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    Is there any way to tell what it is that makes the "CPU Usage Monitor" register 30 or 40 or 50 or even 100 percent from time to time, often even when the computer is idle? We did check the file called "processes" but that seems to deal only with the "RAM" rather than the computer usage. Any info appreciated. 8O

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    Hit CONTROL. ALT, DELETE at the same time to open task manager. Click on the PROCESSES tab. Under the heading CPU is the amount of CPU usage that each process is using. At the very bottom of the list will be "system idle process" which is the amount of cpu not in use. Charlie

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    Default process consuming CPU time

    Hello,

    I have a similar problem, and the task responsible for consuming
    over 50% of the CPU time is "explorer". At the same time "System"
    takes over 30%. The computer is heating up , the ventilator turns
    at the limit of its capacity, and this seems to last indefinitely,
    until I kill explorer. I am afraid of the possible damage
    to the computer caused by overheating.

    I am wondering, what can explorer do so intensively
    if it is not infected by some malicious virus that makes
    it overheat the computer.

    Dimitri

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    Thanks both of you, for the tip of where to find what's making the machine run so much, and for the info about the "explorer.exe." Yes, we found that it's the "explorer.exe" that is running also. It does not go all the time, but enough so that very often the CPU usage monitor goes all the way up or nearly so. Is this normal for that "explorer.exe" to be doing this? Maybe it is, I don't know. Thanks all of you and rgds

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    Hallo PaulandJean - I have just checked MY cpu usage with Internet Explorer running and it's 1% and less.
    Dimitri - If you think you have a problem then please post your request for help under your own topic otherwise it can lead to confusion.

    I suggest you all go here - http://www.help2go.com/postt9709.html
    and follow the instructions. Regards.
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    >Hallo PaulandJean - I have just checked MY cpu usage with Internet >Explorer running and it's 1% and less.

    Internet Explorer is another process, named "iexplore.exe",
    but I wrote about "explorer.exe". The last one is responsible
    for the work of the file manager; when I kill it, all the icons
    of the desktop disappear, and to relaunch it I use "Run"
    in the "File" menu of the task manager; just type "explorer"
    into the command line and press "return".

    >Dimitri - If you think you have a problem then please post your request >for help under your own topic otherwise it can lead to confusion.

    Okay, I will do so.

    Dimitri