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June 8, 2005 4:55:05 PM

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My explorer.exe process goes insane when my pc have been on for a while.
Using 50% of cpu and stealing 200+ MB of RAM. No viruses. Have read about
similar cases on the web, but no one seems to have a fix?! :(  The PC can
work fine for hours at a time, but suddently it becomes slow. When i look in
task manager, explorer.exe is throwing a fit, using cpu and ram described
above. The only solution is to kill the process and restart it. Please help
me!!

Magne

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Anonymous
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June 8, 2005 8:16:00 PM

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Bonjour *Magne* :

> My explorer.exe process goes insane when my pc have been on for a while.
> Using 50% of cpu and stealing 200+ MB of RAM. No viruses. Have read about
> similar cases on the web, but no one seems to have a fix?! :(  The PC can
> work fine for hours at a time, but suddently it becomes slow. When i look in
> task manager, explorer.exe is throwing a fit, using cpu and ram described
> above. The only solution is to kill the process and restart it. Please help
> me!!
>
> Magne

Check if the indexing service is launched...

In Task Manager :
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
and
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe

This service is resource hungry and... useless.

You can disable this service that way:

Start | Run | services.msc

select this service, stop it and select disabled.

Let us know.
:) 
--
Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)

«My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
http://climenole.serendipia.net
Soon on www.msmvps.com
Bientôt sur www.msmvps.com
Anonymous
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June 9, 2005 11:19:22 AM

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Hi Claude, wish it was that simple :-( but that service is not running on my
machine. But thank you for trying to help me out.

Magne

"Claude LaFrenière" wrote:

> Bonjour *Magne* :
>
> > My explorer.exe process goes insane when my pc have been on for a while.
> > Using 50% of cpu and stealing 200+ MB of RAM. No viruses. Have read about
> > similar cases on the web, but no one seems to have a fix?! :(  The PC can
> > work fine for hours at a time, but suddently it becomes slow. When i look in
> > task manager, explorer.exe is throwing a fit, using cpu and ram described
> > above. The only solution is to kill the process and restart it. Please help
> > me!!
> >
> > Magne
>
> Check if the indexing service is launched...
>
> In Task Manager :
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
> and
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
>
> This service is resource hungry and... useless.
>
> You can disable this service that way:
>
> Start | Run | services.msc
>
> select this service, stop it and select disabled.
>
> Let us know.
> :) 
> --
> Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)
>
> «My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
> Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
> http://climenole.serendipia.net
> Soon on www.msmvps.com
> Bientôt sur www.msmvps.com
>
>
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Anonymous
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June 9, 2005 12:24:02 PM

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Claude I do see it as a running service in task manager but what is the name
to disable it in services.msc?

"Claude LaFrenière" wrote:

> Bonjour *Magne* :
>
> > My explorer.exe process goes insane when my pc have been on for a while.
> > Using 50% of cpu and stealing 200+ MB of RAM. No viruses. Have read about
> > similar cases on the web, but no one seems to have a fix?! :(  The PC can
> > work fine for hours at a time, but suddently it becomes slow. When i look in
> > task manager, explorer.exe is throwing a fit, using cpu and ram described
> > above. The only solution is to kill the process and restart it. Please help
> > me!!
> >
> > Magne
>
> Check if the indexing service is launched...
>
> In Task Manager :
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
> and
> C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
>
> This service is resource hungry and... useless.
>
> You can disable this service that way:
>
> Start | Run | services.msc
>
> select this service, stop it and select disabled.
>
> Let us know.
> :) 
> --
> Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)
>
> «My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
> Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
> http://climenole.serendipia.net
> Soon on www.msmvps.com
> Bientôt sur www.msmvps.com
>
>
Anonymous
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June 9, 2005 12:30:06 PM

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Found it thanks.

