it has just taken about ten minutes for my pc to reboot after an update and restart,this happens all rthe time and i thought it was because of the new avg prog but checking task manager i find this process is running between 75 and 97 in the cpu tag,what the hell is this and why is it running so hihg,i tried googling but got too muvch techno jargon,in laymans terms can anyone explain for me,i only have a crappy celeron r with 1 gig ram and xp home,any ideas as this is still running at present and wrecking my head thanks
the system idle process is not a process, more a counter which is displayed in WinTasks used for measuring how much idle time the CPU is having at any particular time. This counter will display how much CPU Resources, as a percentage are 'idle' and available for use.
ok thanks i understand now ,any ideas why my boot up is so slow there is mimimum in msconfig,the only thing is i have a 2590 gig external hard drive usb plugged in all the time with loads of video and music on it,would this be the reason it takes so long,thanks again rogerdavis
Apart from System Idle process what program is using the other 25%.New AVG 8 I presume.Try turning off automatic scan[ and scan manualy].Link scanner and resident shield.See if it is any quicker with those turned off.
thanks again sorry for the delay as i posted late last night and was working today.thanks rogerdavis i will try the prog and see if it helps ,buteman it is avg but do i need all the avg processess running which ones are the three you suggest ,i thought you need these running to keep your pc clean,adman do you mean doing a realtime scan or is there an auto scan that runs all the time?im not quite sure what you mean as i thought you need all the avg processess running?sorry for all the questions and thanks for taking the time to post back