What is the System Idle Process?

LittleD asked this question on 12/3/2011. It has been viewed 616 times, and is currently resolved.

And why is it eating all my processor time?


Answer from FortyPoundHead on 12/3/2011

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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