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Windows explorer, taking up 20%CPU all time

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    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 normal

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    (i hope the language in the screenshots are no problem)
    common terms are: beschikbaar = avaible, geheugen = memory, snelheid = speed, in gebruik = usage,


    I'm very confused about what to do, I tried different forums but nobody could help me find an answer. I hope you guys from 8forums can help me out and fix this persistant problem.

    ps: My apologies for my bad english, I tried my best to explain the problem.


    SOLVED:
    1) Open C:Windows/Temp
    2) Delete all the data
    3) Open task manager
    4) Terminate explorer.exe
    5) Start a new explorer.exe
    6) Problem solved.
    Last edited by suc1338; 08 Feb 2013 at 06:01.

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    Can you expand the very last picture to show the sub menu activity as shown below?

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    Last edited by norepli; 25 Feb 2013 at 02:38.
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    for some reason something was @ 100% when i took screenshot, but now its back to normal at 10%, but still my CPU is still high and will never change, untill i decide to terminate the explorer, what causes me not to make full use of the system :s.

    25% is just too much -.-
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    What is that melia folder/process the explorer appears to be running?
    Last edited by norepli; 25 Feb 2013 at 02:38.
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    melia is just a folder, im at the office currently, and the project is called: melia. its nothing serious besides some java/css/xhtml files
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    OK, but it sure looks like explorer is trying to do something with it and it shouldn't appear there unless you have something open (or running) in the background. However, if you do have "anything" open in explorer, you should have closed it down before sending that last image.
    Last edited by norepli; 25 Feb 2013 at 02:38.
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    I just restarted my pc, the folder isnt active anymore, and no programs are running. But still the windows explorer is continuesly on 20-25% :s
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  8. #8


    fixed:

    1) Open C:Windows/Temp
    2) Delete all the data
    3) Open task manager
    4) Terminate explorer.exe
    5) Start a new explorer.exe
    6) Problem solved.

    thanks for help norepli U got me thinking ^^
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  9. #9


    Wow! Nice job!
    Last edited by norepli; 25 Feb 2013 at 02:39.
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    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1

    this looks a lot like mine. 22% max cpu


    20-22% CPU usage. is the max for the system. I had upgraded to the same processor (i7-4700mq @ 2.4 GHz) on a windows 7 machine. It ran nice and fast. That system had a hard drive issue, so I returned it. They swapped it for a windows 8 machine, and I'm overclocked to 3.27-3.31 GHz, and my program gets stuck when I do a lot.


    Mine is Firefox vs Explorer. I am a tab person, and I open a few too many, and it acts like the CPU is at 100% only its at 22%. It does not appear to be a looped script, its just I have a couple too many tabs, and at 20% I get frustrated because with windows 7 it was zippy.


    Quote Originally Posted by suc1338 View Post
    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 normal

    Click image for larger versionClick image for larger versionClick image for larger versionClick image for larger versionClick image for larger version
    (i hope the language in the screenshots are no problem)
    common terms are: beschikbaar = avaible, geheugen = memory, snelheid = speed, in gebruik = usage,


    I'm very confused about what to do, I tried different forums but nobody could help me find an answer. I hope you guys from 8forums can help me out and fix this persistant problem.

    ps: My apologies for my bad english, I tried my best to explain the problem.


    SOLVED:
    1) Open C:Windows/Temp
    2) Delete all the data
    3) Open task manager
    4) Terminate explorer.exe
    5) Start a new explorer.exe
    6) Problem solved.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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