DPC's running at 33%-68% consistently.
Posted on 2004-08-22
I have a machine running W2K SP4 fully patched, Macaffee (Up to date) that has been running ok since the day I installed it.
However, one thing is starting to bug me, using Sysinternals "Process Explorer", it lists system idle as roughly 50% and DPC's as between 33% and 68% when the machine is doing nothing.
From what I understand about DPC's, this is generally caused by a hardware problem.
My question is: Is there any more information I can get to help me track down what is cauasing the problem? I don't particularly want to have to start uninstalling one piece of hardware at a time to see which bit is causing a problem.
Can any one aslo explain a little bit more about what DPC's are and do.