explorer using all cpu

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by $triker, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. $triker

    $triker Guest

    Last night i was just managing some of my files when my cpu usage jumped to 100%, i waited a while before checking what was taking up it all: it was explorer (EXPLORER.EXE) which according to tsak manager is using 99%. I shut off my computer and restarted, after a few minutes same problem again. I closed all my programs and open windows... but it still wouldn't go away... i shut down explorer then reloaded it, but it came back after a minute or two. I just turned it on again and i have the same problem. Any one have any ideas as to what's going on? (and i've done a thorough scan of my system with nortonAV)

  2. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    System specs?
  3. chris

    chris Free to Fly

    Try searching the forums, there have been a few threads about this.
  4. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Something that might help you track it down, just in case it is not explorer causing it , is a program called EndItAll2. It is fairly basic but have a bit of a look at it first as it is powerful. When you open it you will see programs locked with padlocks. Leave those alone. When the cpu goes up to 100% open enditall & select 'kill'. If the problem goes away then it is not explorer but rather something else that has just been turned off. Reboot & do the same thing one at a time till you find it.
  5. $triker

    $triker Guest

    i did a little more searching and i think the problem might be arrising from my multimedia stuff (when i was shuffling stuff, alot was movies music etc.) I saw some registry fix that i'll give a try when i get home, hopefully it'll work.