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Windows 7: Multiple explorer.exe in task manager hogging most of ram help please?

12 Dec 2013   #1
wordstl

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Multiple explorer.exe in task manager hogging most of ram help please?

So about two days I found that for some reason my computer was going really slow out of no where. I eventually checked the task manger and saw about 4 explorer.exe process and one was taking up almost 2 gig of my ram

I first thought it saw a virus so I scanned with malwarebytes and then avg but not really was showing up. I then thought maybe my hard drive was going bad but I did hard drive scans and all the scan can out good.

When I end all explorer.exe process my computer works perfectly but doesn't have the desktop.




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12 Dec 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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12 Dec 2013   #3
wordstl

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
It didnt work but I figured out something by watching the task manager. Before the multiple explorer.exe and ram hogging ocourr I see multiple processses called ctfmon.exe that appear and when they disspear there is another explorer.exe. I do know if this has to do with it but I thought it was weird, here is image to see how it looks

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12 Dec 2013   #4
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What program is using UI0 Interactive Services?
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12 Dec 2013   #5
wordstl

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
What program is using UI0 Interactive Services?
I think it has to do with this pop up in this image, I have no idea with this thing is but it keeps popping up.

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12 Dec 2013   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do you have something stuck in the print queue.

Also, could you post a picture of your Resource Monitor > Memory tab (the colored bar and the nums below). Like this:


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12 Dec 2013   #7
wordstl

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do you have something stuck in the print queue.

Also, could you post a picture of your Resource Monitor > Memory tab (the colored bar and the nums below). Like this:
I never use this computer to print so I have no clue, I have been trying to figure what this pop was for about a week.

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12 Dec 2013   #8
wordstl

64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Do you have something stuck in the print queue.

Also, could you post a picture of your Resource Monitor > Memory tab (the colored bar and the nums below). Like this:
I think I found the print problem apparently a printer called pdfill is trying to print one of my homework assignments from a month ago, but what is weird is that I have uninstalled pdfill pdf program a while ago. When I click delete on the print it just sits there and says deleting printing but doesn't do it? And when I try to delete the printer it is still there with the "deleting" next to the document

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12 Dec 2013   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Reinstall the program so that you can properly operate that print Q

Besides, multiple IE instances are normal - some are only cached. Not normal is that your active IE takes 1GB+

And next time you uninstall something, use the free Revo Uninstaller (advanced function). It cleans all files and the registry entries associated with the program.
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12 Dec 2013   #10
wordstl

64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Reinstall the program so that you can properly operate that print Q

Besides, multiple IE instances are normal - some are only cached. Not normal is that your active IE takes 1GB+

And next time you uninstall something, use the free Revo Uninstaller (advanced function). It cleans all files and the registry entries associated with the program.
I fixed all of the print queue problems now, but explorer.exe is still showing multiple and hogging the ram
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