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Windows 7: High CPU usage from spoolsv.exe and Systems Idle Process?

15 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
High CPU usage from spoolsv.exe and Systems Idle Process?

Lately, I've been getting alerts about high cpu usage. Checking Process Explorer, I see that spoolsv.exe is using about 49-50% and Systems Idle is using 45-50. I have no idea why this is happening. Only recent change has been the swapping out of a HP Photosmart printer for a Lexmark Pro 915 printer.

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15 May 2012   #2

W7, W8.1

System Idle Process is not using anything, shows % of idle time, higher number = less processor use. At least 1 less thing to worry about.
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15 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 HP 64-bit

Thanks 4wd. Actually, after I posted the question, I did a little more research and found out the high system idle was good. I also stopped and restarted spoolsv.exe, and this seemed to fix things. But I'm not sure why this was running at such a high cpu when there was nothing new to be printed???
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