The System (NT Kernel System) process loads the system: what to do? A few practical recommendations
It happens that the user in the system seems to beI did not run any resource-intensive programs, I did not install anything recently, and the load on the processor and RAM suddenly increases tremendously (albeit for a short time). The culprit, if you look at the active services in the "Task Manager", is a process with a description like System (NT Kernel System) or NT Kernel & System. What it is, very few people imagine, as well as why this service starts consuming computer resources at a level of 60 to 95%. Let's try to figure out what's what, and at the same time we will consider issues related to how to reduce the load on the system.
System (NT Kernel System) - what is this process?
In general, even the most advanced usersA precise definition of this service can not be given. However, based on the name, it can be assumed that it refers to the processes associated with the core of the system (the command processor) and is believed to be the connecting link between the hardware and software part of the computer system.
Another point is that it is thisthe service is partially related to the boot of the operating system, although it directly relates to this only because it contains data and settings for the welcome screen. Why NT Kernel System loads the processor and memory, for certain it is not known, but it can be assumed that the virus impact, access to unused user programs, and outdated drivers, and the absence of mandatory updates of the system can be affected. Thus, you can offer a few simple solutions that will reduce the load on resources. By the way, immediately it is worth noting that such problems are for some reason most often manifested in Windows 7 and 10. Why? No one knows. But in other versions, even the shadow of this phenomenon was not observed.
NT Kernel System will ship the system: what to do first?
So, the first thing with increasing the load, you just need to restart the system. Perhaps, at some point there was a short-term failure, which will disappear after the reboot.
If the consumption of resources during thea certain time will go to the same level, you should try to roll back the system by selecting a configuration when no such phenomena were observed, using the "Recovery Center".
It is not excluded that the process of NT Kernel System in Windows 7 or 10 behaves this way only because it is not an original service, but a virus that masks it.
In this situation, it is desirable to immediately producea deep scan of the computer by some portable utility, but it's better to use the boot from a disk or USB-drive with the Kaspersky Rescue Disk program written on them, which can detect deep-seated viruses and threats that are embedded in the RAM during the scan. The utility is launched before the operating system is loaded. When starting the scan, it's best to select all the partitions and install a deep scan.
Because the System (NT Kernel System) service hasattitude to OS startup, sometimes reduce the load that appears after the system is fully loaded, helps to completely disable unnecessary program elements in startup.
To do this, you can use the command in Windows 7msconfig, which is entered in the "Run" console, and then switches to the appropriate tab. In Windows 10, this partition is located in the "Task Manager". Try to just disconnect everything that is there, and restart.
Issues for updates, drivers and installed applications
Sometimes you can meet user feedback,which indicates that the excessive activity of the System (NT Kernel System) service may be due to the fact that the system does not have the latest updates. It is possible that there were failures in the "Update Center".
In this situation, you need to search for available updates yourself and install critical updates.
Drivers can also play their role. It is usually recommended to update them. Manually doing this - it's quite ungrateful (especially since Windows can not always find the most suitable drivers for devices). It is better to use programs like Driver Booster, which find the latest drivers on the sites of equipment manufacturers and integrate them into the system without user intervention.
If the updated drivers are also observedproblems, as one of the solutions, you can suggest to roll them back in the "Device Manager", having previously determined which driver causes the problems with the load.
In terms of calls to unused programsproblems can also be observed. As an option, it is recommended that you uninstall those applications that have not been started for a long time, and then clean up the registry and hard disk using some optimizer (CCleaner, Advanced SystemCare, etc.).
These are the main methods for reducing the load onsystem resources, if the culprit of all troubles is really the described process. Alas, it is absolutely impossible to pinpoint the cause of such phenomena, so you'll have to act, as they say, at random, trying each method one at a time.