Windows 10: Windows Explorer using upwards of 50% CPU

Discus and support Windows Explorer using upwards of 50% CPU in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; On the latest update of windows 10, windows explorer is using upwards of 50% of my cpu consistently. Deleting temp files did nothing.I have no clue... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Anuj Choudhari, Nov 24, 2022 at 9:52 PM.

  1. Windows Explorer using upwards of 50% CPU


    On the latest update of windows 10, windows explorer is using upwards of 50% of my cpu consistently. Deleting temp files did nothing.I have no clue what is going on, so any help is appreciated.System Specs:i7-479016gb ram1tb hddnvidia quadro k2000 2gbchassis is an optiplex 7020 sff

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    Anuj Choudhari, Nov 24, 2022 at 9:52 PM
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  2. barence Win User

    Problem: Explorer 50% cpu usage


    Every day, at intermittent times unrelated to anything I do [it happens when I'm doing nothing], Explorer starts running with each core at about 50% cpu usage, and does not stop. Temperatures and fan speeds rise, fans become very noisy.

    Speedfan indicates core temps rise to ~ 70 degrees C, "Temp1" rises to 75 - 80 degrees, fan 1 speed ~ 4000rpm,
    fan 2 speed ~ 2500 rpm.

    I have just installed Windows 10 so it seems it could not be caused by a virus/malware.

    In windows 7 forums some users found the problem was caused by a corrupted file:

    Explorer.exe 50% CPU usage - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Since my problem is intermittent is it unlikely to be caused by a corrupted file?

    I can't use the solution suggested in the W7 forums because when I kill explorer I lose my desktop.

    I ran diskcheck on both my hard drives and it reported no errors found.

    Any suggestions would be welcomed.

    Can someone please explain why a corrupted file would cause explorer to run at 50% cpu usage?
     
  3. Rose Ter Win User
    wsappx is using 50% of the CPU

    Hi,

    Wsappx is a Windows Store program that is trawling your computer for all installed apps and telling Microsoft what programs you have, what versions etc. If it’s using more than 50% of your CPU and causes trouble on your
    device, we would recommend that you disable it. You may follow these steps:

    • Go to Control Panel.
    • Look for Administrative Tools.
    • Select Computer Management then Services, you will see this entry:

      Windows Store Service (WSService) "Provides infrastructure..." [Status is blank] "Manual (Trigger Start)" "Local System"
    • Now you may disable it.

    Feel free to contact us if you have further inquiries.
     
  4. Windows Explorer using upwards of 50% CPU

    Windows Explorer Replacement?

    are you running IE7? if not that wouold be my first suggestion,upgrade to ie7 that can fix some stability issues with windows explorer
     
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