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Windows 7: Spinning cursor won't go away

24 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
Spinning cursor won't go away


I have an issue where the spinning blue circle that (I suppose) indicates the system is thinking shows up every 10 seconds or so, no matter what I'm doing. I was advised that McAfee antivirus was a likely culprit b/c it often doesn't play well with others. I uninstalled it and went with a freeware solution instead, but the issue remains. I will post what's happening in my Task manager (system):

System Idle Process

My system idle process is at 98, which I understand is a good thing. Also, I read all about SearchIndexer and changed the settings so that there's no unneccessary drag on resources. Question: Is it normal to see processes duplicated like this?

My stats: Pentium Dual-Core E5500 2.8 Ghz, 6.00Gb Memory, Windows 7 Home 64-bit. I don't "do" much with the computer, the 1tb hdd is only about 10% used.

Many thanks for any suggestions.

Best Regards.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Have you checked your system for any Virus's and malware, spyware. Usually this is a good indicator of such issues. What 3rd party freeware Anti-Virus did you go with....the preferred is MSE?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home 64bit


I'm using Avast. It says I'm clean, as did McAfee. I use Spybot for malware/spyware. Let me look at things again.

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