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Old 09-04-2006, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default Scratching noise...

My CPU usage is at 50 percent, when i'm not doing anything.

I thought i heard some wierd noises from my computer as well, maybe scratching, i don't know.

Normally my CPU usage was at 2 or 3 percent idle... what is wrong with my computer?

Thanks for the help
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:54 PM   #2
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what are ur specs
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:59 PM   #3
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go to run -> msconfig -> startup tab

and uncheck some programs that you don't want starting up and running on your computer. this will lower the cpu usage.

as for the scrathing nose, i'm not sure about that. maybe its the hard drive reading something or your cd/dvd rom. how often do you hear it?
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Old 09-04-2006, 10:59 PM   #4
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Gateway Gt5056...

With XP professional

AMd 64 X2 dual core processor, 3800+

2046 MB RAM

Geforce 7600GT

SB Audigy ZS audio

Seagate 250 Gig Hard drive.... 120 gigs used.

DVD burner no name.
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:00 PM   #5
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I just heard the noises for the first time today, i heard them 2 or 3 times...

Could it be the head scratching on the platter?

Shit shit shit.
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:15 PM   #6
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To check what's taking up your CPU usage, check in the task manager, click the Processes tab, and sort them by CPU usage.
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:41 PM   #7
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I checked Process , and under CPU, it shows
for some reason winword.exe is using 50

It also says "system idle process 50...

Every other program is using 0, my total cpu usage is 50.

I know it's not an error because my cpu is about 10 degrees hotter than usual, so it's working harder than usual.


Winword.exe? Wierd.
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Old 09-04-2006, 11:50 PM   #8
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Oh shit... I just read this...

"Note: winword.exe is a process which is registered as a trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system."

http://www.liutilities.com/products/...brary/winword/
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How do I remove this trojan? Because I'm damn sure it is because on idle i was only using 2 or 3 percent. Now it's 50 or 60, and winword.exe is using all of it?
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Same as I said in your other thread, lmao, winword.exe is Microsoft word.
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