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bio website thomasrbensonjr.com
location Durham, NC
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Middle aged, over weight professional Geek with a thing for fast cars

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accepted CPU utilization goes to 100% on XP Virtual machine
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comment CPU utilization goes to 100% on XP Virtual machine
When I got home last night I took a much deeper look at this. It seems that the thing that kicks this off is starting Outlook. Around a minute after it starts, the wmiprvse.exe process cranks up to 100% CPU utilization. I can't get Outlook to close by normal means so I end up having to kill the process. After that wmiprvse.exe goes back to normal. I can then restart Outlook with no problems and no CPU issues.
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comment CPU utilization goes to 100% on XP Virtual machine
Clone was a poor choice of words. I used the Parallels Transporter for PC application to prepare a install image and then used the Parallels Transporter for Mac to pull said image into a VM on my iMac.
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asked CPU utilization goes to 100% on XP Virtual machine
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comment XP SP2 installer locks up on Compaq C500
May want to try slipstreaming the drivers then. Had luck with it in other situations involving storage interface issues ie: Reinstalling OS over RAID setups.
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comment Cheap reliable NAS or Raid setup?
@jasondavis Many NAS solutions have "client" software that have to be used to access the data. Those packages produce overhead in the form of adding another process. @Mike Cooper Yep.I transposed 0 for 1 there. Good catch.
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revised Cheap reliable NAS or Raid setup?
Correction
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