Explorer.exe What The F##K??????

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Explorer.exe What The F##K??????

Post by Freak » Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:01 pm

Has anyone else experienced this problem with there installation of Win2K3. After some intense hard drive usage A.K.A flicking through folders, all of a sudden my CPU usage sky rockets to 100% and just remains there. After some research, found out that it was the explorer.exe. The only why so far around it, is just to end task it and run it again and everything works as normal for a will only to return later. It does not occur during movie watching from hard disk or anything else. Does anyone have this problem??

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Post by hyperspace » Thu Jul 17, 2003 6:43 am

Have you checked the Event Logs?
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Post by Derek » Thu Jul 17, 2003 11:25 am

I haven't encountered this problem yet, but I'll keep a close watch on the CPU usage. You say it only happens after intense HD activity?

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Post by onelegdis » Fri Sep 26, 2003 7:55 pm

Ive had this on XP Pro as well. After watching some vids and opening IE6, CPU usage jumps to 90%...slows the whole pc down!!!

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Post by iSDn » Sat Sep 27, 2003 9:15 pm

This is a known problem on Wn XP...did you browse some folders with media files (mp3, avi, mpg, etc...) ?

Maybe this can help you in this case....make a reg file with the following content and add it to the registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="Avi Properties Handler"



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Post by the_yeti » Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:35 am

I have an approximative probelm to with explorer.exe ..

in fact explorer.exe hangs as soon as I insert a removable media like DVD, CD-ROM, external HDD (usb or FW) ... each time i connect such material explorer.exe simply "reboot" ...

Very anoiyng ...

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Post by HAL6000 » Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:39 pm

I have had that problem a lot. wiin98, 2k, xp. I just kill explorer and restart it.

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Post by RRLedford » Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:46 am

Have you tried updating your video drivers. What vid card in use?
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Post by vgoraz » Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:05 am

here is a better idea http://www.bb4win.org or go with litestep though i prefer the sleekness of blackbox

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Post by PasiZ » Wed Apr 14, 2004 8:18 am

HAL6000 wrote:I have had that problem a lot. wiin98, 2k, xp. I just kill explorer and restart it.
This is windows XP and 2003 bug of avi file extension. Operating system looks into files when folder was opened. This causes the problem.

Registry hack (found on this topic) fixes the problem.

Sorry my terrible english skills...

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