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Windows 7: Explorer.exe causes Iexplore to open multiple instances and high mem

16 Aug 2014   #11
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Such an error sometimes clears after the reboot.

Can we see Disk Mgmt? Run a Startup Repair

How does Clean Boot prevent viewing or disabling all Scheduled Tasks?
After several reboot error is still there. I have run 4 disk checks all with reboots and 2 from install disk with same result. Startup repair finds no issues from disk or not 4 times now


Clean boot does not start the schedule task service ergo it does not load the file. I can boot in regular mode and kill all explorer.exe's then I can run task scheduler. I disabled all the tasks but after reboot still same issue so I don't believe it's in scheduled tasks.

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16 Aug 2014   #12
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

I think you'll need to sort out the Scheduled tasks problem first - but if the MMC console won't open you'll have to go into the XML and see if you can edit it there.
Ok to edit task's xml file in c:\windows\system32\Tasks? - Server Fault may help a little
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16 Aug 2014   #13
NoelDP

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... sorry - I missed that you'd managed to get into the control!
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16 Aug 2014   #14
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
I think you'll need to sort out the Scheduled tasks problem first - but if the MMC console won't open you'll have to go into the XML and see if you can edit it there.
Ok to edit task's xml file in c:\windows\system32\Tasks? - Server Fault may help a little

Please see above Noel but thank you. the issue is not in any running or scheduled tasks as I have disabled all tasks in that console one I was in regular boot.
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16 Aug 2014   #15
NoelDP

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Check Event Viewer - see if that gives any clues - if you want; feel free to upload the Applications and System event logs and I'll see if there's anything that hits me.
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16 Aug 2014   #16
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here are the logs. I did see a disk corruption that I will correct tomorrow with a disk check however I believe that was caused by me shutting down tasks as scheduled task manager now says that the tasks are corrupted. I am more likely going to have to reinstall 7 but with the reboot issue I may not be able to do that. Tomorrow is another day. I am going to go home and take the missus out to dinner for her Bday. I will check in tomorrow and see if there are any ideas. Monday I will move forward.

Thanks for trying on this guys and I will let you know how it turns out.
Time to close the store doors and go get ready for my date

Have a great rest of your weekend.


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16 Aug 2014   #17
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

SuperAntiSpyware is failing to load at boot - could that be causing the problem? - try uninstalling it and using their removal tool (if they have one!)

The Afa Card Reader Service service failed to start because "The system cannot find the path specified" -which could mean a number of things, such as a missing file, or a missing registry entry... reinstalling the drivers may help.

There seem to be a number of controller errors on DR0 - it may be worth checking the drive connections, and running Seatools or the manufacturer's test utility over the HD.
The only other point of note is problems with AVG - I would uninstall it and run the removers over the system (including also ones for any previously-installed AV). Install MSE as a temporary/permanent replacement until the system is stable at least.


That's really about it - it 's not as bad as I was expecting it to be.
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16 Aug 2014   #18
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Perhaps I missed something but a chksdsk with those switches /f /r came up nothing ??

Personally I would run this even if out of pure curiosity,
Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10

If I am out of line please someone say so.
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16 Aug 2014   #19
gregrocker

 

If I was stationary I'd google the error to study results.

Will try to get to it later tonight when I get home.
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18 Aug 2014   #20
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Perhaps I missed something but a chksdsk with those switches /f /r came up nothing ??

Personally I would run this even if out of pure curiosity,
Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10

If I am out of line please someone say so.
Not out of line at all
I did indeed run KRD and AVG Rescue, both came up clean. I will try the other suggestions real quick and see what gives. Thank you
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