Thread: "system" hogging all cpu cycles
April 6th, 2009, 03:08 PM #1
"system" hogging all cpu cycles
on my older rig, the X2 3800, from time to time, just out of nowhere, it starts reacting real slowlike and when I open up task manager to look at the running processess, I see "system" hogging like 80% cpu power, while "system idle process" takes up the rest.
What is this "system"?? Why can't I end it?? it is frigging annoying, cause I can't even burn a dvd cause the system won't respond.
Thanks for any help.
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April 6th, 2009, 03:38 PM #2SYSTEM:
Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003 only. A collective name for all operating system kernel threads.
The Operating System !! Leave alone.
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April 7th, 2009, 11:41 AM #3
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may be run chkdsk/r for errors on your hard drive
May 10th, 2009, 03:23 AM #4
I ran checkdisk and the array is fine, no errors found.
But still, from time to time, "system" comes along and takes up half my cpu power.
Thanks to you guys I now know what it is, but what can I do when it happens?? I mean, it usually ends in me having to restart the pc, cause it won't respond to anything anymore, not even after 10 minutes.
It happens during the stupidest things, like this morning, I plugged in my usb stick and set to copy an avi file to it....BANG!! there it hangs.2 x Opteron 4280 2.8Ghz, Asus KCMA-D8, 32GB DDR3 1600, Asus 6950 DCII 1GB 2 x M4 64GB SATA600, Caviar Black 640GB, Seagate 1TB, 27"syncmaster
May 10th, 2009, 07:42 AM #5
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