How to fix "SYSTEM" using 99% CPU usage in Task Manager?
Posted on 2010-04-05
i have an emergency. Yesterday I used a utilty called Advanced System Care. I use it very often. I did this while visting my very nasty tempered brother without him asking me to. the reason I ran it was because the scan revealed IGB of junk files, 3500 registry errors, 7000 privacy issues, etc.
Bottom line is he called me screaming about an issue. i went over to check it out and found The item called "System", just above "System idle Process" in Task Mngr is frozen at 99%. The PC responds and i can even run scans, but VERY, VERY slowly. Usually as you know, the 99% refers to system idle. Not "System"
I removed some start up items because he had more of them then I have ever seen on any PC ever.
Anyways, The QUESTION Is: What is the System---- why is it @ 99%---- and how do I fix it??
The PC I am using now, system is at 0 Mem usage is only 40k. Sorry I was so upset that I forgot to look at the mem usage on the broken PC.