Is your computer keep stalling or freezing because of 99% CPU usage? It may be happening because of some particular application is consuming a huge chuông xã of the processing power in the background. After receiving recent updates, many users are accusing System Idle Process as the main culprit for this problem. System Idle Process runs on your CPU thread when no other task is running. It usually has a lower priority and should consume a lot less amount of CPU power of your system. But due khổng lồ some bugs it is behaving abnormally. Attempt these fixes on your computer và the problem should be fixed in no time. But, before going ahead for the main solutions we suggest khổng lồ go for this workarounds at first lớn try out some simpler solution for your problem.

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System Idle Process mainly runs when no other heavy task is going on your computer, i.e. your computer is in idle state. The consumption of 80-90% of the processing power by System Idle Process usually means that system is at rest & 80-90% of the không tính tiền processing power is available. But when you are trying lớn run an application, System Idle Process usually stalls và the application consumes the high amount of processing power. This is just a regular process. But, if you are seeing that the System Idle Process is consuming unnecessary processing power và stalling your computer, go for these solutions.

Create a System Restore point on your system. In case anything goes wrong, you can restore the files and settings of your computer very easily.

Initial Workarounds

1. If this problem is happening for the first time on your computer, a simple reboot may solve sầu your problem.

2. Cheông chồng if your Windows is updated or not. If this problem is triggered due lớn a bug or some corrupted system files, Windows Update delivers the bug fix for your system. After updating your Windows, kiểm tra if the problem still persists or not.

If any of these workarounds didn’t work out for you, go for these fixes-

Fix-1 Clean Boot your computer-

1. Press Windows Key+R to launch Run. Now, type “msconfig” & then click on “OK“. System Configuration window will be opened.


2. Now, in System Configuration window, cliông chồng on “General” tab and then uncheck the box beside the “Load startup items“. After that, make sure the “Load system services” option is checked.


3.Now, clichồng on the “Services” tab. After that, check the “Hide all Microsoft services” và then click on”Disable all” on System Configuration window. Now, cliông chồng on “Apply” và “OK” to lớn save the changes on your computer.


4. Reboot your computer.

Upon clean booting, your computer will booted with only necessary drivers for your device. So, after rebooting check if the System Idle Process is still having a high CPU usage or not.

Fix- 2 Disable Startup processes-

Disabling startup of unnecessary applications on your computer can solve sầu this problem.

1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to lớn open the Task Manager window. In Task Manager, go to lớn the “Startup” tab.


2. Now, repeat the same step for any unnecessary application you will notice in the same window. Cthua trận Task Manager window.

Reboot your computer and after rebooting check if System Idle Process is still having a high CPU usage or not.

Fix-3 Clean the disk with Disk Cleanup-

Running Disk Cleanup will empty temporary files và corrupted files from your system. This may solve your problem-

1. Press Windows+R lớn launch Run. Now, copy-paste this comm& “cleanmgr /lowdisk” in Run và hit Enter. Disk Cleanup window will be opened.


2. In Disk Cleanup: Drive sầu Selection window, from the option “Drives:“, select the drive sầu where you have installed Windows.


3. Now, in the “Files khổng lồ delete:” option, check every options in the danh sách. Then, cliông xã on “OK” lớn start the cleanup process on your computer.


Disk Cleanup process will take a few minutes to lớn clean up the junk tệp tin from your system.

After the cleanup process is completed, reboot your computer. After rebooting, kiểm tra if System Idle Process is still consuming huge amount of the processing power or not.

If you want khổng lồ have sầu a deep look inkhổng lồ the disk cleanup methods, you can go through this article.

Fix-4 Run Disk Fragmentation-

1. Press Windows key+E lớn open File Explorer window. Now, on the left pane you should notice the danh sách of drives on your computer. Right click on the drive sầu where Windows 10 is installed, & then click on “Properties“.

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2. In Local disk C: Properties window, go khổng lồ the “Tools” tab & then in ‘Optimize & defragment drive’ option, cliông chồng on “Optimize” khổng lồ optimize the drive.


3. In Optimize Drive window, select the drive sầu where Windows is installed, và then cliông xã on “Analyze” to run an analysis over the drive sầu. Cliông chồng on “Optimize” to the drive on your computer.


After defragmenting the drive sầu, cchiến bại the Optimize Drives window on your computer.


Depending upon the disk form size, defragmentation process may take a while.

Reboot your computer to lớn save the changes. After restarting your computer kiểm tra if System Idle Process is still consuming high CPU power or not.

If you want to know more about the processes of disk defragmentation, you can read Windows 10 defragmentation step-by-step process.

Fix-5 Update USB drivers on your computer-

Updating the USB drivers on your computer may fix your problem. Follow these steps to update the driver on your computer-

1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run. Now, type “devmgmt.msc” và hit Enter. Device Manager window will be opened.


2. In Device Manager window, expvà “Universal Serial Bus controllers” và then right click on the first usb driver and cliông chồng on “Update driver“.


3. Now, cliông xã on “Search automatically for updated driver software“.


Wait for a while, as Windows will find the lathử nghiệm driver for your computer and install it.

4. If you see a prompt saying the “Best driver for your device are already installed” cliông chồng on “Search for updated drivers on Windows Update“.


The lademo driver of the device is going to lớn be installed along with the Windows Update.

5. Repeat this step-2 lớn step-4 again for the other drivers of “Universal Serial Bus controllers“.


After the upgradation process is complete, reboot your computer. After rebooting kiểm tra if System Idle Process is still consuming a huge amount of processing power or not.

Fix-6 Run Driver Verifier on your computer-

If this problem is happening due lớn any driver, Driver Verifier is able khổng lồ identify and fix the driver problem on your computer.

Before moving ahead, you need to enable the minidump (DMP) files. Follow these steps to create minidump files.

1. Press Windows key+R khổng lồ launch Run, & then type “sysdm.cpl” và hit Enter.System Properties window will be opened.


2. In System Properties window, go lớn the “Advanced” tab. Under, Startup & Recovery option, clichồng on “Settings“.


3. In Startup & Recovery window, unkiểm tra the “Automatically restart” option & then under ‘Write debugging information section, cliông xã on drop-down “Small memory dump (256 KB)” option.Now, copy & paste “%SystemRoot%Minidump” in ‘Small dump directory:‘ section. Now, cliông chồng on “OK” to lớn save sầu the changes.


4. Restart your computer.

After rebooting your computer, Run Driver Verifier on your computer & your problem should be the solved.

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