01-21-2012 04:15 PM
Open your Resource Manager and see what is grabbing all the resource. It could be a planned scan of the system, or it could be an unplanned task that has run amuck and needs to be stopped.
One way to get to the Resource Monitor:
Start > search / type "resour" > Click on "Resource Monitor
(You may also Right-Click and Send it to your Desktop as a Shortcut if you like)
NOTE: You can also get to the Resource Monitor from within the Task Manager.
Once you get it up and running, the view will probably default to Overview. You can leave it there or Click over to CPU. Regardless, in the CPU frame, Click on the CPU column to sort by CPU usage. There you go. The process using the most CPU time will be on the top.
You can highlight and the right-click to kill it if you want.
Be aware that you are in some deep waters, here. This is the workings of the system and what you do in here determines whether the systems runs or chokes and stops. Tread carefully.
NOTE that there are tabs for DISK, Memory, Network... You can learn alot by watching the system go about its business.
NOTE! Don't keep the Resource Monitor running all the time - IT takes resource, too! Smiling.
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01-21-2012 04:38 PM
Thank you. I found a Windows Media Player Network Sharing application running. I googled that and found others had the same issue. I've disabled it, so hopefully that was the issue. Thanks again.
01-21-2012 04:59 PM
Excellent! I'm glad you found it!
I've heard of that pesky Media Player app going nuts.
Keep your Task Manager close by, too - one never knows when something is going to need a good swat!