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Our IT support guy has been in the job since 1979, and never misses an opportunity to pick up a mouse and say "Hello computer" into it, Star Trek-style. Tell us your tales from the IT support cupboard, either from within or without.

(, Thu 24 Sep 2009, 11:45)
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We had someone
Send a message to our helpdesk cos his pc was slow. He said the system idle process was near enough killing his machine with 99% processor usage.

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(, Mon 28 Sep 2009, 18:34, 4 replies)
I know how he feels.
I've got a quad core home system, and it's nearly always grinding away on that bloody system idle process. Several upgrades later and it's still hogging nearly everything I've got. I blame Vista.

Do I need to defrag?
(, Mon 28 Sep 2009, 20:30, closed)
Easy solution
Just kill the idle process. That's what I usually do.
(, Mon 28 Sep 2009, 20:43, closed)
Easy solution
Uninstall all security fixes.
Connect directly to t'internet (i.e. no router).
Wait an hour.
Voila! He'll never see the idle process again.
(, Mon 28 Sep 2009, 22:39, closed)
not so stupid...
It works that way in people.
(, Wed 30 Sep 2009, 17:07, closed)

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