Re: CPU 50% System idle shows 98%
Do you have a dual core CPU? If yes then Idle is running 98% of the time
and since it only requires 1 CPU your total CPU usage is 50%.
"smberger" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hi Shawn,
> It has been a long weekend. Anyway, I decided to reload Vista. The PC
> came with a disc that was labeled Vista recovery. I called the company
> tech line and they told me it reloads Vista and I would lose my own
> files. Well, they were wrong. I started recovery and it looks like it
> connects to MS to do the recovery. It said it would take a few hours. It
> took a little over 11 hours. First it does some checking, then gets
> files then loads and keeps rebooting and eventually it gets done. It
> then tells me that windows will not activate without my typing in the
> Vista product number, which you would thing that would ask for before it
> started. Anyway when yhe desktop came up I had my own stuff still there.
> A citrix connection to work which did give me an error message but did
> connect me. And I still had Firefox and few other things. And response
> was OK but not great. But the kicker is that when I checked task
> manager it still shows 50% CPU usage. Maybe I just never noticed it.
> Does Vista use that much? The performance screen is split. The one on
> the right the graph shows it is all the way up and the one on the left
> just shows 1 or 2 percent. So in total it is around 50 -52%. But then
> why does processes show 98 percent idle.
> I am going to try the list you sent me to see if anything changes. It
> was impossible to try before because it could take 5 to 10 minutes per
> Thanks again and I will keep you posted.