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How to remove System idle error

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System idle file information

The process belongs to the software System idle or Windows by Microsoft.

Description: System idle is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows XP is 0 bytes.
File System idle is a Windows core system file. The program has no visible window. Probably system process without file. Therefore the technical security rating is 1% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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this is a internal counter not a process. it indicate that during cetain time how many time your cpu is ideal can not kill
  Dhaval Bhatt  
it show system idle
its wat detects the cpu everything is taking up i think... anyways its harmless even though in task manager (not the virus scan) it shows it taking up alot of cpu. it doesnt take up any cpu at all i dont think
Resource Hog that interferes with foreground applications
Default Windows Process. Will appear to be using high percentage of CPU time when system is idle.
the problem I have with it is that you cannot assign it a lower priority but right clicking on it as you do the other processes, if it were only a measurer then you should be able to assign it a low priority because it is would be nothing more than a system measurer. Since you cannot change its priortiy it seems very fishy to me.
  David Morris  
Where Windows OS puts idle CPU power
Harmless process which is needed by Microsoft Windows XP to be able to have the multiprocessing ability for computing
System Idle Process only monitors the percentage of processor not being used by any other program.. It is not dangerous.. If it shows 70% under "CPU" that means you have 70% of your processor not being used by some other program..
This just tells you how much memory or how much computer usage that is free. If it is running at lets say 95 Mem Usage. Then you have programs that are using 5 or your computers memory usage. This is not harmful
It uses CPU once you start to use certain programs
  Germ bag  
Cant disable this anyways
It runs background processes like services, defragmenting, and basic devices. It also manages energy of ur cpu. When it is at 99% that is how much it frees up to cool down or reserve to save energy. If it is at 99% u have 1% cpu processing power, but if u increase the cpu need it will un-reserve the parts and its cpu "useage" will drop...
  Mr. 31337  
If CPU usage is low and SIP is high than it is "1 not dangerous" as SIP does measure the idle. However, if both CPU usage and SIP are very high than SIP is "5 dangerous" since the machine should not be very idle and very used at the same time. Without proper context, I'll give SIP a "3 neutral".
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Summary: 65 users think System idle is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 9 users think System idle is dangerous and recommend to remove it.. 6 users doesn't grade System idle ("not sure about it").

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