PROBLEM FIXED!!!! Now my PC seems almost runs faster than XP but I haven't
put it through it's paces yet. For those of you out there that have the same
problem, and I'm sure there'll be many, do the following:
1 - ZCfgSvc.exe is the proset wireless software from Intel and it's got
known compatibilities problems with Vista i.e. you're processor is stuck at
100%. You don't need this software at all and it automatically loads when
you start Windows so uninstall it.
2 - The great thing about Vista is that it clearly shows you the programs
being loaded on boot up. I knew the problem was this file, by looking at the
Processes tab of the Task Manager and when I saw that this program was also
being loaded on start up, it was easy to just delete it and remove the
2 - Make sure you have the latest wireless drivers on your system and as
Kerry points out, check with your computer manufacturer first before going to
the card manufacturers site.
3 - In my case, Dell hasn't released new drivers for my laptop on Vista
(Inspiron 9200), so I just installed the Intel ones and it seems fine, my
wireless card is the Intell Pro/Wireless 2200BG.
Hope this helps others out there.
"Kerry Brown" wrote:
> Is this the driver you are using? It is dated 1/24/2007.
> http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scri...ems& lang=eng
> Read the notice about using a driver from the laptop manufacturer being
> preferred. I'd also check to see if dell has an update.
> Kerry Brown
> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> "Twinson" <Twinson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > I've seen many posts on Vista chewing CPU performance, but don't know how
> > to
> > solve the problem. My processor usage is constantly at 100%. When I go
> > to
> > the processes section of Task Manager, it says ZCfgSvc.exe is using 80+%.
> > ZCfgSvc.exe is the driver for my Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG card. The are
> > no
> > updates for this driver so I'm not sure whether it is the problem or in
> > conflict with another driver. The slow down is making my Dell laptop
> > virtually unusable, any help greatly appreciated!
> > I've also got a bunch of other Vista problems but I'll leave them to
> > another
> > thread. I cannot believe I'm having such difficulties with Vista, what
> > have
> > they been doing for 5 years!!