Windows 7 Error - Windows 7 High CPU Usage problem

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#1

Windows 7 Error - Windows 7 High CPU Usage problemHello could someone please help me?

I did an upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista. First time nothing was bad, and I really liked Windows 7 compared to Windows Vista. However, lately everything started to running very slow. I checked the processes tab in the task manager and I am constantly running at 70-80% CPU usage. This is very high right? My PC is not that old (Fall 2009).

My dad told me to disable HD audio device and turn off file indexing but nothing helps!

Specs (old PC from my brother):

AMD 9550 Quad-Core
64-bit
6GB Ram

Thanks for your help :rolleyes:


#2

You may have a virus or rootkit. Run a scan with your antivirus program. You can also run one of the free scans that are available from the online scanning programs like Trend Micro. http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

You can also run Hijack This to look for malware http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/, but you’ll need someone who can interpret the results. Read the preparation guide at this site, follow their instructions, and post your log at their forum: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html

If everything comes up clean, you might try disabling the Search Index temporarily. http://maximumpcguides.com/windows-7/turn-off-windows-searchs-index/ The search function in Win7 is so useful for me I don’t really like this option.


#3

[QUOTE=Celina;2531795]Windows 7 Error - Windows 7 High CPU Usage problemHello could someone please help me?

I did an upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista. First time nothing was bad, and I really liked Windows 7 compared to Windows Vista. However, lately everything started to running very slow. I checked the processes tab in the task manager and I am constantly running at 70-80% CPU usage. This is very high right? My PC is not that old (Fall 2009).

My dad told me to disable HD audio device and turn off file indexing but nothing helps!

Specs (old PC from my brother):

AMD 9550 Quad-Core
64-bit
6GB Ram

Thanks for your help :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]In that processes tab, which process(es) seems to be using the highest CPU %? You can usually identify the offender this way. You may need to click the “show processes from all users” button.