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Explorer.exe Is Using 97% of my CPU usage

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:36 AM

Okay my computer all of the sudden started doing this. It only does it on one of my computer login accounts the others it stays at around 15% usage. I don't know why it is doing this and I can't get it to stop. It won't allow me to open anything in my folder either. If I go to the start menu and click let's say my computer or recycle bin it comes up with a blank dialog box I can't post an image of it because I can't go to paint and save the image. Can someone that is very skilled walk me through what to do to get this fixed. Window explorer has never done this to me before and I've broke our computer 1 already and don't want to make it twice. and yes I have scanned my computer for viruses it is completely clean of everything.

Edited by urgenthelpneeded, 14 December 2008 - 02:39 AM.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:52 AM

Try creating a new user profile (account), then transferring the stuff over from the corrupted user profile. Finally, delete the corrupted user profile so it doesn't cause further problems.

Here's a link to help with that:
Here's a link to help with that in Vista: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...22001e1033.mspx

Edited by usasma, 14 December 2008 - 06:55 AM.
HUA - link was for XP :0(

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:41 AM

Okay, thank you. That's not what I did but it would have worked. There was a corrupt video file on my desktop that wouldn't delete, move, or rename. So I used unlocker a program that kills it completely and that worked. A mod can close this thread.

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