"Neo23" wrote:

> Claude I do see it as a running service in task manager but what is the name
> to disable it in services.msc?
>
> "Claude LaFrenière" wrote:
>
> > Bonjour *Magne* :
> >
> > > My explorer.exe process goes insane when my pc have been on for a while.
> > > Using 50% of cpu and stealing 200+ MB of RAM. No viruses. Have read about
> > > similar cases on the web, but no one seems to have a fix?! :(  The PC can
> > > work fine for hours at a time, but suddently it becomes slow. When i look in
> > > task manager, explorer.exe is throwing a fit, using cpu and ram described
> > > above. The only solution is to kill the process and restart it. Please help
> > > me!!
> > >
> > > Magne
> >
> > Check if the indexing service is launched...
> >
> > In Task Manager :
> > C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
> > and
> > C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
> >
> > This service is resource hungry and... useless.
> >
> > You can disable this service that way:
> >
> > Start | Run | services.msc
> >
> > select this service, stop it and select disabled.
> >
> > Let us know.
> > :) 
> > --
> > Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)
> >
> > «My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
> > Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
> > http://climenole.serendipia.net
> > Soon on www.msmvps.com
> > Bientôt sur www.msmvps.com
> >
> >
Anonymous
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June 9, 2005 4:54:20 PM

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Hi *Neo23* :

> Found it thanks.

You are faster than me !

:) 
--
Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)

«My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
http://climenole.serendipia.net
Soon on www.msmvps.com
Bientôt sur www.msmvps.com
Anonymous
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June 9, 2005 5:08:28 PM

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Hi *Magne* :

> Hi Claude, wish it was that simple :-( but that service is not running on my
> machine. But thank you for trying to help me out.
>
> Magne


Well, something else...

Try this :

A)

1- Set explorer to use à different process (multi-threads):

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Create this key:

DesktopProcess
Reg_DWord
value 1

2- Change the Windows priority separation :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\PriorityControl
Create this key :

Win32PrioritySeparation
Reg_DWord
Value 26 in HEX


B)

A good maintenance of W xp is required from time to time.

Here some hints:

1- Use chkdsk to check the integrity of your hard disk:

Windows explorer | right click on disk icon |
properties | tab "tools" | "check errors" | check both options
ok and restart your computer

or

Start | Run | cmd | chkdsk X: /F /R /V ,
Where X= disk volume

For the results un applications log:
Souce : Winlogon
ID : 1001

2) Clean the temporary files:

Start | Run | cleanmgr.exe

3) Defrag the volumes of the HD :

Start | Run | Defrag.msc

For multiple volume defrag use this:
http://www.dougknox.com/utility/scripts_desc/defrag_all...

4) Check devices and drivers and upgrade them if needed

Start | Run | devmgmt.msc

a)
Devices error codes:
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=310123

b)
To find recent drivers

www.driverfiles.net [In Eng.]


5) Check the services configuration:

The mandatories services must be started and in automatic mode
The others in manual...or disabled....

More info on W xp services:
http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm

6) Check the applications started at boot and keep them
to the minimum.

instead of using msconfig used Starter from CodeStuff...
http://codestuff.mirrorz.com/

Check for applications in your account and All users
(from an admin account...)

7) Control what's running on that PC with those tools:

Autorun
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/autoruns.sht...
*Don't delete anythings unless you are absolutly sure of what's you're doing*

Process Explorer :
(an enhanced Task Manager!)
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtm...

8) Defrag the protected files ( Registry , hiberfil.sys, Pagefile.sys etc.)

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/pagedefrag.s...

9) Optimize the prefetching

Run this command :
%windir%\system32\Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
usefull only when the computer is idle...
The service Task Scheduler must be running and in automatic mode.
Check this value:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory
Management\PrefetchParameters
The keyEnablePrefetcher REG_DWORD must be set to 3.

10) Safe & Cool ...

A)
Keep your system free of malwares (virus, worms,spywares, etc.)

Some tools and links:

"Mini- antivirus" to be runned in safe mode:

Stinger :
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

Avast cleaner :
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_cleaner.html

MS:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Kaspersky:
ftp://ftp.kaspersky.ru/utils/clrav.com

Anti Root-Kits
F-Secure (beta)
http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/

Online scan:

Anti-trojan:
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/

Anti-spy:
http://www.spywareguide.com/txt_onlinescan.html
http://store.ca.com/dr/v2/ec_main.entry25?page=FindOutW...

Anti-virus:
www.trendmicro.com

B)
Keep your PC free of dust and check the temperatures with those tools:

Everest:
http://www.lavalys.com/

SpeedFan
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

No more idea....

Let us know...

:) 
--
Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)

«My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
http://climenole.serendipia.net
Soon on www.msmvps.com
Bientôt sur www.msmvps.com
!