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msiexec.exe uses 100% of pc at start up!


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#1 dreaminon

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 09:33 AM

I am lost when it comes to trouble shooting my pc. I have de bugged, cleaned, defragged and virus checked over and over and nothing. Other than that i'm lost. I've tried start up inspector but nothing (user error i'm sure). I'm afraid to go any further without assistance. Please help! :thumbsup: I have xp and an average of 60 processes at start up. and I have no idea how to get rid of them without screwing the whole thing up.

Edited by dreaminon, 15 October 2010 - 09:38 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:22 AM

Start> Run> msconfig> Enter

Msconfig will start and you'll see a tab labeled "Startup" at the top right side. Click on it and you'll see a list of programs start running when windows start. If you can post a screen shot of this we can help you with what applications to turn off in the startup. Remember, there are a lot of applications that aren't necessary in the startup process.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:49 AM

how do i do a screen shot. there are lots of services running also.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 10:55 AM

We just happen to have an excellent tutorial for this. Just click on the link below.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-take-and-share-a-screen-shot-in-windows/

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:14 PM

Ok I hope this is right.
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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:23 PM

That's great.

Are you running both McAfee and Avast?

You should only run one anti virus at a time, they will conflict with each other creating false positive readings.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:23 PM

Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx
Unzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
Click on View > Select Colunms.
In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
Attach the file to your next reply.

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Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:04 PM

I did not even know that Macafee was on here.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:17 PM

That's McAfee Security Scan. It's not an AV program. That thing is a typical "drive-by-install".
https://liteapps.mcafee.com/apps/mss/1.0/af...en-us/help.html

McAfee Security Scan is a free tool that automatically checks and reports if your PC is protected. Your PC's security status is determined by the state of your anti-virus and firewall protection. Your security software may be switched off or become out of date without you realizing. Or, you may not have security software installed on your PC. McAfee Security Scan lets you know if your PC is at risk and what you can do to protect it.

It won't interfere with Avast.

Your CPU usage looks perfectly fine.
System Idle Process (CPU NOT used) is listed at 96.97%

So, I'm not sure, where you see msiexec.exe high CPU usage.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:22 PM

its at 100% at start up for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then avast will finally load last.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:30 PM

msiexec.exe is a part of Windows Installer.
You have some unnecessary startups.
Let's eliminate them and see, if it'll cure your issue.

A question, first.
Are you familiar with this?
+ "greenRun" "" "iYogi inc." "c:\windows\system32\greenrun.exe"

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:33 PM

it was a program I deleted. when i log on windows installer pops up then roxio media manager then greenrun. i have to end process or it will continue over and over.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:38 PM

OK...

Re-run Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab and UN-check following items:

+ "greenRun"
+ "iTunesHelper"
+ "iYogiToolbar"
+ "NeroFilterCheck"
+ "NvCplDaemon"
+ "nwiz"
+ "RoxWatchTray"
+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"
+ "EPSON Stylus Photo RX620 Series"
+ "MSMSGS"
+ "msnmsgr"

Restart computer and see how it goes.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:58 PM

That worked. 4 min. start up. no pop ups. Avast hangs but I can live with it. minimal usage. Should i set a higher priority for avast? I'm happy! Thank you soooo much for your time and expertise. You have brightened my day.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:06 PM

You're very welcome Posted Image

Should i set a higher priority for avast?

I'm not sure, what you mean....
Also, what do you mean by Avast hangs?

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