[QUOTE=mlbuie;2201922]Vista Ultimate 64 bit here. Quad Core 2.4 GHz, 8GB ram (I do video and graphics editing and multitrack hard-disk recording … plus play a couple games )
All 4 processors, 0% utlization. (I had turned indexing off)
Open Explorer window … spike, then back near zero.
Open a folder … just about any folder:
At least two of my processors moved to 40, 50, 60, 70, then 80% utilization.
(average overall CPU, 40% to 50%)
Click in a specific folder, sometimes it would stop. It seemed to be most prevalent when I rolled up a set of subfolders or hovered over one about to open it.
[B]This worked for me, 100% verifiable.[/B]
I’d searched all over … registry entries, avi file searches, etc, to no avail.
Used this [B]Procmon.exe[/B]. Sure there were lots of processes. But, suddenly it escalated 10 or 20-fold. At least two of my processors moved to 40, 50, 60, 70, then 80% utilization. I scrolled to bottom (latest entries) and scanned thru list to see that over an over three files continually coming up as not found.
In this folder:
I had three shortcuts in there:
I’m not sure how I inadvertently created these Network shortcuts … and I haven’t researched how this folder is legitimately used or what I may have done wrong there. All I know is this:
[B]Take these shortcuts out, CPU utilization goes to zero[/B] (or 1% to 2% with indexing on)
[B]Put them back in, problem recurs[/B] (this is repeatable behavior)
I hope my post helps someone. :D[/QUOTE]
Vista Ultimate 64x E8500 @ 3.16Ghz 8GB RAM 2x1TB, 1x640GB & 1x500GB HDD’s
I had the exact same problem, I was opening windows explorer and the cpu would go up to 60%, By sheer accident i closed the expanded Computer list in the navigation pane and the cpu went back to 0%, i didnt know what the hell was going on but it worked. I just read you post mlbuie and noticed that those links from
are shown in the navigation pane when computer is expanded. i got rid of them and it works at 0% even with computer expanded in the navigation pane. lol WTF. it must be trying to connect to the links server or sumthing as if it were another drive.