Hi All, My computer (AthlonXP 2600,running windows XP home)has decided to go on a go slow. I have checked task manager and have only 1 application running. BUT when I look in Processes I discover that Explorer.exe is using a high % sometimes 98% and other times VSMON.exe is using over 50%, which drops down the % of explorer,But only leaves me 2-6% of CPU to run any other programmes.Can I delete these? If so how? or is there an easier solution/ Thanks in advance,If only for reading,Cheers, Flobby
Hi All, Again. Just checked and Vsmon is now using between 72% and 95% of my Processor and Explorer 0 and I am only using Mailwasher(To read Email) and PC Advisor(to look at answer to query) . I need Help? Cheers, Flobby
Restart you computer in safe mode (press F8 before the windows XP logo) and logon as administrator. If the proccessor usage is still high, there is a problem with windows. You will need to reinsall it. If the proccessor usage is normal (about 5% at idle for everything) then run a FULL system scan with Norton AntiVirus. If that turns up nothing then come back.
Hi ThisNameIsMine, Done the safe mode and everything was normal i.e. Explorer 2%. When restarted in normal mode problem came back. I have tried deleting every single thing I do not use a lot(or put on disc)and tried again but no success. I did try to delete a film I had downloaded from Kazaa ( I do not have Kazzaa on my system now )but it will not go. the error message reads that the file is being used by another programme or person,close down first.I cannot find it and I am the only user. I tried to open it myself and I get a Windows media error message ;'Wrong Format , unknown.' name of file is Xmen2.avi but obviously it is not. Any further help would be much appreciated. Cheers, Flobby