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garlicbreaduk

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HELP!!!

I am running a Sony Vaio Laptop, everytime i try and brouse "my documents" folder the folder freezes and the CPU runs at 99%-100%. 99% of that is on explorer.exe If i end the task and restart it the computer recovers, until i open my documents again.

cheers Mark.
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What antivirus software are you running? Is it updated and have you run a full scan recently?

How large is the hard drive, and how much free space is available (open My Computer)?

How much RAM do you have (right click My Computer, Properties, General Tab)?
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Maybe you have some kind of malware. Try going to the malware and get a Professional to look at it.
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Have got AVG antivirus

hard drive is 80gb with 512mb ram

my had drive is split into 2 sections C: and D:

C: is 32.6gb and has 13.2gb free and D: is 34.9 and has 34.8 free

ran a full scan last night
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Yes, it would be a good idea to post on the Malware forum to get a clean bill of heath. Start here:
http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html

If you still have the issue afterward, post back here.

It would boost your performance to add some RAM, though I don't really think that's the culprit here.
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Thanks for the help i'll put a post in malware forum.

cheers Mark.
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I had this problem too, VERY ANNOYING!!! The only i managed to get rid of it when to get my computer wiped and start again...
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