High CPU when downloading?
Posted on 2006-06-12
Only recently, my computer has started to have a high a CPU usage whenever I am downloading stuff, be it from IE or from copying files across my network. By having high CPU usage, the music I am playing while downloading from winamp or windows media player would skip, keyboard input would lag and skip too. All this only happens when I am downloading, I am still able to play games, or run several program at the same time without lagging. When I download though my "Explorer.exe" is at 99%...
I have downloaded Proccess Explorer and the thread that is utilizing all the cpu is "Shlwapi.dll". I have looked it up and it isn't showing as spyware...I see 3 or 4 of them...but only one of them is spiking my CPU when I download or copy things across my network. I have looked for hours and hour on the internet and have tried many things. One is deleting my pagefile cause it seems the Kernel is using all of the CPU. This did not work...I have tried disabling certain registry keys I have found that have helped others with similair spiking issues. I just haven't found anyone that has my exact probelm that has been solved. Could this be my hardware going out or a simple fix I can do?