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I have yet to find an actual website with support for Geditor(only locations to download it at), so let's see if anyone here can help..
I've been dealing with a rather frustrating problem for the past few days. I recently dove into the wonderful world of skinning. In doing so, I acquired Geditor v0.35. Besides the occasional bump here and there, all was going well. Then I noticed my PC was acting rather sluggish. When I opened up Task Manager to see what process was whoring my CPU, I was shocked to see that the CPU's usage was hovering around 75-95% and yet not a single process was claiming it. By that, I mean.. "System Idle Process" was claiming 99% of the CPU Usage and every other process was laying dormant. Yet, something was going to town on my CPU. I went through the usual bit - I made sure my antivirus and spyware applications were up-to-date, rebooted in safe mode and scanned. Nothing was found. So, I was just sitting here confused as all get-out. I decided to leave Task Manager open on the Performance tab to see when it is that my CPU Usage spikes up and stays like it has been. I went on about my usual business.. and noticed that it spikes only after I open Geditor. I uninstalled and reinstalled Geditor to no avail. Does anyone have any information that might be helpful?
Thanks in advance.
Right everything you said sort of makes sense until you state that when you start Geditor your CPU usage spikes! Now, the problem for anyone reading this is that if you start a program - any program - the CPU usage will "spike" that is to say the usage will go up sharply then fall - often quite sharply. A spike is a sharp thing, continuous gratuituos use of the CPU is a bad thing and programs that do hog resources whilst not actually doing anything particularly helpful need to be eradicated. I believe - and correct me if I'm wrong anyone - that Geditor is a very straight forward program that doesn't write anything to the registry insisting that it be started when your computer starts, gets ratty when you edit your config sys and rewrites the registry key every time you start it so that it will start again next time you start your computer etc. (I hate programs that do this and I would like to kill those people that write programs that do this. They are worse than hackers and spammers!)
So that said if you get process view and is it process manager??? I'll just check . . . . . . . . . no sorry it's process viewer and process explorer they give a much better view of what processes are doing what, who for and why. Using the standard Task Manager if your computer is 99% idle the graph should show very little light green in the graph and the trace will be low. When you start a program and get a spike as long as it is a spike and not a sharp upward curve and a high plateau everything is fine. Geditor is a very unlikely candidate for resourse hogging.
Your CPU usage problem is most likely caused by your anti-virus, if you are using Norton, F-Secure or Mcaffee it is definately your anti-virus, they are notorious and are written by dumbasses.
Thanks for the reply. Let me clarify a few things. I used the word "spike" a bit too freely. Every single app I use "spikes" my CPU usage. Geditor, however, takes it's usage straight to around 90% and it stays there until my PC freezes/reboots itself(usually about five minutes).
I agree 100% that Norton and Mcaffee are worthless. I've been using AVG Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware for the last few months. They seem to have been doing a great job not only in keeping my PC clean, but also in that they don't cause any problems with other apps!
I installed Process Viewer and it showed the same thing that Windows Task Manager showed me. I took an SS to see if it helps convey what's going on.
Ok, I can see that you have a problem but it seems quite unique! The GEditor starts up, something grabs all your CPU but GEditor isn't using all those resorurses or won't admit to be using them. And nothing else reveals itself as using the processor. Hmmmm? I am flummoxed! Perhaps you have downloaded a nobbled version of GEditor?! It's not beyond the realms of possibilty. Or perhaps and more likely there is conflict between GEditor and your graphic card driver. Sorry I can't be of any more help not that I have been any! :o All I can say is that nothing like this happens when I start GEditor. :confused:
The thing that has me stumped the most is that the first few days of using Geditor, this was not happening. Like I said initially, I haven't changed anything at all with my PC. So, I'm not sure what the deal is. I'll download as many copies of Geditor as I can find and see if they all do the same thing. I know it will be a waste of time, but it's all I can think of!
Thanks for trying, snowy!
12 June 07, 17:38
Like snowy I too am befuddled....it appears that GEditor is not reporting usage in the taskmanager and PRC viewer. Looking at your pagefile usuage also tells me GEditor is accesing the HD for something.....then lessening as it goes. If you shutdown GEditor, does the CPU calm down? Personally I think you have a trojan (cant remember the name) but my co-worker had AVG and the trojan came through an email. It was hogging the CPU but did not show in taskmanger. It was malware that kept re-populating and re-naming itself too. I had to dump AVG, and install McAfee...and it got rid of it. It may be a jacked up version of GEditor as snowy mentioned. BTW AVG never saw the "bug" and it was up to date.......methinks you should go to Norton and do a free scan? http://security.symantec.com/default.asp?productid=symhome&langid=ie&venid=sym
No, shutting Geditor down never made the CPU Usage drop. It remained at 80-90% until I rebooted or the PC did it itself. As I mentioned before, I believe Norton and McAfee to be worthless. I had both, each for extended periods of time. Each failed to catch things that AVG, a free alternative, has been able to. Also, AVG has yet to cause any issues with other applications. I would have tried a free scan at Norton's site just for the heck of it, but I already solved my Geditor problem - I reformatted last night. Geditor is back in it's place.. for now, anyways.
Thanks again for you help, guys.
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