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Windows 7: ~1000 instances of Explorer.exe

19 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
~1000 instances of Explorer.exe

I have a problem.When I open the task manager there roughly about 1000~ instances of explorer.exe. I just got the problem today. EAch instance is about 4900 kb, which is eating up my CPU/Memory to about 90% each. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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19 Oct 2012   #2

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20 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

I fixed the problem by restarting my computer. Well, thanks for the reply though.
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