Outlook 2000 using excessive CPU cycles
Posted on 2004-04-30
Strange occurrence when launching Outlook 2000. After about 10 – 20 seconds of the program running I noticed the CPU cycles (usage) shoot up to 60% and fluctuate between 55 and 60 until I shut down the program -Outlook. With Outlook running this slows down the machine considerably.
Here are some other facts:
-no excess hard drive usage – just cpu
-removed all running programs and unnecessary system files from starting
-removed McAfee virus scan
-in Task manager you can see Outlook.exe and System Idle Processes going wild!
P4 2.8 with new hard drive – clean install of XP Home and Office 2000 Pro.
Has anyone seen this?