Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows Explorer taking too much CPU and others.

  1. #1

    Windows Explorer taking too much CPU and others.

    Service Host, Tasks Manager, and curiously Windows Explorer are taking an extremely amount of CPU Memory and Disk.

    Whats up with that? Is it a virus? i download, probably 99% less than everyone in the Cuban State closed Island Called The Republic Of Bolivarians "Venezuela" mp3s (Mostly from my friends), one movie in 4 weeks, and some albums. Is that what is slowing down my system? (Windows 8.1) - Dell Laptop, 8 Gig.

    My family has owned various corporations where they buy Pcs with Windows Licenses by the hundreds. Over the span of 50 or more years.

    To keep this humble 700 dollar PC running I am supposed to stop downloading sporadically Torrents and live secluded from what's going on in the world of music and film, etc? When I know other people download 1000% more than I do, and even resell this stuff?

    What's keeping my PC from performing up to its potential?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 37

    Can you Boot into Safe Mode? Does the problem continue in Safe Mode?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Thank you for replying. I'm doing another clean Install of Win 8.1, if it persists, I'll check under the hood and see if it goes way up in safe mode. Thank you.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows Explorer taking too much CPU and others.

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows explorer, taking up 20%CPU all time
Hello, I recently bought a brandnew i7 samsung laptop. But the problem is, the windows explorer is taking up 20% CPU all time even peaks to 25-30%. And when i go to taskmanager and press end-task(windows explorer) the laptops stops making the loud fan-noises and also the CPU usage is back to...
Performance & Maintenance
Windows 8.1 installation taking forever
II fail to understand why windows 8.1 is taking forever to install. I removed my third party anti virus and the installation process went by smoothly. I got to the one drive screen and logged on to Windows but so far the screen is blank though I can move the mouse around. Should I reboot or wait?
Installation & Setup
Windows Update Taking Days
Hi, I got a message on my new laptop that Windows was updating and would take 2 days. This was on Friday. I went back to it yesterday (Sunday), and it says it will restart today. I've been periodically checking it and I'm still getting the same message. Is this normal? Can I override it...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Explorer taking up huge amounts of CPU, then crash
Hello community! I'm writing here with my Desktop, as my Laptop is completely useless right now. The Problem: Windows Explorer hogs up CPU up until it crashes (15 - 30 seconds after). I cannot recall anything I might have done to change the laptop; it just happenned overnight. OSystem:...
Performance & Maintenance
Windows Explorer taking too much RAM memory
22708 As you can see from the picture, Windows Explorer is taking too much RAM memory and it is slowing down my computer. I am fighting with this for 3 days with no victory. Can you guys please help me?
Performance & Maintenance
Windows 8 is taking up a lot of my hard drive
My 60 GB C: drive ran out of room. The only thing installed on it is Windows 8 and whatever pre-installed programs came with my computer. I ran WinDirStat (WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics), a directory statistic tool and found two very large folders: C:/Windows is 22.2 GB and...
Performance & Maintenance
Windows Explorer taking up 68% CPU all time
17183 Please, could someone help me?
Performance & Maintenance

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook