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Old 12th October, 2003, 08:05 PM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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The "idle loop" is basically a process that runs at the lowest possible priority. On NT/Win2K/XP it should show up as "System Idle Process".

Basically, it makes sure the system does as little as possible, depending on what the computer supports. For example, it operates differently on an ACPI computer to a "standard" computer.
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