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Hi All,

Every time I start my computer up the process 'explorer.exe' goes into overdrive taking up 99% of the CPU. I have tested for viruses, adware, malware etc. I have also defragmented the hard drive. Can anyone please help me before I throw this PC away?


Regards,

Peter

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Last Post by Phaelax
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Also try a scan-disk. I'd probably try a backup, followed by formatting your HD and reinstalling Windows if you have time. If that doesn't help, it's probably a hardware issue.

Chris Fry

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what are your systems specs

go to MS update and get all the software updates

Hi Jbennet

Spec:

I have 1Gb memory, 2GHz processor, over 50Gb free hard drive space and have all MS updates on my system. If I stop the explorer.exe process via task manager everthing runs well, but obviously that defeats the object as I am then limited in the usage of my PC.

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your system spec. can handle xp well.
ever thought of running a virus or spyware, malware check (in safe mode of course).

I t helped in many occasions.

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It can only be a virus and or or corruption!

Can you post a screenie of running processes.

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