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My System process (Not system idle process) is using 5-10% CPU constantly.

Using Sysinternals process explorer, I've identified the offending thread as having an ID of 8 and the following stack trace:


How can I take the above information and determine which DLL/Driver/??? is the culprit?

Edit: Interestingly, after a reboot, the System process is still eating up CPU (It's the same Thread Id (8) which is using CPU but I'm assuming that's pure coincidence). The stack trace, however, is noticeably different:

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How to trace System Interrupts and high… –  Moab Jun 12 '11 at 20:12

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Please configure your symbols so that you get more useful information, also look into the stacks if you can.

Other than that, you can try this procedure so that I could try to look into it (or you could yourself)... :)

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Thanks. I've added symbol support and edited the stack trace to include the additional information. –  Basic Jun 12 '11 at 15:35
@Basiclife: With the other procedure you can figure out which interrupts cause this behavior in System. –  Tom Wijsman Jun 12 '11 at 16:25

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