System Idle Process in XP's Taskmangaer.

eofu

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Has there ever been reports of this hogging resources in XP?

I assume it's something that uses the CPU for other OS tasks when not in operation by the user. The problem is even when I'm using the computer it uses 97-99% of CPU.

Can anyone tell me more about this?
 

ethaniel

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Emmmm... the "System Idle Process" actually shows "free" CPU resources, not "used" resources. It also has influence over HLT commands and power-saving CPU features. In other words: Leave it be.
 

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