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Copy files causes 100% CPU usage

jackie chan

New Member
Hi,
I have a strange issue...
I have a new computer and I was copying some files from an external HDD to an internal one (not the on on which is Windows 11).
I noticed that the copy process causes CPU clock to go to maximum and the Task Manager Performance tab shows that CPU is at 100% utilization. Simultaneously the Details tab shows 99% System Idle Process.
WHY?!?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Widows 11
    CPU
    12th gen i5

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
Just do what you want to do, and ignore all that background stuff. The OS knows what it's doing.....believe it.
It might help though, if you're going to do something as CPU intense as copying one drive to another, shut down every other program that you don't absolutely NEED to have running. An Intel CPU will have to work a lot harder than an AMD CPU, by the way.
Cheers Mate!
TM :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64
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