04-06-09 - Continuing Vista Shit

The Vista lappy keeps having one little quirk after another. The latest one is that it would go to 100% CPU if left idle for a while. This was a little hard to track down, because as soon as you touch it to try to see what's using the CPU - it shuts off that task, so you can't catch it in the task manager.

So I knew it obviously had to be one of those "background optimization" services that Vista so kindly runs for you. So I looked in the Scheduled Tasks thing for anything that was set to run "when machine is idle".

It looks like the culprit was CrawlStartPages.

Eat "disable" motherfucker.

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