I have read the archive threads but I remain stumped as to why I have 100%usage. I have just put together a "new" PC with new hard drive (80Gb Maxtor 7200rpm), new motherboard and CPU, new sound card, old graphics card (nVidia Prophet II 440 with up-to-date drivers)with new ancillary drives etc. together with wireless adapter. I have stopped all running programs apart from Explorer and I am still getting readings of 100% usage. Also, my hard drive is not performing as it should and PC Pitstop states 27% and hints that I have an older, slower drive. Aida 32 will not show any sensor readings ie temperatures and fan but BIOS does. Running Win98SE. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
I use AVG 9 and Zone Alarm (and these were both disabled when I still got the 100% usage figure). Yes, I use Office 2000 but this is not in the start up menu. Am now downloading Process Explorer. Thanks.
It means the program is reporting your CPU is only running at 3% usage. There is a system tray icon and running graph that will show a graphical representation. Running processes will show their CPU usage individually.