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computer issue: slow, explorer.exe takes up all resources

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  1. diablo2addict

    diablo2addict IncGamers Member

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    computer issue: slow, explorer.exe takes up all resources

    What happens is my computer suddenly slows down, and I look at the task manager and explorer.exe is using about 90% of the cpu, and more ram than any other application... problem is fixed by restarting but comes back.

    Ideas?

    (windows XP btw)
     
  2. masterazn

    masterazn Banned

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    It's normal, don't worry.
     
  3. VampiroXIII

    VampiroXIII IncGamers Member

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    My friend's computer did that, you have to catch it before it starts a second time by opening task manager and end task it. I forgot what happend after that, but I think it was fine.
     
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    um... if you close explorer.exe it'll shut down windows... or, at least, all of the windows functions like start menu and stuff
     
  5. VampiroXIII

    VampiroXIII IncGamers Member

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    On hers, it was running twice. One was taking normal resources, but the other one constantly took 99% of the CPU.
     
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    Celestia IncGamers Member

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    I have a similar problem with a system process called SVCHOST.exe, there are 4 or 5 of them running at the same time each using about 5 MB of RAM. I have enough memory for games to run smoothly but I always wondered what these processes are actually good for and if I could just stop them.

    I'm also using Windows XP btw.
     
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    {KOW}Spazed Banned

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    Get Linux. . . .
     
  8. Pidder

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    That's quite normal. The thing that constantly uses 99% of the CPU when you've opened the task manager is the thing that handles all available CPU-power. E.g. If all your programs uses 10% of your CPU this process will show 90% (I.e. 90% available).
     
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    VampiroXIII IncGamers Member

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    Her computer response time was, well, you press ctrl-alt-del and it would take upwards of 2 minutes to come up.

    {KOW}, she can barely use a computer, let alone anything geeky like Linux.
     
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    Carnage-DVS IncGamers Member

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    Her registery is probably fubared. ANd if you close explorer.exe and then do ctrl+alt+del, run new program and type in explorer.exe it works again.
    I suggest running a few anti-spyware/adware programs to see if anything is messing with your registry or not.
     
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    Well, since she doesn't know anything there's no reason not to change to GNU/Linux, right?

    Linux isn't anymore geeky than you make it.
     
  12. Icarus

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    if it's a constant problem, try scanning for viruses.

    if you don't have a virus scanner, here's a free online one:

    http://www.trendmicro.com/en/home/us/personal.htm


    i had a problem with explorer taking up 99% of my system resources, and it turned out three trojans had infected my computer.
     

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