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System Idle Process

By arenee447 ·
This process is hogging my cpu's and my hard drive activity light is just a steady light....no blinking. What did I do?

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re: System Idle Process

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to System Idle Process

The System Idle Process that you see in the Task Manager is simply a look at how IDLE your system is. If that number is high, it's a GOOD thing. To see how busy the processor really is, look at the PERFORMANCE tab.

If your HDD light is on solid, that's another problem. Do you have an indexing service running in the background? Maybe even a system scan is running.

Without looking at the other processes running (and taking up CPU cycles), it's hard to diagnose.

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