Too many times I’m seeing this in my system tray;
What is that? It’s Process Explorer ( I run that instead of Task Manager ) saying that my CPU is pegged ( again ).
The primary culprits are;
- My Anti-Virus software. This has never detected a virus for me yet and so, generally, I run the risk and I stop the service and get my CPU back.
- The search indexer ( on Vista ). Generally, I fix this by restarting the service.
I wonder how many users throw up their arms and think that either;
- The OS is broken.
- The PC is broken.
I hope that future versions of Windows do something about run-away processes. It’s a tricky problem to solve but when I wrote here about what I was hoping for Vista, this was one of my top “hopes” and I don’t think that we’ve really got there just yet.