Win98SE System Monitor CPU% Misreporting?
Posted on 2000-05-14
After just upgrading to Win98SE from Win95 when I go to look at System Monitor it reports the CPU% usage at very strange levels. In Win95 after startup it typically reported around 3-5%, in Win98SE it reports anything from 0-82% (and varies a lot). If I move the mouse in Sysmon the usage drops down to 0% for a brief time then back up (this a known problem according to M$ KB). Win98SE doesn't seem to be slowing at all, and I presume that system monitor is misreporting the processor usage. I even end-tasked and killed all apps (incl. hidden ones) down to just explorer.exe, kernel32.dll and the bare essentials and still had 67% processor usage. Is there anywhere I can download a patch to fix Sysmon? I tried Safe-Mode and got 'PERF Device driver could not be loaded' when trying to run sysmon. I also turned on HDD DMA a few days back, but turning this off makes no difference. Can anyone help me understand what's going on here?