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Windows 7: High CPU usage and corrupt files from sfc /scannow

30 Oct 2013   #1
JP23

Windows 8 Pro - 32 bit
 
 
High CPU usage and corrupt files from sfc /scannow

Windows 8


Newbie here. I've been having trouble running a program called Plex (becomes unresponsive after some time but does not crash) and after a week of troubleshooting, I was able to verify that it was Windows causing the issue. I noticed that when I opened task manager, "Host Process for Windows Tasks" would be pushing the CPU to over 50%. A user on another forum told me to check the event log. There were errors with "svchost" and an item that had "tasks" at the beginning. I also ran sfc /scannow - "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them". I've uploaded the CBS.log because I'm not familiar with the terminology. Could somebody please help me?


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01 Nov 2013   #2
JP23

Windows 8 Pro - 32 bit
 
 

Bump?
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01 Nov 2013   #3
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Hello JP23 .. use the tutorial to replace the files not fixed. : SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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01 Nov 2013   #4
JP23

Windows 8 Pro - 32 bit
 
 

I've already ran sfc /scannow. I attached the results to the first post as CBS.log. That's what I'm having trouble with is figuring out what's causing the corrupt files.
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01 Nov 2013   #5
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Bottom of that Tutorial is this : Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD
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01 Nov 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

How many times did you run sfc /scannow and did you reboot after each??
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01 Nov 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

You state in post #1 that you install a program called Plex and you are having problems sense. Then you state you discovered it's a Windows 7 problem.
How about it's a Plex problem and removing that program and then doing a sfc /scannow as per instruction given in post #3 by Yard Dog.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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04 Nov 2013   #8
JP23

Windows 8 Pro - 32 bit
 
 

@Yard Dog: I don't have the installation DVD anymore

@Layback Bear: I ran the SFC /SCANNOW 3 times and restart after each time and I also ran it when Plex was not installed.
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05 Nov 2013   #9
Yard Dog

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Check out this Tutorial pls. : Repair Install
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05 Nov 2013   #10
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
Bottom of that Tutorial is this : Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD



The tutorial above has a link to download a W7 ISO to make a installation DVD.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JP23 View Post
@Yard Dog: I don't have the installation DVD anymore
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The tutorial below has a link to download a W7 ISO to make a installation DVD.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yard Dog View Post
Check out this Tutorial pls. : Repair Install

:-)
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