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Windows 7: OOPS - complex possible failure

24 May 2017   #1
billm5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
OOPS - complex possible failure

Came back here today planning to research disk space consumption and clean up any unnecessary stuff. prior to using Disk Cleanup. Machine has been stable for almost a year.

Got sidetracked. Found a thread that led me to run SFC/SCANNOW ... which seems to be consuming considerable resources. This is the ONLY machine I have access to; the only other thing I've done today is occasionally run Resource Monitor to see overall activity.

So far all I notice is a LOT of "pending renames" (in winsxs/Temp)

but the machine's using significant CPU (15-25%). all in:
explorer.exe /factory,{ceff45ee-c862-41de-aee2-a022c81eda92} -Embedding

(hand-typed and visually verified)

Have I hosed myself? Seems my only choice right now is to logoff here and hope things are OK... since I have no alternative access to this forum.


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24 May 2017   #2
billm5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Looks like I'm OK; successfully rebooted, all activity levels look normal.

Should I do anything about those "pending renames" or will they automagically flush themselves out?

They're all in c:\Windows\winsxs\Temp\PendingRenames ... all showing last-modified today; 1682 files totaling 35MB

I'm rather stunned at the size of winsxs itself... 78,184 files totalling 16.8GB; is that normal? (The vast majority are in winsxs\amd64_... probably related to having an an amd64 CPU)

(Thank God for a *stable* O/S!! )

Will follow-up with a question about what I should "clean up" manually before running Disk Cleanup. I recall that Disk Cleanup was kind-of a blunt object that should be used with caution rather than brute force.
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24 May 2017   #3
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billm5 View Post
The machine's using significant CPU (15-25%). all in:
explorer.exe /factory,{ceff45ee-c862-41de-aee2-a022c81eda92} -Embedding
That is something to do with Folder Options if set like this:
OOPS - complex possible failure-folder-options.jpg
Machine does use a little more memory if that option is set.

Recent log from my machine:

Code:
05/24/2017 00:04:02
Process: [1112] C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Username/Domain: Chris/PC
CommandLine: C:\Windows\explorer.exe /factory,{ceff45ee-c862-41de-aee2-a022c81eda92} -Embedding
MD5 Hash: 38AE1B3C38FAEF56FE4907922F0385BA
Bitness: 64-bit
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Description: Windows Explorer
Version: 6.1.7601.23537
Integrity Level: High
System Process: False
Protected Process: False
Parent: [752] C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
Parent CommandLine: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch


[Process Creation]

05/24/2017 00:04:14
Process: [2956] C:\Portable Apps\PaleMoon\Palemoon-Portable.exe
Username/Domain: Chris/PC
CommandLine: "C:\Portable Apps\PaleMoon\Palemoon-Portable.exe" 
MD5 Hash: 6159671D1D97140C7BDFD78F0C8554FD
Bitness: 32-bit
Integrity Level: High
Signer: Markus Straver
System Process: False
Protected Process: False
Parent: [1112] C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Parent CommandLine: C:\Windows\explorer.exe /factory,{ceff45ee-c862-41de-aee2-a022c81eda92} -Embedding


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24 May 2017   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

As for pending renames - I'd suggest leaving them alone and see if they get taken care of by trustedinstaller scavenge. Check the folder after a few more days have passed.

C:\Windows\winsxs\Temp\PendingRenames

Those pending remames are a bit of a mystery to me but can occur after SFC scan.
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24 May 2017   #5
billm5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks! After the recent, long problem-free period, I'll start tracking this forum more regularly again!
(And I think I do have "Launch folder windows in a separate process" set ... out of an abundance of caution when multiple functions start sharing one process' address space.)
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