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

18 Aug 2014   #21
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
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.
I will give these a shot. It runs great when explorer is closed
I can even open up the 32bit IE without issue.
just wish I could figure out what's calling up the extra Explorer.exe to action.
If I temporarily rename exeplorer.exe you think is would give me a workable error? This only effected the 64bit IExplore.exe originally. When I renamed the IExplore.exe 64bit the error or rather issue then transferred to explorer.exe.


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18 Aug 2014   #22
gregrocker

 

If you reinstall I'd use 32 bit.

I was reminded of this when trying to clean up a 64 bit with 4gb RAM a few days back. The sluggishness reminded me of other 64 bit I've had on low resource PC's so I reinstalled 32 bit and it was faster.

That should also solve your 64 bit Explorer issue, although it will almost certainly go away anyway with a reinstall unless a program setting is replicated that spurs it.
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18 Aug 2014   #23
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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That's really about it - it 's not as bad as I was expecting it to be.
Oh ye of little faith

Just joking with ya Noel

I still have a few skills and wits about me

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18 Aug 2014   #24
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

<chuckle>
Even the older events weren't abounding in errors - although I only went back a week or so.

I know how difficult isolating this sort of problem can be - have you use resource manager to see what's eating Explorer/Iexplore? I wouldn't be surprised it the problem is a shortcut somewhere that's being launched in Explorer, that Explorer is trying then to hand off to Iexplore and failing now that you've killed 64-bit Iexplore.
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18 Aug 2014   #25
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
<chuckle>
Even the older events weren't abounding in errors - although I only went back a week or so.

I know how difficult isolating this sort of problem can be - have you use resource manager to see what's eating Explorer/Iexplore? I wouldn't be surprised it the problem is a shortcut somewhere that's being launched in Explorer, that Explorer is trying then to hand off to Iexplore and failing now that you've killed 64-bit Iexplore.
What resource manager do you use? I have tried a couple but they just don't show enough.
perhaps I am not looking at the windows built in resource meter correctly. I cannot tell what is calling Explorer to action.
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18 Aug 2014   #26
gregrocker

 

Try Step 12 of Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7. Feedback appreciated.
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18 Aug 2014   #27
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try Step 12 of Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7. Feedback appreciated.
Will take a little getting used to but I like it. I just have to figure out how to tell which is which.

I may have solved the error on repair install. I googled and yahooed and binged for hours yesterday and this morning I ran into this. The fix didn't help but down in the comments was a bit about c: not being active.

I checked and low and behold C:Acer was not active which is indeed where the OS is installed. We have rebooted once and are at the "Expanding Windows files 18%" Stage 3 so far so good. we will see if this fixes the issue or not here in a few. Will let you know.

**update**
We are now at the "Transfering files" stage 5 so the "Active" setting was the key in repair installation error.
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18 Aug 2014   #28
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ok the In place upgrade fixed the issue. No more running away on the memory and system seems stable. Hundreds of updates and reinstall MSSE and all will be good I think. Thank you all for your help.
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18 Aug 2014   #29
NoelDP

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You're welcome - and good luck with the updates!
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18 Aug 2014   #30
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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You're welcome - and good luck with the updates!

Thanks and I am sure they will be fine now that MS has pulled the August patches
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