My 99% CPU problem with AnyDVD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD' started by gbvoris, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. gbvoris

    gbvoris New Member

    I have a similar problem with XP Pro. If Any DVD is trying to scan a DVD it hogs up to 99% of CPU and most, if not all. open windows go gray or almost whit.
    The first indication was that the "scanning..." info window doesn't go away and just gradually turns gray and then white. When I reopened with task manager open I found that AnyDVD was using 98-99% of cpu. The system was working fine untill the last update and I tried the one you recommended in the previous post, no luck.
    I'm running an Athalon 64 bit 2800+ with 2 gig of ddr, and an 8x agp video card.
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    Try to have anydvd running first then put in the DVD.
  3. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Moderator (en)

    I don't believe the two issues are related. The user of Vista never noted a CPU spike. Some of the very old versions did but the scanning has been optimized over time.

    It's possible they might be, however.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2008
  4. gbvoris

    gbvoris New Member

    AnyDVD starts at boot

    I've tried both having it running then insert and having the dvd opened in 'My Computer' before starting AnyDVD, same result.
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Do not post in other people's troubleshooting threads unless you wish to help them please. click and read fully

    a) Ensure Anydvd is running.
    b) Put the problematic original disc in your optical drive/reader. Wait for Anydvd to scan the disc.
    c) Right click the red fox icon on your toolbar.
    d) Select "Create Logfile"
    e) Wait for Anydvd to create a log file.
    f) A pop-up screen will appear. Take note of the location where Anydvd created the logfile and the logfile's name. Click "ok".
    g) Go to your My Documents folder
    h) You will see a zip file called "" (or something similar; see step f)
    i) When replying or posting in the Slysoft forums, look for the icon that looks like [​IMG]
    j) If you don't see that paperclip icon, click the "go advanced" button. You should see that icon now. Click the paperclip.
    k) A small pop-up screen should appear (if it doesn't please ensure your browser is enabled to allow pop-ups from the Slysoft forums)
    l) Click the "Browse" button, and locate and select the .zip file you created.
    m) click "upload"
  6. gbvoris

    gbvoris New Member

    99% cpu use by AnyDVD

    When I insert a disk, AnyDVD says wait while disk is scanned. I can get no father, log file etc.
    When I open Task Manager first, I can see 98-99% usage of cpu by AnyDVD.
    I have 2 gig of ram, an Athalon 2800 64 bit processor so machine capacity shouldn't be a problem. This seems to have come up after the last update.
    I'm use, and sorry I cann't get to the log file. Perhaps if it could be set to run auto, then I might be able to bring it up later.
  7. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Last edited: Feb 5, 2008
  8. Chris Gonzales

    Chris Gonzales SlySoft Support Team Staff Member

    If the CPU has nothing else to do, why shouldn't AnyDVD take the free CPU capacities for decrypting? You are not trying to tell us that you don't want your CPU to be used?
  9. tqhoang

    tqhoang Well-Known Member

    You are kidding right? If it does use that much CPU for an extended amount of time, then it's likely a bug or corner case issue that makes AnyDVD get stuck in a loop.

    To the original poster, try turning off the AI Scanner before you insert the disc. Perhaps this could problem is related to the "major rewrite" of the AI Scanner in v6.3.1.4 beta.
  10. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Moderator (en)

    Valid point however the OP was not using beta when they reported the issue and check out the release notes for the new beta:

    The bolded line may resolve the OP's problem. :) It would be very useful for them to test the beta and report back.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2008
  11. Peer

    Peer SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    It may be and endless loop or not but nevertheless - the AI scanner usually does take up to 100% CPU usage for an extended amount of time with some DVDs, because AI scanning requires an extremely high amount of computation time.
  12. jvbueno

    jvbueno New Member

    I am using Any DVD + 3 or 4 years old DVD Shrink ....

    I am using Any DVD with DVD Shrink and sometimes I am shrinkin two movies at the same time.

    The PC will run slow but I leaved it running for a few hours. It save me time if I let it run two movies at the time and them I go to sleep.

    Sometimes I do have juice to watch a movie from Hard drive using "Virtual Clone Drive" in Media Center


    Ctrl + Alt + Delete
    Task Lst
    Right click and Set Priority low or BelowNormal

    Withe Windows XP:
    1. Let your system adjust for "Best Performance"
    2. let your system to manage your Virtual memory ( reboot for changes to take place)
  13. gbvoris

    gbvoris New Member

    Finally got the filter list.

    Filter Check Tool v3.4

    No Upper Filters found.

    A Lower Filter found is: AnyDVD
    Filterdriver properties are:
    Name: AnyDVD
    Caption: AnyDVD
    Description: AnyDVD
    AcceptPause: False
    AcceptStop: True
    DesktopInteract: False
    DisplayName: AnyDVD
    ErrorControl: Normal
    ExitCode: 0
    PathName: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\AnyDVD.sys
    Version Info:
    ServiceSpecificExitCode: 0
    ServiceType: Kernel Driver
    Started: True
    StartMode: Manual
    State: Running
    Status: OK
    TagId: 0

    A Lower Filter found is: PxHelp20
    Filterdriver properties are:
    Name: PxHelp20
    Caption: PxHelp20
    Description: PxHelp20
    AcceptPause: False
    AcceptStop: True
    DesktopInteract: False
    DisplayName: PxHelp20
    ErrorControl: Normal
    ExitCode: 0
    PathName: C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\PxHelp20.sys
    Version Info:
    ServiceSpecificExitCode: 0
    ServiceType: Kernel Driver
    Started: True
    StartMode: Boot
    State: Running
    Status: OK
    TagId: 8
  14. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Moderator (en)