%. Last time this happened it went away after several hours.

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30 Sep 2012   #2

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My guess would be it is just Windows doing some housekeeping on the new drive and it is temporary.

If it is still doing the same thing a week from now, then I'd look at it more closely.
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30 Sep 2012   #3

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Yeah Windows is seeing a New HDD and is Indexing it.
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30 Sep 2012   #4

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Thanks guys. That's what I thought but wasn't sure.
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30 Sep 2012   #5

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Well if it doesn't stop by tomorrow, or sooner, then it may be something else.
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30 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 X64 Home Premium
 
 
Oh no!

Well its something else. I just found out that my dual core i5 only has one core running at 100% and the other about 1%. What could this mean? I have updated the BIOS and checked the CPU settings. All looks good. I have no idea how to approach this issue.
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01 Oct 2012   #7

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Tried the drivers in device manager jb? and take a look in msconfig in the boot section mate change it to to two cores if it is one - long shot but worth a try.

Take a look with Speccy too it might show up something amiss

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02 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 X64 Home Premium
 
 
Problem Solved :)

Problem solved!! I removed the cpu and cleaned all contacts with alcohol. replaced and used Arctic Silver paste. All is well now. I also cleaned my RAM contacts. They all showed being dirty.
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