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CPU utilization from 60 to 100% when I launch Task Manager in Windows XP

CPU utilization from 60 to 100% when I launch Task Manager in Windows XP

Whenever I launch Task Manager, it shows the CPU utilization is 60% or sometimes even 100%. However, almost instantaneously, it drops down to 10% or less than 10%. Is this normal behavior in Windows XP?

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"It's expected behavior, Kanini. The specifics of which I'm left to guess. But inspecting my own Task Manager I can see it opened 8 threads and has set a couple hundred of handles.

The firing of an application and the operating system internal goings while it is being set, any data loaded into memory, any necessary disk access performed, any hooks into other running processes arranged, and what more, quite naturally will force the processor to dedicate more time to it.

You will see similar behavior while launching about any application."