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  1.    10 Oct 2017 #1
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    Notepad consuming cpu 40%


    Hi there

    So recently , my battery life became very weak . laptop fans are always so loud .. When opening task manager, i noticed that the notepad is consuming about 40% sometimes though i don't use it at all i use WORD instead ..
    also the memory is always at 30% or above but i don't have any apps opened.

    I tried to shutdown , restart but this always happens


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  2.    10 Oct 2017 #2
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    Then you have some kind of problem, when I run it it uses 0% CPU and 2mb of memory. Maybe run SFC /SCANNOW from an elevated CMD prompt.
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  3.    10 Oct 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post
    Then you have some kind of problem, when I run it it uses 0% CPU and 2mb of memory. Maybe run SFC /SCANNOW from an elevated CMD prompt.
    i know it shouldn't use any at all ....i need a solution please .... its making me angry
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  4.    10 Oct 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by john barr View Post
    i know it shouldn't use any at all ....i need a solution please .... its making me angry
    I just gave you one to try run sfc /SCANNOW from a CMD prompt with admin privileges.
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  5.    10 Oct 2017 #5
    Join Date : May 2014
    Cross Plains, WI
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    Checking For System Corruption


    information   Information
    As with anything like this, check your system for corruption. Corruption of your system can cause a whole host of odd errors and behaviors.






    Notepad consuming cpu  40% Step One Notepad consuming cpu  40%
    Run SFC (System File Checker)



    Open an admin Command Prompt and type:


    Code:
    sfc /scannow

    This should fix any system file corruption if there is any.





    Notepad consuming cpu  40% Step Two Notepad consuming cpu  40%
    Run DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool)



    Using the same Command Prompt type:


    Code:
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    This should fix any component store corruption.


    Note   Note
    If the sfc command fails, run this command then try Step One again. Sometimes this will fix sfc errors.






    Notepad consuming cpu  40% Step Three Notepad consuming cpu  40%
    Run CHKDSK (Disk Checker)



    Using the same Command Prompt, type


    Code:
    chkdsk C: /scan

    This will let you know if there are any errors in the file system itself. If it comes up with errors, type


    Code:
    chkdsk C: /F /R

    This command will perform a more thorough check and attempt to fix any errors and recover any data from bad sectors (if any exist.)


    Note   Note
    Running this command will require you to restart. After restarting this will run. After it does, you will need to use the event viewer to view the log.


    How To Read CHKDSK Log Using Event Viewer
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  6.    10 Oct 2017 #6

    There would normally be a drop down arrow next to the notepad icon in task manager you should be able to open that and see what exactly is eating your cpu , there isn't leading me to believe thats not notepad at all but malware/virus (just a guess if you scroll up to apps is it listed there)? what happens if you highlight it and click "end process" does it go away and stay away?
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  7.    10 Oct 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    I'd agree the most likely cause is malware. E.g.
    cpu 100% because of notepad.exe? - TechSpot Forums
    - just for information.

    You need to use appropriate tools to clean your system.

    This is what you should see if it is really Windows Notepad:
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    You can compare the file and process sizes and other information with that shown on your system.
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  8.    11 Oct 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josey Wales View Post
    Then you have some kind of problem, when I run it it uses 0% CPU and 2mb of memory. Maybe run SFC /SCANNOW from an elevated CMD prompt.
    i ran it . then i got this but nothing has changed

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  9.    11 Oct 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArazelEternal View Post
    Checking For System Corruption


    information   Information
    As with anything like this, check your system for corruption. Corruption of your system can cause a whole host of odd errors and behaviors.






    Notepad consuming cpu  40% Step One Notepad consuming cpu  40%
    Run SFC (System File Checker)



    Open an admin Command Prompt and type:


    Code:
    sfc /scannow

    This should fix any system file corruption if there is any.





    Notepad consuming cpu  40% Step Two Notepad consuming cpu  40%
    Run DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management Tool)



    Using the same Command Prompt type:


    Code:
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    This should fix any component store corruption.


    Note   Note
    If the sfc command fails, run this command then try Step One again. Sometimes this will fix sfc errors.






    Notepad consuming cpu  40% Step Three Notepad consuming cpu  40%
    Run CHKDSK (Disk Checker)



    Using the same Command Prompt, type


    Code:
    chkdsk C: /scan

    This will let you know if there are any errors in the file system itself. If it comes up with errors, type


    Code:
    chkdsk C: /F /R

    This command will perform a more thorough check and attempt to fix any errors and recover any data from bad sectors (if any exist.)


    Note   Note
    Running this command will require you to restart. After restarting this will run. After it does, you will need to use the event viewer to view the log.


    How To Read CHKDSK Log Using Event Viewer

    i've done the three tests . nothing has changed

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  10.    11 Oct 2017 #10
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Is Notepad the only program that does this?
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