CPU Overload

  Big Trev 21:29 27 Jun 2004
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I am running Windows XP Professional SP1 on a PC with an Athalon 1.16Gig CPU and 512Meg of RAM. Despite not doing anything too demanding the processor seems to be running at 100% usage all the time. I have around 50 background processes running, but this still seems high.

Can anybody explain why this might be and what I can do about it?

  matt1234 21:41 27 Jun 2004

ok first go into safemode (tap f8 at start up) and see if it does it their!

If no go to msconfig> start up and check to see if their are any programs that maybe starting up draining power

  safemode 21:52 27 Jun 2004

go to task manager, click processes and see which process is using a chunk the CPU.

most likely spyware or virus.

  Big Trev 22:34 27 Jun 2004

I started the computer in diagnostic mode and the CPU usage was negligible.

Then rebooted as normal and CPU usage had dropped (currently hovering between 7% and 19%) but the biggest user of CPU is "Syaten Idle Process". What does that do?

Also, has anyone heard of heco.exe? It starts when my PC boots and I have no idea what it is.

  Big Trev 22:35 27 Jun 2004

I started the computer in diagnostic mode and the CPU usage was negligible.

Then rebooted as normal and CPU usage had dropped (currently hovering between 7% and 19%) but the biggest user of CPU is "System Idle Process". What does that do?

Also, has anyone heard of heco.exe? It starts when my PC boots and I have no idea what it is.

  johnnyrocker 22:38 27 Jun 2004

google could not find it unless you typo'd it, so cant be too bad i would think.

johnny

  VoG II 22:40 27 Jun 2004

heco.exe - Google yields nothing, so suspicious. Ad-aware click here and Spybot click here

Update each of them before running a scan.

  Big Trev 22:44 27 Jun 2004

Heco.exe isn't a typo. I just checked. In the description in Properties it says "ChannelUp v.1.0.

Any ideas anybody? Pest Patrol doesn't pick it up.

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