Deleting Unnecessary Processes
Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:39 AM
Had a quick search but ended up more confused on where to start.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:41 AM
Usually about 35-40% of physical memory is being used and quite often CPU usage can go as high as 99% from doing basic stuff such as moving files and opening folders. You may tell me otherwise, but I don't think this is normal. It would certainly appear more sluggish than it used to be.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:56 AM
How much memory have you got? How much space is left on your hard drive? Windows OS's slow down with age. If the OS install is over 3 years old then I'd advise a reinstall.
Alternatively, install and run ccleaner and defraggler. Don't expect these to work wonders but they do generally tidy things up.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:04 AM
Another mate has also recommended reinstalling, it is at least 3 years old. It's something I have never really done before. I don't think I have the installation disc (it is a genuine copy) of Windows. Is it possible to do without the disc?
Thanks for the help.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:10 AM
Sometimes instead of supplying discs the manufacturer installed a hidden restore partition on the hard drive.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:07 AM
I reset the explorer.exe file in the task manager and the cpu usage returns to a normal value (1% or so).
If I open up C: Drive, the value remains low.
If I open up my External Hard Drive labelled as J: Drive, the value remains low.
If I open up D: Drive, suddenly explorer.exe starts using up 25-30% of my CPU and continues to do so until I reset explorer.exe
So it must be something to do with the D: Drive. Any ideas? I have quite a few files in there, so I will back them up and delete them later on. Could it be a corrupt file within the drive causing it?
Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:22 AM
Is the D: drive physically a 2nd drive or is it a partition on the same drive as C:?
Also what's on the drive? If it's lots of pics or videos in one huge folder then windows might be trying to load previews of these files.