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Explorer.exe eating up memory.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mariusuh, Nov 14, 2013.

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  1. mariusuh

    mariusuh Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2013
    About six months ago I postet a thread in here regarding crashes, bluescreens, out of memory errors and so on that I was experiencing. I got all sorts of help, and although it did improve my computers speed, and delayed the errors, it didn't fix it completely, and it's now coming back fully..Now I finally found the problem.

    By watching my task manager I can see that Explorer.exe reaches nearly 4gb, and is often taking over 90% of cpu(?) power.

    I've tried to read around, finding solutions to this, although I can't really find anything. I've read something about de-activating all non microsoft shellextensions, but I thought I'd check in with you guys first.

    So, has anybody else experienced and/or had any luck fixing this?
  2. jhayz


    Jun 4, 2013
    While waiting for further suggestions,

    Try downloading Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.
    . In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot
    . Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard
    . On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.
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