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RogerB

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My post is for my wife's PC. (I'm the resident geek, so I ask the questions and implement any solutions). When she starts up her PC, explorer runs in the background and slows the system to a crawl. A check of Task Manager shows explorer.exe sucking up 50 to 75 percent of the CPU resources (not the memory status), thus the slow running PC. This high use doesn't stop, we've watched it run for several minutes before initialing a PC shutdown.
When she shuts down the PC and then starts it again (not a restart), explorer.exe does a few seconds of house keeping and releases the CPU. On the second start, the Task Manager shows memory reserved for explorer.exe as 27,700K but the CPU is sitting idle 99% of the time.
Any ideas :tazz: ?
System specs:
Dell Dimension 4600
1.25 GB Dual Channel DDR SDRAM @ 400mhz
Windows XP Home Edition (up to date)
MS Office Pro
Norton Internet Security with NAV (both are up to date)
Spybot
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noobtech

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Maybe repairing windows would help. You wont loose any data doing this.

Just put your windows cd in and boot from the cd.
when you are given the option to install windows, repair, ect.. pick install windows
then press f8 to agree. Then you should be given the option to repair windows. Choose that option. If its not there exit and post back.
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if you have anyquestions in reguard to repairing windows xp use the link at the top of the forums the is completely about repairing windows.
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