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Exeplorer.exe hogs all computer resources RRS feed

  • Question

  • Win7 Pro; 3gb ram.  About 15 minutes after the computer boots, EXEPLORER.EXE takes from 40 - 100% of CPU time for a period of 5 - 10 minutes.

    Could anyone help me out with troubleshooting?

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:16 PM

Answers

  • The Windows Explorer behavior when you use mouse or keyboard should be the same. The issue you described can be caused by third party programs or Windows Explorer add-ons.

    You may troubleshoot in Clean Boot Mode.

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

    If the issue occurs in Clean Boot Mode, you may use ShellExView.  

    Important Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

    Run ShellExView, in the pane sort the entries with manufacturers. Disable all non-Microsoft *.dll files, and check the result. If the issue does not occur, one of the files can be the culprit. We could narrow down it one by one.


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    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:45 AM
    Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:49 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    make a xperf trace [1] to diagnostic the high CPU usage. Run the xperf command when you have the high CPU usage. Please upload the etl file to your SkyDrive [2] and post a link here.

    I'll take a look at it.

    André

    [1] http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=140264
    [2] http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/4fc10639-02db-4665-993a-08d865088d65
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 11:49 PM
  • The Windows Explorer behavior when you use mouse or keyboard should be the same. The issue you described can be caused by third party programs or Windows Explorer add-ons.

    You may troubleshoot in Clean Boot Mode.

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

    If the issue occurs in Clean Boot Mode, you may use ShellExView.  

    Important Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

    Run ShellExView, in the pane sort the entries with manufacturers. Disable all non-Microsoft *.dll files, and check the result. If the issue does not occur, one of the files can be the culprit. We could narrow down it one by one.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:45 AM
    Thursday, August 26, 2010 8:49 AM