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Discussion in 'A+' started by Peter, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. Peter

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    Hi Guys, I wonder if you can help with this one!

    My XP computer is not as fast as I would like it to be
    Even when I am doing nothing I have 32 applications running
    and the cpu sits between 50 - 60 % is this normal.
    how many applications do you have running.
    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Phil
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    How much memory do you have in the PC and how much is in use? why do you need 32 apps running when you are doing nothing?
     
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    I have 512 meg and tskmgr tells me I an using 230 MB

    The problem with what is running is I dont know what they are.

    one is svchost.exe system and sits between 16 and 33
    That seems to be the one that is using the most
     
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  4. Phil
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    Ah ok, you mean you have 32 processes running? The processes are started up by applications and the operating system, there will always be quite a few there. Though if you aren't running anything processor intensive one of them shouldn't be constantly using 16% - 33% of the cpu. Does this always happen whenever you boot the PC or has it just started?

    Svchost is a part of the OS which launches services when the machine starts. Chances are there will be a few of them running.To see what that particular instance of svchost is running launch task manager, click on "view -> Select columns...." then check the PID box. Make a note of the PID of the offending process then open a command prompt and type tasklist /svc. You should get a list of all the processes running, their PID and the services they are running. You can now identify the svchost by it's PID and work out what it is running.

    That would be a start to working out what the problem is, where you go from there depends on what you find.

    HTH
    Phil
     
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    I tried to type tasklist /svc and it came up saying it is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file[​IMG]
     
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  6. Phil
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    ok, it should be in c:\windows\system32 try running tasklist /svc from there.

    Phil
     
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    Sorry M8 I must be having a bad day.
    But I have got rid of some c--P off my taskbar and deleated a lot of S--T of my system and a general tidy up.

    My CPU is now negligable when sitting idle.
    But memory is still 213 MB

    Thanks Phil.
     
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  8. Phil
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    LOL, no probs. My PC is just like that, I really need to get off my backside and rebuild it. Glad the problem's sorted :thumbleft
     
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