Then go to your internal devices. Obviously, it gets a little trickier because you can't justdo not disconnect them. But you can disable them in Device Manager . You just want to be careful not to disable peripherals that are essential to your system, such as disk drives or display adapters. Also, do not disable anything listed in the Computer, Processor, or System Device categories. Instead, focus on things like network adapters, sound cards, and other expansion cards. These are the most likely culprits. Go one at a time. Turn off the device and see "System Interruptions in Task Manager. If the problem disappears, you have identified the problematic device. If this is not the case, reactivate the device and go to the next.
There are a few other pieces of hardware that can cause this problem and that you will not be able to test this way. A defective power supply (or a computer batterylaptop) can cause a spike in CPU usage, "system downtime, just like a failed hard drive." You can test your hard drives with the Windows Check Disk tool or with a good S.M.A.R.T. utility . Unfortunately, the only way to test a power supply for this problem is to replace it.
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If you identify a problematic device, your next step is to determine whether it is the device itself or the hardware driver that is causing the problem. Again, this can be a bit difficult to understand and will require trial and error, but we have some guidelines.
- Try external devices on another computer if you have one available.
- If your drivers are all up to date and youthink the device itself is ok, you can always try to downgrade to an older driver .
- Hit Google or your hardware manufacturer's website and see if others have similar issues.
- Consider updating your BIOS . If you cannot limit the problem, the hardware responsible for interpreting the interrupts may have problems. Updating the BIOS can sometimes correct this problem.
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Can I turn it off?
No, you cannot disable "system interrupts ". And there is no good reason to do so. It is an essential component for the performance of your PC as it is used to manage and report hardware interruptions. Windows won't even let you pausethe task.
Can this process be a virus?
"The system interrupts " itself is an official component of Windows. It is certainly not a virus. In fact, since this is not an actual process, "system interrupts do not even have an associated .EXE or .DLL file running." This means that there is no way for it to be hijacked directly by malware.
However, it is possible that a virus may interfere with a particular hardware driver, which in turn could have an impact on "system interruptions." If you suspect any form of malware, go ahead and check for viruses using your favorite antivirus . Prevention is better than cure!