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15-Oct-2008, 12:14 PM #1
explorer.exe taking up too much memory
Hi,

I'm using an old Compaq Presario v2630US with WinXP SP2 running on it. Recently, I had trouble playing a .MOD file; this was when i didn't know i could just change the extension to .mpg, so I refreshed the codecs on my system.

After that, explorer would freeze up every time i opened a folder with .avi files. So i uninstalled the codecs, didn't help, so disabled the thumbnail generation option in the registry. that helped somewhat. Explorer itself doesn't freeze up as much, but it still takes up humongous amounts of memory (upto 300 megs on a machine with 1 gig of RAM).

Now given all that, i have reason to suspect it is either bad codecs or a corrupted explorer app or both. but since i already uninstalled the codecs i thought caused the problem, i don't know what else to do. my security software (ESET) also doesn't seem to notice anything out of the ordinary.

any ideas?


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20-Oct-2008, 02:50 PM #2
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