Identifying source of CPU usage after booting into Win2k
Posted on 2004-05-01
Windows 2000 Professional SP4
I found this phenomena by monitoring activity in the Windows Task Manager as I boot into Win2k. I check this frequently in the interest of running my system as lean as possible (limited hardware resources).
CPU usage remains high (fluctuates between 70-90%) for 2-3 minutes AFTER everything has loaded and stabilized at 21 runnning processes. Eventually it dwindles down to 1% as it should.
It seems to me that this started happening all of the sudden, though. Before, CPU usage slid down to nothing following Norton automatic updates which happen every boot up.
Is there some way I can find out precisley what is occuring during this 2-3 minute period of high cpu usage? I'd like to elminate whatever it is because now my system is virtually unusable until 3-4 minutes after the desktop appears.