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Windows 8 explorer.exe high CPU usage w/USB HDD

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by bener, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. bener

    bener Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    Having strange issues, explorer.exe starts eating up CPU, only when my USB HDD is connected.
    I could see a bunch of my files appearing in the DLL window of process explorer (screenshot included) so I assumed it was an indexing problem.

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    Ran SFC, CHKDSK on all partitions, delete/restore index, in the end I have completely disabled indexing and it is still occuring. Weird, and cannot understand why this would be happening. I have disabled real time protection also.

    It appears to still happen under a clean boot, and I cannot link it to any specific program or process or service, only that it happens when USB HDD is plugged in.

    Any help would be much appreciated!


    System Info:

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center, 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-65, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 4093 Mb
    Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 Series, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 109701 MB, Free - 31787 MB; E: Total - 1782726 MB, Free - 302299 MB; G: Total - 124998 MB, Free - 31645 MB;
    Motherboard: Quanta, 3060
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
     
  2. bener

    bener Thread Starter

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    Seems to have sorted itself out now that I got it to stop indexing. Will update if anything changes.
     
  3. bener

    bener Thread Starter

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    Spoke too soon... It's still happening.
     
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