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Windows 7: Multiple explorer.exe instances, hogging CPU and RAM. Annoying

16 Feb 2014   #1
Swoosh94

Windows 7
 
 
Multiple explorer.exe instances, hogging CPU and RAM. Annoying

Hello guys,

All of a sudden, my explorer.exe has started acting all funny and started to hog CPU as well as RAM.

Sometimes, 8-10 instances of explorer.exe will be running when i have nothing open! As I am writing this, my RAM usage is at 95%, All i am using is firefox with one other tab open.

Im not trying to promote any other sites, but for time saving sake, I have put all my details onto another forum (which i didnt get to solve my issue on). It contains everything I have tried as well as logs.

This is the link: explorer.exe CPU is getting on my nerves - Tech Support Guy

If you have any solutions, please share


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16 Feb 2014   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You will have to do as Cookiegal said .... get an official license and key using a 'genuine' copy of Windows.


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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-YG69F-9M66D-PMJBM
Windows Product Key Hash: /kehptF9HHVxM5d8dUnqgcfndXw=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00497
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001
ID: {9B1B6D5E-11F1-4156-8355-3E2B332660BA}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{9B1B6D5E-11F1-4156-8355-3E2B332660BA}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-PMJBM</PKey><PID>00426-OEM-8992662-00497</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-276519044-2301764517-3717539074</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Apple Inc.</Manufacturer><Model>MacBookPro5,5</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Apple Inc.</Manufacturer><Version> MBP55.88Z.00AC.B03.0906151708</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20090615000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>D7B93607018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-MPC</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

Name: Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: 7cfd4696-69a9-4af7-af36-ff3d12b6b6c8
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00426-00178-926-600497-02-2057-7600.0000-0262014
Installation ID: 006502211246197961065933351460804720969152103340524225
Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
Partial Product Key: PMJBM
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 16/02/2014 19:16:56

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: N/A
ActiveX: Not Registered - 0x80040154
Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: MAAAAAEAAgABAAEAAAABAAAAAwABAAEAJJT0zDz9nCn8gRBP8iKYhn2+II30I0bK

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x20001
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC APPLE Apple00
FACP APPLE Apple00
HPET APPLE Apple00
MCFG APPLE Apple00
APIC APPLE Apple00
ASF! APPLE Apple00
SBST APPLE Apple00
ECDT APPLE Apple00
SSDT APPLE CpuPm
SSDT APPLE CpuPm
SSDT APPLE CpuPm
SLIC HPQOEM SLIC-MPC


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16 Feb 2014   #3
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Lol. A stolen Lenova key. Nothing like a cracked bit of software to cause you problems eh?
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16 Feb 2014   #4
Swoosh94

Windows 7
 
 

Lol sure thing.

Does anyone know how to fix a memory leak? explorer.exe is like 500mb
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18 Feb 2014   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swoosh94 View Post
Lol sure thing.

Does anyone know how to fix a memory leak? explorer.exe is like 500mb
Yep, install a genuine version of Windows 7
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18 Feb 2014   #6
Swoosh94

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Yep, install a genuine version of Windows 7
never
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