Windows 10: explorer.exe loading cpu while its not doing anything

Discus and support explorer.exe loading cpu while its not doing anything in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I had this problem 2 times in the past and only thing i know how to fix this is only reinstall Windows. If i will try to end it, task bar will... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by унечтожитель., May 11, 2021.

  1. explorer.exe loading cpu while its not doing anything


    I had this problem 2 times in the past and only thing i know how to fix this is only reinstall Windows. If i will try to end it, task bar will disappear, but process is still shown. When I try to end it second time from Details tab, I will get "Access is denied." error:Is this some kind of virus or what?

    :)
     
    унечтожитель., May 11, 2021
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  2. SerhiyIA Win User

    'System and compressed memory' on ASUS G75VY notebook load CPU always on 16%

    thank you for your reply!

    here what I did:

    1. disabled non-microsoft services, disabled all applications in startup list

    result: after restart "system and compressed memory" still gain 17% CPU

    2. ran PC into safe mode ( just to see what happens )

    result: CPU load is 0% for "system and compressed memory"

    3. ran PC in normal mode

    result: CPU load is 0% for "system and compressed memory"

    as we can see from step 1, the problem probably is not in applications ?

    what would you suggest in this case ?

    looking forward for your answer
     
    SerhiyIA, May 11, 2021
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  3. dalchina Win User
    File Explorer, very slow to load .exe files

    Hi, well, I'd suggest the first entry - svchost.exe: Local system...... Look at the disk activity.

    From what you've said, I understand (I think)
    a. In Safe Mode launching an installation- fast response.
    b. Normal boot, exe on desktop - fast
    c. All else slow.
    So I think that also means it's slow in explorer after a clean boot.

    Please correct this if that's wrong.

    In particular please confirm you have tried a clean boot and the result.

    This is not a process I've seen... but there are plenty of reports (search for
    service host: local system

    and see e.g.
    Solved High CPU usage - Windows 10 Forums

    So that's what you need to diagnose.
     
    dalchina, May 11, 2021
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  4. prattden Win User

    explorer.exe loading cpu while its not doing anything

    How do i stop File Explorer from loading and crashing over and over??

    Holy moly! This solution seems to have worked! Two days now without File Explorer driving me insane with it's constant cycling of loading and crashing, loading and crashing. Hoping this is a permanent solution.

    Thanks much for your help.

    Two days later and the problem has returned. File Explorer loading on its own and crashing, though not constantly the way it was before.
     
    prattden, May 11, 2021
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