Windows Vista forum: What's with all the activity on my PC, when I'm not doing anything?

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) October 21, 2011 4:08 PM PDT

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What's with all the activity on my PC, when I'm not doing anything?

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 10/21/11 4:08 PM

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What's with all the activity on my PC, when I'm not doing anything?


Good Day, I have a Gateway GT5428 computer, running Windows
Vista Home premium that works reasonably well for all my
needs. Recently it has started doing some intense internal
work while connected to the internet and while sitting
inactive for hours. What could be causing all of the apparent
computing when nothing is active? I have shut off every non
important program that I can find in MSCONFIG but still it
sounds overly busy. Is finally goes quiet if disconnected
from the internet for about 10 minutes or more. I have
scanned it with every conceivable software to see if there is
something odd inside but I can't find anything out of the
ordinary. I am running Avast free antivirus and it has never
suggested anything wrong.

--Submitted by: Alan P.

If you have any tips or solutions for Alan, please click on the reply link below and submit away. When describing a solution please provide as much details as possible. Thanks!

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