Jump to content

CPU Usage at 100%


Newhotness

Recommended Posts

Hi all, was wondering if anyone here has any ideas what the problem could be with this computer. Start-up takes a long time, and the audio skips a lot as windows is loading. After a few minutes, the system seems to be running fine, as in navigating windows is quick and the CPU usage in the task manager is low (0 - 5%). Then when you go to run a video, audio, or internet program it all craps out and the usage goes to 100% and basically just stays there, all the while the System Idle Process is still very high (90-95%). I have installed and ran two virus/malware programs (trendmicro and AVG) and they both say the system is clean (it was reformatted about 2 months ago as well and was working fine until a week ago).

 

System Stats from the CCleaner banner:

Windows XP Home SP3

AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology ML-40, 2.0 GB RAM, ATI Mobility Radeon Xpress 200 Series

its an HP Pavilion dv5040us Notebook

 

Here is the HijackThis log:

 

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4

Scan saved at 10:06:08 AM, on 29/08/2010

Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

Boot mode: Normal

 

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe

C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe

C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe

C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe

C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe

C:\PROGRA~1\hpq\Shared\HPQTOA~1.EXE

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe

C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe

C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe

C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

 

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157'>http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896'>http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local

O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgssie.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)

O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll

O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpWirelessAssistant] C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [synTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')

O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll

O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe

O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1271264874828

O16 - DPF: {6F15128C-E66A-490C-B848-5000B5ABEEAC} (HP Download Manager) - https://h20436.www2.hp.com/ediags/dex/secure/HPDEXAXO.cab

O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll

O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgpp.dll

O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll (file missing)

O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll

O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll

O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

O23 - Service: AVG Free WatchDog (avg9wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe

O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe

 

--

End of file - 5725 bytes

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Some suggestions:

  • Try using another antivirus, maybe it's AVG's fault.
  • If you have another computer to sync your iPod, uninstall all Apple-related things (don't forget Bonjour). They are known to cause BSODs, slowdowns, etc.
  • Update your drivers. If you don't mind installing a plugin, My-config.com has a useful tool for that: http://www.ma-config.com/en/

Piriform French translator

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

Welcome back from your travels Newhotness, it's good to see you again :)

 

First off follow what instructions you can here

 

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=20120

 

and post any logs you have managed to do in the Spyware hell part of the forum where Rorschach112 (our spyware mod) will try to help you if there are any nasties showing.

 

Then in it's not spyware related we'll see what other help the members can suggest.

 

Support contact

https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

support@ccleaner.com

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

System Idle Process is meant to be high. It's the system twiddling it's fingers doing nothing.

 

Here is mine,

 

71216361.png

 

as Aethec has said, i would change AVG, i have known it to cain CPU and make computers very unresponsive. Just look how many processes it uses.

 

Try something like avast and disable shields you do not requier

 

edit: I use to experience simular problems with one of avast shields "web shield" i think.

 

Id assume AVG has a web shield?

No fate but what we make

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the suggestions, but I think I need to clarify some things. Firstly, I grabbed AVG after the problem started and have only run the program once to see if there was anything on the system. Secondly, and for the sake of this problem all the more relevant; the System Idle Process is high (as its suppose to be) but the CPU usage is still maxing out at the 100%. I'm not on the busted laptop now or else I would have posted a screen shot, but the Idle is in the high 90's, other stuff is bouncing around the 5-10 range depending on what i'm trying to do, but the computer overall usage is still 100. Here is what mine looks like on here. The other one has the same Idle at the top, but the CPU at the bottom is 100 instead of 0 or 1 or 2 etc.

 

Anyway, will go to the recommended page and read what they have to say, thanks and will report back if anything changes.

post-1783-128311719273_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the suggestions, but I think I need to clarify some things. Firstly, I grabbed AVG after the problem started and have only run the program once to see if there was anything on the system. Secondly, and for the sake of this problem all the more relevant; the System Idle Process is high (as its suppose to be) but the CPU usage is still maxing out at the 100%. I'm not on the busted laptop now or else I would have posted a screen shot, but the Idle is in the high 90's, other stuff is bouncing around the 5-10 range depending on what i'm trying to do, but the computer overall usage is still 100. Here is what mine looks like on here. The other one has the same Idle at the top, but the CPU at the bottom is 100 instead of 0 or 1 or 2 etc.

 

Anyway, will go to the recommended page and read what they have to say, thanks and will report back if anything changes.

 

After making sure you have a backup of all the things you need, uninstall your Antivirus so it does not interfere, then try to system restore back to before you had the problem. System Restore is included in Windows ME/XP/Vista & 7.

 

Additionally, try to remember what you may have installed/used that could have caused the problem. CPU 100% use is not normal. Try cleaning your computer of dust from the processor fans, video card fans, case fans, power supply fans. Dust buildups can cause inadequate cooling & make your computer run slooooowww or even power off to protect it from ruin.

 

Watch out for startup processes & auto updaters like google in the system tasks folder, or the BHO/Startup items. Apple is known for mass slowdowns & BSOD with it's ipodware. Check out your other programs you may have installed or used since then, & even try checking your updates. Sometimes a system update causes a BSOD or high CPU use.

 

Temporarily disable updates if you have to after you restore back, till you figure out what is causing the problem.

 

Let us know what you find!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

Give yourself a bit more info on whats going on Newhotness by in Taskmanager select 'view' at the top, then select columns and choose a few more things to show. I have things like memory usage, peak memory usage and page fault columns.

 

Also what do you have running at startup?

 

Support contact

https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

support@ccleaner.com

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just to add to mr dons post on cleaning. If you're going to clean the machine, get stuck into it with a paintbrush and hoover, leave the power cord plugged in and nothing else. Make sure the mains is switched off at the wall or at the very least on the PSU at the back. This will make sure the PC is still earthed and will stop any static problems from your brush.

 

If you can, get a high pressure air line in. Cans are not expensive.

 

Do you have a lot of unnesserssery programs installed? Lots of toolbars? As said whats in your startup?

 

edit:

 

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/xpperformance/thread/1c786810-95a2-4d65-b734-e5efc5ddd9f9

 

Some information here also given on high CPU usage where the is no particular proceress taking up anything.

 

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistaperformance/thread/28a08ec2-db24-46f2-9388-1609e0a2c09d

No fate but what we make

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.