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Exploere.exe issuse when moving large files.


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DallasSlyBoy

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I'm hoping someone can help.

I have a new computer (2 months old) XP with SP2 / 512MB Ram.

Over the last few days, anytime I open My Computer and use Explorer to try to move some files out of my WINMX music download folder to my folder where I keep all my songs, explorer.exe ramps up to consume a consistent 50%+ (up to 84%)of my computing power. I've ran Process Explorer 9.0 to watch this "take over" happen. I can also watch the Private Bytes History slowly and steadily raise as well.

Seems to be fine in all other folders (that I can tell) - its just moving folders out of this one folder.

I have my Folder settings set to view all hidden and system files, and there does not seem to be anything malicious in that folder.

Only new thing I have added of late was TWEAKIT for XP. Not sure what, if anything, I changed though.

VERY CONFUSED and hoping someone can help. I have HiJackThis on my computer, but I don't understand all the things it gives me.

Hoping someone can help !

PS...I have run Norton, AdWare, Spybot, Microtrends Housecall, and Panda and no viruses were found.

Edited by DallasSlyBoy, 08 May 2005 - 04:53 PM.

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Hey, okay the only thing i can think of doing is reducing ur page-file size temporarily. To tell the truth i have no absolute idea y ur explorer is acting up.
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so, if u dont already know how to reduce the page-file size here's how.

1.) Go to Start~Control Panel

2a.) If in classic view got to the system icon and click the advanced tab.

3a.) Then click the change button under performance, the page-file is called "virtual memory. Make the max smaller, when ur done u'll prolly wanna make it about a gig.

2b.) If in grouped view (default for XP) click "Performance and Maintenance" then click "System"

3b.) Copy 3a.
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