Thx for suggestion. I could not make it work. there is no other user shown
logged on. the task manager shows that the "other user" is called SYSTEM
and it only shows when I check the show other users in task manager. the
processes that are consuming about half the cpu are: nt kernel and system,
windows modules installer and host process for windows services.
It acts like a phantom user that has something going that I cannot get a
handle on to stop.
any more ideas? I have tried the diagnostics and show critical events that
the tool labels bad, but no idea how to stop or fix the problem.
"Michael N. Swain" <MSwain@lusardi.com> wrote in message
> On 1/10/08 12:46 PM, in article
> 5DC53B01-DAA7-43A4-AB3D-24419D7A5941@microsoft.com, "Paul Lady"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> My relatively new Dell desktop is showing abnormal cpu usage.
>> Task manager shows a normal list of processes when I am the only user
>> on. when I select all users, a bunch of "system" processes (about
>> are added to the list, and some of them (svchost, etc)are consuming
>> what's going on? how do I stop this?
>> TIA, pjl
> This is usually an indication that the users are still logged in ... They
> might be up on the screen but they are logged in... Login as them and
> choose LOGOUT rather then switch users.