Steve & Steven,
Thanks for your quick responses!
I have some new information on this.
I have learned that something in the left hand pane labled "Folders" is
affecting the CPU load. I wish I could attach a screenshot. LOL I'll try to
describe it as acurately as I can
I start windows explorer using the windows key + E.
This gives me an explorer view with a narrow left side and a wider right side.
Orignally, I posted that the size of the window correlated to the CPU load.
This is false. It actually jumps to 50% CPU load as soon as I reveal the
bottom part of the "folder" pane. (left hand side narrow column). I have two
mapped network drives & two saved website links . Under that is "network,
control panel, & Recycle bin"
If my explorer window is positioned so that I can only see down to the
mapped drives, everything is ok, But when I reveal the first saved website
link (the CPU jumps to 50%).
I hope that is clear
You are right about the nvidia drivers, but I suspect this might be
> Is there a place where I can manually submit a possible bug or issue with
> windows explorer? (windowsvista 64bit ultimate edition)
> I just noticed that my windows explorer is using 50% of my CPU (love the
> dashboard widgets!). What seems odd to me, is that if I drag the window size
> smaller, the CPU load goes down accordingly. Full screen = 50% CPU load.
> 1/4 screen = 00% (which is where my system idles) Browsing files has little
> or no impact, its the size of the window that is affecting the CPU load. I
> have not yet noticed any other programs doing this. IE7 and other programs
> seem fine
> My experience index is 5.2
> Processor: Intel 2.67 Quadcore extreme
> 2046 MB ram
> dual nvidia 8800gtx video cards
> Thanks for your input!