system process and a paging file

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  1. hossie

    hossie Registered Member

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    Hi Folks

    couple of problems in my system, hope you guys can give some input on that

    1. there is a process running System consuming 100% CPU utilization
    Checked everything but could not relate it with any application

    2. I found a paging file of almost 1.5 gb in C drive ,. dont know what that is for
     

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  2. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    What is your Operating System?

    32 bit or 64 bit?

    How much RAM is installed?

    What "Active" Security Software is installed?
     
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  3. TheKid7

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    A couple of possible causes of high System CPU usage are:

    1. Other programs running in the background.

    2. Computer Malware (i.e., Trojans, Viruses, Worms, Spywares, etc.)

    Have you done a thorough check for Malware recently?

    Download, install, update and then run a "Full" scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
     
  4. GlobalForce

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    Heat and/or a device driver - other potentials. You didn't mention many details Hossie. Is it sluggish? @ boot? After a few hours ...?

    Might wanna (under "is it necessary to have nvsvc32.exe as one of my startup programs?") disable this one. Your second opinion.
     
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    Also, check event viewer logs for error and or warnings as they might offer more clues.
     
  6. Seer

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    It's the "System Idle Process", actually tells that your CPU is 78% idle (doing nothing). Check the graph on Performance tab.

    If your RAM ever gets full, the system will swap to page file. Some more reading.
     
  7. hossie

    hossie Registered Member

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    Thanks for the response guys

    1. Operating system : Windows XP ( 32 bit )
    2. Memroy : 1 Gb
    3. Have checked for the malwares and found none, infact and reformatted
    the system.
    4. Its not sluggish... it boots fine and then works fine .. but its just that I need to find out what exactly is consuming so much of CPU .

    From BIOS , I checked the CPU temp and found it to be varying between 29C to 35 C which I think is fine.
     
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