Painful Windows processes keep my system busy...
Posted on 2001-08-05
I am using Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and I notice the following processes waking up to be very active for a while and keep my laptop busy/slow. For instance, pressing the Start button takes a couple of minutes to show the menu.
Since it's a laptop, it has a reasonably small hard-disk so it might not really take so much of resource crunching to get the file indexing right, if that's the case.
IEXPLORER.EXE (IE) and explorer.exe (windows explorer), wake up randomly and start to grill my hard-disk. Engage my laptop's resources for 95% of time.
savedump.exe (starts after a login as a result of the Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death).
Savedump.exe is a core system process. I am not able to kill it as it never seams to stop. I can always restart the explorers. Is there a way to disable savedump? I guess it's trying to save some system/info after a crash but it is very irritating.
The same goes for cidaemon.exe, a real daemon.
Thanks in advance.