[wdvltalk-social] [OT] system idle process
smilepoet at vfemail.net
Fri Jan 25 00:02:15 GMT 2008
Thanks Michael (and Adam again). I have just used Tune Up to
investigate, correct and defrag the registry and check and
correct links on the HDDs. Difficult to say at the moment
whether that has helped, but I'll go further tomorrow probably.
And I was finding System Idle process the big holder of
processing when the slowness was at its worst [70, 80 even 97%]!
Sometimes our old chum IE was using a great deal too.
More in this exciting series to follow...
From: "michael ensor"
> my usual remedy when things get 'sticky' is to do a clean out
> of all the "Alexa" cookies.........
> run a cleaner..........
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "joseph harris"
> To: "Web development and beer"
> <wdvltalk-social at wdvltalk-social.org.uk>
> Sent: Friday, January 25, 2008 1:49 AM
> Subject: Re: [wdvltalk-social] [OT] system idle process
> : From: "David Precious"
> : > Adam Cork wrote:
> : >> I used to be on this (and the main WDVL list) but set my
> : >> status to idle
> : >> on both, as I wasn't getting time to run through the mail
> : >> received
> : >> each day (mainly on the main list). But since the server
> : >> changeover on
> : >> the social list, I appear to have been set to receive
> : >> again.
> : >>
> : >> I thought I should make my presence known, don't know if
> : >> of you
> : >> remember me - I never posted much before.
> : >
> : > I remember you Adam - welcome back :)
> : >
> : >
> : >> Anyway, Joseph, the system idle process is designed to
> : >> for all
> : >> unused CPU time, so will often show 99% usage. Basically
> : >> whatever isn't
> : >> used up by other processes.
> : >
> : > Exactly right - the "idle process" isn't really a process
> : > all, it's
> : > just showing what CPU usage isn't being used by other
> : > processes.
> : > --
> : > David Precious
> : > davidp at preshweb.co.uk :: http://blog.preshweb.co.uk/
> : >
> : Thank you both and Hi! Adam. In that case is there a useful
> : of finding out why the machine is so 'sticky' at present.
> : Occasionally it works at a reasonable speed, but mostly it
> : as near as may be to a cracsh without the actual blood on the
> : road. [Sorry Matt, don't let me put you off ;-)].
> : I imagine it is cloggy registry syndrome, but maybe I should
> : start somewhere else?
> : TIA
> : Joseph Harris
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