What is the System Idle Process?

LittleD asked this question on 12/3/2011. It has been viewed 622 times, and is currently resolved.

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And why is it eating all my processor time?

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Answer from FortyPoundHead on 12/3/2011

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The system idle process is not a process, more a counter which is displayed in WinTasks used for measuring how much idle time the CPU is having at any particular time.

This counter will display how much CPU Resources, as a percentage are "idle" and available for use. This "Process" cannot be terminated.

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