New subscriber Jiten Doshi wrote to ask:
I have a problem with my laptop. I have a hp pavillion dv6 entertainment series laptop with AMD Turion x2 as a processor, 4 GB DDR2 RAM, 320 GB Hard disk, 1 GB Graphic card and windows 7 as my operating system.
The thing is my cpu usage is always around 50–70% and sometimes reaches 100% also. It never decreases even it is idle. I went through all the processes in task manager but i cant find the fault.
Even boot time of my laptop is nearly 1 minute. Its working slower also Can u tell me the problem with my laptop ?
Thank you in advance.
Without having a lot more information, I had a couple of suggestions for Jiten.
First, it could be just a lot of stuff running in the background.
I suggested that he download WinPatrol (free) and install it. WinPatrol gives much better control of auto-starting and background programs than Task Manager and MSConfig do.
With the free WinPatrol, you have to Google or otherwise research to find out what the individual programs do, and which can be safely removed or prevented from starting.
Or, you can buy the WinPatrol Plus license, which unlocks access to their online database of programs. it tells you about many programs that you will find — and whether they’re needed or not and safe or not.
Among other things you can do with WinPatrol, you can move auto-starting programs into a Delayed Startup tab — you can make some things that you want to run start later, so that they don’t hold up the boot process.
Second, the problem could be malware on your computer. I suggest downloading and trying the free 30-day trial of Sunbelt’s VIPRE Antivirus Premium. It’s the program I use for my computers and my family’s computers, and includes antivirus, antispyware and Sunbelt’s firewall.
Third, the problem could be his computer’s speed, memory and capabilities versus the demands of the security software necessary for today’s Internet activity. (…and that’s one reason I like VIPRE — my computer was noticeably faster when I switched to VIPRE for antivirus and antispyware protection.)
One more suggestion… Jiten’s subject was "Hello." I recommend everyone make a habit of using a more descriptive subject line. There is too much spam that arrives with simple one– or two–word nondescript subjects. You’re wasting your time with an email if the recipient does not read it.