I have been having some interesting computer problems the past few days. I have noticed that upon a fresh boot the past two times I have booted, Explorer.exe has been using 100% of the CPU time and rarely drops below 90%, thus everything else has trouble running. Of course if you change the priority to low and increase the priority of everything else, they run fine, but that’s hardly suitable.
AVG has not picked up any virus or other malware problems.
As soon as I end the Explorer.exe process and restart it manually, it’s fine. Everything is back to normal.
There is a process that has had to be force quit when I have rebooted because of this problem that has a very obscure name. I don’t remember it and I didn’t think to write it down because it consists of numbers and letters and is very long.
I can’t find anything resembling this process in the Task Manager, not that that means a great deal.
While I wouldn’t mind knowing the cause, I’m not overly worried about it as I am hoping to upgrade within the next week or two which means a fresh install of Windows anyway.
Though this does pose a problem, Vista or XP 64. Okay, it’s not much of a problem, XP 64 is the clear winner out of the two, however I already own Vista Business (I just don’t like it and thus don’t use it), whereas I only own XP 32 bit versions which to my understanding do not support the amount of RAM I will be upgrading to.
Anyway, will work all that out when I get to it.