100% CPU Usage

This afternoon I looked at Kristen’s computer. Its main problem is high CPU usage, often near 100%. It’s not just Explorer using the resources, either, but whatever application is trying to run: Firefox, wmplayer, etc. I’ve seen max CPU usage problems before. Last time, they were caused by an incomplete AVI file. This problem appears to be a bit different, so I looked up some information online. Here are some things that one could try, depending on the particular situation.

1. Start -> Run -> msconfig -> Startup -> uncheck everything and reboot
2. Use Task Manager to see what’s using resources
3. If the problem is incomplete, damaged, or corrupt avi files–

1. Open up regedit
2. Goto HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shellex\PropertyHandler
3. Delete the “Default” value which should be “{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}”

4. Could be hardware damage

Well, that’s enough for now. You can find more information on Google.

One Response to “100% CPU Usage”

  1. Sam Park says:

    Or you could be running World Community Grid. ;)

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