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Hidden processes in Windows 2000? sum CPU activity not right

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Hello,

For a while now I found that my computer has gone slow, and blocks without any warning or log. I have tried a copple of things all ready, scaned for viruses, spy and ad-ware, deleted almoust all of teh programs, reïnstaled windows 2000, memscan, diskscan, but nothing seems to help. Now I have found out that the CPU activity is not correctly shown in the task manager. I have about 50 to 70 % Idle time, but the CPU usage keeps showing 80-100 %. My guess is that i is a hidden process, but I have no idea where to find such a process, so I would not know what process it would be. (I am looking at the process window of the task manager, and not the application window)

If there is somebody who knows about such a problem, please provide some feed back, it is getting anoing, not able te figger out whats wrong!

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Give this a try

Process Explorer
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml

Note when you open the program go to the menu View and make sure there is a check mark next to View > Lower Pane View > DLL's if there isn't then click on it.

just click each process one at a time and look at the bottom window note if that file is listed and if it is kill the process that had the files open.
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ok,

I've opened the program and it was not a hidden process or somthing like that, it where just the interrupts of the hard disk (running an scandisk) that where causing the difference (They do not show op on the windows task manneger).

So, my quest on the hanging problem contiues, but I thing it's a hardware problem, and I think it's going to be a quest to a new computer.

In any case, the program whas a gread help, and is very fine to find out where a problem would be, thanks.

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