Sometimes my hard drive is working overtime when I haven't asked it to do anything. According to Task Manager it's a System Idle Process and it's using most of my CPU. I run XP Home with all the updates. Anyone any idea what it's actually doing and why?
System idle process is essentially doing it's job, when the system is idle xp will utilise the cpu to carry out system cleansing, file reorganisation, memory cleaning etc. Thats basically why it uses up some cpu power.