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Why in Task Manager of Windows 7 the 'System Idle Process' is 0k

I have Windows 7 and noticed that in Tesk Manager the 'System Idle Process' is 0k in the commit column and there is no path.

Is this normal? Should I be concern? Whys is this?

Please advice.
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jcimarronCommented:
Ramante--Idle Process runs only when there is nothing else running.  See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idle_task and
http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2007/05/why-is-the-system-idle-process-hogging-all-the-resources.html  (see the blue field just below the screenshot at top.)
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NxJNYCommented:
that's weird that the "OK" is there! did you try scanning for spyware? is it only happening on one PC?
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V4705Commented:
it should not show anything in cmd path or memory commit size. just cpu usage and memory private working set.


that's totally fine.
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
I have run all antivirus and antispyware and non detected.
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ded9Commented:
System Idle process gives you information about how much cpu usage is free for system process to run properly.

If you look carefully system Idle process runs under "system"  user account...and monitors all process that run under system user account...Process that run under this account are smss.exe, crss.exe..etc


System account is used by operating system to install updates, Microsoft software etc..there is no restrictions under this account.


There is nothing wrong with this process and its displaying the right info.




Ded9
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Understood, we should not worry about 'System Idle process'.  Just to close the question, why it shows '0' in commit size?
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jcimarronCommented:
Ramante--The definition of Commit Size is
Amount of virtual memory that is reserved for use by a process.
So if System Idle Process is not running, no virtual memory is reserved for its use.
"Windows uses a "placeholder" process called System Idle Process that indicates when the CPU is not handling other threads. If this value is not visible, select the Show Processes From All Users box in the bottom left corner of the Processes tab. The key is; the total value always has to add up to 100."  From http://www.trcb.com/computers-and-technology/windows-xp/top-12-windows-xp-system-performance-analysis-questions-and-answers-1427.htm
See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commit_charge
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ded9Commented:
There is a certain commit size assigned by the operating system.  Basically it requires very little  to run properly. It might be  0 point something but its showing you 0 .

 ..zero commit size is normal and nothing wrong with it...my computer too shows zero commit size..best people to answer this question is ms developers team.




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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
Thanx all really!
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rayluvsAuthor Commented:
thanx
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jcimarronCommented:
Ramante--You are welcome.
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