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'explorer.exe' Ending Process From Task Manager

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#1 AlwaysMaple


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Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:41 AM

Hello all,

Well I'm busy fixing my laptop Acer Aspire 5100 which is horrible but I also have a clean PC to access this forum from.

Anyhoo, was looking at the Task Manager and noticed that explorer.exe is eating up loads of CPU without any applications running. (I actually installed Firefox on the laptop so don't use IE). Also on my PC in the task manager I only have iexplorer.exe so ...

Googled it and came to a page Security Task Manager which seemed to suggest that this could be my problem, so I ended the process and this resulted in losing all my desktop icons, task bar, etc. Only thing I was left with was my background pic with no shortcut keys working.
Of course I've had to reboot.

Anyone had similar problems? Any advice?

Am now about to try and reinstall my paid and prayed for advice from AVG about getting that up and running again.

:thumbsup: Sometimes I think that I should just reformat to Factory Default Settings!


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#2 Matthew Alan

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 10:47 AM

I've had the problem too, but it is usally temp. lasting from 5 seconds to 5 minutes. Not really a long time...... Also if your having alot of trouble with it, reinstall your OS.

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